Both 3DR ready-to-fly drones are now $999 ($350 off). 

The Aero provides 40 minutes of Pixhawk-powered autonomous flight housed in a sturdy and customized Skywalker airframe. The efficient and reliable propulsion system is based on the RC Tiger Motor 2820 motor, and along with the upgraded Henge MD933 servos and Dubro components in the control linkages, ensure a reliable and efficient aircraft. Comes with DX7 and FPV. Buy here.

The X8 is a ready-to-fly heavy-duty copter with lifting power that extends payload options to the professional realm. Comes with Flysky Tx/Rx. Buy here.

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Comment by Dries Raymaekers on December 13, 2015 at 2:42pm

X8+ is really great value/money! Here you see an example of last August where I integrated a thermal camera to map diseases in oil palm trees. Will these product be discontinued soon? And more important, will 3DR offer a similar octocopter in the future??


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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 13, 2015 at 2:49pm

We're going to be replacing the whole multicopter line with products built on the Solo platform, which has SoloLink, Pixhawk2 and the onboard Linux computer built in. These older models are built on RC and low-bandwidth telemetry and analog video, which doesn't take advantage of Dronekit and Solo SDK the way the more modern Internet-standard and cloud-connected Solo platform does.

Comment by UAV_Enthusiast on December 13, 2015 at 3:03pm

Chris,

Does this mean that all 3DR is going to offer going forward is the SOLO platform and related tech? How are they going to handle their Pixhawk line of support? Will they continue to sell Pixhawk independently?


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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 13, 2015 at 8:38pm

We're going to support the Solo platform, the Pixhawk platform (in new improved form soon) and future autopilot platforms. We announced the details here

Comment by Nick Sargeant on December 13, 2015 at 8:56pm

Chris,  is the IRIS+ going to go on sale at all? When do you expect to announce the new Pixhawk platform? Thanks!


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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 13, 2015 at 8:59pm

IRIS+ is already quite inexpensive at $599, so we'll keep it there. New Pixhawk should be announced in a month or two

Comment by Are Jo Næss on December 14, 2015 at 3:17am

Hi Chris,

What happens with Aero? Will it be continued as is, or will it be replaced? 

Comment by Erik Graham on December 15, 2015 at 6:05am
"We're going to be replacing the whole multicopter line with products built on the Solo platform, which has SoloLink, Pixhawk2 and the onboard Linux computer built in."

Awesome news. A big brother to the Solo, capable of lifting a proper camera would be great. Smart shots with a Red or Black Magic camera... now we're really talking! Especially if you could save those shoots for reshoots. It would save a lot of money not needing a second operator, etc. Could probably pay for itself in one job.

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