CES 2016 at Las Vegas introduced tons of new tech startups and gadgets that range from drones, hover boards, wearables, etc. We have seen some of the best innovation; and this year more drones popped up in International CES.
Drones once were considered as mindless machine or flying kill bots, now it’s all about fun and excitement. Manufacturers of drones are pushing hard to stand out in fast growing markets, this year in CES we found some spectacular drones of DJI, Parrot and Lily. They all are unique in their own ways.
In this article, we are covering the one which made that big difference – Parrot Disco. Most of the drones have a flight time of 5 to 10 minutes, some offer 20 minutes. For a drone enthusiast this is significantly low. Parrot Disco uncovered a unique drone that can fly for 45 minutes that too with a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour on a single charge. Swiss company just nailed the show with this latest entry.
The estimates of Consumer Technology Association suggests this year about 2.9 million drones are expected to sell. And it is expected that in few years, civilians will turn out to be the multibillion market for drone sales.
Parrot Disco – First ready-to-fly wing-shaped drone
Parrot Disco is very unlike other quadcopters, it’s more or like a plane with flying wings. Disco can fly by itself or follow instructions which you set using an app. The autopilot feature helps in taking off and to land by itself.
The best part of Disco is, you don’t require any extra bit of training to fly Disco to air, because with the help of Parrot Sky Controller you can view what Disco is seeing on your tablet. So by that way it’s easy to handle.
— The FAA (@FAANews) January 3, 2016
The wireless range set by manufacturers is 2 kilometers. And Parrot Disco is smart enough to return to home in case if it go out of range. This is possible because of built-in navigation.
Not just safer drones, but safer pilots as well
In order to pilot the drone, you just have to control the direction in which it flies. Auto assist, ultra sound sensor and camera that stays in bottom helps to keep the aircraft stable. In case if Disco is going too fast then the sensor in the nose keeps track of it to slow down the aircraft.
Parrot Disco comes with its own processor and camera. The nose camera allows to take 14 megapixel images and records high definition videos. Disco also allows to stream the videos in another device. You will feel like you are flying in air, if you view the screen using 3D glasses.
Parrot have inherited the 3-axis digital stabilization of the Parrot Bebop drone camera. That actually allows soft and safe landings, which gives the drone hobbyists a renewed experience.
It looks big but weighs only 1.5 pounds. The big wings helps in increasing the flying time up to 45 minutes.
Parrot Disco will make its debut in 2016 itself, but there is no confirmation on its price yet.
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Parrot Disco have certainly grown big with this newest entry. Drone enthusiasts who complains battery life sucks have something to cheer about finally.
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