NEWS: Feima Robotics J.me selfie drone

After the Zerotech dobby, the Wingsland S6, the yuneec breeze, here is a new competitor entering in the market with the Feima Robotics J.me. Announced to weight 550g and be 169mm×169mm×70mm, it’s not a super compact machine like the dobby and will require some registration according to your contry. The technical parameter are interesting: flight time announced to be around 23min so far superior to the dobby for example. The machine includes a 4K camera with 76 deg of FOV. The CMOS sensor is a Sony IMX258. Supported video resolutions are 3840×2160à20fps (useless), 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps (no 60fps). Here no EIS but a real 2-axis mini-gimbal !!!! That’s great. The FPV link is done via a WiFi connexion up to 100m in 720p resolution. The battery is a 3000mAh Li-ion model. The processor, the MTK Helios X20 is strong enough to perform some computer vision task for follow me/target tracking. Other advanced flight mode are available: orbit, altitude hold and even a mission planner !!!

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Good news, I should review this machine 🙂

EDIT: 03/13/17

A new video appeared on YT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr3yNhyOCTs

results are impressive

Specification:

– Aircraft

Weight (Battery included ) 550g
Body size (Propellers excluded ) 169mm×169mm×70mm
Maximum altitude 3500m
Lifetime 23 mins
Working environment temrepature -10?~+40?
Max acceptable wind level 4 level (5.5m/s~8.3m/s)
Outdoor positioning system GPS/GLONASS/Beidou 3-mode satellite positioning
Indoor positioning system Optical flow +Ultrasonic
Controlled distance/Image transmission 200m/100m(Open and no interference)
Maximum ascend speed 1m/s
Maximum descent speed 1m/s
Maximum horizontal flight speed 8m/s

– GPS hover accuracy

Horizontal position accuracy ±1m
Vertical position accuracy ±0.5m

– Optical flow ultrasonic hover accuracy

Horizontal position accuracy ±0.3m
Vertical position accuracy ±0.1m

– Gimbal

Pitch -15°~90°(Downward)
Roll ±25°

– Front view obstacle perception system

Obstacle perception range 0.06~2m
Operation environment Indoor

– Visual positioning system

Speed measure range Flight speed <4m/s(Height 2m,Plenty light >15 Lux)
Height measure range 0.35~3m
Accurate hover range 0.35~3m
Operation environment Rich texture on the surface ,adequate light(>15lux,indoor normal exposure environment in fluorescent light )

– Camera

Image sensor 1/3.06 inch CMOS;effective pixel :13 MP
Lens FOV 76°;28mm(35mm Format equivalent),Focus is endless;f/2.0
ISO Range 100?200?400?800?1600?3200?6400,Exposure mode is valid for manual exposure,default :100
Electronic shutter speed 1s~1/8000s
Pic max resolution 4096*3072
Picture shooting mode Single shoot:support capture when taking video,default : single
Continuous shooting:3?5?7,Default :5
Timed shooting :5s?10s?15s?20s,default :10s
Delay shoot :5s?10s?15s?20s,default :10s
Video resolution 4K:3840×2160, 20fps
1080p:1920×1080, 30fps,Default :1080p 30fps
720p:1280×720, 30fps
Delay :5s?10s?15s?20s,default :10s
Picture format JPG
Video format MP4,3GP
Memery card 32GB
Working temperature -10?~40?

– Charger

Voltage 16.8V
Power 57W

– Battery (FM3000)

Rated capacity 3000mAh
Rated power 43.2Wh
Standard voltage 14.4V
Battery type Li Ion 4S
Working environment temperature -10?~40?
Limited voltage of charging 16.8V

– APP

Name of App J.ME Fly
Real-time transmission 1280×720@30fps
Delay 150 ms(Depend on real shooting environment and mobile device)
Version for mobile device Android 4.3 and above ,iOS 9.0 and above

Includes:

1 * Quadcopter (with Camera and Gambal)
1 * Battery for Quadcopter
1 * Charger
1 * Cable
1 * Manual

10 Comments

  • marinesoup says:

    I’d like to give you a bit of feedback on the new j.me drone.
    I purchased it from Banggood in China. I also purchased your controller.
    After owning this for about the past month I can give you my feedback of the positives and negatives.
    As for the drone itself I can say that I was impressed with the build quality, it was very good and seems solid and a pleasing design.
    The controller works very well and the function buttons work well. The controller sticks need to be reworked as they, like the plastic used to make the controller looks and feels to much like a cheap toy.
    Software, in design itself, seems like it would good, but falls short when trying to use the functions.
    Follow me function didn’t work very well, and lost contact with the subject most of the time.
    Orbit mode worked very well and kept the subject in frame for the most part.
    Headless mode sometimes worked and other times icon would be greyed out and non functioning.
    I couldn’t get to try the other functions as the software needed the user to finish different levels in order to unlock functions. I want to use my drone for the features you tout it has. Don’t make me jump through hoops to use my drone. Level unlocks need to go. Let people make up their own minds how they want to use their drone.
    GPS stability was rock solid and stayed strong in 15km winds.
    Battery flying time was fantastic, 20 min.
    Feima Robotics cant be compared to DJI, lets face it, DJI has years of experience in this field and has had its share of problems also. (Fly aways…etc).DJI has also had plenty of feedback from users and has acted on these recommendations. I’m sure Feima Robotics will also address the problems that users of their products experience. In the end its the end user that will dictate how well a company will do.
    Great job Feima Robotics on your entry into this cut throat business!

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Thank your for your complete feedback. I agree with you, for a first try the J.me is good product. Hope future firmware will fix the jitter stability a bit.

    • marinesoup says:

      Followup,
      Since my last post there has been an update that addresses the graduated unlock mode. There is now no more graduated learning lock and all features ( features that are available but not as advertised ) are unlocked after the update. Thank you Feima!
      Speech flying works, but only if you speak mandarin. English is not available as of last update.
      I still cant get obstacle avoidance to work for me and am not willing to sacrifice the quad to find out the hard way.
      Waypoint flying works great, and hasn’t failed me yet. The only draw back with the waypoint flying is using google maps for the GPS. I only can get standard view with no terrain or satellite view. This makes it difficult to gauge distance between waypoints as there are no terrain features to use as guides.
      I have gone into my google maps and chose satellite view but when I get back to the waypoint screen it stays as standard view. If anyone has had better luck with this feature please post your reply.
      I’ll follow up with any new updates and features as they are released.

      • SeByDocKy says:

        Well until the last Appz release, I was able to overlay the earth map… there is a specific button to press to display it. I didn’t try with the last Appz release but should still wok. I will check

  • marinesoup says:

    I would like to do another follow up on the Feima Robotics j.me drone.
    Since this last firmmware update put out by FR, 1.3.14, they have stated that they have now included visual leaving and bettered the obstacle avoidance. I was so looking forward to this big update, but unfortunately it still isn’t there.
    I’m not sure if its my drone that has this problem or if others are experiencing it also. I updated my firmware in my drone and did the update on my controller 1.6.3. with no problems.
    I was let down once again by FR. Not only do I not have my visual leaving, but I never have and still don’t have obstacle avoidance, let alone a better working version of obstacle avoidance.
    I tried the avoidance in the house and still wasn’t there.
    I took my controller out of the equation (you never know) and just tried flying with my phone, but still nothing.
    I deleted my app off my phone and reinstalled it fresh and still nothing.
    Feima Robotics really needs to focus on the firmware releases it puts out.
    Other than these 2 features that never seem to work, I still am having fun using the other features which seem to work great.
    If anyone has any input about their experience I would appreciate a reply.
    And if Feima Robotics is reading this please help a frustrated owner with his drone.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      If I understood correctly the avoidance is only here during a RTH … not permanetly 🙁

      • marinesoup says:

        Sorry didn’t understand that acronym RTH.
        I do know it was part of the beta release and then taken out.
        The firmware update just previous to the latest release statedthey added it again.
        Was I miss reading it?

        • SeByDocKy says:

          Return To Home. Well I guess they will introduice little by little the obstacle avoidance but don’t forget, I think the obstacle avoidance will be done only via the IR & ultrasonic sensors located beneath…. I don’t think it will work for a frontal obstacle since there is only the camera.

          • marinesoup says:

            I don’t thInk a front facing camera will make a difference. The drone has front facing sensors for the obstacle avoidance which should work in any circumstance. At least they should work all the time.

  • marinesoup says:

    Got it. Return to home…duh
    Still seems a waste of technology if that’s the case.

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