3DR Solo GoPro drone Review

Overview

Solo packs over 35 sensors and 20 microprocessors into a rigid, lightweight unibody shell. All to bring you the easiest to fly and most capable aerial drone on the market.

The modular design allows you to quickly replace motors or change camera gimbals with a simple screw driver making Solo easy to repair and future-proof.

3DR Solo GoPro drone Review
3DR Solo GoPro drone

Features:

Camera Angle

Precision control of the camera tilt.

Camera Presets

Save camera angles and automatically tilt to them with adjustable speed.

A/B Buttons

Assign your favorite shots or Advanced Flight modes.

Return to Home/Land

Push the home button, and Solo can rewind your flight path to avoid obstacles while it returns home and lands automatically.

Auto Takeoff

Solo makes it easy to start the motors and take off with the push of a single button.

Pause

Hit pause at any time and Solo will pause and maintain its current position, even during a Smart Shot.

 

Specifications:

3DR Solo GoPro drone Review
3DR Solo GoPro drone

FLIGHT TIME

20 minutes; 15 minutes with payload

RANGE

.6 miles (1km)

MAX SPEED

55 mph (89 km/h)

MAX ASCENT SPEED

10 m/s in Stabilized mode; 5 m/s in FLY mode

MAX PAYLOAD

800g

MAX ALTITUDE

400 ft (122m) per FAA regulation, user adjustable

MOTORS

880 kV

PROPELLERS

10 in. (24cm) diameter 4.5 in. (144cm) pitch self-tightening; glass-reinforced nylon propellers

AUTOPILOT SOFTWARE

APM on Pixhawk 2

HD MEDIA LINK

3DR Link secure Wi-Fi network

RADIO FREQUENCY

2.4 GHz

WEIGHT

3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg) / 3.9 lbs. (1.8 kg) with GoPro® and Solo Gimbal

DIMENSIONS

10 in. tall (25 cm), 18 in. (46 cm) motor-to-motor

FLIGHT BATTERY

5200 mAh 14.8V DC Lithium Polymer

BATTERY CHARGE TIME

~1.5 hours

CONTROLLER BATTERY

2600 mAh 7.2 Vdc Rechargeable Lithium Ion

  • General
  • HD video to your iOS and Android device
  • Mounts iPad Mini and smaller mobile devices
  • WiFi connectivity with 0.6 mi (1km) range
  • HDMI output to TV or head mounted displays
  • Optional neck strap
  • Rechargable, swappable battery
  • Flight control
  • Color LCD display
  • Haptic alerts and feedback
  • High quality joysticks
  • Customizable button mappings
  • Pause (Air Brake)
  • Return home with Rewind™
  • One button Takeoff and Land
  • Camera Control
  • Precision camera tilt control
  • Preset camera positions
  • Start and stop recording
3DR Solo GoPro drone
3DR Solo GoPro drone

GoPro® with Solo 3-Axis Gimbal

  • Professionally stabilized aerial video (to within 0.1 degrees of pointing accuracy)
  • First 3-axis gimbal in the world to offer in-flight GoPro® control (via free mobile app)
  • Compatible with GoPro® HERO3+ Black and HERO4
  • Live HD video direct from GoPro® to iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Powers GoPro® battery during flight
  • Integrated HDMI output for live HD streaming to virtually any screen
  • Includes quick start guide and screwdriver for easy GoPro® installation
  • Automates camera for Solo’s Smart Shot cinematic flight modes
  • Take control or let the Solo Gimbal do the work with auto and manual tilt modes
  • Includes sunshade to reduce glare and lens flare

See it in action:

Solo App

Overview

Solo App is the simplest way to control a drone. Enjoy crystal clear HD video to frame your shots manually, or use one of Solo’s automated Smart Shots to capture professional content effortlessly.

Modes

SELFIE/ REVEAL

Solo will fly out and back capturing a stunning reveal. Set the angle and distance and Solo will get the shot automatically.

CABLE CAM

Record a series of camera positions in the air and Solo will automatically fly a smooth path between them. Use Cable Cam’s timelapse option and add dynamic movement to time lapsed shots.

ORBIT

Choose a 3D point on the map and Solo will precisely aim the camera wherever you fly. Use the controller to move the point in space for ultimate flexibility.

FOLLOW

Solo will automatically fly where ever you move by precisely tracking your mobile device.

Zipline

Lock onto a straight path in one tap and Solo zips along an infinite imaginary line autonomously while you freely pan and tilt the camera.

Pano

Solo will take perfectly overlapped pictures for rectilinear or spherical panorama.

 

Learn more about 3DR Solo HERE

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