Kai Deng K80 Pantonma is a modular drone. The module with the camera as well as a damaged motor can be changed in a matter of minutes. The drone can also take off or land by pressing only one button. The most interesting thing is however the obstacle detection. The sensor at the bottom detects an obstacle within the distance of two meters, in all directions.
Kai Deng K80 Pantonma is the successor to the K70 and is thus called the K80. The makers of this ‘sensor drone’ seem very excited about it. Try to keep in mind that this is intended as a beginner’s toy grade learn-to-fly quadcopter, but with many of the bells and whistles of 2016 technologies. As such, comparing this to the old standby learn-to-fly quadcopter, 2013’s Syma X5C, this has the following technology advancements that the X5C does not:
* headless mode
* one key return
* altitude hold
* obstacle avoidance (in low rate only, for beginners learning to fly)
* automatic landing (by command or on low battery)
* modular plug in internal cameras with remote operated up/down lens (Hopefully internal mounting will ahelp for jello reduction), Available camera modules include 480p, 720p, 1080p, WiFi FPV, 5.8Ghz FPV. There’s also an optional set of FPV goggles.
* easy plug in replacement motors
The obstacle avoidance is only “On” when in low (beginners) rate. It’s turned off in intermediate and expert rate. It does work well bouncing off of walls indoors. I like flying it slowly toward a corner wall and watch it bounce around in the corner like a pinball 🙂 But it needs light colored solid obstructions (like a wall or a lamp shade) for the optical sensor to detect. It also doesn’t seem to work well outdoors due to sun interference with the avoidance systems IR optical sensors.
Kai Deng K80 Pantonma is equipped with a 0.3MP camera, can fly for about 6-7 minutes and for about 50 meters. The control distance is about 100 meters. For a full charge you will need about 90 minutes for the 3.7V 650mAh Lipo.
If you are a beginner and want to try out a drone safely, without thinking that it might brake hitting a wall, you should then try the Kai Deng K80 Pantonma.