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The 3DR Solo gimbal finally ships

The 3DR Solo gimbal finally ships

After a long wait that has seen the summer pass for many of us, the 3DR Solo gimbal is finally shipping. 3DR has gone into detail on the gimbal shipping here: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/another-gimbal-update Also of note is the fact that the Solo app and the Pixhawk’s Arducopter software are seeing updates including better crash detection; also in separate updates 3DR have stated there will be GPS software improvements in the next release. UK dealer Quadcopters has said they’ll have the gimbal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Updates on the 3DR Solo

Updates on the 3DR Solo

The 3D Robotics Solo made a good start at NAB winning the best drone award, a day after NAB, 3DR mentioned on social media that they plan an endurance pack as an upgrade path for those needing it, consisting of stronger motors and a higher capacity battery, presumably designed for heavier lift, hopefully allowing some more camera options.  A welcome design feature on the Solo is that each motor can be removed simply by unscrewing with no soldering being necessary. […]