Fly in wide-open areas (very important!)
Solo’s GPS depends on a clear view of the sky for accurate location tracking. These GPS signals can be blocked by tall structures like trees and buildings, causing unexpected flight behavior, so it is extremely important to fly in wide-open areas away from people.
Use the Preflight Checklist in the manual
The Preflight Checklist will walk you through all the necessary pre checks for a prepared flight. It’s hard to remember everything, so keep this guide handy.
Wait for GPS before taking off
Solo’s GPS system is your safety net. Without GPS, Solo is unable to use location tracking and rely on features like Return to Home and Smart Shots.
For take off, place Solo 10-15 ft. away from you
This will ensure Solo has a safe amount of room to get into the air.
If Solo is grounded and you need to shut off the motors, hold A + B + Pause to stop the propellers before approaching
Spinning propellers can cause serious injury. Never touch moving propellers or place any objects in the way of the propeller while Solo’s motors are powered. To power down the motors, hold A + B + Pause.
Use the Pause button if you get into trouble
At any point if you find yourself in over your head, simply press the Pause button and Solo will stop and hover in place.
Listen to the in-app battery warnings
Turn on the controller first, then Solo
This will help ensure that Solo pairs with the correct controller.
Become familiar with Return Home
You can call Solo back to its launch point by pressing the Return Home button. It is best to test out where exactly the home position has been set before flying longer distances because accuracy can vary based on your location’s GPS quality.