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Parrot Bebop

The Bebop from Parrot is an Wifi controlled flying quadrotor and is designed to be controlled with Android and iOS devices.



  • Wi-Fi antennas: MIMO dual-band with 2 double-set of ceramic antennas for 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • Sending power: Up to 26 dBm
  • Signal range: N/A


  • 4 Brushless Outrunner motors
  • Glass fiber reinforced (15%) ABS structure
  • High-resistance EPP outdoor hull: Clip and unclip easily to adapt to indoor and outdoor flight, protects the propellers against potential bumps, can be removed to reduce wind factor
  • Three-blade auto-block propellers in Polycarbonate with fast disassembly system
  • Anti-vibration bumpers


  • Camera with "Fisheye" lens 180° 1/2,3": 6 optical elements and 14 Mega pixels sensor
  • Video stabilization: Digital on 3-axes
  • Video definition: 1920x1080p (30fps)
  • Photo definition: 3800x3188 pixels
  • Video encoding: H264
  • Photo file format: RAW, DNG
  • Internal memory: Flash 8 GB
  • Extended memory: Micro USB


  • Lithium Polymer 1200 mAh
  • Flight time: Around 12 minutes


  • Motherboard: (Fig.1)
    • Parrot P7 dual-core CPU Cortex 9
    • Quad core GPU
    • 8Gb flash memory
  • All fixed on a magnesium shelf that acts as electromagnetic shielding and as a radiator
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Developping: Open-source SDK


  • 3-axes magnetometer (AKM 8963)
  • 3-axes gyroscope (MPU 6050)
  • 3-axes accelerometer (MPU 6050)
  • Optical-flow sensor (Fig.8): Vertical stabilization camera (Every 16 milliseconds, an image of the ground is taken and compared to the previous one to determine the speed of the Bebop Drone)
  • Ultrasound sensor (Analyzes the flight altitude up to 8 meters)
  • Pressure sensor (MS 5607)


  • GNSS (GPS + GLONASS + Galileo, Furuno GN-87F)


  • 28x32x3.6cm without the hull
  • 33x38x3.6cm with the hull


  • 380g without the hull
  • 400g with the hull



Cross compiler

For the Bebop you can't use the GNU gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi, which was used for the ARDrone 2 in the past. So this means the cross compiler isn't included in the paparazzi-dev package. The cross compiler you need for the Bebop is the Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2012.03-57 for ARM GNU/Linux from Mentor Graphics (previously codesourcery).

This cross compiler is available here: Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2012.03-57 for ARM GNU/Linux. Please install this crosscompiler in the /usr/local/codesourcery/ directory of your computer, to make sure paparazzi is able to find the cross compiler.