Parrot AR.Drone now available for pre-order at Brookstone

Thanks to commentor John Wright for being the first to notice that the Parrot AR.Drone is now available for pre-order at its exclusive US retailer, Brookstone. $299.99, as promised, expected to ship September 3rd. I've got a review unit coming to me and should be able to do a comprehensive review here by then.

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Comment by Ron Jacobs on July 29, 2010 at 10:14am
Are those geared motors or indirect drive?

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Comment by Chris Anderson on July 29, 2010 at 10:19am
I'm not sure I understand the difference between geared motors and indirect drive, but each motor has a small gear that drives a large gear attached to the prop. Although the prototypes were available in both brushed and brushless varieties, it appears that the production version is brushless.
Comment by Mike on July 29, 2010 at 10:27am
A European product that costs $100 more in Europe than in the USA.......wtf?
Comment by Ron Jacobs on July 29, 2010 at 10:40am
@ Chris

That answers it. thought it might have geared outrunners or something, but guess it is like a heli having a brushless geared up to the prop main drive. Is that so it can use smaller motors?
Comment by brendon song on July 30, 2010 at 10:05pm
is that an fpv camera attached between the body at the front?
Comment by Darren on July 31, 2010 at 3:38pm
yes, if i recall; there are two cameras. one up front, and one straight down.

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