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iris+ to Pixhawk 2

Started by David Tipping. Last reply by Bruce Parmele Oct 13, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi - has anyone swapped the Pixhawk in their Iris+ for a Pixhawk 2?How did it go, are there advantages, how did you cope with the different cabling, what was the cost, would you recommend this to…Continue

Iris + won't arm

Started by Michael Foate. Last reply by Michael Foate Aug 22, 2017. 2 Replies

I have an Iris + using a Spektrum satellite and DX9 radio. I can only get the Iris to arm and motors run when the Iris is connected to my computer via USB (plus with LIPO plugged in of course).If I…Continue

Suburban powerline EMF interference

Started by Charles Shipman. Last reply by FrancoisBONIN Aug 15, 2017. 10 Replies

Does anyone have experience with flying IRIS near suburban electrical power lines and transformers?  There are many online videos of UAVs flying in suburban settings with visible utility poles and…Continue

Getting desperate - Radio Calibration says "Bad channel 1 input, cancelling" - Iris+

Started by Dale Greer. Last reply by Rayane Benyoucef Jul 17, 2017. 5 Replies

I'm still trying to find an answer to this after a couple of weeks of being down, 3DR support has been pretty slow on the uptake.Basically, my Iris+ isn't getting commands from my radio controller,…Continue

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Comment by Conrad Allen on April 24, 2017 at 6:20am

Not flown my Iris Plus for some time.  Just checking it out.  What is the latest firmware everyone is using well? 

Comment by Robert Mueller on September 30, 2016 at 7:34am


Robert here, actually never did anything with this hobby so its been sitting since I got it all. All items are new. Will be posting also at

NEW 3DR Iris Plus; Orig Iris never used with Plus Kit never installedwith never used controller $399.00

NEW Tarot T-2D Brushless Gimbal Kit for 3D Robotics IRIS+ $150.00

NEW Lilliput 664/w 7" IPS Screen 1280x800 5.8ghz Fat Shark Receiver for Hd Fpv Monitor W/sunhood for FPV or Aero Photography 16:9 or 4:3 Adjustable Display $275.00

IRIS Battery Pack $15.00 each

APC Propellers 10X47 Push-Pull Set $16.00

IRIS+ Replacement Legs
IRIS Extra Legs: Two red legs $3.00

5.8 Ghz Light weight Video Transmitter Kit
1 for $99.99

GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition 299.00

iCharger 4010Duo 299.00

2 Deep cell Marine batteries 50.00 each

Comment by Paul Skrotzki on June 2, 2016 at 8:32pm

Comment by Yun Tak(YT) lee on March 15, 2016 at 7:51am

At this price($399), I normally would jump in and grab a few. However, knowing where 3DR is heading, I have stocked up enough spare parts to build few more Iris if I have to. Also with the price drop of phantom 3, I kind of moving back to DJI. Therefore I will save the fund and wait for 3DR to unload Solo.

Comment by Ray on March 15, 2016 at 6:56am

Good job, Steve.  I picked one up, too.  I have only one other Iris+ so I am one crash away from being grounded.  Good to have backup and spares going forward.

Comment by Steve Foster on March 15, 2016 at 4:54am

Ray, thanks for the tip. I ordered one, and they only showed two left! Now I own 4 Iris+, 2 still sealed in box! Hell of a deal, especially when you consider what just the Pixhawk goes for.

Comment by Ray on March 15, 2016 at 3:13am

Just a heads up...  B&H has a special on remaining Iris+ for $399.  Might not be a bad idea to pick one up for spares if you intend to stay with Iris for awhile.  Parts seem to be getting harder to find.

Comment by Cory Bertelsen on January 19, 2016 at 2:07pm

Armen, I was kind of forced into a DIY frame when the IRIS got stuck in a tree and while trying to free it plummeted 60ft breaking 2 arms and blowing up a motor. It took some time to get the ESC to fire to the proper motors. I finally got it to hover last night. Next to get a full flight in once it's not 20 below.

Comment by Dennis Harmon on December 19, 2015 at 1:36pm

I am trying to add a discovery buzzer to my Iris+, it is a receiver type, I am very new to the hobby. I have done many searches to find out how. I don't understand. how to program the transmitter for the switch I want to use and the receiver channel I have it on. 

If I could get some help I would be greatly appreciated

Comment by UAS_Pilot on October 19, 2015 at 12:28pm

Set my Iris + up for Mapping. Completed a trial at a local Golf Course and it went really well. 


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