3DR Solo (with RedEdge)

RedEdge Sensor on 3DR Solo Quadcopter

Configured as a platform for the MicaSense RedEdge 5-band sensor, shown here with downwelling light sensor and GPS mounted above.


  • Estimated flight time:  with the RedEdge mounted, 8 minutes is about the max.
  • Default maximum altitude 46 m AGL, can extend to FAA maximum of 120 m (rule is <400 feet).
  • Payload capacity 450 g
  • Cruise speed 8 m/s, max 15 m/s
  • Wind speed limitation 11 m/s (25 mph)
  • Operating temperature  0° C to 45° C (32° F - 113° F)

Note: Research or educational use requires a FAA-certified remote pilot on the field team and project approval by the SFSU UAS Review Board.

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3DR Solo

Small section of Knuthson Meadow captured with this camera, showing false color with NIR Red-Edge and Red shown as R G B.  Aquatic vegetation shows up distinctly as green from red-edge signal, for instance.Section of meadow image -- pond and plug restoration

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