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Hi, I took a break looking for a solo and trying to read up on this forum due to some health problems with my family but in the meantime, someone on a yardsale sight had wanted to sell their drone, that I had not been able to get at the time. The only thing that I'm not sure about is they have attached a low quality gimbal (unmoving) and low quality camera. I'm wondering how/if any or some this might effect the mechanics of everything. I really have no working knowledge of the drones so I thought I would ask here. In your opinion would it effect the solo in anyway and is very involved (for a novice) to remove/replace? I'm not sure how it all works/hooks up. Would you advice using it as is/replacing (if so I guess i'll need/ wtb gimbal, or is there a chance that that modification messes up the mechanics and should a person just buy a "normal" one, I have seen some ok deals on bundles as well, I guess really I'm looking to know if that sort of structure would mess with the drone any, sorry I'm a noob, Thanks so much for any advice
 
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If it's a Solo- it may be the gopro mount that comes as original equipment with any Solo purchase. As far as camera- since they are not using a gimbal, guess they could use any camera they can " rig up " with the use of string, wire or tape!
 
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Thank you USM86, it is not a go pro camera, so?.. You're saying that when others buy solo -there is a go pro mount - that comes with the solo purchase and that may be what they have used, that is not a gimbal? That this person may have just rigged up whatever they had on hand? Do you think this would have an effect on the drone itself??/connections and should I try to replace it/get a gimbal?
 
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There are several threads on this forum where guys are using different kinds of cameras because they are looking for different results- still photography I believe. If you carefully inspect the Solo, you should be able to look at the gopro mount and make sure it's not damaged-
If you are hoping to attach a gimbal- it's not difficult and only involves removing some screws, carefully plugging in hdmi cable and making sure the cable isn't interfering with the gimbals functions- then putting the screws back in- not even an half hour.
 
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Well I am not able to inspect it in person but it makes it makes me feel better hearin' that removing and replacing it wouldn't be too hard. Thank you.
 
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Just adding an "oddball" camera shouldn't affect the mechanics of Solo. If the camera doesn't move, it isn't a gimbal, it's just a camera mount.

Buying from a yard sale could be risky- if you have any problems with it, 3DR won't honor the warranty.

What was the yard sale price?

Here's a picture of the factory fixed mount with a GoPro camera:
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