Parrot is the largest drone manufacturer with which we have had essentially no contact throughout the entire history of the Roswell Flight Test Crew. We've done a couple of trade show videos with them and their professional SenseFly subsidiary, but we've never reviewed a Parrot product.
I think this stems from a decision made very, very early in our development. I had decided I wanted to get in on the whole quadcopter thing, and there were basically two platforms available in my price category: the Parrot AR.Drone and the Gaui 330x. The AR.Drone was really a forerunner of the drones we have today, but locked you into a closed eco-system. The Gaui 330x was an open platform with much more potential to modify and build up your own system with better range, latency free video streamed to goggles, and so forth.
Obviously, I ended up choosing the Gaui 330x, although it was a near thing for a time. Anyway, as a result of that initial decision, I think that I've always sort of subconsciously discounted Parrot: a fate the company and its products hardly deserve, given their progress and their footprint in the industry.
I'm pleased to say that, thanks to Gregory Crutsinger, whom you met in this video, it looks likely that is about to change. He's going to see about getting us some of their hardware in the coming weeks or months and we, in turn, will share what we learn with you. Stay tuned!