The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Video Camera has twice the flying time than the original Phantom. It also comes with support for the Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal that is included in a special bundle. This device can fly for up to 28 minutes with on a single charge of the battery, and it also comes with a self-tightening propellers. The self-tightening propellers allow for the creation of professional-quality, outstanding aerial videos quickly and easily. Not to be forgotten, this quadcopter also comes with a user-friendly control layout and fast setup.

The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D features a 3-axis gimbal that keeps the device stable in any flight: roll, pitch, and yaw will do the right job for you. There are many drones and quadcopters out there that just struggle indoors, while others can carry up to 20 pounds. This one is the right choice if you are at the end of this spectrum and assuming you need video recording. This drone can be considered as an RC copter, or depending on your options as a drone, and its capabilities can be expanded by using many of the third party options for sale online.

DJI Phantom 2 Features

dji phantom 2 body features

  • Complete package. The package comes with a remote transmitter that completes the quadcopter, which is pre-tuned by its factory and ready for you to use it in just a couple of minutes. Just add the batteries to the remote, attach its propellers and you are ready to go.
  • Easy to Record Video. This quadcopter allows for an easy flying experience, and you can even use the GoPro video camera and start recording right away. However, you will not be able to enjoy Wi-Fi streaming as this feature might interfere with the remote control of the device.
  • Extra-Security. The self-tightening propellers that come with this device provide you with the extra security you need, so there is no need to worry about losing your prop nuts as you store the props.
  • Plenty of Options. Your imagination is the only limitation when using this quadcopter as it comes with automated flight and remote control.
  • Pre-assembled. The device comes almost completely pre-assembled, which means that you will be ready to go quickly.
  • Built-in GPS. The quadcopter comes with a built-in GPS, which is very easy to use. The device uses its GPS in order to return to the starting point and the same is true for the in air flight. For instance, if the remote loses contact, your quadcopter will slowly return to the starting point and land by itself quickly and easily. By releasing the sticks of the control, the quadcopter can easily hover when controlled in the Phantom 2 mode.
  • Great Gimbal. The gimbal is not only affordable but works properly.
  • Easy to Handle. This device is very easy to use, and it also features advanced flying options.
  • Easy Return to Starting Point. There are two options of returning to the starting point. One of the options works automatically and the other one manually. The device is really easy to fight owing to its many awesome features, which set it apart from the crowd right away.
  • Almost No Learning Curve. The quadcopter has a very short learning curve, which can also be considered as no learning curve at all. The hover mode is particularly useful as it allows for an easy flight by selecting the height. Landing is the most difficult part of the learning process, so read the landing instructions carefully.

Recording HD Video

Recording HD video with the DJI Phantom 2 is a child´s play owing to its stability and smoothness. You will have to catch the landing skids when the video turns too sharp, but it is a small inconvenience that you will be able to handle quickly and easily.

Users of this quadcopter can easily adjust the camera´s tilt from the remote. The smooth footage of this device will simply amaze you as soon as you use it, and most of the outcome is brought about by its amazing 3-axys gimbal. Even though the device seems to be taken by the wind when doing a 360-degree turn, the footage will be really smooth.

dji phantom 2 quadcopter remote control

Summary of Basic Questions

1. Will this 3-axys gimbal work with the brand new GoPro 4?

The GoPro 4 is said to be due for release in the month of March 2015, and some say that it will keep the same form factor as the GoPro 3, if that is the case then it will fit perfectly.

2. How far from its remote can the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter travel?

This quadcopter will fly 2 km (1.24 miles) from its remote with an altitude of 400 meters (1,312 feet), so do not expect the 1 km. in any one way, if necessary, test the limits carefully.

Summary of Most Helpful Reviews

Robert M. said at Amazon that the device is very sturdy, and its durability is awesome. Even if the quadcopter crashes a lot of times, you will be able to have it fly in no time. He also said that the learning curve is very short and the GPS outstanding.

Gary said at Amazon that the footage of the device is Hollywood quality, and the FPV kit is the perfect complement for the system.

John B. said at Amazon that the quadcopter drone works properly right out of the box, which is amazing and the gimbal´s stability is incredible.

William O. said at Amazon that the remote control works properly and the GPS works the way it should.

Cons

Even though the device is not designed to fly indoors, you can have a lot of fun with it outdoors, just be extra-careful.

Conclusion

The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro Video Camera is one of the best quadcopters money can buy. Its Hollywood-quality footage along with the easy setup make this device a must-have in your toy collection.

The device has almost no learning curve, for you just have to put the batteries into the quadcopter, install some parts and you are ready to fly and record video. The quadcopter is very study and durable, and even if it crashes a lot of time (but still not recommended), you will be able to handle it with ease right away.

Product Information

  • Product Dimensions: 20 in x 10 in x 14 in
  • Total Weight: 9 pounds.
  • Batteries: Required 4 Lithium Ion batteries, which are included.
  • Average Customer Review: 4/5 stars (126 customer ratings)
  • Number of Reviews: 65 (October 2014)
  • AMAZON: B00JD4TQ8Q (click here to visit the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter page)

Add-Ons

DJI 2.4G Bluetooth Datalink

dji bluetooth datalink addon

DJI Part28 Phantom 2 Series 9-Inch Prop Guards (White)

dji phantom 2 propeller guards

 

 

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