3D Robotics Solo Review
In this 3D Robotics Solo review, we shed light on what is reckoned to be the world’s first “smart” drone. 3D Robotics has always been an innovative drone company, and for them to come up with something as path-breaking as Solo, was only on expected lines. There is a lot of hype around Solo. In this 3D Robotics Solo Review, we will give you a rundown on its features and tell you if the hype is truly justified. Let’s get started!
A Truly “Smart” Controller….
The controller for Solo is packed with unbelievable processing power. There are not one, but two identical 1GHZ computers that power Solo, which control every aspect of it, from flying to navigation. The Solo controller is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and is similar in size to the iPad mini. It has only two buttons which you can use to manage the entire flight – to take off, fly or land automatically.
Perfect Compatibility with GoPro Cameras…
3D Robotics Solo does not have its own camera, but is perfectly compatible with GoPro cameras. You can order an extra 3-axis gimbal with it for $400 more. The gimbal that comes with Solo is incredibly smart and is compatible with its controller. The Smart Shots feature, which we will discuss next, allows the gimbal to take shots and video clips autonomously.
Smart Shots – A Brilliant New Feature
The most interesting new feature of Solo is Smart Shots – a revolutionary new way to shoot images or videos when in flight. There are 4 shooting modes with Solo. You have the Cable Cam mode, where the quadcopter remembers its route and follows back the same way.
Then there is the Orbit mode, which is great for wraparound shots where the quadcopter focuses on a particular object and revolves around it. The third mode is called the Selfie mode where the quadcopter follows the drone pilot and takes “selfies” from various distances. Finally, there is the Follow mode where the quadcopter follows the drone pilot, wherever he goes, capturing every move he makes on camera.
A Design Evolves Over Time…
The other great thing about 3D Robotics Solo is that its design can easily evolve with time. You can add on new features to Solo as and when they are developed. Third party developers can develop new features and add-ons for Solo and they can be incorporated with absolute ease. So the drone never goes out of fashion with time.
Interesting New Features…
Some of the new features that make Solo so interesting are LED lights, an optical flow technology and a ballistic parachute system. The drone can download software automatically without being asked to. It displays every update using an on-screen feedback system as well.
Solo comes with a super-intelligent app that works on both Android and iOS. The app allows you to control the camera, adjust the speed, distance and altitude of the quadcopter when in flight and receive updates automatically as well. It records the videos that are sent to it from Solo on its flight and allows you to share the clips on the social media.
If you’re as excited by the new 3D Robotics Solo as we are, you can place your order here. We guarantee that you’re going to have a lot of fun with Solo, the world’s first SMART drone.
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