Category Archives: AR.Drone modifications

AR.Drone – longest flight world record?

The following footage was recorded at 12 fps and is being played back at 24 fps, so the actual flight time was 13 minutes. In that time, the pilot of this Parrot AR.Drone managed to get more than 1.4 miles … Continue reading

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Gear & Shaft ‘bumpers’ for AR.Drone 1.0 & 2.0

Let’s face it, the AR.Drone can be a fairly fragile beast. In an effort to make the drone as fast and manoueverable as possible, Parrot have utilised lightweight materials throughout. The compromise is a lack of shock resistance and, in particular, the gears … Continue reading

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Extend the AR.Drone range with this RC modifcation

The MacGyver modification allows you to control your Parrot AR.Drone with an RC transmitter, rather than your iOS or Android device. MacDrones, makers of the MacGyver mod, claim this increases control and gives a much greater range – more than tripling … Continue reading

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Police style LED kit for the Parrot AR.Drone

Further to our posts on the NYPD-drone and the futuristic Police UAV, people have been asking us to find a police style LED kit. After a thorough search we found this e-bay listing, for a flashing red/blue LED set for … Continue reading

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The AR.Drone’s bigger brother

Ever wondered what it would would happen if you strapped a machine gun to a bigger, more powerful, Parrot AR.Drone? OK, neither have we, but then we’re neither crazy nor Russian…. Before anyone panics, this is a promotional stunt for … Continue reading

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AR.Drone with lightweight Go Pro HD kit

We noticed this lightweight AR.Drone on eBay and thought you guys would like it. It has been designed with the Go Pro HD in mind and weighs 32g less than the original shell, so you’ll notice improved torque, manoeuvrability and battery life. … Continue reading

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Parrot AR.Drone modification: red Ferrari F1 paint job

With the start of the 2012 Forumla 1 season almost upon us, we are seeing an increase in F1 themed AR. Drones. TheSiggi134 sent us the following video of his Parrot AR.Drone sporting red Ferrari F1 paint. Let us know … Continue reading

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Silver Carbon Fiber Hull for the AR.Drone

In April, we found a California based company that produces black and white carbon fiber outdoor hulls for the AR.Drone. The same company is now producing a silver carbon fiber variant of the outdoor hull and you can find more … Continue reading

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Upgrade AR.Drone gears – bushings to bearings

The Parrot AR.Drone comes with 8 brass bushings – 2 per brushless motor. Replacing these with bearings reduces friction and therefore energy usage, which can result in improved battery life or flight times. As an added bonus, this can also … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Baseplate for the Parrot AR.Drone

Following our recent theme of reporting on carbon fiber goodies for the Parrot AR.Drone, we bring you this custom baseplate: This Carbon baseplate was manufactured in Germany specifically for the AR Drone and is made of 100% carbon fiber, CNC … Continue reading

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