Music: http://www.bensound.com There are some "built in" rules that Skycontroller 2 requires us to follow. Many of us are not even aware of what they are. This short video points them out, and if followed each time we fly our experience will be much less frustrating.
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I didn't think it made much difference until I did a real-life measurement.
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Music: http://www.bensound.com and YouTube From time-to-time we hear of a Bebop drone falling out of the sky or flying away, never to be found again. It may seem like a lot of trouble, but I believe some of these accidents can be avoided by resetting the Bebop to its original factory settings. This video was created to provide simple, step-by-step instructions throughout the entire process, including the test flight.
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Music: http://www.bensound.com I sometimes receive comments in the form of a question relating to an issue someone is having with their Bebop. Often times it relates to something very basic which is just part of a beginner's learning curve. This video was created to help answer some of the questions I receive. Hopefully it will help if you are looking for help. If, after watching this video, you still have a question, please do not hesitate to ask for help - from any of the fine Bebop community members. We love this hobby and enjoy helping those just getting started. Link to Flitetest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6btEFJJD4_o Link to MrKent.com/bebop http://www.mrkent.com/bebop
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Inexpensive DIY Bebop balance battery charger. Neat and clean setup. PURCHASE YOUR PRE-FABRICATED BALANCE CHARGER CABLE AT: http://www.mrkent.com/cables Amazon.com has this plug available for under $14. Just plug in the part id: FX30B-4P TheAnqueetas YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orESacSy2ro&t=242s Plug ID: FX30B-4P Hirose Electronics: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-headers/8431061/ Digikey Electronics: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=fx30b-4p- 3.81dsa30 DigiKey Part Number : FX30B-4P-3.81DSA20 Amazon balanced lipo plug: Allytech 10pcs 3S 26#11.1V Balance Charger Extension Lead Wire Cable & Plug Mouser in Canada https://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Hirose-Connector/FX30B-4P-381DSA30?qs=%2fha2pyFaduhM5alWFFe%252bPP3Z1Q3vVLHvjBmWiTlugspjK1tmOGV0xYEbiUjfSsPR Mouser USA https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Hirose-Connector/FX30B-4P-381DSA30?qs=%2fha2pyFaduhM5alWFFe%252bPP3Z1Q3vVLHvjBmWiTlugspjK1tmOGV0xYEbiUjfSsPR Wiring Diagram: www.mrkent.com/bebop
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Helder Hugo came up with this quick solution to getting FreeFlight Pro back up ad running after it crashes when we click on the "Mini Map" feature. Quick and simple. Music by https://www.free-stock-music.com
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Music: http://www.bensound.com and YouTube When I tried my AR.Pro 3 flight plan app for the first time I made some foolish mistakes. I recently tried using the Parrot Bebop 2 flight plan app and tested it using a much safer method. Metric-to-Imperial conversion chart: www.mrkent.com/bebop
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Music: Music by https://www.free-stock-music.com Helder Hugo's Lens Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0YvUvwIXDw ElficEyes Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ske7FaEHaU&t=1s Maxime Ayotte Channel Lens Repair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ4zaUf8_cQ Parrot Camera Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S1c9WSDJno
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Music: http://www.bensound.com http://downloads.informer.com/garmin-virb-edit/versions/ https://www.mrkent.com/bebop/ Virb Edit is what Bebop owners use to place the telemetry data at the bottom of the screen. On June 2nd, 2017 they released an upgrade to the software. At the present time the upgrade will not work. All of the templates can be accessed without a problem. But the templates and GPS data do not connect. A "dead" template appears at the bottom of the screen but never responds to changes in the video.
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Every Bebop 2 has two "A" motors and two "B" motors; a pair on the front and a pair on the back. This video describes how to know which motor is an "A" and which is a "B" so you have no need to disassemble them in order to know which to order following an accident, etc.
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NOW FREE SHIPPING! Available at: http://www.mrkent.com/cables/index.htm http://www.mrkent.com/bebop/ Available in the USA only. NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CHARGE MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF DRONE BATTERY AT A SINGLE CHARGING STATION. Polarities do vary between various drone batteries. For folks who prefer not to build their own balancing charger cable.
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Clarification of issues with first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8omco0lxxI, and how to check the bebop 2 battery condition. Also, my thanks to Craig Erickson (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6L-UZTDQ6X9m8V9x3Vd-w) for bringing my attention to the difference between the Parrot Bebop 2 Skycontroller 1 and the Skycontroller 2.
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I was curious as some others were as to why the Bebop 2 Power model charging cable had a fifth connector when the Bebop 2 had only four since there are only four connectors going to the battery. Is that something new to help balance the cells in the LiPo battery? Here are my findings.
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Several people have asked me if I have found much difference between the Bebop 2 and the Bebop 2 Power. I read somewhere Parrot had worked to improve the video quality of the Power model. This video was made by taking both Bebops to the park on the same day and running a "general" test of the video quality. I must admit my old Bebop 2 has slightly, slightly, slightly better quality, but not hardly noticeable. The only real differences I have found are the flying time and the FPV goggles that come with the Power model. Maybe you can see something convincing but I really cannot.
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My Bebop 2 crashed while using the Auriga Bebop app on my tablet. I really don't know what caused the drone to fall 260 feet to the ground on that day but I lost confidence in the Auriga Bebop app. I have been testing and testing to make sure I can still trust it. This video seems to show I can trust it from now on. MUSIC: Carefree by Kevin MacLeod | http://incompetech.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
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GOGGLES ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N762E7I?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf It was reported to me that the above goggles were out of stock so I did a search for similar types of goggles. The objective is to avoid having the phone locked up inside that slider that comes with Bebop 2. I am not recommending any of the goggles below but the list is there for your convenience. God bless. https://www.amazon.com/Glasses-Headset-Tsanglight-Controller- Cellphone/dp/B01M1N9JB4/ref=sr_1_41?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522083507&sr=1-41&keywords=cellphone+goggles These may work if you leave the displayed cover off: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074F3H9M6?aaxitk=89Z024TyjTjEGDZOXfWH.w https://www.amazon.com/Headset-Glasses-Android-4-5-6-0- Cellphones/dp/B076QCKKTF/ref=sr_1_52? s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522083989&sr=1-52&keywords=cellphone+goggles Doesn't show straps but says they are supplied: https://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Reality-Smartphone-Foldable- Compliant/dp/B079JP7HQF/ref=sr_1_118? s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522084812&sr=1-118&keywords=cellphone%2Bgoggles&th=1 https://www.amazon.com/Glasses-Smarphones-Tsanglight-Controller-Cellphone/dp/B0778LKP8Y/ref=sr_1_119? s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522084812&sr=1-119&keywords=cellphone+goggles
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Music by https://www.free-stock-music.com I will need to do another test when I can find a better place to park and turn geofence off. It is very difficult doing it while wearing the goggles. But I was satisfied with the results. It flew over one kilometer before losing contact. That is farther than I had ever tried to fly my Bebop 2. Thanks for watching and God bless.
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This is the second of two videos on how to get the best results when connecting your Bebop 2 and your tablet and your Skycontroller 2 in order to quickly get into the air.
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Quick review of how to make sure the app you are using on your phone or tablet is the only one existing in memory.
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Link to download the flight checklist to your tablet or phone: www.mrkent.com/bebop Link to video showing details of what I was doing when my Bebop 2 fell 270 feet to the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViSEFhz3z1Q Lately I have become very much aware that connection problems between all three components of the Bebop 2 flight system can be related to how much memory is available for the flight app to use on the tablet or phone. In my own experience I have not been able to get the Bebop 2, the SkyController 2, and the tablet / phone all connected and ready to fly UNTIL I have rebooted the tablet / phone. Because there are some very specific steps that must be taken to get a connection between all three EVERY TIME, I am recommending reboot your phone or tablet before flying every time. I am finding that I get a good quick connection the on the first attempt every time after rebooting my phone or tablet.
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Until further notice, avoid upgrading your phone or tablet app to version 5.1.0 or 5.1.1 It does not work on all media devices. FYI after creating this video Parrot made FreeFlight Pro 5.1.1 available. I tried everything I knew, including a factory reset of my Samsung Tab 8 (Android) tablet and re-install of FreeFlight Pro with the same results.
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This is the second Power he has ordered. The first was returned the same day. It was supposed to be new but was very ugly to look at because it was used.
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This Hobby Mate charger will do a fine job of charging and balancing a LiHV battery. But when I used it to discharge to storage levels I believe it drew more current from the battery than what the screen reported. The heat sync became very hot, even with 1/2 amp discharge rate. As a result it damaged cell number one in my new Bebop Power Battery. I would not recommend this charger to be used with any type of LiPo battery
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This video shows testing the Bebop 2, Skycontroller 2, and Freeflight pro 5.1.1 to see if it is stable as long as the "minimap" is not turned on. Fortunately it did work well, including testing two flight plans. Of course, the Android phone has no issues to deal with, only the tablet. Other tablets are also affected by this issue, I only own an Android tablet.
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Living in a crowded neighborhood with thousands of 2.4 gHz WiFi signals around causes interference to the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV communication link, which works flawlessly out away from populated areas.
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What is "BUTTONS MAPPING?" With Skycontroller 2 you have the opportunity to change the assignment of the buttons to various functions of your choice. This video explains how to go about that as well as comparing the two different displays that appear when flying FPV or tablet mode. This video will answer some questions that some folks have had about the telemetry display in FPV mode vs tablet mode. In tablet mode the telemetry is displayed at the bottom of the screen, while in FPV mode it is an overlay which can be switched on and off. Thanks for watching and God bless.
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One of FreeFlight Pro's upgrades repaired the "Send Piloting" link in the "My.Parrot" Flight Data section. I missed that and probably some others also may have. This video demonstrates how it works and how to use it. To use it you must first create your own account with Parrot using the FreeFlight Pro app. (It is simple). Then, if you intend to place the telemetry at the bottom of the screen using Garmin Virb Edit you have everything you need to proceed. If you are not familiar with the process I have a video which takes you step-by-step through the process. Be sure to watch the entire video before starting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETk-b6BIQUM If you have any questions or comments please list them below. Skip's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nmsidewinder
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To get started go here: https://sites.google.com/site/pud2gpxkmlcsv/?pageId=106677170225202711863#Step_by_step_guide
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For some strange reason I cold not turn geofence off on my phone when flying FPV. I tried to do a range test and did OK but only at an altitude of 30 meters. So when a friend watched that video he sent me a comment suggesting a way to "break the geofence barier." This video explains what he suggested and how it worked. MUSIC: The Parting Glass by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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This video covers the execution of the flight plan created in the previous video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udGpTXklTKc In the process of trying to create this video I had an issue with the "Flight plan" itself which I had never encountered before. That issue is explained in a short video I created later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ahssEkS_Oo Enjoy and God bless. MUSIC: Winter by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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