Looks like a cross between the Parrot Bebop and the Sensefly eBee (also a Parrot subsidiary). Indeed, that's almost exactly what it is. Announced at CES today.

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Comment by Jason Short on January 4, 2016 at 11:39pm

Every plane I've owned eventually nosed in and crashed. I would expect that lens won't last long...


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on January 5, 2016 at 12:06am

I think it has a lens cover. I am just writing up my thoughts on it here. At the end of the day its exactly what we were all trying to build 10 years ago only better! I want one!


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Comment by Randy on January 5, 2016 at 12:22am

Looks great!  Can't wait to put arduplane on it! :-)

Comment by Jerry Giant on January 5, 2016 at 12:44am

how to implement that digital gimbal, i think zynq could do it.

Comment by Hector Garcia de Marina on January 5, 2016 at 12:50am
"automatic landing" xD. It looks nice if it has an affordable price!
Comment by James masterman on January 5, 2016 at 12:51am
Nice looking plane! Parrot have an open sdk for beebop, hopefully it makes it to this plane at some point.

Shame about the fixed camera angle, makes it hard to use for survey work, but maybe they want you to buy an ebee for that!
Comment by Sigitas Ciapas on January 5, 2016 at 1:33am

Mostly I liked the idea that any RC transmitter is compatible :)

Comment by Julien BERAUD on January 5, 2016 at 2:01am

Since it is based on the same hardware as the bebop, ArduPlane port will be pretty straightforward. I will try that as soon as I get one myself...


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Comment by AKRCGUY on January 5, 2016 at 6:14am
Seems modeled after their Sensefly eBee. Let's hope the price isn't. $25K for the eBee.

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Comment by Hugues on January 5, 2016 at 6:53am

Interesting but the marketing target makes me wonder:

-either it is targeting the leisure market (fpv) and it is certainly not competitive versus  affordable current solutions 

-either it is targeting the prosumer or pro market but then it is not the right platform nor design (can't embark additional cameras and sensors)

This fuzzy market positioning does not seem coherent. Did I miss something?

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