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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Powerful Quadcopter Which Its Toy Form deceives Its Looks. Written By A Quadcopter Professional., 8 May 2014
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I ordered this quadcopter for a friend who wanted me to unbox the quadcopter and get it all working.

I received the quadcopter within 2 days, then proceeded to assemble and charge (assembling took roughly 15 minuits). Then calibrated it, following by a quick test flight, (if you want to see my recommended first time fly ,extracted from my App available for iphone ,DJI Phantom Unofficial Guide, go to the bottom of this review)

Charging takes about 1-3 hours depending on settings on charger, battery life is about 10-13 mins. I personally recommend buying some more batteries of a website called first personview.co.uk they cost about £20 each.

I personally think that this quadcopter is a great place to start if you are coming in to the world of quadcopter.

But i use a group on Facebook called 'dji phantom owners page' for help.

Pros and Cons
Pros;
Easy to fly
good value
fairly crash resistant
everything is repairable
everything is upgradeable

Cons;
can get expensive
can get complicated without good guidance ("DJI PHANTOM UNOFFICIAL GUIDE") is a good place to start
DJI suport is not good
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EXTRACT FROM "DJI PHANTOM UNOFFICIAL GUIDE"
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Just ordered A phantom, well here is the right place to start. This guide will help you through your phantoms journey, and give you some tips, help, and guidance. When you get your phantom in the post, take it out of the box lay all of the pieces out on the table along with a philips screwdriver, and some patience.

Before assembling the phantom take the charger and cables and assemble (on wire with red and black connector make shore to plug in right way around, or you risk shorting the charger). The charger has 5 parts you need to know about at this stage, the yellow connecter; this is called a XT60 connector it is the way that you transfer power to the battery or power to your phantom. The balancing ports on the right; they tell the charger how much charge each cell of the battery has. The left switch; tells the charger what type of battery you are using, for the phantom you use LiPo. The right switch; tells how much power the battery is charging at, I recommend charging at “1” if you are not waiting for the battery to charge, it will take about 3 hours to charge, if you are waiting for the battery to charge but it is not essential charge on “2”, this will take about 2 hours to charge, if you really need the battery to be charged, charge on “3”, this will charge in 1 hour, the reason which you want to charge the battery with the smallest amount of energy is because the more the battery particles are “exited” the shorter the battery span is. The LED in the Middle; tells you the status, red green means that it is charging, red red, means no battery is detected, green green, means nearly charged and if you need to you can disconnect because it is only balancing the battery cells, solid green means that the battery is fully charged and you should disconnect the battery.

Now you have the battery on charge you can start assembling the phantom when assembling the phantom put the landing gear on first (white leg things) with the included philips screws and your own screwdriver (make shore that the little silver box is on the same side of the cable which you connect to it the part is the compass).

Now your phantom has the landing gear attached you need to put the 4 stickers on the arms, once that is done all that is left is to put the propellers on, they are self-tightening so you do not need a tool to put them on, the propellers with black go on the motors with a tiny black do on it.

Then put 4 “AA” batteries in the transmitter (white box with antenna on it)

All of the hardware has been set up now you need to download the Naza assistant on a windows computer a the link is available on the “links" page of this app. When you have downloaded the program connect your phantom using the usb cable, and usb extender to the computer (the lights on the computer bottom left should turn on) and familiarise yourself with the options, then you can disconnect the phantom from the computer.

Take the phantom, and transmitter outside into a aria with no houses nearby (if puzzled check with local laws) then turn on the white controller and put phantom on a reasonably flat surface and connect the battery to the phantom and put the battery in the compartment and close the battery door. Then Wait about 2 minuets.

First flight; flick the left and right switches all the way up on the transmitter, then flick the right stick up and down around 10 times until the light on the phantoms LED goes stable orange, then turn the phantom 180º on the spot until the phantom LED turns to a stable green then point the battery door down towards the ground and turn the phantom 180° around the point of the battery door then the LED should start flashing. Wait a couple minuets before taking, checking that the left and right switches are all the way up, off then give full throttle until it is about 1-2 meters above the ground, in this flight we will familiarise yourself with the controls, now try to use the right stick and move around slowly (TIP: try to always keep the LED pointed towards you at all times to help you with orientation problems) If you feel ready move the phantom around in a bigger aria while observing obstacles and risks, when the LED flashes red it is time to bring the phantom back to you and land. Now charge your phantom on “2”

Second flight; flick the left and right switches all the way up on the transmitter, wait 2 minutes and push the throttle all the way up (the rotation of the phantom is only necessary when traveling over 100 miles) now it is your choice on what to do on this flight, but make shore to look out for the red flashing LED.

Happy Flying!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant piece of kit!, 3 Mar 2014
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Be aware you do need read all the instructions and watch the 'how to' videos on Youtube and be fairly 'techie' to get this going. This is a most amazing RC 'copter and camera. I had been flying a basic RC quadcopter for a few months so I did come to this with a bit of experience of the basics of flying one. Video quality is good and the stability and maneuverability of the 'copter is amazing. Flight times are fairly short (purchase a second battery) and the prop guards could save some early accidents! If you are thinking of purchasing one of these, as long as you do your homework, it is a brilliant piece of kit. It is not a toy,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should have bought one sooner, 24 April 2014
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This is such a fun machine easy to control, wicked airel pictures and video. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and works like a dream, 5 July 2014
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It arrived promptly and well boxed.
After a few minor problems with the instruction manual, we got everything working perfectly.
It is very well designed, and works like a dream. We are very happy with the camera quality.

(the optional propellor protectors are a must!)

Skully.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic bit of kit, 17 Nov 2014
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This review is from: DJI Ready to Fly Phantom Quadcopter (Toy)
fantastic easy to fly , good quality photos and reasonable video ,ideal to learn drone Aerial photography ,
you must have an i phone /smart phone to use the First-Person View Camera .
it has gps /giro assisted flight ,auto land when the battery gets low .
. each battery lasts for 10 to 15 min ( depending on how fast/ hard you fly it ) so extra battery's are a must ( don't get the cheep compatible ones as they dont last long ..( maplin has the original ones on sale for about £30 .. )
hardiest part of flight is take off and landing but with practice this becomes easy ..
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