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After you have charged the batteries and updated the software, you are ready to fly! For the best flying experience, use the combination of your smartphone and Parrot Skycontroller 2 to fly the Parrot Disco. (it cannot be flown by using your smartphone alone).   Make sure you are in an obstruction-free clearing (no trees, power lines, etc.) with at least 240 ft/80 m on all sides to accommodate launching, flying, and landing. Maintain line-of-sight with Parrot Disco at all times during the flight.   Parrot Disco is equipped with a powerful motor. Before taking it to the air, make sure you have read through the following carefully to prevent injuries.   Click here to go to part 1: Out of the Box/Pre-flight. For more detailed information on flying, go to Flying.     Flying Control screen Controls Piloting modes Flat trim Take off Landing Return home Using the Parrot Cockpitglasses with Parrot Skycontroller 2      Control screen       Controls     You can also customize the controls to your preference in FreeFlight Pro.      Piloting modes   Auto-assist This is Parrot Disco’s default flying mode. Under auto-assist, Parrot Disco maintains its altitude and heading automatically, so you can concentrate on flying (accelerating, climbing, diving, banking) without having to worry about sustaining speed, adjusting control surfaces, etc. If you let go of the stick momentarily, auto-assist ensures that Parrot Disco stays airborne.   Loitering This feature allows you to set the Parrot Disco in standby/orbiting mode overhead.   Manual This feature allows you to use an RC remote (not included) to fly the Parrot Disco. Auto-assisted flying is not available in this mode. Refer to your RC remote's user guide to configure the channels for Parrot Disco.   *Note: manual flying is recommended for experienced RC pilots only.   For more detailed information on flying with a RC remote, go to Using a RC controller.     Flat trim Flat trim resets the downward sensor to further enhance flight stability. We recommend that you flat trim the drone prior to each flight and following a crash.   Press the On/Off switch to turn on the drone. Wait for the drone to connect to your smartphone. On your smartphone, open FreeFlight Pro. Go to FLY&FILM > Settings > Position, then tap FLAT TRIM.     Take off   Parrot Disco must take off into the wind.   1.   Stand facing upwind and firmly hold the area near the nose/shoulder of the Parrot Disco with one hand.   2.  Make sure Parrot Disco’s propeller area is completely cleared of obstacles.   3.  On Parrot Skycontroller 2, press the TAKE OFF button  . The motor runs slowly for 3 seconds before kicking into full power.   *Note: DO NOT LAUNCH until AFTER the motor comes to full power. **Note: To stop the motor, press .   4.  A «Ready to take off» pop-up window is displayed on your smartphone. Parrot Disco is ready for take-off.   5.  Hold the drone to your side. With the arm fully extended, gently toss Parrot Disco straight and upward (without twisting at the waist) into the wind. Parrot Disco climbs to an altitude of 150 ft/45 m and circles over its starting position in a 180 ft/60 m-diameter orbit.   *Note : If the drone is not airborne within 10 seconds after powering on, the motor shuts off automatically. Press   again to begin a new take-off sequence. **Note : DO NOT LAUNCH PARROT DISCO OVERHEAD!   6.  You may take over the controls once Parrot Disco is in stable orbit.       Landing For more detailed information on landing, go to Flying.    General guidelines on landing   *Note: Make sure you are in an area with at least 240 ft/80 m of clearing on all sides to accommodate landing.   1.   Maneuver the drone into the wind (i.e. against the wind), and start your approach.   2.   Throttle back (left stick back) to reduce speed, when you are ready to land, press on the controller to begin the landing cycle. *Note: throttle is cut once the landing cycle starts, but direction control is still available.   3.   As you approach the landing area, if you are coming in too fast, pull back gently (right stick back) on the nose to further reduce speed. If you are going too slow, lower the nose (right stick forward) to increase speed.   4.   Before touchdown, pull back on the nose. Parrot Disco lands softly.     Spiral   Once spiral/circular landing is initiated, Parrot Disco automatically turns into the wind to reduce landing speed on touchdown. 1.  Make sure you are in an area of at least 240 ft/80 m in diameter to accommodate the spiral pattern.   2.  Push the left control of the Parrot Skycontroller 2 to the left or to the right to set your Parrot Disco to loitering mode.  3.  On your Parrot Skycontroller 2 press . > Parrot Disco descends in a spiral pattern and lands.     Linear   To land Parrot Disco in a straight-a-way fashion:   1.   Maneuver the Parrot Disco so it is flying into the wind. 2.   On Parrot Skycontroller 2, press LANDING   . >Parrot Disco descends in a straight line, and just prior to touchdown, noses up to reduce speed and lands softly. *Note: you can still control the Parrot Disco during descent.   To abort landing, press again on Parrot Skycontroller 2. Parrot Disco climbs to loitering/standby height (150 ft/50 m) and begins circling overhead.     Return home     To recall Parrot Disco to its starting point, press the return button  on Parrot Skycontroller 2, or tap the Return Home icon    in FreeFlight Pro.   When Return Home is activated, Parrot Disco climbs (or descends) to 150 ft/50 m (default altitude) and heads for the starting position. Once there, Parrot Disco orbits overhead in a 180 ft/60 m-diameter circle at the same altitude.         Never leave the Cockpitglasses (with the phone inside) in the sun when not in use. This could damage your phone.     Never look directly at the sun with empty Parrot Cockpitglasses. Permanent damage to your eyes may occur.     Using the Parrot Cockpitglasses with Parrot Skycontroller 2 For more detailed information on Parrot Cockpitglasses, go to FPV.   1. Make sure you have downloaded the free FreeFlight Pro app from the App Store ® or Google Play TM  to your smartphone or tablet.   2. Pull out the phone cradle.   3. Open the cradle   4. Pass your smartphone’s USB cable through the cradle's side opening.   5. Plug one end of your smartphone’s USB cable into the Parrot Skycontroller 2, and the other end into your smartphone.   6. Turn on Parrot Skycontroller 2, and open FreeFlight Pro, wait for the controller to connect to your phone.   7. Turn on Parrot Disco, wait for the drone to connect to your phone. > By default FPV mode is activated when the drone is connected, if not, tap   in the cockpit view window to turn it on.   8. Align the center line on the FPV display (on your smartphone) with the dotted line on the inside of the cradle cover. Make sure the smartphone is resting against the bottom edge of the cover before you close the cover.    9. Make sure the cradle is tightly closed before sliding it back into the goggle.  10. Adjust the strap so the goggle fits snugly on your head.     Click here to go to part 1: Out of the Box/Pre-flight.
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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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Parrot Disco weights in at 26 oz/750 g, and can fly up to 45 minutes on a full charge.          
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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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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.    
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Question How to reset the Parrot Disco?   Answer Quckly press the on/off button twice , then hold the button for about 10 seconds. > The on/off button flashes orange and red before the Parrot Disco shuts down. Switch on the Parrot Disco to complete the reset process. Use this process to reset the settings and erase the memory of the Parrot Disco. This process does not erase the firmware version installed on the drone.
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Setup   Setup FPV   Take Off   Piloting   Record   Landing    
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Via smartphone   The FreeFlight Pro application can search for new updates only if your smartphone has already been connected once to Parrot Disco.   1.   Make sure your smartphone is connected to the Internet.   2.   Turn on Parrot Disco.   3.   Launch the FreeFlight Pro application and wait for your smartphone to connect to the drone.   4.   On the main page, tap Menus      to open the left side bar.   5.   Tap Check for updates, and select OK at the Update prompt; FreeFlight Pro updates itself.   6.   Tap OK at the prompt to restart the drone.   To check update information, go into FreeFlight Pro's main page, then tap DISCO-xxxxxx to open the drone's information page.         Parrot Skycontroller 2   1.   Connect your smartphone to the Parrot Skycontroller 2 with a micro-USB cable (supplied)   2.   Turn on the Parrot Skycontroller 2.   3.   At the FreeFlight Pro main page, go to FLY&FILM.   4.   In the cockpit view window, tap Settings    5.   On the Settings page, scroll down and tap the Controller icon, then tap CHECK FOR UPDATES.  
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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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 1. Where can I find the software version of my Parrot Disco? First, connect to your Parrot Disco, then in the FreeFlight Pro application, click on the name of your device (Example: DISCO-891012)      Finally, on the next screen you will see various information about your Parrot Disco, including its software version     2. Where can I find the version of the FreeFlight Pro application? Launch the FreeFlight Pro application, then click on the context menu, you will see the version of the application     3. Where can I find the version version of my Parrot Skycontroller 2? First, connect to your Parrot Disco, then in the FreeFlight Pro (Fly & Film) application, click the settings icon  "(toothed wheel)"     Then, on the menu on the left, select Controller. Finally, you will see information about your Parrot Skycontroller 2, including its software version        
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Arduplane is an open source Autopilot. APM aims experimented users, who wish to use the Parrot Disco and C.H.U.C.K. for experimentation.   A Ardupilot version is integrated on the firmware 1.1.0 and above. To switch from Parrot Autopilot to APM, press shortly the ON/OFF buttons 3 times in a row. Then, you must use a RC control to pilot the Parrot Disco (compatibility is listed on Parrot Github) It is possible to switch between the use of Parrot Disco with Parrot Autopilot and Skycontroller 2 or Ardupilot combined with a RC controller.   You will find all ressources necessary to build you own version of Ardupilot and install it on the C.H.U.C.K. here : Github Parrot about APM 
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Version 1.4.1 Reasons for new versions: Feature: Geofence limits are now applied to Flight Plan: drone does not launch the Flight Plan and notifies FreeFlight Pro if a waypoint is out of bounds. Feature: Initiates an RTH in the case of Wi-Fi disconnection in Flight Plan depending on setting value (set in FreeFlight Pro). Improvement of waypoints validation in Flight Plan. Home coordinates are now updated as long as the drone has not taken off. Minor bug fixes. Version 1.3.0 Reasons for new versions: RC Calibration (1st step of the upcoming feature) Come back at 50m altitude after return to home procedure Initiate an RTH in case of wifi disconnection during landing phase Version 1.2.1 Improvement of landing procedure (linear and circular) Shortening delay of taking off from 3 s to 1 s. Version 1.1.1 Reasons for new versions: Geo-fence default max distance set to 2km instead of 500m Home position set to last take-off position instead of GPS fix position Take-off is forbidden in manual RC mode if no GPS fix Version 1.1.0 Reasons for new versions: New video recording settings available with FreeFlight Pro 4.1.11. Recording 1080p and FPV streaming in 480p (by default). Recording in 720p and FPV streaming in 720p. Pitot calibration(available on FreeFlight 4.1 and superior) Beta Ardupilot support Remove the loiter radius setting (FreeFlight 4.1 and superior) Minor bug fixes Version 1.0.5 This software is mandatory to update Disco products from 1.0.3 and before => 1.1.X Fix rare GPS loss issues Fix PUD issue after 30mn of flight Minor bug fixes
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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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Learn how to repair the Parrot Disco. 
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You can plan your flights using the in-app Flight Plan, available in in-app purchase on FreeFlight Pro. *Note that you need to create and load your flight plan before taking off.     Summary   Create a Flight Plan Fly with Flight Plan     Create a Flight Plan   1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to Internet and the GPS is on. 2. In FreeFlight Pro, select Flight Plan.   *Note: you can also launch Flight Plan from the main menu by tapping  .   3. At the PRODUCT CHOICE prompt, select Disco.    >A a satellite view of your area appears.             To see the satellite view in 3D, slide two fingers upwards.    When in 3D mode, the control interface disappears. To display the controls again, slide two fingers downward to return to the satellite view.   *Note: You need an Internet connection to display the satellite view. If you want to fly in an area without Internet connection, create and save your flight plan beforehand. **Note: Make sure your flight route is located in an area unobstructed by power lines, buildings, residences, and trees.     Plan a route   Place waypoints   Waypoints help you create a precise, autonomous flight plan using Disco’s GPS feature.   *Note: Before launching Flight Plan, make sure your smart devices are connected to the internet, and turn on GPS.   To place waypoints:   1. Tap on the map to create a waypoint. > The first waypoint appears. Waypoint bubbles are solid colored when first created.    2. Tap on the map again to create another waypoint. > A line connecting the two waypoints appears.   The number at the center of the waypoint bubble indicates the drone's altitude in flight. The upper right-hand number indicates the order in which the waypoints were made: #1 is the first waypoint, #2 is the second way point, and so on. The number over the connecting line indicates the distance between two waypoints. S is the starting point, and the circle around the first waypoint means the drone will orbit over the starting point after launch. 3. Continue to make waypoints until you are satisfied with the route.  To undo last action, tap     Plan for landing After you have mapped your flight, you need to tell the Parrot Disco where and how to land.     Linear landing This is the default landing pattern for the Parrot Disco, where the drone aligns itself with a "runway" and lands like a conventional aircraft.   To set linear landing:   1. Press and hold on the last waypoint until the blue dialog box opens.    2. Select LINEAR LANDING (default) and the landing funnel graphic appears over the last waypoint.   The landing funnel depicts the amount of distance the Parrot Disco needs to land.  If necessary, zoom out to see the entire flight plan, and move the cone-by dragging the E or L bubbles-to another position on the map. (E = End point, L = Landing point)       Circular landing   During circular landing, the Parrot Disco will circle over the end point and descends in a spiral pattern.   To set circular landing:   1. Press and hold on the E button after selecting linear landing. > The blue dialog box opens.    2. Select CIRCULAR LANDING.   > The landing funnel disappears.   3. Drag the E button to relocate the landing site. The circle surrounding the button signifies the landing pattern.  Circular landing requires an area of about  240 ft./80 m free of any obstacle all around.     Editing Waypoints After you have created your route, you can go back and change various parameters of each waypoint.     Change altitude There are two ways to change the altitude of the Parrot Disco in Flight Plan:   Using the vertical slider 1. Tap a waypoint; the bubble turns solid, the blue dialog box opens, and the vertical slider becomes active.   2. Slide the button up or down to adjust the drone’s altitude. *Note: the maximum altitude is limited to 492 feet.   Using the keypad 1. Press and hold a waypoint until the blue dialogue box opens. 2. Tap EDIT to open the “WAYPOINT” dialogue screen.   3. Enter a new altitude and then tap OK.   Insert a waypoint on a line   1. Press and hold anywhere on a line where you want to insert a waypoint, and the blue dialogue box opens (notice the arrow indicating the point of insertion).    2. Tap INSERT. > A new waypoint appears.       Saving a flight plan To save a new flight plan:   1. Tap     at the upper-right corner.    2. Tap Save as on the Saved flight plans screen.   3. Use the keypad to enter a name for your flight plan and then tap Save.     Open a saved flight plan Launch Flight Plan. Tap   At the Saved flight plans screen, tap the flight plan you want to open. Tap Open   Delete a flight plan Tap   At the Saved flight plans screen, tap the flight plan you want to delete, the selected file turns blue. Tap Delete.  When the dialogue box opens, select OK to confirm, or Cancel to return to the previous screen.     Fly with Flight Plan. Make sure your Flight Plan is created and loaded. Switch on the Parrot Disco. Wait until the light turns green, indicating the GPS location is fixed. Connect your smartphone to Parrot Disco and launch FreeFlight Pro. On the main screen, press Flight Plan. Press Start. Stand facing the wind and launch the Parrot Disco into the wind. The Parrot Disco makes its way to the first waypoint and orbits 3 revolutions before starting the route you have defined.
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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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For the best experience, use the combination of your smartphone and Parrot Skycontroller 2 to fly the Parrot Disco. Parrot Disco cannot be flown by using your smartphone alone.     STAY CLEAR OF THE MOTOR AREA AFTER TURNING ON PARROT DISCO! When not flying, disconnect battery to prevent accidental discharge.   Piloting modes   Auto-assist   Under auto-assist, Parrot Disco maintains its altitude and heading automatically, so you can enjoy the flying without having to worry about maintaining speed, adjusting control surfaces, etc.    And in case you let go of the stick momentarily, auto-assist ensures that Parrot Disco stays airborne.    Manual   This feature allows you to use an RC remote (not included) to fly the Parrot Disco. However, auto-assisted flying is not available in this mode.   *Note: in order to use a RC controller, you must first install a radio receiver (in Parrot Disco) specific to your controller.     Piloting configurations   There are three piloting configurations:   1.   Flying with Parrot Skycontroller 2 only. 2.   Flying with Parrot Skycontroller 2 and smartphone/tablet. 3.   Flying with Parrot Skycontroller 2, smartphone/tablet, and Parrot Cockpitglasses. Familiarize yourself with no. 1 and no. 2 before advancing to no. 3.     Piloting screen     Control methods   You can also customize the controls to your preference in FreeFlight Pro.     Flat trim   Flat trim resets the downward sensor to further enhance flight stability. It is recommended that you flat trim the drone prior to each flight and after a crash.   1.   Place Parrot Disco on a flat, dry surface. 2.   Press the On/Off switch to turn on the drone. 3.   On your smartphone, connect to Parrot Disco’s Wi-Fi ® : Disco_xxxxxx. 4.   In the FreeFlight Pro application, go to FLY&FILM > Setting > Position, then tap FLAT TRIM.     Take off     Disco must take off into the wind.   1.   Stand facing upwind and firmly hold the area near the nose/shoulder of the Parrot Disco with one hand.    2.  Make sure Parrot Disco’s propeller area is completely cleared of any obstacle.   3.  On Parrot Skycontroller 2, press the TAKE OFF button  . The motor runs slowly for 3 seconds before kicking into full power.   *Note: DO NOT LAUNCH until AFTER the motor fully accelerates. **Note: To stop the motor, press .   4.  A «Ready to take off» pop-up window is displayed on your smartphone. The drone is ready for take off.   5.  Holding the drone to your side, with the arm fully extended, gently toss Parrot Disco straight and upward (without twisting at the waist) into the wind. Parrot Disco climbs to an altitude of 150 feet (45 meters) and circles over its starting position in a 180-feet-diameter orbit (55 meters).   *Note: If the drone is not airborne within 10 seconds after powering on, the motor shuts off automatically .  Press   again to begin a new take-off sequence. **Note: DO NOT LAUNCH DISCO OVERHEAD!   6.  Once Parrot Disco is in stable orbit, you can take over the controls .     Return home   To recall Parrot Disco to its starting point, press the return button   on Parrot Skycontroller 2, or tap the Return Home icon     in FreeFlight Pro.   When Return Home is activated, Parrot Disco climbs (or descends) to 150 ft/50 m (default altitude) and heads for the starting position. Once there, Parrot Disco orbits overhead in a 180 ft/60 m-diameter circle at the same altitude.     Landing   Spiral   Once spiral/circular landing is initiated, Parrot Disco automatically turns into the wind to reduce landing speed on touchdown. 1.  Make sure you are in an area of at least 240 ft/80 m in diameter to accommodate the spiral pattern.   2.  Push the left control of the Parrot Skycontroller 2 to the left or to the right to set your Parrot Disco to loitering mode.  3.  On your Parrot Skycontroller 2 press    . >>Disco descends in a spiral and lands.   Linear     To land Parrot Disco in a straight-a-way fashion:   1.   Maneuver the Parrot Disco so it is flying into the wind. 2.   On Parrot Skycontroller 2, press LANDING   . >>Parrot Disco descends in a straight line, and just prior to touchdown, noses up to reduce speed and lands softly. *Note : you can still control the Parrot Disco during descent.   To abort landing, press again on Parrot Skycontroller 2. Parrot Disco climbs to loitering/standby height (50 m /150 feet) and begins circling overhead.     Flight Plan   With Flight Plan, you can pre-plan a flight by designating specific routes for Parrot Disco, and just sit back and enjoy the scenery as it soars through the air.   Flight Plan is available as an in-app purchase in FreeFlight Pro. *Note: You must create your flight plan before taking off. **Note: Parrot Disco still has to be launched MANUALLY.   Creating a Flight Plan   1.   Tap    to enable waypoint editing. 2.   On the map, tap where you want to place your first waypoint.       > A bubble with two numbers appears. The big number at the center is the altitude at which Parrot Disco will fly, and the smaller number represents the order of the waypoint. 3. Continue to place your waypoints. 4. Once you have drawn your path, press and hold the last point of your journey.     > A pop-up window appears. Select a landing mode (linear or spiral).      Spiral landing requires an area of at least 240 feet (80m) in diameter and free of obstacles. Your flight plan is created.   Flying with Flight Plan 1.   Make sure your flight plan is created and loaded. 2.   Turn on your Parrot Disco. 3.   Wait until the Parrot Disco’s warning light turns green, indicating the GPS is connected. 4.   Connect your smartphone to the Parrot Disco and start the FreeFlight Pro application. 5.   On the Home screen, press Flight Plan. 6.   Press Start. 7.   Stand facing upwind and launch Parrot Disco.       > The drone begins the course you set.   For more detail on Flight Plan, go to Flight Plan .  
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