FreeFlight Mini in FPV mode must be enabled before placing the smartphone in the Parrot Cockpitglasses.
Unfold the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2.
Launch the FreeFlight Mini app on the smartphone, connect the drone and activate FPV mode.
Open the front cover of the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2.
Place the smartphone in the centre point of the height and length of the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2.
Close the front cover to hold the smartphone in the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2. > Make sure the front cover is securely closed and the smartphone is firmly in position.
Interpupillary distance adjustment
Adjust the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 strap before putting it on.
Make sure the lenses are at your eye level by adjusting the position of the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 on your nose.
Adjust the distance between the lenses in relation to your view by sliding the cursors on the top of the Parrot Cockpitglasses 2.
Precautions while wearing Parrot Cockpitglasses 2
YOU SHOULD NOT POINT THE PARROT COCKPITGLASSES 2 TOWARDS THE SUN OR ANY OTHER LIGHT SOURCES. SERIOUS EQUIPMENT DAMAGE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY, ESPECIALLY OCULAR, MAY OCCUR IF YOU DIRECT THE PARROT COCKPITGLASSES 2 TOWARDS THE SUN OR ANY OTHER LIGHT SOURCES.
Press the On/Off switch or insert the battery into the battery compartment. > The Parrot Mambo lights up.
Place the Parrot Mambo on a flat surface with the propellers facing upwards.
Wait for the LED lights to start flashing green.
Press the Parrot Flypad's On/off button.
> The Parrot Flypad and Parrot Mambo LED light flashes green and then turns solid green once the connection is established.
Connect the Camera to the Parrot Mambo FPV.
Launch FreeFlight Mini on the smartphone and connect the app to the drone. > On iOS: the app prompts you to enable Wi-Fi to connect the smartphone to the Parrot Mambo FPV. The name of the Wi-Fi network is: MAMBO_XXXX. > On Android, the app will be able to locate and connect to the Parrot Mambo FPV. A pop-up window may appear to confirm the connection to the camera's Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, manually connect the smartphone to the camera's Wi-Fi network.
The video appears on the FreeFlight Mini app home page. > To record the Parrot Mambo FPV video, insert a micro-SD memory card into the connector on the back of the camera before installing it in the Parrot Mambo FPV. > The recorded videos are in HD 720p format.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To land the Parrot Mambo, Tap .
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.
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:
>>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.
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.
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.
To land the Parrot Mambo, Tap on the screen or press the TAKE OFF/LAND BUTTON .
Parrot Flypad's joysticks work the same way as the joypad mode on the smartphone.