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 Planner missions later this summer.

 

Thanks,

Rob

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Yes. Connect your computer via wifi to the solo controller and choose TCP in mission planner.

That's great to hear, thanks!

I asked this question a few weeks ago in an email to the 3DR software folks and their reply was that Droid Tower Planner would work with the Solo. I don't think I would have one if I couldn't do waypoint flights. I currently have the Phantom 2 and use Groundstation quite often and I am looking forward to getting the Solo for the same reason.

I am not sure if Solo has telemetry (i.e. 3DR radios in copter and in controller). It seems that Solo is using Wifi now instead of the "3DR Radios", hence, Mission Planner could not be used without modification (i.e. hacking). Based on what I read Solo Wifi has limited distance (1/2 mile? or 1/4 mile?) inorder to control the copter properly.

Can somebody verify, if Solo has 3DR radio or not? Please post some photos.

Users can use any of the 3DR's programs however please read this before you venture that direction and understand what 3DR is saying in this quote.

3D Robotics Inc. "Solo can do everything IRIS+ can do — just pair Solo with Tower or Mission Planner. (Solo runs Pixhawk2 /APM.) However, because we’ve focused all our efforts on making our Solo app the best mobile experience possible, we haven’t been able to test Solo with Tower/MP to the degree where we can extend Solo’s warranty to cover Tower/MP flights."

Todd H

You are saying that Solo has 3RD Radios. Please post photos. This is what I am asking.

Mission Planner is not Tower. Mission Planner runs in Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. While Tower runs in Android.

Mission Planner is more oriented in using radio modem (i.e. 3DR Radio and RDF 900) which is suitable for mapping application.

3DR Radio, RDF 900 modem can be also used in Navio+, other APM compatible boards, Pixhawk and APM's board.

OK. I think you can use Mission Planner only 1/2 mile distance, since it is using Wifi.

More intelligent discussion here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2391450

I could be wrong but I think the Wifi connection is between the tablet and the controller.  Mission Planner does not require a connection with the craft while flying preloaded missions.  Tower does not either to actually fly preloaded missions; connection is only needed to otherwise control (guide) the craft while flying.

You could actually use a Ubiquiti wifi radio in station mode linked to the sololink wifi and that would create a long range link between the craft and the ground. This would allow for you to set inside a building on your computer in MP with full telemetry over the radio external on the building connected to solo. Just a thought....

Something like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdHIohydwYE&t=93s


 Mission planner works just fine.

I just flew my stock solo out 6800ft from home 200ft AGL. 

Noli Sicad said:

I am not sure if Solo has telemetry (i.e. 3DR radios in copter and in controller). It seems that Solo is using Wifi now instead of the "3DR Radios", hence, Mission Planner could not be used without modification (i.e. hacking). Based on what I read Solo Wifi has limited distance (1/2 mile? or 1/4 mile?) inorder to control the copter properly.

Can somebody verify, if Solo has 3DR radio or not? Please post some photos.

Does not have 3dr radio only wifi radio

Gavin Greenwood said:

I just flew my stock solo out 6800ft from home 200ft AGL. 

Noli Sicad said:

I am not sure if Solo has telemetry (i.e. 3DR radios in copter and in controller). It seems that Solo is using Wifi now instead of the "3DR Radios", hence, Mission Planner could not be used without modification (i.e. hacking). Based on what I read Solo Wifi has limited distance (1/2 mile? or 1/4 mile?) inorder to control the copter properly.

Can somebody verify, if Solo has 3DR radio or not? Please post some photos.

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