Parrot has just launched a range of new products in Malaysia. These include the Disco FPV and Bebop 2 FPV drones – which are aimed at more serious drone enthusiasts – as well as the Mambo and Swing minidrones; these are meant for those who are just getting into the world of drones – they’re more budget-friendly too.
Let’s start with the Disco FPV and Bebop 2 FPV drones, which are in a class of their own in comparison to the other two offerings. The Disco drone is unlike any drone in the market: it’s the shape of a plane, and it flies like one too. According to Parrot, the Disco has a top speed of 80kmph and has a flight time of about 45 minutes with its 2,700mAh battery; it can also record videos in 1080p and has 32GB of storage.
As for the Bebop 2 FPV, it’s a more conventional drone in the sense that it is a quadcopter. It has up to 25 minutes of flight time with its 2,700mAh battery, 60kmph top speed horizontally – 20kmph vertically – 1080p video recording, a well as 8GB of storage. Oh, and the”FPV” in the Disco and Bebop 2’s names stands for “first person view,” meaning users can strap on a pair of goggles to navigate them through the drones’ perspective.
Then we have the Mambo and Swing minidrones, which are considerably more affordable than the former two products. The Mambo is a pretty neat product: it can be attached with two different accessories, the “Cannon” and “Grabber.” As their names suggest, the former lets you shoot tiny projectiles, while the Grabber…grabs stuff. The Mambo can also perform some aerial tricks, and it has a flight time of up to nine minutes; it’s a minidrone, after all.
The Swing minidrone, on the other hand, has a unique “X shape,” which offers the best of both world: the “stability of a quadcopter” and the “power of a plane,” as Parrot puts it. The Swing has a top speed of about 30kmph, a flight time of seven minutes in quadcopter mode and about eight minutes in plane mode, as well as a max altitude of 80 feet.
According to Parrot, all four of these products are now available in Malaysia; they can be purchased at Machines, Switch, and Mac Studio outlets. The Disco FPV retails at RM6,999, while the Bepop 2 FPV goes for RM3,699; it can be purchased without the FPV accessory for RM2,999. The Mambo and Swing minidrones, on the other hand, retail at RM649 and RM749 respectively.