Man at His Best

This Is The Drone That You Are Looking For

Darting at 80kmh. Powerful stuff.

BY Wayne Cheong | Dec 16, 2016 | Technology

Ah, drones. If not featured in a Star Wars movie, they’re being used to kill terrorists (and innocents). The popularity of the kind of drones that you can race or take an aerial picture with is rising, so we expect a boom when you take a gander at Parrot’s new releases.

But we’re going to focus on one that not only allows you to pilot it, but also lets you see what the drone is seeing as well. The Parrot Disco FPV can reach speeds of up to 80kmh.

It has 45min of flight time, comes with autopilot capabilities, and gives you have a first person view (FPV, geddit) of the drone while in flight thanks to the cockpit glasses that come with the set.

It’s a little disorienting at first, but once you get going, it almost feels like you’re in the machine itself. It’s as close as you can get to being a pilot without sitting for flight exams.

The Parrot Disco FPV retails for SGD2,399 and it’s available at authorised retailers such as Challenger, Courts and Epicentre.