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Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Accessories

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Accessories

It’s safe to say that you’re going to crash your AR Parrot a few times. You may chip a piece off your propeller, scuff up your gears, or snap the central cross along the way, but don’t worry! You don’t have to buy a brand new drone and it doesn’t take an expert to fix it. Check out our step by step instructions on fixing the central cross, propellers, gears, and motors.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Tool Kit

parrot ar drone 2.0For any of the three damages listed above you’re going to need an AR Parrot 2.0 tool kit. It includes a screwdriver with interchangeable heads (Phillips and Torx) and a special circlip tool. The screwdriver will allow you open up the drone to fix internal damages as well as change out the motors. The circlip tool is used to replace propellers and gears.

Propellers

41bk4ykaPuL._AA160_This is the easiest spare part to replace and one of the cheapest too. All you need is a circlip tool and 5 min of free time. They come available in several different colors such as white, orange, blue, and black. We recommend buying 2 different colors for the front two motors and the back two so you can tell which way the Parrot is facing in air.

Gear Kit

41CD5fxKu0L._SP160,160,0,T_The kit includes 4 gears, 4 shafts, and 8 cir clips. Just like the propellers, these pieces are extremely easy to replace and you will need a circlip tool to do so.

 
 
 

Central Cross

41NUDwdvyrL._AA160_The central cross is a very vulnerable piece. Anytime the Parrot crashes, the legs take most of the impact. Depending on how forceful the crash is, you may end up snapping it. Rather than replacing the entire drone, you can just change it out for a new one.

 

There are some accessories that aren’t necessary to keep the Parrot flying, but we think they are just as important. You need to utilize the drones potential! Consider purchasing an extra battery, carrying case, and flight recorder.

Extra Battery

41wSko2HyxL._SP160,160,0,T_The AR Parrot 2.0 has an extremely low flight time of about 12 min. Why is it so low? We have no idea, but we do know that it can easily be fixed! Get yourself an extra battery like we did. The price ranges from $20 – $60 depending on how much power you want.

 

Carrying Case

51ZOyL5FoYL._SP160,160,0,T_We highly recommend purchasing a carrying case for the Parrot. You spent $300 on this piece of technology. That’s the same price as a smart phone! Why would you risk breaking it? Since we’ve owned our parrot it’s been on a cross-country trip, and we’ve flown it in over 20 different locations. A carrying case is essential for us.

Flight Recorder

41O4FSm-21L._AA160_The flight recorder is a must have! It improves features and records more than 350 flight settings using a 4Gb flash memory. This add-on will improve flight stability with better flight behavior. You can now view your geolocation on a map from your smart phone or tablet.

The new control mode, Click & Go, allows you to select a destination on a map, set an altitude and cruising speed, and then send it to that location. You can even create your flight plans before you start flying!

One of the coolest features is Return Home. The Parrot will automatically return to the take-off point with the press of a button. This helps if you’re having trouble steering it back or you’re just feeling lazy.

After you’re done flying you can review the flights modeled in 3D through the Academy replay.

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