Phantom Help is a site for help with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision & Phantom 2 Vision+. Find the latest fixes, how-tos, guides, accessories, and modifications.
 
MUST-HAVES
00 Phillips Screwdriver (needed to open Phantom)
2mm Hex Screwdriver (needed to open Phantom)
Battery (get a few spares so you can fly longer)
Camera Guard (protect your camera)
Go Professional Case (high quality & built well)
Memory Card (max size & fastest data transfer)
Prop Balancer (for smoother flight)
Props (get an extra set in case you damage them)
Remote Control & Identity Stickers
Screw Pack (to replace stripped/lost screws)
Ultimate Phantom Guide (lots of good tips)
Weather Watcher (check the weather before flying)


FIXES
Prevent Loss of Satellites
5mm & 7mm Ferrites (reduce camera lead interference)
Buzzcam GPS Booster (fix low satellite count)
Copper Foil Shield (fix low satellite count)
Tighten GPS Plug (fix loose GPS plug connectors)

Prevent Wi-Fi Module Overheating
Thermal Compound (apply to GPS module chips)

Protect Camera/Gimbal
Camera Guard (protect your camera)
Gimbal Protector - Gimbal Saver (aluminum)
Gimbal Protector - Inertia Guard (plastic)
Gimbal Protector - Phantom Fix (aluminum)


UPGRADES
Anti-Static Compass (Vision)
Anti-Static Compass (Vision+)
ESC (v2.1) + 2312 CW Motor + 2312 CCW Motor
GPS Antenna + Wick (connect to more satellites)
Props (9450) (quieter & increased lift)
Remote Controller w/Tilt Wheel (rechargeable)


MODIFICATIONS
Antennas - FPVLR (increase remote/Wi-Fi distance)
Antennas - Horizon (increase remote/Wi-Fi distance)
Build Your Own Range Booster
Camera Slow Tilt Switch (reduce camera tilt speed)
Camera Tilt Joystick (progressive camera tilt speed)
Copper Foil Shield (fix low satellite count)
Dye props (change color of your props with Rit dye)
Increase antenna range by 50%
Remote Camera Pitch Lever + Lever Centering
Remove Remote Control Throttle Lock
Slow Yaw Lock (maintain consistent yaw speed)
Slow Yaw Switch (reduce yaw speed)


ACCESSORIES
Batteries & Chargers
Battery - DJI
Battery - Limefuel L54P
Battery - Limefuel L60P (2-4 minutes extra flight time)
Battery Car Charger - DJI (cigarette lighter plug)
Battery Charger - DJI (charge 1 battery)
Battery Charger - Smart Pwrcharge (charge 4 batteries)
Battery Charger - Smatree (charge 3 batteries)
Battery Discharger (completely discharge DJI batteries)
Battery Storage Bag (prevent battery fires)
Power Inverter (charge batteries in your car)

Camera & Video
Camera - GoPro HERO4 Black
Camera - GoPro HERO4 Silver
Camera Lens Filters - Polar Pro (for GoPro camera)
Camera Lens Filters - SRP (for DJI camera)
Camera Lens Filters - SRP (for GoPro camera)
Camera Lens Filters - UAV BITS (for DJI camera)
Camera Lens Hood - DJI (prevent flicker in videos)
Camera Lens Hood - GoPro (prevent flicker in videos)
Camera Mount - GoPro (for Vision+)
FPV Glasses - Cinemizer
FPV Glasses - Epson Moverio
Gimbal Lock - DWet (DJI lock alternative)
Gimbal Lock - Toledo Aerial (DJI lock alternative)
Gimbal - Rotorpixel (attach DJI camera to Vision)
Gimbal - Quickrelease (attach GoPro to Vision+)
Gimbal - Zenmuse (attach GoPro to Vision/Vision+)
Lightbridge (full HD video downlink)
Memory Card - PNY (max size & fastest data transfer)
Memory Card - Sony (max size & fastest data transfer)

Cases & Storage
Backpack - DronePacks (padded foam top)
Backpack - Fearless (comfortable & spacious)
Backpack - Go Professional (precision cut foam)
Backpack - Koozam (hard outer shell)
Backpack - Microraptor Pro (room to store a tablet)
Hard Case - Go Professional (high quality & built well)
Hard Case - Aluminum Case (light & prop guards fit)
Hard Case - HPRC (store with props on)
Hard Case - Microraptor Pro (long handle & wheels)
Hard Case - Military Spec (virtually indestructible)
Hard Case - Nanuk (customizable foam insert)
Hard Case - Red Rock (room for prop guards)
Soft Case - HPRC (store with prop guards on)

Landing
Landing Gear - Hobbypower (taller & wider)
Landing Gear - Spider Legs (for more stable landing)
Landing Gear - Summitlink (taller & wider)
Landing Gear - Switchblade (for more stable landing)
Landing Pad (land in grass/dirt/rocks)

Maintenance
DeoxIT Cleaner Spray (keep battery contacts clean)

Props
Prop Balancer - Du-Bro + Rod (for smoother flight)
Prop Balancer - SpeedyTM (for smoother flight)
Prop Balancing Rod - EJH (use on can or glass)
Prop Balancing Rod - Orion (use on can or glass)
Prop Balancing Rod - SpeedyTM (use on can or glass)
Prop Guards - Bestem (quickly snap on/off)
Prop Guards - DJI (attach with scews)
Prop Guards - Summitlink (quickly snap on/off)
Props (9443) (original Phantom 2 props)
Props (9450) (newest props / quieter & increased lift)
Props - White Tipped Carbon Fiber
Props - Yellow Tipped Carbon Fiber

Remote Control
LCD Monitor Bracket (mount monitor to remote)
PhantomKnob (precise control & reduces fatigue)
Phone Sun Shade (eliminate glare)
Phone Sun Shade - E-accexpert (folds flat for storage)
Phone Sun Shade - ShadeO (eliminate glare)
Remote Control Neck Strap (black)
Remote Control Neck Strap (white)
Tablet Mount (for all tablet sizes)
Tablet Mount w/Sun Shade (fits 7" tablets)
Tablet Mount w/Sun Shade (fits 11" tablets)
Transmitter Tray (securely mount a tablet)

Safety
Battery Storage Bag (prevent battery fires)
Case Lock (TSA approved)
GetterBack (rescue your Phantom in 100 ft of water)
Gimbal Lock - DWet (DJI lock alternative)
Gimbal Lock - Toledo Aerial (DJI lock alternative)
Headlight & Light Strip (easily spot your Phantom)
Prop Guards - DJI (attach with scews)
Prop Guards - Summitlink (quickly snap on/off)
Remove Before Flight Keychain (hook to gimbal lock)

Stickers
Arm Band Stickers - DJI (OEM DJI)
Arm Band Stickers - LeeMac Design (vinyl)
Arm Band Stickers - UAV Stickers (vinyl)
Battery Labels - LeeMac Design (vinyl)
Phantom Wraps/Skins
Remote Control Stickers (durable vinyl)
Remote Control Stickers (includes identity stickers)

Tools
00 Phillips Screwdriver (needed to open Phantom)
2mm Hex Screwdriver (needed to open Phantom)

Trackers
Flight Tracker - Flytrex (record flight data on microSD)
GPS Portable Receiver + app (add GPS to your iPad)
Tracker - Drone Mods (location tracker)
Tracker - Flytrex (data logger & location tracker)
Tracker - Marco Polo (2-mile range & no mobile fees)
Tracker - RF-V16 (location tracker)
Tracker - Savior (waterproof location tracker)
Tracker - TK109 (location tracker)
Tracker - Trackimo (location tracker)

Weather
Wind Meter (plugs into Apple/Android phone)
Wind & Temperature Meter - Ambient
Wind & Temperature Meter - Pyle


REPLACEMENT PARTS
Anti-Static Compass (Vision)
Anti-Static Compass (Vision+)
Cable Pack (Vision)
Camera & Gimbal (Vision)
Camera & Gimbal (Vision+)
Drop Protection Kit (secures camera to gimbal)
ESC (v2.1) + 2312 CW Motor + 2312 CCW Motor
Gimbal Yaw Arm (fix bent gimbal arm)
Gimbal Ribbon Cable - Amazon (fix torn cable)
Gimbal Ribbon Cable - DDM Racing (fix torn cable)
Gimbal Holder & Camera Lens Cover
Landing Gear (Vision)
Landing Gear (Vision+)
Props (9443) (original Phantom 2 props)
Props (9450) (quieter & increased lift)
Remote Control S1/S2 Toggle Switch
Screw Pack (replace stripped/lost screws)
Shell Body (replace cracked Phantom shell)
Wi-Fi Module (OEM P2V+ replacement)


SOFTWARE
Data Logger
Vision+ Utility (log your flight data)
Vision+ Utility (log your flight data)

DJI
DJI Assistant for Vision (firmware/settings)
DJI Assistant for Vision+ (firmware/settings)
DJI Vision (FPV for your mobile device)
DJI Vision (FPV for your mobile device)

FPV
Autopilot (DJI Vision alternative)
DJI Vision (FPV for your mobile device)
DJI Vision (FPV for your mobile device)
FPV Booster (Vision+) (DJI Vision alternative)
FPV Booster (Vision+) (DJI Vision alternative)
Ultimate Flight (DJI Vision alternative)
Unofficial DJI Vision (DJI Vision mod)
Vision Pilot (DJI Vision alternative)
Vision Plus (DJI Vision alternative)

GPS
GPS Plan (see available satellites)
GPS Essentials (calibrate mobile device compass)
GPS Status (calibrate mobile device compass)

Image/Video
Adobe Lightroom (edit photos)
Arcsoft Panorama Maker (stitch photos)
Dashware (overlay logged data onto video)
GIMP (free image editor)
GoPro Studio (free video editor)
Panotour (create virtual tours)
ProDrenalin (edit video)

Mapping
Pix4Dmapper (mapping & measuring tool)

Screen Recorder
SCR Screen Recorder Pro
Shou

Weather
Hover (weather, news & fly zone maps)
Hover (weather, news & fly zone maps)
Weather Watcher (detailed local weather)

Wi-Fi
FPV Booster (Vision) (improve Wi-Fi connection)
FPV Booster (Vision) (improve Wi-Fi connection)
FPV Booster (Vision+) (improve Wi-Fi connection)
FPV Booster (Vision+) (improve Wi-Fi connection)
Wi-Fi Prioritizer (stay connected to Phantom's Wi-Fi)


HOW-TOs
Execute CSC to start/stop motors
Setup flight simulator (requires remote w/tilt wheel)
Setup waypoints in DJI Vision application
Switch from Phantom mode to NAZA mode

Battery
Check remaining battery life
Easy way to remove battery

Build It Yourself
Tablet Sun Shade
Yaw Lock (maintain consistent yaw speed)

Calibration
Adjust gains to improve control
Calibrate compass on Android device
Calibrate compass on Apple device
Calibrate compass on Phantom (when to recalibrate)
Calibrate IMU
Calibrate remote controller with software (best way)
Calibrate remote controller without software

Firmware
Downgrade Phantom firmware (install 1.x or 2.x)
Reset Phantom firmware
Update the Phantom firmware

Image/Video
Beginner's guide to editing photos in Adobe Lightroom
Best camera settings for photos
Best camera settings for video
Remove fisheye lens distortion from photos with GIMP
Repair corrupt video file

Installation
Bind camera/range extender to Phantom
Bind remote controller to Phantom
Install DJI Lightbridge (Vision+)
Install & use the Phantom Assistant software
Install Wi-Fi module (Vision+)
Steps to setup brand new Phantom

Maintenance
Balance props

Repair
Fix erratic gimbal movement
Fix yaw drift
Open the Phantom
Re-level camera after a crash
Remove camera/gimbal from Phantom
Remove metal/dirt from motors
Replace damaged gimbal cable
Replace OEM camera with different camera/gimbal
Replace Phantom body shell

Safety
Avoid and recover from Vortex Ring State (VRS)
Prevent a flyway

Troubleshooting
Use FPV Booster to confirm bad DJI smart battery


VIDEOS
Drone Camps RC
Simon Newton (On the Kitchen Table)


FORUMS/GROUPS
DJI Forum (official DJI forum)
DJI Guys (UK forum)
DJI Phantom 2 Vision Owners (Facebook group)
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Owners (Facebook group)
Phantom Pilots (forum)
SkyPixel (share your aerial photos & video)


REFERENCES
Common Acronyms
DJI Dealers
DJI Warranty
LED Blink Codes
Naza-M Intelligent Orientation Control
Naza-M Quick Start Guide
No Fly Zone Map - DJI (your Phantom will not fly here)
No Fly Zone Map - MapBox (you should not fly here)
Old Phantom Assistant releases
Optimal Antenna Position (for maximum range)
Understanding RC LiPo Batteries

FAA
Drone Law Journal (usage of drones in USA)
Hobby Flying Rules
TFR List (temporary no fly zones)
What Can You Do With Your UAS?

Vision
Firmware Release Notes
Phantom FAQ
Phantom Specs

Vision+
Firmware Release Notes
Phantom FAQ
Phantom Specs
Phantom Vision+ Version 3 Changes
Pre/Post Flight Checklist


MANUALS
Ultimate Phantom Guide (lots of good tips)

Vision
Phantom Manual
Pilot Training Guide
Quick Start Guide

Vision+
Phantom Manual
Pilot Training Guide
Quick Start Guide


PRACTICE QUADS
Cheerson CX-10 (no camera)
Hubsan X4 (no camera)
Hubsan X4 (0.3 MP camera)
Hubsan X4 (HD 2MP Camera)
Hubsan H107D (FPV flight)
Syma X12 (no camera)
Syma X5 (HD camera)


REPAIR SHOPS
ATKdrones (Salt Lake City, UT)
UAV Repair Shop (New Brighton, MN)
US Drone Repair (Fort Bragg, CA)
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