In Fly mode, Solo communicates with satellites to utilize GPS functionality. When you have achieved a solid GPS connection, autonomous flight features like position holding, Return Home, and Smart Shots are all made possible.
If Solo is taking an unusually long time (over five minutes) to acquire a GPS connection, follow these steps:
This is the top reason for GPS connectivity issues. Without a direct line of sight to the sky, it is impossible for Solo to communicate with satellites.
Start in an open field away from tall objects like trees and buildings that could interfere with satellite communications. An open field gives you and Solo the most sky area to work with to attain GPS.
It can take up to five minutes for Solo to register a GPS connection. If you still haven’t registered a GPS connection after five minutes, try turning off your GoPro and rebooting Solo (not the Controller or the App, just Solo).
These signals can interfere with the GPS connection.
As a very last resort, try performing a compass calibration. You won’t need to do this more than once, as multiple calibrations make no difference.
At the top left of the controller screen is a GPS icon displaying the number of quality satellites Solo is in communication with. Typically, achieving a useful GPS connection requires contact with seven or more satellites. This isn’t the only factor contributing to a quality GPS connection, but being in an open area can help all these different contributors.
Performing a factory reset does not improve your GPS connection.
If you have worked through all these steps and are still having trouble attaining a GPS signal, please contact Tech Support.
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