The one you have been waiting for - DJI Phantom GPS Drone in Ready to Fly Package!
You don't see many GPS Drone on the market in RTF package, because usually GPS Drone involves many setup, they are really complex and trouble for causal players. There for DJI came up with a solution, they launch the Phantom - the All-in-one GPS Drone with GoPro camera mount, this is a great news for every players, the Phantom is so easy to fly, and it gives you the ultimate and most simple aerial filming solution you can find on the market. The Phantom is well packed and came assembled, simply put on the landing skids and the GoPro camera mount, then you do some basic calibration according to the online manual and you are ready to fly.
*Jello Effect Killer and GOPRO Camera sold separately
*DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Brushless Gimbal sold separately
Do you want to see what the Phantom see so that you can fly farther and for better photographic composition?
*FPV System and DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Brushless Gimbal sold separately
Do you want a perfect stabilized video?
*DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal sold separately
DJI Phantom latest update (2013/Oct-Nov)
GPS on a drone? What about it?
- Upgraded to NAZA V2 Flight Controller
Greatly increase stability, NAZA V2 can be plugged with gadgets like the DJI iOSD Mini (Flight Data to overlay on FPV system) or 2.4Ghz DataLink Module so that Phantom can use waypoint function. However, the stock Phantom cannot plug an play with 2.4G datalink because there is no CAN-BUS connector on the new main board. So you need to purchase a PMU for Naza-M V2 to connect 2.4G datalink. Also, 2.4Ghz datalink sold separately.
- Dual Antenna (Futaba FASST standard ready)
It came with a new receiver, if you have a Futaba FASST standard transmitter, you can use that to bind the Phantom, for how to bind, you need to checkout DJI's website.
- New Transmitter with new circuit design
With both sticks in the middle (even the Throttle Stick have spring back to middle), although the outlook of the transmitter is the same as the old one, the circuit board inside the transmitter is completely different. It offers longer transmission distance. That's a great improvement.
- Self-tightening Propellers
Many players have the propellers flew away because they forgot to secure the propellers, so DJI updated with Self-Tightening props, that helps!
- Came with Gimbal Tilt Angle Lever
If you have a gimbal on the Phantom, you can control the angle with this little lever
Take her out to a clean and open space (no buildings within 200m range), best with 180 degrees open sky, wait until she found all 7 satellites, now you can fly in GPS mode. What is GPS mode? Simply saying, she can hold in one position ( ~1 meter accuracy) and stay there forever, when you switch off transmitter, it comes back to where it take off, that's the power of GPS guidance. With GPS mode, you can shoot really cool video like professionals, really stable and vibration free, you can take her very high and scouting the neighborhood, taking stunning footage of tree tops and mountains.... this little white Phantom can do it with style, and super easy
to operate! The best part is "Go home and Land", when you lost sight or messed up the Head and Tail of this baby, don't worry, simply shut off the transmitter, it will come back to where it lift off, this is called "Enhanced Fail Safe". Another sweet function is called the "Course Lock", when you are hovering the drone in normal 12 o'clock direction, you switch the drone to Course Lock mode, it will remember where you stand, no matter where the drone is pointing at, you can still control the drone just like standing behind it, that means you pull back the elevator stick, it will still come back to you. this is a good function for people who always mix up headings.
Experiencing on the Phantom
The Phantom is really stable and easy to fly, thanks to the GPS and the good quality Gyro, with good GPS signal it can really stay at one spot. However, we have some experience to share with you.
say DO NOT
trust the GPS fully, in our experience, the GPS signal is easily affect by environmental factor, like bad weather or tall buildings, we recommend you only fly the Phantom in country side (no tall buildings or big trees in 200m range) with very big sky clearance, the Phantom can get good GPS signal and minimize the chance crashing. DO NOT fly the drone too high, because the higher the place, the bigger the wind, we said that the Phantom is stable, but hey... it can't fight the nature, it CANNOT fight big wind. Also, be a responsible flyer, always fly this drone within eye sight, do not always fly it out of sight and rely on the Go Home and Land function, this could cause danger to others. In conclusion, just keep mind that playing the Phantom within limits, you will have a great experience flying it.
Truly Ready to Fly package, trouble free and pure enjoyment out of box!
Buy it, charge the battery and do some basic calibration, you got yourself the BEST aerial filming package!
Very smooth operation, very easy to fly
It has a Gyro module called DJI Naza, it's already very stable, combines with the GPS module, it will stay at one spot, unmoved.
With a Drone that have GPS, let's play Aerial Filming!!
Fly the Phantom slowly over tree tops, then raised to 50 meters high and hands off the controller, let it stay there and shoot some beautiful videos...
What is Course Lock?
When the drone is far away, this function makes easier to control. If it's hard to understand, please see the video below. (Course Lock will work in GPS or Manual ATTI mode)
It's good for Aerial Filming, because...
It comes with a FREE GoPro camera mount, it's very solid build and beautiful, specially made for GoPro Hero 2, however, since GoPro Hero 3 is almost same size, you can use some pad to fill the gaps and use the GoPro Hero 3.
Why use GoPro camera?
GoPro camera is much more powerful than other cameras in the shop. It is small and light, it has super wide angle and very fast exposure adjustment, that means you can have Bright Blue Sky and Dark Landscape at the same time, and the most important function, it can shoot video at 60~120fps, this eliminate Water Wave Effect caused by the micro rotors vibration.
The Phantom is NOT a Toy!!
DJI makes professional aerial filming products, they all look black and heavy, you know they are expensive... then one day they want to make a hobby grade All-in-One product for public, so they pack all those high tech stuff into this cute body. Make no mistake, although it looks cute, but it's a piece of high tech equipment (the price too!!), so ALWAYS
watch out for the Light Status, it tells you if the Phantom is ready or not.
It's so small, we like to carry it around
Small size for mobility, trouble free start up for convenience and reasonable price for public. That makes the Phantom the best aerial filming equipment!
DO NOT fly around buildings!!
The Phantom needs 7 satellites to work, and those satellites are widely spread around the sky, some are close the horizon, buildings may block the GPS signal, so imagine when you are flying it far away and hands off the controller and allowing GPS to hold position, suddenly it lost GPS signal, it will fly away, and since it's too far for your eyes to see and cannot control it back, you can kiss your money goodbye. You have been warned.
When you do things right, it's safe and fun to fly
We always pay attention to the Light Status, so we have a happy time.
Knowing the Light Status is important, it tells you is the Phantom healthy or not.
2.4GHz New Generation Radio System
||What it means
||Phantom is gathering start up data (adjusting temperature sensor), this takes about 1-2 minutes, please be patient, during this process DO NOT touch me. Once gathered all data, the three yellow will gone.
||Usually seen when Phantom not standing firmly on the floor (gyro is getting unstable environment readings) or it did not start up correctly. Reconnect battery and let it start up again, do not fly in this status.
(Green - Four Green)
||GPS Mode, found less than 5 satellites, do not fly in this status!
(Green - Red Red Red)
||GPS Mode, found only 5 satellites, do not fly in this status!
(Green - Red Red)
||GPS Mode, found only 6 satellites, do not fly in this status!
(Green - Red)
||GPS Mode, all 7 satellites have been found, this is the best condition, you can fly now.
(Green - Green - Green and keep looping)
||Altitude Mode, found less than 5 satellites, you can still fly, just do not switch to GPS mode when flying.
(Yellow - Red Red Red)
||Altitude Mode, found 5 satellites, you can still fly, just do not switch to GPS mode when flying.
(Yellow - Red Red)
||Altitude Mode, found 6 satellites, you can still fly, just do not switch to GPS mode when flying.
(Yellow - Red)
||Altitude Mode, found all 7 satellites, you can switch between GPS mode and ATTI mode as you like.
(Yellow - Yellow - Yellow and keep looping)
||Working in IOC mode (Course Lock), no matter what's the direction the drone is pointing at, you control it just like standing behind the drone, you pull back elevator stick, it will come back to home point.
(Yellow Green -Yellow Green - Yellow Green and keep looping)
||Recording home point. When it found 6 or more satellites for more than 8 seconds AND you moved throttle stick for the first time, it will record this point as home point, it will fly back to this point if you switch off transmitter. Make sure this home point location is cleared all the time.
(Suddenly Fast Flashing Green for 6~7 times)
||Phantom lost Transmitter signal, this will happen when you switch off transmitter. With good GPS signal, it will go up to 20 meters high and fly back to the home point, hover for 15 seconds and slowly descend to the ground.
(Fast Flashing Yellow and keep on flashing)
||Low battery, no good, come back asap!
(Fast Flashing Red and keep on flashing)
||Compass is getting wrong data, do the Self Rotation to re-calibrate, this usually works. For worst case, the compass is magnetized by magnets (maybe the brushless motor, maybe a magnet head screw driver), to make it work again, try placing it in clean place with no magnet device for 1-2 days, and do the Self Rotation to calibrate again)
(Yellow Red Yellow Red Yellow Red slowly flashing)
2.4GHz is the standard of new generation radio system. It offers longer transmission distance, less interference, more stable radio transmission and less legal issue. For traditional radio frequency, helicopters in same frequency cannot fly together because of interference. With 2.4GHz radio system, many helicopters can fly at the same time without interference.
Tips and Tricks - Jello Killer Vibration Free Camera Mount Base
It eliminates the jello effect, strongly recommended. (* Sold separately)
This package includes :
6-Ch Phantom 2.4G Remote controller
Pre-assembled Phantom GPS Drone V1.1.1
2pcs Landing Skids (w/ E-Compass on one of the leg)
1 X 11.1V 2200mah 20C Battery w/ XT60 plug
1 X GoPro Hero 2 Camera Mount
4pcs Main Rotors
4pcs Main Rotors
A bag of screws
1 X 100-240V Li-Po Battery Charger w/ XT60 leads (US wall socket)
3 X Different wall socket adapter (UK, EU, AU)
DJI Phantom Specification :
Operating Temperature : -10Â°C ~ 50Â°C
Power Consumption : 3.12W
Take-off Weight : <1000g
Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) : Vertical: Â± 0.8m. Horizontal: Â± 2.5m
Max Yaw Angular Velocity : 200Â°/s
Max Tilt Angle : 45Â°
Max Ascent / Descent Speed : Â±6m/s
Max Flight Velocity : 10m/s
Diagonal distance (motor center to motor center) : 350mm
DJI Transmitter Specification :
Working Frequency : 2.4GHz ISM
Control Channels : 7 Channels
Communication Distance : 300m
Receiver Sensitivity : ï¼ˆ1%PERï¼‰ ï¼ž-93dBm
Power Consumption of TX : ï¼œ20dBm
Working Current /Voltage : 52 mA@6V
Battery : 4 X AA Batteries Required
Charger Specification :
Charger AC Input : 100-240V
Charge Current : 1A/2A/3A
Current Drain for Balancing : 200mA
Power : 20W
Battery Type : LiPo
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Suitable for :
Considering the price, it's for experts. Considering the easy operation, it's for first time flyers. The Phantom is a 4-channel drone which is very easy to fly, so if you can fly a 4-channel Single Rotor Helicopter with no crashing, you should have no problem flying this Phantom. Remember, NEVER
use GPS mode to fly around buildings, especially Tall buildings, they totally block GPS signal and will make the Phantom drifts, please do not cry on us if this happens. Always watch out on the Light Status, that means fly within eye sight, and you will be fine.
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