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Fly a Cool Drone With Your Android Device

If you ever want to feel like a kid again, the AR.FreeFlight 2.4 app lets you fly your very own drone using your smartphone.

If you’ve always wanted to fly, a Parrot AR.Drone or an AR.Drone 2.0 and its Android app, AR.FreeFlight 2.4, can help you achieve your dream. Cool and neon-bright, the drones give you a bird’s eye view to your city, while the app offers intuitive tools to help you fly your new toy better. Here, we’ll tell you more about the drone and the AR.FreeFlight 2.4 so you can achieve your dream of flight.

The Drone

The Parrot AR. Drone and AR.Drone 2.0 mostly fly themselves. Using sensors that help the drone stabilize itself and take off and land more easily, the drone helps anyone fly it without too much frustration. If you lose Wi-Fi connectivity, the drone locks its position.

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Additionally, the propellers cut out if you accidentally crash the drone. You won’t hurt the drone unless you do something really crazy to it: it’s made from foam and plastic. The drones also let you record video that’s sent to your phone using your Wi-Fi connection after the drone lands. You can then upload the videos your drone has taken to YouTube or share pictures using Picasa.

The App

The app is compatible with both the Parrot and the AR.Drone 2.0. Paired with your drone of choice, the app gives you all the tools you need to fly. You control the drone’s direction by tilting your phone in certain directions, and when you release control, the drone stabilizes. The app also comes with an Absolute Control piloting mode for beginners that can be adjusted as you become more and more familiar with flying your drone.

Getting Started

Here’s how to get started with your new drone and its app.

1. Charge the battery and install it into your drone.
2. Put on the drone’s outdoor or indoor frame.
3. Download the Ar.FreeFlight app onto your phone.
4. Connect your phone to the AR.Drone Wi-Fi network.
5. Launch the app.
6. The app will connect to the drone and the camera will start transmitting images.
7. Your drone is ready for take-off!