New Parrot Disco fixed-wing drone gives 45 minutes of flight time

Parrot has revealed a fixed-wing consumer drone called the Disco at CES 2016.

Parrot said the Disco is the first wing-shaped drone you can pilot “as easily as playing a video game”.

Its autopilot and various sensors – including accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, Pitot, and GPS – help control its flight and prevent manoeuvres that could bring it down.

To launch the Disco, you throw it into the air. It gains altitude and turns itself until you take over via remote control.

The Disco can fly at 80km/h, and promises a flight time of 45 minutes. Recharging the battery takes about an hour.

Other features include removable wings for transportation, a 14MP camera in the nose, and the ability to link it to first-person-view glasses.

Parrot said the Disco will launch later in 2016.

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