DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal
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- Stabilized Shooting with GoPro HERO3/3+
- 6-channel, 2.4 GHz Radio Transmitter
- Up to 3,280' Line-of-Sight Radio Range
- 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizes GoPro
- Naza-M V2 Flight Control System
- GPS-Based Autopilot with Return to Home
- Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
- Supports Dual Flight Control Modes
- LED Indicators & Low Voltage Protection
- Self-Tightening Prop Design
The Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal is a bundle from DJI that is designed to provide an aerial platform for shooting stabilized video with a GoPro HERO3 or HERO3+ camera.
The Phantom 2 Quadcopter is the second generation Phantom quad-rotor RC
helicopter from DJI and features a larger battery and improved prop
design, and flying time that lasts to up to 22 minutes, compared to
around 14 minutes on the original DJI Phantom Quadcopter. This product
will appeal to a variety of potential users, from RC aircraft hobbyists
who want to record their flights to videographers and photographers
looking to open up a whole new range of shooting possibilities.
Included with this "ready-to-fly" version of the Phantom 2 Quadcopter is
a 6-channel, 2.4 GHz transmitter (TX) that comes pre-bound with the
aircraft. It features an operational range extending up to 3,280'
line-of-sight, depending on conditions.
Because of the complexity associated with multi-rotor aircraft, the
Naza-M V2 flight control system in the Phantom 2 relies on a GPS-based
navigation as well as gimbal, compass, and other data to maintain flight
stability and provide other assisted-flying features. While fully
manual operation is possible, and can be unlocked using the Naza
Assistant Software, most users, especially videographers hoping to get
the smoothest possible shoots, will opt for GPS or GPS Attitude flight
mode. In GPS Mode the Naza system keeps the Quadcopter stable and
right-side-up when moving, and holds it in a fixed horizontal and
vertical position whenever you release the sticks.
New for this model, the Phantom 2 features a 5200 mAh battery system
that has been simplified from the previous Phantom version. The battery
now slots in without having to connect any DC leads, and features four
LED indicators visible on the outside, tail-end of the aircraft helping
you keep track of battery levels in flight. Charging is also simplified,
with all of the charging circuitry now built into the battery itself,
there is no more separate balance lead to worry about plugging in.
Because of this design, the Phantom 2 battery cannot be charged with
all-purpose balance chargers, only chargers made specifically for it.
The Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal is used mount a naked GoPro HERO3 or HERO3+
action camera on the Phantom 2. Unlike its predecessor, the H3-2D, the
H3-3D provides not only tilting and canting, but also allows the camera
to pan side-to-side. The GCU (gimbal control unit) is built into the
Phantom 2 so there is no additional internal hardware to install and
operation is plug-and-play. Adjustments and firmware updates can be made
using the assistant software for Windows, which is downloadable from
GoPro Hero3 Action camera not included.
Warning: Never use the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with your GoPro
camera when both devices have their Wi-Fi systems turned on. The DJI
Phantom's Wi-Fi and the GoPro camera's Wi-Fi run on the same frequency,
so if you use them together when both Wi-Fi systems are engaged, the DJI
Phantom's transmitter will lose the ability to communicate with the DJI
Phantom Quadcopter. Whenever this happens, you will not be able to tell
the Phantom where to fly. This may result in loss of property or damage
to your equipment.