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.
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

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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?

  • 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 ?

    • 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.

  • 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 ?

  • 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

    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????

  • 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.

  • 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