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First tests with Sony a5100 -- works, but issue with mag interference

Started by Eric Compas. Last reply by John Githens Jun 4. 6 Replies

It's time to start using the Solo for why we bought it...detailed aerial mapping with a real camera.So, we bought a GoPro-to-tripod mount and hung a Sony a5100 (with time-lapse app) off the bottom of…Continue

Solo and Mission Planner?

Started by Robert H Fraser. Last reply by John McGrath May 7. 14 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know yet whether the Solo will be compatible with Mission Planner out of the box? I would prefer to purchase a Solo instead of an X8+ but will require an ability to upload Mission…Continue

Solo spare propellers no where to buy!

Started by mangritosh. Last reply by mangritosh Apr 4. 4 Replies

Hi all, What is the situation with 3DR Solo drone spare parts? I am in the UK and can not find propellers to buy anywhere. There are plenty of drones available (super discounted) but none of the…Continue

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PPM input for Solo?

Started by L Roberts. Last reply by Philip Mar 7. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I would like the Pixhawk 2 on my Solo to accept PPM inputs. How can I interrupt the Spektrum process running on Solo so that it can accept these PPM signals? The reason I want to use PPM…Continue

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Comment by Cristian Miuta on June 3, 2017 at 3:07pm

High Energy Density Battery Pack

Technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 36
  • Cell type: Li-ion Panasonic NCR20700B 3.6V 4.25Ah 15A
  • Series-Parallel-Connected Cells: 6S6P
  • Current capacity: 25.5Ah
  • Maximum continuous discharge current: 90A
  • Voltage (nominal) 22.2V 
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Comment by Michael Cooper on April 4, 2017 at 12:19pm

Hey,attention SOLO pilots; I have a solo that went psyco on me on the 3rd flight. No worries though, it had the updated version [black board] gps,I got it in my other solo and, WOW what a difference! However, the rest of it is available for whomever needs parts. You can contact me at, for any info you need. Hope this helps someone.

Comment by Philip on April 3, 2017 at 10:18pm

best place for Solo questions is the solo group on Facebook.
we are actively supporting solo, and continuing to build on this awesome platform.

Comment by David Baldovin on April 3, 2017 at 2:30pm

Any word on 3DR's plan for solo? My Hero 4 died and just found out that their are none available and no plans to support hero 5. Also no new gimbal and camera systems available. Anyone else in this situation?

Comment by Grant Conery on August 12, 2016 at 7:08pm

Hey guys,

Everlast Concepts LLC
I've created a business/website to sell 3d printed solo mods as well as my open source GM Multi - Solo Charger. The charger comes in a 3d printed kit option for all you do it your selfers and here is the link to the featured instructable. I also have many many more printed mods for your solo, so go check it out if feel like it. The community solo owners page on Facebook has helped me tremendously in my venture. Check it out here if you another great source of info.

Comment by ParkYoungju on July 17, 2016 at 2:08am

Do you know how I can change 3dr solo local port? 
now, local port is 14550
but I want to change this

Comment by Craig P. on July 1, 2016 at 6:41pm

Anyone hear anything on the GPS RevB.? Been having issues with rather long sat acquisition times, and am looking to resolve this issue. Perhaps someone can direct me where we can purchase the newer model of GPS? Or even maybe someone from 3DR who has knowledge on the matter, wether or not they themselves will be offering the newer rev. 


Comment by ParkYoungju on June 23, 2016 at 1:11am

I have great respect for you.

I saw :


I want to try control multiple drone. so I think three method.

1.use wifi

2.use telemetry radio

3.use raspberry pi

1 and 2 via mission planner

3 via visual studio and dronekit

First I try 1 and 3 but I think '1' difficult via mission planner because don't connect mulit-wifi(?)

and '3' is progressing.

So I try using telemetry radio(3dr radio) now.

I see it :

but I have problem.

I connect 3dr radio with 3dr solo accessary board. and bright lignt green.

but not connect mission planner + 3dr solo... searching mavlink...

what can I do??

!!!! I been years long method handled by the Solo SDK and ROS swarm controller...:(

When this method come out??

Have a good day 

Comment by Burke Mitchell on June 1, 2016 at 8:04am

Thanks RPM. I found the PDF here.

I'm getting my hacked Qx1 to trigger a Emlid Reach GPS tracker but still notintegration the geo tag data

Comment by RPM on June 1, 2016 at 7:10am

An article in this month's Lidar Magazine about using the Solo for surveying landfill sites in the US.

Real interesting when they break down the cost savings compared to conventional techniques!


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