The forum seems to be captivated by a number of Solo crashes. When I search for Solo crashes, I am not seeing the vast numbers that I would expect to see based on the threads. No one wants their new drone to crash (mine did and is out of commission awaiting a new motor pod).
Having said that - the handful of incidents must be relatively small percentage of the total number of units shipped to date.
When you look at other drones, they are well represented by crashes too. But they are also represented by some great videos.
Solo doesn't seem to have the number of great videos from everyday users - so I decided to run a contest, so that we can see some video of what real people ARE actually doing with their new Solos. I know people are successfully flying and taking videos - let see some of that.
Prizes (funded out of my own pocket) include batteries for your GoPro, SanDisk 32G microSDHC UHS-1 cards, and even 3DR Solo propeller sets. If I get enough entries, I will add more goodies to the prize pool.
Details on the YouTube Drone Videography channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7o4JXK8azUEoOR2vssQzyw
Note that I am not an employee of, or any way associated with, 3DR.
Subscribe, Enter the contest, tell a friend who has a Solo.
way to go Mark, this is a great idea. I have two and only flying in manual until I hear more positive comments in the product.
The winners are in.
1st Place - is Paul's "FL Orbit" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcL3QYWV_1s
2nd Place is DodgeP's "Just for Fun" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlJg5oqcMH8
3rd Place is Dirby's "Dirby's Flight" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDhEdhMrdXE
Dodge and Dirby...contact me at NewBushPilot@Gmail.com with your shipping address, so I can ship your prizes out to you
The contest ends tomorrow. Only a few entries so far.
Submit your video to show off what you have been doing with your solo.
Details and current entries are on the Details on the Drone Videography channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7o4JXK8azUEoOR2vssQzyw
The first contest entry has been uploaded to the Contest Entries playlist.
The video illustrates the selfie shot in Florida. Nice to see that Paul's drone doesn't self destruct after each selfie. :-)