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  • The 3DR Solo Quadcopter
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  • 3DR SOLO transmitter.  Please note that it does not include the android tablet
  • The 3DR Solo Quadcopter
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  • The 3DR Solo Quadcopter.
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3DR Solo Quadcopter Drone

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Product Description

The 3DR Solo is smart because it allows the user to completely focus on what their camera is capturing and, for all intents and purposes, forget about flying the drone. You can set the Solo on a pre-determined flight, and simply focus on capturing great film. This drone is the 'Smart Drone' because 3D Robotics have integrated 1 GHz computers in both the drone itself, and the radio controller, making for one of the best aerial photography experience available. The Solo also comes with the usual safety and support features that we now expect from a 3DR product.

Key Features

  • Fly with confidence with industry leading safety features such as a pause button, fly away protection and dual flight computers that log over 500 parameters 20 times a second
  • Backed by 3DR solo warranty - if the drone has a system malfunction that results in a crash 3DR will replace your solo and gimbal if you had one attached. You will need to send the flight log to 3DR for analysis.
  • Futureproof expandability - the solo includes an open gimbal bay to mount new technology as it comes out, system updates are performed wirelessly via app
  • Live HD display so you can see exactly what your gorpo is recording, you can even change gopro settings from the ground via the solo app to get the perfect shot.

 

The Solo was designed and created with the aim of improving the aerial photography experience of every single user; be you a complete beginner, or a seasoned professional. This means that 3DR has created one of the best drones on the market concerning flight dynamics, but they have also factored in a way of allowing first-time flyers to capture amazing footage. The done experiance is not just about the list of features and specs (although the solo does have some impressive specs), what makes a good drone is the ability for it not to break your workflow or become an obstruction to you achieving the perfect shot.  3DR have dedicated the design of the Solo with thousands of hours of testing and user feedback to make for a aerial photography system that is seamless and intuative to make it easy to capture the shot you want, first and every time.

 

 

The Controller

Let's start with the controller of this Smart Drone. This controller itself it actually smarter than most drones on the market today with an in-built 1 GHz computer. This obviously brings much increased processing power to this drone, simplifying flights and giving the user unprecedented control of both the aircraft and the camera. 

This controller is also one of the easiest to use out there, therefore allowing complete beginners to take the reins. The look and feel of this controller is inspired by popular video controllers, thereby feeling instantly familiar to everybody; even those who have never held a drone radio controller before. The ease of use of the Solo controller can be experienced through the dedicated buttons for one-touch automatic flight manoeuvres, including auto take-off and landing, auto return home and land, and pause.

The Solo controller has been designed specifically with aerial photography in mind. You can easily access controls to change the camera tilt position, the speed, take a photo and even stop and start your GoPro recording during flight. And you can do all this while a HD view of the scenery is being streamed directly to your mounted mobile device. This is accomplished via the built-in WiFi in the controller that is powered by the computer. This computer also powers a HDMI port in the Solo controller that allows the user to broadcast live pictures from your GoPro onto just about any screen you wish.

When you're dishing out quite a sum of money for one of the best drones on the market, you want your purchase to be safe. The Solo controller therefore has a dedicated 'Pause' button that brings Solo to a complete mid-air stop; allowing you to get your bearings and protect your quadcopter. And you've heard of an aeroplane's black box, well now Solo has its very own 'black box' in the form of the 1 GHz computer in-built in the controller. This saves valuable flight data on 500 parameters to its internal memory, 20 times a second.

 

 

Introducing Smart Shots

3D Robotics are introducing the notion of 'Smart Shots' with this new quadcopter. These are a series of different shots that you set up before flight. Once done, simply tap 'play' and Solo will fly through the process outlined and capture the kinds of shot that even professional cinema pilots can't match.  There are four Smart Shots available to the user: Cable Cam, Orbit, Selfie and Follow. 

 

The Solo Gimbal has been designed specifically for GoPro and 3DR worked very closely with the team at GoPro to ensure the best design. This gimbal is therefore the first in the world with in-flight access to the GoPro controls. This means that the user can now start and stop recording while Solo is in the air, choosing the shots you want to take and cutting down on all that excess that you get normally. Additionally, the files have now been designed to be smaller, allowing you to save short slips onto your mobile device directly for easy storage and sharing. The Solo Gimbal even powers your GoPro so there's no fear that it will cut out mid-flight.

The Solo Gimbal also of course offers the very best in stability and intelligence. The gimbal is stabilised to within 0.1 degree of pointing accuracy, allowing for the smoothest shots. The gimbal works with the GoPro's and the Solo's controller, giving you a fine-grain camera tilt control including angle pre-sets and instant speed adjustments. Alternatively, you can let Solo take the reins and choose one of the Smart Shots to capture that perfect picture.  

 

The 3DR Solo App

The app that has been designed for the Solo doesn't leave a stone unturned for the new user in aerial photography. There are one-touch controls for all the Solo Smart Shots, there's live HD feed from your GoPro so you can see exactly what's going on and you even have access to GoPro during flight. The app also allows you to simply and comprehensibly changes Solo's speed, agility and maximum altitude and also assign controller button pre-sets. 

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There are multiple viewing options to improve the user's awareness significantly. You can choose between the live feed from your GoPro or you can simply swipe across to pull out the split-screen satellite view, showing you where Solo is in relation to the earth. This has pinpoint accuracy and with this screen you can simultaneously keep an eye on your camera work, as well control Solo's flight path.

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The Solo app also updates you on any changes to your quadcopter, controller or gimbal. If Solo detects any sort of problem, the app will alert you of this fact and allow you to automatically email the support team at 3DR, even while still in the field. 

  • Fly with confidence with industry leading safety features such as a pause button, fly away protection and dual flight computers that log over 500 parameters 20 times a second
  • Backed by 3DR solo warranty - if the drone has a system malfunction that results in a crash 3DR will replace your solo and gimbal if you had one attached.  You will need to send the flight log to 3DR for analysis.
  • Futureproof expandability - the solo includes an open gimbal bay to mount new technology as it comes out, system updates are performed wirelessly via app
  • Live HD display so you can see exactly what your gorpo is recording, you can even change gopro settings from the ground via the solo app to get the perfect shot.
  • Intuitive flight modes with smart shot planning to make sure you capture your scene first time, every time.

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