Preflight check list


Prior to piloting your Parrot Disco, read the following guidelines and recommendations:




  • Make sure operating model aircraft is allowed where you intend to fly.
  • In some areas, it is prohibited to fly a drone near military bases, parks, cities and airports.
  • Check local regulations prior to flying. You are required to keep visual contact with your drone at all times, do not fly 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.
  • Check the regulations on the use of FPV goggles when flying a drone.


Flight conditions check:


  • Do not fly at night.
  • Check weather conditions. Do not fly the drone in rainy, snowy, or foggy environment.
  • Do not fly in wind speeds exceeding 25 mph/43 kph.
  • Do not fly over water.
  • Make sure you have at least a 240 ft/80 m-diameter clearing for the Parrot Disco to take off and land, and that there are no obstacles in the area that could hinder or prevent line-of-sight flight.


Parrot Disco


  • Make sure the propeller is correctly and securely installed.
  • Make sure the wings are properly secured (see the Attaching the wings section).
  • Make sure both Parrot Disco’s battery and your smartphone battery are fully charged.
  • Make sure the cowling is properly closed.
  • Make sure Parrot Disco’s status light is green, indicating the drone has acquired the GPS signal prior to take off.


Connecting Parrot Disco to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 (without a smartphone)


1.  Place Parrot Disco on a flat, dry surface.

2.  Press the On/Off button to power on.

> The button flashes red and turns green once GPS is connected.

3.  Press the On/Off button on Parrot Skycontroller 2 to turn it on.


4.  Wait until the status light is a steady green. Parrot Skycontroller 2 is now connected to Parrot Disco.


If the light continues to flash red, you need to calibrate the Parrot Disco.


To calibrate the Parrot Disco:


1.  In the FreeFlight Pro application, go to FLY & FILM > Settings  icone_settings.png  > Position > Calibrate and follow the instructions on the screen. 


2.  Calibrate the pitot tube. To do so, turn your back to the wind and hold the Parrot Disco towards the ground. 



3.  Rotate Parrot Disco on the Z-axis (yaw).


Parrot_Discocalib Z.png

4.  Rotate Parrot Disco on the Y-axis (pitch).



5.  Rotate Parrot Disco on the X-axis (roll).


Parrot_Discocalib x.png

When the status light flashes green, the Parrot Disco is calibrated.



Connecting your smartphone to Parrot Disco and the Parrot Skycontroller 2


*Note: to minimize connection time, follow this order when connecting:

 Smartphone > Parrot Skycontroller 2 > Confirm connection > Parrot Disco.




1.  Use a micro-USB cable to connect your smartphone to Parrot Skycontroller 2.


2. Turn on both devices and confirm the connection.


3.  Press the On/Off buttons on Parrot Disco to turn it on.


4.  Start FreeFlight Pro. The FPV mode is activated by default. 





Installing the smartphone/tablet holder to Parrot Skycontroller 2


1.   Insert the holder into the designated slot on Parrot Skycontroller 2, then tighten the bolt.



bulb.pngYou can change the holder's orientation by pushing down and rotating the bed. To extend the bed, push the side button.



2.   Position your smartphone/tablet on the holder and retract the extension to secure it.



3.   Connect your smartphone/tablet to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 via USB. FreeFlight Pro starts once the connection is established.