New Parrot Bebop 2 drone has a 37mph top speed and improved flight time

Faster and with fewer trips to the mains, nice.

​It’s time to take to the skies, again, as Parrot has improved its high-end flying drone, launching the Parrot Bebop 2 with increased flight time.

The camera-hosting, smartphone-controlled drone has been made lighter and smaller to meet new aviation restrictions, with an improved, larger battery meaning you’ll spend more time in the air and less connected to the mains.

While the original Bebop could last just 12 minutes between charges, generation-two model boasts a 2,700mAh battery for 25 minutes of aerial staying power.

With a 37mph top speed horizontally and 13mph vertically, the Bebop 2 is capable of reaching an altitude of 100 metres in just 18 seconds.

Essentially a GoPro for the skies, the Drone plays host to a digitally stabilised 14-megapixel camera with a fisheye lens but for stunning wide-angle aerial shots.

Parrot Bebop 2

Controlled via the accompanying tablet and smartphone app, the flying toy can be bundled with a pro-grade, joystick-packing Skycontroller Black Edition for more intricate control and an improved 2-kilometre range.

If you’re thinking of adding this to your Christmas wish list, though, be warned, it doesn’t come cheap. The Parrot Bebop 2 has been handed a lofty £439.99 asking price. Add the Parrot Skycontroller into the mix and that price soars to £759.99 – ouch.

Author: Luke Johnson
Source: Digital Spy