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April Fool’s: Introducing Parrot Flying Saucer Drone

Today, after 2 years and 8 month of Research & Development, we are excited to introduce a new member of the drones family: The Flying Saucer Drone!

 

 

We are always looking for ideas to give our pilot new flying sensations.The concept of a flying saucer is very old but who knew it would become reality so soon? We used a complex combination of centripetal force auto stabilization to get our newest drone in the air. What started as a joke in the cafeteria, began to take shape after a first series of feasibility studies  about the later called “Flying saucer Project”.

 

It’s improved flying mechanism allowed us to add  new sensors to our product. We are working on developing a voice and motion control add-on. As the popularity of drones grow every day, we really want the flying saucer to be easy to fly. Any body should master most of it basic properties.

 

Let’s not beat around the bush here are the flying saucer’s main characteristics:

 

  • 4K  and 3D camera
  • Lithium-ion 3500 mAh battery which provides around 19mn of flight
  • Ultra-light ionized aluminium and carbon-fiber structure for a choc-resistant drone
  • Hand gesture control for fine piloting at close range using a thin electronic bracelet
  • Skycontroller compatible for long range flights

 

Official Release in December 2015!

 

The laws and regulation for personal drones still apply to our Flying saucer. Make sure to read our previous article about it.

  • Theophane Mayaud

    Yep, i caught that detail afterwards… But it isn’t actually April except in Greenwich +++ time zones ! China or India have led the way to the joke ? Or Australia !

  • Mr.Copter

    I am sure this is an April joke look at the way it flies, in the video it looks like it is only pulled up by a string. And look at the camera there’s no gimbal or something like that but the video is totally stable. So I think this is probalbly just a joke :(

    • Theophane Mayaud

      Im sure the concept could be possible… I believe… …! Hey, let’s fly it, prototype, fruit of imagination or rtf rc UFun !!

    • Theophane Mayaud

      Do you think they hooked it to the ceiling when it we see it fly besides the other parrot drones ? It looks pretty funky !

      • Mr.Copter

        Yes that’s exactly what i was thinking. :)

    • Mr.Copter

      Look at the video: when they show the “gesture control” it looks like the saucer is actually flying normally and the hand just repeats the motion.

    • http://www.lenwe.info/ Lenwë Sáralondë

      It’s just 2 cymbals sticked together xD

  • Theophane Mayaud

    Mais tu te crois déjà en avril ?! 😉

  • PigsCanFly

    HOW

    MUCH

    WILL

    IT

    COOOOOST ?????!!!!!!!

    (If it is not an April fish or some like that -_- …)

  • Piet pompies

    Lekker kak storie …explain the way lift is produced…..

  • Victor Chu

    Pas de train d’aterrissage?!?! No landing gear!?!!? And I just bought a BeBop!!!

  • tvp

    1st of April !!!!!! there has been some good videos today the sony on was very good to .

  • Moises Alducin Linthwaite

    Happy Foo,l Day!!!!

  • Rob Raisch

    s/choc resistant/shock resistant/

  • pottsla

    At first I thought ‘wow’ but then remembering it was April 1st in Australia, I started to laugh at my self. I could be wrong, not the first time I’ve been that, but I think Parrot workers have a good sense of humour and have given some people some excitement and then a big laugh. Good one Parrot:-)

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  • Albero della Vita

    Voglio comprarlo ORA ditemi come fare in italiano!!

  • H.CORP

    april fools? Is it or not?
    And parrot you still haven’t said anything about the release dates for the CES products! (that I know of anyway)

  • http://www.PhantomFreaks.com www.PhantomFreaks.com

    Made of Aluminum? What happens when it hits someone in the face at full speed? I am guessing someone will be killed the first week.

  • Timothy

    THis would be awesome to have , i have a jumping sumo and it is SWAG

  • Jason Martell

    so awesome (if it was real)

  • Captain Slog

    I never saw your April Fool’s clip until I got this Mail this morning, but, when I did, I saw right through, it! Sorry, but when I saw you’d raided Peet’s drum kit and pinched one of his Cymbals, I had to smile a knowing smile. Besides, no-one on THIS Planet has Repulsorlift Technology in Open Use. Like THIS little Beauty! Its a DARK EYE SECURITY Prowler Remote. I was told I had some Patrolling my place, but, because these are heavily Modified and CLOAKABLE, I haven’t seen or heard one at all since this one returned to Base. Its was a Demo. I know my cat goes a bit mental out in the garden every now and then. Maybe he can see through the Cloak and is trying to catch one and he gets zapped in the arse for his efforts. The silly bugger never learns!

    Well, I just thought I’d join the fun. I’d sure like to have a Fully Automated PARROT Droid that can follow me everywhere using Voice Commands and or via a Control on my Wrist, like an I-Pod.

    Your April Fools Clip may have been a Joke, but even a Joke can BECOME a Reality one day. Even my Seeker. Who knows? Maybe soon.

    Thank You for your Fun Clip. It really was Food For Thought, so ANYONE with ANY Bright Ideas, no matter how ‘RIDICULOUS.” DON’T suppress it! DO IT! Dreamers CAN Succeed! I’ll support you. Especially you Off Worlders {Sshhh!] living here.

    HAPPY EASTER!! The REAL Easter, not the vatican version. In this case, instead of New Growth with Crops, etc., NEW Technology! Go For It!

    UV, Infra-Red, “X-Ray,” Night Vision, Extreme High Definition, Long Range, Clean Rich Sound and Sound Amplification, Cloakable, and STUN Mode for Intruders. Broadcast Transmission, suitable for TV And Holosuite, etc.

  • Captain Slog

    My Prowler 4000 SEEKER.

  • Captain Slog

    Sorry! My picture won’t show here for some reason. Told you they can cloak!
    See FARCEBOOK!

  • Tom Osterdock

    For the flying saucer I could suggest that you use a Nasa design which shows to be an ancient design from several thousand years ago.

  • john

    I am pretty sure the government has anti gravity sitting on a shelf.
    Somebody in Australia got a hold of it and that’s what’s in the flying saucer. that’s funny how anti gravity looks just like the saucers swinging on a string.

  • Ken Wong

    I want one !! Hurry and put it on the market! Lol

  • Masayuki Yokoyama

    Where is Men in Black

  • H.CORP

    That was a huge mistake.
    You could of made a lot of money out of that if it really was real.
    If I owned parrot, I wouldn’t of use that as a April fools joke. I would of set a team to manufacture it and actually put it on the market.
    Instead, I would of made a page where on there it said that you could get free wings for your jumping sumo by clicking a link in the page and it would come up with April fools.
    If the Official Release in December 2015! is real, ignore this entirely………

  • H.CORP

    And also ignore my stupid grammar…Lol

  • Napatara Athakravi

    I am officially mind screwed

  • HUGO ORTIZ GARAY

    What are the caracteristics of cope , connection, weight, cost

  • Ger

    WOW