The Parrot Bebop 2 has become one of the most popular drones in the market today, and for a very good reason. For a fraction of the price of the high-end drones, the Parrot Bebop 2 delivers much of the high-end features such as smooth and stable flight, FPV capability, and nifty drone photography features such as follow-me and auto-framing modes. The release of the Bebop 2 has certainly made waves in the drone community, and it has become a strong contender to the DJI drones.
That being said, the capabilities of the drone and the overall experienced can be further enhanced with a few useful accessories. In this article, we look at the best accessories available in the market so you can make full use of the Parrot Bebop 2 despite its modest price.
1. Anbee Upgraded Rotor Propellers
The replacement rotors offered by Anbee have been claimed to be upgrades to the stock propellers that come with the Bebop 2. They are made with a 30 – 70 mixture of carbon fiber and nylon plastic, making them more durable and able to generate more thrust. They can also provide a visual upgrade to your drone with the variety of colors that are offered.
Not only do these propellers take the performance of the Bebop 2 to the next level, but they also add more style and flair to your drone. In any case, it is always a good idea to have spare propellers on hand should your equipped propellers break due to a bad crash.
2. Anbee Upgraded 3100 mAh Battery Replacement
The 2700 mAh stock battery that comes with the Parrot Bebop 2 can provide a flight time of up to 25 minutes, placing the drone above the curve in terms of flight time compared to other drones in the market. However, if you would like to squeeze out an additional 2 or 3 minutes out of the flight time of the Bebop 2, then the upgraded 3100 mAh battery may be a good purchase.
The Anbee Upgraded Battery installs neatly into the Bebop 2, similar to the stock battery. It is only marginally heavier than the original battery, ensuring that it does not affect the flight performance of the drone. The high capacity battery is available in both red and white colors.
3. EV-PEAK Intelligent Battery Charger for Parrot Bebop 2 Battery
This battery charging pack designed specifically for the batteries of the Bebop 2 can hold up to 3 batteries, making charging multiple batteries easier and more practical. Each charging hub has a TFT screen that displays the charging status, cell voltage, time, battery capacity, and percentage of remaining capacity.
This charging hub comes with an array of safety features that protect against short circuits, over current, over voltage, and reverse polarity. It also comes with a storage function which discharges the batteries to 3.85V, ideal for prolonged storage.
4. Parrot Bebop 2 Motor Kit
If you are truly into DIY, then the replacement motor kit being offered by Parrot for the Bebop 2 is the perfect thing for you. This set of 3 brushless motors are specifically designed for the Bebop 2, and would be a great item to have on hand should the stock motors start to malfunction. All accessories and other hardware (such as screws) are already provided in the set. There isn’t really anything flashy about this item, but it would be nice to be able to repair your own drone should you run into problems.
5. Anbee Repair Mounting Tool Kit
Aside from having to replace broken motors, you might run into other problems with your Bebop 2 drone such as broken propellers or loose connections. In cases such as these, it would be great to have the Anbee Repair Mounting Tool Kit on hand. This 7-in-1 kit comes with all the tools you will need to repair the most common issues with your drone.
The tools included in the kit are not special or customized, but they serve their purpose well. With its low price tag, this kit gives value for money as it can also be used for quick repairs even with other drone models.
6. Parrot Battery Charger for Bebop 2
If you have multiple batteries and no battery charging hub, then the Parrot Battery Charger is the next best option. Although it can only charge one battery at a time, it comes with the added capability of being able to charge the batteries of the Skycontroller Black edition. The set comes with multiple adapters for every kind of socket.
7. Parrot Bebop 2 Skycontroller Black Edition
The Skycontroller is a dedicated remote controller for the Bebop 2 which provides a more refined and a greater degree of control over the drone. With a tactile feedback that cannot be provided by a tablet, controlling your Bebop 2 using the Skycontroller is much more fun and will allow you to do more complicated maneuvers. Users have even reported that the Skycontroller Black Edition can work with the Bebop 1.
Take note that this item will need a Bebop 2 battery to run so you may need to purchase one or two additional batteries. It comes with a mount for your smartphone or tablet, a neck strap, and a sunshade. Consider this item a steal for all the added fun you will have, not to mention the extra items that come bundled with the remote controller.
8. Parrot Bebop 2 FPV Pack
If you would like to take the Bebop 2 experience to the next level, then the FPV Pack is the best purchase for you. The set comes with a Skycontroller 2 and the Parrot Cockpit Glasses, along with the associated cables and a mount for a smartphone or tablet. The Skycontroller 2 remote controller connects to your smartphone to deliver high quality and seamless video.
Take note that a smartphone is needed to view the video feed using the FPV goggles, and this item is not included in the set.
9. Parrot Bebop 2 Travel Case
For keeping your valuable Bebop 2 safe during travelling, the Parrot Bebop 2 Travel Case is one of the best options. The travel case has molded interiors customized specifically for the Bebop 2 and a few accessories. The fragile contents of the case are protected by an inner foam lining and a semi-rigid outer casing, ensuring that your items will be protected from bumps and drops.
The interior has space for a few accessories, such as the charger and several spare batteries. The case is compact, lightweight, and has provision for a shoulder strap, making it perfect for bringing along with you on your trips. With this travel case, you can travel in style and in confidence that your Bebop 2 will be kept safe.
10. Parrot Backpack for Bebop 2
If the travel case does not cut it for you, then the Parrot Backpack should be more than enough. This backpack has more space, which can accommodate the more bulky accessories such as the Skycontroller and the FPV goggles. It also has an inner molded foam compartment which keeps your drone and its accessories safe. It is a slightly more expensive option, but provides a more complete solution to your travel and storage needs.