Don't throw away your 3DR Solo Drone! You can fix it!

Don't throw away your 3DR Solo Drone! You can fix it!

Recently I traded my iPad mini 1 that is as old as my sister for a nonfunctioning 3dr solo drone on the Facebook marketplace. The guy that traded me it said he could never get the controller to communicate with the drone. He said broth devices turned on perfectly and that he only flew it for 45 minutes before it didn’t work again. I knew there had to be a way to fix this, so I spent several days researching, talking to the developer of Solex for android, and even joining a Facebook group. This group was kind of enough to walk me through the entire thing. They gave me this link (see at bottom of post) to the instructions when using the Solex app. If you have an iPhone, you’ll need to backtrack to the origin post and click on the link for it. Good luck! I hope this fixes your issue!

https://github.com/OpenSolo/OpenSolo/wiki/Install-via-Solex-App

20 Comments

  1. Paula de Curtis on November 11, 2021 at 9:26 am

    What’s the app u use? I know that the 3dr app is out.. I wanna try to fly my drone again 🙂

  2. Markel Gotti on November 11, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Ok so I got this drone got both apps idk why u thank I rushed into getting the $30 one so back to the drone I turned it on it flyes with no problem but I can’t get the gopro to connect I guess when it asks me to go 2 wifi setting I do as asked find the solo*** put in the password sololink click connect n it won’t connect I get a pop up askin me something like would u like go switch to mobile or stay wifi I tried each one dozen of times say I click on wifi it then read " wifi connection is to poor’ or " waiting for a better connection ‘ can some one help me also there’s some updates on the solo app do should I down load it.

  3. Orange County 714 on November 11, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Did him a solid by trading your old outdated and not updatable iPad mini?

    You knew the iPad was a peace of sh!t that can’t be updated, and you also knew what you can do with a Solo 3DR.

  4. Luis Pina on November 11, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for info.

  5. Lockman Hannelore on November 11, 2021 at 9:36 am

    The worst video I’ve seen in a while.
    Dude, so many words but no action. God damn.

  6. Crazy cousins on November 11, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Dude I’ll trade my shit 3dr solo for a blackberry. This is the worst instructional video ever made.

  7. Ryan Quirk on November 11, 2021 at 9:53 am

    I just got a 3dr solo. Which tablet should I get? An iPad or an Apple?. Thanks for the info.

  8. Lloyd Schrack on November 11, 2021 at 9:55 am

    How much is The software? Unfortunately maybe on purpose the price was omitted from your video.

  9. Richard Reid on November 11, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Is the solex app still working ? Cant seem to find it on the android store

  10. Dan Hackens on November 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

    My controller hook to the drone but the phone wifi will not hook to the controller

  11. David S. Murray on November 11, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Michael, did you know the password to your controller or did you have to do a factory reset? Forgot my password and want to know how the process went if you had to reset the password.

  12. Jerry Hoe on November 11, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Thank you so much I’m back flying again

  13. Dan Hackens on November 11, 2021 at 10:10 am

    i think solex stashed my drone , I had it on my phone but never loaded it , my drone was working fine before .

  14. Sean Brooks on November 11, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I have 2 – 3DR’s. Had em for a few years. I have flown them both already, and put one back in storage once I flew it 3 times. I have the solex battery meter to check out the batteries, plus bought some unused batteries. So thanks for your video.
    Make America Suffer.

  15. Steven Carter on November 11, 2021 at 10:15 am

    I was down for over a year. Thanks for this video post!!!

  16. manuel almanzar on November 11, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Ok, for downland app 3dr solo you need buy old phone with old version of android 4.2, samsung galaxy s4, s5, note 4 note 5, for this drone and downland app 3dr solo i use on this year 2021 this method work good, without pay app solex.

  17. Jon Brotherton on November 11, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for posting this! And congrats for finding the most versatile and capable drone that can be found for such an affordable price.

    The next hurdle is batteries for it, but that is also easily solved with either a DIY solution or solutions you can purchase. You can find battery solutions and tutorials on SoloFlies.com along with lots of parts needed for many mods you might want to do.

    The Facebook group mentioned is https://www.facebook.com/groups/soloflies/?ref=share
    There you can get support and help from a group of knowledgeable Solo owners.

    Long live Solo!

  18. cristian diaz gonzalez on November 11, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Help! Buy my 3dr alone and I can’t fly it, download solex but don’t use it, I’ve already selected advanced Settings and I don’t have firmware updates bar

  19. BluesTracker on November 11, 2021 at 10:24 am

    The very day I was going to pitch my worthless Solo I found your video! Now it’s flying again! Thanks!

  20. I Fix Shet on November 11, 2021 at 10:25 am

    My man we really need to work on your video skills thank you for the attempted information but unfortunately you were all over the map which makes it extremely hard to follow I would suggest perhaps remaking this video but that’s just my opinion

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