Now that drones are everywhere, pilots keep blundering into no-fly zones, threatening people and airliners alike.Most of the time these are simple mistakes, so drone-maker 3DR has launched a new venture with a company called Air Map to help pilots out.DJI also helps Phantom pilots avoid restricted no-fly zones, but its system appears to work differently.
Some great new features to the 3DR Solo have come through firmware updates.
That is one of the reasons to always upgrade to the latest and greatest firmware update.
I just performed the update to v1.2 and now have two Sololink networks in my settings tab (i OS) - one being the original - Sololink-xxx - the other being a newer Sololink network with the default password.
The app seems to recognize only the newer one while the controller and Solo seem to prefer the original.
Here is just a sample of some great features which were added to the 3DR Solo quadcopter through firmware updates.
Even though 3DR stopped support for Solo, Drotek has aded RTK injections functions on a latest firmware release for the drone.
Air Map shows not only restricted areas around large and small airports, but also temporary flight restrictions (TFR) areas like wildfires, public events or visits from the President.
3DR incorporated these maps into its Solo UAV (above), so that if you open the app in a restricted area, you'll see a yellow "warning" or red "don't fly" circle.
The first is the RSSI (signal strength) level that the local radio is receiving at.