** The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter has now been DISCONTINUED. We recommend the DJI Phantom 3 or 4 **
The DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-3D 3-Axis Gimbal is designed to provide an aerial platform for shooting stabilised video with a GoPro HERO3 or HERO3+ camera (GoPro camera not included).
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.
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.
The Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal is used mount a naked GoPro HERO3 or HERO3+ action camera on the Phantom 2. Unlike its predecessor, the H3-3D 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 DJI.
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.