Phantom 4 Accessories: Everything you need to know
    Mar13

    Phantom 4 Accessories: Everything you need to know

    You’re thinking about getting a Phantom 4 or you already have one and are wondering which accessories you should consider getting? Well, don’t worry, today we’re taking a look at the accessories for the Phantom 4. Don’t own a Phantom 4 yet? Check out the Phantom 3 Accessories. Phantom 4 Accessories First up: Backpack First up is the Multifunctional Backpack. DJI had a bulkier hardshell backpack specifically for the Phantom 3 Series. This new Multifunctional Backpack fits all Phantom Models and is also a hardshell pack. The design has changed quite a bit from the old foam molded interior to the new softly lined interior. On the exterior, you can see the hybrid shell design, the hardshell X exoskeleton with the fabric sections on all sides. The sides of the exterior unzip to allow even more storage space for cables, filters, and propellers. The large interior compartment is large enough to fit the Phantom 4, remote control, three batteries (in addition to one in the aircraft), three sets of propellers, battery charger, and a 15in laptop computer. There is an included zipper pouch to keep smaller items from sliding around during use. The front of the backpack features comfortable wide shoulder straps, waist straps, special pads to provide airflow between you and the backpack. There is also a carabiner for attaching your keys or a water bottle. Special straps on top of the shoulder harness allow you to raise the pack on your back if it sits too low. Multifunctional Backpack for Phantom 4 Extra battery packs When one invests the time to find a nice filming location and makes the trip out, it’s frustrating to only have one battery pack available for use. Be sure to pick up a few extras to ensure you get the shot you want. We like that DJI improved cooling by providing slots on the sides and separated the cells of the battery. Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Battery Extra Chargers With multiple batteries, you have two options, the first one is getting the newly released Phantom 4 Charging Hub. It allows you to charge up to three batteries one after another, allowing you to worry about other things than constantly checking on your batteries. Additionally, it allows for two different charge modes: Charging Mode will fully charge your Phantom 4 battery packs as you are used to. Storage Mode on the other hand, will only charge your battery packs to 50%, which is best for storage. Phantom 4 Charging Hub Option two is to snag an extra AC Charger (Don’t forget the AC cable) and be able to charge more than one battery simultaneously. There is also...

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    How to update Phantom 4 Firmware
    Mar03

    How to update Phantom 4 Firmware

    Here we detail how to update the Phantom 4 Firmware. It’s important to update the firmware when for example new features are released, or important issues are fixed. You should note however that we have a few suggestions regarding firmware updates. If you have an important flight planned and have had no issues with your current firmware version, do not upgrade yet. Why do we recommend this? Simple, after each Phantom 4 firmware update it’s important to test the functionality of the quadcopter in a spacious & safe environment. For this test flight, it helps to not have pressure to “get that important photo or video”. UPDATE:  What’s New in v1.1.411: Fixed the camera live view so it does not become blurry when using a color profile, i.e. D-Log, B&W, etc. Note: Some people were having issues with blurry footage using specific Color modes in version 1.1.410. This update fixes this issue. What’s New in v1.1.410: Added a feature to automatically turn off the Front LED while shooting still photos or videos. Enable this feature in the “Camera Settings” section of the DJI GO app. Optimized altitude adjustment logic so that the aircraft automatically adjusts its altitude according to changes in terrain while using ActiveTrack (available when the aircraft is flying within 10 meters of the ground). Optimized camera and lens spectrum parameters. Improved Propeller Guard recognition to reduce the chances of misdetection. Changed the notification tone for gimbal initialization. What’s New in v1.1.301: Improved encryption to enhance security during transmission. Optimized take-off logic for the aircraft when the compass experiences interference. Corrected system status information for some batteries. Increased downloading speed for photos and videos. Note: Firmware updates for both the aircraft and remote controller is required.  If you intend to upgrade the firmware through the DJI GO app, be sure to first update the Android version of DJI GO to v2.7.2 before upgrading the firmware for the aircraft and the remote controller. DJI released firmware update version v1.0.0288 for the Phantom 4. The DJI Assistant 2 Software for Windows & Mac just went live (Download Here). The DJI GO App has been updated to version 2.7.0 for both iOS and Android. What’s New in v1.0.0288: Improved download speed for photo and video files. Changed procedure for stopping motors during flight (CSC Command). To stop motors during flight, pull the left stick to the bottom inside corner while simultaneously pressing the Smart RTH button. This new procedure will only become available when Remote Controller firmware is updated to the latest version. Optimized Low Battery descent logic. Added support for HDMI expansion module on the remote controller. Optimized control stick movement performance...

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    Phantom 4 Videos
    Mar01

    Phantom 4 Videos

    With the Phantom 4 being launched, let’s take a look at a few videos featuring this new quadcopter. The official DJI Videos are available here.   The following few videos below are by blade strike from rcgroups featuring Phantom 4 footage. This one is showcasing Object Avoidance while RTH. DJI Phantom 4 RTH – With Object Avoidance Watch this video on YouTube. Phantom 4 having fun with an Inspire 1: DJI Phantom 4 Having fun with the Inspire Watch this video on YouTube. Phantom 4 at Big Bear Lake,CA: DJI Phantom 4 Watch this video on YouTube.  ...

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    Features to expect from the DJI Phantom 4
    Mar01

    Features to expect from the DJI Phantom 4

    The DJI Phantom 4 launches tomorrow (1.3.2016), let’s take a look at what we know so far and which features we can expect. To chronologically read about the leaks and our analysis of the Phantom 4 check out our main P4 page.   Vision Detection Sensors will allow for Return-to-Home with Collision Avoidance. Quick-Release propellers will allow for an even quicker and safer mounting of the propellers. The Integrated Anti-Vibration Board allows for a more streamlined design reducing aerodynamic drag while in full directional flight. It will additionally make the Phantom 4 gimbal sturdier. The gimbal holds the camera on both sides for greater stability. Wide Landing Gear will increase the Phantom 4’s footprint to allow easier landing even in windy conditions. Additionally, the receiver antennas and compass are now fully enclosed in the Landing Gear.   New motors will allow for more efficient propulsion. They feature slits across the base of the housing for improved cooling. The top of the motor will suck fresh air in and allow it to escape through these small exhaust openings. The Mesh Vents are located on the bottom of the arms. Another view of them can be found here. Interestingly there are no vents on top of the shell. Since there is no longer an external anti-vibration board & camera processing board, the microSD slot and micro-USB ports have been moved to the left side of the shell. The LED’s that used to run along the arm are now in a circular pod directly under the motors. The Landing Feet aren’t just limited to four little foam rectangles but run the entire length of the new Landing Gear.   The Phantom 4 battery compartment laid on top of our Phantom 3 Professional. Another view showcasing the huge battery! There is only one way to describe the new battery. Large. The additional Visual Detection Sensors, larger motors better camera require more power. The larger battery ensures we get to run all these new systems in addition to a longer flight time. Our estimate is 30 minutes. Pricing should be in the $1500-$1700 range for the Pro or top of the line model with 4K camera and Lightbridge. Well, there you have it, the soon-to-be-released DJI Phantom 4. We hope you have enjoyed our analysis, and invite you to join the Phantom 4 Facebook Group. If you haven’t already please subscribe to our newsletter, just fill out the form below....

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    DJI Phantom 4 Teaser Video released – Return To Your Senses
    Feb24

    DJI Phantom 4 Teaser Video released – Return To Your Senses

    Our Rumors and Leaks are confirmed! There is a new drone being announced on March 1st. DJI just released a Teaser Video featuring a very limited glimpse into some of the details of the new Phantom 4. It features following glimpses of the Phantom 4 If you look carefully you can see the gripped handle of the battery which was leaked here. Another glimpse at the grip of the battery. Mesh material found near the integrated VPS Sensors (UV & Cameras) Either VPS camera or anti-collision system camera. Vents found on the bottom of the Phantom 4. Check out the video here: Return To Your Senses – March 1st 2016 Watch this video on YouTube....

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    DJI sends out Save the Dates for Phantom 4 Release
    Feb11

    DJI sends out Save the Dates for Phantom 4 Release

    We just got the scoop that DJI is sending out Save the Dates for the Phantom 4 release. Click the image below to jump to the Phantom 4 Rumors and Leaks...

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