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Parrot’s new 50mph drone looks like a Stormtrooper stealth bomber

Sleek, sexy and faster than an unladen swallow on speed

Parrot has unveiled a new drone at CES which is capable of carving through the sky at a speedy 50 miles per hour.

Dubbed the Disco, it looks like a stealth jet with a Storm Trooper paint job, with a single rear propellor providing all the oomph it needs.

Users initially get it airborne simply by throwing it in the air, while stabilisation is taken care of by a built in gyroscope. It also packs in a magnetometer, barometer and a GPS speed sensor, along with an autopilot system to prevent any nasty accidents.

The tip of the Disco houses a digitally-stabilised 14MP camera too, and footage is saved directly to its 32GB of internal storage.

If it does happen to crash, we’d like to think that its plastic carbon composite frame and strengthened foam body should take the brunt of an impact relatively comfortably, but if not, the wings are detachable for easy replacement.

The Disco is good for 45 minutes per charge, and is able to land by gliding softly down to the ground like a plane.

Pricing and availability are not available at the moment, but we’ll keep an eye out for more information in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.

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