stealthmatt wrote:I haven't tested range with the ar drone - but I have tested with various antennas (5dbi omni, 7dbi omni, 9dbi omniand, 13 dbi directional) connecting to various access points and I got to say its not as impressive as I would have hoped.
DBS used a 9dbi aerial whitch gives further horizontal distance but a shorter vertical distance - so I his results are on par for distance but I believe the sr10000 has a clear edge with its 600mw output compared to just 200mw/100mw
I am just extremely disappointed that for the cost and what it is suppose to be is lacking on all fronts.
I also have to say if the hawking can't make a connection or looses connection to the external wireless that it's trying to connect to it removes the crucial bridged mode (which the free rlight app needs for it to work) and reverts back to its own dhcp mode - which is dangerous for fly always etc
The pros of the hawking is it has a dedicated receiving radio but even that is just a normal consumer grade USB dongle... So it's all a lot of poo
For flip sake! I bloody hope it is not worse then then sr10000.. I was eagerly awaiting my hawk to arrive next week. Not anymore