The DJI Phantom 2 v2.0 Pre-Assembled Bundle with FPV Monitor, HERO4 Silver, & Backpack is put together by B&H to provide the essentials for recording aerial video with the ability to monitor from the ground. This bundle comes ready-to-fly, meaning the gimbal, video transmitter, and iOSD module are installed and tested by B&H technicians, and that no major assembly is required. It is still important, however, to calibrate the GPS and flight control system before each flight to ensure proper flying.
At the center of the bundle is the Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0, a four-rotor remote control helicopter designed to act as an aerial platform for a GoPro HERO action camera. Improvements for v2.0 include more efficient motors, ESCs, and propellers, a new transmitter (radio controller) with gimbal control dial and built-in battery, and an improved compass that is less susceptible to interference. Other features include self-tightening propellers and a slot-in battery with LED indicators visible during flight. A spare 5200mAh flight battery is included as part of the bundle for a total of two – with flying time for each battery estimated at up to 22 minutes.
The GoPro HERO4 Silver is included so you can actually capture aerial footage whether for recording, as an "eye-in-the-sky" to get the FPV (first person view) experience, or both. The Silver Edition features Full HD (1080p) video capture up to 60 fps, 2.7K video at 30 fps, 4K at 15 fps, and can also take up to 12MP still photos. Internally, it records video and photos to a microSD memory card up to 64GB in capacity, and there is 32GB card included as part of the bundle. Although the HERO4 Silver has built-in Wi-Fi, it is very important this feature is turned OFF while it is mounted on the Phantom 2. Otherwise the Wi-Fi can potentially interfere with the quadcopter's internal receiver causing the controls to become unresponsive.
To mount the GoPro camera, the Zenmuse H4-3D gimbal is included. It features a 3-axis brushless design that not only supports tilting and canting, but panning as well. The motors act to keep the camera's horizon level even as the quadcopter banks, and help isolate footage from vibration. The gimbal can also be used to remotely operate the camera, allowing you to adjust the camera angle in-flight. The gimbal is balanced exclusively for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver models.
To provide a first-person view (FPV) experience or for in-flight monitoring during video recording, the AVL58 5.8 GHz Video Link Kit and a 7" LCD field monitor with built-in 5.8 GHz receiver are included. The monitor can receive signals at distances up to 1300' line-of-sight – depending on conditions. Unlike other monitors which use digital processing, the screen on this monitor won't go blue or black when the signal gets weak. Instead you will see "snow" (static) rather than a complete loss. Plus, unlike digital monitors there will not be the same lag as the signal re-syncs after a dropped signal returns. A battery and compact wall charger are included to power the monitor. A set of cloverleaf antennas are included for the transmitter and receiver to provide enhanced reception.
The included iOSD module takes heading, altitude, GPS coordinate, horizontal and vertical speed, and other data from the Phantom 2's flight computer and superimposes it over the image sent back to the video receiver at the ground end. Not only will be you be able to see what your GoPro sees, but also know exactly how the Phantom 2 is flying.
Finally, a backpack with custom-cut foam interior is included to help you transport the quadcopter and accessories.
Note: This kit is pre-modified by B&H specialists before shipping to ensure proper and synchronized operation. These alterations may include, but are not limited to, soldering, resoldering, updating software, and more. Also note, some of the accessories in this bundle may include parts not required for this particular installation. These parts have been left in the box as they could be useful if you ever decide to re-purpose any of the hardware in future applications.
Warning: Never use the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter with your GoPro camera when both devices have their Wi-Fi systems turned on. The DJI Phantom 2's radio controller and the GoPro HERO4's Wi-Fi run on the same frequency, so if you use them together when both Wi-Fi systems are engaged, the DJI Phantom's transmitter will lose the ability to communicate with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter. Whenever this happens, you will not be able to tell the Phantom where to fly. This may result in loss of property or damage to your equipment.
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