3D Robotics introduces Solo, the world’s first smart drone

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Comment by Justice Bentz on April 13, 2015 at 7:30am

It says the flight controller is Pixhawk 2... is that suggesting there may be an upgrade to the pixhawk flight controller soon? 

Will the app be running Tower? If so, I'm assuming tower will be getting an upgrade soon.

Appears landing gear may be in shot? 

Comment by Justice Bentz on April 13, 2015 at 7:30am

Overall -- Very nicely done 3DR! 

Comment by Jonathan Hair on April 13, 2015 at 7:46am

Wow, the game has be upped. Looks really well polished to bring this technology to the masses.

Will this Pixhawk 2 be available as a stand alone controller? Is the HD video transmission part of the Pixhawk 2? What is the latency? Low enough for fast FPV (racing)?

I am kind of sad that my Pixhawk powered machines are getting obsolete (I am still running 8 bit APM too). Will there be code and performance difference between Pixhawk 1 and 2?

Comment by Kamil Karczmarczyk on April 13, 2015 at 7:50am

Pixhawk 2? Any other info about it?

Generaly, Solo i coool! But... Phantom 3 pro (4K) cost about $1260.... 3DR solo with same features will cost $999 + $399 gimal + ~$500 gopro 4 black + $150 px4flow (if will be possible to connect it to solo's pixhawk). This means, that it will be two times more expensive, and additionaly, P3 offers +1.2km HD video range, and Solo "only" max ~800m.

 

Comment by Nikola Rabchevsky on April 13, 2015 at 7:56am

Liking that ground station.  Would be nice if this were available separately for folks who want to use an Iris+.


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Comment by Felix Meissner on April 13, 2015 at 8:04am

sounds very interesting! Looking forward to the SOLO

Comment by Kamil Karczmarczyk on April 13, 2015 at 8:04am

@Jonathan Hair video latency: 180ms

Comment by Brian Greeson on April 13, 2015 at 8:10am

Looks nice, Congratulations to 3DR on another product launch.

Comment by AA on April 13, 2015 at 8:19am

Glad to see 3DR going head to head with DJI in the flying camera market.  Price comparison (Kamil's post) with P3 is daunting though.  I am sure SOLO will attract its own followers.  Now 3DR has to keep pressing on the gas to at least stay competitive.

Comment by Tsahi Mizrahi on April 13, 2015 at 8:51am

Looks good.

Also wondering what is the pix 2, and the software behind.

Does it means 3DR Solo HW & SW is no longer open sourced ?

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