DIY Drones at 76,000 members -- plus 20% "Spirit of 76" 3DR discount to members

For Americans, the number 76 has special significance, since the US Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and every hundred years we go crazy with a "Spirit of 76" celebration.  For the British, who were on the other side of that historic division, the date is less celebrated. As a dual US/UK citizen I'm a little conflicted about the history, but not when it comes to the number 76. It's a good one -- celebrate!

So I'm delighted to announce that DIY Drones has now hit 76,0000 members.  After slowing down a bit last year, traffic is now rising again, and is nearly at 50,000 page views per day. Thanks to all the members whose daily posts and forum discussion makes this site so vibrant. 

To celebrate, 3DR has created a special thank-you 20% discount for the DIY Drones community. Enter "DIYD20OFF" at checkout to apply the discount.  (It applies to everything except GoPro cameras and the new Enterprise SiteScan products.) One time use per user, and it expires on March 31st, so get in there now!

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 7, 2016 at 4:36pm

20% off the newly price reduced Solo and gimbal?  Hmmm...

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 7, 2016 at 4:57pm

Congratulations Chris! Keep up the good work of supporting the sUAS community.



Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 7, 2016 at 5:04pm

Apparently Yes. :)

I wasn't really intending on buying one but, I wanted to see and ended up clicking too far.  I expected there to be a Confirm button on the Confirm page.  But nope.  So apparently I just bought a Solo.

Considered cancelling it, but I sort of want one anyway.

And free shipping too?  That surprised me. (at least no charge showed up)

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 7, 2016 at 5:11pm

$800 for a Solo and Gimbal all of a sudden isn't bad...

And looks like $20 shipping to Canada which also isn't bad.

Comment by Marc Dornan on March 7, 2016 at 5:19pm
I wish Solo had been launched this way on DIYD! You are sorely tempting me now....maybe it is time.
Comment by JB on March 7, 2016 at 5:38pm


You know its not actually a heli right? ;-)

Im going to have to see what it costs to send to AU. Might be worth it now.

Good to kmow theres no confirmation page though. 

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on March 7, 2016 at 6:22pm

Yeah.  I actually got started in this whole thing like 5 years ago, wanting to do aerial photo/video.  And I STILL have done nothing but mess around trying to get something working. (Too busy writing code to make the darn things fly that everybody else is now taking advantage of.)

Aerial Video from a heli is a challenge.  (I have done it though). And I just spent another day messing around with AlexMos gimbal on a large Octocopter.  Which isn't practical in most cases I want to use it for, even if it did work.  I drove out to Cape Breton last year, and kept saying "Man, I wish I had a drone!" when seeing things like this, and taking photos with the usual terrestrial viewpoint.  

And I don't want to chase my kids on their bikes with a helicopter. ;)

Comment by Philip on March 7, 2016 at 6:28pm

@JB, LOL.....

Comment by David Boulanger on March 7, 2016 at 6:41pm

Crap.  I just bought a DJI F450 yesterday for my first Quad.  I guess I have three weeks to think about a Solo or another Pixhawk/Gps set up.


David R. Boulanger

Comment by Maxwell Smart on March 7, 2016 at 6:50pm

@Rob: I have always been partial to single rotors. Have you any advice which hardware/software to use for single rotor? 


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