Do Parrot Minidrones require registration with the FAA?
No. Parrot Minidrones are below the weight limit requiring FAA registration. For more specific information, visit http://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/
Which app should I use to pilot the Parrot Swing drone?
To pilot Swing, please download the FreeFlight Mini app on the App store or on Google Play.
I am afraid I am going to break it. Is it fragile?
Parrot Swing is made with lightweight yet durable materials to withstand the rigors of flying and racing. However, in the unlikely event that something does break, spare parts are available on Parrot.com
How is Parrot Swing different from other mini drones?
Swing’s X-shape design allows Parrot Swing to fly both horizontally and vertically. Quad mode stabilizes your drone and allows you to take off and land easily. Plane mode brings high-speed and incredible acrobatics (looping, barrel roll, half loop). Transition easily with the touch of one button on the included Parrot Flypad controller.
Steps for easy setup
1. Insert the battery into the Minidrone.
2. Connect the Minidrone to your computer using the included USB cable.
3. Once charged, power on the Flypad controller and the Minidrone. Connection between the two devices is automatic.
4. Optional: connect your smartphone to benefit from all the features. Download the free FreeFlight Mini application for iOS and Android. Install your smartphone onto the Flypad. Make sure Bluetooth is activated on your smartphone or tablet. Open the FreeFlight Mini application to connect to the Minidrone and Flypad. The smartphone connects automatically.
5. Make sure your product’s firmware is up to date: in the menu on the homepage, select “Check for updates”. If an update is required, go to the Support section of Parrot’s website and follow the simple instructions.
6. Select your piloting mode in settings: Normal/Ace/Joypad (Joypad is recommended for beginners).
7.Adjust piloting settings and customize Flypad controls in the settings menu.
The Stability of a Quadcopter, the Power of a Plane
Parrot Swing is the first Minidrone that takes off and lands like a drone, and flies like a plane. It's also equipped with autopilot and a vertical take-off and landing mode. Pilot your Swing like a pro with the new Parrot Flypad controller and watch it soar through the air at speeds up to 19 mph!
Dual Piloting Mode
Parrot Swing’s unique X shape provides you with two drones in one. Pilot in either Quadcopter mode or Plane mode. The advanced flight controller and reliable sensors help Swing fly like forward like a plane with a vertical take-off and landing. Sturdy and easy to grasp, nothing can stop you!
Acrobatics in Flight
In quadcopter mode, piloting Swing is simple and intuitive. The autopilot functionality ensures that that it will stay stable and hover, even if you let go of the controls. In Plane Mode, race around corners with high speed turns and maneuvers. You can also enjoy limitless thrills with in flight acrobatics: flips, dives, loops and many more!
Challenge your friends to a race and take off at speeds up to 19 mph! To gain speed, tilt your Parrot Swing forward and watch it zoom away! The more you lean, the faster you go. You can also activate Boost Mode for an extra dose of power mid-race. At these speeds, you’ll soar across the finish line with ease.
Parrot Flypad allows you to customize your piloting controls for the Parrot Swing minidrone, and extends your flight range to up to 196 ft. Mount your smartphone to the Flypad using the included phone stand, and monitor both battery power and flight time on your screen. You can also use your smartphone to connect to the controller and customize your settings to match your piloting preferences.
Download, and You're Ready to Have Fun
FreeFlight Mini’s easy-to-use interface makes piloting simple, even for beginner pilots. The app connects to your Minidrone via Bluetooth Low Energy. Once connected, select your preferred piloting method and take-off. You can pilot using virtual joysticks in Joypad mode (default setting), or by tilting your smartphone/tablet in the direction you want your drone to go in Accelerometer mode.
Tips for getting started
Before takeoff, be sure to update your Swing's software and fully charge its battery. For double the flight time and twice the fun, pick up an extra battery with your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support team at 877-9Parrot (877-972-7768) or at http://www.parrot.com/usa/support/