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Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

Solo firmware 2.0 delivers multipoint cablecam and more besides

3DR released their new firmware for the Solo over a month before it was due, this delivered the promised functionality shown at CES and more besides, as well as the headline feature which was the multipoint cablecam which has a time lapse mode, also included was orbit with freelook and Airmap integration; thankfully Airmap is information only and doesn’t prevent take off. The multipoint cablecam has already been received with a positive reception from Solo users, allowing for complex moves […]

3DR Solo Firmware 1.1.12 adds PAL support and much more

3DR Solo Firmware 1.1.12 adds PAL support and much more

It’s been some time now since the last Solo firmware and app update but thankfully the new update adds plenty of fixes and enhancements that will be welcomed by Solo owners. For people in the UK, the EU and beyond, PAL support is the headline to be taken from the new firmware, whilst for everyone the crash detection code is going to be especially welcome. This crash detection code will disarm the Solo if it crashes and flips preventing damage […]

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

A Tweet from 3DR CEO Chris Anderson says the Solo gimbal has been in production now for a week with gimbals expected to be with the first customers in 10 days. We’re fairly confident the gimbal will deliver, indeed we received Solos that we ordered and the smart moves do work as advertised. The only alarm bell is 3DR have put out exclusively 1080p content. The wide mode in 4K will likely get the legs in shot, meaning for this […]

Has the Solo launch derailed?

Has the Solo launch derailed?

The longest launch? The Solo launch feels like the longest launch in multicopter history and possibly the bumpiest so far. In April with the launch of the Solo at NAB, 3DR probably couldn’t have hoped for a better start, the Solo piqued interest far beyond any of 3DR’s previous multicopters, the Solo felt fresh and exciting. DJI’s Phantom 3, whilst offering exceptional value for money, felt like déjà vu, it was the same old Phantom shell just stuffed with technology […]

Solo to ship on time but the gimbal is delayed

Solo to ship on time but the gimbal is delayed

The rumour that has been floating about for the last couple of weeks that the Solo gimbal was to ship after the Solo itself has been confirmed in an e-mail sent from 3DR to a customer enquiring today, so the Solo will ship on time, the gimbal around 4 weeks later. The question was also asked how would that effect the 30 day satisfaction warranty, given most users would be planning to operate the Solo with the gimbal, 3DR have said […]

3D Robotics release the Solo

3D Robotics release the Solo

Today 3D Robotics released the Solo, which when the GoPro is factored in, works out more expensive than a Phantom 3 but we would argue offers more functionality and future proofing with altogether better customer service.  The Solo has a base price of $999 with the 3 axis gimbal costing $399, on to which you’d add your GoPro, albeit many drone owners already have a GoPro. In the UK the price for the Solo is a little under £1000 (without gimbal): Solo Quadcopter […]