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  • Motor caps

    I couldn't sleep last night so I started tinkering. One problem I have with my long leg extensions(to work with my Tarrot Gimbal) is that my motor shafts stick up above my case and would rub on the lid. So I thought about putting some sort of caps on them,  but those could get lost in the field.  Then I came up with the idea in the photos 4 caps tied to a center piece and when they're not in use the store in the center piece.
    If anyone wants one of these I'm going to have to charge a little more because  it takes 2 and 1/2 hour to print 2 and my wife wants to get paid for putting on the string. So I'm going to ask $12.00 (she'll probably charge me $13.00 for her work   lol) plus shipping 

  • Does anyone know if while in flight the gopro can be switched from video to photo mode?

  • Finally got my Solo along with a GoPro Hero4, and first ever drone and GoPro I have ever had or used.  Was up till 3am charging, reading, configuring, etc. getting ready for the next day.  What can I say, it was an absolute delight to fly with no flight issues at all.  Learned you just have to put it on the level ground, leave Solo alone and wait for GPS lock, and your ready to go.  Was not too bad even if I had only one flight battery = ~1.5h to charge, so it made it for a long day but got 3 flights in.  First impressions from a new drone owner is I absolutely love it.  I'm a photographer and cannot wait to get some awesome footage.

    Pros:
    easy to fly
    excellent design, looks adaptable in the future

    love the controller and 'home', immediate land functions, and 'pause'!

    Cons:

    Cannot find a flight battery anywhere

    No gimbal anywhere to be found

    Lost live video feed on 2nd flight on both my android phone and tablet, still trying to figure this one out.  Worked when I ran the software update before anything else so it's up-to-date.  Worked on first flight then...?

    Overall, very impressed and one happy flyer, now to get that dad burn video feed working somehow and I'll be back today.

    On a note, I sent her up 'high', lost control link and my heart sank.  Well, Solo sitting way up there with 25% battery and draining fast, I held the 'fly' button trying to regain control.  Finally got a control link and got her down as fast as I could, landed with 10% flight battery.  Dang!

    Cheers,

    Chip Luck

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  • Example of the PixHawk2's ability to save the day. (video of recovery from hi speed mid air impact with 2 props)  Slow mo replay at end.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Fk6otEcxQ

  • Waiting on the weather to clear up to run some comparison tests...(Gimbal comparisons will have to be held off the time being...for obvious reasons)3702060134?profile=original

  • Walkera make an awesome gimble that's really cheap. Does Solo come with a GoPro interface?

    As for PixHawk, learn to backup the parameters before you alter anything.

  • Why is it taking so long to produce the gimble??

  • Developer
    Simple... It's a Pixhawk 2 inside! You can mod it, add accessories, of your own making...

    https://github.com/3drobotics/Pixhawk_OS_Hardware
    And that's just the beginning... There is so much can be done with the Co-computer as well... Tried Drone kit?
    So many possibilities!
    3drobotics/Pixhawk_OS_Hardware
    Design files for the open hardware designs used by 3DR - 3drobotics/Pixhawk_OS_Hardware
  • Without sounding impolite how does Solo fitting to the DIY category. One of the innate problems with out-of-the-box UAV solutions are issues like this.

    Best of luck.

  • Anyone know if the Flight Simulator accessible yet? Or I was it simply a great idea that may never come to fruition?

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