Parrot reveals lightweight wingshaped drone, the Parrot Disco


  • EP_2012

    45 minute flight time is awesome! But I’d miss the ability to hover like their other drones can.

    • Yea, hovering is great in quadcopter drones, especially if you’re trying to get the hang of flying one. This might be the first remote control plane style aerial vehicle I can actually fly though.

    • EP_2012

      I wonder how that “up to 80 km/h” will affect the licensing of this drone. I’m sure birds of prey will love getting their claws into it!

  • greenlink23

    So it’s an RC plane

    • h2oflyer

      Exactly….why are we calling it a drone

    • I consider it a drone because it has a camera strapped to it and features autonomous flight features.

    • h2oflyer

      I guess it’s all nomenclature, model RC airplanes were airplanes and hi end military fixed wing RC airplanes were called drones.

      Then along came the quadcopter, the under $100 toys, and the more sophisticated ones carrying cameras, most without autonomous control.

      My own take on the nomenclature is to call all quadcopters “drones” and non hovering fixed wing RC aircraft as airplanes. I would agree that adding autonomous control to an airplane makes It a drone.

      I guess any aerial flying thingy without a person on board is a drone.

  • h2oflyer

    I was a pretty good stick and rudder pilot on full size, but was a lousy fixed wing RC pilot… this is probably what I always needed.