The DJI CP.PT.000168 Phantom 3 Standard introduces 2.7K ("UHD") aerial video acquisition to the Phantom line. Its dedicated camera is mounted via a 3-axis motorized gimbal that stabilizes the footage and enables manual tilting from a dial on the controller. The control signal operates on 5.8 GHz, plus there is a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi downlink for live 720p video monitoring and app-based control using DJI's free GO app. Thanks to a Wi-Fi range extender, the Wi-Fi boasts a range of 3280' line-of-sight. GPS equipped, the Phantom 3 Standard sports the assisted flying features, such as automatic return home, that have become staples of the Phantom series. Thanks to redesigned, more efficient motors, flight times of up to 25 minutes are possible.
A ready-to-fly-quadcopter, the Phantom 3 Standard comes prepackaged with the basics to get your started: a radio controller (transmitter), flight battery and charger, two sets of props, a mobile device clamp, 8GB memory card, and more. As will all multi-rotors, be sure to follow all pre-flight calibrations steps to ensure correct operation of the navigation system before hitting the skies.
This drone must be registered by the end user with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before first flight. Owners may register through a web-based system at www.faa.gov/uas/registration. More info can be found at http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19856