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  1. pyrate

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    this gets the outstanding thread hijack award of the year.
    Someone drama trash talks solo and it ends up being a discussion about props
    Love it
     
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  2. just_bruce

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    Lemons=>Lemonade
     
  3. just_bruce

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    Anyone wanna sell me a set of pre-reamed and balanced 11x4.5 (all 4)? I wanna try them but don't wanna invest in the extra tools.
     
  4. RichWest

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    Where you at Bruce?
     
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  5. xman4242

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    I am a cherry limeade guy myself
     
  6. t-man-d27

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    How much longer flight time with the 11" props?
     
  7. jerryn

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    23 flights s far and no crashes here. You need a clear wide open view of the sky for takeoff and landing with any gps guided aircraft.

    Some of my flight videos are posted here.

    Now I am modifying the controller antenna. Next goal is a tower mission flight at bccrc from the field to the ocean and back. 2.5 mile round trip
     
  8. jerryn

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    There are many of us that used earlier 3dr flight controller in our diy drones. I still have my hobbyking sk450 frame diy quad with a 3dr APM 2.0 controller that I built in 2010 . It still flies. I posted my controller params on the diy drones forum so others can build it with a similar tune.
    So far I have made 23 flights with my Solo , no crashes.

    3dr is focusing on the Arial Surveying industry. Hopefully 3dr will support hobbyists as they did in the old days.

    I posted videos here.. check out where I fly.... Always wide open space.
     
  9. Vegasrobbi

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    I get 13-15 minutes at 7-8,000 feet with the 11" props, about 2 minutes less with 10" props. As Rich said the benifits diminish with altitude, but my Solo is more stable with them.
     
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  10. jerryn

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    What do you use to override the 400ft ceiling ? There is a rc club field I fly at where the ceiling is 3k ft.... Do I set it with Tower ? The Solo app maxes out at 400ft.
     
  11. Lon Denard

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    He's talking about elevation. Solo is set to stop at 400' from the ground.
     
  12. Joe Horn

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    From the Solo manual, section 8.7:

    "To adjust the altitude limit, go to Settings, choose Solo, and then select Altitude Limits. Scroll the list horizontally to change the upper limit. A No Limit option is available if you turn on Advanced Settings > Enable Advanced Flight Modes. If you opt for No Limit, ensure that you always operate Solo within your visual line of sight and in compliance with local regulations."
     
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  13. jerryn

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Jeffer

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    Hey, does anyone here think the Solo is a piece of shit?

    ....just thought I'd ask for opinions and bring this thread full circle...
    LOL.
     
  15. Lon Denard

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    Some people might, I think there are inherent but fixable hardware problems. For the most part, it's a solid platform with many redeeming qualities.
     
  16. Joe Horn

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    I for one do not. In fact, after 2.5 years of flying 3 Solos successfully and reading so many posts here from Solo owners who obviously never read the Solo User Manual, I can honestly say that I have much higher respect for the 3DR Solo than I have for humanity. At least Solo was designed to be smart, and usually is. Neither can be said of our species.
     
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  18. RichWest

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    I liken Solo to chit, as it depends on what kind of chit you have and how you use it.

    Solo was the chit that was placed in a paper bag and left at DJl's doorstep, strange that they lit it on fire themselves They later tried to put out the fire, then they got chit on themselves. They are still trying to scrape Solo off, but it's still stinking up their party. And now the chit is green and smellier...
     
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  19. DJMc

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    Only a 'LMFAO !' will do for this...brilliant.
     
  20. jerryn

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    It's my favorite flyer right now.!
    The ones complaining probably don't know how to fly.

    27 flights and no issues here.