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How To Fix Unstable Flight on a Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Fix any issues you might be having with unstable flight on your Parrot drone.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app installed on it.

? Is the FreeFlight Pro app already installed on your mobile device?

  1. How to fix connection issues with the Parrot Bebop 2 drone
  2. How to fix the unstable flight of the Parrot Bebop 2 drone

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Fix any issues you might be having with unstable flight on your Parrot drone.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app installed on it.
  1. Inspect the propellers to see if they're bent or damaged.
    Damaged drone propeller.
  2. Listen to the motors without the propellers on for any irregular noises.
    Drone motor with propeller removed.
  3. Inspect the chassis for cracks or other damage.
    Bottom of Parrot Bebop 2 drone.
  4. If none of the parts you inspected show any signs of damage, it may be possible damage to have been caused inside the drone.
  5. If you find any part to be damaged in any way, you can repair or replace the damaged part yourself, or you can to contact the manufacturer for help.

To avoid damaging your drone:

  • Practice flying to get used to the controls.
  • Survey the area and plan your flight ahead.
  • Keep your drone in sight and don't get distracted.
  • Keep away from tree branches, power lines, birds, anything or anyone that could collide with your drone.
  • Don't fly your drone in high winds or other dangerous weather conditions.

If you are comfortable with performing repairs to your Parrot Bebop 2 drone on your own, you can always check out the repair tutorial videos on the manufacturer's website:

https://www.parrot.com/global/support/products/parrot-bebop-2/bebop-2-video-tutorials

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.

If your drone is unstable in flight, you may need to reset its sensors back in line with the horizontal plane.

To Reset the Drone's Sensors

  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 Flat Trim.
    Flat Trim button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. Place the drone on a flat horizontal surface and tap Calibrate.
    Calibrate button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. The image will move slightly and the sensors will be reset.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Tap the Fly & Film area.
    Fly & Film are highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Then go to Settings in the top left.
    Cog wheel highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. On the left side select Piloting.
    Piloting option highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app settings.
  5. Ensure the following settings are set based on your piloting preference. Lower values for smoother piloting and higher values for sportier piloting:
    • Max tilt (inclination)
    • Max tilt (inclination) speed
    • Max vertical speed
    • Max rotation speed
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