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I’m not sure about the specifications of the Parrot Bebop Quadcopter, but from what I’ve read the device is WiFi capable. So one possible solution would be to configure your Edison as a WiFi Access Point (AP). So after doing that you might be able to connect your quadcopter to your Edison board without the need of a wired connection, that way you would be able to assign an IP address.
Another option would be, after turning your Edison in an AP, to connect the USB cable to the Edison and to the Parrot Bebop Quadcopter and try establishing an Ethernet over USB connection through the terminal.
You can follow this guide to configure your Edison as an AP: Getting started with Access Point (AP) Mode for the Intel Edison board.
I didn't want to use the wifi connection, since I believe that will create to much lag.
I got it to work by recompiling the kernel using the guide found here: http://shawnhymel.com/585/creating-a-custom-linux-kernel-for-the-edison/
And adding the usbnet and usb gadget modules.
I also install network manager using apt-get (since I am using ubilinux) and it is working now!
Thanks for the help anyway