Over Fathers Day weekend the 3DR Solo, controller and gimbal went on sale – 400 dollars off! A difficult opportunity to pass up. Needless to say, myself and about 5 other friends ended up taking advantage of this deal just months before the launch of GoPro’s Karma Drone.
I had flown both the 3DR Solo and the DJI Phantom 2 multiple times before, as well as a Parrot drone. All have their pluses and minuses, but overall I much preferred added features of the 3DR Solo. Controlling camera settings remotely, start and stop, smart shots, and the ability to easily change drone settings from app. In my opinion, its also an added bonus that 3DR has provided the means for 3rd party users to create their own settings, apps, and features – providing they know coding and what they’re doing.
That all being said – I took my new 3DR Solo for a few flights around my home while breaking it in. All went well and no complaints! Another tool to my production bag of goodies. I’m looking forward to many more flights!
If you’re a drone owner please be a responsible one, and keep it safe for everyone else. Register it both with the company you bought it from, and the FAA. The FAA registration is only $5 for two years, and you can do it at the FAA sUAS website in a few seconds. Additionally, I will be commercially licensed for aerial drone videography by the time the new laws go into effect in August 2016.
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