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With FreeFlight Pro On the main page, press the name of the last connected drone to see the serial number, the latest GPS coordinates, the firmware version installed in the drone.      With FreeFlight 3 The serial number and last GPS coordinates can be found on FreeFlight 3 app : Select Settings from the main page on FreeFlight 3 Select on "Details on the last connected drone" Make a capture of the screen with the Serial number of your drone and Skycontroller (if available)  
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  Network Name   Change the network name of your Parrot Bebop Drone: Change the Parrot Bebop Drone  name in the Product name field. Reboot the Parrot Bebop Drone . Note: The network name of the Parrot Bebop Drone  can only contain letters, numbers and underscores ("_"). It must not exceed 32 characters in length.   WPA2   Set a password for your Parrot Bebop Drone 's Wi-Fi network.   Location   Select your country.   Wi-Fi band   Connect the Parrot Bebop Drone to the 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band enables you to fly the Parrot Bebop Drone from a greater distance. It is generally more congested than the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band in urban areas. The 5 GHz Wi-Fi band enables you to obtain a better quality connection between the Parrot Bebop Drone and your smartphone for streaming footage. Check your smartphone user guide (or the technical specifications) to see whether it supports connection to the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band. If it does not, use the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band only.   To switch the Wi-Fi band (2.4 GHz or 5 Ghz) manually without using the application, hold down the on/off button of the Parrot Bebop Drone for 6 seconds .   Note: The diagram at the bottom of the screen shows the state of the Wi-Fi channels.   Before flying the Parrot Bebop Drone , ensure that you comply with the Wi-Fi frequencies restrictions for the area in which you intend to fly. Certain frequencies may be restricted or forbidden. Selecting the country and activating the outdoor option enable FreeFlight Pro to adapt the available channels according to the legislation of the selected country.   For example, in certain countries using the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band may be prohibited in outdoor mode.   In automatic mode, FreeFlight Pro automatically selects a channel according to the country, the mode (outdoor/indoor), and the Wi-Fi band selected and the congestion of the channels.   If you encounter a problem with the quality level of the Wi-Fi connection: Select Manual mode. Select a non-overloaded channel using the information displayed on the diagram.
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Here is the error codes that can be met within FreeFlight Pro or the SDK used with Parrot Bebop 2. Available actions are in the description.   Error # Description What happened? SDK Code 2 Motor security stop - Please check the integrity of the motors before take off. the drone fell or don't take off. errorMotorStalled: Motor stalled 5 Motor emergency stop - Check the integrity of the drone before take off. The drone fell or don't take off. errorRCEmergencyStop: RC emergency stop 9 Battery error - recharge the battery, if the problem persist, change the battery. The battery is too discharged errorBatteryVoltage: Battery voltage out of bounds 10 Battery critical error - Change the battery incorrect number of cells : battery damaged or too unbalanced errorLipoCells: Incorrect number of LIPO cells 11 Motor critical error - Don't try to take off, contact curtomer service. the drone fell or don't take off errorMOSFET: Defectuous MOSFET or broken motor phases   Barometer error - the dorne checks that the sensors are available before taking off. restart the drone and check mecanical integrity before take off. If the situation persists please contact the Customer Service.         Vertical camera error - restart the drone, check if the vertical camera is well plugged. If the situation persists, please reach the Customer Service.     When reaching the customer service, please share screenshots of the error message, the serial number of the drone and a detailed description of the situation. Barometer problem When booting, the Parrot Bebop 2 checks the access to the sensors. If the message "Barometer problem" is displayed, restarting the drone permits to clear the message. If the message persists after several launch, please save a screenshot and contact your local Customer Service. Vertical camera problem The vertical camera permits to stabilize the flight of the drone, avoiding to drift by viewing the "patterns" on the ground to get a fix location. Flying above a contrasted surface permits to avoid drifting. On the ground : the drone won't take off, the alert message will be displayed on the app. On the air : the drone may become unstable (depending on the wind and external elements) and drift, the alert message will be displayed on the app. Possible solution : The vertical camera may be disconnected, refer to "how to repair" articles in order to plug the vertical camera. The camera may be dirty and needing to be cleaned with a cloth. Battery problem If the battery doesn't charge, check that the wall adapter is well connected (a "clic" sound can be heard when it's in place). If the LED charger blink red when plugged on the wall, then the charger detects a defect and alerts that the battery cannot be charged. We recommend to reach the place of purchase to know more about warranty and solutions available. Related articles Support & Assistance content about the drone Troubleshooting Maintenance & repair
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You can share flights data using social networks and email. To do so, you nee to register on Parrot Cloud : Academy and using a valid internet connection. There is 2 boutons "Send Piloting" / "Share" .     The data sent via email is a json file. Using third party tools like Flight Data Manager permit to process data shared.  
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FreeFlight Pro replaces FreeFlight 3 for Bebop Drone, Bebop 2 and Parrot Disco.   For Jumping drones, download FreeFlight Jumping. For Airborne, Hydrofoil, and Rolling Spider MiniDrones, download FreeFlight Mini for iOS and Android devices.   App Permission needs to be granted for location and media in order to operate your drone. Press here to download Bebop 2 FPV quick start guide.     Main Screen   1 - Side menu bar - Press     to get Flight Plan, to buy a drone, or check for updates. 2 - My flights - See your flight history and register for Academy / Parrot Cloud. 3 - Connect to a drone - Press     to connect. 4 - Remote controller - Access to Skycontroller and Skycontroller 2 settings. 5 - Fly and film - Access to piloting interface. 6 - Flight Plan / Buy a drone - Flight Plan is displayed after you make the in-app purchase.   Once your drone is connected:   1 - Side Bar button - Access to "Drone school", "Buy a drone", "Check for Updates", "About", and the version of FreeFlight Pro installed.     2 - Connected drone - Displays the drone's network name and information: product type, hardware version, software version, GPS version, number of flights, last flight time, total flight time, last motor error, check for updates. 3 - Internal memory - Displays the available storage space and the number of pictures taken. 4 - Wi-Fi network - Detects your drone. 5 - Controller Settings - Access button settings for Skycontroller and Skycontroller 2. 6 - Flight Plan - Access in-app purchase*. 7 - Fly and film - Access piloting interface. * Note: After making the purchase, you may need to connect your drone first to see Flight Plan displayed on the main screen.   MyFlights lets you see your flight history, we recommend you to register in order to have access to Academy/Parrot Cloud. Being registered permits you to retrieve and share your flight data.     Settings Settings section lets you set the controls, GPS features, the First Person View behavior, and Wi-Fi settings; make sure the Wi-Fi settings are compliant with local laws of the selected country/region.   FPV (First Person View)   Auto Launch - Set default to Disable or enable FPV. Eye Spacing - Adjusts the spacing between left-eye and right-eye views in FPV mode. Note that FPV is not available when using a tablet.   Piloting Settings   Piloting mode - Choose your preferred control method.     Roll stabilization - As the drone turns, roll stabilization enables the image to remain parallel (not tilted) to the ground plane.  Thias applies to both FPV and normal camera views. Max inclination - The larger the angle, the faster the Bebop drone / Bebop 2 flies. Not applicable to Parrot Disco. Maximum tilt speed - Limits the speed of the drone in level flights. Maximum vertical speed - Limits the drone's ascending/descending speed. Maximum rotation speed - Limits the drone's speed when rotating. Banked turn (for Bebop Drone and Bebop 2) - Enables the drone to turn like a fixed-wing aircraft. Position, Distances and Limits   Flat Trim - Resets the internal sensors for level flight for your Bebop Drone, Bebop 2, and Parrot Disco; make sure you always Flat trim the drone on a flat surface. Calibrate - From time to time the Bebop 2 needs to be recalibrated, we recommend that you calibrate before each flight. Max/Min altitude - Limits the height at which the drone can fly. Max Distance - Limits the drone's range. You will be notified when your Bebop 2 reaches this value. Geofence - When max distance is set and Geofence is activated, Parrot Bebop 2 will return to the starting position when it reaches maximum distance. *Note: If Geofence is not activated, Bebop 2 will not return after it reaches max distance.   Return Home (RTH)   Return Delay after disconnection - Limits the disconnection time before the drone initiates return home.  Network settings   Network Name - Lets you change the name of your drone.  Activate WPA2 to set a password for your Bebop 2's Wi-Fi network. Location - Select the country/region you are in. Activate OUTDOOR for flying outside. Wi-Fi band - You may choose Wi-Fi channel and band or leave the setting on automatic select. *Note: The network name of the Bebop 2 can only contain letters, numbers and underscores ("_"), and must not exceed 32 characters in length.     Record setting   At the piloting page, press  on the left side of the record  button to access the recording setting. Choose between video, photo, and time-lapse mode photography, you can also adjust refresh rate, white balance (to augment ambient light in your environment), as well as exposure (via the red sliding bar).   Exposure can be set by sliding the cursor.   Recording type   Video   You can set the framerate (24, 25, or 30 fps), the bitrate (20 or 30 Mbps), the refresh rate, and the White Balance for video recording.    Video recording starts automatically when you press the Take-off button.  The RECORD icon flashes during video recording.   Framerate - The framerate you choose will have an impact on the timeline when the movie is imported to a video editing software. Set the framerate you need before taking off. By default the framerate is set to 30 fps.   Bitrate - You can choose between maximizing the recording capacity (20 Mbps), or getting the best video quality (30 Mbps).    Photo   For photo mode, you can set refreshing rates to auto, 50 Hz, or 60 Hz, in addition to adjust for white balance and exposure.   Time-lapse    Time-lapse lets you take photos at preset intervals. Use the white slider on the right to set the interval between 1 to 300 seconds. *Note: Picture format for time-lapse mode is the same as photo mode.       Map Mode The map is accessible using the satellite/map button on the lower right side of the piloting interface.
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You can download  Flight Plan User Guide here      Note : For those who bought Flight Plan, updating from FreeFlight 3 to FreeFlight Pro maintain your access to Flight Plan. You need to connect to a drone to see it in the FreeFlight Pro app. The in-app pruchase is linked to your iTunes / Android account.
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Auto Follow with Climb Mode iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5 & S4 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note / Edge HTC M8 Nexus 5 & 5X  Xperia Z5   Auto Follow only iPhone SE iPhone 5S Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5 & S4 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note / Edge HTC M8 & M10 Nexus 5 & 5X  Xperia E6653   Auto Framing iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 iPhone SE iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5S Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4 & S3 Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Note Edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge HTC M8 & M10 Nexus 6, 5 & 5X  Xperia E6653  LG G3
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Taking photos   On your Parrot Skycontroller 2, press     to take a photo. Make sure the drone you are flying has enough internal memory to store the photos. The maximum storage capacity depends on the file format selected. *Note: For good quality photos, set the format to DNG in FreeFlight Pro. **Note: Parrot Skycontroller 2 ships with default button-mapping. You can reconfigure button functions to your preferences.     RECORDING VIDEOS   Recording starts automatically when you press Take-off   . The RECORD icon     flashes while video is being recorded. To stop recording, press  . To record a new video, press    again. *Note: You cannot film videos and take photos simultaneously.     Change exposure Use the FRONT-RIGHT ROTARY DIAL to change the brightness of the scene.       Change camera angle Use the FRONT-LEFT ROCKER SWITCH to change the camera angle.  
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In this article, we will show you the best ways to take photos and record videos with your Parrot Bebop 2, in addition to uploading and sharing your flying experience online.   *Note: The main camera is located at the front of the Bebop 2. The camera located under the drone is for stabilization only.     Capture Types   Bebop 2’s fisheye-lensed camera is equipped to take both photos and videos with unparalleled clarity, even in low light conditions. *Note: Bebop 2 is set to video mode by default.   Photo Bebop 2 offers 3 picture formats at 14 mega pixels in 4096 x 3072 resolution. RAW/DNG - select this format to take high resolution photos (best suited for professional editing). JPEG - select this format to take medium resolution photos. JPEG 180 – select this format to create the fisheye effect in your photos. The default picture format is DNG.   Taking a photo On the piloting screen, tap      to take a photo.     The internal memory of the Bebop 2 is 8GB. The maximum number of photos stored in the internal memory depends on the selected format. To choose a photo format, see Recording Settings. Once the memory is full, it is no longer possible to take a photo.   *Note: To obtain high quality photos, make sure that the Bebop 2 is set to photo mode.   Recording a video The video recording starts automatically when you press TAKE OFF. The       button blinks during recording.     To stop video recording, press    . To start a new video, press     again.  The video recording automatically stops after 25 minutes.   *Note: It is not possible to record a video when the Bebop 2 is set in time lapse mode. To deactivate time lapse mode, refer to Recording settings in Settings.   Retrieving photos and videos You can retrieve photos and/or videos taken with the Bebop 2 from: Your smartphone or tablet with the FreeFlight 3 app Your computer with a USB/micro USB cable (supplied) From your smartphone or tablet On your smartphone or tablet, launch the FreeFlight 3 application. Go to       > Internal memory.  The list of photos and videos stored in the Bebop 2 internal memory opens. Select one or several photos and/or videos. Tap Transfer to retrieve the photos and/or videos on your smartphone. Tap Delete if you want to delete the photos and/or videos from the internal memory of the Bebop 2. From your computer Windows/Mac Connect Bebop 2 to your computer with the supplied USB/micro USB cable.   Switch on the Bebop 2, and your computer will detect the drone automatically. Windows: wait until the driver installation is complete. A pop-up like the one shown below opens.   *Note: the appearance, content and location of this message depends on your operating system.     How to Optimize Your video and photo qualities   Movement For best results, we recommend that you adjust Bebop 2’s forward, vertical, and rotational speeds to best suit your photographic needs.   For best video and photo qualities, we recommend the following:   MAX INCLINATION – between 5 and 15 degrees MAX VERTICAL SPEED – between 1.6 and 5 ft/s MAX ROTATION SPEED – between 10 and 30 deg/s   Video Antiflickering – turn on this feature to reduce the flickering effect often seen in videos shot indoors under florescent lighting.   Photo Go to IMAGE SETTINGS.  This is where you can make adjustment to various camera parameters to best suit the Bebop 2’s flying environment.      - Contrast    - Exposure   For white balance, select one of the following:   - Automatic    - Daylight   - Cloudy   - White fluorescent light   - Tungsten bulb     Which streaming platform to use   You can upload videos filmed with your Parrot Bebop 2 to YouTube.   To upload in iOS:   In FreeFlight 3, tap    to open the side bar From the side bar, select Internal Memory  At the Internal Memory page, select the file you want to transfer, then tap TRANSFER. At the transfer prompt, tap OK to transfer file to your smartphone. At the next prompt, tap KEEP FILE(S) to keep the file, otherwise tap DELETE. Tap the < at the top of the Internal Memory page to back to FreeFlight 3 home page. Tap    to open the side bar again. Tap My Gallery, and select the video you want to upload. Tap SHARE To upload in Android:   In FreeFlight 3, tap     to open the side bar. From the side bar, select My Gallery. Select the video you want to upload Tap SHARE. Choose between uploading to Facebook or to YouTube.     Optimize the camera tilt for better quality video   The default camera tilt angle is 0°; the minimum angle is -60°, and the maximum angle is +60°. *Note: "-" > camera up, "+" > camera down.   The default tilt speed is 30°/s; the minimum tilt speed is 5°/s, and the maximum tilt speed is 180°/s.   To minimize distortion and ensure best video quality, we recommend that you set the tilt angle between 20° and 45°, at a tilt speed below 60°/s.     Capturing with a Skycontroller   Press the joystick labeled with the photo icon    to take a picture. Press the    button to record a video or to stop the video recording. When the REC is red, the drone is recording.   *Note: The video mode is activated by default. In video mode, the recording starts automatically when Bebop 2 takes off.   Use the joystick labeled with the photo icon     to adjust the camera angle.   To update your Bebop 2 via USB, see How to Update.
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This section will show you both the basic and advanced techniques of flying your Bebop 2.     Basic   Piloting Screen This is the default piloting screen in FreeFlight 3 after your drone is connected to your smart device; you will learn more about the interface later in the article.   Back to previous Settings Return home Emergency landing Pre-programmed acrobatics Video record start/stop Photo mode Map mode Left joystick Right joystick Distance from pilot Speed Altitude Take off GPS signal Battery level of Bebop 2       Piloting Settings These settings allow you to change the speed of the drone and control methods.   JOYPAD INVERTED - Reverses the controls on your smartphone. Bebop 2 has three piloting modes: Normal, Joypad (default) and Ace.  You will learn more about each mode later in the Movement section.   MAX INCLINATION - Sets the pitch angle of the Bebop 2 in level flight. The lower the maximum inclination value, the smaller the angle of pitch; the higher the maximum inclination value, the greater the angle of pitch. *Note: This setting affects the maximum speed.  Bebop 2 can reach the top speed of 37 mph/60 km at the maximum pitch angle setting.     Flight Limits Settings These settings allow you to limit the drone's height and travelling distance from the starting point.   MAX ALTITUDE - Sets the maximum altitude.  Your Bebop 2 will not climb above this value.   MAX DISTANCE - Sets the maximum travel distance for the Bebop 2 from the pilot. An alert message appears on your smartphone when your Bebop 2 is about to reach the limit. *Note: Before using this feature, make sure the GPS icon is green.     Flight Settings These settings allow you to set the drone's flying characteristics, in addition to adjusting for better flight stability. MAX VERTICAL SPEED - Sets the maximum ascending and descending speed of your Bebop 2.   MAX ROTATIONAL SPEED - Sets the maximum speed when you make the Bebop 2 rotate. *Note: When you fly the Bebop 2 horizontally, its speed is dependent of the angle of inclination.   BANKED TURN - This option allows the drone to perform "banked" turns with only pitch input, like a fixed-wing aircraft.   CALIBRATE - When you use the Bebop 2 for the first time, you need to calibrate the orientation of the drone in 3D space.  To calibrate: Go to Settings Slide the screen left or right until you reach Flight Setting At the Flight Settings page, tap CALIBRATE, the “MAGNETNOMETER CALIBRATION” page opens. Tap “CALIBRATE” to begin calibration. The calibration page opens. The spinning drone indicates the direction to turn it, and the green bubble indicates the calibrating axis. Turn the drone as directed. When you're done, a check mark appears in the Z AXIS bubble as the next calibration page opens. Turn the drone as directed. When you are done, a check mark will appear in the Y AXIS bubble, and the next calibration page opens. Turn the drone as directed. When you're finished, the screen reverts back to the “SETTINGS” page automatically. *Note: If your Bebop 2 performs unpredictably during flight, land safely and perform the calibration again.   FLAT TRIM - Resets the internal sensors for level flight; use this if your drone becomes unstable in flight or after a crash. *Note: it is recommended that you flat trim the drone before each flight.    To flat trim:   Place the Bebop 2 on a flat, dry, unobstructed surface. Tap    at FreeFlight 3’s home page (or go to      in FreeFlight 3). Slide your finger to change the screen until you see FLIGHT SETTINGS page.  Tap Flat Trim.     GPS signal *Note: If you are in an area with no GPS reception, the Bebop 2’s position will not be detected. Check the status of the GPS connection at the lower-right corner of the piloting screen.     The   icon indicates that the Bebop 2 position is not detected. The   icon indicates that the Bebop 2 position is detected.   To register the starting point correctly, make sure the Bebop 2 position is detected before taking off.   To display the last GPS position of the Bebop 2:   Launch FreeFlight 3. On the main screen, go to     > Settings. Tap See details. Scroll down to see Bebop 2 last position in latitude and longitude.     Take off Place the Bebop 2 on a flat, dry surface in a unobstructed, well-lit area. On the piloting screen, tap Take Off. Bebop 2 takes off and hovers at approximately 3 feet above the ground. *Note: Make sure the take-off location of the Bebop 2 is saved (the  icon will be green).     Movement By default, the Joypad option is activated, and inverted option is deactivated.  Refer back to Piloting setting, Flight settings, and Flight limit settings for various control setups.   Three piloting modes are available: Normal, Joypad (default) and Ace.   Normal “Normal” mode relies on the control device's orientation for movement: tilting the phone or tablet forward or backward makes the drone move forward or backward, tilting left or right makes the drone move to the left or right.       Joypad This is a more suitable mode for the novice pilot, as the controls are fixed on the screen, and after take off the drone will simply hover without any direct input.   Ace “Ace” mode allows you to simultaneously control the drone's movements and the camera angle. This mode is recommended only for advanced pilots who are already familiar with flying the drone in “Normal” mode.       Landing Before you land, first make sure that the Bebop 2 is over a flat, dry and unobstructed surface. Tap  to make the Bebop 2 land. *Note: Press Emergency in an emergency only. The emergency button shuts off all motors and the drone will immediately drop to the ground.     Advanced   Tricks   Pre-programmed acrobatics The Bebop 2 can perform a variety of pre-programmed flips while moving or hovering.   By default, your drone is set to “No Flip”     .  To perform a flip:   Tap    once to view the Trick menu.  Tap on a trick to select it. Double tap on the screen to execute a selected flip. Back flip -        Front flip -       Left flip -            Right flip -     No flip -             Camera Control During Flight   Orientation You can control the angle of the camera regardless of the drone's position. *Note: The main camera is located at the front on the Bebop 2. The camera located under the Bebop 2 is for stabilization only.   To adjust camera angle in Normal and Joypad mode:   Slide two fingers on the screen To adjust camera angle in Ace mode:   Slide    along the inside (dotted line) or the outside curve (solid line) to move the camera.  The outer curve will give you a wider viewing angle.    Go to Return Home to continue reading about flying.
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Follow the steps outlined below to properly prepare your drone for a safe and enjoyable flight.     What's in the box 1 Bebop 2 drone, 1 battery, 1 USB cable, 1 charger + cable, 4 wall outlet adapter plugs, 1 propeller mounting tool, 8 propellers, 1 user guide.   Mounting the propellers Remove the propellers from the packaging, and locate the propeller mounting tool. To install the new propellers: Front-right and rear-left motors (with protruding axles): install propellers with holes in the middle. Front-left and rear-right motors (without protruding axles): install propellers without holes in the middle. Rotate the propeller mounting tool to lock the propellers. To remove the propellers, perform the process in reverse.           Charging the battery   Attach the plug adapter (appropriate for your country/region) into the charger. Plug the battery into the charger. Plug the charger into an eletrical outlet. While charging, the charger's LED is red, and turns green once the battery is fully charged. The charging time is about 45 minutes.     Installing the battery   Slide the battery into its compartment until you hear a "Click". The latch at the rear of the battery must be locked in the lower position (A). To remove the battery, hold the latch up, and slide the battery backward (B).         Switching on/off your Bebop 2   To switch your Bebop 2 on. Press the On/Off button located at the back of the drone-the LED flashes red as the drone powers up and emits a sound. The LED stays red when the drone is fully booted and ready for use.   To switch your Bebop 2 off. Press the On/Off button located at the back of the drone-the LED flashes red as the drone powers down. The LED stays off when Bebop 2 is completely turned off.       Downloading the app   Connect to the App Store™or Google Play™ and download the FreeFlight Pro application for free.     Connecting your drone   Using a smartphone   Switch the Bebop 2 on. On your smartphone, search for available Wi-Fi ® networks: If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, select Settings > Wi-Fi. If you are using an Android™ smartphone, select Settings > Wireless and networks > Wi-Fi. Select the network: Bebop2_xxxxx. Wait for your smartphone to connect to the Wi-Fi network of the Bebop 2. The connection is represented by the Wi-Fi logo appearing on the smartphone screen. Launch the FreeFlight Pro application.   The connection between your smartphone and the Bebop 2 is established automatically. See Network settings in SETTINGS for more options.   Using a tablet   Follow the steps outlined in “Using a smartphone” to connect the Bebop 2 to your tablet.   Using a game controller   You can use a micro-USB cable to connect your smartphone or tablet to a game controller, and use the game controller's joysticks to fly the Bebop 2.   *Note: other compatible Bluetooth controllers (such as MadCatz) will work as well.     Before you fly checklist   Prior to piloting your Bebop 2, check the following:   Check for GPS signal strength *Note: If you are in an area with no GPS reception, the Bebop 2’s position will not be detected.   The red icon  indicates that the Bebop 2 position is not detected. The green icon  indicates that the Bebop 2 position is detected.   To register the starting point correctly, make sure the Bebop 2 position is detected before taking off.   To display the last GPS position of the Bebop 2:   Launch FreeFlight Pro. On the main screen, go to  > Settings. Tap See details. Scrol down to see Bebop 2's position in latitude and longitude.   Check propellers are mounted correctly Check each propeller and confirm it is correctly and securely installed.   Use charged batteries Make sure both your Bebop 2’s battery and your smartphone battery are fully charged.   Double check control limit settings Vertical speed: Sets the drone's ascending/descending speed. Distance: Limits the distance the drone will travel. Rotational speed: Sets the drone's speed when rotating on its own axis. Inclination: The drone's forward angle (in relation to the ground) during flight. The greater the inclination, the faster it flies. Altitude: Limits the height at which the drone will fly. *Note: Always adjust Flat Trim     before every flight.   Be sure you have enough storage space for recording video The internal memory for video recording is limited to 29 minutes.   Clear area around take-off location Make sure you have a 20-30 feet clearance at the take-off area for GPS Return-To-Home (RTH).     Dos and Don’ts   Prior to piloting your Bebop 2, please read the following guidelines and recommendations:   Dos Ensure both your Bebop 2’s battery and your smartphone battery are fully charged. Check each propeller and confirm it is correctly and securely installed. Perform Bebop 2 pre-flight check. Ensure you have a valid GPS signal before taking off. The GPS icon must be green. Calibrate the Bebop 2. For further information, please check the Bebop 2 User Guide. Only fly in areas with open spaces to ensure the safety of people, animals and properties at all times. Maintain line-of-sight with your drone while flying. Make sure you have authorization to pilot the Bebop 2 in the area you intend to fly. Check local regulations prior to flying. You are required to keep visual contact with your drone at all times, do not take your drone out of line-of-sight. Check local regulations regarding Wi-Fi and Wireless networks. Check local regulations regarding video recording, storage and usage. Local regulation may require a license or specific documents in order to pilot the Bebop 2.   Don’ts Do not fly your drone over water. Do not land your drone in a wet area. Do not fly your drone near buildings and/or power lines. Do not fly your drone at night or in low visibility conditions. Do not come in contact with your drone while it is airborne. Do not fly your drone in rainy, snowy or foggy environment Do not fly your drone if the wind speed exceeds 40 km/h (25 mph). Do not fly your drone in areas such as military bases, parks, cities and airports.     Regulations and safety   The Bebop 2 is not suitable for children under 14 years of age.   The pilot must operate his/her Bebop 2 in suitable locations and within line-of-sight to ensure that people, animals and property remain safe at all times. Before flying your Bebop 2, check the local civil aviation regulation in your country and read the guidelines on www.parrot.com.   The Bebop 2 is a model aircraft designed for recreational and leisure purposes. The pilot must always maintain direct visual contact with the Bebop 2 and monitor its trajectory. The Bebop 2 must be used in accordance with the civil aviation regulations in your country. You should only use the Bebop 2 in open spaces so that you can ensure the safety of people, animals and property at all times. There are some public places where you may not be permitted to use your Bebop 2 (for example, train stations, airports, roads, etc.)   During flight, the propellers of the Bebop 2 can cause injury to people and damage property. Do not touch the Bebop 2 while it is in flight! Wait until the propellers have completely stopped before handling the Bebop 2.   Only use accessories specified by the manufacturer. Irreversible damage may be caused if sand or dust get into the Bebop 2. Should this occur, your drone may not function as intended.   Do not use the Bebop 2 in adverse weather conditions such as rain, strong winds and snow, or in conditions with poor visibility (for example, at night). Keep the Bebop 2 away from high voltage power lines, buildings or any other potentially dangerous areas.   Do not use this device near liquids. Do not land the Bebop 2 on water or any wet surface as this may cause irreversible damage.   Avoid subjecting the Bebop 2 to sudden and significant changes in altitude. Do not leave the Bebop 2 in sunlight.   Risk of ingestion of small parts. The packaging is not part of the product and should be disposed of for safety reasons.
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This unique feature allows your drone to film a designated spot while carrying out a planned flight. To do so, you must create one or several points of interests (POI) and link them to one or several segments of your flight plan.     Creating a POI Press and hold on an empty spot on the screen (away from the last waypoint) until the blue dialogue box opens.    Tap POINT OF INTEREST.  The waypoints shift into POI mode (white dots with black rims), and the blue POI bubble appears.   Tap on a waypoint. The waypoint bubble changes to blue, with its arrow pointing towards POI, the camera is now set to face the POI at this waypoint.   Tap another waypoint, now both waypoints are the same color as the POI. Tap     to lock the POI setup. The camera is now linked to the POI at both waypoints. If you move the POI, the arrows will also follow. Your screen should look like this.   *Note: solid arrow represents the last POI created. You can create as many POI as needed for each of your flight plans.     Change a POI You can change the position and altitude of the POI. To do so, you must be in unlock    mode.   Change position Use your finger to drag the POI to any position on the screen.  Note the movement of the waypoint arrows as you move the POI.   Change altitude There are two ways to change the altitude of a POI:   Using the vertical slider Tap a POI bubble to activate the vertical slider.  Slide the button up or down to adjust the altitude. When you are done, tap            Using the keypad Press and hold the POI, the blue dialogue box opens.   Tap EDIT. The POINT OF INTEREST dialogue screen opens. Use the keypad to enter a new altitude and tap OK. When you are happy with the changes, tap     to exit POI mode.     Progressive course This feature enables your Bebop 2 to point its camera at a fixed point while flying between waypoints.   To set up a progressive course: Press and hold on a line segment between two way points; the blue dialogue box opens.   Tap PROGRESSIVE COURSE, and two arrows appear on the line segment, showing the drone's progressive course between the two waypoints.     Scenario mode This feature lets you modify your flight plan by adding or deleting activities between waypoints.   Tap     on the Flight Plan screen. The scenario mode opens.   Previous screen Lock/Unlock Estimated flying time (in seconds) Actions Timeline Waypoint Line between waypoints - Video. Bebop 2 records video by default.   - Photo. Bebop 2 cannot record video and take pictures simultaneously.   - Pause. Add a pause to the flight plan to make the drone hover at a particular spot.   - Take off. The drone takes off automatically when you launch a flight plan, eliminating the need to plan a  take off action at the beginning of each flight.  You may add more take-offs to your flight plan if you want.   - Landing.  You can plan a landing action at any time during the flight.  To make the drone take off again following a landing, plan a take-off immediately after.  Unlike take-off, landing does not happen by default; if you want the drone to land at the end of a planned flight, plan a landing action.   *Note: without a planned landing the drone will return to its starting point and hover after a planned flight. **Note: every take-off must be preceded by a landing.   - Panorama. This action enables Bebop 2 to rotate on its own axis from right to left between two waypoints.  You can only plan a panorama on a waypoint.     - Tilt. This feature lets you set the angle of the camera between two waypoints.  Once the drone reaches the waypoint the camera will maintain the tilt angle during the entire flight.  To change the tilt angle you must plan another tilt action.     Adding and deleting actions   To add an action: Drag an icon from the top row into any segment between two waypoints, the segment changes color to match the icon.   To delete an action: Press and hold on a segment briefly (about 1 second) until the segment becomes an icon, then slide the icon up or down to the edge of the screen to delete.     Editing actions You can change settings in Photo, Pause, Panorama, and Tilt.   To edit an action: tap the planned action in the timeline. At the keypad screen, enter a new value and tap OK.   *Note: you can also tap the corresponding icons to open the keypad.   Photo Bebop 2 offers 3 picture formats at 14 mega pixels in 4096 x 3072 resolution. RAW/DNG - at 8-second interval. Select this format to take high resolution photos. JPEG - at 6 and 2-second intervals. Select this format to take medium resolution photos. JPEG 180 –at 6 and 2-second intervals. Select this format to create the fisheye effect in your photos. The default picture format is DNG. You can also change the interval at which the photos are taken.   Pause Tap to change the duration value (in seconds). The default duration is 10s. The maximum duration is 600s. *Note: You can plan several consecutive pause actions.   Panorama Tap to change the rotational angle value (in degrees) and angular speed value (in degrees per second). to make the drone rotate to the right, enter a negative value.   The default angle is 360° (one full revolution to the left). The minimum angle is -3600°. The maximum angle is 3600°. In both cases the drone will perform 10 rotations on its axis in the designated direction.   The default rotation speed is 30°/s. The minimum rotation speed is 5°/s. The maximum rotation speed is 180°/s. *Note: keep rotation speed low for best video quality.   Camera tilt Tap to change the tilt angle value (in degrees) and angular speed value (in degrees per second).   The default angle is 0°. The minimum angle is -60°. The maximum angle is 60°. The default tilt speed is 30°/s. The minimum tilt speed is 5°/s. The maximum tilt speed is 180°/s.
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FreeFlight Pro App is compatible with :  iOS   version 8   or higher &  Android 4.2 or higher
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      *Note: Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking is compatible with the Parrot Bebop 2.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking provides automatic tracking and cropping, your smartphone must have a barometer to make optimal use of both auto-cropping and auto-tracking modes . Before using the application, make sure your smartphone's GPS is functioning correctly.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking is available for purchase directly in the FreeFlight Pro application. You can  test Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking for free for 15 days before buying.     Before using the automatic tracking feature, make sure that you are in an area with enough open space (approx. 100 ft. all around) and no overhead obstructions such as power lines. Warning: if you plan on using two different smartphones with different OS, you will need to purchase two copies of the application in order for the app. to work on each phone.   The automatic tracking and framing function through a  visual recognition algorithm on the smartphone and require a lot of resources. It is therefore possible that certain features are not fully functional on some less powerful smartphones.   Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking offers two features:   Auto Follow: this enables the drone to track and follow a subject as the subject moves. Auto Framing: this enables the drone to track a subject while maintaining a stationary hover.
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AUTO FOLLOW   Auto follow enables the drone to track and follow a subject as the subject moves.   *Note: the auto follow feature uses the GPS on your smartphone for tracking, therefore, will not work with tablets.   Turn on auto follow mode Screen interface Lock/Unlock drone orientation Pre-programmed acrobatics Exit auto follow mode Key elements     Turn on auto follow mode   1. Go to Fly & Film *Note: if you choose the FOLLOW ME GPS & VISUAL TRACKING button, skip ahead to step 4.   2. Tap    3. Tap    4. Tap    5. Tap GOT IT! 6. Drag the blue frame over the subject, use corner handles to resize frame so it fits the subject. Make sure the frame is as close as possible to the subject. Tap GO. >When the frame turns green, the drone is locked onto the subject.   *Note: a dotted frame indicates auto follow is having trouble detecting the subject.      Screen interface     Go to FreeFlight Pro piloting screen Pre-programmed flight modes Take a picture Controls to fly the drone during auto follow mode Orientation of the drone relative to its subject Lock the orientation of the drone towards its subject  Stop auto follow and return to manual control Subject to follow . * Note: the green frame around the subject means that auto follow is valid. Lock screen during auto follow . Use this function when you put the smartphone in your pocket during auto follow. **Note: tapping    disables auto follow.     Lock/Unlock drone orientation   You can lock or unlock the drone's orientation in auto follow by tapping or       Auto follow by default - unlocking the drone's orientation enables the drone to follow the subject without changing course.     Perfect Side – locking the drone's orientation towards a subject enables the drone to stay on a course relative to the subject and follow the subject as it moves.       Magic Dronies   Parrot Bebop 2 has four pre-programmed acrobatics in AUTO FOLLOW mode, to access them, tap .     The pre-programmed acrobatics screen opens to 4 acrobatics: Orbit, Boomerang, Parabola, Zenith. To activate a one of them, tap on its corresponding icon.    Orbit - The drone circles the subject in one full revolution (360°).   Boomerang - The drone backs away from the subject, and then moves forward towards the subject.   Parabola - The drone flies over the subject in a parabolic trajectory.   Zenith - The drone moves towards the subject, ascends, and comes back down.   To turn off pre-programmed flight modes, tap .       Exit Auto Follow   There are multiple ways to exit auto follow:   Tap . The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.  Tap    . The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.     Key elements   Tilt the camera   1. Tap to go to main piloting screen. 2. Tap Setting    > Piloting > ACE to switch piloting mode.   3. Tap     to return to main piloting screen. 4. Slide to adjust camera angle.   Maintain proper distance between the drone and the target   For AUTO FOLLOW, the maximum effective range for the camera to lock onto a subject is 30 ft./10 m.     Pan the camera   To pan the camera in auto follow, slide 2 fingers up or down on the screen.    *Note: you can only pan the camera vertically.     Unlock/Lock the screen   By default the control screen in AUTO FOLLOW is unlocked. To lock, slide  to the right.   Drone control features are hidden when the screen is locked. Locking the screen allows you to store the phone in your pocket during auto follow. You cannot control the drone's movement in LOCK SCREEN mode.   To unlock screen, slide     to the left.   To stop auto follow when in locked screen, slide the STOP FOLLOW button to the right. The auto follow mode stops and the drone returns to manual control.     Frame color indications   Blue: there is no auto follow in progress. Select a subject to track.   Green: the subject is selected and validated. The drone can use visual tracking to follow the subject.   Dotted green: auto follow is having trouble detecting the subject. The drone keeps on following the subject by following the smartphone's GPS signal.    Red: the drone lost visual tracking of the subject.  The drone keeps on following the subject by following the smartphone's GPS signal.     Vision/GPS   Vision - Parrot Bebop 2 aims the subject via its camera, the processing/recognition is made by the smartphone. GPS - Follow Me GPS & Visual Tracking uses the GPS on your smartphone for tracking.     Compatibility   Bebop 2 firmware 4.0.0 FreeFlight Pro 4.1.14
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Question Do I need to purchase flight plan on each of my Android or iOS devices separately? Answer No, the purchase is linked to your Apple or Google Account. You may be prompted to “Buy” the in-app purchase again, which is followed by the message below stating you’ve already purchased this. Simply press OK to access the Flight Plan features on your secondary device.  
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