DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit

BH #DJP2ZH43D • MFR #CP.PT.000142
DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit
Key Features
  • Gimbal Stabilizes GoPro HERO4
  • Capture Exciting Aerial Footage
  • Updated Transmitter with Gimbal Control
  • More Efficient Motors, ESC, and Props
The Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit is a bundle from DJI allowing you to capture stabilized aerial video and photos with a GoPro HERO4 action camera (GoPro available separately). This version of the Phantom 2 - v2.0 - features more efficient motors, ESCs, and props than the predecessor for extended flying time. Additionally, a redesigned transmitter (handheld radio controller) now features an integrated gimbal control dial and a rechargeable battery.
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DJI CP.PT.000142 Overview

The Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 with Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal Kit is a bundle from DJI allowing you to capture stabilized aerial video and photos with a GoPro HERO4 action camera (GoPro available separately). This version of the Phantom 2 - v2.0 - features more efficient motors, ESCs, and props than the predecessor for extended flying time. Additionally, a redesigned transmitter (handheld radio controller) now features an integrated gimbal control dial and a rechargeable battery.

This bundle is considered ready-to-fly, which means the transmitter, flight battery, charger, and other basics are included and that the aircraft is mostly assembled. It will still require proper pre-flight calibration to setup the navigation system before each flight.

For more information on the items in this bundle, please follow the links below.

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0

The Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 features a number of notable hardware updates over the previous Phantom 2 model from DJI, including more efficient motors, redesigned self-tightening props, a new transmitter (radio controller) with built-in battery and gimbal control dial, and other improvements. The Phantom 2 - for those who aren't familiar - is a quad-rotor UAV aircraft that can be great fun to fly standalone, but more than anything serves as a platform for capturing aerial shots using a GoPro HERO action camera (gimbal and camera available separately). It features a "Smart Battery" with integrated regulation circuitry that provides up to 25 minutes flying time; which is a substantive improvement over the original Phantom's still respectable 14 minutes.

This version of the Phantom 2 is classified - in RC jargon - as "ready-to-fly" (RTF). This means that a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included, and the most of the major assembly - anything involving soldering and special tools - was done at the factory. However, autonomous - that is, computer-assisted - flying still requires a number of pre-flight calibration steps before the aircraft can safely take to the skies. The most important being GPS calibration. GPS provides the most important data the navigation system uses to determine where the quadcopter is in relation to the pilot. Without GPS the aircraft can still provide some correction to maintain stability; but all other assisted flying features - especially those required by beginners - will be unavailable.

Because of the complexity associated with multi-rotor aircraft, the flight control system in the Phantom 2 relies on a GPS-based navigation as well as a sensor gimbal, compass, and other data to maintain flight stability and provide assisted-flying features. While fully manual operation is possible, and can be unlocked using the Assistant Software, most users, especially videographers hoping to get the smoothest possible shoots, will opt for GPS or GPS Attitude flight mode. In GPS Mode the flight control system keeps the quadcopter stable and right-side-up when moving, and holds it in a fixed horizontal and vertical position whenever you release the sticks.

The Phantom 2 features a 5200 mAh "smart" battery system that has been simplified compared to most RC LiPo batteries. The battery slots in without having to connect any DC leads, and features four LED indicators visible on the outside, tail-end of the aircraft helping you keep track of battery levels in flight. Charging is also simplified, with all of the charging circuitry built into the battery itself; there is no more separate balance lead to worry about plugging in. Because of this design, the Phantom 2 battery cannot be charged with all-purpose balance chargers, only chargers made specifically for it.

Note: An optional camera mount or Zenmuse gimbal is required to use a GoPro camera with the Phantom 2 Quadcopter.

Warning: When using an Wi-Fi enabled GoPro, ensure the GoPro's Wi-Fi is turned off as it operates on the same 2.4 GHz frequency as the Phantom 2's transmitter and receiver. If the GoPro's Wi-Fi is left on the transmitter's (radio controller) connection may be broken causing the aircraft to become inoperable. This may result in loss of property or damage to your equipment.

What's New for Version 2.0?

Redesigned Radio Controller

The radio controller (more commonly known as a transmitter in RC lingo) has been updated with some notable additions:
  • Left Dial: Use this to operate the tilt function of a Zenmuse gimbal
  • Trainer Port: Connect the remote control to the computer to run a simulation application
  • Throttle Lock: Pull down the throttle stick to descend; the stick will lock into place and the aircraft will descend steadily. Push the throttle stick upward to release throttle lock
  • LED Battery Indicator: Foregoing AAs, the transmitter now runs on a built-in LiPo battery. Four LEDs on the front tell you how much charge is left
  • Micro-USB Port: Use the micro-USB port to recharge the built-in battery. The LED indicators will display charging status as the battery tops up

New 2312 / 960 KV Motors

The new motors features a stator winding structure for a neater designed and improved heat dissipation. The new motors offer:
  • Up to 200g per axis more thrust than the previous design
  • The single wire stator design improves motor efficiency and its ability to withstand a larger current
  • New bearings, with a higher durability and ability to withstand greater impacts, are used to avoid damage in the event of an accident
  • New insulation coating powder is used to improve the stator voltage capacity, helping extend the working life and stability of the motor
  • A new ESC (electronic speed controller) - ESC v2.0 - is used to ensure the efficiency improvements of the motors are maximized

Updates Self-Tightening Props - Model 9450

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been applied to the prop redesign, providing them with increased thrust and better efficiency. Combined with the new motors, up to 200g per axis of thrust has been achieved - especially beneficial when flying with a heavy payload

Improved Compass

The compass is now encased in a protective shell, and features added protection against static interference


Minimal Assembly Required

Those used to other RC aircraft will appreciate the Phantom 2 requires only basic assembly using a screw driver and supplied wrench. You will just need to attach the rotors, skids, and a few other small parts. Once assembled, however, you will need to be sure to follow all of the calibration steps to ensure correct operation of the GPS autopilot system before flying

Includes Transmitter (Radio Control)

The Phantom 2 v2.0 features an updated 6-channel, 2.4 GHz WI-Fi transmitter, with dual joystick controls similar to the kind found on other multi-rotor RC aircraft transmitters. The sticks are configured in "Mode 2", the most popular mode in the U.S. The left stick controls throttle (up/down) and yaw (essentially rotation). And the right stick controls cyclic motion (side-to-side tilt pressing right/left and tilting the nose up or down pressing up/down). A switch on the top right lets you choose between Attitude and GPS flight modes and a similar switch on the left lets you select between IOC modes

The more transmitter also adds a Left Dial for operating the tilt function of a Zenmuse gimbal, a trainer port for flight simulations, and an LED display indicating the charge status of the internal LiPo battery

Phantom 2 Flight Control System

The brains of the aircraft, the Phantom 2 uses a special implementation of the Naza-M V2 flight control system. The embedded software ships preconfigured with two available flight modes: GPS Mode and GPS Attitude Mode. Additional modes and other custom configurations can be enabled using the Phantom 2 Assistant software, available for Windows and OS X as a free download on the DJI website. In addition to settings, the software can offload flight data for diagnostic and teaching purposes and well as perform firmware updates

Attitude and GPS Flight Modes

The Phantom 2 has two GPs-assisted flight modes for you to choose from. Of the two, GPS Mode is the most automatic. In GPS Mode the Quadcopter will stop as soon as you release the controls and stay hovering at a fixed horizontal and vertical position. This setting is the easiest to fly and is generally preferred for shooting video as the Quadcopter won't sway or drift because of light wind gusts

GPS Attitude Mode, or Attitude Mode, is a more manual flying mode in which the Phantom 2 does not try and maintain a fixed spatial position. When you release the controls it will continue to drift unless friction slows it down or you stop it. And in this mode it will be more likely to be blown around if there is any wind. This not a true manual mode, however, in that the GPS navigation system is still used to maintain flight stability and by the "return to home" feature in the event of signal loss

Return to Home Failsafe

If the Quadcopter loses the signal from the controller for any reason the "return to home" feature will initialize. The aircraft will ascend to 60 feet then make a straight-line course back to the "home position" you will have defined during the GPS calibration process. Once there, it will safely descend to the ground and power itself off

Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)

IOC is designed to help make flying more intuitive. Nominally, the yaw control will allow the Quadcopter to rotate continuously, which can quickly become confusing if you lose track of which way is "front". Suddenly your controls can get mixed up, where pressing right causes the craft to move left and pressing forward causes it move backward. Intelligent Orientation Control prevents this from happening, keeping the "tail" of the Quadcopter pointed roughly toward the pilot at all times. To enable this feature you will need to use the Phantom 2 Assistant Software

Slot-In Battery with LED Status Indicators

A 5200 mAh battery slots into the "tail" of the Phantom 2 and enables up to 25 minutes of flying time. It features and on/off switch and four LED charge indicators that are visible while flying so you can keep track of remaining flight time. For recharging, balance and power regulation is handled internally within the battery itself. You simply plug it into a wall outlet with the supplied power cord and you are good to go

LED Status Indicator

LED status light on the rear struts of the Phantom 2 provide you with various feedback as well as warnings. Colors alternate between green, amber and red and can either be flashing or solid. These messages give you valuable information such as whether the GPS system is properly calibrated, warning you the battery is getting low or telling you the remote's signal is out of range

DJI Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal for GoPro HERO4 Black

One of the biggest obstacles to capturing polished video from a multi-rotor RC aircraft is camera shake. Wind turbulence buffets the aircraft, and even on a still day there is always rotor-incurred vibration to contend with. If you are recording with the GoPro HERO4 Black and using a multi-rotor with a DJI flight controller installed, the Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal is the solution. This 3-axis, brushless motor gimbal corrects for pitch and roll, and allows for tilting of -130° to +45°. It can power from the flight battery, and for Phantom 2 installations uses the aircraft's integrated GCU. An optional GCU is available separately for other models. The H4-3D is compatible with the A2, WooKong-M, Naza‐M, Naza‐M V2, and Phantom 2 flight control systems.


The H4-3D arrives pre-calibrated for the GoPro HERO4 Black camera - once installed, no additional configuration steps are required

Note: The H4-3D is specifically balanced for the GoPro HERO4 Black -- it will not work with the HERO3, HERO3+, or HERO4 Silver

Aircraft Compatibility

The H4-3D works out-of-the-box with the Phantom 2 as the Phantom 2 features a built-in gimbal control unit (GCU). In addition, it can be used with many other aircraft when combined with an independent GCU module (available separately). The gimbal can be used with multi-rotors that have the following flight control systems:
  • A2
  • WooKong-M
  • NAZA-M
  • NAZA-M V2

Note: The NAZA‐M LITE is not supported. Additionally, the NAZA‐M V2 PMU must be used if using a NAZA‐M V1 flight controller

Independent IMU

The inertial measurement unit (IMU) is essential for the gimbal to be able to stabilize the camera. It senses motion, using this data to instruct the servo motors which direction to move. For maximum precision, this data gets updated every millisecond

Firmware Updatable

As software updates get released, DJI will make them available to end users in the form of free firmware updates. Simply connect the H4-3D to a computer running the assistant software

Optional GCU Module

For use in aircraft that - unlike the Phantom 2 - do not have integrated GCUs, an optional GCU (gimbal control unit) is available separately

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter v2.0 Specs

Hover AccuracyVertical: 2.6' / 0.8 m
Horizontal: 8.2' / 2.5 m
Max Yaw Angular Velocity200°/s
Max Tilt Angle35°
Maximum Ascent/Descent SpeedAscent: 19.7 fps / 6 m/s
Descent: 6.6 fps / 2 m/s
Maximum Flight Velocity49.2 fps / 15 m/s (not recommended)
Flight TimeUp to 25 minutes per battery
Takeoff Weight≤ 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Operating Temperature14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Flight Control System
ModelPhantom 2
Connectivity1 x Micro-USB for user with Assistant Software
System RequirementsAssistant Software: Windows or OS X
ModelCCW: Phantom 2 2312 Motor (Part 10)
CW: Phantom 2 2312 Motor (Part 11)
Recommended Takeoff Weight10.6 oz / 300 g per axis
Maximum Tension1.8 lb / 800 g per axis
Stator Size0.9 x 0.5" / 23 x 12 mm
Motor Velocity ConstantKV: 960 rpm/V
Working Temperature23 to 104°F / -5 to 40°C
Weight1.9 oz / 55 g
ModelPhantom 2 Remote Control (Part 13)
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz ISM
Communication DistanceOpen Area: 3280.8' / 1000 m
Receiver SensitivityAt 1% PER: -97 dBm
Working Current/Voltage120 mA at 3.7 VDC
Power RequirementsBuilt-In Lithium-Polymer Battery: 3.7 V, 2000 mAh
ModelPhantom 2 9450 Self-tightening Propellers (1 x CW and 1 x CCW per set; Part 12)
Diameter x Pitch9.4 x 5" / 23.9 x 12.7 cm
Maximum Thrust1.5 lb / 660 g (with 2212 motor KV 920 at 12 V)
Type3S lithium-polymer
Capacity5200 mAh, 11.1 VDC
Charging Environment Range32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Discharging Environment Range-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Power RequirementsDJI Phantom 2 Smart Battery
DimensionsDiagonal: 13.8" / 350 mm
Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.8 x 13 x 8.4"

DJI Zenmuse H4-3D Gimbal for GoPro HERO4 Black Specs

Angular Vibration RangePitch/Roll: ±0.02°
Yaw: ±0.03°
Maximum Rotation SpeedTilt Axis: ±130°/s
Controlled Rotation RangeTilt Axis Control: ‐130° to +45°
Electrical and Mechanical
Working CurrentStatic Current: 400 mA (at 12 V)
Dynamic Current: 600 mA (at 12 V)
Power Requirements3S to 6S (12 V to 26 V)
Camera CompatibilityGoPro HERO4 Black only
Supported Flight Control SystemsA2

Note: The NAZA‐M LITE is not supported. Additionally, the NAZA‐M V2 PMU must be installed if using a NAZA‐M V1 flight controller
Operating Temperature50 to 122°F / 10 to 50°C
Dimensions4.1 x 3.6 x 3.1" / 103 x 92 x 80 mm
WeightGimbal: 5.9 oz / 168 g
GCU: 0.8 oz / 22 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.6 x 4.2 x 3.6"

DJI CP.PT.000142 Reviews

Awesome deal

By Jellyplasma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-01

Excellent performance, highly recommended

A terrific bargain!

By jan d.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-06

My Zenmuze H3-3 got damaged in a crash on my DJI phantom 2 which also contained the older 5.8 Ghz FPV iOSD config. The Zenmuze H3-3 sold for solo $200; so when B&H offered the Phantom 2 upgraded version incorporating a H4-3 gimbal for $300 I jumped at it in the hope that my GoPro black 3 would fit the H4-3 gimbal. Nowhere on the Net could I find any direction if the H4 gimbal will work with my GoPro 3, so acted blind. I catabolized my older Phantom for the FPV parts and placed them on the new machine. Long story worked fantastic without any jury rigs and I am very happy with my new machine. A terrific bargain!

Phantom 2 Drone

By Ly
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-29

I am having a great time flying this drone. It is a good beginner drone for those deciding if flying drones is for them. I will list the pros then the cons I found with this drone. The drone has several levels of control that allows the beginner to start with less control allowing the drone to control its positioning. As the owner learns to fly the drone they can switch settings to get more control of the drone allowing it to manuever and fly faster as skill level increases. There is a plethora of you tube videos that help you trouble shoot just about any issue or question you might have about the drone. It has a great fail safe system that will bring the drone back to you should it drift off. The gimbal works well with the GoPro to get great ariel shots. The drawback with using the GoPro is that the Wifi is only good for 600 ft. Once you are beyond that you will no longer have any streaming video. If you want you can purchase a signal booster that allows you GoPro signal to go further and you will also have access to data such battery level, altitude, and distance. All of which you don't get with just the GoPro. Once you have mastered this drone you can move up to a more expensive drone. As you fly the drone you will see how much you are depending on the reliabilty of the drone. It has to react consistently. If not you could crash it and may damage itself, other people or property. After flying this drone, I am confident with DJI and their product.

Battery DOA - B&H Photo Non Support - Passed it on.....

By No longer a customer.
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-27

Received unit in new box and sealed. The battery is dead and will not charge or light up. B&H Photo passed it on to their sister company and have not heard a word from them. This was a Christmas gift and B&H is no help. We have purchased from B&H before but this will be the last due to the lack of care and support.

Not what I expected

By Konstantinos Z.
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-12

I bought this great offer just to get into aerial videography as a newbie and enjoy all these benefits those products offer. Unfortunately that one didn't work as expected. 1st, you can't see anything from the GoPro app after a couple of meters, so you need to set up a FPV, that will take the price equals to get the newer versions of phantom. 2nd, a couple of times I lost control with no reason and was lucky that didn't cause any accident. And the worst was a hard fall that caused damage to my GoPro camera and the gimbal destroyed. To mension that the system was calibrated and firmware updated. The phantom it self with no gimbal and camera was perfectly reacted but this wasn't what I was looking for. Not recommended it. Better save your money for a newer model.

Defective Battery and bad after sales service!!!

By Jincheng
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-12

It took two week to be delivered. After I got this product, it came with a defective battery. I after for a replacement and attach pictures and detailed description. But it took them almost a week to give me a ship label. And they hold to ship the replacement until they get the defective one. I wait more than 2 weeks extra to finally get the working battery. During the whole process, BH keep directing me to a 3rd party company and that company sometime direct me back to BH. It's really frustrated.

Unable to fly my quadcopter due to dead battery

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-30

My quadcopter arrived with a dead battery. Two weeks after my order was placed for this quadcopter, I have not received a functional battery to power it! Hopefully DJI will soon send a battery so I can use my Phantom.

Don't waist you time

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-24

If I would have known what I know now I would have never bought this drone from b&h I would have bought it directly from dji. I ordered it a month ago and I still don't have a working battery for this drone. After tons of phone calls and trips to the ups store and still no working battery.

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Is it possible to out a iPad mini 2 on the manette
Asked by: Mathis A.
The Phantom 2 with H4-3D does not use a smart device for it's video downlink. You will need a video transmitter and receiver to see your video feed while in the air.
Answered by: Joe S. DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does it have live feed?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is no camera included so depending on which one you add you could have a wifi live feed to a cell phone or add an fpv camera and a monitor or goggles you could have an fpv live feed
Answered by: Innocence P.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is it possible to install a gimbal on this drone that is compatible with the GoPro 3+ ?
Asked by: Kevin H.
Hello Kevin. The Zenmuse H3-3D is compatible with the GoPro 3+. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will the Phantom 2 work with the GoPro 3 (white)? I ordered this as a gift and just realized they have the hero 3 and not 4.
Asked by: Kristy P.
Hello Kristy. The Zenmuse H4-3D is designed specifically for the GoPro Hero4. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26


Is this drone compatible with the new GoPro Hero5 Action camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
To be honest, I don't have a new Hero 5 so I don't know if it fits. I would tell you that from my experience you'll need to buy a wifi signal booster if you want to use this drone with the GoPro. The GoPro app is what you'll use to frame your shot, and once you're out of range, you're left with flying blind and guessing on your framing. Nobody likes that.
Answered by: MICHAEL B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Hi, I'm interested in purchasing one of your left over DJI Phantom 2 (V2.0) quad copters, but I want to make sure that the box is still factory sealed. I'm also hoping that the battery is OK and at a storage level?Jim
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello. The box will be factory sealed and the battery should be fully functional. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will my Go Pro Hero 5 work with this mount?
Asked by: John H.
GoPro 5 is too large to fit. The Hero 4 black and silver are greatly discounted currently.
Answered by: Kenneth K.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Thiis Gimbal works with Hero 4 Black?
Asked by: CS U.
Hello CS. Yes, the Zenmuse H4-3D will work with the Hero 4 Black. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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