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dji GO 4 User manual
PHANTOM 4
User Manual
2017.07
V1.6
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Legends
Warning
Important
Hints and Tips
Reference
Read Before the First Flight
Read the following documents before using the PHANTOMTM 4:
1. In the Box
2. Phantom 4 User Manual
3. Phantom 4 Quick Start Guide
4. Phantom 4 Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines
5. Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines
We recommend that you watch all tutorial videos on the official DJITM website and read the Disclaimer
before you fly. Prepare for your first flight by reviewing the Phantom 4 Quick Start Guide and refer to the
User Manual for more details.
Video Tutorials
Please watch the tutorial videos at the link below, which demonstrates how to use Phantom
4 safely:
http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-4/info#video
Download the DJI GO 4 App
Be sure to use the DJI GOTM 4 app or other apps compatible with DJI aircraft during flight.
Scan the QR code on the right to download the latest version.
The Android version of the DJI GO 4 app is compatible with Android 4.4 or later.
The iOS version of the DJI GO 4 app is compatible with iOS 9.0 or later.
* For increased safety, the flight is restricted to a height of 30 m and distance of 50 m when not connected
or logged into the app during flight, including DJI GO 4 and all apps compatible with DJI aircraft.
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Contents
Using this manual
2
Legends
2
Read Before the First Flight
2
Video Tutorials
2
Download the DJI GO 4 App
2
Product Profile
6
Introduction
6
Features Highlights
6
Preparing the Aircraft
6
Aircraft Diagram
8
Remote Controller Diagram
8
Aircraft
11
Flight Controller
11
Flight Mode
11
Flight Status Indicator
12
Return-to-Home (RTH)
13
Intelligent Flight Mode
17
Obstacle and Vision Positioning System
25
Detection Range
25
Calibrating Front Sensors
26
Flight Recorder
28
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
28
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery
29
Remote Controller
35
Remote Controller Profile
35
Using the Remote Controller
35
Remote Controller Status LED
39
Linking the Remote Controller
40
Camera and Gimbal
43
Camera Profile
43
Gimbal
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DJI GO 4 App
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Equipment
47
Editor
50
SkyPixel
50
Me
50
Flight
52
Flight Environment Requirements
52
Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones
52
Preflight Checklist
55
Calibrating the Compass
56
Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
57
Stop the motor mid-flight
58
Starting/Stopping the Motors
58
Flight Test
59
FAQ
61
Appendix
65
Specifications
65
Aircraft Status Indicator Description
66
Firmwares Update
67
Intelligent Flight Mode
67
After-Sales Information
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FCC Compliance
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Product Profile
This section introduces the Phantom 4
and lists the components of the aircraft
and remote controller.
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Product Profile
Introduction
The DJI Phantom 4 is an extremely smart flying camera able to intelligently track objects without a
separate device, avoid obstacles and fly with a tap of your finger. All while shooting 4K video or 12
megapixel stills.
Product Profile
Features Highlights
Tapfly and ActiveTrack are two brand new commands in the DJI GO 4 app, unique to the Phantom 4.
Now with a simple tap you can fly anywhere visible on your screen or track a moving subject smoothly
and easily.
Camera and Gimbal: With the Phantom 4, you’re shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and
capturing 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever. An enhanced sensor gives you
greater clarity, lower noise, and better pictures than any previous flying camera.
HD Video Downlink: The low-latency long range (up to 5 km) HD downlink is powered by an enhanced
version of DJI Lightbridge.
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery: The new 5350 mAh DJI Intelligent Flight Battery features upgraded battery
cells and an advanced power management system to provide flight at up to around 28 minutes*.
Flight Controller: The next-generation flight controller has been updated to provide a safer, more reliable
flight experience. A newly implemented flight recorder stores critical data from each flight and the Vision
Positioning System enhances hovering precision when flying indoors or in environments where GPS is
unavailable. A dual IMUs and compasses design provides redundancy to the aircraft.
Preparing the Aircraft
Removing Gimbal Clamp
Remove the gimbal clamp from the camera as shown below:
*At sea level in calm environments when flying in ATTI mode, The flight time will vary due to different flight
patterns, weather conditions and altitudes.
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Attaching the Propellers:
Mount the propellers with black propeller rings to the motors with black dots. Mount the propellers with
sliver propeller rings to the motors without black dots. Press the propeller down onto the mounting plate
and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured in its position.
Product Profile
Check that all the propellers are secure before each flight.
Battery Installation
Slide battery into the battery compartment according to the arrow’s direction shown below. Make
sure that you hear a click sound indicates the battery is firmly installed. Failure to do so may affect
the flight safety of your aircraft.
Preparing the Remote Controller:
The mobile device holder is designed for securing tablet or mobile device. Tilt the mobile device holder to
the desired position, then adjust the antennas so they are facing outward.
1. Press the button on the top right side of the mobile device holder to release the clamp, then adjust the
clamp to fit the size of your mobile device.
2. Secure your mobile device in the clamp by pressing down, and connect your mobile device to the
remote controller using a USB cable.
3. Plug one end of the cable into the mobile device, and the other end into the USB port on the back of
the remote controller.
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Aircraft Diagram
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[6]
[1] GPS
[5]
[2] Propeller
Product Profile
[3] Motor
[7]
[4] Front LED Indicator
[8]
[5] Gimbal and Camera
[6] Obstacle Sensing System
[7] Intelligent Flight Battery
[8] Aircraft Status Indicator
[11]
[9] Camera / Linking Status Indicator
[9]
[10]
and Link Button
[10] Micro USB Port
[11] Camera Micro SD Card Slot
[12] Vision Positioning Sensors
[12]
Remote Controller Diagram
[1] Antennas
[1]
[2]
Relays aircraft control and video
signal.
[2] Mobile Device Holder
Securely mounts your mobile
device to the remote controller.
[8]
[7]
[6]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[3] Control Stick
Controls the orientation and
movement of the aircraft.
[4] Return Home (RTH) Button
Press and hold the button to initiate
Return to Home (RTH).
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[5] Battery Level LEDs
Displays the battery level of the remote
controller.
[6] Status LED
Displays the remote controller's system status.
[7] Power Button
Used to turn the remote controller on and off.
[8] RTH LED
[15]
Product Profile
Circular LED around the RTH button displays
RTH status.
[16]
[9] Camera Settings Dial
Turn the dial to adjust camera settings.
(Only functions when the remote controller is
connected to a mobile device running the DJI
GO 4 app. )
[10] Intelligent Flight Pause Button
Press once to allow the aircraft to exit from
TapFly, ActiveTrack and Advanced mode.
[14]
[13]
[9]
[10]
[12]
[11]
[11] Shutter Button
Press to take a photo. If burst mode is
selected, the set number of photos will be
taken with one press.
[12] Flight Mode Switch
Switch between P-mode, S-mode, and
A-mode.
[13] Video Recording Button
Press to start recording video. Press again to
stop recording.
[14] Gimbal Dial
[15] Micro USB Port
Reserved port.
[16] USB Port
Connect to mobile device for running the DJI
GO 4 app.
Use this dial to control the tilt of the gimbal.
[17] C1 Button
Customizable through the DJI GO 4 app.
[18] C2 Button
[18]
[17]
Customizable through the DJI GO 4 app.
[19] Power Port
Connect to the Charger to charge the battery
of the remote controller.
[19]
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Aircraft
This section introduces the features of
the Flight Controller, Vision Positioning
System, and the Intelligent Flight Battery
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Aircraft
Flight Controller
The Phantom 4’s flight controller features several important upgrades, including a new flight mode. Safety
modes include Failsafe and Return-to-Home. These features ensure the safe return of your aircraft if the
control signal is lost. The flight controller can also save critical flight data from each flight to the on-board
storage device. The new flight controller also provides increased stability and a new air braking feature.
Flight Mode
S-mode (Sport):
The handling gain values of the aircraft are adjusted in order to enhance the maneuverability of the aircraft in S-mode. The maximum flight speed of
the aircraft is increased to 20 m /s in this mode. Note that Obstacle Sensing
system is disabled in this mode.
A-mode (Attitude):
When neither the GPS nor the Obstacle Sensing System is available, the aircraft
will only use its barometer for positioning to control the altitude.
Aircraft
Three flight modes are available. The details of each flight mode are found below:
P-mode (Positioning):P-mode works best when the GPS signal is strong. The aircraft utilizes the GPS
and Obstacle Sensing System to automatically stabilize itself, navigate between
obstacles or track a moving object. Advanced features such as TapFly and ActiveTrack are enabled in this mode.
The Obstacle Sensing System is disabled in S-mode (Sport), which means the aircraft will
not be able to automatically avoid obstacles in its flight path. Be vigilant and stay clear of
nearby obstacles.
The aircraft’s maximum speed and braking distance are significantly increased in S-mode
(Sport). A minimum braking distance of 164 feet (50 meters) is required in windless conditions.
The aircraft’s responsiveness is significantly increased in S-mode (Sport), which means a small
stick movement on the remote controller will translate into a large travel distance of the aircraft.
Be vigilant and maintain adequate maneuvering space during flight.
The aircraft’s descent speed is significantly increased in S-mode (Sport). A minimum braking
distance of 50 meters is required in windless conditions.
Use the Flight Controller mode switch to change the flight mode of the aircraft, refer to the “Flight
Mode Switch” on Page 33 for more information.
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Flight Status Indicator
The Phantom 4 has Front LEDs and Aircraft Status Indicators. The positions of these LEDs are shown in
the figure below:
Aircraft Status Indicator
Front LED
Aircraft
The Front LEDs show the orientation of the aircraft. The Front LEDs glow solid red when the aircraft is
turned on to indicate the front (or nose) of the aircraft. The Aircraft Status Indicators communicate the
system status of the flight controller. Refer to the table below for more information about the Aircraft Status
Indicators.
Aircraft Status Indicator Description
Normal
Alternatively
Red, Green and Yellow Flash
Green and Yellow Flash Alternatively
Green Flashes Slowly
X2
Green Flashes Twice
Yellow Flashes Slowly
Turning On and Self Diagnostic Testing
Warming Up
Safe to Fly (P-mode or S-mode with GPS , Vision
Positioning and Obstacle Sensing)
Safe to Fly (P-mode or S-mode with GPS , Vision
Positioning and Obstacle Sensing)
Safe to Fly (A-mode but No GPS and Vision
Positioning and Obstacle Sensing)
Warning
Fast Yellow Flashing
Slow Red Flashing
Low Battery Warning
Fast Red Flashing
Critical Battery Warning
Red Flashing Alternatively
IMU Error
— Solid Red
Red and Yellow Flash Alternatively
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Critical Error
Compass Calibration Required
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Return-to-Home (RTH)
The Return-to-Home (RTH) function brings the aircraft back to the last recorded Home Point. There are
three types of RTH procedures: Smart RTH, Low Battery RTH, and Failsafe RTH. This section describes
these three scenarios in detail.
Description
GPS
Home Point
If a strong GPS signal was acquired before takeoff, the Home Point
is the location from which the aircraft was launched. The GPS signal
strength is indicated by the GPS icon (
). The aircraft status
indicator will blink rapidly when the home point is recorded.
Failsafe RTH
The Forward Vision System allows the aircraft to create a real-time map of its flight route as it flies. If the
Home Point was successfully recorded and the compass is functioning normally, Failsafe RTH will be
automatically activated if the remote controller signal is lost for more than three seconds. The aircraft
will plan its return route and retrace its original flight route home. The aircraft will hover for 10 seconds
at its current location. When it regains signal connection it will wait for pilot commands. The Return-toHome process may be interrupted and the pilot given control of the aircraft if the remote controller signal
connection is re-established.
Failsafe Illustration
1 Record Home Point
2 Confirming Home Point
3 Remote Controller Signal Lost
×
Blinking Green
Blinking Green
4 Signal Lost Lasts (after 3 sec.)
5 RTH (adjustable altitude)
>3S
×
Fast Blinking Yellow
Height over HP>20m
×
20m
Elevate to 20m
6 Landing (after hovering for 5 secs)
×
Height over HP<=20m
Fast Blinking Yellow
Fast Blinking Yellow
Fast Blinking Yellow
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Aircraft
Aircraft can sense and avoid obstacles when Obstacle Sensing System is enabled and the
lighting conditions is sufficient. The aircraft will automatically climb up to avoid obstacle and fly
to the Home Point at the new altitude.
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Aircraft
Aircraft cannot return to the Home Point when GPS signal is weak ( [
] displays grey) or
unavailable.
Aircraft automatically descends and lands if RTH is triggered when the aircraft flies within a 20
meters (65 feet) radius of the Home Point. Aircraft will stop ascending and immediately return
to the Home Point if you move the left stick if the aircraft reaches 20 meters (65 feet) altitudes or
beyond during Failsafe.
The aircraft cannot avoid obstruction during the Failsafe RTH when Obstacle Sensing system is
disabled, therefore, it is important to set an suitable Failsafe altitude before each flight. Launch
the DJI GO 4 app and enter “Camera” and select “MODE > Advanced Settings > Failsafe
mode” to set the Failsafe altitude.
User cannot control the aircraft while the aircraft is ascending to its failsafe altitude. However,
user can press RTH button once to exit ascending and regain control.
Smart RTH
Use the RTH button on the remote controller (refer to “RTH button” on page 33 for more information) or
tap the RTH button in the DJI GO 4 app and follow the on-screen instructions when GPS is available to
initiate Smart RTH. The aircraft will then automatically return to the last recorded Home Point. You may use
the remote controller’s control sticks to control the aircraft’s position to avoid a collision during the Smart
RTH process. Press and hold the Smart RTH button once to start the process, and press the Smart RTH
button again to terminate the procedure and regain full control of the aircraft.
Low Battery RTH
The low battery level failsafe is triggered when the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery is depleted to a point that
may affect the safe return of the aircraft. Users are advised to return home or land the aircraft immediately
when prompted. The DJI GO 4 app will display a notice when a low battery warning is triggered. The
aircraft will automatically return to the Home Point if no action is taken after a ten-second countdown.
The user can cancel the RTH procedure by pressing the RTH button on the remote controller. If the RTH
procedure is cancelled following a low battery level warning the Intelligent Flight Battery may not have
enough charge for the aircraft to land safely, which may lead to the aircraft crashing or being lost. The
thresholds for these warnings are automatically determined based on the aircraft’s current altitude and
distance from the Home Point.
The aircraft will land automatically if the current battery level can only support the aircraft long enough
to descend from its current altitude. The user cannot cancel the auto landing but can use the remote
controller to alter the aircraft’s orientation during the landing process.
The Battery Level Indicator is displayed in the DJI GO 4 app, and is described below:
Critical Low battery level
warning(Red)
Sufficient battery
level(Green)
Low battery
level warning(Yellow)
Power requires
to return home
Battery level Indicator
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Battery Level
Warning
Remark
Aircraft Status
Indicator
DJI GO 4 App
Flight Instructions
Tap “Go-home” to have the
aircraft return to the Home
point and land automatically,
or “Cancel” to resume normal
flight. If no action is taken,
the aircraft will automatically
go home and land after 10
seconds. Remote controller
will sound an alarm.
Fly the aircraft
back and land
it as soon as
possible, then
stop the motors
and replace the
battery.
The battery
power is low.
Please land the
aircraft.
Aircraft status
indicator blinks
RED slowly.
Critical Low
battery level
warning
The aircraft
must land
immediately.
Aircraft status
indicator blinks
RED quickly.
The DJI GO 4 app display
will flash red and the aircraft
will start to descend. The
remote controller will sound
an alarm.
Allow the aircraft to
descend and land
automatically.
Estimated
remaining
flight time
Estimated
remaining flight
based on current
battery level.
N/A
N/A
N/A
Aircraft
Low battery
level warning
When Critical battery level warning is triggered and the aircraft begins to land automatically,
you may push the left stick upward to make the aircraft hover at its current altitude, giving you
an opportunity to navigate to a more appropriate landing location.
The colored zones and markers on the battery level indicator bar reflect the estimated
remaining flight time. They are automatically adjusted according to the aircraft’s current location
and status.
Precision Landing
The Phantom 4 automatically scans and attempts to match the terrain features underneath during Return
to Home. When current terrain matches home point terrain, the Phantom 4 will start landing immediately
to achieve precision landing. The DJI GO 4 app will show a terrain feature mismatch prompt if matching
fails.
Precision Landing performance is subject to the following conditions:
a) Home point is recorded upon take off, and cannot not be refreshed during flight.
b) Aircraft must take off vertically. Take off altitude must be greater than 7 meters.
c) Home point terrain features remain largely unchanged.
d) Home point terrain with no distinctive features will affect the performance.
e) Lighting conditions cannot be too light nor too dark.
The following actions are available during landing:
a) Pull throttle down to accelerate landing.
b) Moving the control sticks in any other direction will stop Precision Landing. The Phantom 4
will descend vertically and Landing Protection will remain active.
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Failsafe Safety Notices
The aircraft cannot avoid obstruction during the Failsafe RTH when the
Obstacle Sensing System is disabled. Therefore, it is important to set an
suitable Failsafe altitude before each flight. Launch the DJI GO 4 app
and enter “Camera” and select “MODE > Advanced Settings > Failsafe
mode” to set the Failsafe altitude.
20米
H
20 m
Aircraft
20 m
20 m
H
If the aircraft is flying under 20 meters (65 feet) and Failsafe (including
Smart RTH, Lower Battery RTH ) is triggered, the aircraft will first
20 m
automatically ascend to 20 meters (65 feet) from the current altitude.
H
You can only cancel the ascending by exiting the Failsafe. Refer to “RTH
Button” on page 33 for more information on how to exit the Failsafe and
regain the control of the remote controller.
Aircraft automatically descends and lands if RTH is triggered when the
aircraft flies within a 20 meters (65 feet) radius of the Home Point. Aircraft
will stop ascending and immediately return to the Home Point if you move
the left stick if the aircraft reaches 20 meters (65 feet) altitudes or beyond
during Failsafe.
Aircraft cannot return to the Home Point when GPS signal is weak
([
] displays grey) or unavailable.
if you move the left stick after the aircraft rises above 65 feet (20m)
but below the pre-set Failsafe RTH altitude, the aircraft will stop
ascending and immediately return to the Home Point.
Obstacle Avoidance During RTH
Aircraft can now sense and actively attempt to avoid obstacle during FailSafe RTH, provided that the
light condition is ideal for the Obstacle Sensing System. The details on how the aircraft will behave during
obstacle avoid is listed below:
1. Aircraft decelerates when an obstacle is sensed at 49 feet (15 meters) ahead.
2. Aircraft stops and hover then start ascending vertically to avoid the obstacle. Eventually, the aircraft will
stop climbing when it is at least 16 feet (5 meters) above the detected obstacle.
3. Failsafe RTH procedure resume, the aircraft will continue flying to the Home Point at the current
altitude.
5 meters
15 meters
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To ensure the aircraft is heading towards the static direction, you cannot rotate the aircraft
during FailSafe RTH while Obstacle Sensing System is enabled.
The aircraft cannot avoid the obstacle that is direct above the aircraft.
Landing Protection Function
• Landing Protection will not be active in the following circumstances:
a) When the user is controlling the pitch/roll/throttle sticks (Landing ground detection will
re-activate when control sticks are not in use)
b) When the positioning system is not fully functional (e.g. drift position error)
c) When the downward vision system needs re-calibration
d) When light conditions are not sufficient for the downward vision system
• If an obstacle is within 1-meter of the aircraft, the aircraft will descend to 0.3 m above the
ground and hover. The aircraft will land upon with user confirmation.
Intelligent Flight Mode
When an Intelligent Flight Mode is enabled, the gimbal camera will record vision system image data and
store it in the flight data record system. It will stop recording when the Intelligent Flight Mode is disabled.
Vision system image data is used to help improve Intelligent Flight Mode security and accuracy by
matching it to its data history.
TapFly
Introduction
With the TapFly feature, user now can tap on the mobile device screen to guide the aircraft to fly toward the
designated direction without using the remote controller. Aircraft can automatically avoid obstacle or initiate
break and then hover automatically during the flight, provided that the lighting is not too dark ( < 300 lux) nor
too bright ( > 10,000 lux).
Using TapFly
Ensure the battery level is more than 50 % for the Intelligent Flight Battery. And the aircraft is in P-mode.
Then follow the steps below to use TapFly:
Take off and ensure the aircraft is flying at least 9 feet (3 meters) above the ground.
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Aircraft
Landing Protection will activate during auto landing.
1. Landing Protection determines whether the ground is suitable for landing. If so, the Phantom 4 will land
gently.
2. If Landing Protection determines that the ground is not suitable for landing, the Phantom 4 will hover
and wait for pilot confirmation. The aircraft will hover if it detects the ground is not appropriate for
landing even with a critically low battery warning. Only when the battery level decreases to 0% will the
aircraft land. Users retain control of aircraft flight orientation.
3. If Landing Protection is inactive, the DJI GO 4 app will display a landing prompt when the Phantom 4
descends below 0.3 meters. Tap to confirm or pull down the control stick for 2 seconds to land when
the environment is appropriate for landing.
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ON
3 meters
OFF
Auto Hold
Launch DJI GO 4 app and tap
at the bottom of the camera view, read and understand the prompt
statements.
Aircraft
OPTI
OPTI
Safe to Fly (GPS)
Safe to Fly (GPS)
MENU
TapFly
Tap once on the target direction and wait for
ActiveTrack
Normal
Smart
icon to appear. Tap again to confirm the selection and
the aircraft will automatically fly towards the target direction.
Safe to Fly (GPS)
(GPS)
可安全飞行
OPTI
ISO 100
1/320
EV 0
4821
JPEG
MENU
6.2m/s
Tap t
H:
39M
V.S
2.3 M/S
D:
210M
H.S
4.2 M/S
232M
DO NOT guide the aircraft to fly towards people, animals, small and fine objects (e.g. tree
branches and power lines) or transparent objects (e.g. glass or water surface).
Watch for the obstacles that is on the flight path and stay clear of them.
There may be deviations between the expected and the actual flight path of Tapfly selection.
The selectable range for the target direction is limited. You cannot make TapFly selection that is
close to the upper or lower edge of the screen.
TapFly mode may not work properly when the aircraft is flying over water surface or snow covered
area.
Be extra cautions when flying in extremely dark (< 300 lux ) or bright (>10,000 lux) environments.
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After confirmed with the TapFly selection, the aircraft will fly automatically towards the area marked by
icon. Note that you can still use the control stick to control the movement of the aircraft during the flight.
Safe
to Fly(GPS)
(GPS)
可安全飞行
OPTI
ISO 100
1/320
EV 0
4821
JPEG
MENU
STOP
39M
V.S
2.3 M/S
D:
Aircraft
H:
210M
H.S
4.2 M/S
232M
Note that the aircraft will also automatically adjust its speed when it senses there is obstacle at the front
of the aircraft or it is flying too close to the ground. However, the user should not rely on this feature to
navigate the aircraft between the obstacles. Meanwhile the FailSafe procedure will override the TapFly
operation, given that if the GPS signal is weak; the aircraft will exit the autonomous flight from TapFly and
fly back to the Home Point automatically.
TapFly includes following functions:
TapFly Forward Mode
The aircraft will fly towards the target. Forward
Vision System is active.
Free Mode
The aircraft will fly towards the target. The remote
controller can be used to maneuver the yaw of
the aircraft freely. Obstacle Sensing is disabled in
this mode, use it in an unobstructed environment.
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Exit TapFly
Use the following methods to exit TapFly:
1. Press once on the Intelligent Flight Pause button on the remote controller or pull back the pitch stick on
the remote controller.
2. Tap “STOP” button on the screen.
STOP
OR
OR
Aircraft
Intelligent Flight Pause button
Aircraft will stop and hover after exit from TapFly. You may either tap a new target direction to proceed to
the next flight or bring back the aircraft to the Home Point manually.
ActiveTrack
ActiveTrack allows you to mark and track a moving object on your mobile device screen. The aircraft will
automatically avoid obstacles in its flight path.
Using ActiveTrack
Ensure the Intelligent Flight Battery has more than 50% power and the aircraft is in either P-mode. Then
follow the steps below to use ActiveTrack:
1. Take off and hover at least 9 feet (3 meters) above the ground.
ON
3 meters
OFF
Auto Hold
2. In the DJI GO 4 app, tap
OPTI
to bring up the flight modes and then select.
OPTI
Safe to Fly (GPS)
Safe to Fly (GPS)
MENU
TapFly
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ActiveTrack
Normal
SMART
Smart
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3. Drag a box around the object you want to track and tap it to confirm the selection. The box
will turn green when tracking is in progress. If the box turns red, the object was not identified and you
should try again.
OPTI
Safe to Fly (GPS)
ISO 100
1/320
EV 0
4821
JPEG
MENU
Aircraft
ActiveTrack
H:
39M
V.S
2.3 M/S
D:
210M
H.S
4.2 M/S
232M
ActiveTrack includes following functions:
Trace
Spotlight
Profile
The aircraft tracks the
subject at a constant
distance. Use the roll stick
on the remote controller or
the slider in DJI GO to circle
the subject.
Aircraft will not trace a subject
automatically, but it keeps the
camera pointing at the subject
during flight. The remote controller
can be used to maneuver the
aircraft, but yaw is disabled. Using
the left stick and gimbal dial will
adjust subject framing.
The aircraft tracks the subject
at constant angle and distance
from the side. Use the roll stick
on the remote control to circle
the subject.
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DO NOT select an area containing people, animals, small, fine objects (e.g. tree branches
and power lines) or transparent objects (e.g. glass or water surface).
Stay clear of obstacles near the flight path, particularly when the aircraft is flying backward.
Be extra vigilant when using ActiveTrack in any of the following situations:
a) The tracked subject is not moving on a level plane.
b) The tracked subject changes shape drastically while moving.
c) The tracked subject could be blocked or out of sight for a long time.
d) The tracked subject is moving on a snowy surface.
e) The lighting is extremely low (< 300 lux) or high (> 10,000 lux).
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f) The tracked subject has a similar color or pattern as its surrounding environment.
You must follow local privacy laws and regulations when using ActiveTrack.
The aircraft will sense and avoid obstacles on its flight path.
If the aircraft loses track of the subject, because it is moving too fast or obscured, re-select
the subject to resume tracking.
Exiting ActiveTrack
There are two ways to exit ActiveTrack:
1. Press the Intelligent Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
2. Pull the pitch stick backward.
STOP
OR
After exiting ActiveTrack, the aircraft will stop and hover in place, at which point you may choose to start a
new mission or bring the aircraft back to the Home Point.
Draw
Introduction
Using Draw, the aircraft will fly along the flight path drawn on-screen. As it flies it will automatically
brake and hover when it sees obstacles provided that the lighting is appropriate - no darker than
300 lux nor brighter than 10,000 lux.
Using Draw
Ensure the aircraft is in P-mode, then follow the steps below to use Draw:
1. Take off and hover at least 6 feet (2 meters) above the ground.
ON
OFF
Auto Hold
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2. Launch the DJI GO 4 app and tap
, then tap
In Flight(GPS)
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P-GPS
, read and understand the prompts.
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D 30M
H 10.0M
H.S 10.0 M/S
VS 2.0M/S
In Flight(GPS)
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P-GPS
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3. Draw a line on the screen to create a path. Tap
VPS 2.0M
and the aircraft will fly along the path.
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Heading
268m
Forward
SPEED
2.1
m/s
GO
Advanced Setting
D 30M
H 10.0M
H.S 10.0 M/S
VS 2.0M/S
VPS 2.0M
DO NOT fly the aircraft towards people, animals, or small/fine objects (e.g. tree
branches and power lines) or transparent objects (e.g. glass or water).
There may be some deviation between the expected and the actual flight path.
After confirming the flight path, the aircraft will fly along the path on-screen. Note: Control sticks can be
used to control aircraft movement during the flight.
In Flight GPS
09:29
P-GPS
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STOP
D 30M
H 10.0M
H.S 10.0 M/S
VS 2.0M/S
VPS 2.0M
The aircraft will automatically adjust its speed when it senses an obstacle in front or if it is flying too close
to the ground. However, this feature should not be relied upon for navigation between obstacles.
Failsafe procedures will override Draw. If the GPS signal weakens, the aircraft will exit autonomous flight
and return to home.
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Exit Draw
Use the following methods to exit Draw:
1. Tap the “STOP” button on the screen.
2. Pull back the pitch stick on the remote controller and hold for more than 3s.
3. Press the Intelligent Flight Pause button on the remote controller.
STOP
OR
OR
Aircraft
Intelligent Flight Pause button
Aircraft will stop and hover after exiting from Draw. Draw a new flight path to continue flying or begin
manual flight.
Gesture Mode
In Gesture Mode, the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+’s Vision System recognizes gestures, allowing
it to follow and capture selfies without a phone or a controller. Follow the steps below to use Gesture
Mode:
Modes
Prompts
1. Confirm the
subject
2. Confirm the
distance
3. Selfie Count
Down
Front LEDs
Slow Red Flashing
Remarks
Ensure the forward vision system is active
and there is enough light. Tap the icon and
move in front of the camera for the Phantom
4 Advanced / Advanced+ to recognize you.
Raise your arms and wave to the Phantom 4
Advanced / Advanced+, the Front LEDs will
×2
Red Flashes Twice blink red twice once it confirms the shooting
distance.
Fast Red Flashing
Put your fingers in front on your face as
shown.
Gesture Mode can only be used in Photo Mode.
Fly the aircraft 2 meters or higher above the ground then move in front of the camera to
be recognized. Front LED Indicators will blink red rapidly if the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ fails to recognize a subject.
Enabling GPS on your phone will allow the Phantom 4 Advanced / Advanced+ to follow
with more accuracy while flying in Gesture Mode.
Tripod Mode
Tap the icon in the DJI GO 4 app to enable Tripod Mode. In Tripod Mode, the maximum flight speed is
limited to 5.6 mph (9 kph) and the braking distance is reduced to 6.6 ft (2 m). Responsiveness to stick
movements is also reduced for smoother more controlled movements.
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Only use Tripod Mode where the GPS signal is strong or light conditions are ideal for the vision
system. If GPS signal is lost and the vision system cannot function, it will automatically switch
to Atti mode. In this case, flight speed will increase and the aircraft cannot hover in place. Use
Tripod Mode carefully.
Terrain Follow Mode
It is important that you only fly in conditions where the Vision Position System can function
correctly; otherwise the Terrain Follow Mode will not work.
Obstacle and Vision Positioning System
The Phantom 4 is equipped with an Obstacle Sensing System that constantly scans for obstacles in front
of it, allowing it to avoid collisions by going around, over or hovering. The DJI Vision Positioning System
uses ultrasound and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position. With the help of Vision
Positioning, your Phantom 4 can hover in place more precisely and fly indoors or in other environments
where a GPS signal is not available. The main components of the Vision Positioning System are located on
the bottom of your Phantom 4; they include [3] two ultrasonic sensors and [1] [2] four monocular sensors.
When you turn on the aircraft, the vision system will record the flight environment and will store its vision
system image data in the flight data record system. Vision system image data is used to improve the
performance of positioning reliability and accuracy by matching it to current real-time environments.
[1]
[2]
[3]
Detection Range
The detection range of the Obstacle Sensing and Vision Positioning System is depicted as follow. Note
that the aircraft cannot sense and avoid the obstacles that are not within the detection range.
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The Downward Vision System is utilized in Terrain Follow Mode to maintain a height above ground
between 1 and 10 meters. This mode is designed for use on grassland sloped at no more than 20°.
Enable the Terrain Follow Mode by tapping the Intelligent Flight Mode icon in the DJI GO 4 app.
When this mode is enabled, the aircraft’s current height will be recorded. The aircraft will maintain
the recorded height during flight and ascend when the slope rises. However, the aircraft will not
descend in downward slopes.
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Calibrating Front Sensors
Obstacles Sensing cameras that installed on landing gear are calibrated on delivery. However these
camera are vulnerable to excessive impact, hence it will require calibration via DJI Assistant 2 from time
to time. Follow the steps below to calibrate the camera when the DJI GO 4 app prompt you to do so.
01
02
03
Point the aircraft toward the screen
Align the boxes
Pan and tilt the aircraft
Using Vision Positioning
Vision Positioning is activated automatically when the aircraft is turned on. No further action is
required. Vision Positioning is typically used in indoor environments, where GPS is unavailable.
Using the sensors that are built into the Vision Positioning system, the aircraft can hover precisely
even without GPS.
Follow the steps below to use Vision Positioning:
1. Toggle the flight mode switch to P-mode.
2. Place the aircraft on a flat surface. Note that the Vision Positioning system cannot work
properly on surfaces without clear pattern variations.
3. Turn on the aircraft. The aircraft status indicator will flash green two times, which
indicates the Vision Positioning system is ready. Gently push the left stick up to lift off
and the aircraft will hover in place.
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OFF
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Assisted Brakingfrom Obstacle Sensing System
Powered by the Obstacle Sensing System, the aircraft will now be able to actively initiate breaks when
obstacles are detected direct ahead of the aircraft. Note that Obstacle System works best when light
condition is ideal and the obstacle does not have feature-less pattern. In addition, the aircraft speed
cannot exceed over 10 meter/second so that the aircraft can break and stop at the safe distance.
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The performance of your Vision Positioning System is affected by the surface over which it is
flying. The ultrasonic sensors may not be able to accurately measure distances when operating
above sound-absorbing materials. In addition, the camera may not function correctly in
suboptimal environments. The aircraft will switch from P-mode to A-mode automatically if neither
GPS nor Vision Positioning System are available. Operate the aircraft with great caution in the
following situations:
Flying over monochrome surfaces (e.g. pure black, pure white, pure red, pure green).
Flying over a highly reflective surfaces.
Flying at high speeds(over 10 m/s at 2 meters or over 5 m/s at 1 meter).
Flying over water or transparent surfaces.
Flying over moving surfaces or objects.
Flying in an area where the lighting changes frequently or drastically.
Flying over extremely dark (lux < 10) or bright (lux > 100,000) surfaces.
Flying over surfaces that can absorb sound waves (e.g. thick carpet).
Flying over surfaces without clear patterns or texture.
Flying over surfaces with identical repeating patterns or textures (e.g. tiles with the same design).
Flying over inclined surfaces that will deflect sound waves away from the aircraft.
Keep the sensors clean at all times. Dirt or other debris may adversely affect the effectiveness
of the sensors.
Vision Positioning is only effective when the aircraft is at altitudes of 0.3 to 10 meters.
The Vision Positioning System may not function properly when the aircraft is flying over water.
The Vision Positioning System may not be able to recognize pattern on the ground in low light
conditions (less than 100 lux).
Do not use other ultrasonic devices with frequency of 40 KHz when Vision Positioning system is
in operation.
Keep the animals away from the aircraft when Vision Positioning system is activated. The sonar
sensor emits high frequency sounds that are only audible to some animals.
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Flight Recorder
Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. You can connect the
aircraft to a computer via the USB port and export this data via DJI Assistant 2. This includes data
for the sensors, navigation system, devices, aircraft control, no-fly zones, and vision system images.
Note that all data is encoded and only stored on your DJI device. Data does not upload to a DJI
server automatically, nor is it shared with DJI in any other way.
Attaching and Detaching the Propellers
Aircraft
Use only DJI approved propellers with your Phantom 4. The grey and black ring on the propeller
indicate where they should be attached and in which direction whey should spin.
Propellers
Silver Ring
Black Ring
Figure
Attach On
Legends
Motors without three dots
Motors with three dots
Lock : Turn the propellers in the indicated direction to mount and tighten.
Unlock : Turn the propellers in the indicated direction to loosen and remove.
Attaching the Propellers
1. Be sure to remove the warning stickers from the motors before attaching the propellers.
2. Mount the propellers with black propeller rings to the motors with black dots. Mount the propellers with
sliver propeller rings to the motors without black dots. Press t he propeller down onto the mounting
plate and rotate in the lock direction until it is secured in its position.
Be aware of the sharp edges of the propellers. Handle with care.
Use only the DJI approved propellers. Do not intermix the propellers types.
Stand clear of the motors and DO NOT touch the propellers when they are spinning.
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Detaching the Propellers
Press down the propellers onto the motor mount, rotate the propeller according to the marked direction to
unlock the propeller.
Check that the propellers and motors are installed correctly and firmly before every flight.
Ensure that all propellers are in good condition before each flight. DO NOT use aged, chipped,
or broken propellers.
To avoid injury, STAND CLEAR of and DO NOT touch propellers or motors when they are spinning.
ONLY use original DJI propellers for a better and safer flight experience.
The DJI Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity of 5350 mAh, a voltage of 15.2 V, and a smart charge/
discharge functionality. It should only be charged using an appropriate charger that has been approved
by DJI.
Intelligent Flight Battery
Charger
The Intelligent Flight Battery must be fully charged before using it for the first time. Refer to
“Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery” for more information.
Be aware that the output power of the supplied Phantom 4 charger is 100W.
DJI Intelligent Flight Battery Functions
1. Battery Level Display: The LED indicators display the current battery level.
2. Battery Life Display: The LEDs display the current battery power cycle.
3. Auto-Discharging Function: To prevent swelling, the battery automatically discharges to below 65% of
total power when it is idle for more than ten days. It takes around two days to discharge the battery to
65%. It is normal to feel moderate heat being emitted from the battery during the discharge process.
Discharge thresholds can be set in the DJI GO 4 app.
4. Balanced Charging: Automatically balances the voltage of each battery cell when charging.
5. Overcharge Protection: Charging automatically stops when the battery is fully charged.
6. Temperature Detection: The battery will only charge when the temperature is between 5°C (41°F) and
40°C (104°F).
7. Over Current Protection: The battery stops charging when high amperage (more than 8 A) is detected.
8. Over Discharge Protection: To prevent over-discharge damage, discharging automatically stops when
the battery voltage reaches 12 V.
9. Short Circuit Protection: Automatically cuts the power supply when a short circuit is detected.
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10. Battery Cell Damage Protection: The DJI GO 4 app displays a warning message when a damaged
battery cell is detected.
11. Battery Error History: Browse the battery error history in the DJI GO 4 app.
12. Sleep Mode: To save power, the battery enters sleep mode after 20 minutes of inactivity.
13. Communication: Information pertaining to the battery’s voltage, capacity, current, etc. is transmitted to
the aircraft’s main controller.
Refer to Phantom 4 Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines before use. Users take full
responsibility for all operations and usage.
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Using the Battery
LED1
LED2
LED3
LED4
Power Button (Built-in LED)
Battery Level Indicators
Turning ON/OFF
Turning On: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn on. The
Power LED will turn red and the Battery Level Indicators will display the current battery level.
Turning Off: Press the Power Button once, then press again and hold for 2 seconds to turn off. The
battery power LED will flash when powering off the Phantom to allow automatically stopping
of a recording during the event recording wasn’t stopped.
The Battery Level Indicators will also show the current battery level during charging and
discharging. The indicators are defined below.
: LED is on. : LED is off.
: LED is flashing.
Battery Level
LED1
LED2
LED3
LED4
Battery Level
87.5%~100%
75%~87.5%
62.5%~75%
50%~62.5%
37.5%~50%
25%~37.5%
12.5%~25%
0%~12.5%
=0%
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Low Temperature Notice:
In cold environments, insert the battery into the battery compartment and allow the aircraft for
approximately 1-2 minutes to warm up before taking off.
Checking the Battery Level
The Battery Level Indicators display how much power remains. When the battery is turned off, press
the Power Button once. The Battery Level Indicators will light up to display the current battery level. See
below for details.
Battery life
Battery life refers to how many more times the battery can be discharged and recharged before it must
be replaced. When the battery is turned off, press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds to check the
battery life. The Battery Level Indicators will light up and/or blink for two seconds, as shown below:
Battery Life
LED1
LED2
LED3
LED4
Battery Life
90%~100%
80%~90%
70%~80%
60%~70%
50%~60%
40%~50%
30%~40%
20%~30%
below 20%
When battery life reaches 0%, it can no longer be used.
For more information about the battery, launch the DJI GO 4 app and check the information that is
listed under the battery tab.
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1. Battery capacity is significantly reduced when flying in low temperature (< 0°C) environments.
2. It is not recommended that the battery be used in extremely low temperature (< -10°C) environments.
Battery voltage should reach the appropriate level when operating environment with temperatures
between -10°C and 5°C.
3. End the flight as soon as the DJI GO 4 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.
5. To ensure optimal performance of the battery, keep the battery temperature above 20°C.
6. The charger will stop charging the battery if the battery cell’s temperature is not within the operating
range (0°C ~ 40°C ).
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Charging the Intelligent Flight Battery
1. Connect the Battery Charger to a power source (100-240 V 50/60 Hz).
2. Connect one end of the charger to the Intelligent Flight Battery to the Battery Charger. If the battery
level is above 95%, turn on the battery before charging.
3. The Battery Level Indicator will display the current battery level as it is charging.
4. The Intelligent Flight Battery is fully charged when the Battery Level Indicators are all off.
5. Air-cool the Intelligent Flight Battery after each flight. Allow its temperature to drop to room temperature
before storing it for an extended period.
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Always turn off the battery before inserting it or removing it from the Phantom 4. Never insert or
remove a battery when it is turned on.
Power Outlet
Charger
Intelligent Flight Battery
Battery Level Indicators While Charging
LED1
LED2
LED3
LED4
Battery Level
0%~25%
25%~50%
50%~75%
75%~100%
Fully Charged
Battery Protection LED Display
The table below shows battery protection mechanisms and corresponding LED patterns.
Battery Level Indicators while Charging
LED1
LED2
LED3
LED4 Blinking Pattern
LED2 blinks twice per second
Battery Protection Item
Over current detected
LED2 blinks three times per second Short circuit detected
LED3 blinks twice per second
Over charge detected
LED3 blinks three times per second Over-voltage charger detected
LED4 blinks twice per second
Charging temperature is too low
LED4 blinks three times per second Charging temperature is too high
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After these issues are resolved, press the Power Button to turn off the Battery Level Indicator. Unplug the
Intelligent Flight Battery from the charger and plug it back in to resume charging. Note that you do not
need to unplug and plug in the charger in the event of a room temperature error; the charger will resume
charging when the temperature is within the allowable range.
DJI does not take any responsibility for damage caused by third-party chargers.
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How to discharge your Intelligent Flight Battery:
Slow : Place the Intelligent Flight Battery into the Phantom 4’s Battery Compartment and turn
it on. Leave it on until there is less than 8% of power left, or until the battery can no longer be
turned on. Launch the DJI GO 4 app to check battery levels.
Rapid : Fly the Phantom 4 outdoors until there is less than 8% of power left, or until the battery
can no longer be turned on.
Remote Controller
This section describes the features
of the remote controller and includes
instructions for controlling the aircraft
and the camera.
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Remote Controller
Remote Controller Profile
The Phantom 4 remote controller is a multi-function wireless communication device that integrates the
video downlink system and aircraft remote control system. The video downlink and aircraft remote control
system operate at 2.4 GHz. The remote controller features a number of camera control functions, such
as taking and previewing photos and videos, as well as controlling gimbal motion. The battery level is
displayed via LED indicators on the front panel of the remote controller.
Remote Controller
Compliance Version: The remote controller is compliant with local compliance and regulations.
Operating Mode: Control can be set to Mode 1 or Mode 2, or to a custom mode.
Mode 1: The right stick serves as the throttle.
Mode 2: The left stick serves as the throttle.
To prevent transmission interference, do not operate more than three aircrafts in the same area.
Using the Remote Controller
Turning the Remote Controller On and Off
The Phantom 4 remote controller is powered by a 2S rechargeable battery that has a capacity of
6000 mAh. The battery level is indicated via the Battery Level LEDs on the front panel. Follow the
steps below to turn on your remote controller:
1. When the remote controller is turned off, press the Power Button once. The Battery Level LEDs will
display the current battery level.
2. Press and hold the Power Button to turn on the remote controller.
3. The remote controller will beep when it is turned on. The Status LED will rapidly blink green, indicating
that the remote controller is linking to the aircraft. The Status LEDs will glow solid green when linking is
complete.
4. Repeat Step 2 to turn off the remote controller.
Charging the Remote Controller
Charge the remote controller using the included charger. Refer to the figure on next page below for more
details.
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Power Outlet
Charger
Controlling the Camera
Remote Controller
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.
[4]
[3]
[1]
[2]
[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. Press down on the dial to toggle between these settings.
[2] Shutter Button
Press to take a photo. If burst mode is activated, multiple photos will be taken with a single press.
[3] Video Recoding Button
Press once to start recording video, then press again to stop recording.
[4] Gimbal Dial
Use this dial to control the tilt of the gimbal.
Controlling Aircraft
This section explains how to control the orientation of the aircraft through the remote controller. The
Remote Control is set to Mode 2 by default.
Stick Neutral/Mid-Point: Control sticks are in the center position.
Moving the Control Stick: The control stick is pushed away from the center position.
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Remote Controller
(Mode 2)
(
Aircraft
Indicates Nose Direction)
Remarks
Moving the left stick up and down changes the
aircraft’s elevation.
Push the stick up to ascend and down to descend.
When both sticks are centered, the Phantom 4 will
hover in place.
The more the stick is pushed away from the center
position, the faster the Phantom 4 will change
elevation. Always push the stick gently to prevent
sudden and unexpected elevation changes.
Moving the right stick up and down changes the
aircraft’s forward and backward pitch.
Push the stick up to fly forward and down to fly
backward. Phantom 4 will hover in place if the stick
is centered.
Push the stick further away from the center position for
a larger pitch angle (maximum 30˚) and faster flight.
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 4 will hover in place if the stick is
centered.
Press the Intellighent Flight Pause button once to
exit from the ActiveTrack, TapFly and Intelligent
Navigation flight mode. The aircraft will hover at
the current position.
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Moving the left stick to the left or right controls the
rudder and rotation of the aircraft.
Push the sick left to rotate the aircraft counterclockwise, push the stick right to rotate the aircraft
clockwise. If the stick is centered, the Phantom 4
will maintain its current orientation.
The more the stick is pushed away from the center
position, the faster the Phantom 4 will rotate.
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Adjusting Controller Sticks
Hold and twist the controller sticks clockwise or counter clockwise to adjust
the length of the controller sticks. A proper length of controller sticks can
improve the controlling accuracy.
Flight Mode Switch
Toggle the switch to select the desired flight mode.
You may choose between; P-mode, S-mode and Amode.
Position
Figure
Position 1
Flight Mode
Remote Controller
Position 1
P-mode
Position 2
S-mode
Position 3
A-mode
Position 2
Position 3
P-mode (Positioning):P-mode works best when the GPS signal is strong. The aircraft utilizes the GPS
and Obstacle Sensing System to automatically stabilize itself, navigate between obstacles or track a
moving object. Advanced features such as TapFly and ActiveTrack are enabled in this mode.
S-mode (Sport):The handling gain values of the aircraft are adjusted in order to enhance the
maneuverability of the aircraft in S-mode. The maximum flight speed of the aircraft is increased to
20 m /s in this mode. Note that Obstacle Sensing system is disabled in this mode.
A-mode (Attitude):When neither the GPS nor the Obstacle Sensing System is available, the aircraft will only use its barometer for positioning to control the altitude.
RTH Button
Press and hold the RTH button to start the Return-to-Home (RTH) procedure. The LED ring around the RTH
Button will blink white to indicate that the aircraft is entering RTH mode. The aircraft will then return to the
last recorded Home Point. Press this button again to cancel the RTH procedure and regain control of the
aircraft.
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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. To connect your mobile device to the remote controller using a USB cable, plug one end of
the cable into your mobile device and the other end into the USB port on the back of the remote controller.
Remote Controller
Optimal Transmission Range
The transmission signal between the aircraft and the remote controller is most reliable within the area that
is depicted in the image below:
Optimal Transmission Range
strong
weak
Ensure that the aircraft is flying within the optimal transmission zone. To achieve the best transmission
performance, maintain the appropriate relationship between the operator and the aircraft.
Remote Controller Status LED
The Status LED reflects the strength of the connection between the remote controller and the aircraft. The
RTH LED indicates the Return-to-Home status of the aircraft. The table below contains more information
about these indicators.
RTH LED
Status LED
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Status LED
Alarm
Remote Controller Status
— Solid Red
Chime
The remote controller is disconnected from the aircraft.
— Solid Green
Chime
The remote controller is connected to the aircraft.
Slow Blinking Red D-D-D......
Remote controller error.
/
Red and Green/ Red and
Yellow Alternate Blinks
None
HD downlink is disrupted.
RTH LED
Sound
Remote Controller Status
— Solid White
Chime
Aircraft is returning home.
Remote Controller
Blinking White
D...
Sending Return-to-Home command to the aircraft.
Blinking White
DD .. .. ..
Return-to-Home procedure in progress.
The Remote Status Indicator will blink red and sound an alert, when the battery level is critically low.
Linking the Remote Controller
The remote controller is linked to your aircraft before delivery. Linking is only required when using a new
remote controller for the first time. Follow these steps to link a new remote controller:
1. Turn on the remote controller and connect to the mobile device. Launch the DJI GO 4 app.
2. Turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
3. Enter “Camera” and tap on
and then tap “Linking RC” button as shown below.
RC Control Setting
RC Calibration
Stick Mode
Default stick mode is Mode 2, changing stick modes alters the way the aircraft is controlled.
Do not change unless familiar with your new mode.
Button Customization
C1
Not Defined
C2
Not Defined
You can customize the C1 and C2 buttons on the back of the RC.
Linking RC
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4. The remote controller is ready to link. The Remote Controller Status Indicator blinks blue and a beep is
emitted.
RC Control Setting
RC Calibration
Stick Mode
Searching for aircraft frequency,
Default stick mode is Mode 2, changing stick modes alters the way the aircraft is controlled.
timeout in 54 seconds
Do not change unless familiar with your new mode.
Button Customization
Press the linking button on the aircraft
to link this remote controller
Not Defined
C2
Not Defined
Remote Controller
C1
Cancel
You can customize the C1 and C2 buttons on the back of the RC.
Linking RC
5. Locate the linking button on the side of the aircraft, as shown in the figure below. Press the link button
to start linking. The Remote Controller Status Indicator LED will display a solid green once the remote
controller is successfully linked to the aircraft.
Link Button
The remote controller will un-link itself from an aircraft if a new remote controller is linked to the
same aircraft.
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Camera and Gimbal
This section provides the technical
specifications of the camera and
explains the gimbal’s operation modes.
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Camera and Gimbal
Camera Profile
The on-board camera uses the 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor to capture video (up to 4096x2160p at 24fps or
4K at up to 30 fps with the Phantom 4 and 12 megapixel stills. You may choose to record the video in
either MOV or MP4 format. Available picture shooting modes include burst, continuous, and time-lapse
mode. A live preview of what the camera sees can be monitored on the connected mobile device via the
DJI GO 4 app.
Camera Micro SD Card Slot
Do not remove the Micro SD card from the Phantom 4 when it is turned on.
To ensure the stability of the camera system, single video recordings are capped at 30 minutes.
Camera Data Port
Turn on the Phantom 4 and connect a USB cable to the Camera Data Port to download photos and
videos to your computer.
The aircraft must be turned on before attempting to access the files on the Micro SD card.
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Gimbal Camera
To store your photos and videos, insert the Micro SD card into the slot, as shown below, before
turning on the Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 comes with a 16 GB Micro SD card and supports Micro
SD cards up to 64 GB. A UHS-1 Micro SD card is recommended due to their fast read and write
speeds allowing you to save high-resolution video data.
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Camera Operation
Use the Shutter and Video Recording buttons on the remote controller to shoot the images or videos
through the DJI GO 4 app. For more information about how to use these buttons, refer to “Controlling the
Camera Page 31”.
Camera LED Indicator
Camera LED Indicator lights up after the flight battery is powered on. It provides information on the
working status of the camera.
Camera LED Indicator
Camera status
Gimbal Camera
Green Fast Blink (0.2s off, 0.1s on )
System is warming up.
Green Blink Once (0.5s off, 0.4s on )
Taking a single picture.
Green Blink 3 Times (0.3s off, 0.1s on )
Taking 3 or 5 photos per shot.
Slow Red Blink (1.6s on, 0.8s off )
Recording.
Fast Red Blink (0.5s off, 0.2s on )
SD card error.
Double Red Blink (0.1s on, 0.1s off, 0.1s on, 0.1s off)
Solid Red
Overheated Camera
System error.
Green and Red Blink (0.8s green on, 0.8s red on)
Firmware Upgrading
Gimbal
Gimbal Profile
The 3-axis gimbal provides a steady platform for the attached camera, allowing you to capture clear,
stable images and video. The gimbal can tilt the camera within a 120˚ range.
30°
0°
-90°
Use the gimbal dial on the remote controller to control the tilt movement of the camera.
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Gimbal Operation Modes
Two gimbal operation modes are available. Switch between the different operation modes on the camera
settings page of the DJI GO 4 app. Note that your mobile device must be connected to the remote
controller for changes to take effect. Refer to the table below for details:
Follow Mode
The angle between gimbal’s orientation and aircraft’s nose remains
constant at all times.
FPV Mode
The gimbal will synchronize with the movement of the aircraft to provide a
first-person perspective flying experience.
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Gimbal Camera
A gimbal motor error may occur in these situations:
(1) the aircraft is placed on uneven ground or the gimbal’s motion is obstructed
(2) the gimbal has been subjected to an excessive external force, such as a collision. Please
take off from flat, open ground and protect the gimbal at all times.
Flying in heavy fog or clouds may make the gimbal wet, leading to temporary failure. The
gimbal will recover full functionality after it dries.
It is normal for the gimbal to produce short pulse of beeping tone upon initialization.
DJI GO 4 app
This section introduces the four main
functions of the DJI GO 4 app.
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DJI GO 4 App
The DJI GO 4 app is a mobile application designed specifically for DJI equipment. Use this app to control
the gimbal, camera, and other aircraft functions. The app features Equipment, Editor, Explorerand Me
sections, which are used for configuring your aircraft , editing and sharing your photos and videos with
others. It is recommended that you use a tablet for the best experience.
iPad
80%
Connect your Aircraft, Take to the Skies
PHANTOM 4
Learn More>
DJI GO 4 App
Use AEB shoot to get more dynanic image
Enter Camera View
Equipment
Editor
Explore
Me
Equipment
On the Equipment page, you can enter Camera View, visit the Academy or view your flight records.
Camera View
[1]
[17]
[2]
[3]
SAFE TO FLY (GPS)
09:29
[16]
ISO
1600
1/50
[4]
P-GPS
F 2.8
EV
[5]
[6]
[7]
12
2.0
[8]
61%
22:02
1080P 60
LOG
AE
MENU
[15]
[9]
[14]
[13]
[12]
[11]
H:
39M
V.S
2.3 M/S
D:
[10]
210M
H.S
4.2 M/S
232M
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[1] System Status
: Indicates the current aircraft system status and GPS signal strength.
[2] Battery Level Indicator
: Describes the battery level of the aircraft according to its immediate status. The colored
zones represent the various stages of battery level. When the battery level drops to a certain stage,
the system will prompt the user to take the appropriate action.
[3] Flight Mode
: The text next to this icon indicates the current flight mode.
Tap this icon to configure the Main Controller Settings, to change the flight limits and set the gain
values.
[4] GPS Signal Strength
DJI GO 4 App
: Shows the current GPS signal strength. White bars indicate adequate GPS strength.
[5] Remote Controller Signal
: Shows the signal strength of the remote controller.
[6] HD Video Link Signal Strength
: Shows the signal strength of the HD video downlink between the aircraft and the remote
controller.
[7] Battery Level
61% : Shows the current battery level.
Tap this icon to view the battery information menu where you can set the battery warning thresholds
and view the battery log.
[8] General Settings
: Tap this icon to view General Settings where you can set the flight parameters, and enable the
Flight Route display.
[9] Camera Operation Bar
The bar will be displayed when using the on-board camera.
Shutter and Recording Settings
: Tap this icon to enter various camera value settings including the Color Mode, Video Size, and
Image Size.
Shutter
: Tap this button to take a single photo. Press and hold this button to switch between Single Shot,
Triple Shot and Timed Shot modes.
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.
Playback
: Tap this icon to play back photos and videos after they are captured.
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Camera Settings
: Tap this icon to set the ISO, Shutter Speed and Exposure Value of the camera.
[10] Mini Map
Displays the flight path of the current flight. Tap the Mini Map to switch between Camera View and
Map View.
[11] Flight Telemetry
39M
V.S
2.3 M/S
D:
DJI GO 4 App
H:
210M
H.S
4.2 M/S
232M
Flight Attitude and Radar Function:
The aircraft’s flight attitude is indicated by the target-like icon.
(1) The red arrow shows which direction the aircraft is facing.
(2) The ratio of the grey area to the blue area indicates the aircraft’s pitch.
(3) The horizontal level of the grey area indicates the aircraft’s roll angle.
Flight Parameters:
Altitude: Vertical distance from the Home Point.
Distance: Horizontal distance from the Home Point.
Vertical Speed: Movement speed across a vertical distance.
Horizontal Speed: Movement speed across a horizontal distance.
Aircraft Distance:
The horizontal distance between the aircraft and the operator.
[12] Intelligent Flight Mode
: This icon displays the Intelligent Flight Mode settings when the aircraft has entered F-mode. Tap
to select one of the Intelligent Flight Modes. Refer to Intelligent Flight Modes (p. 62) for details.
[13] Return-to-Home (RTH)
: Initiate RTH home procedure. Tap to have the aircraft return to the latest Home Point.
[14] Gimbal Operation Mode
This icon will be displayed when using a DJI gimbal (or camera). Tap to select a mode or re-align
the gimbal.
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Follow Mode
The gimbal’s orientation is aligned with the aircraft’s nose. One user
alone can control the pitch motion of the gimbal, but a second operator
is required to control the yaw motion using a second remote controller.
FPV Mode
The gimbal will lock to the movement of the aircraft to provide a FirstPerson-View flying experience.
[15] Auto Takeoff/Landing
/
: Tap to initiate auto takeoff or landing.
[16] Livestream
: This icon indicates the current video feed is being broadcast live on YouTube. Ensure that
mobile data service is available on your mobile device.
DJI GO 4 App
[17] Back
: Tap this icon to return to the main menu.
Editor
An intelligent video editor is built into the DJI GO 4 app. After recording several video clips and
downloading them to your mobile device, go to Editor on the home screen. You can then select a
template and a specified number of clips which are automatically combined to create a short film that can
be shared immediately.
SkyPixel
Find out about our latest events, featured products and trending Skypixel uploads in the Explore page.
Me
If you already have a DJI account, you will be able to participate in forum discussions, earn Credits in the
DJI Store, and share your artwork with the community.
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Flight
This section describes safe flight
practices and flight restrictions.
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Flight
Once pre-flight preparation is complete, it is recommended that you use the flight simulator in the DJI GO
4 app to hone your flight skills and practice flying safely. Ensure that all flights are carried out in an open
area.
Flight Environment Requirements
Flight
1. Do not use the aircraft in severe weather conditions. These include wind speeds exceeding 10 m/s ,
snow, rain and fog.
2. Only fly in open areas. Tall structures and large metal structures may affect the accuracy of the onboard compass and GPS system.
3. Avoid obstacles, crowds, high voltage power lines, trees, and bodies of water.
4. Minimize interference by avoiding areas with high levels of electromagnetism, including base stations
and radio transmission towers.
5. Aircraft and battery performance is subject to environmental factors such as air density and temperature.
Be very careful when flying at altitudes greater than 19, 685 feet (6000 meters) above sea level, as the
performance of the battery and aircraft may be affected.
6. The Phantom 4 cannot operate within the polar areas.
Flight Limits and No-Fly Zones
All unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators should abide by all regulations set forth by government and
regulatory agencies including the ICAO and the FAA. For safety reasons, flights are limited by default,
which helps users operate this product safely and legally. Flight limitations include height limits, distance
limits, and No-Fly Zones.
When operating in P-mode, height limits, distance limits, and No-Fly Zones function concurrently to
manage flight safety. In A-mode, only height limits are in effect, which by default prevent the aircraft
altitude from exceeding 1640 feet (500 m) .
Maximum flight altitude & Radius Limits
Maximum flight altitude and radius limits may be changed in the DJI GO 4 app. Be aware that the
maximum flight altitude cannot exceed 1640 feet (500 meters). In accordance with these settings, your
Phantom 4 will fly in a restricted cylinder, as shown below:
Maximum Flight Altitude
Max Radius
Home Point
Height of aircraft
when turned on
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GPS Signal Strong
Blinking Green
Flight Limits
DJI GO 4 app
Aircraft Status Indicator
Maximum Flight
Altitude
Aircraft's altitude cannot
exceed the specified value.
Warning: Height
limit reached.
None.
Max Radius
Flight distance must be within
the max radius.
Warning: Distance
limit reached.
Rapid red flashing
when close to the
max radius limit.
GPS Signal Weak
Blinking Yellow
DJI GO 4 app
Aircraft Status Indicator
Maximum
Flight
Altitude
Height is restricted to 26 feet (8
meters)when the GPS signal is
weak and Vision Positioning is
activated. Height is restricted to
164 feet (50 meters) when the
GPS signal is weak and Vision
Positioning is inactivated.
Warning: Height limit
reached.
None.
Max Radius
No limits
Flight
Flight Limits
If the aircraft flies out of the limit, you can still control the aircraft, but you cannot fly it any
farther.
If the aircraft flies out of the max radius it will fly back within range automatically when GPS
signal is strong.
No-Fly Zones
All No-Fly Zones are listed on the DJI official website at http://www.dji.com/flysafe/no-fly. No-Fly
Zones are divided into Airports and Restricted Areas. Airports include major airports and flying
fields where manned aircraft operate at low altitudes. Restricted Areas include border lines between
countries or sensitive institute. The details of the No-Fly Zones are explained as follow:
Airport
(1) Airport No-Fly Zone are comprised of Take-off Restricted zones and Restricted Altitude Zones. Each
zone features circles of various sizes.
(2) R1 miles (value of the R1 depends on the size and shape of the airport) around the airport is a Takeoff restricted zone, inside of which take off is prevented.
(3) From R1 mile to R1 + 1 mile around the airport the flight altitude is limited to a 15 degree inclination.
Starting at 65 feet (20 meters) from the edge of airport and radiating outward. The flight altitude is
limited to 1640 feet (500 meters) at R1+1 mile
(4) When the aircraft enters within 320 feet (100 meters) of No-Fly Zones, a warning message will appear
on the DJI GO 4 app.
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1640
feet
66 feet
1 mile
R1
R2
320 feet
1640
feet
66 feet
1 mile
320 feet
R1
R2
Restricted Area
Flight
(1) Restricted Areas does not have flight altitude restrictions.
(2) R miles around the designated restriction area is a Take-off Restricted area. Aircraft cannot take off
within this zone. The value of R varies based on the definition of the restricted areas.
(3) A “warning zone” has been set around the Restricted Area. When the aircraft approaches within 0.062
miles (100 m) of this zone, a warning message will appear on the DJI GO 4 app.
100 m
100m
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GPS Signal Strong
Zone
No-fly Zone
Warning zone
Free zone
Aircraft
Status
Indicator
Restriction
DJI GO 4 app Prompt
Motors will not start.
Warning: You are in a No-fly
zone. Take off prohibited.
If the aircraft enters the
restricted area in A-mode, but is
switched to P-mode, the aircraft
will automatically descend, land,
and stop its motors.
Warning: You are in a no-fly zone.
Automatic landing has begun.
If the aircraft enters the restricted
area in A-mode, but is switched
to P-mode, it will descend to an
appropriate altitude and hover
15 feet below the altitude limit.
R1: Warning: You are in a
restricted zone. Descending to
safe altitude.
R2: Warning: You are in a
restricted zone. Maximum flight
altitude is restricted to between
20m and 500m. Fly cautiously.
No flight restriction applies, but
there will be a warning .
Warning: You are approaching a
restricted zone, Fly cautiously.
No restrictions.
None.
Red flashing
Flight
Restrictedaltitude flight
zone
Blinking Green
None.
Semi-automatic descent: All stick commands are available except the left stick command during
the descent and landing process. Motors will stop automatically after landing.
When flying in a safety zone, the aircraft's status indicator will blink red rapidly and continue for
3 seconds, then switch to indicate current flying status and continue for 5 seconds at which
point it will switch back to blinking red.
For safety reasons, please do not fly close to airports, highways, railway stations, railway lines,
city centers, or other sensitive areas. Fly the aircraft only within your line of sight.
Preflight Checklist
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remote controller, Intelligent Flight Battery, and mobile device are fully charged.
Propellers are mounted correctly and firmly.
Micro SD card has been inserted, if necessary.
Gimbal is functioning normally.
Motors can start and are functioning normally.
The DJI GO 4 app is successfully connected to the aircraft.
Ensure that the sensors for the Obstacle Sensing System are clean.
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Calibrating the Compass
Only calibrate the compass when the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator prompt you to do so. Observe
the following rules when calibrating your compass:
DO NOT calibrate your compass where there is a chance of strong magnetic interference, such
as magnetite, parking structures, and steel reinforcements underground.
DO NOT carry ferromagnetic materials with you during calibration such as cellular phones.
The DJI GO 4 app will prompt you to resolve the compass issue if the compass is affected by
strong interference after calibration is complete. Follow the prompted instructions to resolve the
compass issue.
Calibration Procedures
Flight
Choose an open area to carry out the following procedures.
1. Ensure that the compass is calibrated. If you did not calibrate the compass as part of your pre-flight
preparations, or if you have moved to a new location since the last calibration, tap the Aircraft Status
Bar in the app and select “Calibrate”, then follow the on-screen instructions.
2. Hold the aircraft horizontally and rotate 360 degrees. The Aircraft Status Indicators will display a solid
green light.
3. Hold the aircraft vertically, with nose pointing downward, and rotate it 360 degrees around the center
axis. Recalibrate the compass if the Aircraft Status Indicator glows solid red.
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4. Re-calibrate the aircraft if the aircraft status indicators blink red.
If the Aircraft Status Indicator blinks red and yellow after the calibration procedure, move your
aircraft to a different location and try again.
Calibrate the compass before each flight. Launch the DJI GO 4 app and follow the on-screen
instructions to calibrate the compass. DO NOT calibrate the compass near metal objects such
as a metal bridge, cars, scaffolding.
If the aircraft status indicators is blinking red and yellow alternately after placing the aircraft on
the ground, the compass has detected magnetic interference. Change your location.
When to Recalibrate
Flight
1.When compass data is abnormal and the Aircraft Status Indicator is blinking green and yellow.
2.When flying in a new location or in a location that is different from the most recent flight.
3.When the mechanical or physical structure of the Phantom 4 has been changed.
4.When severe drifting occurs in flight, i.e. Phantom 4 does not fly in straight line.
Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing
Auto Takeoff
Use auto takeoff only if the Aircraft Status Indicators are blinking green. Follow the steps below to use the
auto takeoff feature:
1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app, and enter “Camera” page.
2. Ensure the aircraft is in P- mode.
3. Complete all steps on the pre-flight checklist.
4. Tap“ ”, and confirm that conditions are safe for flight. Slide the icon to confirm and takeoff.
5. Aircraft takes off and hovers at (1.2 meters) above ground.
Aircraft Status Indicator blinks rapidly when it is using the Vision Position System for stabilization.
The aircraft will automatically hover below 3 meters. It is recommended to wait until there is
sufficient GPS lock before using the Auto Take-off feature.
Auto-Landing
Use auto-landing only if the Aircraft Status Indicators are blinking green. Follow the steps below to use
the auto-landing feature:
1. Ensure the aircraft is in P- mode.
2. Check the landing area condition before tapping “
instructions.
”, to begin landing. Then follow the on-screen
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Starting/Stopping the Motors
Starting the Motors
A Combination Stick Command (CSC) is used to start the motors. Push both sticks to the bottom
inner or outer corners to start the motors. Once the motors have started spinning, release both sticks
simultaneously.
OR
Stopping the Motors
Flight
There are two methods to stop the motors.
Method 1: When Phantom 4 has landed, push the left stick down , then conduct the same CSC that
was used to start the motors, as described above . Motors will stop immediately. Release both sticks
once motors stop.
Method 2: When the aircraft has landed, push and hold the left stick down. The motors will stop after three
seconds.
OR
Method 1
Method 2
Stop the motor mid-flight
Pull the left stick to the bottom inside corners and press the RTH button at the same time. Only stop the
motors mid-flight in emergency situations when doing so can reduce the risk of damage or injury.
Refer to the user manual for details.
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Flight Test
Takeoff/Landing Procedures
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Place the aircraft in an open, flat area with the battery level indicators facing towards you.
Turn on the remote controller and your mobile device, then turn on the Intelligent Flight Battery.
Launch the DJI GO 4 app and enter the Camera page.
Wait until the Aircraft Indicators blink green. This means the Home Point is recorded and it is now safe
to fly. If they flash yellow, the Home Point has not been recorded.
Push the left stick up slowly to take off or use Auto Takeoff.
Shoot photos and videos using the DJI GO 4 app.
To land, hover over a level surface and gently pull down on the left stick to descend.
After landing, execute the CSC command or hold the left stick at its lowest position until the motors
stop.
Turn off the Intelligent Flight Battery first, then the Remote Controller.
Video Suggestions and Tips
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go through the full pre-flight checklist before each flight.
Select the desired gimbal operation mode in the DJI GO 4 app.
Only shoot video when flying in P-mode.
Always fly in good weather and avoid flying in rain or heavy wind.
Choose the camera settings that suit your needs. Settings include photo format and exposure
compensation.
6. Perform flight tests to establish flight routes and preview scenes.
7. Push the control sticks gently to keep the aircraft’s movement smooth and stable.
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Flight
When the Aircraft Status Indicators blink yellow rapidly during flight, the aircraft has entered Failsafe
mode.
A low battery level warning is indicated by the Aircraft Status Indicators blinking red slowly or
rapidly during flight.
Watch our video tutorials for more flight information.
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FAQ
What is ActiveTrack?
ActiveTrack allows an aircraft to track a moving subject without a separate GPS tracker. Simply tap on the
mobile device screen inside the DJI GO 4 app to select the subject to be tracked. The aircraft will lock on
the subject and start tracking it automatically from a safe distance.
What is TapFly?
TapFly means you can fly in any direction with a tap of the finger, without a remote controller. With Obstacle
Avoidance turned on, the aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles, slow down or hover when required,
provided that the scene is bright enough ( < 300 lux) or too bright ( > 10,000 lux).
What is the Phantom 4 Obstacle Sensing System?
The Phantom 4 is equipped with an Obstacle Sensing System that constantly scans for obstacles in front of
it, allowing it to avoid collisions by going around, over or hovering.
FAQ
Why does the Phantom 4 have a magnesium core?
The revolutionary magnesium core embedded into the aircraft greatly increases rigidity, minimizing
unwanted vibrations. This ensures the precision and performance of the inertial measurement unit (IMU).
The weight of the aircraft is also reduced through this magnesium core.
What changes were made to the Phantom 4 remote?
The Phantom 4 introduces a Sport mode, accessible through a new trio of modes, P, S and A.
P (Position) mode is the standard mode, giving access to normal flight as well as Intelligent Flight Modes,
ActiveTrack and TapFly.
S (Sport) Mode unlocks maximum flight speeds of up to 44mph (72kmh).
A (Attitude) Mode remains the same and removes satellite stabilization in flight. It allows the Phantom to
move more smoothly and naturally.
The ‘Playback’ button on the top right of the remote controller has been changed into a ‘Pause’ button that
lets you put the Phantom into hover during any Intelligent Flight Mode, ActiveTrack or TapFly with a tap.
What improvements have been made to the Phantom 4 Vision Positioning Unit?
The Vision Positioning System now uses four sensors to increase hovering accuracy and reliability, creating
a more controlled flying experience. Its sonar system has been improved and now functions from up to 10
meters off the ground. In ideal situations, these combine to give the Phantom 4 Vision Positioning System a
vertical hover accuracy of +/- 0.1 m and a horizontal hover accuracy of +/- 0.3 m.
What is the effective range of the Obstacle Sensing System on Phantom 4?
The effective range of the Obstacle Sensing System is 0.7 to 15 meters. Although the DJI GO 4 app will
indicate when there are obstacles present, pilots should always be paying attention to the aircraft during
flight.
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Does Obstacle Sensing System work in all modes?
The Obstacle Sensing System can be enabled in ActiveTrack, TapFly, Normal mode and all Intelligent
Navigation functions.
What are the major improvements in the Phantom 4 propulsion system?
The motor on the Phantom 4 is designed to work with the latest Push-and-Release Propellers. With this
locking mechanism, propellers can withstand drastic changes of motor speed, allowing the aircraft to be
more agile and more responsive to the pilot command.
How many minutes of flight time can Phantom 4 achieve with the new Intelligent Flight Battery?
At sea level in calm environments when flying in ATTI mode, the Phantom 4 can achieve 28 minute flight
times. This will vary due to different flight patterns, weather conditions and altitudes.
What are the major differences between the Phantom 4 propellers and the Phantom 3 ones?
FAQ
The new Push-and-Release propellers are faster to install and more secure than the Self Tightening
propellers used previously. This security allows them to handle faster acceleration and harder braking.
What makes the Phantom 4 gimbal better?
The gimbal and camera system is integrated into the body, bringing it closer to the aircraft’s center of
gravity. It is also made of a rigid and strong composite material.
What makes the Phantom 4 camera better?
The Phantom 4 camera has been improved in terms of image quality. Chromatic aberration has been
reduced by 56% and lens distortion had been reduced by 36% compared to Phantom 3 Professional.
In addition to lens improvements, camera firmware has been tweaked to enable the camera to capture
120fps video in full 1080p FHD (the camera’s field of view will be reconfigured to 47° when recording in
this mode) for smooth slow motion.
Why add a redundant IMU and compass to the Phantom 4?
A redundant IMU and compass enhances system reliability. The Phantom 4 can constantly compare data
received from both IMUs and then navigate itself using the most accurate data. The same is true of the
redundant compasses.
What are the highlights of the Phantom 4 remote control and live feed?
The Phantom 4’s remote control and live feed is based on DJI Lightbridge technology, providing effective
control range of up to 3.1mi (5km) in unobstructed areas that are free from interference. Its HD live feed
gives you an exact view of your flight, perfect for composing shots.
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Does the Phantom 4 have Return-to-Home?
Yes. It also has Smart Return Home which engages the Obstacle Sensing System during return to home
flight. If the aircraft sees an obstacle on its way back, it will intelligently avoid it as it comes home.
What’s the purpose of the Sport Mode?
Giving a top speed of 44.7mph (72Kph), Sport mode can be used for fun, letting you fly faster than ever, or
to get to your shoot location while the light is perfect.
What’s the horizontal speed of Phantom 4 in ATTI Mode?
The horizontal speed of the Phantom 4 in ATTI mode is 35.8mph (57.6kph).
What is the difference between Sport Mode and ATTI Mode?
Though Phantom 4 can fly up to 44.7mph in both Sport Mode and ATTI Mode, Phantom 4 will use GPS/
Glonass and its Vision Positioning System to achieve precision while hovering. In ATTI Mode, GPS and
Vision Positioning System will not function to aid the aircraft in terms of hovering or navigation.
tracking?
Tap the Stop button on the left of the screen or pull the pitch stick backward for 3 seconds to exit
ActiveTrack. After exiting, the aircraft will hover in place. At this point you may choose to start a new
mission or bring the aircraft back to the Home Point.
How small an object can the Obstacle Sensing System see?
The minimum pixel size that the Obstacle Sensing system can see is 500 pixels.
What is ActiveTrack’s minimum altitude?
ActiveTrack will work down to 9ft (3m) above the ground.
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FAQ
In ActiveTrack, how do you untrack the subject? What happens to the aircraft after you stop
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Appendix
Specifications
Aircraft
Weight (Battery & Propellers
Included)
1380 g
Max Ascent Speed
6 m/s ( Sport mode )
Max Descent Speed
4 m/s ( Sport mode )
Max Speed
20 m/s ( Sport mode )
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level
19685 feet ( 6000 m )
( Software altitude limit: 400 feet above takeoff point )
Max Flight Time
Approx. 28 minutes
Operating Temperature Range
32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Satellite Systems
GPS/GLONASS
Gimbal
Controllable Range
Pitch: - 90° to + 30°
Obstacle Sensory Range
2 - 49 feet ( 0.7 - 15 m )
Operating Environment
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting ( lux > 15 )
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Obstacle Sensing System
Vision Positioning System
Velocity Range
≤10 m/s ( 2 m above ground )
Altitude Range
0 - 33 feet ( 0 - 10 m )
Operating Range
0 - 33 feet ( 0 - 10 m )
Operating Environment
Surfaces with a clear pattern and adequate lighting ( lux > 15 )
Camera
Sensor
Lens
1/2.3” Effective pixels:12 M
FOV ( Field Of View ) 94°
20 mm ( 35 mm format equivalent )
f/2.8 focus at ∞
ISO Range
100-3200(video) 100-1600(photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed
8 s to 1/8000 s
Max Image Size
4000 x 3000
Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Still Photography Modes
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB):
3/5 Bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
Time-lapse
HDR
UHD: 4096×2160 (4K)
3840×2160 (4K)
Video Recording Modes
Max. Bitrate Of Video Storage
24 / 25p
24 / 25 / 30p
2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080
24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD:
24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
1280×720
60 Mbps
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Supported File Systems
FAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )
Photo
JPEG, DNG ( RAW )
Video
MP4 / MOV ( MPEG – 4 AVC / H.264 )
Supported SD Cards
Micro SD, Max capacity: 64GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature
32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Remote Controller
Operating Frequency
Max Transmission Distance
2.400 GHz to 2.483 GHz
FCC Compliant: 3.1 mi ( 5 km ); CE Compliant: 2.2 mi ( 3.5 km )
( Unobstructed, free of interference )
Operating Temperature
32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Battery
6000 mAh LiPo 2S
Mobile Device Holder
Tablets and smartphones
Transmitter Power ( EIRP )
FCC: 23 dBm; CE: 17 dBm
Operating Voltage
7.4V @ 1.2A
Charger
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Voltage
17.4 V
Rated Power
100 W
Intelligent Flight Battery ( PH4 - 5350 mAh -15.2 V )
Capacity
5350 mAh
Voltage
15.2 V
Battery Type
LiPo 4S
Energy
81.3 Wh
Net Weight
462 g
Operating Temperature
14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )
Max. Charging Power
100 W
Aircraft Status Indicator Description
Normal
Alternatively
Red, Green and Yellow Flash
Turning on and Self-Diagnostics
Green and Yellow Flash Alternatively Aircraft Warming Up
Green Flashes Slowly
X2
Green Flashes Twice
Yellow Flashes Slowly
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Safe to Fly (P-mode with GPS and Vision Positioning)
Safe to Fly (P-mode with Vision Positioning but without GPS)
Safe to Fly (A-mode but No GPS and Vision Positioning)
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Warning
Fast Yellow Flashing
Remote Controller Signal Lost
Slow Red Flashing
Low Battery Warning
Fast Red Flashing
Critical Battery Warning
Red Flashing Alternatively
IMU Error
— Solid Red
Critical Error
Red and Yellow Flash Alternatively
Compass Calibration Required
Firmwares Update
The firmware update will take around 15 minutes. It is normal that the gimbal go limp, aircraft
status indicator blinks abnormally and the aircraft reboots. Please wait patiently until the update
is complete.
There will be no sound prompts during the update.
Ensure the computer has access to the Internet.
Ensure the battery level is adequate for the Intelligent Flight Battery.
Do not disconnect the aircraft from the computer during firmware update.
Intelligent Flight Mode
Intelligent Flight mode includes Course Lock, Home Lock, Point of Interest (POI), Follow Me and
Waypoints features to assist users to create professional shoots during the flight. Course Lock and Home
Point lock helps to lock the orientation of aircraft so that the user can focus more on other operations.
Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints mode enable aircraft to fly automatically according to the
pre-set flight maneuvers.
Course Lock
Lock the current nose direction as the aircraft’s forward direction. The aircraft will
move in the locked directions regardless of its orientation (yaw angle).
Home Lock
Pull the pitch stick backward to move the aircraft toward its recorded Home Point.
Point of Interest
The aircraft will orbit around the subject automatically to allow the operator can be
more focus on framing their shoot on the subject in Point of Interest.
Follow Me
A virtual tether is created between the aircraft and the mobile device so that the
aircraft can track your movement as you move. Note that Follow Me performance is
subject to the GPS accuracy on the mobile device.
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Use DJI Assistant 2 or DJI GO 4 app to update aircraft and remote controller. Follow the instructions
below to update the firmware through DJI Assistant 2:
1. Connect the aircraft to a computer with a USB cable.
2. Launch DJI Assistant 2 and login with your DJI account.
3. Select “Phantom 4” and click on the “Firmware Updates” on the left panel.
4. Select the firmware version that you wish to update.
5. Wait for the firmware to be downloaded and firmware update will start automatically.
6. Reboot the aircraft after the firmware update is complete.
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Waypoints
Record a flight path, then the aircraft will fly along the same path repeatedly while
you control the camera and orientation. The flight path can be saved and re-apply
in the future.
Enable Multiple Flight Mode by launching the DJI GO 4 app > Camera View >
Multiple Flight Mode before using the Intelligent Flight Mode for the first time.
> Advanced Settings >
After-Sales Information
Visit the following pages to learn more about After-sales policy and warranty information:
1. After-sales Policy: http://www.dji.com/service
2. Refund Policy: http://www.dji.com/service/refund-return
3. Paid Repair Service: http://www.dji.com/service/repair-service
4. Warranty Service: http://www.dji.com/service/warranty-service
FCC Compliance
FCC Compliance
Appendix
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
Compliance Information
FCC Warning Message
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator&
your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
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the interference by one or more of the following measures:
—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
IC RSS warning
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard (s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent areil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada licables aux areils radio exempts de licence.
L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l'areil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l'utilisateur de l'areil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est
susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.
IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
KCC Warning Message
“해당무선설비는 운용 중 전파혼신 가능성이 있으므로 인명안전과 관련된 서비스는 할 수 없습니다 .”
“해당 무선설비는 운용 중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음”
NCC Warning Message
低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
第十二條經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加
大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
第十四條低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應改善至無
干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法
通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。
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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.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator&
your body.
Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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