AR.Drone users building communities Parrot carry on with provocative adverts.

Parrot Ar.drone

The Parrot AR.Drone has been out in the wild for a little while now and groups are popping up with advice on upgrading and fixing the iPhone controlled multicopters. Even after a warning from the UK CAA to owners in the UK, Parrot continue to show the units being flown dangerously.

Mini unmanned aircraft should fly with caution, says CAA

With the increasing popularity of small, unmanned aircraft (20 kg or less), some of which can now be controlled by Smart Phones, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today issued advice on using the devices in built-up areas or when in proximity to people, property or vehicles. The CAA said it was important that owners of the aircraft understood the risks they pose, despite their small size, to other airspace users and also to individuals on the ground.

The CAA pointed out that these devices are ‘aircraft’ and are therefore covered by regulations within the Air Navigation Order, which anyone flying them should be aware of.

AR.Drone visits Rome

– This video features flight stunts performed by professionals.
– Do not try to re-produce these stunts. Always fly the AR.Drone in authorized areas.

I wonder what UAS qualification these people have?

No games out yet as far as we can tell.

Useful Parrot AR.Drone links.

Official forum

ARDRONE open API platform

Ardrone flyers

Facebook Official

Facebook unofficial

ARdrones Helicopters

Ardrones Mods

Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.