Re: AR Drone 3.0 Wish List
I really think parrot has a lot of potential to be great, but they need to cover the basics first.
1. Fix current issues and maintain solid core features.
The firmware has got to be solid as that is crucial to everything. Even support for their products has to be number one as angry customers don't refer others (android users feel this more than anyone). Bigger battery, props that aren't warped on delivery, a front camera not set to focus 3 inches away, and logging for application/ Linux. Have the ability to send error reports from device straight to support?
2. Give some variation
For future models give beginners and experts their pick. Make a standard and pro version. Basic version over wifi, easy to handle, features like it is now. Pro version expandable, antenna changeable, wider array of parts or functionality. May be cool to be able to customize on their site ( example: pick motor size, default battery, RC/wifi, go pro mounts, etc.).
3. Open source!!!!
There are so many talented pilots as well as techs that can just create to their hearts desires. Other units are open source and that tends to widen the community and make better community interaction. When problems arise the community can help. A suggestion would be Parrot offer incentives for fixes, or modifications that are adopted ( free parrot gift card for their parts store, etc.).
This is just my opinion, make things solid first! Having the newest functions and features is awesome, but only when the unit flys for more than 3 minutes with out low battery warnings or drifting off into the unknown from lost signal. I really do like the unit and company. I want to see everyone benefit and grow with this great pass time.