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    Using FreeFlight Mini To update the firmware, do the following:   1.   Press the On/Off button on the Parrot Mambo to turn it on. 2.   Open FreeFlight Mini app and tap Mambo_xxxxxx.     3.   Parrot Mambo's information page opens.     Tap Check for updates to update Parrot Mambo's firmware.   Or, tap    > Check for updates.  Update begins automatically. ___________________________________________________________________   Via computer/USB   1. Power on the Parrot Mambo and wait until the lights (eyes) turn green.   2. Connect the drone to your computer using a USB/micro-USB cable (provided). >Wait until the drone's “right-eye” light is a steady green   3. Go to Parrot Mambo’s support page at https://community.parrot.com/t5/Mambo-Knowledge-Base/tkb-p/Mambo@tkb.   4. At the Parrot Mambo support page, you may click either Software update (under DOWNLOADS) or Update v.xxx to download the update.     5. When download dialogue box opens, check Save file, then click OK to download the update file.    6. Following the download, click the blue arrow on the browser window , then click the folder icon to access the file.     7. While the MiniDrone is powered on, double click on Parrot_Mini to open it. *Note: if MiniDrone is off, press the ON/OFF button to turn it back on and wait for your computer to recognize it.     8. Drag the update file into the open area ( the root of the drone) of Parrot_Mini.  DO NOT PLACE THE FILE IN THE DRONE FOLDER.  DO NOT RENAME THE FILE.     The update file is in the "root" of the drone.  Your screen should look like this:     >Parrot Mambo's lights will flash while the update file is being transferred. >>Once the transfer is complete, the right-eye light remains green, and the left-eye orange.   6. Safely disconnect and remove the Parrot Mambo from your computer. >Installation begins. The lights alternately flash orange with increasing rapidity. Do not remove the battery while the update installation is in progress.   7. The installation is complete when the lights turn green.
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You can share flight data using social network and email. To do so, you need to register with Parrot Cloud using a valid internet connection. At My flights' main page, you can send you flight data to your email via "Send Piloting", as well as sharing it with the public using "Share".    Tap "Send Piloting" to send flight data to your email.   *Note: The data sent via email is a json file. Use third party tools like Flight Data Manager permit to process data shared.   Tap "Share" to show your flight data on Twitter or Parrot Cloud.  
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Learn how to install the Parrot Mambo's propellers.
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Learn how to repair your Parrot Mambo. 
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Using your smartphone   At the joypad page, Tap   to take a photo with Parrot Mambo's vertical camera. The photo is saved in the drone's memory.     Using Parrot Flypad   When flying the Parrot Mambo with the Parrot Flypad, press R1 button once to take a photo.   Parrot Mambo's large memory capacity allows you to save several hundred photos. Once the memory is full, you cannot take more photos until you clear up some storage space.     Transfer/Delete Photos   To delete or transfer photos to your smartphone: 1.   In the FreeFlight Mini's main page, tap the camera icon   to open the memory page (the number in the red dot indicates how many photos are currently stored.) 2.   Drone memory page opens to a list of saved photos.   3.   Select the photos and tap TRANSFER to move them to your smartphone, or tap DELETE to delete them from Parrot Mambo's memory.   You can also transfer or delete the photos via computer. To do so, use the USB/micro-USB cable provided to connect the Parrot Mambo to your computer. Make sure Parrot Mambo's battery is charged and in place before connecting.
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FreeFlight Mini replaces FreeFlight 3 for Mambo, Swing, Airborne Cargo, Night, Hydrofoil, and Rolling Spider.   For Jumping drones, download FreeFlight Jumping. For Airborne, Hydrofoil and Rolling Spider MiniDrones, download FreeFlight Mini for iOS and Android devices.       Main Screen     1.  Side menu bar - Press     for Drone school, to buy a drone or check for updates.     2.  Update - Tap to update the drone's firmware. 3.  My flights - See your flight history and register for Academy / Parrot Cloud. 4.  Connect to a drone - Press    to open the drop-down list, select your drone to connect. 5.  Connect to Parrot Flypad - Tap to access to Flypad controls layout. 6.  Start - Tap to open piloting screen.     Piloting Screen            - Tap to make Parrot Mambo perform aerial tricks through a set of pre-programmed acrobatics. See Acrobatics for more detail.   - Tap  to take a photo with Parrot Mambo's vertical camera. The photo is saved in the drone's memory.  See Taking Photos for more detail.   Press to get Mambo airborne, the drone will hover at 3 ft./ 1 m. above the ground while awaiting instructions.     - Tap to operate the cannon.   See Installing Accessories for more detail on both cannon and grabber   - Tap to operate the grabber.   To land the Parrot Mambo, Tap  .   Tap  to open PILOTING SETTINGS.      Piloting Settings     Joypad This is the default control mode, where you use the smart device to fly the drone. Mambo's altitude, climb speed, and the pitch angle are at their default values in Joypad mode, which makes this mode more suitable for the novice pilot.   Ace Test your piloting skills in Ace mode by adjusting Parrot Mambo's altitude, climb speed, and the pitch angle to make your flying more challenging.  We recommend that you dial these down in the beginning until you become more familiar with the responsiveness of the drone.   Normal Normal relies on the control device orientation for movement: tilt your smartphone left to make the drone turn left, tilt your smartphone right to make the drone turn right, etc.   CAMERA Select this option to take photos with your smartphone's camera. By default Parrot Mambo is set to take photos with its own camera.     Position, Distance, and Limits       Flat trim Tap  FLAT TRIM before take-off or after a crash to ensure flight stability.    Max altitude Limits how high the drone can fly.   Max inclination Sets the pitch angle of the drone in forward flight; the greater the pitch angle, the faster the drone flies.   Max vertical speed Limits how fast the drone can ascend and descend.   Max rotational speed Limits how fast the drone can turn on its own axis.   Banked turn Enables the drone to turn (banking) like a fixed-wing aircraft.
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In this section you will learn how to charge the Parrot Flypad, connect it to your drone, and how to custom-configure the buttons to your liking.   *Note: Parrot Flypad is sold separately, and not mandatory for flying the Parrot Mambo or Swing. **Note: currently there is no provision for updating software on the Parrot Flypad.     Overview     Charging the battery   1.   Connect the micro USB cable to Parrot Flypad’s micro-USB port.     2.   Connect the USB port to a computer or a USB power adapter. The charge LED turns red while charging is in progress. Once charging is complete, the LED turns green. Charging time is approximately 2 hours.   Fully charged, Parrot Flypad has a battery life about 6 hours.     Attaching the smartphone holder   Before using Parrot Flypad’s smartphone holder, make sure your smartphone does not exceed the following dimensions: • Width: 3.1" / 79mm. • Thickness:  0.4" / 10mm.   1.   Insert the smartphone holder’s tab into the slot at the top of the Parrot Flypad.    2.   Tighten the screw to anchor the holder to the Parrot Flypad.   3.   Lock your smartphone onto the holder via the spring-loaded clamp.       Configuring Parrot Flypad's buttons   Before you start, make sure your smartphone is connected to both the Parrot Flypad and the drone.   See Using the Parrot Mambo with the Parrot Flypad on how to connect your phone to the Parrot Flypad and the drone.   1.   In FreeFlight Mini, tap   >> The list of Parrot Flypad buttons function opens. 2.   Select the function you want to change. 3.   On the Flypad, press the button to which you want to assign the function. >> The button and the function are now linked, and the configuration is saved for your next flight.   To return to the default settings, press Reset.     Status light indications       Turning off the Parrot Flypad   To turn off the Parrot Flypad, press and hold down the On/Off button for a few seconds, the button light flashes red before powering off.
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Version 2.6.6 Reason for new version:  Bug fixes Version 2.6.5 Reason for new version:  Button mapping saved on Parrot Flypad with FreeFlight Mini iOS 4.2.5 and above Bug fixes Version 1.0.17 Reason for new version:  Major Bug fixes: Fix mapping with Flypad standalone to be the same that with Flypad & FreeFlight Mini. Fix "in charge" indicator after unplugging the USB of the drone. [Hovering] Fix hovering drift at constant speed. Connection restored on Flypad used directly with the MiniDrone after long distance disconnection. Improvements: [Hovering] Better transition from flying to hovering Version 1.0.11 Reason for new version : Improvement of accessory firmware Bug fixes
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Parrot Mambo comes with a variety of accessories to make your flying experience even more adventurous and enjoyable.
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Connecting the Parrot Mambo to the smartphone   1.   Insert the drone's battery or press the On/Off button (the drone powers on automatically if the battery is charged).   2.   Wait until the booting sequence completes and the LED “eyes” turn green.    3.   On your smartphone, turn on the Bluetooth® function and open the FreeFlight Mini app. The application automatically connects the smartphone to the drone.   If the app fails to connect to the drone, tap    on FreeFlight Mini's main page, then select Mambo_xxxxxx from the drop-down list.     Taking off   1.   Place the Parrot Mambo on a flat and dry surface.   2.   Launch FreeFlight Mini and press START  .   3.   Select the configuration (with or without hulls).   4.   At the JOYSTICK page, press  . The Parrot Mambo takes off and hovers at 3 ft./ 1 m. above the ground while awaiting instructions.     Landing   To land the Parrot Mambo, Tap .     Flying At FreeFlight Mini's main page, press START     JOYSTICK mode is the default flying mode.      For detail on flying with the Parrot Flypad, refer to Using a Parrot Mambo with a Parrot Flypad.
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FreeFlight Mini App is compatible with:    iOS version 8 or higher iPhone 4S or higher iPod Touch 5 or higher iPad Mini (all), iPad Air (all), iPad 3 & 4 (or higher) FreeFlight Mini is available on Apple App Store.    Android version 4.4 or higher Smartphone Bluetooth Chip has to support Bluetooth Low Energy (or Bluetooth 4.0 / Bluetooth Smart) FreeFlight Mini is available on Google Play. Note that some devices will not be compatible due to their internal components, specially the Kindle Fire HD. FreeFlight Mini replaces FreeFlight 3 for Parrot MiniDrones.
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Settings allows you to fine-tune Parrot Mambo's altitude, inclination, vertical speed, and rotational speed, in addition to make changes to control modes and camera adjustments.   1.   Open the FreeFlight Mini app and tap START to open the joystick screen.    2.   At the joystick screen, tap Settings   to open PILOTING SETTINGS.      There are two categories in PILOTING SETTINGS:  Piloting and Position.   Piloting   Joypad This is the default control mode, where you use the phone to fly the drone. This mode is more suitable for the novice pilot.    Ace You can test your piloting skills by adjusting Parrot Mambo's altitude, climb speed, and the pitch angle to make your flying more challenging. However, it is a good idea in the beginning to dial these down until you become more familiar with the responsiveness of the drone.      Normal Normal relies on the control device orientation for movement: tilt your smartphone left to make the drone turn left, tilt your smartphone right to make the drone turn right, etc.      *Note: Hull and Cut out are also available in both ACE and  NORMAL modes. Scroll down to access the camera setting.      CAMERA Select this option to take photos with your smartphone's camera. By default Parrot Mambo is set to take photos with its own camera (hence not highlighted).   Hull Select this option if you plan on flying Parrot Mambo with propeller guards.   Cutout This option stops the motors if the propellers hit an obstruction. This option is activated automatically (and cannot be turned off) when you fly with no hull protection. If you fly with hulls mounted, you can choose to whether activate or deactivate the Cutout option.       Position           Flat trim Tap  FLAT TRIM before take-off or after a crash to ensure flight stability.    Max altitude Limits how high the drone can fly.   Max inclination Sets the pitch angle of the drone in forward flight; the greater the pitch angle, the faster the drone flies.   Max vertical speed Limits how fast the drone can ascend and descend.   Max rotational speed Limits how fast the drone can turn on its own axis.
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This section helps you to resolve some of the commonly-encountered issues with Parrot Mambo and its accessories.
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Pre-programmed acrobatics   Like other Parrot MiniDrones, Parrot Mambo can perform aerial tricks through a set of pre-programmed acrobatics.   *Note: by default, your drone is set to “No Flip”     .   To perform a flip:   1.   Press   >>A drop-down list of patterns opens.   2.   Select a pattern.   3.   Double-tap the centre of your smartphone or tablet screen to perform the selected pattern.   Back flip -        Front flip -       Left flip   -           Right flip -       No flip     -     Parrot Mambo can also take off in mid-air from a hand-toss. Tap the HAND icon   to activate the mid-air mode, and then gently toss the drone upward.
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Pairing the Parrot Mambo to the Parrot Flypad *Note: Follow this order when connecting: Parrot Flypad > Smartphone > Drone.   1.   Turn on the Parrot Flypad.   2.   On your smartphone, turn on the Bluetooth® function and open the FreeFlight Mini app. The application automatically connects the smartphone to the controller.   *Note: Parrot Flypad's status light (also the On/Off button) goes from red to flashing green, then becomes a steady green once the connection is established.   3.   Insert the drone's battery or press the On/Off button (the drone powers on automatically if the battery is charged).   4.   Wait until the booting sequence completes and the LED “eyes” turn green.    5.   On FreeFlight Mini's main page, notice the green dot next to Mambo_xxxxxxx and the Parrot Flypad icon  , indicating both the Parrot Flypad and the drone are connected.    Parrot Mambo is now paired (connected) to the Parrot Flypad.     Taking off   1.   Place the Parrot Mambo on a flat, dry surface.   2.   Launch FreeFlight Mini and press START.   3.   Select the configuration (with or without hulls).   4.   Press     on the screen or press the TAKE OFF/LAND BUTTON    on the Parrot Flypad. The Parrot Mambo takes off and hovers at 3 ft./1 m above the ground while awaiting further input.     Landing To land the Parrot Mambo, Tap    on the screen or press the TAKE OFF/LAND BUTTON .       Flying   Parrot Flypad's joysticks work the same way as the joypad mode on the smartphone.  
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Parrot Mambo is the newest member in Parrot's popular line of Minidrones. Equipped with fun accessories, Parrot Mambo turns flying into an adventure.   OVERVIEW         Charging the drone battery   1.   Insert the battery into the battery compartment at the back of Parrot Mambo.    2.   Connect the Parrot Mambo to a computer or a USB power adapter with the supplied micro USB cable.   The LED above the USB port turns red while the battery is charging (charging time is approximately 30 minutes with a 2.1A charger), and turns green once charging is complete. To remove the battery, lift the tab and slide the battery backwards.   Downloading the application   Before flying the Parrot Mambo, download the free FreeFlight Mini app from the App Store ® or Google PlayTM to your smartphone or tablet.     UPDATING THE PARROT MAMBO To update the firmware, do the following:   1.   Press the On/Off button on the Parrot Mambo to turn it on. 2.   Open FreeFlight Mini app and tap Mambo_xxxxxx.      3.   Parrot Mambo's information page opens.    Tap Check for updates to update Parrot Mambo's firmware.   Or, go to Menu  > Check for updates > START.
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