3DR Solo GPS Fix/Mod & Gimbal Advanced Install – Version 2.0

Version 2.0 with several close -ups and Zoom-Ins..

DR Solo GPS Fix / Modification Spacer Card Installation at 4:19.

Special Thanks to Matt for his input..

This video presentation assumes you have a basic, yet thorough, understanding of your 3DR Solo Drone. So, I won’t waste your time with very basic details.. Hence the relatively short video.

The GPS Fix/Modification is a very simple process. The ‘Drone Powe Card’ card piece shown in the video can be purchased at our eBay Store along with other SOLO graphic accessories. This piece can made yourself. It won’t be as precise as the part we offer but I encourage you to try.. Getting it close will help.. FWIW – I did not have issues with my GPS but I am getting much quicker GPS lock times with higher lock numbers. I can fly sooner post ‘Drone Power’ install.
The card stock piece acts as spacer and moves the copper shield farther from the GPS antenna, where it should be.



3DR Solo GPS Fix & Gimbal Advanced Install Ver 2


  1. ivan riobla on August 29, 2020 at 10:19 am


  2. IAmStaggerLee on August 29, 2020 at 10:21 am

    The easier way to remove the GPS cover is to use a small flathead screwdriver. On either side of the battery latch, there is a small slot. The tabs that hold the cover on actually snap into these. Push down gently in the slots with a screwdriver and they will pop loose. Now you can slide the cover forward easily and remove it. Take care to not scratch anything.

  3. GustavoArceMusic on August 29, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Please my solo is not conecting to the controller I try to do the factory reset but there is not a orange flashing light I keep pressing for longer then 30 seconds, the light is always on, I try to connect the controller with another solo drone and it is working fine, please if you have any recomendation to fix this problem I really appreciate, thank you

  4. david ringler on August 29, 2020 at 10:39 am

    If you unhook gps module don’t you have to recalibrate gps?

  5. oscar gomez on August 29, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Meant do you

  6. oscar gomez on August 29, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Do I have a link for the gps boost? I could not find it on eBay

  7. moggie215 on August 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Awesome! Thanks so for sharing.

  8. david ringler on August 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    This was a wll thought out fix that does work 110% of the time! ,IF IT DOSENT IT WAS YOUR FAULT SOMEWHERE!!!!

  9. xyreyes on August 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for this….
    Question: why is the no adhesive on the left at 4:03? Would the foam not vibrate out of place?
    Has anyone followed this modification and flown without anymore limp or vibration?

  10. Mitch Ghelfi on August 29, 2020 at 10:50 am

    just got a 3dr w gimbal, installation appears to work showing green flashing light, however my control says no gimbal detected. firmware and all should be up to date as I updated every right out of the box, I just want to be able to change camera angles with the angle presets like I should be able to, any insight is appreciated!

  11. ButteredButter on August 29, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Really appreciate the very easy to follow & the BEST way to install the SOLO gimbal. Everything went super smooth. I would DEFINATELY RECOMMEND this way to everybody that has a SOLO. And anyone that "dry" installed the gimbal initially, I would suggest redoing it this way. Peace

  12. Brad Marlin on August 29, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Was your gimbal pre-installed? If so, maybe a defective gimbal or a loose internal connection. Firmware is probably not an issue. Do u know if gimbal worked prior to latest firmware update? Also, which GP make/unit w/ firmware version.

  13. Al Kilgore on August 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I installed the gimbal as shown here but still get lots of vibrations in the video. How do I update the firmware ? Or is there something else happening? I also removed about 2 inches of the plastic sheathing around the hdmi cable and no change. The gimbal was making a buzzing sound while stabilizing so not sure if it may be going bad. Just got it so not sure.

  14. Lance Robinson on August 29, 2020 at 11:07 am

    haha, are you serious..All this for a gimbal instalation. lmao

  15. Brian Lytle on August 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    How thick is the foam that you used?

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