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Read Before the First Flight
Read the following documents before using the PHANTOM 4 Advanced / Advanced+:
1. In the Box
2. Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ User Manual
3. Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced + Quick Start Guide
4. Phantom 4 Series Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines
5. Phantom 4 Series Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines
We recommend that you watch all tutorial videos on the official DJI website and read the Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines before you fly. Prepare for your first flight by reviewing the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ Quick Start Guide and refer to the User Manual for more details
Product Profile & Features Highlights
The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ is an extremely smart flying camera able to intelligently avoid obstacles during flight. Its brand new camera offers unprecedentedly image quality for the Phantom, with greater clarity, lower noise, higher resolution photos and videos.
Upgraded TapFly and ActiveTrack commands in the DJI GO 4 app, the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ flies anywhere visible on-screen with a tap and tracks moving subjects effortlessly.
Camera and Gimbal: The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+, shoots at 4K at up to 60 frames per sec- ond and captures 20 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever thanks to the new 1-inch CMOS sensor. Its mechanical shutter and auto focus create an even better aerial shooting experience.
Flight Controller: The flight controller has been updated to provide a safer, more reliable flight experience. A new flight recorder stores critical data from each flight. A system of visual sensors enhance hovering precision when flying 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 en- hanced version of DJI LIGHTBRIDGE
Remote Controller: The Phantom 4 Advanced+ remote controller includes a 5.5 inch high luminance monitor with integrated DJI GO for full control. Intelligent Flight Battery: The new 5870 mAh DJI Intelligent Flight Battery features upgraded battery cells and an advanced power management system to provide up to 30 minutes* of flight.
Installing the Aircraft
Preparing the Aircraft
1. Remove the gimbal clamp from the camera as shown below:
*At sea level in calm environments when flying in ATTI mode, The flight time will vary due to different flight patterns, weather conditions and altitudes.
- Make sure that you hear a click sound indicates the battery is firmly installed. Failure to do so may affect the flight safety of your aircraft.
Preparing the Remote Controller
Remote Controller Diagram
Flight Status Indicator
Aircraft Status Indicator Description
Return-to-Home (RTH) function brings the aircraft back to the last recorded Home Point. There are three types of RTH: Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH. This section describes these three scenarios in detail.
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:
The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ automatically scans and attempts to match the terrain features underneath during Return to Home. When current terrain matches home point terrain, the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ will start landing immediately to achieve precision landing. The DJI GO 4 app will show a terrain feature mismatch prompt if matching fails.
Failsafe Safety Notices
Obstacle Avoidance During RTH
Landing Protection Function
With the TapFly feature, users can now tap on the mobile device screen to fly 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 aircraft is in P-mode, then follow the steps below to use TapFly:
ActiveTrack allows you to mark and track a moving object on your mobile device screen. The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles in its flight path. No external tracking device is required. The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ can automatically identify and trace people, bikes and other vehicles, and use different tracking strategies for each.
Ensure the aircraft is in P-mode, then follow the steps below to use ActiveTrack:
Using Draw, the aircraft will fly along the flight path drawn on-screen. As it flies it will automatically brake and hover when it sees obstacles provided that the lighting is appropriate – no darker than 300 lux nor brighter than 10,000 lux.
Ensure the aircraft is in P-mode, then follow the steps below to use Draw:
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, flight speed will increase and the aircraft cannot hover in place. Use Tripod Mode carefully.
Terrain Follow Mode
It is important that you only fly in conditions where the Vision Position System can function correctly; otherwise the Terrain Follow Mode will not work.
- Quick calibration is quick fix to vision sensor issues. Connecting the aircraft to a computer to carry out a full calibration using DJI Assistant 2 is recommended when possible. Only calibrate when lighting conditions are adequate and on textured surfaces i.e. grass.
- Do not calibrate the aircraft on highly reflective surfaces such as Marble or ceramics.
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
Use only DJI approved propellers with your Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+. The silver and black ring on the propeller indicate where they should be attached and in which direction whey should spin.
- 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 5870 mAh, a voltage of 15.2 V, and a smart charge/ discharge functionality. It should only be charged using an appropriate DJI approved charger.
- Refer to Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines before use. Users take full responsibility for all operations and usage.
Using the Battery
- In cold environments, insert the battery into the battery compartment and turn on the aircraft for approximately 1-2 minutes to warm up before taking off.
- Always turn off the battery before inserting it or removing it from the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+. Never insert or remove a battery when it is turned on.
Remote Controller Profile
Using the Remote Controller
Turning the Remote Controller On and Off
The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ 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.
Remote Controller Status LED
Linking the Remote Controller
Camera and Gimbal
The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ camera uses 1-inch CMOS sensor to capture video (up to 4096×2160p at 60fps) and 20 megapixel stills. Videos can be stored in either MOV or MP4 formats. 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 GO 4 app. The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ supports the capture of 4K at 60fps. Both H.265 and H.264 are supported, with a maximum video bitrate of 100 Mbps. The 20 megapixel photos taken by Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ is the result of the application of advanced image processing technique. A variety of shooting modes deliver a better shooting experience. A mechanical shutter with a 1/2000 max speed eliminates rolling shutter distortion when capturing stills of fast moving objects.
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 4 Advanced / Advanced+. The Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ comes with a 16 GB Micro SD card and supports Micro SD cards up to 128 GB. A UHS-1 and above Micro SD card is recommended due to their fast read and write speeds that support high-resolution video data.
- Do not remove the Micro SD card from the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ when it is shooting.
- To ensure the stability of the camera system, single video recordings are capped at 30 minutes
- The aircraft must be turned on before attempting to access the files on the Micro SD card.