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Parrot Bebop 2 -Another Hardcore Test

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Hey Drones cruel folks got their hands on another drone this time. As the Parrot Bebop 2 drone has been talked about, it was time for the talking to end and start off with a few basic challenges, many of which are shown in other test type videos.

The Water Bottle Challenge

As the scene opens up, the Parrot Bebop 2 is unable to handle the weight of a water bottle promptly crashes. This tiny drone is unable to provide the lift required when a water bottle is attached to this drone. Thankfully, we are not in a desert feeling thirsty. Still, in an age where drones are subjected to fetching beer and walking dogs, the disadvantages of this drone is apparent. Don’t try any search and rescue missions as well with the Parrot Bebop .water bottle challenge

Let’s Fly the Parrot Bebop 2 into a tree

Fly the Bebop into a tree and it will provide disastrous results. One can hear the rumblings of many professional pilots that this could never happen. Let’s face it, we all have had this moment and that warning to watch out for that branch!!! Sadly, this drone bebop from branch to branch and tumble to the ground. From another angle, it takes a tough hit enough to have one wonder if this can take a licking and keep on ticking. Somehow this drone survived.

The Cutting of the Blades

The blade cutting test leads one to wonder if the Parrot Bebop 2 can even handle the alteration of its props. My bet is that it won’t due to the size and weight of this drone. The surprise of the video is that the Parrot Bebop 2 even with its feather (prop) plucked actually rose to the challenge like a true pro. Unfortunately, rose may be too optimistic a word as lift never really occurs as the drone loses height and hops around before hitting the side of a building.

The Phantom 3 4K vs the Parrot Bebop 2

After putting the Parrot Bebop 2 through a series of abusive steps, it comes head to head with the Phantom 3 4K. The Parrot Bebop 2 goes first and flies stable and quickly. Some nice FPV shots, although a little over exposed. The Phantom 3 4K goes next. They both of the drones are almost on the same level of sharpness, but the stabilization is better on Phantom and Parrot lens gives a bit more distortion. Parrot Bebop 2 vs Phantom 3 4K

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Next up, a side by side video challenge takes on a panoramic view of both the Parrot Bebop 2 Vs. the Phantom 3 4 K. Look at the comparison between both cameras. The Bebop 2 clearly does not show the detail that the Phantom 3 4 K presents. What the Parrot Bebop 2 does show is how stable the shot can be. However, the Phantom 3 4 K is no slouch in this either. The Phantom 3 4K just shows a much stronger detail and clearer shot to its camera.

The Final Test of the Parrot Bebop 2-The Stadium Challenge

61 meter of RC range until video transmission lags and finally cuts off? -Not the best result.  Yes, it can take to the air quite nicely. Air shot is another challenge. What is up with this camera shot? Did the photographer’s finger somehow take off with the camera to provide this shot or is it something else?

Get your Photoshop skills together as the upper part of this camera is completely cut off. Even worse, there is a serious lag appears shortly afterwards that ruin any money shot.  Hello cutting room floor. This shot appeals to no one. When the shot does come back, it is clear that the Parrot Bebop 2 is off course. The Parrot Bebop 2 has shed its cage. Will it ever be seen again or is its clipped wings still capable of flight? Only its owners knows for sure.

To see how did Mavic perform in the same test check out this post:

http://aws.wetalkuav.com/dji-mavic-flight-test-hardcore/

by Ben Walford

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