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 up to 2 kms.
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.


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


Parrot Skycontroller technical data:

− Android 4.2
− Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n up to 36dBm
− Antennas directives range up to 2km
− Wi-Fi MIMO 2.4 and 5GHz
− Second chipset Wi-Fi to connect to a tablet
− USB, HDMI extensions
− Sun-visor included
− Weight: 450g

  • robin oorschot

    is it avaliable with the AR Drone 2.0 Power edition?

  • Vladimir Savin

    wow!!! how soon we can get it?

  • Adam Hegedus

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

  • Tony Antoun

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

  • Mark Lawler

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

  • XxBLTxX

    Will the Bebop be compatible with the Oculus DK2?

  • serkan

    is ti compatible with the 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

  • aaron

    How much is it

  • konor


  • 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????

  • 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

  • Felix

    oh my god

  • maulik sanghrajka

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

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  • 2easy

    it looks like an I pad strapped to his forehead.