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Read Before the First Flight
The following tutorials and manuals have been produced to ensure you to make full use of your Inspire 2.
1. In the Box
2. Safety Guidelines and Disclaimer
3. Quick Start Guide
4. Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines 5. User Manual
Watching all the tutorial videos and reading the Disclaimer before flight is recommended. Afterwards, prepare for your rst ight by using the Quick Start Guide. Refer to this manual for more comprehensive information.
Product Profile & Features Highlights
The Inspire 2 is a powerful aerial film making system with class leading agility and speed, redundancy features for maximum reliability, and new, smart features that make capturing complex shots easy. The camera unit is now independent from image processor so that you have the exibility to choose the perfect gimbal and camera system for each of your scenes. Dual frequency support in the remote controller makes the HD video downlink more ef cient and more stable.
Upgraded Tapfly and ActiveTrack commands in the DJI GO 4 app, the Inspire 2 ies anywhere visible on-screen with a tap and tracks moving subjects effortlessly.
Flight Controller: The flight controller has been updated to provide a safer, more reliable flight experience. A new ight recorder stores critical data from each ight. A system of visual sensors enhance hovering precision when ying indoors or in environments where GPS is unavailable. Dual IMUs and compasses design provides redundancy.
HD Video Downlink: The low-latency long range (up to 4.3mi (7km)) HD downlink is powered by an enhanced version of DJI LIGHTBRIDGETM. Support of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ensures a more reliable connection in environments with more interference.
Camera and Gimbal: The camera unit is now independent from image processor so that you have the exibility to choose the perfect gimbal and camera system for each of your scenes. This means that regardless of which camera you choose, you have the same powerful processing backing it, and when using the ZENMUSETM X5S, the ability to capture RAW videos. Lossless video (in CinemaDNG and ProRes format), and DNG RAW photo burst shooting will be available when DJI CINESSDTM used.
Intelligent Flight Battery: The new DJI Intelligent Flight Battery features upgraded battery cells and an advanced power management system to provide up to 25 minutes of ight with Zenmuse X5S and 27 minutes with Zenmuse X4S.
Installing the Aircraft
Unlocking Travel Mode
The aircraft is in Travel Mode during delivery. Follow these steps to change it to Landing Mode before your rst ight:
1. Insert the battery pair.
2. Press the power button a minimum of ve times.
3. Unfold the landing gear to Landing Mode and power on automatically.
Mounting the Zenmuse X5S to the Inspire 2
1. Remove the Gimbal Cap from the Zenmuse X5S.
2. Press the gimbal and camera release button on the Inspire 2. Rotate to remove the Gimbal Cap
from the Inspire 2.
3. Align the white dot on the gimbal to the red dot on Inspire 2 and insert the gimbal. 4. Rotate the Gimbal Lock to the locked position by aligning the red dots.
Preparing the Remote Controller
Tilt the Mobile Device Holder to the desired position then adjust the antenna as shown.
1. Press the button on the side of the Mobile Device Holder to release the clamp, adjust it to t then attach your mobile device.
2. Connect your mobile device to the remote controller with a USB cable.
3. 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.
Remote Controller Diagram
Three flight modes are available. The details of each flight mode are found below:
P-mode (Positioning): P-mode works best when the GPS signal is strong. The aircraft utilizes GPS, stereo Vision System and Infrared Sensing System to stabilize, avoid obstacles or track moving subjects. Advanced features such as TapFly and ActiveTrack are enabled in this mode.
S-mode (Sport): The handling gain values of the aircraft are adjusted to enhance aircraft maneuverability. The maximum flight speed of the aircraft is increased to 45mph (72kph). Note that Obstacle Sensing systems are disabled in this mode.
A-mode (Attitude): When neither the GPS nor the Vision System is available, the aircraft will only use its barometer for positioning to control the altitude.
Flight Status Indicator
The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ 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
- The aircraft can sense and avoid obstacles when the Forward Vision System is enabled and lighting conditions are suf cient. The aircraft will automatically climb up to avoid obstacles and descend slowly as it returns to the home point. To ensure the aircraft returns home forwards, it cannot rotate or y left and right during RTH while the Forward Vision System is enabled.
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 GO 4 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 GO 4 app, and is described below:
Failsafe Safety Notices
Obstacle Avoidance During RTH
Aircraft can now sense and actively attempt to avoid obstacles during RTH, provided that the lighting conditions are adequate for the Forward Vision System. Upon detecting an obstacle, the aircraft will act as follows:
1. The aircraft will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 984 feet (300 meters) in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home.
2. The aircraft decelerates when an obstacle is sensed at 49 feet (15 meters) ahead.
3.The aircraft stops and hover then start ascending vertically to avoid the obstacle. Eventually, the aircraft will stop climbing when it is at least 16 feet (5 meters) above the detected obstacle.
4. Failsafe RTH procedure resume, the aircraft will continue ying to the Home Point at the current altitude.
Landing Protection Function
Landing Protection will activate during auto landing.
1. When Landing Protection determines that the ground is suitable for landing, the Inspire 2 will land gently.
2. If Landing Protection determines that the ground is not suitable for landing, the Inspire 2 will hover and wait for pilot con rmation. The aircraft will hover if it detects the ground is not appropriate for landing even when critically low battery warning appears. Only when the battery level decreases to 0% will the aircraft starts landing. The user can still control the aircraft’s ight orientation.
3. If Landing Protection is not operational, the DJI GO 4 app will display a landing prompt when the Inspire 2 descends below 0.7 meters. Tap to con rm or pull down the stick for 2s to activate landing once ensure the environment is appropriate for landing.
With the TapFly feature, users can now tap on the mobile device screen to y in the designated direction without using the remote controller. The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles it sees or brake and hover provided that the lighting is appropriate (< 300 lux) nor too bright (> 10,000 lux).
Ensure the battery level is more than 50% for the Intelligent Flight Battery. And the aircraft is in P-mode. Then follow the steps below to use TapFly:
Use the following methods to exit TapFly:
1. Tap “STOP” button on the screen.
2. Pull back the pitch stick on the remote controller and hold for more than 3s.
3. Press the Intelligent Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
Aircraft will stop and hover after exiting from TapFly. Tap a new target direction to continue ying or begin manual ight.
ActiveTrack allows you to mark and track a moving object on your mobile device screen. The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles in its ight path. No external tracking device is required. The Inspire 2 can automatically identify and trace bikes and other vehicles, people and animals, and use different tracking strategies for each.
Ensure the Intelligent Flight Battery has more than 50% power and the aircraft is in P-mode. Then follow the steps below to use ActiveTrack:
Tap the icon in the DJI GO 4 app to enable Tripod Mode. The Tripod Mode is a speed-controlling mode that using the sticks to control the ight speed instead of the attitude, which can help the aircraft to obtain a stable speed, thus reducing the joystick jitter. The Tripod Mode can be used in many situations where rocker arm and slide rail are required as this mode can shoot smoother and sharper videos.
In Tripod Mode, the maximum flight speed can be adjusted in DJI GO 4 app and the braking distance is reduced to 10 ft (3 m). Responsiveness to stick movements is also reduced for smoother movements.
- Only use Tripod Mode where the GPS signal is strong or light conditions are ideal for the vision system. If GPS signal is lost and the vision system cannot function, it will automatically switch to Atti mode. In this case, ight speed will increase and the aircraft cannot hover in place. Use Tripod Mode carefully.
Spotlight Pro is a powerful new tracking mode that allows a single pilot to capture complex, dramatic images. The gimbal will auto adjust to keep the camera always pointing at the subject. Lock onto a subject in Spotlight Pro mode, and the gimbal camera can capture the locked subject regardless of the directions that the aircraft ies.
Quick Mode: Use your nger to draw a square with the object in to begin tracking.
Composition Mode: Use your nger to draw a square. When the subject enters the square, press C2 button to begin tracking. Press C2 button again to stop tracking.
In Free mode, you can control the aircraft’s heading independently of the camera.
In Follow mode, aircraft heading will be the same as that of the camera.
- You can drag the subject in the DJI GO 4 app or control the gimbal via sticks to change the subject position in app.
- Aircraft spin is enabled by default in free mode, which makes the gimbal rotate back quickly when it reaches the limited angle during shooting.
- Spotlight Pro can also be used in S-mode, A-mode, TapFly and Tripod mode.
Vision System and Infrared Sensing System
The main components of the Vision System are located on the front and bottom of the Inspire 2, including   two stereo vision sensors and  two ultrasonic sensors. The Vision Sys tem uses ultrasound and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position, enabling precision hov-ering indoors or in environments where a GPS signal is not available. The Vision System constantly scans for obstacles, allowing the Inspire 2 to avoid them by going over, around, or hovering.
The Infrared Sensing System consists  of two infrared modules on top side of the aircraft. These scan for obstacles on top side of the aircraft and is active in certain flight modes.
The detection range of the Vision System is depicted as follow. Note that the aircraft cannot sense and avoid the obstacles that are not within the detection range.
- The aircraft cannot detect the object in the shadow areas. Stay alert in flight.
The detection range of the Ultrasonic Sensor is depicted as follow.
Forward and Downward Vision Systems cameras installed on the aircraft are calibrated on delivery. However these cameras are vulnerable to excessive impact and will require occasional calibration via DJI Assistant 2.
Calibration via Visual Calibration Plate
1. Make sure that the aircraft is in landing mode. Power on the aircraft and toggle the USB Mode Switch down.
2. Connect the Inspire 2 and the PC via the USB cable (with Double A ports)
3. Launch DJI Assistant 2 and login with a DJI account.
4. Click Inspire 2 and the calibration button.
5. Place the side of visual calibration plate with the dots facing the forward vision system, and follow the instructions in the DJI Assistant 2 to complete calibration.
6. Place the aircraft straightly, and ensure the side of visual calibration plate with dots is facing the downward vision system, and follow the instructions in the DJI Assistant 2 to complete calibration.
Calibrating via Screen
Follow the steps below to calibrate the camera.
- DO NOT power off or unplug the USB cable after calibration and wait for the data calculation.
Using Vision System
Vision System is activated automatically when the Inspire 2 is powered on. No manual action is required. Vision System is typically used in the indoor environment where no GPS is available. By using the sensors on the Vision system, Inspire 2 can perform precision hovering even when no GPS is available.
Follow the steps below to use Vision System:
1. Toggle the flight mode switch to P-mode.
2. Place the aircraft on a flat surface. Note that the Vision 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 System is ready. Gently push the left stick up to lift off and the aircraft will hover in place.
Assisted Braking from Obstacle Sensing
Powered by the Obstacle Sensing, the aircraft will now be able to actively brake when obstacles are detected around the aircraft. Note that Obstacle Sensing function works best when lighting is adequate and the obstacle is clearly marked or textured. The aircraft must fly at no more than 31mph (50kph) to allow sufficient braking distance.
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
Attaching the Propellers
Refer to “Attaching Propellers” for details.
Detaching the Propellers
Press down the spring pad and rotate the propeller lock to remover the propeller.
- Be aware of the sharp edges of the propellers. Handle with care.
- Use only the DJI approved propellers. Do not mix propeller types.
- 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 4280mAh, voltage of 22.8V, and smart charge-discharge functionality. It can only be charged with an appropriate DJI approved charger.
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions
1. Battery Level Display: LEDs display the current battery level.
2. Auto-discharging Function: The battery automatically discharges to below 70% of total power when it is idle (press the power button to check battery level will cause battery to exit idle state) for more than 10 days to prevent swelling. It takes around 3 days to discharge the battery to 65%.It is normal to feel moderate heat emitting from the battery during the discharge process. Discharge thresholds can be set in the DJI GO 4 app.
3. Balanced Function: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
4. Over charge Protection: Charging automatically stops when the battery is fully charged.
5. Temperature Protection: The battery will only charge when the temperature is between 5 °C (41°F) and 45°C (113°F).
6. Over Current Protection: Battery stops charging when high amperage (more than 10A) is detected.
7. Over Discharge Protection: Over-discharging can seriously damage the battery. The current output will be cut off once the battery cell is discharged to 2.8V when it is not in flight mode. To prolong the flight time, the over-charging protection will be disabled when the batteries are discharging during flight. In such case, the battery voltage will be below 2V, which may lead to safety hazard, like fire. Therefore, the battery will not be able to charge when the voltage of a single battery cell is below 2V and please do not use that battery. Always be alert to avoid serious over-discharging, or the battery will be permanently damaged.
8. Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
9. Battery Cell Damage Protection: The DJI GO 4 app displays a warning message when a damaged battery cell is detected.
10. Sleep Mode: Sleep mode is entered to save power when the aircraft is not flying.
11. Communication: Battery voltage, capacity, current, and other relevant information is provided to the aircraft’s to the main controller.
12. Paring Batteries: Powered by two batteries (with battery cells connected in parallel), the Inspire 2 requires that the two batteries should have similar properties, e.g. internal resistance. It is recommended to pair the batteries from the very beginning inside the DJI GO 4 app. DJI GO 4 app will also prompt when the batteries that are not paired are in use. The Intelligent Flight Battery Charging Hub will charge the paired batteries simultaneously. The pair sticks is available for paired batteries.
13. Heating: Batteries are able to work even in cold weather, ensuring a safe flight. Refer to “Using the Battery” section for details.
- Refer to Disclaimer and Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines before use. Users take full responsibility for all operations and usage.
Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery
The Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery Charging Hub is designed for use with the Inspire 2 Battery Charger. It charges up to four Intelligent Flight Batteries simultaneously. The battery pair with more stored power will be charged first. The Charging Hub will intelligently charge batteries in sequence according to battery power levels from high to low, if batteries are not paired. Pairing can be carried out using the DJI GO 4 app. The Micro USB port is used for firmware updates.
Connecting to a Power Source
Connect the standard Inspire 2 Battery Charger to a power outlet (100-240V, 50/60Hz), then uncover the rubber cover on the power port to connect the Charging Hub to the Inspire 2 Battery Charger*.
* It will take approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge the Inspire 2 Intelligent Flight Battery, and 3 hours for the remote controller. It will take a longer time to charge the Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller together.
Press the release button and open the corresponding charging port cover. Insert the Intelligent Flight Battery into the charging port to begin charging. The battery pair with more stored power will be charged first. The Charging Hub will intelligently charge batteries in sequence according to battery power levels from high to low, if batteries are not paired. Pairing can be carried out using the DJI GO 4 app. Refer to the “Status LED Description” section for more information about Status LED blinking patterns. The buzzer will begin beeping when charging is complete. Refer to the “Buzzer Beeping Description” for more information about buzzer beeping patterns.
After any of the above mentioned protection issues are resolved, press the 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 the charger in the event of a room temperature error, the charger will resume charging when the temperature falls within the normal range.
- DJI does not take any responsibility for damage caused by third-party chargers.
- How to discharge the Intelligent Flight Battery before transport the batteries for long trip: Fly the aircraft outdoors until there is low battery power left, or until the battery can no longer be turned on.
Updating the Firmware
DJI will release firmware updates when available. Refer to the official DJI website and follow the instructions below to update the firmware.
1. Download the latest firmware update program from the official DJI website.
2. Turn on the Charging Hub, then connect it to a computer using a Micro USB cable.
3. Run the firmware update program. Press the update button and wait for the process to finish.
4. The Charging Hub will automatically restart when the update has been successfully completed.
5. Repeat this process if the firmware update fails for any reason.
Using the Battery
Powering On: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to power on. The Power LED will turn red and the Battery Level Indicators will display the current battery level.
Powering Off: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to power off.
Heating the Battery
Manual Heating: When the battery is powered off, press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to initiate the battery to warm up manually.
The battery will start to warm up when the temperature is below 59℉(15℃)with the LED1&2 and LED3&4 blinking alternatively. The temperature of the battery will stop increasing when it reaches 68℉(20℃).
The temperature of the battery will be between 59°-68℉(15°-20℃)when it is above 59℉(15℃)with the LED1 and LED4 blinking alternatively, lasting for approximately 30 minutes. And then it will be powered off automatically.
Auto Heating: Insert the batteries into the aircraft and power on. When the temperature of the battery is below 59℉(15℃), the battery will warm up automatically, and you may check the LED for current power level.
Low Temperature Notice:
1. The performance of the intelligent Flight Battery is significantly reduced when flying in a low temperature environments (those with air temperatures below 5℃). Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the cell voltage is at 4.35 V before each flight.
2. If the DJI GO 4 app displays the “Critical Low Battery Level Warning” when flying in low temperature environments, stop flying and land the aircraft immediately. You will still be able to control the aircraft’s movement when this warning is triggered.
3. In extremely cold weather, the battery temperature may not high enough for flight even it can warm up. In such cases, take insulation measures if necessary.
4. To ensure optimum performance, keep the Intelligent Flight Battery’s core temperature above 20℃ when in use.
5. Battery insulation paste is available for you to use.
Checking the battery level
The Battery Level Indicators display how much remaining power the battery has. When the battery is powered off, press the Power Button once. The Battery Level Indicators will light up to display the current battery level. See below for details.
Remote Controller Profile
Using the Remote Controller
Powering On And Off The Remote Controller
The Inspire 2 remote controller is powered by a 2S rechargeable battery with a capacity of 6000mAh. The battery level is indicated by the Battery Level LEDs on the front panel. Follow the steps below to power on your remote controller:
1. When powered off, press the Power Button once and the Battery Level LEDs will display the current battery level.
2. Then, press and hold the Power Button to power on the remote controller.
3. The Remote Controller will beep when it powers on. The Status LED will blink green (slave remote controller blinks solid purple) rapidly, indicating that the remote controller is linking to the aircraft. The Status LED will show a solid green light when linking is completed.
4. Repeat step 2 to power off the remote controller after finish using it.Charging Remote Controller
Charge the remote controller via supplied charger.
Controlling the Camera
Shoot videos/photos, and adjust camera settings via the Shutter Button, Record Button, and Camera Set-tings Dial on the remote controller.
 Camera Settings Dial
Turn the dial to adjust camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture without letting go of the remote controller. Press down on the dial to toggle between these settings. Shutter Button
Press to take a photo. If burst mode is activated, multiple photos will be taken with a single press. Video Recoding Button
Press once to start recording video, then press again to stop recording. Gimbal Dial
Control the tilt of the gimbal.
Camera and Gimbal
Featuring M4/3 CMOS sensor, the Zenmuse X5S supports up to 20.80 MP still photo capture. It is capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps CinemaDNG video and Apple ProRes Video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264. The Zenmuse X5S is built using the M4/3 interchangeable lens standard. A variety of shooting modes, including single shooting, burst shooting and interval shooting, provide more options of capture. Burst and AEB is available, with up to 14 stills.
When the DJI CINESSD is in use, the Zenmuse X5S is able to record lossless videos with a bitrate of 5.2 Gbps in the CinemaDNG format or capture DNG stills at 20fps continuously.
When mounted on the Inspire 2, the 3-axis gimbal provides a stable platform for the camera to get clear shots even during rapid maneuvering. The gimbal tilts the camera across a -130° to +40° pitch angle and pans ± 320° in both directions. Live HD video from the camera is streamed to the DJI GO 4 app.
Camera Micro SD Card Slot
To store your photos and videos, plug in the Micro SD card into the slot shown below before powering on the Inspire 2. The Inspire 2 comes with a 16GB Micro SD card and supports up to a 128GB Micro SD card. A UHS-3 type Micro SD card is recommended, because the fast read and write capability of these cards enables you to store high-resolution video data.
Power on the Inspire 2 and then connect a USB cable to the USB port to download photos or videos from the Inspire 2 to your computer.
Use the Shutter and Record button on the remote controller to shoot the images or the videos. For more information about how to use these buttons, refer to “Controlling Camera”.
DJI GO 4 app
Use the DJI GO 4 app to shoot the images or the videos. For more information, refer to “Zenmuse X5S User Manual”.
The 3-axis Gimbal provides a steady platform for the attached camera, allowing you to capture stabilized images and video.
Using DJI GO 4 App to Control Gimbal
Follow the steps below to use DJI GO 4 app to control the gimbal orientation:
1. Launch DJI GO 4 app, enter camera page.
2. Tap and press on the screen until a blue circle is shown.
3. Slide to control the gimbal orientation within the “Camera” page as shown below.
Gimbal Operation Modes
Three Gimbal operation modes are available. Switch between the different operation modes on the Camera page of the DJI GO 4 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: