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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]