Do you have your PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV in your hands? It's time to prepare for your first flight! Here are some tips for preparing to fly your drone the first time.
First of all, download the FreeFlight Pro app from the App Store or Google Play. It is free and allows you to easily change the settings of your PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV drone with your smartphone.
To fly your PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV, start by charging the battery: it's very simple – just select the adapter for your socket and insert it on the transformer.
Then, connect the battery to the charger using the cable provided and connect the entire assembly to the mains power. A red light on the charger will switch on to indicate that charging is in progress. Charging takes about 55 minutes, so be patient and wait until the green light comes on!
Once the battery is charged, installation is a breeze. Slide the PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV battery in until you hear a click. Make sure the lock on the back of the battery is in the down position.
To remove the battery from BEBOP 2 FPV, it's just as easy: hold the lock in the up position and slide the battery back.
To switch on your BEBOP 2 FPV, simply press the ON/OFF button on the back. When it starts up, BEBOP 2 FPV's ON/OFF light blinks and emits a sound. Then, once switched on, the light of the drone remains red.
Do you want to connect your PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV to your smartphone? Follow these instructions to log in and download FreeFlight Pro if you have not already done so:
Switch on your PARROT BEBOP 2 FPV
Start a search for the Wi-Fi networks available on your smartphone:
- For an iPhone or iPad, select Settings > Wi-Fi
- For an Android smartphone, select Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi
Select the Bebop 2-xxxx network
Wait until your smartphone is connected to the Wi-Fi network of Parrot BEBOP 2 FPV. You should see the Wi-Fi logo appear on the screen of your smartphone.
Launch the FreeFlight Pro app: Your smartphone and Parrot BEBOP 2 FPV will automatically establish a connection.
If you want more information on this section, do not hesitate to consult the Network Settings (link)
Fitting the propellers of BEBOP 2 FPV
The most common mistake is to fit the BEBOP 2 FPV propellers the wrong way round. To avoid this, fit the propellers with a hole in the middle on the motors with a protruding shaft (right front and left rear motors) while the propellers without a hole in the middle must be fitted to the motors without a shaft (left front and right rear motors).
Whatever the situation, the fool-proofing system prevents the propellers from being fitted the wrong way round. Lock the propellers with the wrench and you're done!
Warning: do not fit four propellers with a hole in the center or the drone will not take off.
You have completed your pre-flight preparation. To learn how to fly with BEBOP 2 FPV, go to the page devoted to the subject! (push)
Check out this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-kWyla9a9S9lfySo5FyIu0viEEhuTHsW&time_continue=8&v=txL3imXuYSA
Before starting a flight, always check the following: this will allow you to fly with confidence and protect your drone.
Battery – Make sure the battery case is intact and the connectors are clean.
If there seems to be a crack or hole in the housing or it appears to be swollen, do not use the battery and replace it by contacting the Parrot.com after-sales service
Charger – Inspect the charger, make sure the housing is intact and the connectors are clean. Contact the Parrot.com after-sales service that will put you in touch with an authorized dealer if this is not the case.
Propellers – Make sure the propellers are not damaged. A twisted propeller can cause instability in flight and lead to a fall (thereby causing damage to the drone). What's more, make sure that the propellers are properly locked on the drone.
Camera – Make sure the camera lens is not damaged. Scratches on the lens can affect the quality of your photos and videos.
Central cross – Make sure that the structure is not weakened and that the central cross is not damaged. Make sure that the cables connecting the motors are attached to the central cross. Clean up any dust and dirt that may have accumulated in the motors, USB connector or battery connector.
Feet – Make sure the feet are not damaged and that the Wi-Fi antennas are securely fastened to both front feet of the drone.
In general – Make sure the drone is not damaged. Remove any dust that may have built up in the central cross and the different parts of the drone.
In any case, if you notice something wrong with your drone or any of the accessories, do not hesitate to contact the help section of the after-sales service at Parrot.com.