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DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D

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Product Highlights
  • Facilitates Communication With H3-2D
  • Provides Power and Enables Tilt Control
  • For Original Phantom Quadcopter

The DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D is an upgrade board for the original Phantom Quadcopter allowing it to provide power, tilt control, and other electronic communication with the Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal.

Note: The Phantom 2 does not require this upgrade kit to use a gimbal. This board is specifically for the original Phantom in stock configuration. Additionally, some custom or upgraded configurations of the original Phantom may not require this board either as the necessary connections will already be provided by the hardware that has been installed.

Note: Installation of this board requires disassembly of Phantom in addition to splicing and soldering of wires.

Upgraded LED & MC Board

PMU integrated
Additional 8-pin interface for gimbal
Additional 6-pin interface for video link

Tilt Control

Slide lever on Phantom Transmitter (TX) to enable simple tilt control for the Zenmuse H3-2D
Compatibility DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal
Original DJI Phantom Quadcopter -- not require by Phantom 2
DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D
  • Upgraded LED & MC Board
  • Tilt Lever
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    DJIPhantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D
     
    4.3

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (17)
    • Highly compatible (14)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Produces high quality film (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD shooting (12)
      • Shooting outdoors (11)
      • Documentaries (8)
      • Home movies (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (14), Tech savvy (11), Aspiring film maker (3), Technically challenged (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent choice

      This is a perfect solution for the DJI Phantom.But when looking at the tutorials you get confused and think that some gear was missing from the box.But everything you need to control the gimbal is...Read complete review

      This is a perfect solution for the DJI Phantom.But when looking at the tutorials you get confused and think that some gear was missing from the box.But everything you need to control the gimbal is included in this updated PCBBut the problem rises later when you wanted to check the tutorials.The first week I owned this the videos from DJI was available.But due to a conflict with the US CEO all the videos have been removed.If I had know this I would have looked for something else.Luckily I managed to do this upgrade before the tutorials was removed.It can be a challenge to follow the instructions from DJI Wiki.So ask friends for help that have done this before.That is why I said this could be difficult to install in the Cons.Just remember to calibrate your gear after everything have been installed. You might event want to do the TX and IMU calibration, Better safe than sorry

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Get it pre-installed

      First off, I love how in the pictures here it shows that documentation is included with this. That would have been cool if I had gotten that. Yes, there are tons of videos...Read complete review

      First off, I love how in the pictures here it shows that documentation is included with this. That would have been cool if I had gotten that. Yes, there are tons of videos online about installing this, good luck finding the actual one video you're looking for.I bought this Upgrade kit and the H3-2D gimbal, in the gimbal box there is a GCU unit that videos all show soldering in but, when in fact it's not needed with this upgrade. So that's not confusing at all....next, the only slight bit of documentation I had shows the gray 8 pin wire being installed to connect to the gimbal, it isn't until after you re-assemble the entire unit you realize that gray wire is way too short and you should have used the black wire.Another frustration is not having a single clue how to actually mount the gimbal to the Phantom. Not even one photo in the box, really? So now you're plowing through videos online again not knowing that you're supposed to separate the two cross pieces of the mount from the rubbers in order to screw it on.I just think for the cost of this whole upgrade, gimbal included it wouldn't hurt to maybe include a little better documentation. It could have been so much easier, especially if you bought a Phantom that already included this upgrade.Now, that I've finally got it all installed I can start to figure out why it only points straight down and the gimbal motors are so hot and it doesn't seem to respond to the transmitter. For a cost breakdown, (so far)estimating your time is worth say $ per hour and the cost of all parts I figure I'm getting close to a grand on this upgrade. That's why I feel like the pre-installed route is easily the best way to go.I probably shouldn't be too shocked by any of this really, the Phantom itself didn't include a single scrap of paper in the box so, I don't know why I expect different? Even the janky furniture you buy now days includes a list of all of the parts that should have came with the thing. Is that too much to ask?

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      5.0

      Great Upgrade

      By Tom

      from San Diego, Ca

      About Me Aerial Photographer, Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Saves Money

      Cons

      • Must Have Soldering Skill

      Best Uses

      • Great Phantom Upgrade

      Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

      I upgraded to this board to utilize my H3-2d Zenmuse Gopro Gimbal. It saves from having to buy a PMU and GCU to use this gimbal. The install was straight forward requiring basic soldering skills. All worked perfectly at the end. Thank you to BH for the fast shipping.

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      5.0

      Easy Do it Yourself Project

      By Danny

      from NY, NY

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

          Found this product after talking to technical support. Instiallation was easy as "Insert part A into slot B." Requires soldering.

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          5.0

          When no one else had it.

          By trident

          from Keller, TX

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

              Searched and finally found the item at B&H. Shipping was fast and price was excellent. Will use again and again.

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              2.0

              Get it pre-installed

              By howzball

              from DFW

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Documentation

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                  First off, I love how in the pictures here it shows that documentation is included with this. That would have been cool if I had gotten that. Yes, there are tons of videos online about installing this, good luck finding the actual one video you're looking for.I bought this Upgrade kit and the H3-2D gimbal, in the gimbal box there is a GCU unit that videos all show soldering in but, when in fact it's not needed with this upgrade. So that's not confusing at all....next, the only slight bit of documentation I had shows the gray 8 pin wire being installed to connect to the gimbal, it isn't until after you re-assemble the entire unit you realize that gray wire is way too short and you should have used the black wire.Another frustration is not having a single clue how to actually mount the gimbal to the Phantom. Not even one photo in the box, really? So now you're plowing through videos online again not knowing that you're supposed to separate the two cross pieces of the mount from the rubbers in order to screw it on.I just think for the cost of this whole upgrade, gimbal included it wouldn't hurt to maybe include a little better documentation. It could have been so much easier, especially if you bought a Phantom that already included this upgrade.Now, that I've finally got it all installed I can start to figure out why it only points straight down and the gimbal motors are so hot and it doesn't seem to respond to the transmitter. For a cost breakdown, (so far)estimating your time is worth say $ per hour and the cost of all parts I figure I'm getting close to a grand on this upgrade. That's why I feel like the pre-installed route is easily the best way to go.I probably shouldn't be too shocked by any of this really, the Phantom itself didn't include a single scrap of paper in the box so, I don't know why I expect different? Even the janky furniture you buy now days includes a list of all of the parts that should have came with the thing. Is that too much to ask?

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                  5.0

                  low price, quick service

                  By Jim

                  from Lawrenceburg

                  Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                  Product was exactly as described, low price and free 2 day shipping. It was DJI original product not so clone knock off. Very happy and satisfied with my purchase.

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                  4.0

                  Board Upgrade for P1 Users

                  By Treyz_GoPro Productions

                  from South Salem, NY

                  About Me Gopro User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Fpv System

                  Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                  I have the original P1 with Tarot V2 gimbal and am now upgrading to FPV system. This is necessary for anyone with a P1 who wants to have On Screen Display on their FPV system. Just installed very easily if you know anything about soldering and looking forward to installing the rest of the gear.Comes with control lever for Zenmuse gimbal as well, it will work for the Tarot but I installed my own from @ ($) which is way more convenient and efficient

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                  5.0

                  Kit works great

                  By BillJ

                  from Elizabethtown, Pa

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No Can-bus Port

                  Best Uses

                  • Phantom V1 Up To V111

                  Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                  This is is pretty self explanatory on how to install it. The directions that come with it are easy to follow and if you back them up with the numerous YouTube videos and are reasonably good at soldering, then you will have no problem installing itThe only drawback I have found is there is no can-bus connection on the board. However, once again there are YouTube videos on how to create a can-bus connector and where to solder it onto this boardAll in all, if you are flying the original Phantom and want to run either the Zenmuse H3-2d or H3-3D then buy this kit. When using with the H3-2D gimbal, you will not need to Gimbal Control unit that cones with the gimbal itself. The H3-3D does not come with the unit but it odes not matter, it is built onto this board.Do not forget to run the update once this is installed. Just plug in the Phantom as you normally would and run the Assistant software and it will find everything it needs

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                  5.0

                  Better than the modular approach

                  By Gus

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Hacker

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                    This is an easy to install upgrade kit for the Phantom that makes is easy to use a Gimbal.

                    Of note, this board works with the H3-3D.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent choice

                    By ArcticShooter

                    from Norway

                    About Me Amateur, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Everything You Need
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Install
                    • Missing Tutorials

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                    This is a perfect solution for the DJI Phantom.But when looking at the tutorials you get confused and think that some gear was missing from the box.But everything you need to control the gimbal is included in this updated PCBBut the problem rises later when you wanted to check the tutorials.The first week I owned this the videos from DJI was available.But due to a conflict with the US CEO all the videos have been removed.If I had know this I would have looked for something else.Luckily I managed to do this upgrade before the tutorials was removed.It can be a challenge to follow the instructions from DJI Wiki.So ask friends for help that have done this before.That is why I said this could be difficult to install in the Cons.Just remember to calibrate your gear after everything have been installed. You might event want to do the TX and IMU calibration, Better safe than sorry

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                    3.0

                    A must to use Zenmuse gimbal

                    By el yeipi

                    from Mexico city

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                    • Complicated Installation
                    • Very Poor Instructions

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                    A great product that is a must if you want to use Zenmuse Gimbal. Installation is very complex mainly because the instructions are not so clear (very small and blurry photos) and not actualized with the Naza m v2 so you have to guess many of the connections. Also the tutorial videos for installation in the manufacturers webpage are not actualized.

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                    4.0

                    pretty darn difficult!

                    By Vanillafunk

                    from Washington DC metropolitan area

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                          Obviously it's a necessary piece to make the gimbal work! It's an absolute bear to install and I'm pretty comfortable doing electronic repairs and construction! Now I don't want to freak anyone out about doing it (cause if I can you can too) but it seemed awful easy to connect to the wrong connections and not know it until it's too late. I had to really take my time!

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                          5.0

                          not as complicated as it seems

                          By Edwiner

                          from San ysidro CA

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight
                          • Produces High Quality Film

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting

                            Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                            buy this upgrade is the best you can do if you want to save space, money and even weight on your phantom and not require extra modules for the gimbal and aerial video, it is difficult to install for who ever soldier, but if you 've done is nothing difficult

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                            1.0

                            Requires soldering skills

                            By John

                            from Chicago suburbs

                            Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                            Installation is easy if you have soldering skills. If not, you will have great difficulty installing. Once installed, the new motherboard (upgrade kit) did not power my Zenmuse gimbal. Very disappointing. DJI support is incredibly lacking. DJI has video instructions on YouTube that are helpful. But if something goes wrong or you have a question, good luck trying to get someone at DJI to answer. I have called the only US phone number listed on their website and left a message; I am still waiting for a response. I sent an email and posted the question on their Facebook site; I am still waiting for a response. I contacted BH. They asked me to send my question to AerialSupport@bhphoto.com. I am assuming they have a way of contacting DJI. I am still waiting to hear from someone that can help me get this motherboard working. Enough money was spent so I think they would be interested in helping get their product working. Again, Very Frustrating!

                            I will modify this review once I get some assistance from DJI.

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                            5.0

                            Your going to need for gimbal

                            By PhantomFlyer

                            from Cleveland, Ohio

                            About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Produces High Quality Film

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • HD Shooting
                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                              Time consuming to install, but once you get it in its well worth it!

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                              5.0

                              Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D

                              By JYD

                              from MN

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting

                                Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                I was concerned about the comments regarding the difficulty of installing the upgrade. Piece of cake if you have the right tools and a bit modeling experience, no big deal. Works great!

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                                5.0

                                Well documented

                                By WingRyder

                                from Fenton, Mi

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Complicated Install

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                Unlike the Zenmuse H3-2D itself this kit is well documented, but I still recommend that it be installed by an someone with good soldering skills and a bit of experience.

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                                5.0

                                Everything you need

                                By Ocediis

                                from Divide, CO

                                Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                I was really happy with the upgrade kit. It had everything I needed, and the instructions are easy enough to follow. Since I usually fly my Phantom at places over 9,000 feet, I am concerned about the weight of the vehicle. So I was happy to be able to get rid of the GCU and PMU boxes. All necessary cables are included, with even a new cord to connect the gimbal to the Phantom.

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                                5.0

                                Should come default with phantom

                                By Yuri

                                from Florida

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Lightweight
                                • Produces High Quality Film
                                • Reduces Weight Load

                                Cons

                                • Not Enough Pre-solder

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Travel

                                Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                Prepare to have you patience trialed and tested. Take out your best soldering iron, your best mini tools and have lots of light and time on your hands. My install took me close to 3 hours because I could not get my iron hot enough and there was not enough pre-solder on the board. After it was all said and done works like a dream.

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                                4.0

                                Gotta have it!

                                By AIRTHUG

                                from Draper, UT

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                      Very poor directions, but visited DJI's website and they have some excellent video-tutorials.

                                      Installation was not too complicated at all, but did require some soldering and remembering where all the wires plug in to the flight controller.

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                                      5.0

                                      The unit really works

                                      By Lroar

                                      from Trinidad & Tobago

                                      About Me Videographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • To Mount The Gimbal

                                        Comments about DJI Phantom Upgrade Kit for Zenmuse H3-2D:

                                        I had to install this unit on my DJI Phantom prior to installing the gimbal for my gopro camera. I haven't tried to upgrade the software as yet, because the unit is working just fine with the stock soft ware.

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