The Parrot Disco Flies with a Single Rear-Mounted Propeller

By: Joey Haar - Aug 24, 2016
References: parrot & techcrunch
The Parrot Disco is a unique departure from the standard quad rotor drone. With fixed wings that give it the appearance of a glider, don't be deceived -- the Parrot Disco can fly, and it can fly faster and longer that almost any other consumer drone available.

While quad copter drones have the benefit of precise flying due to their ability to hover, the Parrot Disco is a response to the biggest sacrifice that this design makes: the sacrifice of speed. With its fixed wings, Parrot's newest drone can't hover like other drones. However, it can easily reach speeds of 50 miles per hour. And, because of its aerodynamic design, the Parrot Disco can fly for up to 45 minutes, far longer that most other drones.