We bought this drone primarily to shoot paddling footage for promotional purposes, but just found that we weren't using it the way we had hoped.
Rather than have it sit and collect dust we thought we'd make it available at a great discount for someone looking for an intelligent photo/video drone that could put it to good use.
It's in literally BRAND NEW condition and has been flown a total of less than 20 minutes!
PLEASE NOTE: This drone does NOT have an integrated camera - it was designed exclusively to work with either a GoPro HERO3+ or a GoPro HERO4 action camera.
We have a GoPro HERO3+ available to sell with the drone. In the pricing description you will find two options - a) including the camera, or b) without the camera if you already own a compatible GoPro model.
We are also including several additional accessories that were not part of the drone kit at the time of purchase. We have a LowePro carrying bag ($100 value), a spare gimbal ($200 value), extended range antenna for the controller ($30 value), and a spare battery ($120 value).
Shop it around, and you will find the average price of a 3DR Solo without accessories is close to $800 or more.
Here's a USED 3DR Solo on Amazon.ca for $681 without gimbal or camera
And here is the 3DR Solo at Best Buy Canada for $899.99 without gimbal or camera (or bag, or extra batteries, etc, etc)
You can get everything (more than $1200 worth of gear) for $699.99 without the camera, or $899.99 including the GoPro HERO3+ Black ($450 value) including accessories.... we also have several accessories for the GoPro HERO3+ Black like extended use batteries, misc mounts, etc that we will throw in for no extra charge if you take the GoPro with the drone! Otherwise, we will sell the GoPro HERO3+ Black with the extra accessories separately.
The world’s smartest drone is also the easiest to fly. With features like push-button flight and computer-assisted Smart Shots, Solo makes it easy for anyone to get professional aerial photos and video from day one. Solo is powered by 2 x 1 GHz computers for the best and smoothest aerial photography experience imaginable, including many world-first technologies and a host of built-in safety and support features. And it’s the only all-in-one drone to offer live video streaming in vivid HD from your GoPro directly to your mobile device-at ranges up to half a mile.
Cablecam: Lock Solo onto a virtual cable between any two points in space. Now you can freely pan and tilt the camera on your known-safe flight path, or let Solo memorize your first and last frames and smoothly pan the camera between them for you - all you have to do is tap "play".
Orbit: Solo can automatically circle any subject of your choosing, keeping it perfectly framed to capture an iconic “wrap-around” shot. Adjust the circle’s radius to get the exact shot you want, even midflight.
Selfie: With one touch Solo will fly up and away from you, keeping the camera centered on you so the scenery around you expands in a dramatic aerial pullout shot. Then Solo will reverse that shot as it comes back to you, landing right where it took off.
Follow Me: Go completely hands-free! Solo can follow wherever you go, automatically keeping the camera on you to capture your every move.
Experience effortless flight
Effortless flight means effortless filming – less flight control = more creative control. Solo makes flying easier than it’s ever been with smooth and authoritative GPS satellite-guided flight which also features auto takeoff and land, return home, and the ability to instantly hit an e-brake and pause your flight midair. All these features are immediately accessible through the Solo mobile app or dedicated buttons on Solo’s remote controller.
Solo’s intelligence unlocks powerful and one-of-a-kind computer-assisted Smart Shots (patent pending). Just set up the exact shot you want in real time, then tap 'play' on the app and Solo will execute it with a level of precision and a soft touch that even seasoned cinema pilots can’t match. And with a list of Smart Shots to choose from, the perfect shot is always just a few taps away. Cable cam and Orbit allow you to create a known and safe flight path along a virtual track in space, freeing you to shift your focus to getting the shot you want, or simply hit 'play' and let Solo fly itself while simultaneously working the camera for you, as smooth and even as an expert cameraman. Follow mode lets you go completely hands-free, while Solo keeps up with your every move. Solo also features a 1-touch aerial selfie for a dramatic and customizable establishing Smart Shot of you and your surroundings. It’s all in service of Solo’s guiding principle: Get the shot. Every time.
Stream HD GoPro video to mobile devices or through HDMI
Solo is the world’s first drone to wirelessly deliver HD video from your GoPro to your iOS or Android mobile device, at ranges of up to half a mile. Solo’s controller has HDMI output for live HD broadcast - to FPV goggles, high-quality field monitors, Jumbotrons at live events, even news vans – and with a staggeringly low video latency your live video is immediate and fluid for an 'in-the-moment' feel. For instant social sharing of your aerial videos, you can even record the live video stream directly from the mobile app to your device’s camera roll.
The Solo App for iOS and Android
3DR’s mobile development team has focused its efforts on providing a user experience never before seen with a drone. The Solo app lets you control your GoPro, choose between a live view from the camera or a satellite view of your selected shot and even change how the controller responds to commands. Solo’s app allows for automatic cloud-based logging of your flights, instant access to technical support, on-device recording of the live HD video stream, and even support for future web-based control of Solo.
We’ve made sure that even new users will be able to fly Solo with confidence. An app-based flight simulator will allow you to fly Solo virtually, before you get off the ground. And when Solo is in the air, the 'pause' button acts as an emergency airbrake, stopping the copter in its tracks until you’re ready to take control again. Additionally, you can create a virtual 'safety net' within the app that limits how high Solo is allowed to fly.
The Solo Gimbal: Smart Shots, perfectly stable footage, GoPro control & charging, HD video
We worked closely with GoPro, the world’s most popular action camera company, to make the first gimbal capable of fully controlling the GoPro. Solo gives you the exclusive ability to start and stop recording video while in flight, which means that when you land you have only the shots that you wanted to take; when it comes time to edit you now have 'fat free' footage, instead of dealing with huge, cumbersome files. You can also snap photos, change FOV, FPS and exposure compensation, and much more – through Solo’s mobile app at long range, or dedicated buttons on the controller. The 3-axis Solo Gimbal stabilizes the camera to within 0.1 degrees of pointing accuracy and charges the GoPro so your battery doesn’t die during flight. Combined with Solo’s controller you get fine-grain tilt control, including angle presets and instant speed adjustment; or you can just create a Smart Shot, hit 'play', and Solo’s computer will fully control the gimbal for the perfect shot. The Solo Gimbal delivers all of these advanced capabilities while providing a painless and tool-free method of installing and removing the GoPro.
The first-ever consumer drone run by 2 full-blown computers
With a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9-powered Linux computer running on both the copter and the controller, Solo’s intelligence unleashes nearly limitless possibility and future expandability. Because we use the onboard computer’s processing power to do the heavy lifting, the autopilot becomes the 'brainstem', exclusively focused on executing the rudiments of stable and reliable flight, while the computer serves as Solo’s 'frontal cortex' and handles the higher-level processing; this task distribution dramatically reduces the likelihood of autopilot system failure during flight. Solo’s smart technology not only allows us to introduce many industry-first capabilities today, but also gives us the ability to unlock future technologies – everything from a next-gen Follow mode to computer vision and true artificial intelligence.
User-friendly wireless updates
Solo only gets more advanced over time. Thanks to the foundation of the dual 1 GHz computers, a simple mobile app update includes updates for Solo’s computer, the controller’s computer, the autopilot system and even the Solo gimbal - all delivered wirelessly with on-screen feedback so you can see exactly what’s happening along the way. Gone are the days of using USB cables to update your drone.
Purpose-built aerial photography controller
With ergonomics inspired by popular video game controllers, the aerial photography-optimized Solo Controller feels natural even to new users. It simplifies flight and puts control of both the vehicle and the camera at your fingertips, with dedicated buttons on its face for Takeoff, Land, Return Home, and Pause, in addition to 2 user-definable A/B buttons. On the controller’s left shoulder is a paddle for fine grain tilt control; on the right shoulder are two buttons for presetting gimbal tilt positions and a knob to adjust the automatic tilt speed. Clicking the tilt paddle starts or stops recording on the GoPro and pressing both presets at the same time snaps a photo. The controller’s computer powers a built-in HDMI port, making live broadcast to nearly any type of screen as simple as connecting an HDMI cable. The computer also allows the controller to record 500 parameters of flight data to its internal memory as you fly, 10 times a second. Finally, the controller’s color display gives you contextual information about what’s going on in flight, eliminating the need to interpret blinking lights on the copter to get vital flight information, supplemented with haptic feedback – a gentle vibration that alerts you about critical things like a low battery and confirms all 'long-press' actions (takeoff, land, set a gimbal preset, etc.).
The Solo Smart Battery
The Solo Smart Battery not only monitors Solo’s remaining battery charge but also helps to account for location, so that the mobile app can give you relevant warnings about when to start heading home based on Solo’s distance from you. The battery communicates with Solo’s controller, which displays not only your remaining flight time but also your present power usage, for better and more informed battery management. If you’re cutting it too close, Solo’s controller will even begin vibrating to alert you of the need to land ASAP.