The 3D Robotics Solo – Smarter Than Your Average Drone
September 23, 2015
3dr solo drone
Here’s the underbelly of the 3dr solo, with a look into it’s innards… Schweet!

Drones. They came while they were powerful, and it was only a matter of time until they turned smart. The launch of the 3d Robotics solo is the true manifestation of a smart drone. This drone was released as the world’s first smart drone as the makers claimed. The tag this drone carried along as a smart drone brought a lot of hype. Let us look review this drone and see whether it really lives up to the hype.

We just took a look at the Inspire 1 and, while my love of that drone isn’t diminishing any time soon, the Solo is slowing finding a place in my heart.

This drone comes with a double Linux computer! The first part of the computer is in the controller, and the other one is in the 3DR Solo drone. This is a very good feature as it enable the commands and functions to be processed quickly. It has an LED light system that allows you to use your drone better at night. This light also informs you better on the direction it is pointing at night.

The motors of this drone have a capacity of 880 Kv. This can be considered as the perfect combination of speed and torque. Comparing to other drones that have a capacity of 3000 Kv, you will see that they lack the required torque to do things such as flying in the wind. The capacity of this drone is, therefore, perfect at 880 Kv as it combines the speed, power, and torque perfectly.

The drone has a 5200 mAh battery that is fairly good considering its capacity. With the computer controlled flight system, the drone can use efficiently the power got from the battery. If the camera is not on board, you can get around twenty-five minutes of flight and five fewer minutes when the camera and the gimbal are installed. The controller has a 2600 mAh battery that can last for up to four hours. There is an LED indicator that helps you keep track of the battery power of the drone.

The 3DR solo drone has a high strength quality glass fortified props that make it more durable. It also comes with an accessory bay where you can keep several items in for instance the spare batteries, custom parts. The benefit of this accessory bay is that it makes it easier to store all the items affiliated with the drone.

This drone has a flight simulation app that allows you to practice on flying this drone so that you don’t crash the drone. The drone is quite costly and replacing it might not be very easy.

One feature of this drone that makes it different from the others is it’s ability to record footage in a very exquisite way. Taking an example, this drone has a feature called Cable Cam that when turned on, switches the drone into autopilot allowing you to control the camera.  Another feature known as the Orbit automatically makes the drone circulate round an object you define while keeping the camera locked on the object.

As seen above, this drone is generally a good buy. It has several good features and benefits that make it stand out from the rest. I would say that it is worth a try.

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