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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 […]

CES 2016 was rather boring

CES 2016 was rather boring

We’d not posted in January, none of the CES 2016 news really excited us, well except maybe the Yuneec Typhoon H, mainly for the fact it was affordable with a UK price of £1399 and it was a hex which makes a change from entry level models being quads, finally the promise of obstacle avoidance was exciting, albeit we’d want to see it in action outdoors in the hands of real users to be truly impressed. Meanwhile DJI didn’t have […]

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI today revealed the X5 and X5R, their first Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera gimbals, the specifications are very impressive indeed, DJI in releasing these cameras has almost certainly killed off much of the need for expensive big rigs to carry the likes of the Panasonic GH4. In another surprise move, the gimbal doesn’t only support a single prime lens but 3 in total. Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 [FOV 84°] Full Frame 24mm equivalent. DJI MFT 14mm f1.7 […]

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 […]

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. […]

DJI Launches the Phantom 3 at an aggressive price point

DJI Launches the Phantom 3 at an aggressive price point

Yesterday was the launch of the Phantom 3, with concurrent launch events in New York, Munich, and London.  The fact DJI was announcing the Phantom 3 wasn’t a surprise to anyone but the features together with the price raised a few eyebrows. This third generation of Phantom comes in two flavours, professional and advanced $999 (£668), the latter with 1080p and the professional $1,259 (£842) version offering 4K. Given the Phantom 3 offers a version of the Lightbridge (HD video transmission) and position […]