The new 3D Robotics Solo may be the smartest drone yet



There’s a new drone in town. It automatically controls your GoPro and has an amazing autopilot.

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49 thoughts on “The new 3D Robotics Solo may be the smartest drone yet

  • August 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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    If 3DR wants to compete with the BIG boys, they need a package everything option, camera, gimbal, the whole shooting match for around 1100 to 1400$ ish,  then they will really compete with the likes of DJI. Sorry but thats the only way its gonna happen. The products there, but most people do not want to add this and that, and end up with some 2000$ price tag. I would have gone for the 3DR solo for 1100Euro if I could have had the complete package for that money. You need to get the price down, you lost my custom due to this.  gives a perspective anyway…

  • August 25, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    Competition is always good, It'll bring up better innovation and also make the price more competitive. May the best drone win.

  • August 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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    really fking smart to put the gps under the battery

  • August 31, 2015 at 10:19 pm
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    My iPad mini 2 says "incompatible with solo app" and the iphone 6 app doesnt have the same settings as described in the video. This device is somewhat buggy still.

  • September 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm
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    The drone that crashed inside the stadium at the US Open yesterday was a 3D Solo.

  • September 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm
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    after a few months now since it's release, and it's absolute junk. a black mark on 3dr.

  • September 25, 2015 at 6:16 am
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    Is it just me, or does it look like the gimbal for this thing is garbage? I haven't seen rock solid footage out of the solo yet, at least footage that hasn't been digitally stabilized in post. I'd love to hear from anybody that has flown a Phantom and a Solo with a gimbal that can give me an opinion on this.

  • November 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm
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    Can it follow you from IN-FRONT of you? So that the GoPRO doesn't only get the back of your head??

  • December 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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    I'm wondering how many guys (or gals) go out and buy these things to do production work for money (like real estate) only to find out they need tail numbers for their UAV and a pilot's license from the FAA under section 333?

  • December 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm
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    Has anyone had experience with both the Solo and the Phantom 3 Pro? I'm wondering which one people prefer. I don't understand why they didn't integrate a camera.

  • December 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm
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    The real value of 3DR solo is being able to have fully control with code, that's priceless!!

  • January 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm
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    tbh i think 3D robotics make the best drones for making videos!

  • January 31, 2016 at 3:05 am
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    it took a while but now its fully integrated with gopro. so awesome!

  • April 6, 2016 at 7:54 am
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    I'm sorry but my Phantom 4 is miles better than this. Besides the GoPro can only send video downlink via Wi-Fi at up to 200m not 3kms like DJI's Lightbridge. Also I don't feel like the future of UAVs will be not flying them at all.

  • May 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm
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    because drones are so difficult to take of… why would you want to own a drone if you dont fly it? worst drone ever…

  • August 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    OK AT OR AROUND 2:01 YOU TALK ABOUT CHANGING THE LED'S. WHERE AND MORE ARE THESE SETTINGS??? I'VE ASKED SEVERAL PEOPLE AND I'M TOLD THERE IS NO SUCH THING. SO WHERE IS IT???????

  • August 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm
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    I have the Phantom 3 standard, and it's way better than this. This thing is junk.

  • October 24, 2016 at 6:13 am
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    I like the look how they make the designe of this drone look's professional and sexy compared to dji 4

  • October 29, 2016 at 4:14 am
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    Can you put parameters for how close u want it to be to you and how high? I ride downhill mountain biking and I want this thing to follow me exactly down the trail and like from 10 feet behind my back and capture a wideview from behind me. I dont want a stupid goddamn 100 feet in the air crappy shitty quality useless aerial footage

  • April 20, 2017 at 8:21 am
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    100% MADE BY JORDI MUÑOZ FROM TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA THIS PRODUCT ITS ONLY MADE BY ONE GUY JORDI MUÑOZ 3D ROBOTICS

  • September 17, 2017 at 2:40 am
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    and now its pretty much dead 🙁 still love it

  • November 25, 2017 at 6:38 am
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    this thing is basically out of production now and prices are amazingly low, EXCEPT for the gimbal which has virtually disappeared

  • May 3, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    How are comments so old ? i had a 3DR and never looked back after i sold it off. Sorry guys, nice try but DJI killed it.

  • November 24, 2018 at 10:35 pm
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    Why would u want a fully autonomous drone that takes away 100% of the fun

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