Hello GoPro Karma Pilot!
Join our Go Pro Karma community today!
Sign up

Anyone Hacking the Karma?

James Hatch

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2017
Messages
101
Likes
48
Age
88
#3
I have just returned from Rarotonga, the capital island of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. All went well with my Karma Drone but, don't push it! It is not a racing machine. It is a stable platform to carry your GoPro camera. Take a look at this clip and you will see what I mean. Oh yes! turn up your sound.

 
Likes: Billybob
Joined
Nov 29, 2017
Messages
9
Likes
1
Age
71
#4
So, I'm interested to see if anyone has experimented with hacking the Karma. We could extend the range and do a number of things with it. Let me know what's going on-thanks!
I second this. It would be nice to be able to select the wi-fi channel. Then, with a scanner app, one could select the cleanest channel to minimize flight interference issues.
 
Likes: Leadmoto

Ted

New Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2018
Messages
1
Likes
1
Age
67
#5
I would remind sUAS pilots that the legal limits on flying your Karma is 400 feet vertically and within normal line of sight. For a Karma that is about 1/4 mile. In some areas of the USA the FAA is starting to enforce the rules.
 
Likes: Billybob

Billybob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
114
Likes
25
Age
44
#6
I would remind sUAS pilots that the legal limits on flying your Karma is 400 feet vertically and within normal line of sight. For a Karma that is about 1/4 mile. In some areas of the USA the FAA is starting to enforce the rules.

You can already change altitude, distance etc on the Karma in the menu.
I’m more interested if anyone is working on the WiFi signal or trying to water proof it. The camera is already waterproof . Some basic modifications to this drone would make it great



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Billybob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
114
Likes
25
Age
44
#8
So here you go. I just ordered one on eBay.
Let the fun begin!!



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
18
Likes
3
Age
39
#11
So here you go. I just ordered one on eBay.
Let the fun begin!!



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Thank you so much for sharing, have you flown with it? Did you really noticed any difference?

Thanks,


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Billybob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
114
Likes
25
Age
44
#12
Thank you so much for sharing, have you flown with it? Did you really noticed any difference?

Thanks,


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Have not received yet- will have to install.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Billybob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
114
Likes
25
Age
44
#13
I just spoke to Ricardo with elite and he has a guy that will install these antennas. Also, I'm wondering if any of you RF guys can test the signals on the controller before and after the install?
Would be good to know.--Thanks!
 

JCLs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2017
Messages
167
Likes
62
Age
69
#17
I installed and broke one lead to SMA female and they sent me a new one. This is a very weak connection. I used a product called Shoe-Goo to do as shown. Will be flying some this coming weekend.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Allives

New Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2017
Messages
3
Likes
1
Age
29
#18
I’m Polish


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Hey there Billybob.

So I read about all this hacking/range extender by ITElite, and I am getting interested in it. I bought my Karma on September last year, but still I have not fly it yet because of the risk of losing it (after reading so many reviews).

So how was your flight with the rangepro? You feel more confident during the flight? Mind to share your experience? :)
 
Likes: Billybob

Billybob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Messages
114
Likes
25
Age
44
#19
Hey there Billybob.

So I read about all this hacking/range extender by ITElite, and I am getting interested in it. I bought my Karma on September last year, but still I have not fly it yet because of the risk of losing it (after reading so many reviews).

So how was your flight with the rangepro? You feel more confident during the flight? Mind to share your experience? :)
It’s working great. It’s adjustable so you can point it at the drone. We don’t know how far it extends the signal but it’s definitely stronger it at least doubles the signal. I bought 2 of them, but only needed one.i have the other one for sale on eBay for 80.00 if you want it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 
Likes: Allives

Allives

New Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2017
Messages
3
Likes
1
Age
29
#20
It’s working great. It’s adjustable so you can point it at the drone. We don’t know how far it extends the signal but it’s definitely stronger it at least doubles the signal. I bought 2 of them, but only needed one.i have the other one for sale on eBay for 80.00 if you want it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Great to know that!
When you said that "you can point it at the drone", means that the drone MUST be in sight? What about interference from other wifi signal, can you feel any difference? Also during your flight with the range extender, you flew it at open area with no building/metal around, or otherwise? What was the furthest distant you flown the drone with the extender?
I am in Japan right now and I tried to search for the similar range extender but could not find any.
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
614
Messages
4,117
Members
1,331
Latest member
Mayartin