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  1. Damien

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    Hi everyone,

    I was looking for a professional fix for setting down the Solo controller on a tripod in between flights, but with nothing available, I contacted a company I'd previously bought from that makes car mounts, and to cut a long story short, I sent them a controller to keep and they came up with the following kit, now available to all of us.

    SlipGrip Tripod Converter Kit For 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter Controller

    I haven't yet received my sample to test and refine if needed, but its available now as is... it does work perfectly with the standard antennas, should work fine with the alfas and most panel antennas with decent clearance from the arms, but may obstruct panels that are really close to the controller.

    It will require some carving of the backpack foam if you want to leave it on, but will fit no worries once carved out.

    I'll be using it to set down the Solo controller on a tripod in between flights, for mounting to my dashboard, and I even hope I can put this on a monopod with ball-head to take the weight of the controller when i'm babysitting Solo on auto mapping missions all day and i have to follow her in the sky to keep signal lock.

    If anyone gets one before I receive mine and has any suggestions for improving the design, just get in contact with me as I'm already in touch with their product designer, and this can be modified over time as they are hand made (in the US).

    Just to be clear, there's nothing in this for me, quite the contrary... I wanted one for paid work that looked more professional than my homemade workaround, so I paid to have a controller shipped to them from B&H, spent time detailing the design needs with them and in return I get the test sample.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Clint57

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    Super nice! Im going to order one to see if it can be adapted for my Autel XSP and P4P.
    Thanks for the effort and sharing!
     
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  3. Maddog

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    Great idea- thanks for sharing! It's folks like you that keep Solo alive and well.:)
     
  4. Damien

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    Probably goes without saying, but feel free to post this on faceballs for the masses there
     
  5. Thomannjf

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    I did not notice any controler antenna attached to the tripod. I queried the company to see if it fits.
     
  6. Damien

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    As I mentioned, the stock controller antennas attach fine, alfas also should have plenty of clearance to screw on, just not sure about panel antennas, just depends how far out from the arm they sit.
     
    #6 Damien, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM