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How to Turn My Drone On / Off? (and Remote Controller)

By: Author Elizabeth Ciobanu

Posted on Last updated: October 28, 2021

How to Turn My Drone On / Off? (and Remote Controller)

When you’re a complete newbie to this whole drone thing, the simplest step of getting your drone to turn on or turn off can turn out to be embarrassingly and needlessly troublesome. Don’t let anyone’s snarky comments (online or in your real life) get you down. Instead, let us walk you through any trouble you might be having in getting your drone or controller to turn on or off. Then you can get on to the business of flying the drone . After all, everyone has to start somewhere, right?

I’m going to walk through the process of how to turn on and off your drone and controller for a whole bunch of models of drones including the most popular DJI drones, and several other popular manufacturers, so feel free to jump to the section that relates to you and your drone. Here we go!

DJI Mavic Mini ( ON or OFF ) DJI Mini 2 DJI Mavic Air 2 DJI Air 2S DJI Mavic Pro DJI Mavic 2 Pro DJI FPV drone DJI Phantom 3 DJI Phantom 4 Tello Parrot Holy Stone

NOTE : Never turn off your controller while your drone is in flight. This can cause issues with pairing and configurations at the very least, and at worst can result in a flyaway or crash.

How to turn ON a DJI Mavic Mini and Mini 2 (and controller)

With most drones, including DJI drones, It’s generally recommended to turn on the controller first, before turning on the drone. It’s not an absolute, but I like to know I’m going to have control of the drone from the moment it powers up. 

To turn on the controller for the Mavic Mini or Mini 2, press, then press and hold the power button located on the top right corner of the controller . The first press will indicate the battery level, and the second press and hold will power up the controller, ready for use. 

To turn on your Mavic Mini or Mini 2, press, then press and hold the power button located on the bottom of the drone . Just like with the controller, the first press will indicate the battery level, and the second press and hold will power up the drone. 

Before your first flight, keep in mind that you will need to fully charge the batteries for both the drone and the controller, and activate the drone. 

How to activate your new Mini 

To activate your drone when you first open it, follow these steps:

  • Fully charge the drone and controller batteries.
  • Download the DJI FLY app to your smartphone. 
  • Make sure your phone has an internet connection, and connect your phone to the remote controller.
  • Turn on your controller (see above).
  • Turn on your DJI Mini or Mini 2 (see above).
  • Open the DJI FLY app.
  • Follow all of the setup procedures as you are prompted on the app. 
  • Now you’re ready for your first flight!

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How to turn OFF your DJI Mavic Mini or Mini 2 (and controller)

To turn off your DJI Mini or Mini 2 drone, press, then press and hold the power button located on the bottom of the drone. The first press will indicate battery level, and the second press and hold will power down the drone. 

After your drone has successfully powered down, you can turn off the controller. To turn off your Mini or Mini 2 controller, press, then press and hold the power button located on the top right corner of the controller. The first press will indicate battery level, while the second press and hold will power down the controller. 

We’ve covered in-depth how to turn off several DJI drone models, including the Mavic Mini, the Mini 2, the Mavic 2 Pro, the Mavic Air, and the Mavic Air 2. For a more detailed discussion on how to power down each of these drones, check out our article over here .

How to turn ON a DJI Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S (and controller)

Just like with other drone models, the best power-on sequence is to power on the remote first, and then turn on the Mavic Air 2 or the Air 2S itself. It’s also a good idea to connect your phone and launch your DJI FLY app before starting up your drone. 

To turn on your Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S controller, press once, then press and hold down the power button located in the middle of the controller, slightly offset to the right. You will see the battery LED indicator lights flash, showing you that the controller has powered on. 

Once your controller and app are up and running, you can now power on your Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S. To turn on your Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S, press, then press and hold the power button located on the top center of the drone (on the battery). The first press will show you the battery charge level, and the second press and hold will power on the drone. 

How to activate your new Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S 

To activate your drone when you first open it, before your first flight, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your DJI Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S (see above).

How to turn OFF a DJI Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S (and controller)

To turn off your Dji Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S, press once, then press and hold the power button located on the top center of the drone (on the battery). The first press will show you the battery power level remaining, and the second press and hold of several seconds will power down the drone.

After your drone is safely turned off, you can power down your remote controller. To turn off the controller, press, then press and hold the power button located on the front face of the controller. The first quick press shows the controller battery level, and the second press and hold turns it off. 

For a more detailed discussion on how to turn off your Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S, check out our article over here .

How to turn ON a DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro (and controller)

To turn on your Mavic Pro controller, find the power button located on the top right corner of the controller. Do a quick press, then a press and hold until you hear a beeping sound indicating that the controller is powering up . The first quick press will show the battery level of the controller, and the second press and hold power up the controller. 

Once you’ve turned on your controller, and preferably with your phone attached and DJI GO4 app launched, you are ready to turn on your Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro. To turn on the Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro drone, press once, then press and hold the power button located on the top of the drone (on the battery). You will see the LED lights on the drone flashing to indicate that it has successfully powered on. 

How to activate your new Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro 

  • Download the DJI GO4 app to your smartphone. 
  • Turn on your DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro (see above).
  • Open the DJI GO4 app.

How to turn OFF a DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro (and controller)

To turn off your DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro drone, quick press, then press and hold the power button located on the top of the drone. The first press will light up the LEDs on the battery showing you the remaining power level, while the second press and hold will power down the drone. Hold the button down until the LEDs have all gone dark, indicating that the drone is off. 

Once your drone has successfully powered off, you can now shut down the controller. To turn off your Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro controller, simply press, then press and hold the power button on the top right corner of the controller. On the second press and hold, hold the button down until you hear beeping sounds indicating that the controller has shut down. 

For a more detailed discussion on how to turn off your Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro, check out our article over here . 

How to turn ON a DJI FPV drone (and controller, motion controller, and goggles)

With the DJI FPV drone, just like with all DJI drones, it’s best practice to start the controller first, then power on the drone. You should also connect your phone and launch your DJI FLY app before starting up your drone. 

To turn on your DJI FPV controller, quick press, then press and hold down the power button located in the middle of the controller, slightly offset to the right. You will see the battery LED indicator lights flash, showing you that the controller has powered on. 

Motion Controller 

If you have also purchased the motion controller to be able to control the DJI FPV with simple hand motions, you may be wondering how to power on the motion controller. To turn on the motion controller, find the power button located at the top of the device on the right side. Then press once, then press and hold down the button until the unit powers on.  

FPV Goggles

The most thrilling part of flying the DJI FPV drone of course is getting that FPV view through the goggles that come with the drone. To turn on the FPV goggles, first plug in the goggles to the goggles’ battery using the cable included. Then press once, then press and hold down the power button located on the battery.  

FPV Drone 

Once your controller and app are up and running, you can now power on your Mavic Air 2 or Air 2S. To turn on your DJI FPV drone press, then press and hold the power button located on the back end of the drone. The first press will show you the battery charge level, and the second press and hold will power on the drone. 

How to turn OFF a DJI FPV drone (and controller)

To turn off your DJI FPV drone, press once, then press and hold down the power button on the back of the drone. You should see the LED lights shut off, indicating that the drone has successfully powered down. 

Once your drone has shut down, you can turn off your controller and/or motion controller and goggles. To turn off your controller or motion controller, simply find the power button, then do a quick press, then press and hold down the power button until you hear beeping sounds that tell you the controller has powered down. 

To turn off the FPV goggles, first turn off the battery by pressing, then pressing and holding the power button. After the goggles’ battery is powered down, you can safely unplug the battery from the goggles. 

How to turn ON a DJI Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 (and controller)

The Phantom 4 and the Phantom 4 drones turn on in much the same way as other DJI drones. And as with the other models as well, I recommend first turning on the controller before powering up the drone itself. Also, have the DJI GO app (for Phantom 3) or DJI GO4 app (for Phantom 4) up and running on your phone before turning on the drone. 

To turn on your Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 controller, press once, then press and hold down the power button located on the front of the controller. You will hear a beeping sound, and see flashing LEDs to show that the controller is trying to link to the drone. 

To turn on your Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 drone, first find the power button, which is located on the back of the drone (on the battery). Then do a quick press, then press and hold the power button until you hear beeping sounds indicating that the drone has powered on. 

Once the drone and controller have successfully powered on and connected, all the LEDs on the drone and controller should show solid green. 

How to turn OFF a DJI Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 (and controller)

To turn off your DJI Phantom or Phantom 4 drone, simply press once, then press and hold down the power button on the back of the drone (on the battery). You will hear beeping sounds, then all the LED lights will go off, indicating that the power down sequence has been successful. 

Once your drone has powered down, you can now switch off the controller. To turn off your Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 controller, press once, then press and hold down the power button on the front of the controller until you see all the LEDs turn off.  

» MORE: Which Controller App Do I Need for My DJI Drone

How to turn ON a Tello drone 

To turn on your Tello drone, press the power button located on the right-hand side of the drone, about halfway down the length of the body. If you seem to be having trouble powering on the drone, the first thing to do is make sure the drone battery is fully charged. 

Before you can fly the drone, you will need to connect to the Tello controller app on your smartphone. To do this, first download and launch the app, then open your phone’s settings to connect to the drone’s wifi network, TELLO-XXXXXX. Go back to the app, and if you can see the live camera view on your screen, the connection has been successful, and you are ready to fly.

If you haven’t flown it in a while, the battery may have run down on its own and will need to be charged again. 

If you continue to have problems with the battery or with the drone turning on, you most likely need to perform a firmware update. To do this, try this hack:

  • With a fully charged battery out of the drone, press and hold the power button.
  • With the power button still held down, connect the battery to the charger.
  • Still holding the power button down, insert the battery into the drone. 
  • When the green LED stops flashing, release the power button. 
  • When you see a flashing red LED, connect the drone to your phone and perform a firmware update.

Hopefully, this will resolve any issues with the Tello drone failing to turn on as it should. 

How to turn OFF a Tello drone 

To turn off your Tello drone, simply press and release the power button, which is the same button you used to turn the drone on. Make sure that the motors and propellers have come to a complete stop before trying to turn off the Tello drone. I also recommend always turning off the drone before closing out the controller app, as you want to remain in control as long as the drone is “live”. 

To make sure you have the smoothest landing possible before shutting down your drone, I recommend using the automatic landing button rather than just bringing the drone down to land with the joystick. 

Also, for the sake of your battery health (and your drone’s well-being), don’t let the battery run down to zero while you’re in flight. Land your drone on the first low-battery warning to make sure you don’t crash land, and to keep your battery charge from draining all the way down. 

» MORE: LiPo Batteries for Drones (Everything You Need to Know)

How to turn ON my Parrot Drone (and controller)

For Parrot drones, as with most drones, the recommended power-on sequence should be as follows:

  • Turn on the controller.
  • Attach phone or tablet and launch the flight app.
  • Power on the drone.
  • Complete calibration and updates as necessary.

Some users argue for a different power-on sequence, and many will turn on the drone first. However, I recommend turning the controller on first, as you always want to be able to control the drone from the minute it powers up.

Parrot Anafi

To turn on your Parrot Anafi drone, you simply need to locate and press, then press and hold the power button on the drone. The power button is located on the top of the drone battery (which is also on top of the drone when the battery is installed), and a short tap followed by a press and hold for 3 seconds will turn the drone on.  

If you are using a Parrot Skycontroller 3, to power on the controller simply release and unfold the phone mount, and the controller will power on. Then you can attach your smartphone or tablet and get the setup process completed, ready for your flight. 

Some users have reported issues with the Skycontroller 3 not turning on as it should when opened. In most cases, this is due to a faulty battery, in which case you should contact the manufacturer for a replacement. 

How to hard reset your Anafi

If you’re having trouble with your Parrot Anafi and you feel that a hard reset of either the drone or the controller is required, here’s how you can do this: 

  • Make sure you have a compatible microSD card installed in the Anafi. 
  • Power on the drone and allow it to calibrate the gimbal.
  • Press and hold the power button for at least 8 seconds until you see all 4 battery LEDs lit up in red. 
  • Release the power button. 
  • At this point, the drone momentarily turns off, then automatically reboots. 

If you’re having trouble with your battery and you need to hard reset your Anafi drone smart battery (which Parrot recommends you do periodically, or whenever the battery is performing erratically), here’s what you need to do:

  • Plug in the smart battery to a power source.
  • Press and hold the power button on the battery for 15 seconds.
  • Release the power button.
  • At this point, you will see the LEDs on the battery flash in green, then red, then back to blinking in green, showing that the reset was successful. 

Parrot Bebop 2

To power on your Parrot Bebop 2, locate and press the power button located at the back of the drone. A short press or quick tap and release will turn the drone on (no need to press and hold) . You will hear some beeping sounds, and see the power button flashing for a minute or two while the drone initializes. I recommend first powering on the controller and launching your flight app before turning on the drone. 

The Parrot Bebop 2 can be controlled solely through the use of the Freeflight app on a smartphone or tablet, so there is no controller to power on or off. One less thing to worry about!

How to turn OFF my Parrot Drone (and controller)

To turn off your Parrot Anafi, simply press once with a short tap and release the power button on top of the drone battery. There’s no need to press and hold, as you may be used to if you’ve been flying DJI drones. The power button for the drone is actually the power button on the battery, but when the battery is installed on the drone, it functions as the drone power on/off button. 

To power off the controller, which should be done after the drone is safely turned off, simply detach the smartphone or tablet from the mount, and close the mount arm . The controller should turn off when the mount arm is closed. If it seems to be stuck on and won’t turn off when you close the arm mount, you can try resetting the controller or removing the battery. If the problem persists, contact the manufacturer.

To turn off your Parrot Bebop 2, press once and release on the power button located at the back of the drone. The drone should power off immediately. 

If you need to reset your Parrot Bebop 2 to factory settings, here are the steps to follow:

  • Power on the drone by tapping the power button on the back of the drone.
  • After the drone finishes initializing, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Allow the drone to shut down, reboot, and initialize again. This should take about 1 minute.  
  • Your drone will now be reset to its default factory settings. 

How to turn ON my Holy Stone drone (and controller)

To turn on a Holy Stone drone, you simply need to locate and press the power button on the drone. A one-touch press is what we’re talking about here – no need to press and hold. The location of the power switch on the drone will vary slightly by model. It may be located on the top of the drone (as on the HS720), or near the battery port. 

In some of the lower-end, toy-type models (such as the HS210), there may not be a power button on the drone at all, but the drone will simply power on when the battery is connected. 

To power on a Holy Stone controller, locate and press or toggle the power button or switch on the controller. On the HS720, to turn on the remote, you need to simultaneously press the lock button on the left side of the remote while toggling the power button on the right side. 

You can see how this is done in this video (start at around the 1:50 mark).

For many other Holy Stone models, the on/off switch on the controller is a simple button or toggle switch located at the base of the controller. 

The power-on sequence for Holy Stone drones should be as follows:

  • Turn on the drone. 
  • Connect your smartphone to the drone’s wifi settings.
  • Open the Holy Stone controller app on your phone.

If you’re having trouble with this, check out our article to read more about how to connect your Holy Stone drone to your phone . 

How to turn OFF my Holy Stone drone (and controller)

To turn off your Holy Stone HS 720 drone, you need to press the power button on the drone with a long press (about 3-5 seconds) . A short, simple tap turns the drone on, and a longer press will power down the drone. If you are having trouble with the drone not powering down, you can always remove the battery by releasing the battery lock and sliding the battery out. 

For other models of Holy Stone drones such as the HS210, you need to disconnect the battery to power the drone off. To do this, disconnect the wire cable end of the battery from the port on the drone, and the drone will turn off. 

To turn off your Holy Stone remote controller, on the HS720 you will need to press the lock button and simultaneously slide the power switch located below the right joystick. 

You may have trouble powering down the controller if the drone is still on, so always turn off the drone first, before turning off the controller. 

On the HS210, to power off the controller simply slide the power toggle switch located at the bottom of the controller unit. This should successfully turn off your remote controller, but if you’re not sure it has turned off, you can remove the batteries to make sure the unit is fully off. 

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Table of Contents

  • Troubleshooting
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  • Video Tutorials
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Product Profile

  • Introduction
  • Feature Highlights
  • Preparing the Aircraft
  • Aircraft Diagram
  • Remote Controller Diagram
  • Flight Controller
  • Flight Mode
  • Flight Status Indicator
  • Return-To-Home (RTH)
  • Low Battery RTH
  • Failsafe RTH
  • Vision Positioning System
  • Flight Recorder
  • Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
  • DJI Intelligent Flight Battery

Remote Controller

  • Remote Controller Profile
  • Using the Remote Controller
  • Remote Controller Status LED
  • Linking the Remote Controller
  • Remote Controller Compliance Version

Camera and Gimbal

  • Camera Profile

DJI Pilot App

  • Flight Environment Requirements
  • Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones
  • Preflight Checklist
  • Calibrating the Compass
  • Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
  • Flight Test
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)

  • Specifications
  • Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
  • FCC Compliance

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  • Page 1 PHANTOM 3 PROFESSIONAL User Manual V1.0 2015.05...

Page 2: Read Before The First Flight

Page 3: table of contents.

  • Page 4 Discovery Flight Flight Environment Requirements Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones Preflight Checklist Calibrating the Compass Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing Flight Test Starting/Stopping the Motors Troubleshooting (FAQ) Appendix Specifications Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) FCC Compliance © 2015 DJI. All Rights Reserved.

Page 5: Product Profile

Page 6: introduction, page 7: preparing the aircraft, page 8: aircraft diagram.

  • Page 9 [9] Camera Settings Dial Turn the dial to adjust camera settings. [14] (Only functions when the remote controller is [10] [13] connected to a mobile device running the DJI Pilot app. ) [11] [12] [10] Playback Button Playback the captured images or videos.

Page 10: Aircraft

Page 11: flight controller, page 12: return-to-home (rth), page 13: low battery rth, page 14: failsafe rth.

  • Page 15 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Using Vision Positioning Vision Positioning is activated automatically when the Phantom 3 Professional 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 Positioning system, the Phantom 3 Professional can hover precisely even without GPS.

Page 16: Flight Recorder

Page 17: dji intelligent flight battery.

  • Page 18 Battery voltage should reach the appropriate level when operating environment with temperatures between -10°C and 5°C. 3. End the flight as soon as the DJI Pilot app displays the “Low Battery Level Warning” in low temperature environments. 4. Keep the battery indoors to warm it before flying in low temperature environments.
  • Page 19 20%~30% below 20% When battery life reaches 0%, it can no longer be used. For more information about the battery, launch the DJI Pilot app and check the information that is listed under the battery tab. © 2015 DJI. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 20 Do not charge the Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller with standard charger at the same time, otherwise the charger may overheat. Always turn off the battery before inserting it or removing it from the Phantom 3 Professional. Never insert or remove a battery when it is turned on.
  • Page 21 Launch the DJI Pilot app to check battery levels. Rapid : Fly the Phantom 3 Professional outdoors until there is less than 8% of power left, or until the battery can no longer be turned on.

Page 22: Remote Controller

Page 23: remote controller profile.

  • Page 24 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Power Outlet Charger Power Button Controlling the Camera Shoot videos/pictures, view recorded images, and adjust camera settings via the Shutter Button, Camera Settings Dial, Playback Button, and Video Recording Button on the remote controller. [1] Camera Settings Dial Turn the dial to adjust camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture without letting go of the remote controller.
  • Page 25 Moving the right stick control left and right changes the aircraft’s left and right pitch. Push left to fly left and right to fly right. The Phantom 3 Professional will hover in place if the stick is centered. Gimbal Dial: Turn the dial to the right, and the camera will shift to point upwards.
  • Page 26 IOC, refer to the IOC section in the Appendix. By default, the Flight Mode Switch is locked to P-mode. To unlock other flight modes, launch the DJI Pilot app, enter the “Camera” page, and tap “Mode”, then activate “Multiple Flight Mode”.

Page 27: Remote Controller Status Led

Page 28: linking the remote controller, page 29: remote controller compliance version, page 30: camera and gimbal, page 31: camera profile, page 32: gimbal.

  • Page 33 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Anti-Drop Kit The anti-drop kit helps keep the gimbal and camera connected to the aircraft. Two pins have been mounted prior to shipping. If new or additional pins are required, see the diagram below. Press Part ①...

Page 34: Dji Pilot App

Page 35: camera.

  • Page 36 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual [1] Flight Mode : The text next to this icon indicates the current flight mode. Tap to configure the MC (Main Controller) Settings. These settings allow you to modify flight limits, perform compass calibration, and set the gain values.
  • Page 37 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Record : Tap once to start recording video, then tap again to stop recording. You can also press the Video Recording Button on the remote controller, which has the same function. Playback : Tap to enter playback page. You can preview photos and videos as soon as they are captured.

Page 38: Director

Page 39: flight, page 40: flight environment requirements.

  • Page 41 No-Fly Zones All No-Fly Zones are listed on the DJI official website at http://flysafe.dji.com/no-fly. No-Fly Zones are divided into Airports and Restricted Areas. Airports include major airports and flying field where manned aircraft operate at low altitudes. Restricted Areas include border lines between countries or sensitive institute.
  • Page 42 The value of R varies on the definition of the restricted areas. (3) A “warning zone” has been set around the Restricted Area. When the aircraft approaches within 0.6 miles (1 km) of this zone, a warning message will prompt from the DJI Pilot app. 100m 100m ©...
  • Page 43 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual GPS Signal Strong Blinking Green Aircraft Zone Restriction DJI Pilot App Prompt Status Indicator Warning: You are in a No-fly Motors will not start. zone. Take off prohibited. I f t h e a i r c r a f t e n t e r s t h e...

Page 44: Preflight Checklist

Page 45: auto takeoff and auto landing, page 46: flight test.

  • Page 47 Video Suggestions and Tips 1. Go through the full pre-flight checklist before each flight. 2. Select the desired gimbal operation mode in the DJI Pilot app. 3. Only shoot video when flying in P-mode. 4. Always fly in good weather and avoid flying in rain or heavy wind.
  • Page 48 © 2015 DJI. All Rights Reserved.

Page 49: Troubleshooting (Faq)

Page 50: appendix.

  • Page 51 You may need to adjust the settings of your mobile device. Open the Settings menu, select the Privacy tab, select the Photos tab, and then toggle the switch next to the DJI Pilot app icon. If the Pilot app has not been granted access to your albums, the photos and videos cannot be synchronized.

Page 52: Appendix

Page 53: specifications.

  • Page 54 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Remote Controller Operating Frequency 2.400 GHz-2.483 GHz Transmitting Distance 2000 m (Outdoor And Unobstructed) Video Output Port Operating Temperature Range 0°C- 40°C Battery 6000 mAh LiPo 2S Mobile Device Holder Tablets and smartphones Transmitter Power(EIRP) FCC: 20 dbm;...

Page 55: Intelligent Orientation Control (Ioc)

Page 56: fcc compliance.

  • Page 57 Phantom 3 Professional User Manual susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement. IC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with IC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 58 The content is subject to change. Download the latest version from http://www.dji.com/phantom3 If you have any questions about this document, please contact DJI by sending a message to [email protected]. © 2015 DJI. All Rights Reserved. © 2015 DJI. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Read Before the First Flight
  • Video Tutorials
  • Download the DJI GO app
  • Introduction
  • Feature Highlights
  • Preparing the Aircraft
  • Aircraft Diagram
  • Remote Controller Diagram
  • Flight Controller
  • Flight Mode
  • Flight Status Indicator
  • Return-to-Home (RTH)
  • Low Battery RTH
  • Failsafe RTH
  • Vision Positioning System
  • Flight Recorder
  • Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
  • DJI Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Remote Controller Profile
  • Using the Remote Controller
  • Remote Controller Status LED
  • Linking the Remote Controller
  • Remote Controller Compliance Version
  • Camera Profile
  • Flight Environment Requirements
  • Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones
  • Preflight Checklist
  • Calibrating the Compass
  • Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
  • Flight Test
  • Starting/Stopping the Motors
  • Troubleshooting (FAQ)
  • Specifications
  • Firmwares Update
  • Intelligent Flight Mode
  • After-Sales Information
  • FCC Compliance

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The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a drone that features four rotors for stable and controlled flight. It offers various moving control functions including backward, downward, forward, turn left, turn right, and upward movements, allowing for versatile maneuverability. With a frequency band of 2.4 GHz, it provides a reliable and long-distance connection between the remote control and the drone. Weighing 1280 grams, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is lightweight, making it easy to transport and fly. The package includes a remote control, charger, batteries, and a manual, providing users with everything they need to operate the drone effectively. Equipped with a 12.4-megapixel camera, this drone is capable of capturing high-quality aerial images and videos. It offers a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, allowing for detailed and crisp footage. The drone supports multiple video resolutions, including 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, and 4096 x 2160 pixels, giving users flexibility in choosing the desired video quality. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional supports various video modes, including 720p, 1280p, and 2160p, enabling users to capture videos in different resolutions depending on their preferences and requirements. With a maximum frame rate of 60 fps, it ensures smooth and clear video playback. Overall, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a reliable and feature-packed drone that offers excellent aerial photography and videography capabilities. Its lightweight design, comprehensive control functions, and high-quality camera make it a versatile tool for both hobbyists and professional users.

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Weight & dimensions, packaging content.

Can't find the answer to your question in the manual? You may find the answer to your question in the FAQs about the DJI Phantom 3 Professional below.

What is the weight of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional?

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a weight of 1280 g.

Can I fly a drone at nearby airports?

You should never fly your drone near airports.

Can the battery of my drone explode?

Make sure the batteries of your drone do not get too hot, in that case there is a very small chance that the battery will explode.

Why is my DJI Phantom 3 Professional not connecting to the remote controller?

Ensure both the drone and remote controller are powered on, then press the "Link Button" on the back of the controller, followed by the "Power Button" on the drone. Wait for the indicators to turn solid, indicating a successful connection.

How can I calibrate the compass on my DJI Phantom 3 Professional?

To calibrate the compass, access the DJI GO app, go to the settings menu, and select "Calibrate Compass." Follow the on-screen instructions while rotating the drone horizontally and vertically until the calibration is complete.

How do I update the firmware on my DJI Phantom 3 Professional?

Download the latest firmware from the official DJI website and save it to a micro SD card. Insert the SD card into the drone's camera, power on the aircraft, and the firmware update process will begin automatically. Follow the prompts on the DJI GO app to complete the update.

What should I do if my DJI Phantom 3 Professional's battery is not charging?

Check the battery connections to ensure they are secure and clean. Also, make sure you are using the dedicated charger that came with the drone. If the issue persists, try using a different power outlet or charger. If none of these steps work, consider contacting DJI support for further assistance.

How can I improve the quality of my DJI Phantom 3 Professional's video footage?

Ensure the camera is set to the appropriate resolution and frame rate for your desired outcome. Additionally, use ND filters to control light exposure and reduce glare. Utilize smooth flight movements and avoid sudden jerks or quick changes in direction to capture smooth and stable footage.

Does the DJI Phantom 3 Professional come with a remote control?

Yes, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional comes with a remote control. This means that users can easily control the drone and navigate it according to their needs and preferences.

Does the DJI Phantom 3 Professional have a maximum operating distance?

Yes, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a maximum operating distance of 5000 m. This means that users can fly the drone within a wide range without losing control or connection.

What is the battery capacity of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional?

The battery capacity of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is 4480 mAh. This is a relatively high capacity, allowing for longer flight times and more time to capture stunning footage.

What is the maximum video resolution of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional?

The maximum video resolution of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is 4096 x 2160 pixels. With such a high resolution, users can capture incredibly detailed and sharp videos, enhancing the overall quality of their footage.

Does the DJI Phantom 3 Professional come with a charger?

Yes, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional comes with a charger. This means that users can easily recharge the drone's battery and ensure that it is ready for the next flight.

Is the manual of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional available in English?

Yes, the manual of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is available in English .

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Powering on or off the Device

Power on the drone.

Press the Power button once, and then press and hold the button for about one second to power on the drone.

Power off the drone.

When the drone is powered on, press the Power button once, and then press and hold the button for about one second to power off the drone.

Powering on or off the remote controller is the same as that for the drone.

Taking off the Drone

After the drone is powered on and the remote controller is linked with the drone, you can take off the drone in any of the following ways:

Auto Takeoff

Tap the takeoff icon at the left side of the screen, and then press and hold the “Take off” button in the middle to take off your drone.

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Tap the takeoff icon at the left side of the screen, and then slide to take off your drone.

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Manual Takeoff

After the drone is powered on, push the control sticks on the remote controller for about 2 seconds as shown below to make the propellers spin. Then push the left control stick to take off the drone.

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* Take Mode 2 as an example.

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Landing the Drone

Auto landing.

When the aircraft returns to the Home Point and conditions are safe for landing, tap the landing icon on the camera view, and then press and hold the button to confirm (DJI GO 4: Slide right to land the drone).

Manual Landing

After the drone returns to the Home Point or landing is required (conditions are safe for landing), push down the left control stick to make the drone land slowly. When the drone has landed, push the control stick down and hold for about three seconds to stop the motors.

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P3Pro suddenly won't turn on?

  • Thread starter Rastus
  • Start date Nov 6, 2016
  • Nov 6, 2016

3 days a go I opened my GoProfessional backpack to make sure my batteries were charged; it so happens they were in a state of automatically discharging. I went ahead and fully charged them all. Today I took the drone out to fly but it would not power up. It did nothing. The batteries have all 4 green bars. If I keep the red battery button pressed for about 5 seconds the green bars show and the red battery light flashes. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be. It's always started up. Is there a way I can connect it to my computer through USB and diagnose it? Anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks! Just tried the batteries in a second Phantom 3 Pro. It did the same thing. The quad did nothing. Must be a battery issue. Anyone know of a way to recondition or reset the batteries? Thanks again.  

GrammatonxXXxCleric

GrammatonxXXxCleric

Although I have never let my batteries rest long enough to enter auto discharge state, try turning them on like you turn the drone on and off again to see if that resets it.  

Oso

Rastus said: 3 days a go I opened my GoProfessional backpack to make sure my batteries were charged; it so happens they were in a state of automatically discharging. I went ahead and fully charged them all. Today I took the drone out to fly but it would not power up. It did nothing. The batteries have all 4 green bars. If I keep the red battery button pressed for about 5 seconds the green bars show and the red battery light flashes. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be. It's always started up. Is there a way I can connect it to my computer through USB and diagnose it? Anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks! Just tried the batteries in a second Phantom 3 Pro. It did the same thing. The quad did nothing. Must be a battery issue. Anyone know of a way to recondition or reset the batteries? Thanks again. Click to expand...

Yes, press, then long press button  

Grammaton Claeric said: Yes, press, then long press button Click to expand...

Awesome!! glad to hear that... However all the worlds GPS satellites just went off line and the FAA declared North America a No Fly Zone... Now you go enjoy the day "Ya hear?  

Pharm

Rastus said: ... where did you read about the double press? Click to expand...

alokbhargava

alokbhargava

  • Nov 7, 2016
Rastus said: I'll be damned! I feel real stupid...and grateful! Thank you both . The "press then long press worked"! Oso, where did you read about the double press? I always just kept it pressed for a few seconds and it would turn on. I like the surety of simply double pressing the battery button... Thank you both very much!! Click to expand...

Vichian-Bruno

Vichian-Bruno

Rastus said: I'll be damned! Oso, where did you read about the double press? Click to expand...

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Introduction

Welcome to the world of aerial photography and videography with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. Whether you are a professional photographer or just a hobbyist, this powerful drone will take your creativity to new heights. With its advanced features and capabilities, capturing breathtaking footage and stunning photographs has never been easier.

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is designed to provide stable and smooth flight experiences, allowing you to navigate the skies with precision and confidence. Equipped with a high-resolution camera and intelligent flight modes, this drone offers endless possibilities for capturing unique and captivating aerial shots.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know to maximize your experience with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. From the basics of getting started to advanced flying techniques and capturing stunning aerial footage, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with drones, this guide will help you navigate through the settings, controls, and flight modes of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. We’ll provide you with the essential tips and tricks to enhance your skills and make the most out of your drone.

It’s important to note that while the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a powerful and reliable drone, it is essential to always prioritize safety when operating it. Understanding the basics of pre-flight checks, safe takeoffs and landings, and responsible flying practices will ensure your drone experiences are enjoyable and accident-free.

So, buckle up and get ready for an exhilarating journey as we explore the world of DJI Phantom 3 Professional. With the knowledge and skills gained from this guide, you’ll be able to unlock your creative potential and capture stunning aerial images and videos that will leave your audience in awe.

Getting to know your DJI Phantom 3 Professional

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a remarkable drone that combines cutting-edge technology with user-friendly controls. Before you take to the skies, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different components and features of this powerful aerial gadget.

At the heart of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is its intelligent flight system, which provides enhanced stability and precise control. The drone utilizes GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning systems to maintain an accurate position in the air. This means you can focus on capturing stunning footage without worrying about manual corrections.

The camera on the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a game-changer. It features a 12-megapixel sensor capable of capturing 4K Ultra HD videos and stunning aerial photographs. The camera is mounted on a three-axis gimbal, which provides smooth and stable shots even when the drone is in motion.

The remote controller is a critical component of your DJI Phantom 3 Professional experience. It features a comfortable and ergonomic design with intuitive controls. The controller connects to your drone via radio frequency, allowing you to control the drone’s flight, camera settings, and other features effortlessly.

One of the standout features of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is its live HD video streaming capability. The drone can transmit a live feed of its camera’s view to your mobile device or tablet through the DJI GO app. This real-time video feedback allows you to frame your shots accurately and make adjustments on the fly.

The DJI GO app is a powerful companion for your DJI Phantom 3 Professional. It provides an array of features, including intelligent flight modes, camera settings, and access to firmware updates. The app also allows you to review and edit your footage, making it a versatile tool for both capturing and post-processing your aerial shots.

In summary, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a well-designed and feature-packed drone. Its intelligent flight system, high-quality camera, user-friendly remote controller, live video streaming, and the DJI GO app combine to create an unbeatable aerial photography and videography experience. With this drone in your hands, the sky is no longer the limit for your creative vision.

Pre-flight checks and preparations

Before taking your DJI Phantom 3 Professional for a spin, it’s vital to perform a series of pre-flight checks to ensure the safety and success of your flight. Here are the essential steps to follow:

1. Check the battery: Start by checking the battery levels of both the drone and the remote controller. Make sure they are adequately charged to avoid unexpected power loss during flight. It’s recommended to have spare batteries on hand for extended flight sessions.

2. Inspect the drone: Examine the aircraft for any signs of damage or wear. Check the propellers for any cracks or bending, and ensure they are securely fastened. Inspect the landing gear, arms, and body of the drone for any loose connections or abnormalities.

3. Update firmware: Connect your DJI Phantom 3 Professional to the DJI GO app and check for any available firmware updates. Keeping your drone’s software up to date ensures optimal performance and access to the latest features and improvements.

4. Check the environment: Before takeoff, assess the flying area for any potential obstacles such as trees, power lines, or buildings. Ensure you are complying with the local regulations and guidelines regarding drone use, including any required permits or restrictions.

5. Calibrate the compass: Calibrating the compass is crucial for accurate navigation and flight stability. Follow the instructions provided by the DJI GO app to perform the compass calibration process in an open area away from any magnetic interference.

6. Set the home point: Designate a safe landing spot as the home point. This way, if the drone loses connection or its battery is low, it will automatically return to the home point for a safe landing. Ensure that the home point is clear of obstacles and provides a stable landing area.

7. Perform a test flight: Before embarking on a full-fledged aerial journey, start with a short test flight to ensure all systems are functioning correctly. Take off and hover at a low altitude to check the responsiveness of the controls, stability of the drone, and the quality of the video feed.

Following these pre-flight checks and preparations will not only prevent unforeseen issues during your flight but also ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience with your DJI Phantom 3 Professional. Take the time to familiarize yourself with these steps, and you’ll be ready to explore the skies with confidence.

Basic controls and settings

Understanding the basic controls and settings of your DJI Phantom 3 Professional is crucial for a smooth and enjoyable flying experience. Here’s a breakdown of the essential controls and settings you need to know:

1. Powering on and off: To power on the drone, press the power button once and then press and hold it until the lights on the drone start flashing. To power off the drone, press and hold the power button until the lights turn off completely.

2. Throttle control: The left joystick on the remote controller is used to control the throttle, which determines the altitude of the drone. Pushing the joystick upward increases the throttle, causing the drone to ascend, while pulling it downward decreases the throttle, causing the drone to descend.

3. Directional control: The right joystick on the remote controller is used to control the drone’s direction. Pushing the joystick to the right or left rotates the drone in that direction, while pushing it forward or backward moves the drone forward or backward, respectively.

4. Camera control: The camera tilt can be controlled using the scroll wheel on the top right corner of the remote controller. Tilting the scroll wheel forward or backward adjusts the camera angle, allowing you to capture different perspectives during flight.

5. Intelligent flight modes: The DJI Phantom 3 Professional offers various intelligent flight modes to enhance your flying experience. These modes include Follow Me, Waypoints, Point of Interest, and Course Lock, among others. Familiarize yourself with these modes and learn how to activate and utilize them through the DJI GO app.

6. Camera settings: The DJI GO app allows you to access and adjust various camera settings, including resolution, frame rate, exposure, white balance, and more. Experiment with these settings to achieve the desired look and feel for your aerial footage.

7. Return-to-Home (RTH) function: The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is equipped with a smart RTH function that ensures the drone returns to its takeoff point automatically. Familiarize yourself with this function and the different scenarios in which it may be triggered, such as low battery or lost connection.

It’s essential to practice and become familiar with these basic controls and settings before embarking on more complex flying and filming tasks. Take your time to master the controls, understand the different modes and settings, and gradually explore the full potential of your DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

Taking off and landing safely

Taking off and landing your DJI Phantom 3 Professional safely is key to a successful and incident-free flight. Here are some important guidelines to follow:

1. Find a suitable takeoff and landing area: Look for an open space that is clear of any obstacles, such as trees, buildings, or power lines. Ensure that the ground is flat and free from debris to minimize the risk of propeller damage during takeoff and landing.

2. Power on the drone and remote controller: Power on your DJI Phantom 3 Professional by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the drone and remote controller are properly connected and have a strong signal before proceeding.

3. Pre-flight check: Perform a quick pre-flight check to ensure everything is in working order. Verify that the battery is charged, the propellers are securely fastened, and the camera is functioning correctly. Also, confirm that the GPS and compass signals are strong and stable.

4. Takeoff sequence: To take off, push the throttle joystick gently upward until the drone lifts off the ground. Maintain a slow and steady ascent to avoid any sudden movements or instability. Keep an eye on the altitude and adjust the throttle accordingly to maintain a comfortable flying height.

5. Hover for stabilization: Once the drone is airborne, let it hover in place for a few moments to stabilize its position. Check the drone’s altitude, stability, and the quality of the video feed to ensure everything is in order before proceeding with your flight.

6. Landing procedure: When it’s time to land, find a clear and suitable landing spot within your drone’s range. Slowly lower the throttle to descend the drone gradually. Aim for a smooth and controlled landing by reducing the throttle just enough to bring the drone down gently. Avoid abrupt stops or touching down too hard.

7. Power off safely: After landing, power off the drone and remote controller. Make sure the propellers have come to a complete stop before handling the drone. Double-check that all systems are shut down properly to prevent any accidental startup.

Remember, practice makes perfect. It’s crucial to practice takeoffs and landings in a safe and controlled environment to build your confidence and proficiency. With time and experience, you’ll be able to perform smooth and precise takeoffs and landings with ease.

Mastering the flight modes

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional offers a range of intelligent flight modes that can take your drone flying experience to the next level. Each flight mode serves a specific purpose, providing you with enhanced capabilities and creative possibilities. Here are some of the key flight modes to master:

1. Follow Me: In this mode, the drone tracks and follows your movement, allowing you to capture dynamic footage while remaining hands-free. This is especially useful for capturing action sports or outdoor activities where you are the subject of the shot.

2. Waypoints: Waypoints mode enables you to pre-plan a flight path by selecting specific GPS coordinates on the map. Once you activate this mode, your drone will autonomously fly along the designated route, allowing you to focus on capturing the perfect shot.

3. Point of Interest: With Point of Interest mode, you can select a specific object or location around which the drone will automatically orbit. This mode is great for capturing impressive aerial shots of landmarks or scenic landscapes, as the drone will maintain a consistent distance and angle from the subject.

4. Course Lock: Course Lock mode allows you to lock the drone’s current heading, regardless of its actual orientation. This means that no matter how the drone is turned during flight, it will maintain its set course, making it easier to capture shots that require smooth and consistent movement in a specific direction.

5. Home Lock: In Home Lock mode, the controls of the drone are relative to its takeoff point, regardless of its current position. This is particularly helpful if you lose visual orientation of the drone during flight or if you want to bring it back to the home point without worrying about its actual direction.

It’s important to thoroughly understand each flight mode and practice using them in open areas free of obstacles. Familiarize yourself with the controls and settings required for each mode through the DJI GO app. Take your time to experiment with different flight modes and consider incorporating them into your aerial photography and videography projects for added creativity and versatility.

Remember, while flight modes can automate certain aspects of your flight, it’s crucial to remain attentive and cautious during the flight. Always maintain situational awareness and be prepared to manually take control of the drone if needed.

Flying tips and techniques

Flying a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. To help you make the most of your flights and capture stunning aerial footage, here are some valuable tips and techniques:

1. Start with beginner mode: If you are new to flying drones, it’s a good idea to begin in beginner mode. This mode limits the drone’s speed and responsiveness, making it easier to handle and reducing the risk of accidents. As you gain more confidence and experience, you can gradually increase the drone’s agility by switching to advanced flight modes.

2. Practice in open areas: When you are starting out, choose open areas with plenty of space to practice flying. This will give you more room to maneuver and reduce the chances of colliding with obstacles. Avoid congested areas, crowded parks, or places with heavy foot traffic.

3. Fly in favorable weather conditions: It’s best to fly your drone in calm weather conditions with minimal wind. Strong winds can affect the stability and control of the drone, making it more challenging to fly and compromising the quality of your footage. Check the weather forecast before heading out to ensure optimal flying conditions.

4. Use the gimbal stabilization: The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is equipped with a three-axis gimbal that stabilizes the camera for smooth and steady shots. Take advantage of this feature by avoiding sudden and jerky movements. Fly the drone steadily and smoothly to ensure your shots are crisp and professional-looking.

5. Plan your shots: Before taking off, have an idea of the shots you want to capture. Plan your flight path and consider the composition, framing, and subject of your shots. By doing so, you’ll be able to maximize your flight time and come back with more visually appealing footage.

6. Experiment with camera angles and movements: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different camera angles and movements during flight. Try capturing footage from different heights, angles, and perspectives to add variety and visual interest to your recordings. Fly around your subject, move the camera up and down, and explore different flight paths to unlock the full potential of your shots.

7. Fly responsibly and respect privacy: Always follow local regulations and guidelines regarding drone usage. Respect people’s privacy and avoid flying over private properties or restricted areas. Be mindful of your surroundings and the impact your drone may have in certain environments.

By following these flying tips and techniques, you’ll be able to enhance your flying skills, capture breathtaking aerial footage, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience with your DJI Phantom 3 Professional.

Capturing stunning aerial footage

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a powerful tool for capturing breathtaking aerial footage. To make the most of your drone’s capabilities and achieve stunning results, here are some tips and techniques to consider:

1. Plan your shots: Before taking off, have a clear vision of the shots you want to capture. Consider the location, subject, and overall composition. This will help you frame your shots effectively and ensure you capture the desired footage.

2. Use manual camera settings: While the DJI Phantom 3 Professional offers automatic camera settings, using manual controls can give you more control over exposure, shutter speed, and ISO. Adjusting these settings according to the lighting conditions and desired artistic effect can elevate the quality and impact of your footage.

3. Experiment with different camera angles: Don’t limit yourself to capturing footage from eye-level. Explore different camera angles to add dynamism and interest to your shots. Fly higher to capture sweeping aerial panoramas, or fly lower for a unique and immersive perspective.

4. Utilize the gimbal stabilization: Take advantage of the drone’s three-axis gimbal stabilization system to achieve smooth and stable footage. The gimbal compensates for the drone’s movements, ensuring your shots are steady and professional-looking. Keep your movements fluid and avoid sudden jerks to maximize the effectiveness of the gimbal.

5. Create cinematic movements: Experiment with various flight movements to create cinematic shots. Try capturing slow and controlled camera pans, tilts, and dolly shots to add a professional cinematic feel to your footage. Practice flying smoothly and gradually to achieve seamless and visually appealing movements.

6. Consider the rule of thirds: Apply the rule of thirds to compose your shots. Imagine dividing your frame into nine equal parts using two horizontal lines and two vertical lines. Place important visual elements along these lines or at their intersections to create a more visually pleasing and balanced composition.

7. Incorporate motion dynamics: Use the drone’s ability to maneuver in the air to incorporate dynamic movement into your footage. Experiment with flying towards or away from your subject, circling around it, or creating interesting flyovers. These dynamic shots can add energy and excitement to your aerial footage.

8. Edit and enhance your footage: Once you’ve captured your aerial footage, utilize video editing software to enhance your shots. Adjust color grading, add transitions, and overlays, and include music or sound effects to create a captivating final product that showcases the beauty and scale of your aerial imagery.

By following these tips and techniques, you can capture stunning aerial footage that will leave viewers amazed and captivated. Push the boundaries of your creativity, experiment with different approaches, and continue to refine your skills to take your aerial videography to new heights.

Troubleshooting common issues

While the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a reliable and advanced drone, occasional issues can arise during flight. Here are some common issues you may encounter and troubleshooting tips to resolve them:

1. Poor GPS signal: If you experience a weak GPS signal, it can affect flight stability and the accuracy of the drone’s position. Ensure you are flying in an open area without obstructions that may disrupt the signal. If the issue persists, recalibrate the compass and GPS in an interference-free location.

2. Reduced flight time: If you notice a shorter flight time than usual, it could be due to various factors. Check the health of your drone’s batteries, ensure they are properly charged, and avoid flying in extreme temperature conditions, as it can affect battery performance. Consider purchasing additional batteries for longer flight sessions.

3. Connection issues: Loss of connection between the drone and the remote controller can occur at times. Ensure you have a clear line of sight between the two and that there is no interference from nearby objects or other wireless devices. Keep the remote controller fully charged and consider using a range extender to improve signal strength and stability.

4. Unstable footage: If you notice shaky or unstable footage, it may be due to improper flying techniques or issues with the drone’s gimbal. Practice flying smoothly and avoid sudden movements. Check that the gimbal is calibrated correctly and that the drone is set to the appropriate sensitivity settings for stable footage.

5. SD card errors: If you encounter issues with your SD card, such as corrupted files or formatting errors, try using a different SD card or formatting the existing one in the DJI GO app. Ensure you are using a high-quality, compatible SD card with the necessary write speed for recording high-resolution video.

6. Motor or propeller issues: If you notice any abnormal noises or vibrations coming from the drone, inspect the motors and propellers for damage or debris. Replace any damaged or worn-out propellers, ensuring they are securely fastened. Keep your motors clean and free from dust or debris to maintain optimal performance.

7. Firmware and software updates: Keeping your drone’s firmware and the DJI GO app up to date is essential for optimal performance and access to the latest features. Regularly check for updates and follow the instructions carefully when updating to avoid any compatibility issues or bugs.

If you encounter any other issues not covered here, consult the DJI Phantom 3 Professional user manual or reach out to DJI customer support for further assistance. Remember to fly responsibly, follow safety guidelines, and continuously monitor the performance of your drone to ensure a smooth and enjoyable flying experience.

In conclusion, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a remarkable drone that offers incredible capabilities for capturing stunning aerial footage and photographs. By familiarizing yourself with the various controls, settings, and flight modes, you can unlock the full potential of this powerful aerial tool.

From pre-flight checks and preparations to mastering flight modes and capturing breathtaking footage, this guide has provided you with valuable insights and tips to enhance your drone flying experience. Remember to always prioritize safety, practice in open areas, and follow local regulations and guidelines for responsible drone operation.

Whether you are a professional photographer, videographer, or simply a hobbyist passionate about aerial photography, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional offers endless possibilities for creative expression. From awe-inspiring aerial panoramas to dynamic action shots, this drone empowers you to explore new perspectives and capture moments that were once out of reach.

Continue to refine your flying skills, experiment with different camera angles and settings, and push the limits of your creativity. Embrace the technology and innovation of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional to create stunning, professional-grade aerial footage that will captivate and inspire your audience.

So, grab your drone, head out to a stunning location, and let your imagination soar as you capture stunning aerial footage with your DJI Phantom 3 Professional. With practice, patience, and a passion for storytelling, the sky is the limit for your creative potential.

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Phantom 3 advanced professional linking the remote controller. Turn on the remote controller. Power on the aircraft. Press the C1 button, C2 button and recording button at the same time. When the remote controller starts beeping “D-D-D” toggle the camera settings dial for 2 seconds. The remote controller makes a short beeping sound and the status LED blinks blue quickly. Press the linking button on the aircraft with a needle. When the linking status indicator blinks red the remote controller is linking. When linking is complete the linking status indicator is solid green. The status LED turns green and remote controller stops making a beeping sound

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Motor won’t turn on

When you go to start the motor, nothing happens.

Go outside with the drone and check to see if it connects with a satellite. If the drone does not connect, open it up and look at the GPS module. If it is unplugged, plug it back into the flight controller. If the GPS module is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

The motor will not start unless there has been a compass calibration, which needs to be done outdoors. To calibrate, tap the aircraft status bar at the top of the camera screen then press calibrate and follow the instructions.

To turn the safety off, which will allow the drone to fly, press both sticks on the controller down. This is also referred to as arming the drone.

If the motor still has not turned on, check the battery life of the drone. If the battery life is low, charge the battery.

Controller Low battery warning even after charging

If you controller is charging ok, e.g. lights indicate its taking charge and increases as such, but when you try to turn on controller the red light blinks to indicate low battery, you need to check two things

to do this check, after charging for some time (e.g. 30mins +), on controller click and hold, C1, Photo button and Power - You should see a green/blue light and controller should indicate level of charge. If no charge, likely to be a battery problem, However if 2/3/4 white lights show, the problem is elsewhere.

Assuming you have followed above step, The problem is likely with the regulator for the battery charging and release. There is a control unit which regulates the charge to the battery and also the release of charge. Its a 17.4 DC charger, but battery is 8.3v and this is in the design of the controller.

I am not 100% certain on how to fix this, but will come back later to update once resolved.

Battery is not charging

The battery does not charge when plugged into the charger.

If the battery was recently used in a flight, it may be too warm and will be unable to charge. Let the battery sit for a few minutes to let it cool off.

To force the battery to be in charging mode, press the battery button once and then immediately press and hold it down. Each LED will turn on until they’re all on. Once they are all on, some will turn off and then the current battery charge level will be displayed. Plug the battery into the charger. If the battery is kept on charging mode and doesn’t need to be charged, hold the button until all the lights turn off. This will save battery power.

If the charger is unable to charge other batteries, the charger may be faulty and may need to be replaced.

If your charger is able to charge other batteries, the battery may be faulty and may need to be replaced.

Video Horizon Tilted

When flying, the live video feed is not horizontal.

In many cases, the gimbal is simply misadjusted within the DJI app. If this is the case, you can access the gimbal settings within the DJI pilot app, and adjust the roll settings there.

Sometimes, the most recent firmware update from DJI fixes many past glitches that may cause your gimbal to tilt slightly. To be sure about which firmware you need, check DJI’s website to confirm the latest firmware.

The IMU, or the control board, controls the gimbal, so it is important this is calibrated correctly. In order to calibrate the IMU, the drone needs to be safely placed on a level surface. The IMU, along with other sensors, can be recalibrated through the DJI Pilot app.

If none of this helps, your gimbal may be faulty, and may need to be replaced.

Status Indicator Flashing Red,Yellow, and Green

After turned on, the status indicator repeatedly flashes red, yellow and green and it is hard to get the drone off the ground.

The red, yellow and green flashes mean the IMU data is abnormal. To calibrate the IMU the drone needs to be safely placed on a level surface. The IMU, along with other sensors, can be recalibrated through the DJI Pilot app.

ESC(Electronic Speed Controller) Status Error

After arming the quadcopter, the motors won’t turn on, and “ESC Status Error” is displayed.

Sometimes the IMU can cause the user to see this error, so it is important to calibrate the IMU correctly. To calibrate the IMU the drone needs to be safely placed on a level surface. The IMU, along with other sensors, can be recalibrated through the DJI Pilot app.

The ESC's within the control board may be faulty. If this is the case, the entire board must be replaced. To replace the control board, follow our Flight Control Board Replacement

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says motor overload how do i fix that on a djl phantom 3 professional

Rick Gann - Apr 24, 2017 Reply

I have one motor on my Phantom 3 Standard that won't spin with a take off command. I purchased another one and replaced it and it still does not spin. It does it's short dance like the others when I turn on the drone battery and jumps about a quarter of an inch when I engage a take of but that is the extent of it. Any ideas?

oldcontrols - Jun 30, 2017 Reply

I fixed the ESC error by power cycling the battery unit.

Shashank - Sep 1, 2017 Reply

How do you do that.?

Eric Hamilton - Dec 1, 2017

i have tried things to try and rectify this. my phantom 3 advance thinks its a P3P and i cant see the camera

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Phantom 3 Standard Specs

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Phantom 3 Standard Downloads

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iOS Version v3.1.62. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus,iPod touch 6,iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. Android Version v3.1.59. Requires Android 4.4 or later.Compatible with LG V20, VIVO X9, OPPO R11, Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, Huawei P9, Huawei MATE 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, MI 6, MI5. *Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.

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Documents & Manuals

  • How to Update the Firmware v1.4 2017-04-13 pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard Release Notes 2017-06-23 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard User Manual (EN) v1.4 2017-06-23 pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard User Manual (ES) v1.0 2016-02-05 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard Quick Start Guide (EN) v1.0 2016-04-19 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard Quick Start Guide (IT) v1.0 2015-11-26 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Standard In the Box 2015-08-05 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines v1.0 (EN) 2015-12-01 zip pdf
  • Charging Hub for Phantom 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries v1.0 2015-09-01 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Prop Guards Installation Guide 2015-12-17 zip pdf
  • Phantom 3 Safety Guidelines and Disclaimer v1.4 2017-03-31 zip pdf
  • Car Charger for Phantom 3 User Manual 2016-06-17 zip zip
  • Phantom 3 Intelligent Flight Battery Heater User Manual 2016-06-17 zip pdf
  • * Disclaimer of Warranties:SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. provides the firmware “as is” and “as available” for your use, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties of merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use the firmware is at your sole risk. In no case shall SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, or consequential damages arising from your use of any of the firmware, including but not limited to, any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your misuse, transmitted, etc.

Phantom 3 Standard FAQ

The DJI GO app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search for “DJI GO” and download/install the app as usual.

These switches are called the S1 and S2 switches. The S1 switch allows you to change between advanced flight modes, including P-Mode, A-Mode, and F-Mode. More information about these modes can be found in the user manual. Beginners should keep this switch in the uppermost position (P-Mode) when flying. The S2 switch can be used to trigger Return to Home. When flying, simply toggle this switch up and down several times to tell your Phantom 3 Standard to return to the Home Point and land.

The Phantom 3 Standard is compatible with the DJI Go app for iOS and Android*, which is also used for other DJI products. The app will detect which aircraft is connected and automatically adjust accordingly. *Android version coming soon.

A compass error may occur when the aircraft is flying close to strong electric magnetic sources (e.g. power transmission lines). The Aircraft Status Indicators will blink red and yellow rapidly when a compass error occurs and the DJI GO app will display one of the following messages: - Compass error, calibration required This warning message indicates the aircraft is receiving abnormal compass readings. It is recommended that you power off the aircraft and re-calibrate the compass at a different location and then resume the flight. - Compass error, exit P-GPS Mode This warning message indicates that the aircraft is drifting severely. Bring the aircraft to a higher altitude to acquire connections with enough GPS satellites when this warning message appears. The flight controller will automatically adjust the orientation of the aircraft in the midair to mitigate the drifts. The aircraft will switch back to P-GPS mode when the automatic adjustment is completed.

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DJI Phantom 3/ Pro/ Standard Keeps Beeping And How to Fix

When I was discovering about DJI Phantom 3 / Standard, I found that there are not that many beeping scenarios that require user attention compared to Phantom 4. Anyways there are some scenarios where DJI Phantom 3 beeps and needs user action to fix them.

So In this article, We would go over what are the DJI Phantom 3 aircraft, controller beeping codes, and how to fix them. Hope this article would help with solving DJI Phantom 3 beeping.

DJI Phantom 3 / 3 Standard Keeps Beeping (Why, How to Fix It).

As I found in most cases, DJI Phantom 3 / 3 standard keeps beeping because of faulty firmware and settings. Also, many users have faced this annoying Phantom 3 beeping, after updating the Phantom 3 firmware because of rebooting the aircraft before completing the firmware update process.

  • Power on the aircraft and controller and wait for the beep.
  • Connect to the mobile device to DJI Phantom 3 and open the DJI GO app. Then enter the camera view.
  • Then enter to settings and format the SD card.
  • Power off the Phantom 3 and remote controller.
  • Visit DJI Downloads and download the latest DJI Phantom 3 / Standard firmware Zip file. Then extract the bin file from the downloaded Zip file.
  • Take out the SD card from the aircraft and connect it using an adapter to the PC and move the extracted bin file to the root directory of the SD card.
  • Then insert the SD card into the Phantom 3 aircraft and power on the aircraft.
  • Once you turned it on the aircraft would start beeping as usual and the indicator LED near the SD card slot would blink green and red which indicates the firmware update process.
  • You have to wait patiently while the aircraft keeps beeping, for a few minutes until the firmware update process completes.
  • After a few minutes, the beeping noise would stop and would start a smooth double beep. But the firmware updates process is not done yet. So don’t reboot the aircraft right now. Many users have faced this beeping issue after updating the process because of rebooting the aircraft before the firmware update completes.
  • Wait until the LED indicator near the SD card slot turns green and the gimbal stabilizes.
  • Power off the Phantom 3 aircraft and connect the SD card back to the PC.
  • Go to the SD card directory and check the created TXT file. If the txt file shows “Result: Success”, the firmware update process is successful and the problem is solved. If it’s not retry the process again.

Read Detailed Article: Drone or Controller Keeps Beeping (Why, How to Fix)

DJI Phantom 3 Remote Controller Keeps Beeping.

Usually, DJI Phantom 3 controller keeps beeping because of faulty settings, low battery power, remote controller miscalibration, and stick misalignment.

Solution 1: Charge the controller to a sufficient level before using the controller.

Solution 2: keep the phantom 3 controller left stick center before powering on the remote controller..

Solution 3: Calibrate the remote controller.

  • Connect the smart device to the remote controller and open the DJI GO app.
  • Then enter the camera view.
  • Tap on the remote controller icon and click on RC calibration.
  • Tap “Calibrate” and move the throttle sticks shown in the app several times.
  • Turn the dial according to the instructions given by the app for several times.
  • Then tap finish.

Solution 4: Update DJI Phantom 3 controller firmware.

  • Download the DJI Phantom 3 firmware zip file and extract the bin file from it to a root directory of a formatted Flash drive. (or move to the SD card and use an SD card adapter)
  • Insert the Flash drive to the remote controller and power on the controller and wait for the blue indication LED and beeping.
  • Then wait until the indication LED turns solid green and stops beeping.
  • Once that has been done, the firmware update process is successfully done. Also, you can check the below video which demonstrates how to update DJI Phantom 3 remote controller firmware.

Solution 5: Reset the Phantom 3 Remote Controller.

If nothing above helped with your issue, the controller might have faulty settings. So resetting the remote controller would help with that.

  • Power off the Phantom 3 remote controller and aircraft.
  • Press the power button while pressing and holding the C1 + C2 + record button and scroll wheel.

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Hi there, I’m Hristo, the lead news editor here at GSMArena and I have the honor of wrapping up this year’s installment of the "My top 5" series. Being arguably the biggest foldables fan at the office I don’t share the sentiment expressed by some of my colleagues that the year was boring. Granted, the bar phones have been a bit meh for a good while, but incremental upgrades are what you get in a mature market. The foldable space, on the other hand was booming and I’m loving every bit of it.

My top 5 phones of 2023 – Hristo

I couldn’t quite fit within the 5 phones required by the format, so I’ll begin with a couple of honorable mentions and then go up my personal ranking in reverse order.

Honorable mention: Tecno Phantom V Flip and Phantom V Fold

Tecno’s journey over the past few has been remarkable - from an entry-level maker barely recognizable of outside Africa to the creator of some of the most exciting phones out there. The X2 Pro from last year with its unrivaled natural bokeh was impressive, but the entrance to the foldable segment in 2023 is more so.

The company gave us the most affordable horizontal foldable in the Phantom V Fold and managed to bring it to a number of overseas markets too. Samsung has been left to run unopposed in the segment outside China for too long and I welcome any competition.

Tecno Phantom V Flip review

The Phantom V Flip was equally aggressive with its pricing and packs one of the better camera systems among clamshells. I really dig its circular external display, even if I’ll readily admit it’s not the best solution when it comes to usability. Sadly, the promises of an even wider launch for this one never materialized and it only made it to a few Asian markets.

This is also the reason why the V Flip didn’t make the actual Top 5, while the V Fold was let down by its UI, which is unable to properly take advantage of the internal screen for multitasking purposes - the key selling point of the entire category for me. I sure hope Tecno keeps on the same trajectory, however, and deliver more exciting phones like this in 2024.

5. Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

The odd one out in more ways than one on my list grabs the final spot. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is not the most exciting phone out there, nor is it necessarily the best bar phone to come out this year. However it’s by far the one that made me say “Fucking finally” the most during its debut. There’s the move to USB-C, which while not entirely voluntary, will make life easier for people on both sides of the OS divide.

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max review

The adoption of a periscope camera finally brought Apple up to speed with the Android cameraphone top dogs, while the move to 256 GB storage for the base version was long overdue. I also appreciate the switch from a stainless steel frame to titanium one. While not as tough the new material is an acknowledgement that the weight of modern smartphones is getting out of control and something needs to be done about it. Better yet, the company finally replaced the sharp-edged frame with a more rounded version that doesn’t dig in your palm and fingers when you hold the phone.

The importance of these changes is magnified by the fact that Apple is the biggest trend-setter of the industry, and that makes the iPhone 15 Pro Max one of the most important launches of the year.

4. Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra or razr+ as our US readers know it is the kind of technology limit-pushing phone that you can’t help but admire. The cover screen encompassing the entire half-panel and capable of running most apps in full is both practical and cool looking. Gone are the days when clamshell foldables needed to be opened for the simplest of tasks and now we can have the best of both worlds.

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra review

There are still some compromises involved - notably smaller camera sensors and battery capacity compared to the Razr 40, but the Razr 40 Ultra still embodies the kind of innovative spirit that I just love to see.

3. Honor Magic V2

The Honor Magic V2 would have probably topped my list, had it managed to hit international markets within 2023. Alas that was left for 2024, so what is arguably the best piece of hardware I tried in the past year has to settle for third.

With its sub-10mm thickness and 231g of weight the ground-breaking phone matches the feel of a conventional bar phone when folded, while still delivering an 8” screen. It’s really an amazing feat of engineering and almost hard to believe the first time you handle it. It really makes no sense to even consider those boring old bars then, unless you really need a powerful periscope camera.

Honor Magic V2 hands-on review

Honor still needs to up its game when it comes to multitasking on the large screen, but Magic OS 8.0 will hopefully be ready in time for the global rollout in the next couple of months. It might be a 2023 phone, but I’m still excited about it at the start of 2024. With Samsung doing the bare minimum when it comes to hardware development of its Fold lineup over the past three years a phone such as the Magic V2 shows that there is, indeed a lot of room for improvement.

2. Oppo Find N3/OnePlus Open

In another milestone development the OnePlus Open and its Oppo Find N3 doppleganger have the exact same camera setup as the OnePlus 12 flagship bar phone. Better yet the Open got it before the 12 and was the most capable cameraphone OnePlus was making for a good few months. In fact it might still be, thanks to the extra flexibility enabled by the form factor - selfies with the main camera and being its own tripod.

Oppo Find N3 review

Ever since the start of their existence, foldables have been absent from the cameraphone race, excusing themselves on the split bodies being unable to accommodate the large sensors needed for that. Yet Oppo/OnePlus delivered definite proof that you can, in fact, have your cake and eat it too.

Oneplus Open review

Better yet, the Oppo-made duo has the best multitasking UI outside of a Galaxy phone. In fact it closed the gap so much that at this point you can be almost equally productive with either of them.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

The Galaxy Fold5 may have been a disappointment, but the Galaxy Z Flip5 is a well thought out upgrade that brought more people to the foldable game than any before it. It finally made the external screen usable and it dropped the unsightly gap when folded - the latter far more of an issue on the design-first clamshells than the productivity focused book-style foldables.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 review

There’s the improvement in battery life to consider thanks to the new Snapdragon chipset, but moreso due to the fact that you no longer need to open the phone and light up the large main screen just to read a message. And with the pricing in Europe currently hovering around €800 the Z Flip5’s popularity is easily understandable.

With the durability issues of the early generations a lot of people are understandably hesitant to give foldables a try. The best way to fix those is get the new units in people hands, where they can prove their worth. And since no phone has done better at this than the Z Flip5, it ends up on top of my personal ranking for the year.

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LSU hired Missouri defensive coordinator Blake Baker to lead its defense Friday and gave him a three-year contract that will pay $2.5 million annually, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because LSU had not announced the terms of the contract.

The annual salary makes Baker the highest-paid assistant coach in the country, according to USA Today’s salary database.

Baker replaces Matt House, who was fired by head coach Brian Kelly along with three other defensive assistants this week. LSU (10-3) ranked 109th in the country in yards per play allowed at 6.14.

FILE - Kansas State quarterback Will Howard looks to pass during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Baylor on Nov. 11, 2023, in Manhattan, Kan. Howard announced his intention to transfer to Ohio State on Thursday night, Jan. 4, giving the Buckeyes a replacement for Kyle McCord after his own decision to transfer to Syracuse. Howard made the announcement on his social media channels. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Baker was linebackers coach at LSU in 2021, but was not retained when Kelly took over after that season for the fired Ed Orgeron.

“Blake brings a wealth of experience and success as a defensive coordinator throughout his career, including the last two years in the SEC at Missouri,” Kelly said in a statement. “His ability to develop and motivate his players while putting together highly successful defenses sets him apart in his field. I am excited to welcome Blake and his family back to Baton Rouge.”

Baker spent two seasons as Missouri’s defensive coordinator, where he helped improve a defense that had been among the worst in the country in 2021. Missouri has ranked sixth in the Southeastern Conference in yards per play each of the last two seasons.

Baker also did stints as defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech and Miami before landing at LSU in 2021.

AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-football-poll and https://apnews.com/hub/college-football

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    I am having an issue getting the battery that came with my Phantom 3 Professional to turn on. I hit the power button once and all 4 green LED's light up, indicating a full battery. I try to push it once, then hold for the two seconds and it won't turn on, the first LED just lights up green then shuts off. If I hold down the power button, all 4 LED lights stay lit green. I have three other ...

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    The Phantom 3 Professional is capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, and the Phantom 3 Advanced is capable of shooting at resolutions up to 2.7K. ... For Android devices, please make sure you have turned on USB debugging, and for Samsung devices, you also need to turn on Media (MTP) or Camera (PTP). 3. Check if your cable ...

  3. DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quick Start Guide

    Place your Phantom 3 Professional on a flat surface, in an open space, with the nose facing away from you. Then follow the steps below in this order: Toggle the Flight Mode Switch on your Remote Controller to the right (P Mode). P Mode is Positioning Mode, A Mode is ATTI Mode, and F Mode is Function Mode.

  4. Drone Won'T Turn on

    I'll help to check the way you turn on the battery. Also,please make sure you have full charged the battery. 2016-10-17. Use props. AG0N-Gary Captain ... Phantom 3 Advanced & Pro. TRY HERE: 2021-7-30. Use props. 12 / 2 Page Next > Advanced. Bold Text Color. Upload. Picture Add Link Emoticon.

  5. How to Turn My Drone On / Off? (and Remote Controller)

    To turn on the Mavic Pro or Mavic 2 Pro drone, press once, then press and hold the power button located on the top of the drone (on the battery). ... To turn on your Phantom 3 or Phantom 4 drone, first find the power button, which is located on the back of the drone (on the battery). Then do a quick press, then press and hold the power button ...

  6. DJI Phantom 3 Pro/Advanced, Quick Start Guide, Setup & How To

    I take you through the process from box to flying of your Phantom 3. I cover charging of the battery, registering the P3, mounting your tablet, calibrating c...

  7. DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSIONAL USER MANUAL Pdf Download

    Page 27: Remote Controller Status Led. Phantom 3 Professional User Manual Connecting Your Mobile Device Tilt the mobile device holder to the desired position. Press the button on the side of the mobile device holder to release the clamp, and then place your mobile device into the cradle. Adjust the clamp down to secure the mobile device.

  8. User manual DJI Phantom 3 Professional (English

    The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a drone that features four rotors for stable and controlled flight. It offers various moving control functions including backward, downward, forward, turn left, turn right, and upward movements, allowing for versatile maneuverability. With a frequency band of 2.4 GHz, it provides a reliable and long-distance ...

  9. How to Power On/Off and Take off/Land Your Drone

    DJI Fly. Tap the takeoff icon at the left side of the screen, and then press and hold the "Take off" button in the middle to take off your drone. DJI GO 4. Tap the takeoff icon at the left side of the screen, and then slide to take off your drone.

  10. P3Pro suddenly won't turn on?

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  11. DJI Quick Tips

    Join the Official DJI Owners Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/dji.owners/Like DJI Support on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJISupport/Follow DJI Su...

  12. How To Fly DJI Phantom 3 Professional

    4. Use the gimbal stabilization: The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is equipped with a three-axis gimbal that stabilizes the camera for smooth and steady shots. Take advantage of this feature by avoiding sudden and jerky movements. Fly the drone steadily and smoothly to ensure your shots are crisp and professional-looking.

  13. Phantom 3 Professional

    68 Wh. Net Weight. 365 g. Charging Temperature Range. 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C) Max Charging Power. 100 W. The Phantom 3 Professional has been certified by Apple in their Works with iMovie and Works with Final Cut Pro X programs, so you can edit 4K without worry whether you are a professional or shooting for fun.

  14. Support for Phantom 3 Standard

    The Phantom 3 Standard comes with an 8 GB Micro SD card, but also supports Micro SD cards with a capacity of up to 64 GB. We recommend using a UHS-1 or Class 6 Micro SD card to minimize delay when reading or writing high resolution image files. Do not insert or remove the Micro SD card when the Phantom 3 Standard is turned on.

  15. (UPDATED) DJI Phantom 3 / Advanced / Professional ...

    Common Problems With DJI Phantom 3 / Advanced / Professional. Problem 1: DJI Phantom 3 not connecting to the controller. Problem 2: DJI Phantom 3 not taking off. ... DJI Phantom 3 refuses to turn on when it detects harmful temperatures and environments which could damage battery cells. Also, the Phantom 3 wouldn't be able to turn on if the ...

  16. DJI Quick Tips

    Phantom 3 advanced professional linking the remote controller. Turn on the remote controller. Poweron the aircraft. Press the C1 button, C2 button and recording button at the same time. When the remotecontroller starts beeping "D-D-D" toggle the camera settings dial for 2 seconds. The remote controllermakes a short bee.

  17. Phantom 3 standard

    Turn off the controller and your bird. Take out the battery for at least 1 full minute. Close out all apps on your tablet/phone. Turn on the controller, followed by the checking the WiFi is connected. Start up the DJI Go app and turn up the volume. Turn on your bird then click onto the camera button on the DJI Go app. Calibrate.

  18. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Troubleshooting

    To force the battery to be in charging mode, press the battery button once and then immediately press and hold it down. Each LED will turn on until they're all on. Once they are all on, some will turn off and then the current battery charge level will be displayed. Plug the battery into the charger. If the battery is kept on charging mode and ...

  19. Phantom 3 Standard

    The Phantom 3 Standard is the most streamlined addition to the Phantom 3 series. It connects to the DJI GO app over WiFi and has a 2.7K video camera. The Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced add DJI's Vision Positioning system, GLONASS in addition to standard GPS, an extended range via DJI Lightbridge, and a remote controller with extended ...

  20. DJI Phantom 3/ Pro/ Standard Keeps Beeping And How to Fix

    Solution. Power on the aircraft and controller and wait for the beep. Connect to the mobile device to DJI Phantom 3 and open the DJI GO app. Then enter the camera view. Then enter to settings and format the SD card. Power off the Phantom 3 and remote controller. Visit DJI Downloads and download the latest DJI Phantom 3 / Standard firmware Zip file.

  21. Phantom 3 pro remote wont turn on after firmware update

    Please try the following steps to update RC again: Keep pressing the C1+Shutter button, press power button once and then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn on the RC, the LED will become white, then connect to your mobile device and enter Overall Status to update again. Please let us know if this method helps, thanks. View full quote.

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