Epic job by the 3DR video team. They got their Ridley Scott on ;-)

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Comment by mP1 on April 14, 2015 at 10:51pm

Terrible video, it prompts more questions than it answers. Techies want to see facts and details about the new machine not dancing, sunsets and paper streamers.

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on April 15, 2015 at 2:46pm

        @Tsahi: Pixhawk 2 will be open source, just like Pixhawk 1. It is a derivative of ArduCopter, and will be merged back into Master. Most of the other software behind Solo is also open source, including DroneKit.

        I don't know what you mean by a "new business model". Do you have a link to what you're referring to?

    @Chris, thank you for letting us know! This is extremely positive news for the community. 3DR is beyond exemplary, not just in the Drone sector, but as far as technology providers go. There just is nothing quite like it out there.

This is how you sustain a nascent industry.

Comment by Thorsten on April 16, 2015 at 5:05am

Chris, congrats!

One question: if it will be distributed in the EU and if it is certified what about the "License Exception STA" and the "STA Prior Consignee Statement"? 

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Comment by Chris Anderson on April 16, 2015 at 7:30am
Thorston: Absolutely! It's fully certified for EU and we'll announce our distributor rollout schedule soon
Comment by Alberto Mennella on April 16, 2015 at 10:31am

@Chris Excellent job Chris! Congratulations to 3DR team and all DIYDrones community. If APM has been the "multirotors' Linux", SOLO is defintly an epic distro! Can't wait to get one... University and academic world are "hungy" for open products like this...

Comment by Aaron Curtis on April 25, 2015 at 7:15am

Agree totally with mP1 about the video, which contained no information. I'm excited about the SOLO, but disappointed that 3DR is selling it before providing even the most basic information about the hardware. How many cells in the battery? What frequency radio(s) are used?

I was specs, hardware schematics, and source code immediately. As long as that's not out there, 3DR might as well be DJI.

Do I understand correctly that the code for this has been developed privately, and a huge backlog of commits is suddenly going to be dumped onto github to be merged?

Comment by Aaron Curtis on April 25, 2015 at 7:23am

So I've found some specs over at rcgroups.com. I don't get why 3DR won't put the specs on their own website.

It's also a bummer that they integrated it with gopro rather than something like the sony QX100. I've been waiting for a turnkey platform that takes video that isn't horribly distorted. We need rectilinear.

Comment by Jethro Hazelhurst on April 25, 2015 at 8:26am

+1 As has been discussed, the QX1 is so close to being perfect for our areal photography applications. If it could be integrated with an HD video transmission/gimbal system that interfaced with Pixhawk 2 that would be an ideal scenario.

Comment by Damian McKay Earl ll on May 9, 2015 at 11:27pm

Looks pretty awesome! you should totally power it via hydrogen!


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