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    P3 details

    Flight Controller
    The Phantom 3 Professional’s flight controller features several important upgrades, including a new flight mode. Safety modes include Failsafe and Return-to-Home. These features ensure the safe return of your aircraft if the control signal is lost. The flight controller can also save critical flight data from each flight to the on-board storage device. The new flight controller also provides increased stability and a new air braking feature.
    Flight Mode
    Three flight modes are available. The details of each flight mode are found below:
    P-mode (Positioning) : P-mode works best when GPS signal is strong. There are three different states of P-mode, which will be automatically selected by the Phantom 3 Professional depending on signal strength of GPS and Vision Positioning sensors :
    P-GPS: GPS and Vision Positioning both are available. The aircraft is using GPS for positioning.
    P-OPTI: Vision Positioning is available but the GPS signal strength is not sufficient. The aircraft is using only the Vision Positioning System for positioning.
    P-ATTI: Neither GPS nor Vision Positioning is available. The aircraft is using only its barometer for positioning, so only altitude can be stabilized.
    A-mode (Attitude): GPS and Vision Positioning System are not used for stabilization. The aircraft only uses its barometer. The aircraft can still automatically return to the home point if the control signal is lost and the Home Point was recorded successfully.
    F-mode (Function): Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) is activated in this mode. For more information about IOC, refer to the IOC section in the Appendix.
    Tips:
    Use the Flight Controller mode switch to change the flight mode of the aircraft, refer to the “Flight Mode Switch” for more information.
    Flight Status Indicator
    The Phantom 3 Professional has Front LEDs and Aircraft Status Indicators. The positions of these LEDs are shown in the figure below:

    The Front LEDs show the orientation of the aircraft. The Front LEDs glow solid red when the aircraft is turned on to indicate the front (or nose) of the aircraft. The Aircraft Status Indicators communicate the system status of the flight controller. Refer to the table below for more information about the Aircraft Status Indicators:
    Aircraft Status Indicator Description

    Return-to-Home (RTH)
    The Return-to-Home (RTH) function brings the aircraft back to the last recorded Home Point. There are three types of RTH procedures: Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH. This section describes these three scenarios in detail.

    Smart RTH
    Use the RTH button on the remote controller or tap the RTH button in the DJI Pilot app and follow the on-screen instructions when GPS is available to initiate Smart RTH. The aircraft will then automatically return to the last recorded Home Point. You may use the remote controller’s control sticks to control the aircraft’s position to avoid a collision during the Smart RTH process. Press and hold the Smart RTH button once to start the process, and press the Smart RTH button again to terminate the procedure and regain full control of the aircraft.
    Low Battery RTH
    The low battery level failsafe is triggered when the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery is depleted to a point that may affect the safe return of the aircraft. Users are advised to return home or land the aircraft immediately when prompted. The DJI Pilot app will display a notice when a low battery warning is triggered. The aircraft will automatically return to the Home Point if no action is taken after a ten-second countdown. The user can cancel the RTH procedure by pressing the RTH button on the remote controller. The thresholds for these warnings are automatically determined based on the aircraft’s current altitude and distance from the Home Point.
    The aircraft will land automatically if the current battery level can only support the aircraft long enough to descend from its current altitude. The user can still use the remote controller to alter the aircraft’s orientation during the landing process.
    The Battery Level Indicator is displayed in the DJI Pilot app, and is described below:


    Tips:

    • When the Critical battery level warning is triggered and the aircraft begins to land automatically, you may push the throttle upward to make the aircraft hover at its current altitude, giving you an

    opportunity to navigate to a more appropriate landing location.

    • The colored zones and markers on the battery level indicator bar reflect the estimated remaining flight time. They are automatically adjusted according to the aircraft’s current location and status.

    Failsafe RTH
    If the Home Point was successfully recorded and the compass is functioning normally, Failsafe RTH will be automatically activated if the remote controller signal is lost for more than three seconds. The Returnto- Home process may be interrupted and the operator may regain control of the aircraft if the remote controller signal connection is re-established.
    Failsafe Illustration

    Notes:

    • The aircraft cannot avoid obstruction during the Failsafe RTH, therefore, it is important to set an suitable Failsafe altitude before each flight. Launch the DJI Pilot app and enter “Camera” and select “MODE > Advanced Settings > Failsafe mode” to set the Failsafe altitude.


    • The aircraft will stop its ascent and return to the Home Point immediately if the throttle stick is moved during the Failsafe RTH procedure.

    Vision Positioning System
    The DJI Vision Positioning System uses ultrasound and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position. With the help of Vision Positioning, your Phantom 3 Professional can hover in place more precisely and fly indoors or in other environments where a GPS signal is not available. The main components of the Vision Positioning System are located on the bottom of your Phantom 3 Professional; they include [2] two ultrasonic sensors and [1] one monocular camera.

    Using Vision Positioning
    Vision Positioning is activated automatically when the Phantom 3 Professional is turned on. No further action is required. Vision Positioning is typically used in indoor environments, where GPS is unavailable. Using the sensors that are built into the Vision Positioning system, the Phantom 3 Professional can hover precisely even without GPS.

    Follow the steps below to use Vision Positioning:
    1. Toggle the flight mode switch to P-mode.
    2. Place the aircraft on a flat surface. Note that the Vision Positioning system cannot work properly on surfaces without clear pattern variations.
    3. Turn on the aircraft. The aircraft status indicator will flash green two times, which indicates the Vision Positioning system is ready. Gently push the throttle up to lift off and the aircraft will hover in place.
    Notes:
    The performance of your Vision Positioning System is affected by the surface over which it is flying. The ultrasonic sensors may not be able to accurately measure distances when operating above sound-absorbing materials. In addition, the camera may not function correctly in suboptimal environments. The aircraft will switch from P-mode to A-mode automatically if neither GPS nor Vision Positioning System are available. Operate the aircraft with great caution in the following situations:

    • Flying over monochrome surfaces (e.g. pure black, pure white, pure red, pure green).


    • Flying over a highly reflective surfaces.


    • Flying at high speeds(over 8 m/s at 2 meters or over 4 m/s at 1 meter).


    • Flying over water or transparent surfaces.


    • Flying over moving surfaces or objects.


    • Flying in an area where the lighting changes frequently or drastically.


    • Flying over extremely dark (lux < 10) or bright (lux > 100,000) surfaces.


    • Flying over surfaces that can absorb sound waves (e.g. thick carpet).


    • Flying over surfaces without clear patterns or texture.


    • Flying over surfaces with identical repeating patterns or textures (e.g. tiles with the same design).


    • Flying over inclined surfaces that will deflect sound waves away from the aircraft.

    Tips:

    • Keep the sensors clean at all times. Dirt or other debris may adversely affect the effectiveness of the sensors.


    • Vision Positioning is only effective when the aircraft is at altitudes of 0.3 to 3 meters.


    • The Vision Positioning System may not function properly when the aircraft is flying over water.


    • The Vision Positioning System may not be able to recognize pattern on the ground in low light conditions (less than 100 lux).


    • Do not use other ultrasonic devices with frequency of 40 KHz when Vision Positioning system is in operation.


    • Vision Positioning System may not be able to stabilize the aircraft when flying close to the ground (below 0.5 meters) at fast speeds.

    Warning:
    Keep animals away from the aircraft when Vision Positioning system is activated. The sonar sensor emits high frequency sounds that are only audible to some animals.
    Flight Recorder
    Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. This includes flight telemetry, aircraft status information, and other parameters. To access these data, connect the aircraft to the PC through the Micro-USB port and launch the DJI Pilot app.
    Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
    Use only DJI approved propellers with your Phantom 3 Professional. The grey and black nuts on the propeller indicate where they should be attached and in which direction whey should spin. To attach the propellers properly, match the nut color with the motor axis color.

    Attaching the Propellers
    1. Be sure to remove the warning stickers from the motors before attaching the propellers.
    2. Attach the propellers with silver dots onto the motors with silver axes and spin the propellers clockwise to secure them in place. Attach the propellers with black dots onto the motors with black axes and spin the propellers counter-clockwise to secure them in place. Be sure to tighten each propeller by hand before flight.

    Notes:

    • Ensure propellers are attached to its corresponding motors, otherwise the aircraft cannot take off.


    • Wear gloves when handling propellers.


    • Hand tighten each of the propellers on the corresponding motors to ensure it is attached firmly.

    Detaching the Propellers
    Hold the motor in place with one hand, then spin the propeller in the indicated unlock direction.
    Notes:

    • Check that the propellers and motors are installed correctly and firmly before every flight.


    • Ensure that all propellers are in good condition before each flight. DO NOT use aged, chipped, or broken propellers.


    • To avoid injury, STAND CLEAR of and DO NOT touch propellers or motors when they are spinning.


    • ONLY use original DJI propellers for a better and safer flight experience.

    DJI Intelligent Flight Battery
    The DJI Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity of 4480 mAh, a voltage of 15.2 V, and a smart charge/ discharge functionality. It should only be charged using an appropriate charger that has been approved by DJI..

    Note:
    The Intelligent Flight Battery must be fully charged before using it for the first time. Refer to "Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery" for more information.
    Tips:
    Be aware that the output power of the supplied Phantom 3 Professional charger is 100 W.
    DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions
    1. Battery Level Display: the LED indicators display the current battery level.
    2. Battery Life Display: the LEDs display the current battery power cycle.
    3. Auto-Discharging Function: To prevent swelling, the battery automatically discharges to below 65% of total power when it is idle for more than ten days. It takes around two days to discharge the battery to 65%. It is normal to feel moderate heat being emitted from the battery during the discharge process. Discharge thresholds can be set in the DJI Pilot app.
    4. Balanced Charging: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
    5. Overcharge Protection: Charging automatically stops when the battery is fully charged.
    6. Temperature Detection: The battery will only charge when the temperature is between 0°C (32°F) and 40°C (104°F).
    7. Over Current Protection: The battery stops charging when high amperage (more than 8 A) is detected.
    8. Over Discharge Protection: To prevent over-discharge damage, discharging automatically stops when the battery voltage reaches 12 V.
    9. Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
    10. Battery Cell Damage Protection: The DJI Pilot app displays a warning message when a damaged battery cell is detected.
    11. Battery Error History: Browse the battery error history in the DJI Pilot app.
    12. Sleep mode: To save power, the battery enters sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity.
    13. Communication: Information pertaining to the battery’s voltage, capacity, current, etc. is transmitted to the aircraft’s main controller.
    Notes:
    Refer to Phantom 3 Professional / Advanced Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines before use. Users take full responsibility for all operations and usage.
    Using the Battery

    Turning ON/OFF
    Turning On: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn on. The Power LED will turn red and the Battery Level Indicators will display the current battery level.
    Turning Off: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn off. The battery power LED will flash when powering off the Phantom to allow automatically stopping of a recording during the event recording wasn’t stopped.
    Low Temperature Notice:
    1. Battery capacity is significantly reduced when flying in low temperature (< 0°C) environments.
    2. It is not recommended that the battery be used in extremely low temperature (< -10°C) environments. Battery voltage should reach the appropriate level when operating environment with temperatures between -10°C and 5°C.
    3. End the flight as soon as the DJI Pilot app displays the “Low Battery Level Warning” in low temperature environments.
    4. Keep the battery indoors to warm it before flying in low temperature environments.
    5. To ensure optimal performance of the battery, keep the battery temperature above 20°C.
    6. The charger will stop charging the battery if the battery cell’s temperature is not within the operating range (0°C ~ 40°C ).
    Notes:
    In cold environments, insert the battery into the battery compartment and allow the aircraft for approximately 1-2 minutes to warm up before taking off.
    Checking the Battery Level
    The Battery Level Indicators display how much power remains. When the battery is turned off, press the Power Button once. The Battery Level Indicators will light up to display the current battery level. See below for details.
    Refference:
    The Battery Level Indicators will also show the current battery level during charging and discharging. The indicators are defined below.


    Battery life
    Battery life refers to how many more times the battery can be discharged and recharged before it must be replaced. When the battery is turned off, press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds to check the battery life. The Battery Level Indicators will light up and/or blink for two seconds, as shown below:

    Notes:
    When battery life reaches 0%, it can no longer be used.
    Refference:
    For more information about the battery, launch the DJI Pilot app and check the information that is listed under the battery tab.
    Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery
    1. Connect the Battery Charger to a power source (100-240 V 50/60 Hz).
    2. Open the Protection Cap and connect the Intelligent Flight Battery to the Battery Charger. If the battery level is above 95%, turn on the battery before charging.
    3. The Battery Level Indicator will display the current battery level as it is charging.
    4. The Intelligent Flight Battery is fully charged when the Battery Level Indicators are all off.
    5. Air-cool the Intelligent Flight Battery after each flight. Allow its temperature to drop to room temperature before storing it for an extended period.
    Notes:

    • We do not recommend charging the Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller with the standard charger at the same time, otherwise the charger may overheat.


    • Always turn off the battery before inserting it or removing it from the Phantom 3 Professional. Never insert or remove a battery when it is turned on.



    Battery Protection LED Display
    The table below shows battery protection mechanisms and corresponding LED patterns.

    After these issues are resolved, press the Power Button to turn off the Battery Level Indicator. Unplug the Intelligent Flight Battery from the charger and plug it back in to resume charging. Note that you do not need to unplug and plug in the charger in the event of a room temperature error; the charger will resume charging when the temperature is within the allowable range.
    Notes:
    DJI does not take any responsibility for damage caused by third-party chargers.
    Tips:
    How to discharge your Intelligent Flight Battery:
    Slow : Place the Intelligent Flight Battery into the Phantom 3 Professional’s Battery Compartment and turn it on. Leave it on until there is less than 8% of power left, or until the battery can no longer be turned on. Launch the DJI Pilot app to check battery levels.
    Rapid : Fly the Phantom 3 Professional outdoors until there is less than 8% of power left, or until the battery can no longer be turned on.

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    Remote Controller

    Remote Controller Profile
    The Phantom 3 Professional remote controller is a multi-function wireless communication device that integrates the video downlink system and aircraft remote control system. The video downlink and aircraft remote control system operate at 2.4 GHz. The remote controller features a number of camera control functions, such as taking and previewing photos and videos, as well as controlling gimbal motion. The remote controller is powered by a 2S rechargeable battery. The battery level is displayed via LED indicators on the front panel of the remote controller.
    Refferences:

    • Compliance Version: The remote controller is compliant with both CE and FCC regulations.


    • Operating Mode: Control can be set to Mode 1 or Mode 2, or to a custom mode.


    • Mode 1: The right stick serves as the throttle.


    • Mode 2: The left stick serves as the throttle.

    Note: To prevent transmission interference, do not operate more than three aircrafts.
    Using the Remote Controller
    Turning the Remote Controller On and Off
    The Phantom 3 Professional remote controller is powered by a 2S rechargeable battery that has a capacity of 6000 mAh. The battery level is indicated via the Battery Level LEDs on the front panel. Follow the steps below to turn on your remote controller:
    1. When the remote controller is turned off, press the Power Button once. The Battery Level LEDs will display the current battery level.
    2. Press and hold the Power Button to turn on the remote controller.
    3. The remote controller will beep when it is turned on. The Status LED will rapidly blink green, indicating that the remote controller is linking to the aircraft. The Status LEDs will glow solid green when linking is complete.
    4. Repeat Step 2 to turn off the remote controller.

    Charging the Remote Controller
    Charge the remote controller using the included charger. Refer to the figure on next page below for more details.

    Controlling the Camera
    Shoot videos/pictures, view recorded images, and adjust camera settings via the Shutter Button, Camera Settings Dial, Playback Button, and Video Recording Button on the remote controller.

    [1] Camera Settings Dial
    Turn the dial to adjust camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture without letting go of the remote controller. Move the dial to left or right to scroll through pictures and videos in playback mode. Press down on the dial to toggle between these settings.
    [2] Playback Button
    Press to view images and videos that have already been captured.
    [3] Shutter Button Press to take a photo. If burst mode is activated, multiple photos will be taken with a single press.
    [4] Video Recoding Button
    Press once to start recording video, then press again to stop recording.
    [5] Gimbal Dial
    Use this dial to control the tilt of the gimbal.
    Controlling Aircraft
    This section explains how to control the orientation of the aircraft through the remote controller. The Remote Control is set to Mode 2 by default.
    Refference:
    Stick Neutral/Mid-Point: Control sticks are in the center position. Moving the Control Stick: The control stick is pushed away from the center position.

    Flight Mode Switch
    Toggle the switch to select the desired flight mode.You may choose between; P-mode, F-mode and A-mode.

    P-mode (Positioning): P-mode works best when the GPS signal is strong. There are three different versions of P-mode, which will be automatically selected by the Phantom 3 Professional depending on GPS signal strength and the Vision Positioning sensors:
    P-GPS: GPS and Vision Positioning both are available; the aircraft is using GPS for positioning.
    P-OPTI: Vision Positioning is available but a sufficient GPS signal is not available. Aircraft is using only Vision Positioning for position holding.
    P-ATTI: Neither GPS nor Vision Positioning is available, the aircraft is using only its barometer for positioning, so only altitude is maintained.
    A-mode (Attitude): GPS and Vision Positioning System are not used for stabilization. The aircraft uses only its barometer to stabilize. The aircraft can automatically return to the Home Point if remote controller signal is lost and the Home Point was recorded successfully.
    F-mode (Function): Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) is activated in this mode. For more information about IOC, refer to the IOC section in the Appendix.
    By default, the Flight Mode Switch is locked to P-mode. To unlock other flight modes, launch the DJI Pilot app, enter the “Camera” page, and tap “Mode”, then activate “Multiple Flight Mode”.

    RTH Button
    Press and hold the RTH button to start the Return-to-Home (RTH) procedure. The LED ring around the RTH Button will blink white to indicate that the aircraft is entering RTH mode. The aircraft will then return to the last recorded Home Point. Press this button again to cancel the RTH procedure and regain control of the aircraft.


    Connecting Your Mobile Device
    Tilt the mobile device holder to the desired position. Press the button on the side of the mobile device holder to release the clamp, and then place your mobile device into the cradle. Adjust the clamp down to secure the mobile device. To connect your mobile device to the remote controller using a USB cable, plug one end of the cable into your mobile device and the other end into the USB port on the back of the remote controller.


    Optimal Transmission Range
    The transmission signal between the aircraft and the remote controller is most reliable within the area that is depicted in the image below:


    Ensure that the aircraft is flying within the optimal transmission zone. To achieve the best transmission performance, maintain the appropriate relationship between the operator and the aircraft.

    Remote Controller Status LED
    The Status LED reflects the strength of the connection between the remote controller and the aircraft. The RTH LED indicates the Return-to-Home status of the aircraft. The table below contains more information about these indicators.



    Linking the Remote Controller
    The remote controller is linked to your aircraft before delivery. Linking is only required when using a new remote controller for the first time. Follow these steps to link a new remote controller: 1. Turn on the remote controller and connect to the mobile device. Launch the DJI Pilot app.
    2. Turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
    3. Enter “Camera” and tap on and then tap “Linking RC” button as shown below.

    4. The remote controller is ready to link. The Remote Controller Status Indicator blinks blue and a beep is emitted.

    5. Locate the linking button on the side of the aircraft, as shown in the figure below. Press the link button to start linking. The Remote Controller Status Indicator LED will display a solid green once the remote controller is successfully linked to the aircraft.

    Note:

    • The remote controller will un-link itself from an aircraft if a new remote controller is linked to the same aircraft.

    Remote Controller Compliance Version
    The remote controller is compliant with both CE and FCC requirements.

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    Camera and Gimbal

    The on-board camera uses a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor to capture video (up to 4096x2160p at 24fps or 4K at up to 30fps with the Phantom 3 Professional) and 12 megapixel stills. You may choose to record the video in either MOV or MP4 format. Available picture shooting modes include burst, continuous, and time-lapse mode. A live preview of what the camera sees can be monitored on the connected mobile device via the DJI Pilot app.
    Camera Micro-SD Card Slot
    To store your photos and videos, insert the Micro-SD card into the slot, as shown below, before turning on the Phantom 3 Professional. The Phantom 3 Professional comes with a 16 GB Micro-SD card and supports Micro-SD cards up to 64 GB. A UHS-1 Micro-SD card is recommended due to their fast read and write speeds allowing you to save high-resolution video data.

    Warning: Do not remove the Micro-SD card from the Phantom 3 Professional when it is turned on.
    Camera Data Port
    Turn on the Phantom 3 Professional and connect a USB cable to the Camera Data Port to download photos and videos to your computer.

    Note: The aircraft must be turned on before attempting to access the files on the Micro-SD card.

    Camera Operation
    Use the Shutter and Video Recording buttons on the remote controller to shoot the images or videos through the DJI Pilot app. For more information about how to use these buttons, refer to “Controlling the Camera”.

    Gimbal
    Gimbal Profile
    The 3-axis gimbal provides a steady platform for the attached camera, allowing you to capture clear, stable images and video. The gimbal can tilt the camera within a 120˚ range.

    Use the gimbal dial on the remote controller to control the tilt movement of the camera.
    Gimbal Operation Modes
    Two gimbal operation modes are available. Switch between the different operation modes on the camerasettings page of the DJI Pilot app. Note that your mobile device must be connected to the remote controller for changes to take effect. Refer to the table below for details:

    Notes:

    • A gimbal motor error may occur in these situations: (1) the aircraft is placed on uneven ground or the gimbal’s motion is obstructed (2) the gimbal has been subjected to an excessive external force, such as a collision. Please take off from flat, open ground and protect the gimbal at all times.


    • Flying in heavy fog or clouds may make the gimbal wet, leading to temporary failure. The gimbal will recover full functionality after it dries.

    Anti-Drop Kit
    The anti-drop kit helps keep the gimbal and camera connected to the aircraft. Two pins have been mounted prior to shipping. If new or additional pins are required, see the diagram below. Press Part ① through the hole of the vibration absorber and into the center hole of Part ② , then lock them together as shown ③ . Mounting the anti-drop kit pins diagonally from each other is recommended.

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    DJI Pilot App

    The DJI Pilot app is a mobile application designed specifically for the Phantom 3 Professional. Use this app to control the gimbal, camera, and other aircraft functions. The app also features Map, Academy, and User Center, which are used for configuring your aircraft and sharing your photos and videos with others. It is recommended that you use a tablet for the best experience.


    Camera
    The Camera page contains a live HD video feed from the Phantom 3 Professional’s camera. You can also configure various camera parameters from the Camera page.

    [1] Flight Mode
    : The text next to this icon indicates the current flight mode.Tap to configure the MC (Main Controller) Settings. These settings allow you to modify flight limits and set the gain values.
    [2] GPS Signal Strength
    : This icon shows the current strength of GPS signals. Green bars indicate adequate GPS strength.
    [3] IOC Settings
    : This icon displays the IOC setting when the aircraft has entered F-mode. Tap to view the IOC settings menu and select the desired IOC setting.
    [4] System Status
    : This icon indicates the current aircraft system status and GPS signal strength.
    [5] Battery Level Indicator
    : The battery level indicator provides a dynamic display of the battery level. The colored zones on the battery level indicator represent the power levels needed to carry out different functions.
    [6] Remote Controller Signal
    : This icon shows the strength of remote controller’s signal.
    [7] HD Video Link Signal Strength
    : This icon shows the strength of the HD video downlink connection between the aircraft and the remote controller.
    [8] Battery Level
    : This icon shows the current battery level.Tap to view the battery information menu, set the various battery warning thresholds, and view the battery warning history.
    [9] General Settings
    : Tap this icon to view the General Settings page. From this page, you can set flight parameters,reset the camera, enable the quick view feature, adjust the gimbal roll value, and toggle the flight route display.
    [10] Camera Operation Bar
    Shutter and Recording Settings
    : Tap to enter various camera value settings, including color space for the recording, resolution of the videos, image size and so on.
    Shutter
    : Tap this button to take a single photo. Press and hold this button to select single shot, triple shot or time-lapsed shooting modes.
    Record
    : Tap once to start recording video, then tap again to stop recording. You can also press the Video Recording Button on the remote controller, which has the same functionality.
    Playback
    : Tap to enter the playback page. You can preview photos and videos as soon as they are captured.
    Camera Settings
    : Tap to set ISO, shutter and auto exposure values of the camera.
    [11] Vision Positioning
    : This icon shows the distance between the surface and the Vision Positioning System’s sensors.
    [12] Flight Telemetry

    The Vision Positioning Status icon is highlighted when the Vision Positioning is in operation.
    Flight attitude is indicated by the flight attitude icon.
    (1) The red arrow shows which direction the aircraft is facing.
    (2) Light blue and dark blue areas indicate pitch.
    (3) The angle of the boundary between the light blue and dark blue areas indicates the roll angle.
    [13] Map
    Display the flight path of the current flight. Tap to switch from the Camera GUI to the Map GUI

    [14] Return to Home (RTH)
    : Initiate RTH home procedure. Tap to have the aircraft return to the last recorded home point.
    [15] Auto Takeoff/Landing
    : Tap to initiate auto takeoff or landing.
    [16] Livestream
    : Livestream icon indicates the current video feed is broadcasting live on YouTube. Be sure the mobile data service is available on the mobile device.
    [17] Back
    : Tap to return to the main GUI.
    Director
    Director is an automatic video editor built into the DJI Pilot app. After recording several video clips, simply tap “Director” from the app’s home screen. You can then select a template and a specified number of clips, which are automatically combined to create a short film that can be shared immediately.
    Store
    Tap “Store” to visit the official DJI Online Store to see the latest information about DJI products and easily buy new products.
    Discovery
    Sync pictures and videos to your mobile device, view flight logs, and check your DJI account status in "Discovery". Use your registered DJI account to login to "Discovery".

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    Flight Environment Requirements

    1. Do not use the aircraft in severe weather conditions. These include wind speeds exceeding 10 m/s ,snow, rain and fog.
    2. Only fly in open areas. Tall structures and large metal structures may affect the accuracy of the onboard compass and GPS system.
    3. Avoid obstacles, crowds, high voltage power lines, trees, and bodies of water.
    4. Minimize interference by avoiding areas with high levels of electromagnetism, including base stations and radio transmission towers.
    5. Aircraft and battery performance is subject to environmental factors such as air density and temperature.Be very careful when flying at altitudes greater than 19, 685 feet (6000 meters) above sea level, as the performance of the battery and aircraft may be affected.
    6. The Phantom 3 Professional cannot operate within the polar areas.

  6. #6
    Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones

    DJI’s No Fly Zone (NFZ) feature can help you avoid inadvertent operation in locations that could raise safety or security concerns, such as near airports. NFZ will in many cases warn you about these areas if you fly towards them, or try to takeoff within them. In certain locations, the device will automatically be prevented from takeoff, or if already in flight towards the location, will pause at the boundary and not enter. The NFZ system, which is an informational feature, does not include all areas that might raise concerns. It is always the user’s responsibility to determine what laws or regulations apply to any operation, and to obtain any required government authorizations.
    When operating in P-mode, height limits, distance limits, and No-Fly Zones function concurrently to manage flight safety. In A-mode, only height limits are in effect, which by default prevent the aircraft altitude from exceeding 1640 feet (500 m) .
    Maximum flight altitude & Radius Limits
    Maximum flight altitude and radius limits may be changed in the DJI Pilot app. Be aware that the maximum flight altitude cannot exceed 1640 feet (500 meters). In accordance with these settings, your Phantom 3 Professional will fly in a restricted cylinder, as shown below:



    Notes:

    • If you fly out of the limit, you can still control the Phantom 3, but cannot fly it any father. If the Phantom 3 flies out of the max radius in Ready to Fly (non-GPS) mode, it will fly back within range automatically.


    • If the Phantom 3 flies out of the max radius in Ready to Fly (non-GPS) mode, it will fly back within range automatically.


    No-Fly Zones
    All No-Fly Zones are listed on the DJI official website at http://flysafe.dji.com/no-fly. No-Fly Zones are divided into Airports and Restricted Areas. Airports include major airports and flying fields where manned aircraft operate at low altitudes. Restricted Areas include border lines between countries or sensitive institute. The details of the No-Fly Zones are explained as follow:
    Airport
    (1) Airport No-Fly Zone are comprised of Take-off Restricted zones and Restricted Altitude Zones. Each zone features circles of various sizes.
    (2) R1 miles (value of the R1 depends on the size and shape of the airport) around the airport is a Takeoff restricted zone, inside of which take off is prevented.
    (3) From R1 mile to R1 + 1 mile around the airport the flight altitude is limited to a 15 degree inclination. Starting at 65 feet (20 meters) from the edge of airport and radiating outward. The flight altitude is limited to 1640 feet (500 meters) at R1+1 mile.
    (4) When the aircraft enters within 320 feet (100 meters) of No-Fly Zones, a warning message will appear on the DJI Pilot app.

    Restricted Area
    (1) Restricted Areas does not have flight altitude restrictions.
    (2) R miles around the designated restriction area is a Take-off Restricted area. Aircraft cannot take off within this zone. The value of R varies based on the definition of the restricted areas.
    (3) A “warning zone” has been set around the Restricted Area. When the aircraft approaches within 0.6 miles (1 km) of this zone, a warning message will appear on the DJI Pilot app.

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    Refference:
    Semi-automatic descent: All stick commands are available except the throttle stick command during the descent and landing process. Motors will stop automatically after landing.
    Notes:

    • When flying in a safety zone, the aircraft's status indicator will blink red rapidly and continue for 3 seconds, then switch to indicate current flying status and continue for 5 seconds at which point it will switch back to blinking red.


    • For safety reasons, please do not fly close to airports, highways, railway stations, railway lines, city centers, or other sensitive areas. Fly the aircraft only within your line of sight.

    Preflight Checklist
    1. Remote controller, Intelligent Flight Battery, and mobile device are fully charged.
    2. Propellers are mounted correctly and firmly.
    3. Micro-SD card has been inserted, if necessary.
    4. Gimbal is functioning normally.
    5. Motors can start and are functioning normally.
    6. The DJI Pilot app is successfully connected to the aircraft.
    Calibrating the Compass
    IMPORTANT: Always calibrate the compass in every new flight location. The compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic interference, which can produce abnormal compass data and lead to poor flight performance or flight failure. Regular calibration is required for optimal performance.
    Warnings:

    • Do not calibrate your compass where there is any possibility of strong magnetic interference.Sources of potential interference include magnetite, parking structures, and subterranean metal structures.


    • Do not carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as keys or cellular phones.


    • Do not calibrate in direct proximity to large metal objects.


    • DO NOT calibrate indoors.

    Calibration Procedures
    Choose an open area to carry out the following procedures.
    1. Ensure that the compass is calibrated. If you did not calibrate the compass as part of your pre-flight preparations, or if you have moved to a new location since the last calibration, tap the Aircraft Status Bar in the app and select “Calibrate”, then follow the on-screen instructions.
    2. Hold the aircraft horizontally and rotate 360 degrees. The Aircraft Status Indicators will display a solid green light.

    3. Hold the aircraft vertically, with nose pointing downward, and rotate it 360 degrees around the center axis. Recalibrate the compass if the Aircraft Status Indicator glows solid red.

    Note:
    If the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks red and yellow after the calibration procedure, move your aircraft to a different location and try again.
    Tip:
    Calibrate the compass before each flight. Launch the DJI Pilot app and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the compass. DO NOT calibrate the compass near metal objects such as a metal bridge, cars, scaffolding.
    When to Recalibrate
    1.When compass data is abnormal and the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking green and yellow.
    2.When flying in a new location or in a location that is different from the most recent flight.
    3.When the mechanical or physical structure of the Phantom 3 Professional has been changed.
    4.When severe drifting occurs in flight, i.e. Phantom 3 Professional does not fly in straight line.

    Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
    Auto Takeoff
    Use auto takeoff only if the Aircraft Status Indicators are blinking green. Follow the steps below to use the auto takeoff feature:
    1. Launch the DJI Pilot app, and enter “Camera” page.
    2. Ensure the aircraft is in P- mode.
    3. Complete all steps on the pre-flight checklist.
    4. Tap“ ”, and confirm that conditions are safe for flight. Slide the icon to confirm and takeoff.
    5. Aircraft takes off and hovers at (1.5 meters) above ground.
    Note:
    Aircraft Status Indicator blinks rapidly when it is using the Vision Position System for stabilization.The aircraft will automatically hover below 3 meters. It is recommended to wait until there is sufficient GPS lock before using the Auto Take-off feature.

    Auto-Landing
    Use auto-landing only if the Aircraft Status Indicators are blinking green. Follow the steps below to use the auto-landing feature:
    1. Ensure the aircraft is in P- mode.
    2. Check the landing area condition before tapping “ ”, to begin landing. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
    Starting/Stopping the Motors
    Starting the Motors
    A Combination Stick Command (CSC) is used to start the motors. Push both sticks to the bottom inner or outer corners to start the motors. Once the motors have started spinning, release both sticks simultaneously.

    Stopping the Motors
    There are two methods to stop the motors.
    Method 1: When Phantom 3 Professional has landed, push the throttle down , then conduct the same CSC that was used to start the motors, as described above . Motors will stop immediately. Release both sticks once motors stop.
    Method 2: When the aircraft has landed, push and hold the throttle down. The motors will stop after three seconds.


    Note:
    Do not perform a CSC when the aircraft is in midair, otherwise the motors will suddently stop.
    Flight Test
    Takeoff/Landing Procedures
    1. Place the aircraft in an open, flat area with the battery level indicators facing towards you.
    2. Turn on the remote controller and your mobile device, then turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
    3. Launch the DJI Pilot app and enter the Camera page.
    4. Wait until the Aircraft Indicators blink green. This means the Home Point is recorded and it is now safe to fly. If they flash yellow, the Home Point has not been recorded.
    5. Push the throttle up slowly to take off or use Auto Takeoff.
    6. Shoot photos and videos using the DJI Pilot app.
    7. To land, hover over a level surface and gently pull down on the throttle to descend.
    8. After landing, execute the CSC command or hold the throttle at its lowest position until the motors stop.
    9. Turn off the Intelligent Flight Battery first, then the Remote Controller.
    Notes:

    • When the Aircraft Status Indicators blink yellow rapidly during flight, the aircraft has entered Failsafe mode.


    • A low battery level warning is indicated by the Aircraft Status Indicators blinking red slowly or rapidly during flight.


    • Watch our video tutorials for more flight information.


    Video Suggestions and Tips
    1. Go through the full pre-flight checklist before each flight.
    2. Select the desired gimbal operation mode in the DJI Pilot app.
    3. Only shoot video when flying in P-mode.
    4. Always fly in good weather and avoid flying in rain or heavy wind.
    5. Choose the camera settings that suit your needs. Settings include photo format and exposure compensation.
    6. Perform flight tests to establish flight routes and preview scenes.
    7. Push the control sticks gently to keep the aircraft’s movement smooth and stable.

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    Preflight Checklist

    1. Remote controller, Intelligent Flight Battery, and mobile device are fully charged.
    2. Propellers are mounted correctly and firmly.
    3. Micro-SD card has been inserted, if necessary.
    4. Gimbal is functioning normally.
    5. Motors can start and are functioning normally.
    6. The DJI Pilot app is successfully connected to the aircraft.

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    Calibrating the Compass

    IMPORTANT: Always calibrate the compass in every new flight location. The compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic interference, which can produce abnormal compass data and lead to poor flight performance or flight failure. Regular calibration is required for optimal performance.
    Warnings:

    • Do not calibrate your compass where there is any possibility of strong magnetic interference.Sources of potential interference include magnetite, parking structures, and subterranean metal structures


    • Do not carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as keys or cellular phones.


    • Do not calibrate in direct proximity to large metal objects.


    • DO NOT calibrate indoors.


    Calibration Procedures
    Choose an open area to carry out the following procedures.
    1. Ensure that the compass is calibrated. If you did not calibrate the compass as part of your pre-flight preparations, or if you have moved to a new location since the last calibration, tap the Aircraft Status Bar in the app and select “Calibrate”, then follow the on-screen instructions.
    2. Hold the aircraft horizontally and rotate 360 degrees. The Aircraft Status Indicators will display a solid green light.

    3. Hold the aircraft vertically, with nose pointing downward, and rotate it 360 degrees around the center axis. Recalibrate the compass if the Aircraft Status Indicator glows solid red.


    Warning:
    If the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks red and yellow after the calibration procedure, move your aircraft to a different location and try again.
    Tips:
    Calibrate the compass before each flight. Launch the DJI Pilot app and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the compass. DO NOT calibrate the compass near metal objects such as a metal bridge, cars, scaffolding.
    When to Recalibrate
    1.When compass data is abnormal and the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking green and yellow.
    2.When flying in a new location or in a location that is different from the most recent flight.
    3.When the mechanical or physical structure of the Phantom 3 Professional has been changed.
    4.When severe drifting occurs in flight, i.e. Phantom 3 Professional does not fly in straight line.

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    Flight Test

    Takeoff/Landing Procedures
    1. Place the aircraft in an open, flat area with the battery level indicators facing towards you.
    2. Turn on the remote controller and your mobile device, then turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
    3. Launch the DJI Pilot app and enter the Camera page.
    4. Wait until the Aircraft Indicators blink green. This means the Home Point is recorded and it is now safe to fly. If they flash yellow, the Home Point has not been recorded.
    5. Push the throttle up slowly to take off or use Auto Takeoff.
    6. Shoot photos and videos using the DJI Pilot app.
    7. To land, hover over a level surface and gently pull down on the throttle to descend.
    8. After landing, execute the CSC command or hold the throttle at its lowest position until the motors stop.
    9. Turn off the Intelligent Flight Battery first, then the Remote Controller.
    Notes:

    • When the Aircraft Status Indicators blink yellow rapidly during flight, the aircraft has entered Failsafe mode.


    • A low battery level warning is indicated by the Aircraft Status Indicators blinking red slowly or rapidly during flight.


    • Watch our video tutorials for more flight information.

    Video Suggestions and Tips
    1. Go through the full pre-flight checklist before each flight.
    2. Select the desired gimbal operation mode in the DJI Pilot app.
    3. Only shoot video when flying in P-mode.
    4. Always fly in good weather and avoid flying in rain or heavy wind.
    5. Choose the camera settings that suit your needs. Settings include photo format and exposure compensation.
    6. Perform flight tests to establish flight routes and preview scenes.
    7. Push the control sticks gently to keep the aircraft’s movement smooth and stable.

  10. #10
    Starting/Stopping the Motors

    Starting the Motors
    A Combination Stick Command (CSC) is used to start the motors. Push both sticks to the bottom inner or outer corners to start the motors. Once the motors have started spinning, release both sticks simultaneously.

    Stopping the Motors
    There are two methods to stop the motors.
    Method 1: When Phantom 3 Professional has landed, push the throttle down , then conduct the same CSC that was used to start the motors, as described above . Motors will stop immediately. Release both sticks once motors stop.
    Method 2: When the aircraft has landed, push and hold the throttle down. The motors will stop after three seconds.

    Note:
    Do not perform a CSC when the aircraft is in midair, otherwise the motors will suddently stop.

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