First of all, Happy New Year Community ... We wish you a Happy flight year ! 

Good news for Solo owners, we just released 2 versions of Solo GPS to replace your factory GNSS. One with u-blox NEO-M8N or NEO-M8T and one with u-blox NEO-M8P

3DR SOLO RTK GPS (NEO-M8P) 

The only RTK GPS based on u-blox NEO-M8P for 3DR SOLO

Key features:

  • Centimeter‑level GNSS positioning for mass market, based on U-Blox M8P
  • Integrated Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for fast time‑to‑market
  • Smallest, lightest, and best energy‑efficient RTK module
  • Antenna patch
  • Power filter, ESD protection, overvoltage protection
  • Receiver type: 72-channel GPS L1 , GLONASS L1, BeiDou B1, GALILEO E1
  • Nav. update rate: up to 8 Hz
  • Position accuracy: 2.5 cm
  • Connectors: USB micro, Clik-Mate
  • Weight: 16g

You can use our new RTK Base Station based on u-blox NEO-M8P with this product http://drotek.io/2i3NcdW

3DR SOLO GPS (NEO-M8N or NEO-M8T) 

Upgrade your solo with the last u-blox module for 3DR SOLO

Key features:

  • Ublox NEO-M8N or NEO-M8T
  • Plug and play on 3DR SOLO
  • Antenna patch
  • Power filter, ESD protection, overvoltage protection
  • Receiver type: 72-channel GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, SBAS and Galileo
  • Connectors: USB micro, Clik-Mate
  • Weight: 16g

 

Products will be available for shipping from January 20st. Due to high demand, preorder your GPS to ensure delivery from this date. 

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Comment by Jean on January 9, 2017 at 12:43am

One with u-blox NEO-M8T and one with u-blox NEO-M8P

Where is NEO-M8T?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 9, 2017 at 11:49am

Yay, another company offering a fix for the big mistake 3DR made on the Solo.

Comment by Jonathan Miranda on January 9, 2017 at 4:46pm

wonder how it gets the rtk corrections....how to monitor them...telemetry radios?.....

Comment by Artem on January 9, 2017 at 5:19pm

anyway to have gopro to use these coords? last time i've read about solo is that 3dr was working closely with gopro to enable camera control from their app, would've been super useful to use solo's (rtk corrected) gps coords in exif via the same link. 

Comment by Artem on January 9, 2017 at 6:38pm

Also, is there a way to send correction via the same mavlink? it would be nice to run rtk client on FC or a companion to utilize the existing link and have rtk base connected to the controller, while at the same time using a regular GPS with good antenna on the aircraft. 

Comment by DROTEK on January 10, 2017 at 1:40am

@Jonathan @Artem

The easiest way to send the corrections without any additional hardware modification is to use built-in Wifi and Mission Planner (with base station connected to it)) with the "Inject GPS" function. It will send corrections over the existing MAVlink.

Comment by Jean on January 10, 2017 at 12:52pm

Sounds interesting!

So how u-blox' rtk in M8P shows itself? Did you test it?

Comment by Noli Sicad on January 10, 2017 at 4:31pm

I would be good to see some documentation on which firmware to download and flash SOLO firmware with the new firmware that support the new Drotek RTK. I like see Wiki or documentation how to install a new firmware from Drokek (if possible) for SOLO with Dritek RTK. It seems that Mission Planner has support for RTK GPS lately.

Comment by Nihal on January 11, 2017 at 9:43pm

Interesting...

Can the setup be used instead for Post- Processing? 

Comment by DROTEK on January 16, 2017 at 1:31am

M8P performance is good, in 4-5 min you can achieve centimeter level locks, which is good compared to other products on the market. There are built-in integrity functions so the output is rock solid. Additionnally u-blox constantly improves firmware to improve lock/precision/features. Documentation coming! 

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