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Controlling a Xiaomi Yi camera from Solo

Started by Kelly Schrock. Last reply by CarlaJackson Dec 1, 2018. 32 Replies

Aside from Thanksgiving, I had a fun weekend.I've been using a Feiyu-Tech gimbal on my Solo (because I wanted to see if I could get it to work), and wanted to be able to control the camera from my…Continue

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Comment by Philip on April 20, 2016 at 12:48am
Again, go to the mod club....

Optical flow works NOW! I am at NAB, flying SOLO in the 3DR booth, with optical flow...
Comment by Craig P. on April 19, 2016 at 9:17pm

Has anyone attempted to get a vision positioning system going on the solo yet? Perhaps an inspire 1 or phantom 3 module for now until a solo specific one is released? Dji has been running them for over a year now.

The added safety benefits when gps fails would be a very nice addition. 

Also has there been any movement on upgrading range, perhaps a simple wifi card swap? I believe I read over on 3drpilots that some have had success with mikro tik cards (9582), but can anyone confirm this?

Comment by Chris on April 14, 2016 at 8:40pm

Thanks Philip

For the benefit of others it does appear to be fixed using a manual update of a file and also appears that 3DR will be up fixing it in a future update too.

Good work by others and 3DR.

Comment by Philip on April 14, 2016 at 6:25pm
Have a look on the Facebook solo mod club...

I am quite sure Jaime has this working...
Comment by Chris on April 14, 2016 at 4:47pm


Does anyone have any idea when the Solo SDK will be updated to allow custom camera controls?  The Solo SDK page has said it is on the way for some time.  Surely it cant be that hard to get the gimbal and camera control to honor the DO_DIGICAM_CONTROL mavlink message and get it to take a picture on each of those messages.  That way we can start doing some stuff in dronekit and trying things.  Until then it great we can program up complex actions but unless we do this it has limited applications at present.

I understand it would mean that mapping could happen on the current platform (instead of having to go backwards and use an intervalometer).  I've always been in 3DR's corner but it seems like they are deliberately making stuff harder to help sell the next item - which is way to high a price when a cheaper item can do it if they allowed the software to do it.  This change would have been been simple to do from day one and cost them a few days of development and testing at most - heck some of that time while they were waiting for the gimbals could have been used on this.

Chris A if you read this can you provide an update on when the SDK will be updated to allow us to trigger images.  Best if it listened to DO_DIGICAM_CONTROL mavlink messages to make it easy.

Having said the above I love my Solo, very stable platform even in windy conditions and the gimbal equals if not better than my gimbals on my other ones.  Good solid product, would be excellent if I could move forwards in this area rather than going back to what I did years ago......


Comment by DG on April 7, 2016 at 9:44am

I missed out on the 20% off deal for Solo due to unforeseen expenses elsewhere, so no Solo to fly this year. :(

Comment by ParkYoungju on April 6, 2016 at 8:06am

I have three SOLO and I want to fly multiple drone together.

But, I don't know how I can do it...:(

First, I think using mission planner swarming.

However, How I can connect three SOLO's each wifi on mission planner???

I saw ( and this video use ROS for control multiple drone.

I wnat to know that way.

Please help me.... I want to control multiple SOLO. 

Comment by Erik Graham on February 24, 2016 at 10:16am

@DG.  A lot of folks I know have tried them and love them.  They claim it helps reduce vibration.  Personally, I don't use them. I'm just very careful about managing the cables when I install a gimbal.

Comment by DG on February 23, 2016 at 7:10pm

Has anyone tried those flexible gimbal cables on their Solo? Do they work?

Comment by Erik Graham on February 18, 2016 at 9:48pm
The simulator is finally out. Pretty limited, but I imagine they will add to it over time.


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