Parrot launches DISCO – a new fixed-wing drone

Moving away from the usual quad-propeller design of drones, Parrot launches its new DISCO that implements a fixed-wing approach with a nose camera for recording aerial footage.


Here are some of the notable features of the new Parrot DISCO:

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  • Capable to pair with a VR headset so you can “fly” with the drone.
  • Could reach speeds of up to 80km/h without losing stability
  • 45-min flight time on a single charge
  • Works with other standard remote controls/SkyController
  • Semi-autopilot – just throw the flying wing and it will propel up and gain altitude automatically
  • “As easy to pilot as playing a video game”
  • Live-streaming over Wi-Fi
  • Lightweight at 700 grams
  • 3-axis digital stabilization
  • 8-inch propeller with high-speed engine
  • 14MP nose camera
  • Return Home feature

Check out more of the DISCO in this video:

There are no price tags to go along with the launch, but the French company says the consumer-grade drone will be available sometime this year. Excited? So are we.

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