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Bebop Troubleshooting Tips 

During competitions, we have noticed a number of issues arise as teams connect to their quadcopters. ROAVcopters has developed the following recommendations to aid teams as they compete with their Parrot Mambo quadcopter. 

  • General Connection issues
    • Insure that your quadcopter us running the latest firmware version. Instructions found here:
    • ROAVcopters recommends changing your Bebop’s network to a WPA2 connection. This will require users enter a network password to connect to your drone.
    • Drones tend to connect better with hardware that is newer and that is not bogged down by bloatware. Make sure that phones connected to your drone are not running extra apps in the background.
    • Insure that no other Bluetooth device is connected to your phone as you connect to your drone.
    • If all of the above are not working to connect your drone, reset all devices (cellphone, flypad, and drone)

  • Network bands
    • The Bebop 2 can run on two different network bands, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
      • The 2.4 GHz WiFi band enables you to fly the Parrot Bebop Drone from a greater distance. It is generally more congested than the 5 GHz WiFi band in urban areas, resulting in interference.
      • The 5 GHz WiFi band enables you to obtain a better quality connection between the Parrot Bebop Drone and your smartphone for streaming footage. Check your smartphone technical specifications to see whether it supports connection to the 5 GHz WiFi band. If it does not, you will be confined to the 2.4 GHz WiFi band.
    • In automatic mode, FreeFlight Pro automatically selects a channel according to the country, the mode (outdoor/indoor), and the Wi-Fi band selected and the congestion of the channels.
    • If you encounter a problem with the quality level of the Wi-Fi connection:
    • General Troubleshooting

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