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Introducing Parrot Skycontroller

Skycontroller: fly further, higher

To benefit from a more powerful Wi-Fi connection, Parrot will offer the Skycontroller as an option for Bebop Drone.

Equipped with an amplified Wi-Fi radio and with 4 antennas, the Parrot Skycontroller extend the Wi-FI range. It’s a device, with a very specific Wi-Fi architecture, designed for the Bebop to maximize its reach. It is not compatible with AR.Drones.
The piloting smartphone or tablet is fixed on a shelf that is compatible with the vast majority of the tablets available in the market.
The pilot takes the helm of the drone via 2 joysticks.

skycontroller-sf-press-conference

Achieve Icarus’ dream !

For extreme sensations, it is possible to connect FPV (First Person View) glasses to the Parrot Skycontroller with the HDMI plug. Then, leaning the head will position the camera of the Bebop Drone!
Parrot Skycontroller + Oculus

skycontroller-packshot

Parrot Skycontroller technical data:

− Android 4.2
− Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n up to 36dBm
− Antennas directives range
− Wi-Fi MIMO 2.4 and 5GHz
− Second chipset Wi-Fi to connect to a tablet
− GPS
− USB, HDMI extensions
− Sun-visor included
− Weight: 450g

  • robin oorschot

    is it avaliable with the AR Drone 2.0 Power edition?

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Skycontroller is not compatible with AR.Drone 2.0.

  • Vladimir Savin

    wow!!! how soon we can get it?

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Hi, Skycontroller is available now! Check it out: http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/skycontroller/

      • Jack Callahan

        When will we be able to buy JUST the sky controller? I have a bebop and want to now purchase the SC.

        • http://www.ColumbiaWaterGardens.com Carl Petite

          Parrot….. Please respond….. I bought the Bebop and love it, and now want to buy the Skycontroller, and can’t find it anywhere stand alone. Please email me at drones@columbiawatergardens.com

      • Paul Jackson

        dito to below, when can you buy on its own.

  • Adam Hegedus

    my question is, is it compatible with the ar.drone?

    • Dominic Morris

      No, it is not. Just look through the other comments. Parrot themselves have replied.

  • Tony Antoun

    hey parrot please answer is the skycontroller compatible with the ar drone 2.0 ?

    • dj19

      yeah, I need to know that too.

    • liloso

      the skycontroller hav wi-fi so i thing it can

    • http://adityamehrotra10.wix.com/phoenixcenterice Phoenix Defender

      Logically speaking the Parrot Sky Controller should connect to the AR Drone 2.0 because they all run off of a wifi system. The Sky Controller is essentially a range extender with control gimbals. Since both the Bebop Drone and the AR Drone 2.0 run off of wifi there should be no problem connecting the AR Drone to the controller. But there could be other problems, such as the Sky Controller not being compatible with the AR Drone version of free flight or the AR Drone not being compatible with the new version of free flight for the controller and Bebop. Also, With the sky controller i do not think it will be possible to do flips as the Sky Controller is designed for Bebop. It think, thought because they both run on wifi, That the AR Drone will be compatible with the Sky Controller and we can have longer flights and better video.

    • Craig Pinks

      I think Just the ones that run on ar flight 3 from the ap store

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Hi, the Skycontroller xas designed specifically for the Bebop. It’s not compatible with AR.Drone.

      • handell

        well is it compatible with any other version or versions to come?

  • http://markslawler.wordpress.com/ Mark Lawler

    Please don’t make this iPhone / iPad only. I already purchased an NVidia Shield to control my AR Drone 2.0.

    • Gh0stxSinghx

      This nvidia shield Will with FPV glasse?

  • XxBLTxX

    Will the Bebop be compatible with the Oculus DK2?

  • serkan

    is ti compatible with the ar drone 2.0 ?

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Skycontroller is not compatible with AR.Drone 2.0.

  • jbienz

    What about stereo vision? I only see one camera so I assume this is not possible? This seems to be the biggest gap between this and the community work being done on the DJI platform.

    • Marc Stinebaugh

      Definitely needs 3d

    • http://www.headsub.com Marvin Droogsma

      The Oculus images seem to have 3D in them. Probably faked in software, not sure if convincing enough in reality.

    • Craig Pinks

      There two camera one vertical one horizontal

  • aaron

    How much is it

  • konor

    AMIMON is HERE!

  • Robert Chapman

    Nice concept but, I have an ASUS SMART PAD running Window 8.1 OS. If this can run on my pad I am a buyer, if not then I will be forced to go with a different product all togethe – i try to stay away from companies who are solely proprietary in the their outlook on the future – open source compatibility is the only way to fly.Case in point: I own a NOOK and not Kindle, because with the NOOK I can read everything and the KINDLE I am locked in with Amazon only, I can only read on platforms they allow – NOT GOOD..

  • Rod Gregg

    Someone at Parrot should be looking at this blog and answering questions… HELLO?

    • jalyst

      Echo, echo, echo, echo… ;-P

  • Xukanik

    From what it looks like, it is compatible with Any Tablet/Phone/Device that works with the Parrot software. It just has a WIFI Hotspot like the Parrot that your Device hocks up to the Hotspot and so does the Drone.
    “− Second chipset Wi-Fi to connect to a tablet”
    They do show it working with the Bebop Drone but since the “SkyController” Specs are the same as a 2 year old high end phone. I would not see why it could not work with the 2.0 or even 1.0.
    Heck I do not even see a reason why it would require a tablet in the first place.

  • thijs quispel

    hello parrot i dont know if you can tell evreyone the price?
    but if you can, please tell it.

  • Peter Ellis

    i have the drone 2.0 and got it a year ago and only flew it indoors only become i couldn’t see the screen on my phone out side so if i get this controller il be more confident flying out side. can you tell me when and where can i buy it

  • Ralph

    Good question can i use this fantastic stuff also for ar drone 2.0????

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Sorry, Skycontroller is not compatible with AR.Drone 2.0.

  • Marc Stinebaugh

    This definitely needs 3D display capability, at some point, and haptic feedback in both the controller and anything on your head (Send signal over the HDMI cable).

  • James Tee

    I would consider this only if it was Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 compatible.

  • Connor Maynard-Nash

    The skycontroller should be compatible with all upcoming and future parrot products, id love to get this the bebop and the sumo and use the skycontroller for both!!!

  • Ed Magrill

    Estimated price in the US?

  • Eric Anderson

    When can we buy this?

  • Clive Long

    Oh my god, I’ve wet my pants. Please tell us when and how much. Also as the others are asking will it work with the drone 2. Thanks

  • http://1tf.me/ Felix

    oh my god

  • maulik sanghrajka

    I would like to go for it if it would have a full windows phone / surface compatiblity

  • antonin

    oui

  • 2easy

    it looks like an I pad strapped to his forehead.

  • john m.

    Can you record video?

  • john m.

    Proving that Apple ecosystem has the best, most scalable, robust and secure platform. Unfortunately, building products for Android is extremely expensive and challenging for any company like Parrot due to massive device fragmentation, huge security holes due to open platform.

    • narg

      That’s why I’m starting to like the Windows 8 ecosystem. More scalable than Apple and also just as secure (in the RT side) plus easier to develop on than Apple.

    • Parrot Dev.

      Cock

  • rodrigo rocha

    the AR drones world needs it !

  • Andy Carswell

    Can I buy this at Walmart anytime soon

  • matthias

    Price

  • martin calame

    Bon, j’ai les informations sur les prix, c’est malheureusement pas donné, je prévoyais 100€ de moins.

    Le bebop drone seul est à 499,90€ et monte à 799,90€ pour la version skycontroler.

    Pour plein de raisons différentes, je le prendrai quand même, j’ai toutefois peur que le prix en rebute quelques uns.

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/39800/dvtss/Parrot-Bebop-Drone-nelikopteri-Skycontroller-ohjain#product-links

  • martin calame

    Bon, j’ai les informations sur les prix, c’est malheureusement pas donné, je prévoyais 100€ de moins.

    Le bebop drone seul est à 499,90€ et monte à 799,90€ pour la version skycontroler.

    Pour plein de raisons différentes, je le prendrai quand même, j’ai toutefois peur que le prix en rebute quelques uns.

    http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/39800/dvtss/Parrot-Bebop-Drone-nelikopteri-Skycontroller-ohjain#product-links

  • Rodney Huffman Sr

    I like to see this sweetheart, change the way we see it as a tool to help man kind. Where does the price start and how many models are on the books?

  • Rodney Huffman Sr

    Can a person ware eye glasses?

  • Payton

    Will the sky controller be compatible with the oculus rift dk2 without the positional tracking equipment please answer.

  • Payton

    Will the sky controller be compatible with the oculus rift dk2 without the positional tracking equipment please answer.

  • Payton

    Will the sky controller be compatible with the oculus rift dk2 without the positional tracking equipment please answer.

  • Payton

    Will the sky controller be compatable with the oclulus rift dk2 please answer.

  • Luis R. Schalch

    is the skycontroller compatible with the GEAR VR by samsung???

  • Lap Olice

    there it’s some kind of skycontroller for Parrot Jumping Sumo??? i need more wifi range…

  • paul dempsey

    if these gadgets are so great why is the stock tanking?

  • favau

    pourra ton s en servir pour piloter le drone ar 2

  • Jason Martell

    sorry no

  • Marc Wilson

    can you use a smart phone

  • Connor Maynard-Nash

    Is this compatible with other devices such as minidrones?

  • Paulo Pires

    When is avaiable to Portugal ? And the price

  • Honz Elliott

    Wanted to know if Skycontroller will be released for the Holidays 2014 or to expect delivery for 2015. When can we anticipate pre-orders?

  • therealDW

    My fingers are crossed that this thing will be compatible with the Oculus Rift DK2 (Which I have), Android tablets (Which I have) and the Jumping Sumo (Which I plan on buying in the near future).

    I can only imagine how cool it would be to have the level of control the actual remote would offer, and the cool-factor of seeing in first person as your little racer shoots around your house/neighborhood.

  • Jean-Daniel Belcourt

    Will it be compatible with Samsung gear VR?

  • ExtremeChris

    am looking for this piece…and trying to work how to incorporate the features into the Drone 2. Hopeful the battery should be well….equipped, else 20-30 mins flight time, is not sufficient enough.

  • ExtremeChris

    having self sustaining….”solar panel”…should be able to allow us longer ride time. =) Battery is always the source of all hobbies.

  • Massimo Gajo

    Hi, I have just a question: is it possible to buy the Skycontrolleor aftermarket, I mean, separately from the Bebop?

    Tks.

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Hi, more information about that will come soon. ;) Stay tuned!

      • Jeroen Bults

        À lot of us want to know and……. Buy… So tell us…

  • Christopher Hibbert

    Parrot question for you can it be controled by android devices

  • Piotr

    Hi. Are you plan to implement auto-follow mode ?

  • Craig Pinks

    It only says android so does that mean I can’t use my iPad with it? Please help been looking everywhere for the answer

  • Oscar Alvarez

    Sirve en ciudades altitud 2160tmts como manizales?

  • Jake Schmitt

    Hello Parrot,

    Will the Sky Controller be able to be bought separately? Also, how much will it cost?

  • Pascal

    hey everyone, i asked this already somewhere else but i am an impatient guy. does someone know when the Parrot Bebop will be available in germany?

  • ed yoder

    I got the parrot drone without sky controller. Can I but controller separately, or do I need to purchase them together as a package?

  • Michael Morgan-Davies

    hi parrot is it possible to by the skycontroller separately to the drone?

  • damien GERDES

    damien GERDES • a minute ago
    J’habite à côté de Strasbourg et toujours pas l’ombre d’un bebop bleu avec sky… Nous sommes le 6 janvier, c’est lamentable pour une boîte française….qui livre d’autres pays en priorité.
    Introuvable à la Fnac : “vous pouvez le commander, mais Parrot ne communique pas sur les délais, ça peut mettre plusieurs semaines”, introuvable chez Boulanger et chez Darty qui n’en ont même pas vu l’emballage.
    Alors c’est bien joli d’en parler à tout le monde depuis mai si on arrive même pas à le livrer pour Noël !
    Pffff………

  • damien GERDES

    damien GERDES • a minute ago
    J’habite à côté de Strasbourg et toujours pas l’ombre d’un bebop bleu avec sky… Nous sommes le 6 janvier, c’est lamentable pour une boîte française….qui livre d’autres pays en priorité.
    Introuvable à la Fnac : “vous pouvez le commander, mais Parrot ne communique pas sur les délais, ça peut mettre plusieurs semaines”, introuvable chez Boulanger et chez Darty qui n’en ont même pas vu l’emballage…
    Alors c’est bien joli d’en parler à tout le monde depuis mai si on arrive même pas à le livrer pour Noël !!!
    Pffff……………

  • kurk

    It was impossible to connect the Skycontroller and Bepop, no signal tone. Skycontoller’s wifi was not detected in IPad. I’d like to try to re-install software,
    but which type of USB connectors should be used? Normal USB or micro USB?

  • Mark

    Hi I see all the questions regarding the compatibility with AR Drone 2.0 and Parrot’s answer. So the next questions is with it work with the Mariner waterproof quadcopter/ drone ?

  • Jeroen Bults

    Where can I buy the Skycontroller without the Bebop Drone?

  • jason

    Can the skycontroller be sold separately?

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      For the moment, the Skycontroller can only be purchased as a bundle with the Bebop Drone.

      • jason

        but when would it be able to be sold separately? Because I forgot to buy it and I only have the BEBOP and I’m also not impressed with it’s range.

        • http://www.youtube.com/c/GrandpaJake Grandpa Jake

          Hi Jason, I noticed your message to Parrot and wanted to say I hope you can buy this separately at some point. It really enhances the flying and you will be very excited once you have it. Parrot has been good at coming through with things in the past so cross your fingers. Enjoy
          Grandpa Jake

          • jason

            alright thx mate

      • Jack Callahan

        Can you buy a used SC and pair it with a bebop?

  • Massimo Belgrano

    is compatible with Samsung gear VR?

  • samuel imanuel

    WHere. Can I buy it without parrot bebop?

  • Dominic Morris

    is there any possible way I could make this work with my AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition? PLEASE?!

    • http://www.parrot.com Parrot

      Hi, as the Skycontroller was only designed for the Bebop Drone, it’s not compatible with the AR.Drone.

      • Dominic Morris

        Is there anything similar for the AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition? Or anything in the making? Or simply a way to extend the Wi-Fi signal of it?

      • Dominic Morris

        Also, do you think you could explain why it is not compatible? Is it the hardware of the AR Drone? Or the software of the app itself?

      • Taotao Li

        我在哪里可以买到一个单独的 skycontroller

  • handell

    when the parrot beebop runs into something , it just shuts off and drops. is there a way to disable this feature?

  • Frederic Schmid

    Does anybody know if you can buy it seperatly?

  • Tanya

    How do I do flips with the Skycontroller with my phone attached? When double tapping my phone (with Skycontroller), the drone does not flip. Please help.

  • The Ryan Ranch

    Cmon Parrot, hurry up and sell the Skycontroller separately, before your competition does….. duh !!