I bought an Iris+ with the gimbal, Black Pearl FPV and a GoPro in 2015 and used it to take a video of my farm.
--After the initial activity in 2015 (my first experience with a drone), I was busy with other things, so the drone sat on a shelf (in it's case).
In 2017 I brought out the IRIS+ again, and discovered online that 3DR was out of business-- and I could no longer get parts--so I thought I was just totally out of luck with this drone and put it back in the box.
2022: I got out the Iris+ again and it still flies and does RTL after about 2 minutes because the batteries are bad (I have ordered new "Zippy 5000" batteries but they haven't arrived yet.)
Question: can I still somehow get parts for this drone? -- I am thinking about both the electronics (sensors, RC Transmitter, frame parts (crashes). This was an expensive drone (with the gimbal, goPro, FPV screen etc.). If I crash this drone and break some of these parts am I just out of luck? I am somewhat afraid to send it on auto missions etc. -- but it does no good on the shelf.
--Am I even on the right Forum to be asking this question?--
Thanks in advance for the advice.
Hey Bob - Iris+ pilot here. Contact Jason at
It appears that he bought out a huge load of 3DR stuff - he's had everything I've needed.