Best Practices

Fly in wide-open areas (very important!)

Solo’s GPS depends on a clear view of the sky for accurate location tracking. These GPS signals can be blocked by tall structures like trees and buildings, causing unexpected flight behavior, so it is extremely important to fly in wide-open areas away from people.

Use the Preflight Checklist in the manual

The Preflight Checklist will walk you through all the necessary pre checks for a prepared flight. It’s hard to remember everything, so keep this guide handy.

Wait for GPS before taking off

Solo’s GPS system is your safety net. Without GPS, Solo is unable to use location tracking and rely on features like Return to Home and Smart Shots.


For take off, place Solo 10-15 ft. away from you

This will ensure Solo has a safe amount of room to get into the air.

If Solo is grounded and you need to shut off the motors, hold A + B + Pause to stop the propellers before approaching

Spinning propellers can cause serious injury. Never touch moving propellers or place any objects in the way of the propeller while Solo’s motors are powered. To power down the motors, hold A + B + Pause.


Use the Pause button if you get into trouble

At any point if you find yourself in over your head, simply press the Pause button and Solo will stop and hover in place.


Listen to the in-app battery warnings

To avoid battery damage and loss of copter control, it is a good idea to land once the Solo app alerts you of low-battery at 25 percent. You will receive one more low-battery alert at 15 percent, and then Solo will automatically attempt to Return Home at a critical battery threshold of around 10 percent. However, at such low battery, a safe flight home is not guaranteed.
If an automatic Return Home has been triggered, you can still override this procedure by pressing Fly. This allows to you to then manually land Solo.

Turn on the controller first, then Solo

This will help ensure that Solo pairs with the correct controller.

Become familiar with Return Home

You can call Solo back to its launch point by pressing the Return Home button. It is best to test out where exactly the home position has been set before flying longer distances because accuracy can vary based on your location’s GPS quality.



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