Parrot recently announced the launch of two new MiniDrones – known as the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo – both of which can be piloted with a Smartphone or a tablet via the free FreeFlight 3 application.
The Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact flying drone that can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. A vertical camera (60fps), positioned under its fuselage, helps it stabilise during flights and enables it to take snapshots.
At 55g and with a robust polyamide structure, the Rolling Spider also has the added safety feature of engines that stop when there is any contact with the propellers, while removable wheels allow the drone to climb along the wall and continue its run on the ceiling.
The Jumping Sumo is a responsive rover that rolls, zigzags, circles, takes turns at 90° and can jump up to 80cm in height and length. With an embedded camera, the drone’s ‘road plan’ mode also enables you to programme a pre-planned course and actions.
The Parrot MiniDrones will be available to buy in the UAE July 30, 2014.