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DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro

February 8, 2014 - Comment

View larger Shown with GoProHERO3+ (not included) View larger Ready-to-fly Aerial Filming Rig with GoPro Mount DJI’s Phantom quadcopter is the gear of choice for next-generation filmmakers, extreme sports enthusiasts and R/C hobbyists. Despite all the advanced functions, it’s easy to learn, so if you’ve never before owned an outdoor helicopter, this is the place

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Phantom soaringView larger Shown with GoProHERO3+ (not included)Shown with GoProHERO3+ (not included)
View larger Ready-to-fly Aerial Filming Rig with GoPro Mount

DJI’s Phantom quadcopter is the gear of choice for next-generation filmmakers, extreme sports enthusiasts and R/C hobbyists. Despite all the advanced functions, it’s easy to learn, so if you’ve never before owned an outdoor helicopter, this is the place to start. With innovative features such as Intelligent Orientation Control, automatic navigation back to home and a sleek, integrated design, see for yourself why the Phantom is the rig used by pros and beginners alike.

Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)

At the flip of a switch, you can change the Phantom from flying relative to its front and back to flying relative to a home point, allowing you to perform sweeping camera motions without losing track of how to make your Phantom go in the intended direction. This innovation is made possible by the Naza-M autopilot and needs to be turned on before using. Using the included USB cable and downloadable Naza Assistant software, you can enable IOC and other advanced functions.

GoPro Camera Mount

The Phantom includes a GoPro mounting case from DJI and holes for the standard GoPro housing (shown at left with the GoPro Hero3+, not included). Tip: use the GoPro’s onboard video rotation (flip) setting to adjust for the upside down mounting position.

Special Start Sequence

Simultaneously hold the LEFT joystick to the lower-RIGHT while holding the RIGHT joystick to the lower LEFT. Both joysticks should be pointing down and toward each other. The Phantom’s motors will then start and you can let the joysticks return to their center positions. Gently power up the motors for take-off and you’re flying! To stop the motors, hold the left joystick all the way to the bottom.

DJI Logo Phantom Quadcopter with GoPro Mount Features at-a-glance: Ready-to-Fly design means no complex tuning or “binding”–each Phantom is pre-configured at the factoryInternal autopilot can return to home and land via GPS automaticallyTransmitter range over 980 feet (300m)Compatible with Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal for super stable videos (sold separately, requires upgrade board)Up to 15 mins. of flight time with included rechargeable battery Quick Start in 5 Simple Steps

1. Charge the included main flight battery and add your own AA batteries to the transmitter. 2. Attach the propellers (wrench included), landing gear and GoPro mount using the screws provided. 3. Turn on the transmitter and calibrate the compass (if needed). 4. Install the Phantom’s battery. 5. Activate the Phantom using the special Start Sequence shown at left. NOTES and WARNINGS: The Phantom is made to soar and should only be used outdoors. For maximum safety, DJI recommends the use of prop guards, which are sold separately. Proper calibration of electronic compass may be required before first flight. Please follow all steps in the owner’s manual and watch introductory videos before attempting to fly. Wi-Fi signals from an on-board device (such as GoPro HERO3+ or other Wi-Fi camera) may interfere with the 2.4 GHz control frequencies and cause the Phantom to lose contact with its transmitter. Please ensure that the Phantom’s flying area is free from interference by electromagnetic signals in the 2.4 GHz range, and do not carry Wi-Fi equipment on-board the Phantom. Obey all local and national laws and airspace restrictions, do not operate the Phantom under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and avoid operating in areas of dense population. USB port on a compatible computer is required for some advanced functions; visit www.DJI.com to download the latest Naza-M assistant software.

Comparing the Phantom (this page) with the Phantom 2 Vision, also from DJIPhamtomView largerPhantom Quadcopter with GoPro MountPhantom 2 VisionView largerPhantom 2 Vision with 14MP Video CameraIntelligent Orientation Control (IOC)??Ready to fly, includes transmitter and rechargeable battery??Configurable via USB with downloadable software??Includes GoPro mount?15 mins. flying per charge?Includes 14MP/1080p video camera with Wi-Fi streaming and microSD recording?Redesigned propellers for maximum lift?25 mins. flying per charge?

Product Features

  • Complete quadcopter and remote transmitter, pre-tuned by the factory and ready in minutes! Just charge the included battery, attach the propellers and landing gear, and add 4 AA batteries to the remote and you’re flying.
  • Fun flying by itself or even better with a GoPro to record the action. Tested with Hero2, Hero3 and Hero3+ models, sold separately. Produce dramatic cinema-quickly results from the air! Note: Wi-Fi streaming from a camera is not possible because it may interfere with the Phantom’s remote control.
  • Outdoor flight is made possible by advanced GPS positioning that compensates for light wind. The Phantom has a fail-safe function and can be configured to automatically fly to and land at its take-off position if connection to the transmitter is lost. Note: indoor flight or operation by persons under 18 years of age is NOT recommended.
  • With a maximum horizontal speed of 22 miles/hour (10 meters/second), the Phantom lets you capture the action of almost any sport, event or scene.
  • The Phantom’s high tech Naza-M autopilot system lets you configure advanced parameters via software (USB port and separate download required).
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Zetau says:

Phantom vs.Tree *NOTE: before taking it out for its first flight, grab a Sharpee and write your phone number on it clearly with the words “REWARD”. If you lose it, you just might luck-out with a phone call. You may want to put the reward amount on there, too. $50-100 is well worth it if someone calls.======Okay, this is too cool. First I should state that I have *never* flown a radio-controlled aircraft. Never, as in zip.What drew me to this was that it’s made for use with GoPro cameras, which I already own, and I needed a new way to use the camera. Mine is the original GoPro, and although the DJI Phantom includes an open “basket” to hold your camera, it also uses the same GoPro mounting bracket elements, so I kept mine in its GoPro case (for protection) and hung it upside-down from the Phantom. Anyone with a GoPro camera knows that it’s very easy to invert the video ride-side up.I put mine together after watching the…

Jeremy says:

Amazing Product I purchased my Phantom from DSLRPros. I had several questions regarding the product, and wound up making numerous phone calls and emails before purchasing. No matter how many times I had “just one more question”, Don and his team at DSLRPros were incredibly patient, informative and responsive. I never felt pressured to make the purchase; and once I did, I was pleasantly surprised and relieved to discover their post-sale customer support was just as good as their pre-sale support! As for the Phantom itself, I am amazed by the technology in this quadcopter! For the price, I was sure that there would be some compromise, some ‘amateur’ or ‘consumer’ oriented lack of technology in exchange for ease of use, as compared to other remote control copters which cost several times this much. This is one of the few examples of a product I can think of that has managed to do both with no compromising. Having almost no experience with multirotors, I was very concerned about the prospect of…

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