3DR Solo GPS upgrade to uBlox M8N – the cheap’n’simple ($15) way:
Be sure to buy a GPS that looks like this:
several sellers on Ebay sell them for less than US$15 including shipping from China.
4 Screws later, inside, strip the wire, and interface with a standard FTDI cable for configuration:
Using uBlox u-Center
Yes, it’s windows-only, that sucks, but it runs just fine in Wine , just make a link to the serial device like:
sudo ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com5
configure NAV5 like this:
remember to store to flash:
Remove Solo’s GPS module, by making two small grooves in the pcb where the two screw-holes are, the PCB if held in place by the two original screws.
Cut off one of the connectors, and solder the wires to the pads:
Yellow to TX
Brown to RX