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Preflight check list   Prior to piloting your Parrot Disco, read the following guidelines and recommendations:   Regulation   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     > 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).   4.  Rotate Parrot Disco on the Y-axis (pitch).   5.  Rotate Parrot Disco on the X-axis (roll).   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.   You 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.  
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In addition to the Parrot Disco, the bundle also includes the Parrot Skycontroller 2 and the Parrot Cockpitglasses (FPV/First-Person View) goggle. Parrot Skycontroller 2 gives you precision flying,  while FPV gives you an inside-the-cockpit view as you soar through the air.    The goal of this guide is to familiarize you with the essentials of the Parrot Disco so you can take it to the sky as quickly as possible. This guide is divided into two parts: Pre-flight and Flying.   Pre-flight covers the steps necessary in preparing for your first flight. T his section will show you how to charge the Parrot Disco and Parrot Skycontroller 2, how to connect them to your smartphone and how to download updates. Flying covers the basic operation of the Parrot Disco. This section will show you how to launch and land the Parrot Disco, and how to use FPV to further enhance your flying experience. To maximize your enjoyment of the Parrot Disco, make sure you have read through all of the following before flying.   Click here to go to part 2: Out of the Box: Flying.     Pre-flight   What's in the box Downloading the application Charging the battery Installing the battery Attaching the wings Connecting Parrot Disco to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 Connecting a smartphone to Parrot Disco and Parrot Skycontoller 2 Calibrating Parrot Disco and Parrot Skycontroller 2 How to update     What's in the box   You should have the following:   1 Parrot Disco 1 battery 1 charger + cable + 4 plugs 1 USB cable 1 Parrot Cockpitglasses 1 head strap 1 Parrot Skycontroller 2 1 charging cable 1 smartphone holder 2 sets of propellers 1 user guide     Downloading the application Before you can start flying, you must download the FreeFlight Pro app. Login to the App Store ® or Google Play TM and download the free FreeFlight Pro application to your smartphone or tablet.     Charging the battery For more detailed information on charging, go to Before you start.    Parrot Disco   Follow the steps below to charge the drone's battery.   Charging time: 55 minutes Flight time: 45 minutes.   The status light is red while charging, and turns green when the battery is fully charged.   Parrot Skycontroller 2 For more detailed information on the Parrot Skycontroller 2, go to Parrot Skycontroller 2.   Follow the steps below to charge Parrot Skycontroller 2.   1.   Connect one end of the charging cable (supplied) to Parrot Skycontroller 2's charging port.   2.   Connect the other end of the charging cable to the charger, then plug the charger into a wall outlet.  > The charging light turns red. Charging time: 1 hour 40 minutes for 4 hours of use.   3.  Charging light (on the charger) turns green when the controller is fully charged.     Installing the battery For more detailed information on Parrot Disco, go to Before you start.    1.  Remove the cowling.     2.  Place the battery into the battery compartment.     3.  Plug in the battery.     4.  Close the cowling.     Attaching the wings       Connecting Parrot Disco to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 Follow these steps to connect the drone to the controller.     Connecting a smartphone to Parrot Disco & Parrot Skycontoller 2   For more detailed information on connecting devices, go to Getting started.   1.   Use a USB cable to connect your smartphone to Parrot Skycontroller 2.   2.   Turn on Parrot Skycontroller 2, wait for it to connect to your phone.   3.   Turn on Parrot Disco, wait for it to connect to your phone. Parrot Skycontroller 2's status light will turn green when connection is established.   Your screen should look like this when both are connected:     *Note: When FreeFlight Pro starts, the FPV mode is activated by default, to go back to FreeFlightPro's main page, tap .     Calibrating Parrot Disco and Parrot Skycontroller 2 Before you take Parrot Disco to the air, you must orient its position in 3D space (the same for Parrot Skycontroller 2).  Follow these steps to calibrate both.   Parrot Disco In FreeFlight Pro, go to FLY&FILM > Settings   > Position > Calibrate. > Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the drone.    Parrot Skycontroller 2 In FreeFlight Pro, go to FLY&FILM > Settings > Controller > Calibrate. > Follow the on-screen directions to calibrate the controller.     Updating For more detailed information on updating, go to How to update.   Parrot Disco Via smartphone *Note: The FreeFlightPro application can search for new updates ONLY if your smartphone has already been connected once to Parrot Disco.   1.   Use a USB cable to connect your smartphone to Parrot Skycontroller 2.   2.   Turn on Parrot Skycontroller 2, wait for it to connect to your phone.   3.   Turn on Parrot Disco, wait for it to connect to your phone. Parrot Skycontroller 2's status light will turn green when connection is established.   4.   At FreeFlightPro's main page, tap   to open the side bar.   5.   Tap Check for updates to update firmware.   You will be prompted to update each item that needs an update.   Parrot Skycontoller 2   1.   Connect your smartphone to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 with the supplied micro-USB cable, and turn on the controller.   2.   At the FreeFlightPro main page, go to FLY&FILM.   3.   In the cockpit view window, tap Settings   4.   On the FIRST PERSON VIEW page, scroll down and tap the Controller icon, then tap CHECK FOR UPDATES.   Now that you have done the prep work, go to part 2: Out of the Box: Flying to get Parrot Disco airborne.
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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 need to be granted for location and media in order to enjoy 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 the 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. 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: You may need to connect your drone first to be able to see Flight Plan 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 Pitch Mode - Lets you choose the drone's pitch control. Normal     Inverted     Loitering Direction - Determines which direction (left or right) the drone circles overhead. Loiter Radius - Limits the drone's overhead orbiting circumference. Loiter Altitude - Limits the height at which the drone circles. 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 your Parrot Disco 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 Parrot Disco reaches this value. Geofence - When max distance is set and Geofence is activated, Parrot Disco will return to the starting position when it reaches maximum distance. *Note: If Geofence is not activated, Parrot Disco 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 Parrot Disco'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 Parrot Disco can only contain letters, numbers and underscores ("_"), and must not exceed 32 characters in length.     Record settings    To access the record setting, press the    button on the left side of the record button.   The video/photo settings page opens.   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).   Recording type   Video   Video recording starts automatically when you press the Take off button.  The RECORD icon   flashes during video recording.   To stop recording, press the button on Skycontroller 2.  To record a new video, press  again.   Use your finger to move the red dial at the bottom of the screen to change exposure. Or use the scroll wheel R1 on your Parrot Skycontroller 2.   *Note: You cannot shoot videos and photos simultaneously   Photo   DNG (RAW) - This mode takes a raw fish-eye photo with a 180° FOV at a 4096×3072 pixels resolution in a DNG format. DNG is compatible with professional grade editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.  JPEG - JPEG mode takes a screen shot of the video stream at a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The image quality is slightly degraded because video image stabilization 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 - lets you take a fish eye shot with a 180° FOV. This mode offers small editing possibilities. The default picture format is DNG, slide the red dial at the bottom of the screen to change exposure.   Taking photos On your Parrot Skycontroller 2, press the button to take a photo. The internal memory capacity of the Parrot Disco is 32 GB, the number of stored photos is dependent upon the format selected. For best photo quality, we recommend leaving the photo setting in DNG mode.   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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Photos and videos taken with Parrot Disco are saved in its internal memory. To download these pictures, do the following: To computer To a smartphone
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Setup   Setup FPV   Take Off   Piloting   Record   Landing    
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The Parrot Disco can be used in either photo mode or video mode.     At the piloting screen, tap the video icon    to access video/photo settings.   The video/photo settings page opens.   Video   At the video/photo settings page, you can choose to record video in 24, 25, or 30 FPS (frames-per-second) formats, in addition to choosing the streaming speed between 30 and 20 Mbps (megabytes-per-second).   Video recording starts automatically when you press the Take off button. The RECORD icon    flashes while recording video. To stop recording, press the button on the controller.  To record a new video, press  again.   Use your finger to move the red dial at the bottom of the screen to change exposure. Or use the scroll wheel R1 on your Parrot Skycontroller 2.   *Note: You cannot shoot videos and photos simultaneously   Photo   Parrot Disco offers 3 picture formats:   DNG (RAW) - This mode takes a raw fish-eye photo with a 180° FOV at a 4096×3072 pixels resolution in a DNG format. DNG is compatible with professional grade editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.   JPEG - JPEG mode takes a screen shot of the video stream at a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The image quality is slightly degraded because video image stabilization 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 - lets you take a fish eye shot with a 180° FOV. This mode offers small editing possibilities.   The default picture format is DNG.   Use your finger to move the red dial at the bottom of the screen to change exposure.   Taking photos   On your Parrot Skycontroller 2, press the   button to take a photo. The internal memory of the Parrot Disco has a capacity of 32 GB.  The maximum number of stored photos depends on the format selected. For best photo quality, we recommend leaving the photo setting in DNG mode.     Optimize video and photo qualities   Change exposure Use the FRONT-RIGHT ROTARY DIAL on Parrot Skycontroller 2 to change the brightness of the scene.     Change camera angle Use the FRONT-LEFT ROCKER SWITCH on Parrot Skycontroller 2 to change the camera angle.   Other settings that could help you further fine-tune the qualities of your photos and videos.            ANTIFLICKERING. Choose Select Auto, 50Hz, or 60 Hz to reduces the flickering effect often seen in videos shot indoors under florescent lighting. Select Auto to adapt the frequency of the country selected on the Network settings screen.   Select one of the following to adjust the white balance to best suit your environment.           Automatic         Daylight         Cloudy             White fluorescent light             Tungsten bulb     Retrieve photos and videos Photos and videos taken with Parrot Disco are saved in its internal memory. To download these pictures, do the following:   To a computer   1.   Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Parrot Disco to a computer.    2.   Turn on Parrot Disco.   3.   Look for Parrot_Disco on your computer.   4.   Double click on Parrot_Disco   5.   Go to Disco > Media, the list of picture files opens.   6.   Transfer the files to your computer.   To a smartphone   1.   Press the On/Off button to turn on Parrot Disco.   2.   Open FreeFlight Pro and make sure the Parrot Disco is connected to the smartphone.   3.   At FreeFlight Pro's main page, tap the camera icon     to open the "Drone memory" page and select the file you want to transfer or delete, then tap TRANSFER or DELETE.    4.   Once you tap TRANSFER, the process begins automatically . To cancel, tap "Cancel" on the top-right corner.     5.   Once transfer is complete, at the prompt, choose to keep the photos or delete them, then tap     at the "Drone memory" page to go back to the main FreeFlight Pro page.    
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In this section, we will help you to diagnose and solve certain recurring problems so that you can have an even more enjoyable flying experience.   Loss of connection   Loss of connection between the Parrot Skycontroller 2 and Parrot Disco will cause the drone to abandon its original heading and immediately starts circling in a 180-feet-diameter (55 meters) orbit for a specified time period (10 seconds by default).  *Note: this time can be set by the user.   If connection is not restored within (by default) 10 seconds, Disco will return to its starting position and orbit overhead in 180-feet-diameter (55 meters)  circles.   If connection is not restored after 5 minutes, Parrot Disco will initiate auto-spiral landing over its starting position.     Status light indications   Parrot Disco       Parrot Skycontroller 2     Video streaming   If you see grey lines on your smartphone or tablet while streaming:   Check the Wi-Fi connection on your smartphone or tablet. Reset antiflickering in RECORDING SETTINGS.   Spare parts   You can buy spare parts for Parrot Disco at our online store: www.parrot.com
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Battery – make sure the battery housing is intact and the terminal is clean. STOP using the battery IMMEDIATELY if the housing is cracked, punctured, or enlarged. Dispose of any discarded 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 enlarged. Dispose of any discarded charger in compliance with your local safety regulations.   Propeller – check the propeller for any visible damage; a bent blade could cause instability in flight, which could result in crashes (and in turn damage the drone). In addition, make sure the propeller can still be securely mounted to the drone.   Camera – check for any visible damage to the lens. Blemishes on the lens could affect the qualities of the photos and videos.   Airframe – check for any structural fatigue or damage to the wings, flaps, and servomotor connectors. Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated in the motor housings and downward-facing sensor area.   C.H.U.C.K – check for any structural fatigue or damage, make sure the On/Off button is perpendicular to the drone fuselage.   Overall wear and tear – check the drone for any visible damage. Remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulate on the bottom. STOP using the drone immediately if any wire or electronic component appear damaged.     Storage   Battery storage 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 drone after 50 th flight, run the battery to 50% capacity before storing.   Drone storage 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.   Propeller – remove propeller from the drone prior to cleaning; use a dampened cloth to wipe down the blades, make sure they are completely dry before mounting.  
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Parrot Disco weights in at 26 oz/750 g, and can fly up to 45 minutes on a full charge.          
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Settings   Like its predecessor, FreeFlight 3, FreeFlight Pro offers a variety of adjustment that let you fine-tune your Parrot Disco to your preferences.   To access Settings, do the following:   1.   Go to FLY & FILM at FreeFlight Pro's main page.      2.   Tap Settings     at the piloting screen.    The first settings page (FIRST PERSON VIEW) opens.  You can select different setting parameters via the left scroll bar. To go back to the main page, press tap       In FPV, you can select whether to auto-launch the FPV goggle view when you connect your smart device to Parrot Skycontroller 2, as well as adjust the distance between the two view ports in the goggle.     Below FPV is Piloting.  Here you can reset the pitch of the drone, as well as its stand-by (loitering) parameters.     Position lets you set the height and the distance the drone can travel, in addition to calibrating and flat trimming Parrot Disco for better flight stability.     GEOFENCE is a useful feature to help prevent Parrot Disco from going too far.  When you activate GEOFENCE, Parrot Disco will turn around when it reaches the set maximum distance.   If GEOFENCE is turned off, a warning on the piloting screen will notify you that Parrot Disco has reached its distance limit, at which point the drone will not turn around but continue its course until you manually fly it back.   RTH (Return To Home) ensures that you will never lose your Parrot Disco when you lose Wi-Fi connection. In the event of a lost connection, Parrot Disco will return to its starting point if the connection is not re-established within the pre-set time period.     Network is where you can adjust the quality of your Wi-Fi connection.     Network Name You can change the name of your Parrot drone by:   Type in a new name in the field. Reboot Parrot Disco *Note: The network name can only contain letters, numbers and underscores ("_"), and must not exceed 32 characters.   WPA2 *Note: by default there is no password set.   If you do not have a password, or if you want to set a different password, you may do so in WPA2:   Tap the “WPA2” button. Enter the password you want to set.   Location Select your region/country.   OUTDOOR Activate this for outside flying.   Wi-Fi band Connects Parrot Disco to 2.4 or 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands.   The 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band enables you to fly your Parrot drone from a greater distance. Generally, it is also more congested than the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band in urban areas. The 5 GHz Wi-Fi band lets you have a better connection between Parrot Disco and your smartphone for video streaming. Check your smartphone user guide to see whether it can connect to the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band. Otherwise, use the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band instead.
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