Anafi Drone from Parrot: Unboxing and Setup

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In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew unboxes and sets up the Anafi drone from Parrot. A lightweight, folding-limb drone, the Anafi includes several unique design features, including a camera mounted on a two-axis gimbal that can tilt through a full 180 degrees, from zenith to nadir. In spite of only having mechanical stabilization in the pitch and roll axes, the Anafi does provide yaw-axis stability through a digital stabilization system. The camera incorporates a 21 megapixel Sony CMOS sensor, capable of capturing 4K video. The Anafi includes a modest suite of sensors, including GPS and a single ultrasonic altitude sensor as well as an optical flow camera. The drone flies using a two-cell, 2,700 mAH battery that can be recharged using a USB-C connector, with no special hardware. The kit includes the Parrot SkyController 3, which has a clamp to mount an Android or iOS smart phone. The Anafi is compatible with the new Freelflight 6 app from Parrot, which provides telemetry and live video from the aircraft.

14 Replies to “Anafi Drone from Parrot: Unboxing and Setup”

  1. Build a Better World

    Would have given a thumbs up if the title didn't include "setup".
    A proper setup instructional would discuss things such as: How to know your battery is finished charging or not, walk viewers through each setting on the app. along with the particular use for the different settings.
    Never rush just to get one out I guess. One more day of research & prep, & you'd probably have nailed it..

  2. William Fanning

    Hey all, a question regarding connections I could really use some help with as I have a charity shoot in the woods tomorrow … I thought the drone used its own connection  to function. But whenever the general wifi / cell service is bad, I have a hard time connecting my controller to the drone. 

    Can you please let me know if I need to have cell/wifi coverage for the Parrot Anafi to work? Is there anything I can do to remedy the situation? Thank you!

  3. John Morgan

    Very impressive review. Your review is superior to anything Parrot supplies. The owners manual is a joke. No guiding instructions for those who who want to be technically prudent and learn before flying. I complained to Parrot customer service and the rep who answered the phone was very defensive of Parrot.

  4. Rob Quartermain

    Horrible review this guy must own stock in the company there is many down falls to this drone . I love how he flys over the fact about the beyond horrible way the sad card fits and how it breaks easily .

  5. Howard Bull

    The body isn't plastic. The carbon fibers of the structure are charged with empty glass microbeads that are filled with air and resist bumps and knocks. Due to this innovative material the drone weighs a mere 320g.

  6. João Dias de Carvalho

    Thanks for sharing this test movie. I'm also learning to control Anafi and its camera to get the best pictures. The inclusion of gimbal and zoom in this drone is a big change over Bebop 2. We continue with our flights … greetings!

  7. blue280485

    Nice video, well explained. Could you please do a similar video review for Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal? There is not even one proper review of this budget Thermal drone on YouTube. Thanks in advance. Keep up the good work.

  8. mark williams

    I've had 2 of these now and both have gone back, awful drifting and video footage wobbling all over the place, range is dreadful at approx 200 meters, my bebop 2 has better range and you can use a tablet with the controller.

  9. tomlog55

    No to power on or off you just press the power button once. There is no press and press and hold I don't know where you got that from. And yes I do have an Anafi.

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