Tag archive: 3D Robotics [ 13 ]

Colin “The Guinnmeister” Guinn says goodbye to 3DR!

Colin “The Guinnmeister” Guinn says goodbye to 3DR!

Today Colin Guinn announced (via LinkedIn) the news that has been on the industry grapevine for some months now, the fact he’s leaving 3D Robotics (or 3DR as they now prefer to be called). Colin and his marketing team at least with 3DR have left on much better terms than they did with DJI which is good news. Colin Guinn is a casualty of 3DR’s decision to leave the consumer drone space and concentrate on enterprise solutions, rumours suggest 3DR’s […]

3DR is dead, long live 3DR!

3DR is dead, long live 3DR!

Spreading around the troll sauce. In recent weeks, forum trolls and at least one blog have been painting a picture of 3DR having failed, shut up shop and closed its door, which even a little research can confirm is far from the truth, in some cases the discussion on 3DR is wishful thinking from fanbois drinking the DJI Kool-Aid; in some cases it’s downright lies and in other cases it’s a negative take on facts that are in the public […]

Solo firmware 1.3 adds full GoPro control but does not yet include PAL

Solo firmware 1.3 adds full GoPro control but does not yet include PAL

This week 3DR released the iOS and Android apps to take advantage of the last Solo Arducopter release which finally allows control of the GoPro in flight to change settings such as shutter speed.  This release only offers NTSC settings with PAL settings to come in a future update, hopefully fairly soon. Recent firmware releases have seen improvements to the GPS, the video transmission range, to the gimbal and to the handling in flight. We haven’t used the latest firmware […]

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 […]

The Latest Solo Rumours

The Latest Solo Rumours

Rumours abound that the gimbal for the 3DR solo may be delayed, meaning the first batch of Solos could ship with just the GoPro mount and HDMI cable which is included.  3DR have not posted anything on social media to suggest there is any credibility to the rumour but dealerships responding to customer enquiries have given this impression. A YouTube channel called ATx RC Addicts added to rumour mill today, meanwhile an unofficial video has been made by a 3DR owner on […]

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 […]