Learning to fly

Mastering your BEBOP 2 FPV is very easy and this is where we teach you how to perform the basic maneuvers to become an experienced pilot!

 

To begin, always position BEBOP 2 FPV so that it is facing away from you and standing on a flat horizontal surface to ensure a clean vertical takeoff. We also recommend that you choose a take-off site with plenty of clearance to make the flight easier.



 





 

Practicing to improve your BEBOP 2 FPV piloting skills

 

Your first goal? Learn to take off and land on a fixed point while changing the orientation of the drone relative to your position. We therefore recommend that you spend a few hours doing this exercise to acquire the correct flying skills and improve your spatial awareness.

 

To start, we suggest that you fly within a range of 0 to 15 meters to ensure you have full control over the device and learn how to take off smoothly. Then, stabilize your BEBOP 2 FPV in the air before landing it.





Before each take-off, make sure Bebop 2 FPV is standing on a flat surface and press the "Flat trim" button. Then, press "Take-off" to get your drone in the air. The drone takes off automatically and hovers at a height of about 1m without moving.

Controlling your drone



The controls of BEBOP 2 FPV are easy to use and very intuitive: To make the drone rise, push the left stick forward. To come back down, pull it backward. To make it turn (yaw), move your left thumb to the right or to the left.

Moving about in mid-air



The pitch of the drone is controlled either with the accelerometer of your smartphone or tablet or with the right stick in Joystick mode.



In Normal mode, to get Bebop 2 FPV to move forward, simply keep your right thumb on the right stick and tilt the tablet forward.



To reverse, tilt the tablet backward.



Do the same to roll your drone to the left or to the right.



To return to the stationary position, let go of the right stick.



In Joystick mode, push the right stick forward to pitch the drone forward, or backward to make it reverse. To roll left or right, move the right stick to the left or right with your thumb.

 

Checking the direction

Depending on the direction in which the drone is pointing, the controls will be different. For example, if the drone is facing you, the controls are inverted (e.g. if you want it to reverse, you need to tilt your smartphone/tablet forward).

Note: We recommend that you keep the back of Bebop 2 FPV facing you with its camera pointing forward during your initial flights.

 

GPS



Bebop 2 FPV has a built-in GNSS-type GPS chip with Glonass satellite tracking.



When the drone is switched on, the GPS icon will change from orange to green to indicate that Bebop 2 FPV is properly linked to the satellites. The GPS gives you access to the Flight Plan flight planning tool (in-app purchase) and improves the stability of Bebop 2 FPV, especially at high altitude. The GPS also allows you to locate the drone at any time on the map.

Before flying outside, it is advisable to wait until you have a valid GPS signal (green GPS icon) in order to take off. This will allow you to use the Return to Home function if needed.

Return to home

This function allows you to automatically bring your drone back to its take-off point. To activate this in flight, click the  homeicon

The house turns green: the drone switches to automatic return mode. It is still possible to control the drone as it returns. If necessary, press the Return Home icon again to switch off the autopilot.

 

Flips

Bebop 2 FPV can perform loops, which are also called Flips. To do this, select the type of flip you want to perform by clicking the "flip" pictogram and then quickly press the control screen twice to start the maneuver.

Note: it is also possible to do a flip when the drone is moving.

 

Recovering content

You can retrieve the videos and photos directly from your smartphone/tablet via Wi-Fi. To do this, go to the pop-up menu of the Freeflight application and press Internal memory. Select the videos you want to keep and press "Transfer" to add them to the gallery. The internal memory is limited to 8GB, so remember to regularly delete the elements after they have been downloaded. To do this, select the items to be deleted and click "delete".

You can also recover or delete them by connecting Parrot Bebop 2 FPV to your computer using the USB/micro-USB cable provided. To do this, the battery of the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV drone must be installed and the drone must be switched on.

Read the page on recovering content in our Instructions.

 



My Parrot

Enhance your flying experience with My Parrot. Find all your flights, watch your videos enhanced with interesting new statistics and share them with other pilots around the world!

When you connect to your drone for the first time, you will be asked to sign up to My Parrot. You can also do this by going to the pop-up menu and choosing the My Parrot tab.

 

Hand Launch



Hand Launch mode is for getting your BEBOP 2 FPV to take off using your hand. This is achieved using its sensors that detect if it is located on the ground or on the palm of your hand. If it is on your hand, the drone's propellers rotate slowly when you press the Take-off button of the FreeFlight Pro app. Simply throw your BEBOP 2 FPV in the air in an upward direction and the motors will accelerate.

 

Sports or video modes

These new modes allow you to choose between a more aggressive flying style where the drone tilts when turning or, on the contrary, a smoother flying style to avoid jerky movements when recording images. Naturally, each flying mode can be customized to suit your style.

 

Touch and Fly



This navigation function allows you to select a position on the map with your fingers to make the drone go there automatically. Thus, by keeping your finger on the map, you can also add points of interest to make the drone turn around the subject by itself.

Enjoy your flight!

Do not hesitate to read the regulations on flying drones before starting your flight.

Update : 26/02/2019