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Version 2.6.11 o Battery estimation corrected to show 100% after fast-charge o Several modifications on gyro bias estimation procedure o Fix BLE file transfer bugs o Fix lag after pressing reset settings button in app o Check disk space before taking a picture o Reduce minimum time between flips o Increase min vertical speed when flying with hull Version 2.6.6 Reason for new version:  Bug fixes Version 2.6.5 Reason for new version:  New : Acrobatics available with Parrot Swing on Plane mode New : Thrown take off Improvement : FlyPad button mapping saved 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: [Swing] New plane speed adaption in windy conditions [Swing] Change max value for max tilt threshold to 45 degrees. [Hovering] Better transition from flying to hovering
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Download the repair tutorials and learn how to replace the Parrot Swing's spare parts.    Repair tutorials are organized by difficulty level from 1 to 5: 1 being the easiest, and 5 being the hardest.      Shell   Difficulty level:  1/5   Tools needed:  T3 screwdriver   Download the repair tutorial for the shell       Propellers   Difficulty level:  2/5     See how to replace the propellers       Wings   Difficulty level:  2/5     Download the repair tutorial for the wings       Motors   Difficulty level:  4/5   Tools needed:  T3 screwdriver PH0 screwdriver   Download the repair tutorial for the motors    
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Before you start, remove the MiniDrone's battery.    Pull on the damaged propellers to remove them.  Install the new propellers on their corresponding motors.     In order to properly install the propellers, follow these instructions:   Put the white propellers at the front of the MiniDrone, and the black propellers at the back of the MiniDrone.   Match the propellers with a grey dot to the motors with a grey sticker (see diagram below).  Make sure the propellers are properly installed: when positionning them parallel to each other, the inside blade must tilt toward the MiniDrone (see diagram below).        Warning: if your MiniDrone flips during take off, then your propellers are not properly installed.    
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 Before you update the software, you must connect your Parrot Swing to your smartphone.   1.   Insert a fully charged battery into the battery compartment at the back of the drone or press the On/Off button to turn it on.     2.   Parrot Swing's LED "eyes" go from orange to flashing green during the booting sequence, and turn steady green when booting completes.   3.   Open FreeFlight Mini and wait for the drone to connect to the app.   4.   After the drone is connected (paired) to the app, tap    to open its status page.     5.   At the Parrot Swing status page, tap on Check for updates. Update process begins automatically.  Tap     to go back to previous screen when update completes.     Via micro-USB *Note: Before you connect the Parrot Swing to the computer, make sure the drone's battery is fully charged.   1.   Power on the Parrot Swing 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 the Parrot Swing support page at https://community.parrot.com/t5/Swing-Knowledge-Base/tkb-p/Swing@tkb.   4.   Under DOWNLOADS, click Software update to download the update file. Do not rename the downloaded file.     5.   Drag and drop the update file into Parrot Swing as though it were a USB Flash drive. The update file must be placed at the root of the drone and not in a separate folder.    > The lights 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 remove and disconnect the Parrot Swing from your computer. > Installation begins. The lights alternately flash orange with increasing rapidity. Do not remove the battery from while the update installation is in progress.   7.   Installation is complete when the lights turn green.
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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.  Stored photos - Tap to access Swing's internal storage for photos taken. 7.  Start - Tap to open piloting screen.     Piloting Screen             - Tap to make Parrot Swing perform aerial tricks through a set of pre-programmed acrobatics. See Acrobatics with Parrot Swing for more detail.   - Tap  to take a photo with Parrot Swing's vertical camera. The photo is saved in the drone's memory.  See Taking Photos for more detail.   - Tap to switch to quad mode (propellers facing up).  This is Swing's default flying mode.   - Slide icon up or down to fly Swing in plane mode (propellers parallel to ground).   See Operating the Swing with a smartphone for mode detail on flying in different modes.   Press to get Swing airborne, the drone will hover at 3 ft./ 1 m. above the ground while awaiting instructions.   To land the Parrot Swing, Tap  .   Tap  to open PILOTING SETTINGS.      Piloting Settings       Piloting mode   Joypad This mode lets you fly the Parrot Swing with just the smartphone, you can reverse the controls by tapping the REVERSE CONTROLS    CAMERA Select CAMERA to take photos with your smartphone camera.  By default Parrot Swing is set to take photos with its own camera. Cut out By default, this option stops the motors if the propellers hit an obstruction. Select NONE to deactivate.     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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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 Operating the Swing 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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Summary Compatibility Performing acrobatics with the Parrot Swing Acrobatics overview       Compatibility   Parrot Swing : version 2.6.5 and above FreeFlight Mini : iOS  version  4.2.5 and above                              Android  version  4.0.49 and above   *Note : the Parrot Swing must be in plane mode to perform these acrobatics. More information about the plane mode of the Parrot Swing.       Performing acrobatics with the Parrot Swing   When piloting with a smartphone   1.  Take off with your Parrot Swing and set it into plane mode by sliding upward rapidly 3 times. 2.  On your smartphone, press      > A drop-down list of acrobatics opens.  3.  Select a pattern. > The pattern's icon appears instead of  . 4.  Double-tap at the center of your smartphone or tablet screen to perform the selected pattern.   When piloting with a Parrot Flypad   Controls for acrobatics on the Parrot Flypad. 1. Press R2 rapidly 3 times on the Flypad to switch to forward plane mode (white struts facing up). 2. As the Parrot Swing picks up speed, press button 1, 2, B, or A to execute acrobatic manuevers.     To reverse: Press L2 for reverse plane mode (white struts facing down).     Acrobatics Overview   Half-loop Pressing button B will make the Parrot Swing go up and then fly in the opposite directions. Use this maneuver to reverse direction and avoid obstacles.      Left/right barrel roll  Pressing button 1 or button 2 will make the Parrot Swing perform a right or left barrel roll. This maneuver is useful for going through confined spaces.     Looping Pressing button A will make the the Parrot Swing performs a complete circle. *Caution: make sure you are in an open space with at least 30 ft./10 m all around the Parrot Swing before attempting this maneuver.    
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Pairing the Swing with the Flypad *Note: Follow this order when connecting: Flypad > Smartphone > Drone.   Connecting to the Flypad   1.   Turn on the Flypad.   2.   On your smartphone, turn on the Bluetooth ® function and open the FreeFlight Mini app. The application automatically connects the phone to the controller.   *Note: 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 and press the On/Off button (the drone will power on automatically if the battery is charged).     4.   Place the Swing on a flat surface with the propellers facing up; wait for the booting sequence to completes and the LED “eyes” to turn green.        5.   On FreeFlight Mini's main page, notice the green dot next to Swing_xxxxxxx, indicating the drone is connected to the phone, and the green dot next to the Flypad icon   , indicating the Flypad is connected to the drone.     Swing is now paired (connected) to the Flypad.       Taking off   1.   Turn on the Flypad, wait for it to connect to your smartphone via FreeFlight Mini.   2.   Turn on the Swing and place it on a flat surface with the propellers facing up, wait for it to connect to your smartphone via FreeFlight Mini.   3.   On Flypad, press    to take off.     > Swing rises and hovers at 3 ft/1 m above the ground while awaiting instructions.     Flying Flying the Swing with the Flypad is similar to flying it with your smartphone; however, Flypad will allow you to control the drone with more precision.   Quad mode     Quad mode allows the Swing to fly with the propeller facing up.  Use Flypad's left stick to move up or down, rotate left or right; to move forward, backward, and sideways, use the right stick.     Plane mode    In plane mode, Swing takes off vertically before transitioning to horizontal flight by tilting its wings.  Use Flypad's left stick to move up or down and quarter turn to the left or right; use Flypad's right stick to accelerate or slow down, and turn left or right.     Three stages (gears) of transition are available:     Press R2 on the Flypad to switch to forward plane mode (white struts facing up). Press L2 for reverse plane mode (white struts facing down).   Each press of the R2 or L2 button advances or retracts 1 gear respectively.  For example, to go from quad to gear 1, press R2 once; to go from gear 1 to gear 2, press R2 again.   *Note: The more parallel to the ground the wings of the Swing are, the faster it flies     Landing To land the Swing, press   > Swing lands.
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Charging the battery   1.   Insert the battery into the battery compartment at the back of the drone.      2.   With the supplied micro USB cable, connect the Swing to a computer or a USB power adapter.     The charge LED is a steady red when charging; charge time is approximately 30 minutes with a 2.1A charger. Once charging is complete, the charge LED turns green. To remove the battery, lift the tab and slide the battery backwards.     Downloading the application   Before taking the Swing to the air, you must first download the free application FreeFlight Mini from the App Store ® or Google Play TM .     See Swing: Parrot Flypad for detail on installing the smartphone holder and charging the Flypad.
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For the best flying experience, we HIGHLY recommend that you use the Flypad to fly the Parrot Swing.     Connecting the Swing to a smartphone   1.   Insert the drone's battery and press the On/Off button (the drone will power 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 phone to the drone.   If the app fails to connect to the drone, tap   on FreeFlight Mini's main page, then select Swing_xxxxxx from the drop-down list.     Taking off   1.   Place the Swing on a flat surface with the propellers facing up, like so:     2.   At the FreeFlight Mini main page, tap START to open the joypad page.   3.   At the joypad page, tap   > Swing rises and hovers at 3 ft/1 m above the ground while awaiting instructions.     Landing To land the Swing, tap  > Swing lands.     Flying Parrot Swing is two aircraft in one: it can fly like a quadcopter or as a fixed-wing airplane.    Quad mode       Quadcopter is the default flying mode, and lets the Swing fly with the propellers facing up.   To fly in quad mode:   Left joypad: up, down, rotate left, rotate right. Right joypad: forward, backward, move sideways to the left, move sideways to the right.     Plane mode      In plane mode, Swing takes off vertically before transitioning to horizontal flight by tilting its wings.   Three stages (gears) of transition are available:     To go from vertical to flying with the white struts facing up:     1.   After take off, hold     and rapidly slide it upward once. > Swing moves forward for a short distance before tilting its wings and begins accelerating. >> To tilt the wings more, slide     upward again. >>> Slide     rapidly upward 3 times to maximize the tilt.  The more parallel Swing is to the ground, the faster it flies.   To go from vertical to flying with the white struts facing down, apply the above methods in reverse:     1.   After take off, hold  and rapidly slide it downward once. > Swing moves towards you for a short distance before tilting its wings and begins accelerating. >> To tilt the wings more, slide    downward again. >>> Slide  rapidly downward 3 times to maximize the tilt.   *Note: to pause in mid-flight, slide  in the opposite direction, or tap STOP.  
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Settings allow you to make adjustments to Parrot Swing's flight characteristics and parameters to suit your piloting skills.   To access settings:   1.   Press the On/Off button to turn on Parrot Swing.   2.   Open FreeFlight Mini, and tap START at the main page.   3.   At the joypad page, tap on Settings icon    to open PILOTING SETTINGS.       Piloting   Piloting mode   Joypad This mode lets you fly the Parrot Swing with just the smartphone, you can reverse the controls by tapping the REVERSE CONTROLS    CAMERA Select CAMERA to take photos with the drone's camera. AUTORECORD Select AUTORECORD to take videos with your smartphone. *Note: you cannot take both photos and videos at the same time.   Cut out By default, this option stops the motors if the propellers hit an obstruction. Select NONE to deactivate Cut out.     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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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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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 Samsung Galaxy Tab GT P7510 & Kindle Fire HD. FreeFlight Mini replaces FreeFlight 3 for Parrot MiniDrones.
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Quad mode is Parrot Swing's default flying mode, to fly in plane mode, press R2 or L2 on the Parrot Flypad.   *Note: depending on your connection, there might be a slight delay in Parrot Swing receiving the signal after the button is pressed.           Pressing R2 makes the Parrot Swing fly with the white struts facing up.   To make it fly with the white struts facing down, press L2.        
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When flying with your smartphone, tap camera     to take photos. When flying with the Parrot Flypad, press the R1 button to take photos.         Retrieve photos Pictures taken with the Parrot Swing 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 Swing to a computer.   2.   Turn on Parrot Swing.   3.   Look for Parrot_Mini on your computer.   4.   Double click on Parrot_Mini.   5.   Go to Swing > Media, the list of picture files opens.   6.   Transfer the files to your computer.   To a smart phone   1.   Press the On/Off button to turn on the Parrot Swing.   2.   Open the FreeFlight Mini app and make sure the drone is connected to the smartphone.   3.   At FreeFlight Mini's main page, tap camera    to open the "Drone memory" page.   4.   At the Drone memory page, select the file(s) you want to transfer or delete, then tap TRANSFER or DELETE.      5.   Once you tap TRANSFER, the process begins automatically . To cancel, tap Cancel on the top-right corner.    6.   Once transfer is complete, at the prompt, choose to keep the photos or delete them.  Tap    at the "Drone memory" page to go back to the main FreeFlight Mini page.  
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