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  1. I am new to the 3DR Solo world. I already have DJI, Yuneec, DIY, and Volantex. But BestBuy had a deal I couldn't pass up. 3DR Solo with Gimbal, extra battery, and props for $499.00 Well went through the manual for setup, including all the preps updating the GOPRO, and running updates on Solo App, controller, and Solo. It just went south,. Started with their website stating compatible with GoPro Hero 3+, and GoPro Hero 4.But what the webpage should have said ,was compatible only with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black, and above. I spent two days with 3DR tech support from checking firmware versions.. A Hero 3+ Silver didn't work and from working with support patching, un-patching and resets. Later found on many other 3DR forums that everyone had the issue with Hero 3+ Silver. I gave up broke down and bought the Hero 4 Black. Thinking that will work. Then the tech had me reset the Solo. But that created an additional issue, controller couldn't communicate to the Solo and bind. Still didn't work. So 3DR was going to swap me out with a replacement. I was waiting for response from 3DR for the packing info when I wanted to verify one more time. Especially when their return policy notes they can have you pay for shipping back if their service finds a replacement wasn't warranted. Then after the reset it was termed a brick. But after similar patches with DJI I thought that the tech never had me reset the controller to have similar firmware match between the two. So I reset the controller, then I was able to bind. Ok one issue fixed but original issue still no live feed from the GOPRO. After reading the manual again I found it. One more time I dug the website under view video and saw something I never noticed. Well I was telling the technician that I didn't have any live feed and all that I see was the demo video. Step one Power up Solo, power controller, power GOPRO , and mobile device connected to sololink. and step two from solo app select FLY Solo. Poof live feed. Surprised the tech never mentioned during our walk through. Felt silly about it, from other controllers and apps usually fly something means automated takeoff. But for Solo app means go to main screen. Well I sent an email for 3DR to cancel the replacement and chalk it as a learning lesson. I have knowledge on how to reset Solo, Controller, and update firmware.
  2. With all the articles and forums pounding 3DR I still believe the Solo is a good bird. I have purchased my Solo not long ago during the Best Buy inventory clear out. Still purchasing additional accessories. I have been flying the Solo and very impressed with its handling and capabilities. But lets break this down. If you DIY your own UAV with the same capabilities you would be spending at least $900 or more. The best part is it already has the Pixhawk 2 and as a DIY there are plenty of MODs already out there. I have purchased M8N GPS version 2 with the updated shield which takes care of one earlier complaints about GPS locks. Another of the complaints is the camera "GOPRO" .The SOLO has many options available. I can change the camera package easily on Solo. or I can change the lens in the GOPRO. One reason I purchased the Solo is the ability to change payloads. . The applications available for the Pixhawk controller is pretty large. Tower app just added a new version. Very impressed and ready to test it out. With the current clubs/forums out there and other manufactures still providing accessories for the Solo I believe there still is a long future for it. Maybe a manufacture will pick it up. This is very common in the computer field.
  3. Was checking out 3DRs homepage and ran into this, looks like the update pushed in April but in case you missed it here are some features they released.
  4. So with GoPro 5 coming out this year (at least that's what it is said so far), will the Solo be compatible? I reached out to GoPro and 3DR and have not got a confirmed answer. Each side claims they don't know what the other is doing. In my opinion I find that hard to believe seeing the Solo is built around the GoPro. I just think they are not allowed to disclose any information, which I totally understand. So what is your take on it, you think the Solo will support GoPro 5? Do you even care if it supports it? I for one am psyched if it does, as the rumored specs of the GoPro 5 (if true) will put a whole new take on aerial photography.
  5. I'm going to be purchasing a 3DR Solo in the near future and an Android tablet for the controller. Has anyone had any experience using the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1 or the Nexus 7? Thanks, -Dave