The Entry Level GPS Drone for Everyone - The DJI Phantom 1 V2.0
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 are ready to fly.
Difference between Phantom 1 V2.0 and Phantom 2 V2.0?
Simply saying, Phantom 1 is the first generation, Phantom 2 is the second generation, both are GPS controlled and have same flight controller on board, both fly very stable and have Auto Return Home, however, Phantom 1 can fly for 8~9 minutes and has lower payload capacity, Phantom 2 can fly for 20+ minutes and has much greater payload capacity. So why should I play the Phantom 1? Because it comes with a much lower price tag (around USD$150 cheaper), and it accept RC hobby grade battery (11.1V 2200mah battery), if you used to fly RC Helis before and have a lot of this battery on hand, make good use of them on the Phantom 1. Phantom 2 has a higher price tag and use unique shape DJI battery.
DJI still make Phantom 1 because it's a good platform for first time flyer or kids, Phantom 2 is a more professional choice and able to carry lots of professional aerial filming equipment on it (FPV system, 3-Axis Gimbal, Waypoint system, stuff like that), on the otherhand the Phantom 1 is a simple "Trainer" model and only able to carry GoPro (without gimbal) into the sky for causal aerial filming.
*Jello Effect Killer and GOPRO Camera sold separately
DJI Phantom 1 V2.0 update (2014/Dec)
Tell me, what is a GPS drone?
- Upgraded to NAZA V2 Flight Controller
The smartest Flight Controller in this price range, the same one on the Phantom 2.
- 5.8Ghz Dual Antenna
The latest Phantom 1 V2.0 is using 5.8Ghz RC Controller, this gives stronger Anti-Jamming capability and 5.8Ghz will NOT jam GoPro's Wi-Fi signal, less jamming means safer flight and smooth GoPro Wi-Fi video feeds.
- 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!
Take the Phantom open space (no buildings within 100m range), wait until it found all 7 satellites, now you can fly in GPS mode. So what is GPS mode? Simply saying, it will hover in the position ( ~1 meter accuracy) and stay there, when you switch off transmitter, it will auto return home to where it take off, that's the power of GPS control. With GPS mode, you can shoot really cool video like professionals, stable and vibration free, you can fly it very high and scouting the area, taking beautiful footage, this little Phantom can do it with style, and super easy
Experiencing on the Phantom 1
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, 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 do 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)
Without Gimbal, playing it simple.
It came with no camera mount which you need to buy it separately. We recommend our Airy D4-Mini Jello Killer and Storm Ultra-lite camera mount for GoPro, put them on the drone and take beautiful aerial footage, this is the easiest way. With the latest GoPro (GoPro HERO 3+ / GoPro 4), they can will beam back real time video feeds thru Wi-Fi, and use your Smartphone to pick up the video in 100m range, so the package came with a Phone Clamp to put on the RC transmitter.
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.
5.8GHz Radio System
Usually RC model use 2.4Ghz RC system, why the Phantom 1 V2.0 uses 5.8Ghz? Because factory don't want the Phantom to interfere with GoPro's Wi-Fi signal, by using 5.8Ghz you will have real time video feeds from the
This package includes :
6-Ch Phantom 5.8G Remote controller
Pre-assembled Phantom 1 V2.0
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 1 Specification :
Operating Temperature : -10°C ~ 50°C
Power Consumption : 3.12W
Take-off Weight : <1000g
Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) : Vertical: ± 0.8m. Horizontal: ± 2.5m
Max Yaw Angular Velocity : 200°/s
Max Tilt Angle : 45°
Max Ascent / Descent Speed : ±6m/s
Max Flight Velocity : 10m/s
Diagonal distance (motor center to motor center) : 350mm
DJI 5.8Ghz Transmitter Specification :
Working Frequency : 5.8GHz ISM
Control Channels : 7 Channels
Communication Distance : 300m
Receiver Sensitivity : （1%PER） ＞-93dBm
Power Consumption of TX : ＜20dBm
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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