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Flight Log 18-Φεβ-2018: Parrot Disco FPV

Flight Log 18-Φεβ-2018: Parrot Disco FPV


Hello! We are (again) at the football field… … after a long time. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty bad since the last time I was here, not permitting flights. With strong winds and heavy rain. Today the wheather permits doing the maiden flight of the Parrot Disco. Pretty nice day today. The wind has calmed down from yesterday. The anemometer shows 3BF wind. An ideal day to fly the Disco. The wind comes from that direction… … so we will take off facing that direction… … as it is the standard procedure for taking off with a fixed wing. Compass has been calibrated and flat trim is also performed… … according to Parrot’s manual and app instructions. So, we are ready to take off. Activating the aircraft… … and the remote controller. Connecting the USB cable to the R/C and the mobile device. Waiting for the Flight Pro app to launch… Correction: FreeFlight Pro app Already, we have video feed. GPS signal is green so it is OK. We are good to go. Performing hand auto launch. I have set up the Disco to go up to 30 meters and then orbit around… … waiting for me to take control. I believe we are ready. Let’s go. Good luck 🙂 Holding the Disco on one side… … against the wind… … and pressing the auto take-off button. Throwing it high and she goes. She’s now ascending on her own to 30 meters… … and starts loiter mode in an orbit. Onboard (FPV) signal is good. Also, video recording has started automatically. Taking control. I have an active geofencing limit… … with maximum distance 250 m. I am already over 200m away. The sight is amazing. Practically, the aircraft is flying on it’s own… … thanks to the autopilot (C.H.U.C.K)… … which also makes sure that no stall can happen. This does not mean that we should not be alert… … as she can fly pretty fast. Turning left. A little harsh banked turn but it’s fine. Flying against the wind. Go a little higher. The wind is getting stronger… … but she can handle it. Video stabilization is very good… … and the digital 3-axis gimbal works just fine. Going a little bit higher. This time I did not turn around, she did it automatically… … because she reached the geofence limit of 250m distance. I will let her fly straight in order to reach the limit on the other side… … in order to demonstrate the feature one more time. A bit more throttle… … as the wind is getting even stronger. Athough no stall is possible thanks to the Pitot tube and the autopilot. The autopilot measures the wind speed and adjusts throttle accordingly in order to not stall the aircraft. The onboard video is very good. The stabilization is unbelievable. I am not doing anything… … except giving some throttle… … in order to hit the geofence sooner. 230m distance 250m distance Limit reached, turning automatically. I am not doing anything at all, not even touching sticks! It adheres to the limits set via the flight application. I’ve accidentally pressed the RTH button. Switching to loiter orbit mode. Don’t forget that on fixed wings (and planes), the right stick controls both elevation and direction. Contrary to what we use to know from multicopters. When we “full pitch” here, we lower the elevation (nose down). The left stick is rarely used… …, only to increase/decrease throttle and engage loiter mode. Everything is performed using the right stick, most of the time. Turning. Going this direction so that on return we will activate the RTH function. Battery level is? 97% is the R/C battery… 96% is the aircraft battery… perfect. Doing orbit mode already. Going a little further away, to activate RTH. I see people coming… Pushing the throttle (left) stick either left or right, switches to loiter orbit mode. Activating RTH. Turns automatically… … and when she reaches the home point, she will perform loiter orbit. Coming back. OK, now waiting commands. Some throttle. Let’s take a picture of Lagada. Stopping recording, taking a photo. Starting recording again. Fence reached, turning back. I’ll bring her against the wind… … in order to land. Coming down slowly. Slowing down. Turning. More people are coming, I have to land now. Turning and slowing down. Lowering nose. Pressing the auto-land button. Landed just fine, turning off video recording. As we saw, she is a pretty nice flyer. Very easy to fly. I suggest that you land on a soft surface, like grass… … in order not to damage the canopy. That was the maiden flight of the Parrot Disco. An amazing aircraft. It stands out… … from all other drones we reviewed until now. Practically, she flys by herself… … the only issue you might have is with the landing. Better to land on a soft surface. The other thing with this aircraft… … is that it’s very easy to fly. It is miles ahead in terms of user-friendliness compared to airplanes or other fixed wings. You do not have to care for anything else other than directing it where to go. Thanks for watching this small review, please like and subscribe… … and I’ll see you soon. Bye!

Comments (12)

  1. Καταπληκτικό εργαλείο και εξαιρετική πτήση!

  2. Nice flight Manos 🙂

  3. Βλέπω.πετάει αρκετή ώρα,πόση ώρα.κρατάει η μπαταρία;
    Αν σας είναι εύκολο να ανεβάσετε βίντεο με καλιπραρισμα του BAYANGTOYS X21
    Ευχαριστώ

  4. Μπραβο κυριε Μανο!κατατοπιστικοτατος και λεπτομερης οπως παντα!!!!

  5. Αναλυτικό το review μπράβο…Είχα το bebop 2 εχω πολύ καλή άποψη για το drone….Πολύ καλή εταιρία η Parrot.

  6. Great flying. Subbed 👍https://www.youtube.com/user/mymodlr

  7. Πολύ καλό!!!από που μπορεί να γίνει η αγορά τού;

  8. hi what is the flight data video screen called? it is different from the original parrot.

  9. aun los venden? es verdad que ya no se venden? por que estan tan caros??

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