For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Parrot to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Bebop 2 drone with a Skycontroller as part of Parrot's "It's Flying Season" event where the company is discounting its entire line of drones by $30 to $100.
During the promotion, all Minidrones are available for $30 off, the Bebop 2, Bepop, and AR Drone 2.0 are available for $50 off, and the Bebop 2 Skycontroller Black Edition is available for $100 off. Parrot's discounts are active from May 6 to July 4.
The Bebop 2, priced at $500 during the sale, is Parrot's newest drone, launched in December of 2015. It's lightweight and compact at 500 grams, and according to Parrot, it's been built with the "latest generation" of sensors and technologies to reach 25 minutes of flying time with a 2700 mAh battery. Its four three-blade propellers are designed to offer optimal maneuverability and it's able to reach speeds of 37 mph horizontally and 13 mph vertically.
A dual-core processor powers the Bebop 2, and a stabilization camera takes a photo every 16 milliseconds to determine speed. An ultrasound sensor analyzes flight altitude up to 16 feet, and a pressure sensor measures altitude beyond that. Positioning is controlled through an accelerometer and a 3-axis magnetometer, and a GPS chipset geo-localizes the drone and helps measure speed.
Parrot's Bebop 2 is piloted over Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet and can be used with an optional RC-style Skycontroller. The Skycontroller allows the Bebop 2 to be controlled from further away (up to 6,561 feet) through two joysticks and customizable buttons for an intuitive flight experience. The accompanying app allows the Bebop 2 to be flown right out of the box, with or without the Skycontroller. Tilting a smartphone left, right, forward, or backward controls the Bebop 2 and an automatic landing button brings it back down when the flight is over.
A 14-megapixel fisheye camera built into a 3-axis framework is included in the Bebop 2 to take wide angle (180 degree) HD photos and videos of the areas where it's flying. The Bebop 2 is built from a flexible glass fiber-reinforced ABS chassis and it has shockproof feet for landings.
We have a Bebop 2 Skycontroller drone to give away to a lucky MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.
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