Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil – The Flying Boat

The Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil is one of the best drones with a fishing twist. Unlike other drones that fly, this drone is more of a boat than a quadcopter. While majority of Parrot’s famous quadcopters have had a great impact on air and land drone sectors, the Minidrone Hydrofoil only operates on water. The minidrone has a hydrofoil body that comes with a detachable aerial drone. The aerial drone is mounted on the deck of the main hydrofoil body with a hinged mount. When the aerial drone is started, instead of flying up, it pivots itself into a perpendicular position thereby putting the whole drone into motion in the form of a miniature fan boat.

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil Flight Software

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil Flight Software

Just like other drones, the Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil comes with an inbuilt flight control system for collecting data while the drone is in motion. The type of data collected by this system includes user command inputs, motor speed data, and GPS location while on sea or lake or on any other fishing water body. The flight control system uses automatic sensors to collect data at a specific time and analyze the data to cause the desired change in the flight of the drone according to user command inputs. When the hydrofoil is sailing on water, it uses the GPS navigation system to record locations, especially when looking for fishing spots.

Controlling the Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil on water can be quite challenging especially in identifying location coordinates. As such, it is important to use a GPS-aided mode when operating the minidrone for purposes of accuracy and stability of the minidrone when out in the water.

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil Features

Parrot comes with a more sophisticated set of features that include an autopilot and 4GB memory. A combination of these two features enables the hydrofoil to sail deep into the waters while collecting as much data as possible. The hydrofoil can record videos in an integrated flash memory while out in the water or stream live videos to the users Smartphone or other supported smart device. Parrot also comes with two adjustable intensity LED screens controllable from the user’s mobile device. The LED screens make it possible to use the hydrofoil at all times even at night.

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil Features

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil comes with an exceptionally powerful flight system that allows the hydrofoil to sail at speeds of between 4-5 knots (10km/h). What is more unique about this drone is that it is fitted with an anti-collision sensor that makes it possible to avoid hitting an object on its path.

Pros of the Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil:

  • Usable during the day and night,
  • High-end features,
  • Streams videos with high clarity and picture quality,

Cons:

  • Rigid design that may require an update in the future.

Parrot can be remotely controlled using Bluetooth as it is compatible with most Android and iOS applications. In addition to this, it has an excellent battery life that lasts up to 20 minutes while recording/streaming videos and is fully rechargeable in 25 minutes.

Where to buy The Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil

Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil £119.99 Link

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