I agree about word for word with you, if I had to review it. To get the drone up in the air just push the one-key takeoff button. You can either control the drone with the radio remote, 936 ft , or the wifi bound cell phone or phablet, limiting flight to 100 ft. It acts as a proxy to capture all network traffic in and out of the phone and generates a pcap file that can be viewed by Wireshark. If you want a cheap drone with a somewhat more tolerable camera, it's probably better to do the Google Express deal with 25% off coupon for the Tello. I saw all communication with the camera board. Will update review after update! I bought it about one month ago and have used it many times.
The app and drone worked wonderfully together until the update. Also need to figure out why the camera cannot be controlled with the controller. And it uses two blades propellers. I started with Wireshark running on my Mac with the Mac connected to the camera's WiFi network. If anyone finds spare batterys for this post it and let us know I just bought this Drone today and am getting it set up, everything they say comes with it is in the package and in new condition. It has no real history yet, that I'm aware of, so longevity is also a concern. It is almost the size of a phantom.
Drone body stretches out to the sides where blades are, similar to Hubsan X4 series. Follow the ProMark customer service template! Reading reviews, it's worth understanding that people have mis-set expectations; people are surprised they only last 12 minutes; the batteries are not off the shelf; they break easily on crashing; etc. If not, I restart the entire calibration. I figured the thing to do was to try to capture the packet stream between the camera and app and then find out the packets associated with the controls. Is that a fixed value or could different header bytes especially byte 1 : 0x04 - since it is included in the Checksum have additional packet information? After 2 runs, it got 'stuck' veering left and parked itself in the top of the worst, highest, dead tree possible. Drone will not connect to video on phone at all once ready fly! Got my first Drone and very frustrated- Drone flips and never goes up on takeoff- sent it back- they sent me a new one saying it was incorrectly programmed. New one does the same thing- checked left and right props are on the right motors- and checked motor rotation.
Here you can find the. Customer must provide legal proof-of-purchase to be eligible for service under warranty. Remapped around 0x80 on serial. There are lots of video on youtube, but this video will give a good feel for the drone: In particular, note the headless mode; follow me; 1 button launch; 1 button land; 1 button return-to-me. So I went looking for apps to run on the phone itself and found tPacketCapture. Parts are also available on amazon using the hs100 drone model. It seems that this board is essentially a web-cam with an additional process added to allow it to control a quad-copter.
I enabled it and success! As I go more indepth and get more used to this Promark, I'll post some more flight videos on the flying it with different cameras, mods, and batteries. Remapped around 0x80 on serial. The drone itself is absolutely wonderful. This drone has 5 speeds on the radio, and 3 on the phone. I love flying it, all the function work well.
Landing gears were upgraded as well for approx. Remember to fly below 400 ft as well. The battery charges much faster than 6 hr using a 2V wall charger and the flight time is as described. I displayed the serial data from the camera board in a CoolTerm window and then set about methodically capturing the packets as I manipulated only one control at a time. Motors Spinning Incorrect Direction Flight controllers expect each motor to spin either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on which spot they are located.
Altitude hold is also available, which automatically hovers the drone without the need to hold throttle. Very well laid-out, practical drone for a good price. Propeller Flies Off in Flight As funny as it may sound, this does happen occasionally and can result in significant damage. Since I don't have access to Wifi yet? I got mine on a Black Friday sale for 99. I found two test points which I correctly surmised where a serial port was was rewarded with 115,200 baud 8N1 goodness when they were connected to a 3.
Quality could be better With that being said, once I got the drone up in the air and made a few video recordings I felt slightly disappointed with the quality of the video that I was getting. It is exactly the same drone you have written about here. This might make it easier to figure out what the unknown bits do. You must reset the drone, wifi, and phone app when rebinding or resetting calibration while using Phone mode flying. To make matters worse, the Promark website does not even list this drone or the battery for sale. I am wondering now if the application just opens a simple telnet-like port connection with the camera board perhaps on port 8080 and sends these bytes straight through ala a remote serial connection. A drone that is often compared to the is the.