How to Calibrate a Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to calibrate your Parrot drone.
You'll Learn:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app installed on it.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to calibrate your Parrot drone.
You'll Learn:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app installed on it.
  1. Press and release the button on the rear end of the drone to turn it on.
    Drone with button on rear highlighted.
  2. The drone will make an initialization sound and the button will light up and blink a few times until it stabilizes.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select the Bebop2_xxxxx Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Network name highlighted in Wi-Fi list on Android.
    By default, you don't need to enter a Wi-Fi password. You only need to enter one if you set it yourself.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. The app will connect automatically to the Parrot drone and show the Wi-Fi symbol towards the top right.
    Wi-Fi symbol highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.

Before piloting your drone outside for the first time or if it started flying erratically or not flying normally after a while, you may need to calibrate its compass.

To Calibrate Your Drone's Compass

  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Tap the name of your drone towards the top left.
    Drone's name highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Select Calibration.
    Calibration button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. Tap Calibrate when you're ready to start.
    Calibrate button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. Rotate the drone as indicated in the app along the three axis'. The app will wait for you to complete each rotation correctly.
    Drone calibration completion screen in FreeFlight Pro app.
  6. Your drone is now calibrated and safe to be flown.
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select the Bebop2_xxxxx Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Network name highlighted in Wi-Fi list on iOS.
    By default, you don't need to enter a Wi-Fi password. You only need to enter one if you set it yourself.
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