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Announcing Solo App Version 1.3: GoPro control

Comprehensive GoPro control has arrived in the Solo App! In addition to other feature improvements, version 1.3 brings you in-flight access to GoPro camera settings. In the last release (1.2.1)...

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3DR Collaborates with AirMap to Integrate Flight Safety Zone Software into the Solo App

3DR, North America’s largest drone manufacturer, has collaborated with AirMap to put accurate and automatically updated in-app flight safety zone information at the fingertips of all 3DR Solo® users. Nov....

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Getting the Shot: The Aran Eversman Aviator Edition

To begin, Aran Eversman does not define himself as solely a photographer. He identifies most as a storyteller, and knew that this would be his life’s work the moment he...

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The Real History of Drones, Part One: The Civil War and San Francisco in ruins

In this ongoing series we’ll tackle the long, weird and important history of drones, trying to answer a single guiding question: Just how did we get here? The first transmission...

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Drone Download: The real crime edition

Question of the week Lots of stories this week about drone laws and those who break them. The biggest headline: The federal task force assigned to developing registration guidelines for recreational...

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The Manual Manual

Solo isn’t all Smart Shots and pushbutton flight. It’s also a powerful and fun drone to fly. Here’s a look at some of Solo’s manual flight characteristics, as well as...

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Drone Download: The “can you shoot ‘em?” edition

Question of the week This week a Kentucky judge cleared a man of charges for shooting a neighbor’s drone out of the sky with a shotgun. The defendant, William Merideth — of Bullitt...

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Life After Gravity Field Notes: Episode Two

“Actually a root word of technology, techne originally meant ‘art.’ The ancient Greeks never separated art from manufacture in their minds, and so never developed separate words for them.” –...

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3DR & Shibamoto: Our first international enterprise launch

We’re excited to announce that 3DR will collaborate with Japanese trading company Shibamoto, Inc., to bring our drones and enterprise solutions to the Japanese market. This marks our first international...

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Solo’s “Black Box”: What flight logs are and what they mean for you

What is a flight log? Solo’s ridiculous amount of computer overhead means the system can record a ridiculous amount of flight information in real time. We collectively call this information Solo’s...