Gimbal Installation

The Solo Gimbal taps Solo’s intelligence to get perfectly automated shots, plus rock-solid footage, GoPro® control & charging and long-range HD video feed. To install the Solo Gimbal and start utilizing these features, follow the Solo Gimbal installation instructions below or click here for a step-by-step video tutorial.

Before installing the Solo Gimbal, make sure the firmware on Solo and your GoPro as well as the Solo App on your mobile device are up to date for the best performance.  

Recommended versions:

  • Solo: 1.1.12 or greater
  • Solo App: 1.1.0 or greater
  • GoPro: 3.00.00 or greater

To install the Solo Gimbal:

Remove The Frame

  1. Flip Solo over to access the bottom of the vehicle.
  2. The Frame is secured to Solo by three captive screws (permanently attached to the mount to prevent losing them). Since these screws don’t come out all the way, loosen each screw until they can’t be backed out any further.
  3. Detach the mount from Solo by gently lifting up on it.
  4. Route the HDMI cable out through the mount to complete the separation. gimbal_loose

Connect Gimbal

  1. Remove the foam insert holding the gimbal in place and set it to the side (this piece is used to help protect the gimbal during travel).
  2. There are two ports on the bottom of the gimbal plate: one for the HDMI cable and one for the gimbal cable. Plug in the cables running from Solo to their respective ports on the gimbal as seen below.

Position Cables

With both cables now connected to the Solo Gimbal, it is important to position each cable out of the way of other internal components. When configuring the HDMI and gimbal cables, the HDMI cable should rest on top of the gimbal cable.

  1. Position the gimbal cable out out of the way by pushing any gimbal slack towards the front of the Solo Shell.
  1. Loop the HDMI cable around and inside the front of the body, pushing any extra slack towards the pocket of Arm #01 as shown following.
  1. Double-check that the HDMI cable is resting on top of the gimbal cable.

Mount the Gimbal

  1. Position the gimbal plate over the opening in the Solo Shell, making sure that the three screw positions are aligned (two in the back and one in front).
  2. Slide the back of the plate in first, and then pinch the two front prongs in and down to insert the plate.
  1. If the plate is inserted and resting flush with the Solo Shell, tighten each of the three captive screws. If the plate isn’t resting flush with the Solo Shell, the most likely cause is that the screws didn’t catch correctly. Do not try to tighten the screws in if they are misaligned. First back out any crooked screws with the screwdriver and manually realign them before tightening with the screwdriver.

Attach Your GoPro


Add Balance Weights

Since each GoPro has a unique weight, some versions require additional weight for proper stabilization. If your GoPro requires additional weight, add the included weights to the top and bottom of the GoPro as seen below for the best performance. Tighten the corresponding weights down with your fingers by twisting them into place.


Add Sunshade

Flying on a sunny day? Use the sunshade to protect your video from glare. Simply press-fit the sunshade onto the GoPro lens to install.

Flight and Camera Pan Settings

To help ensure you get the most stable footage possible, we recommend keeping the Flight and Camera Pan settings to medium or below.  


When you’re ready to fly, power on Solo and the Controller as you normally would. When the gimbal is ready to fly, it flashes green.
Last but not least, make sure your GoPro is turned on! You can turn it on while mounted in the gimbal by gently pressing its power button: the same way you normally turn it on.
Caution: Keep Solo level while powering on. Don’t touch the gimbal while it initializes. This can cause the gimbal to calibrate incorrectly and trigger an error.


If you are having trouble getting your gimbal to function properly, please contact Tech Support.


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