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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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Learn how to repair the Parrot Bebop 2. 
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How to replace upper parts   How to replace lower parts   How to replace the nose     How to replace the camera     How to replace the GPS board   How to replace feets and antennas     How to replace propellers
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Here is the steps to follow to be able to copy internal pictures of the Bebop using the computer and Wi-Fi. Note that on Mac computers there is two ways to access the drone, using cmd+k or Firefox (or Filezilla ftp).   Connect the Mac on Wifi to the Bebop 2 Press cmd+k to open a command window Enter : ftp://192.168.42.1 Press enter Pictures are in internal_000 / Bebop 2 / Media   And browse on the files of your bebop !   Or using firefox Connect the Mac on Wifi to the Bebop 2 Open Firefox Enter the adress : ftp://192.168.42.1 Press enter Browse the folders, pictures are in internal_000 / Bebop 2 / media
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In this section, we will address a few topics that might help both the novice and experienced pilots to troubleshoot their Bebop 2.     LED behavior The power/LED button is located on the back of the drone, directly below the battery.  In addition to being the navigation beacon, the LED indicates various states of the drone.   When the LED is:     Steady red - Bebop 2 is in normal state Sed and blinking slowly - Bebop 2 is booting up Sed and blinking quickly - a motor error is detected To locate the defective motor:   In FreeFlight 3, tap Start. Tap     to open SETTINGS. Swipe left or right until you see MOTOR INFORMATIONS, where motors status is displayed.  Locate the defective motor as indicated on the screen and check whether its propeller is blocked or damaged.     Video and photo   Blurry Video Try to decrease the speed by lowering the inclination angle; in addition, check the rotation angle.  The slower the drone moves, the better the video quality. *Note: for best video quality results, reduce all piloting controls to their minimum settings.   Jello Effect The apparent "jittery" (or jello) effect could be a hardware issue.   Mechanical / Hardware - Check propellers and motor mounts for any visible signs of damage.  With the drone's power turned off and the battery removed, spin each propeller to verify the motor shafts are rotating straight (propellers should not "wobble" as they spin).   You can purchase replacement motors and propellers at www.parrot.com.   Video streaming There are grey lines on my smartphone/tablet   Check the WiFi connection on your smartphone or tablet. make sure you have selected an unpopulated band.     Connection   WiFi/Bluetooth My smartphone doesn’t show a WiFi connection after turning on the drone.   It takes a few seconds for the drone to complete the booting sequence and establishes a connection.  Wait for the rear LED to stop flashing, then check the connection again. Sometimes, your smartphonedrone will show that it is to the drone before FreeFlight 3 recognizes the connection, if this happens, wait a few more seconds and check the connection again.     Flying   When I take off, my Bebop 2 flips over   Make sure the propellers are installed in the correct order. See Getting Started > Mounting the propellers Tap Flat Trim before each take off. My bebop 2 drifts sideways during take off   Make sure the take-off area has distinct ground features, in good lighting and not in a uniformed color (for example, an all-white floor); darkness and uniform surfaces can disorient the drone’s down-facing camera. *Note: always flat trim the Parrot Bebop 2 before each flight.   My Parrot Bebop 2 keeps rising without my control This could be an issue with either the ultrasonic sensor or the barometer.   If the drone keeps rising to a height about 9 ft., that means the ultrasonic sensor is not reading the ground below accurately. Try to reset MAX ALTITUDE and VERTICAL SPEED to the lowest settings and launch again. If the height is over 9 ft. - the barometer is not able to correctly sense the changes in altitude.   Try to reset MAX ALTITUDE and VERTICAL SPEED to the lowest settings and launch again. If the problem presists, we recommend that you reset all settings to their default values and start fresh. My bebop 2 keeps falling from the sky   Check the battery level, make sure the battery is always fully charged prior to each flight. Check the propellers, make sure they are securely mounted. I can't remove my propellers   When using the propeller removal tool to remove the propellers, make sure not to turn the tool too far to ensure the holes are aligned with the screws.     Spare parts You can buy spare parts for the Parrot Bebop 2 at www.parrot.com
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Before each flight check list   Battery   Make sure the battery housing is intact and the terminal is clean. STOP using/charging the battery IMMEDIATELY if the housing is cracked, punctured, or deformed. Dispose of any used battery in compliance with your local safety regulations.   Charger   Inspect the charger, make sure the housing is intact with no visible damage and the contacts are clean.  STOP using the charger IMMEDIATELY if the housing is cracked, punctured, or deformed. Dispose of any discarded charger in compliance with your local safety regulations.   Propellers   Check the propellers for any visible damage; a bent blade could cause instability in flight, which could result in loss of control (and in turn crash the drone).  In addition, make sure the propellers can still be securely mounted to the drone.   Camera   Check for any visible damage to the lens.  Blemishes on the lens could affect photo and video quality.   Airframe   Check for any structural fatigue or damage to the central cross, make sure the wires connecting the motors and antennas are secured to the airframe.  Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated in the motor housings, battery contact, and USB port.   Landing feet   Check for any structural fatigue or damage, make sure the Wi-Fi antennas are secured to the two front feet.   Overall wear and tear   Check the drone for any visible damage. Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulate between the central cross and the upper body.  STOP using the drone immediately if any wire or electronic component appears damaged (bare wire, warped PCB, etc.)     Storage   Battery Store the battery away from direct sunlight in a cool and dry place where the ambient temperature is below 140°F/60°C.  If you plan on not flying your Bebop 2 after 50 th flight, run the battery to 50% capacity before storing.   Drone Store the drone away from direct sunlight in a cool and dry place.     Maintenance and cleaning   Camera   If necessary, use only designated lens-cleaning material for cleaning to avoid inadvertent damage to the lens.   Airframe   You may use compressed air to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated in the motor housings, battery contact, and USB port.  DO NOT use any moistened material for cleaning.   Propellers   Remove propellers from the drone prior to cleaning; use a dampened cloth to wipe down the blades.  Make sure the propellers are completely dry before mounting.
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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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  Bebop Drone Tutorial : learn how to edit your RAW/DNG pictures Equipped with a 14 megapixels Fish-eye camera, the   Parrot Bebop Drone   can record videos and take 180° pictures of an outstanding quality for a leisure drone. In this tutorial, we will learn to make better use of the drone photographic capabilities. For this, no need to be an expert in image editing, the techniques demonstrated in this article are accessible to everybody. All you need to start is a Bebop Drone and   Photoshop   or   Lightroom CC.     DNG, the best format to make high quality pictures To start making aerial photography with a Bebop , you must first select “Photo mode” in the application settings. How to activate the RAW (DNG) Photo Mode? 1) Connect your smartphone or tablet to the Bebop Drone and open Freeflight 3 2) On the piloting interface, click on the “Settings” icon 3) Swipe to the left to navigate through the different settings until you see the “Recording Settings” 4) Select the “Photo Mode” and “DNG”   There are 3 photo formats available: –   JPEG:   the JPEG mode takes a screenshot of the video stream at a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The image quality is slightly degraded because of the video image stabilization that tends to remove sharpness and accentuate edges. In this mode, you can quickly take pictures (shutter delay is very short) that are not distorted and with a light file size. –   JPEG 180°:   the JPEG 180° takes a fish eye shot with a 180° FOV at a 4096×3072 pixels resolution. This mode offers small editing possibilities. –   DNG(RAW) :   This mode takes a raw fish eye photo with a 180° FOV at a 4096×3072 pixels resolution in a DNG format. This mode allows a professional grade editing using softwares like Photoshop or Lightroom. In order to get the best shot possible with your Bebop Drone,   it is highly recommended to use the RAW (DNG) photo mode. Note: In the Photo mode, the video no longer records automatically as you take off. You have to click on the “Record” icon manually in order to start recording. Pictures taken in the   RAW (DNG)   mode takes a bit of time to trigger and being processed. It is recommended waiting at least 4sec before taking another shot.   Edit your pictures like a Pro!   Since the 10/10/2015 update of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, the Bebop’s lens profile has been added to Photoshop and Lightroom CC.   This allows you to easily correct the lens distortion without needing any particular photo editing skills! Do not edit your original DNG pictures directly on Photoshop/Lightroom as the source file may be altered. Always make a copy for editing in a separate folder first.   1) First, make sure that you have the latest version of Photoshop CC / Lightroom CC, you can check the available updates in Adobe Creative Cloud. 2) Then, select the DNG picture you wish to edit and open with Photoshop or Lightroom. 3) A window named “Camera Raw 9.2” will automatically pop up.     4) Head to the “Lens Profile Correction” section. 5) Check the box named “Activate Lens Profile Correction” The Bebop’s Lens profile will automatically be selected in order to correct the distortion 6) If the automatic correction is too important, you can reduce the correction amount by moving the cursor under “Distortion”. In general, a distortion rate of 70% usually gives the best results.     To go further… 7) You can manually adjust the distortion settings in the “Manual” tab of the Lens correction section.     8) Finally, you can go back to the “Basic” section in order to finish your editing by changing all the basic parameters: exposure, contrast, saturation etc… 9) You’re satisfied with your job? Great! You can now click on “Open image”. The edited photo will now be opened and all you have to do is save it!   Congratulations! You now have a picture that is fully using the 14 Megapixels camera of the Bebop.   Found below the edited picture used in this tutorial : (click to enlarge)    
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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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