Solo kiosks arriving in Best Buy for launch next week

Almost 1,500 Solo kiosks are rolling out to Best Buys across the US, for launch next week. Each one has a interactive display that allows you to fly Solo using the controller with a custom flight simulator that exactly replicates the Solo iOS and Android app experience.  That simulator will also be coming soon to Solo owners on their own iOS and Android devices, as part of the full Solo experience. It's amazingly cool to see how it works with the Solo controller over Wifi. 

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Comment by Gregg on June 12, 2015 at 10:42pm
Wonder if the Gps will work in the kiosk ships.
Comment by Karl Truemann on June 12, 2015 at 11:27pm

Here is a DIY community ! please keep your ideas to make millions for your shareholders, thx

Comment by RC on June 12, 2015 at 11:40pm

And please fix the +4 weeks delivery times of the bread and butter stuff from the 3dr shop.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 13, 2015 at 4:03am

Gosh from little acorns. Does the sim run autonomous flights so folks could visualize missions before flying them?

Comment by Roberto Navoni on June 13, 2015 at 5:03am

In the kiosk could be nice power on the simulator ... so the future customer can play with Solo before to buy .. :) 

Comment by Marc Dornan on June 13, 2015 at 6:36am
Good luck with attacking the broad consumer market. Hope 3DR's QC and the slick new firmware is up to the challenge. They are an impatient bunch, consumers, as opposed to DIYers.

Comment by Randy on June 13, 2015 at 6:44am

Somewhat unrelated, I tested the video latency today of SoloLink and found it was a pretty impressive 130ms.  That was the total "lens to screen" delay and I was outputting the video not to a tablet but instead by using the mini HDMI output on the back of the Solo Controller.

The way I measure the latency was to pull up an online stopwatch on my home PC on one monitor.  Then I plugged the Solo controller's hdmi output into the right monitor.  Then point the Solo's camera at the left screen and then with another camera take a picture of both screens.  The difference in the times is the latency.

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 13, 2015 at 6:57am


What +4 week delivery times for bread and butter stuff from the 3DR Store?

I placed an order for two PPM encoders on Monday June 1st and had them in my hands by the following Tuesday June 9th. I had them shipped by two day air.



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Comment by Saeed A on June 13, 2015 at 12:47pm
For safety purposes wouldn't it have been better to put a shield or some form of protection around those large blades or offer to build one to attach ?


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