The AR.Drone Makes Unmanned Flight an Everyday Possibility

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Jul 28, 2011 • References: ardrone.parrot & gizmodo
If you've ever been curious about the lives of military UAV pilots -- who control fighter planes from across the planet -- you'll fall in love with the AR.Drone, a smartphone-controlled plane!

Now available for iPhone, iPad and a variety of Android phones, the AR.Drone is precisely the toy I would've begged for as a 6-year-old. Intuitive touchscreen controls let you precisely weave in and out of rooms, terrorizing your friends and relatives. If you're feeling cocky, you could even set up an obstacle course complete with rings and tunnels to fly though.

And if you've already bought an AR.Drone, you may want to test your piloting skills and enter the AR.Drone Challenge -- an event to be held this October in Paris by Parrot, the company responsible for the remote drone. Stats for Smartphone Piloting Trending: Older & Warm
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