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PPM input for Solo?

Started by L Roberts. Last reply by Philip Mar 7. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I would like the Pixhawk 2 on my Solo to accept PPM inputs. How can I interrupt the Spektrum process running on Solo so that it can accept these PPM signals? The reason I want to use PPM…Continue

Solo and Mission Planner?

Started by Robert H Fraser. Last reply by David Boulanger Feb 20. 13 Replies

Hi,Does anyone know yet whether the Solo will be compatible with Mission Planner out of the box? I would prefer to purchase a Solo instead of an X8+ but will require an ability to upload Mission…Continue

Ideas on how to stream live video from GoPro, Solo, Controller, or tablet to the web during flight

Started by Taylor Thomas. Last reply by Waldemar Rotfuss Feb 8. 10 Replies

An upcoming project requires that I be able to provide a URL with a live video from the Solo's GoPro.Since the solo app uses the solo's wifi network, a second tablet connected to the Gopro would…Continue

Out of Box US or European (French / English) spec how to tell

Started by A Hand Jan 25. 0 Replies

HiNot used RC equipment in 20 years, but now have time for old and new hobbies. I have bought a solo online from a site which shows a UK address and has charged in £ but is shipping from US.Can…Continue

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Comment by Grant Conery on August 12, 2016 at 7:08pm

Hey guys,

Everlast Concepts LLC
I've created a business/website to sell 3d printed solo mods as well as my open source GM Multi - Solo Charger. The charger comes in a 3d printed kit option for all you do it your selfers and here is the link to the featured instructable. I also have many many more printed mods for your solo, so go check it out if feel like it. The community solo owners page on Facebook has helped me tremendously in my venture. Check it out here if you another great source of info.

Comment by ParkYoungju on July 17, 2016 at 2:08am

Do you know how I can change 3dr solo local port? 
now, local port is 14550
but I want to change this

Comment by Craig P. on July 1, 2016 at 6:41pm

Anyone hear anything on the GPS RevB.? Been having issues with rather long sat acquisition times, and am looking to resolve this issue. Perhaps someone can direct me where we can purchase the newer model of GPS? Or even maybe someone from 3DR who has knowledge on the matter, wether or not they themselves will be offering the newer rev. 


Comment by ParkYoungju on June 23, 2016 at 1:11am

I have great respect for you.

I saw :


I want to try control multiple drone. so I think three method.

1.use wifi

2.use telemetry radio

3.use raspberry pi

1 and 2 via mission planner

3 via visual studio and dronekit

First I try 1 and 3 but I think '1' difficult via mission planner because don't connect mulit-wifi(?)

and '3' is progressing.

So I try using telemetry radio(3dr radio) now.

I see it :

but I have problem.

I connect 3dr radio with 3dr solo accessary board. and bright lignt green.

but not connect mission planner + 3dr solo... searching mavlink...

what can I do??

!!!! I been years long method handled by the Solo SDK and ROS swarm controller...:(

When this method come out??

Have a good day 

Comment by Burke Mitchell on June 1, 2016 at 8:04am

Thanks RPM. I found the PDF here.

I'm getting my hacked Qx1 to trigger a Emlid Reach GPS tracker but still notintegration the geo tag data

Comment by RPM on June 1, 2016 at 7:10am

An article in this month's Lidar Magazine about using the Solo for surveying landfill sites in the US.

Real interesting when they break down the cost savings compared to conventional techniques!

Comment by Craig P. on April 20, 2016 at 10:49am

@Philip, great news, so where can I go purchase this plug n play optical flow that the firmware will recognize? Is there a link, or possibly a photo of the module? 

The optical flow was also flown in the 3dr booth at NAB last year, but alas we still can't purchase it or are we able to? 

Thanks, I'll have a quick look at the mod page when I get a free moment with regards to the wifi card (I was referencing this post earlier

 I sold my X8,Y6b,Iris+ to avoid ever having to mod again (with the exception of plug and play, or in the case of a wifi card a few screws), I unfortunately no longer have extra time to tinker with such things, as it takes away from time in the air.

Comment by Philip on April 20, 2016 at 12:48am
Again, go to the mod club....

Optical flow works NOW! I am at NAB, flying SOLO in the 3DR booth, with optical flow...
Comment by Craig P. on April 19, 2016 at 9:17pm

Has anyone attempted to get a vision positioning system going on the solo yet? Perhaps an inspire 1 or phantom 3 module for now until a solo specific one is released? Dji has been running them for over a year now.

The added safety benefits when gps fails would be a very nice addition. 

Also has there been any movement on upgrading range, perhaps a simple wifi card swap? I believe I read over on 3drpilots that some have had success with mikro tik cards (9582), but can anyone confirm this?

Comment by Chris on April 14, 2016 at 8:40pm

Thanks Philip

For the benefit of others it does appear to be fixed using a manual update of a file and also appears that 3DR will be up fixing it in a future update too.

Good work by others and 3DR.



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