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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solo firmware 1.05 fixes initial GPS woes

Solo firmware 1.05 fixes initial GPS woes

Almost 2 weeks ago now 3DR released firmware 1.05 for the Solo, this was to address the initial problems users had experienced, mainly with GPS. Problems ranged from GPS not being picked up at all, being able to take off before the Solo had a good GPS lock and also a failure by the Solo to switch to altitude hold (known as fly:manual) in the event of the GPS lock becoming poor whilst in flight. Given the time that has […]

Inspire 1 Grounded By Faults

Inspire 1 Grounded By Faults

In a update to the ongoing saga with DJI’s new Inspire quadcopter that we summarised here, DJI has e-mailed dealers (confirmed by a number of dealers on both Facebook & Twitter this morning) to warn users not to fly until the new firmware is available to address IMU miscalibration along with prop locks, the warning has been posted as follows: IMPORTANT FIRMWARE UPDATE – PLEASE ACTION BEFORE FLYING A required update is now available for your DJI Inspire 1. This […]

DJI to firmware fix Inspire crashes caused by the IMU

DJI to firmware fix Inspire crashes caused by the IMU

Firmware fixes in themselves are not normally newsworthy, this week might be an exception, as the DJI Inspire which hasn’t even made it to many of those that ordered it, is already due to have its second firmware fix. If you’ve followed multicopter groups on Twitter or Facebook you will have already seen the recent incident with the Inspire where it crashed into a garage in an automatic take off, in an unusual move DJI accepted responsibility on a post […]