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AR.Drone Piloting Now Possible Using Android Devices

The AR.Drone first introduced at the CES 2010, and since the, iOS users enjoying all the fun using the iOS app. Now, an Android version has been released to the Android Market, along with a free SDK for developers to make their own AR.Drone games.

AR.FreeFlight is the free app for Parrot’s AR.Drone platform, but there are a few other games already available on iOS like AR.Race, AR.FlyingAce, and AR.Pursuit.

Pilot the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter that you can fly with Android devices.

What makes AR.Drone so much more badass than your average flight simulator or R/C helicopter is that the connects to your phone via WiFi and relays images from the quadricopter itself.

The AR.Drone creates its own Wi-Fi signal enabling the control through your smartphone/tablet. You won’t need any additional network connection and will enjoy a control range of up to 50 meters!

“You can use intuitive control interface to smoothly move the AR.Drone in the air and pull some spectacular flights! The unique automatic embedded stabilization system using both video and ultra-sound sensors makes controlling the AR.Drone a child’s play while ensuring a perfect safety.”

The AR.Drone also includes 2 video cameras that stream live video footage on your smartphone/tablet while you are flying! Pilot your AR.drone just like if you were seated in the cockpit!

Watch AR.Drone Piloting using Android in the video embedded below:

Please note: The pp itself is a free download, but the Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter is availble from Parrot for $300, and a full list of resellers can be found here (brick-and-mortar) and here (online).

The AR.FreeFlight Android app can be download free from the Android Market, and the SDK here.

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