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Read Before the First Flight
Read the following documents before using the PHANTOM 4 Pro / Pro+:
1. In the Box
2. Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ User Manual
3. Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ Quick Start Guide
4. Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ 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 before you fly. Prepare for your first flight by reviewing the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ Quick Start Guide and refer to the User Manual for more details.
Product Profile & Features Highlights
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ is an extremely smart flying camera with five-directions of obstacle sens-ing made up of vision and infrared sensors, making it 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. Dual frequency support in the remote controller makes the HD video downlink more efficient and more stable.
Upgraded Tapfly and ActiveTrack commands in the DJI GO 4 app, the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ flies anywhere visible on-screen with a tap and tracks moving subjects effortlessly.
Camera and Gimbal: The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+, shoots at 4K at up to 60 frames per second 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. Support of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ensures a more reliable con-nection in environments with more interference.
Remote Controller: The Phantom 4 Pro+ 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.
2. Attaching the Propellers
Mount the propellers with black propeller rings to the motors with black dots. Mount the propellers with sliver propeller rings to the motors without black dots. Press the propeller down onto the mounting plate and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured.
- 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
Tilt the mobile device holder or the display device on the remote controller to the desired position, then adjust the antennas so they are facing outward. If using the Phantom 4 Pro, follow the steps below to secure tablet or mobile device to the mobile device holder.
1. Press the button on the top right side of the mobile device holder to release the clamp, then adjust the clamp to fit the size of your mobile device.
2. Secure your mobile device in the clamp by pressing down, and connect your mobile device to the remote controller using a USB cable.
3. Plug one end of the cable into the mobile device, and the other end into the USB port on the back of the remote controller.
Remote Controller Diagram
The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ flight controller features several important upgrades. 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.
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 sufficient. 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 fly left and right during RTH while the Forward Vision System is enabled.
The Forward Vision System allows the aircraft to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. 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 aircraft will plan its return route and retrace its original flight route home. The aircraft will hover for 10 seconds at its current location. When it regains signal connection it will wait for pilot commands. The Return-to-Home process may be interrupted and the pilot given control of the aircraft if the remote controller signal connection is re-established.
Use the RTH button on the remote controller or tap the RTH button in the DJI GO 4 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. Use the remote controller to control the aircraft’s speed or altitude to avoid a collision during the Smart RTH process. As the aircraft returns, it will use the primary camera to identify obstacles as far as 300m in front, allowing it to plan a safe route home. 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 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 Pro / Pro+ automatically scans and attempts to match the terrain features underneath during Return to Home. When current terrain matches home point terrain, the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ will start landing immediately to achieve precision landing. The DJI GO 4 app will show a terrain feature mismatch prompt if matching fails.
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 flying to the Home Point at the current altitude.
Landing Protection Function
Landing Protection will activate during auto landing.
1. Landing Protection determines whether the ground is suitable for landing. If so, the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ will land gently.
2. If Landing Protection determines that the ground is not suitable for landing, the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ will hover and wait for pilot confirmation. The aircraft will hover if it detects the ground is not appropriate for landing even with a critically low battery warning. Only when the battery level decreases to 0% will the aircraft land. Users retain control of aircraft flight orientation.
3. If Landing Protection is inactive, the DJI GO 4 app will display a landing prompt when the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ descends below 0.3 meters. Tap to confirm or pull down the control stick for 2 seconds to
land when the environment is appropriate for landing.Landing Protection will activate during auto landing.
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:
1. Take off and ensure the aircraft is flying at least 6 feet (2 meters) above the ground
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 flying or begin manual flight.
Use the following methods to exit ActiveTrack:
1. Tap the “STOP” button on the screen.
2. Press the Intelligent Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
After exiting ActiveTrack, the aircraft will hover in place, at which point you may choose to fly manually, track another subject, or return to home.
Using Draw, the aircraft will fly along the flight path drawn on-screen. As it flies it will automaticallynbrake 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:
1. Take off and hover at least 6 feet (2 meters) above the ground.
3. Draw a line on the screen to create a path. Tap and the aircraft will fly along the path
After confirming the flight path, the aircraft will fly along the path on-screen. Note: Control sticks can be used to control aircraft movement during the flight
The aircraft will automatically adjust its speed when it senses an obstacle in front or if it is flying too close to the ground. However, this feature should not be relied upon for navigation between obstacles. Failsafe procedures will override Draw. If the GPS signal weakens, the aircraft will exit autonomous flight and return to home.
Use the following methods to exit Draw:
1. Tap the “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.
In Gesture Mode, the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+’s Vision System recognizes gestures, allowing it to follow and capture selfies without a phone or a controller. Follow the steps below to use Gesture Mode :
Tap the icon in the DJI GO 4 app to enable Tripod Mode. In Tripod Mode, the maximum flight speed is limited to 5.6 mph (9 kph) and the braking distance is reduced to 6.6 ft (2 m). Responsiveness to stick movements is also reduced for smoother more controlled 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, flight speed will increase and the aircraft cannot hover in place. Use Tripod Mode carefully.
Terrain Follow Mode
The Downward Vision System is utilized in Terrain Follow Mode to maintain a height above ground between 1 and 10 meters. This mode is designed for use on grassland sloped at no more than 20°. Enable the Terrain Follow Mode by tapping the Intelligent Flight Mode icon in the DJI GO 4 app. When this mode is enabled, the aircraft’s current height will be recorded. The aircraft will maintain the recorded height during flight and ascend when the slope rises. However, the aircraft will not descend in downward slopes.
- 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.
Vision System and Infrared Sensing System
The main components of the Vision System are located on the front, rear and bottom of the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+, including    three 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 hovering indoors or in environments where a GPS signal is not available. The Vision System constantly scans for obstacles, allowing the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ to avoid them by going over, around, or hovering. The Infrared Sensing System consists  of two 3D infrared modules on both sides of the aircraft. These scan for obstacles on both sides of the aircraft and is active in certain flight modes.
The detection range of the Vision System and Infrared Sensing System are depicted as follow. Note that the aircraft cannot sense and avoid the obstacles that are not within the detection range.
- In P-mode, both the forward and the rear Vision Systems work if the speed is within 13mph (22kph). At higher speeds, only the vision system facing the direction of travel is active.
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 TM 2 or the DJI GO 4 app. Follow the steps below to calibrate the camera.
Use quick calibration when the DJI GO 4 app notify that vision sensor calibration is required. Tap through “Aircraft Status” -> “Vision Sensors” to start quick calibration.
- 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.
Using Vision Positioning
Vision Positioning is activated automatically when the aircraft 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 System, the aircraft 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 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 in – dicates the Vision Positioning 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.
Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. This includes flight telemetry, aircraft status information, and other parameters. To access this data, connect the aircraft to the PC through the Micro USB port and launch the DJI 2.
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
Use only DJI approved propellers with your Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+. The grey and black ring on the propeller indicate where they should be attached and in which direction whey should spin.
Attaching the Propellers
1. Be sure to remove the warning stickers from the motors before attaching the propellers.
2. Mount the propellers with black propeller rings to the motors with black dots. Mount the propellers with sliver propeller rings to the motors without black dots. Press the propeller down onto the mounting plate and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured in its position.
Detaching the Propellers
Press the propellers down into the motor mount and rotate in the unlock direction.
- 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.
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions
- Battery Level Display: The LED indicators display the current battery level.
- 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 GO 4 app.
- Balanced Charging: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
- Overcharge Protection: Charging automatically stops when the battery is fully charged.
- Temperature Detection: The battery will only charge when the temperature is between 5°C (41°F) and 40°C (104°F).
- Over Current Protection: The battery stops charging when a high amperage (more than 8 A) is detected.
- Over Discharge Protection: To prevent over-discharge damage, discharging automatically stops when the battery voltage reaches 12 V.
- Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
- Battery Cell Damage Protection: The DJI GO 4 app displays a warning message when a damaged battery cell is detected.
- Sleep Mode: To save power, the battery enter sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity.
- Communication: Information pertaining to the battery’s voltage, capacity, current, etc. is transmitted to the aircraft’s main controller
Using the Battery
Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn on. The Power LED will turn green and the Battery Level Indicators will display the current battery
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.
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.
Low Temperature Notice:
- Battery capacity is significantly reduced when flying in low temperature (< 0°C) environments.
- 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.
- End the flight as soon as the DJI GO 4 app displays the “Low Battery Level Warning” in low temperature environments.
- Keep the battery indoors to warm it before flying in low temperature environments.
- To ensure optimal performance of the battery, keep the battery temperature above 20°C.
- The charger will stop charging the battery if the battery cell’s temperature is not within the operating range (0°C ~ 40°C ).
Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery
- Connect the Battery Charger to a power source (100-240 V 50/60 Hz).
- Connect the Intelligent Flight Battery to the Battery Charger to start charging. If the battery level is above 95%, turn on the battery before charging.
- The Battery Level Indicator will display the current battery level as it is charging.
- The Intelligent Flight Battery is fully charged when the Battery Level Indicators are all off.
- Air-cool the Intelligent Flight Battery after each flight. Allow its temperature to drop to room temperature before storing it for an extended period
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.
Remote Controller Profile
The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ remote controller is a multi-function wireless communication device that integrates a dual frequency video downlink system and the aircraft remote control system. The 5.8 GHz video downlink is recommended for urban areas to resist interference, 2.4 GHz is good for long transmission distances in open areas. The remote controller features a number of camera control functions, including photo/video capture as well as gimbal control. The battery level is displayed via LED indicators on the front panel of the remote controller
Using the Remote Controller
Turning the Remote Controller On and Off
The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ 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:
- When the remote controller is turned off, press the Power Button once. The Battery Level LEDs will display the current battery level.
- Press and hold the Power Button to turn on the remote controller.
- 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
- 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/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
The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ 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 Pro / Pro+ 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 Pro / Pro+ 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 Pro / Pro+. The Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ 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.
Camera Data Port (Micro USB)
Turn on the Phantom 4 Pro / Pro+ and connect a USB cable to the Camera Data Port to download photos and videos to a computer. The camera Micro SD card cannot be read when DJI Assistant 2 is being used.
Use the Shutter and Record buttons on the remote controller to shoot the photos or videos through the DJI GO 4 app.
Camera Status LED Indicator Descriptions
The Camera LED Indicator lights up after the flight battery is powered on. It provides information on the working status of the camera.
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 camera settings 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