Quadcopters are ofter referred to as “drones,” but that’s rarely the case. After all, drones by definition are capable of flying without human intervention. The 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter is an exception to the rule though, because it features a killer “follow me” mode that tracks you as you move and follows you around so that your connected GoPro camera can record all the action. It also has an awesome video game-style controller for when you want to take control again, and it just dropped to its lowest price ever on Amazon.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Solo’s video game-style controller will feel familiar the second you pick it up, even if you’ve never flown a drone. Pushbutton commands put both camera and copter at your fingertips. Take off, land or instantly pause your flight midair with a single touch. Click to start and stop recording or snap a photo, even adjust camera angle while you fly
  • In case you missed it in the picture…that’s a high-quality HDMI port directly from the controller so you can connect Solo to practically any screen you can think of.

And here’s some info on this drone’s four different enhanced flight modes:

Orbit

Get an iconic wraparound shot by locking your GoPro onto any object. Orbit mode puts Solo on a circular track with an adjustable radius. Fly around the circle in either direction and Solo will keep the camera locked on your subject. You can also adjust altitude and flight speed to create dynamic and sophisticated aerial shots.

Follow Me

Go completely hands-free. Whether you’re taking the road less traveled with your friends, cruising our boat around the lake or just out exploring the world, Solo will automatically follow along in the air. This mode keeps the camera centered on you at all times, capturing your every move.

Cable Cam

With Solo locked on a virtual cable in the air, you’re free to pan and tilt the camera without worrying about piloting the copter. Solo can even memorize the shot at each end point and fly itself from one frame to the next, while working the camera for you as smoothly and evenly as a seasoned pro.

Selfie

Put yourself in the center of a scenic aerial pull-out. As Solo flies itself up and back, your surroundings expand, building and revealing more and more of the world around you—it’s a portrait and a landscape all at once. Record the clip directly to your phone for easy saving and sharing.

3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter: $599.99 with free Prime shipping

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