Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
A couple of things here...that route will keep you away from the Sacramento area and I won't be home those dates. The other thing is the 3DR Solo drone. I bought one in September and have had a lot of problems with it. I've returned the gimbal twice and the whole system twice, all due to connectivity issues: not being able to view the image to my phone/ipad and the controller failing completely. 3DR has been very good about replacing these things but they take a good couple of weeks to process. Be sure to fly it to learn how it functions, which is actually very good, and that it works correctly. As it turns out, FedEx just dropped off my replacement system this morning.
Yea I think 3dr lost their ass on the unit... seems like their QC is pretty variable and LOTS of people have had the same sort of issues you did. The unit is arduino based so I figured worst case (when they completely stop support) I could do that sort of debug myself (and most of the components are replaceable).
Knock on wood but mine has been good so far. In fact I just ordered 2 more for a project at work.
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