‘DJI Phantom 4’ Review, Day 2: DJI Go program First Appearance

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It’s time to take a look at the new DJI GO app!
We are now on day 2 of our 7 day review of the DJI Phantom 4. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the new DJI GO program. If you’ve got any questions about the app (or anything Phantom 4 connected) leave a comment below!

The Primary Interface


In the main viewpoint, there’s of a change going in the Phantom 3. There are. Since I was inside while shooting these screen shots, every potential bar was showing up. The system appears to start showing obstacles at around 20 feet with the yellow bars and then keeps increasing the number of bars until you get to about 2 feet away.

I’m glad they added this feature, because it allows you to see if the obstacle avoidance system is really working before attempting to run into things.

The Old And New Flight Modes


After shoving the blue flight mode button, you’re chosen into a fresh flight mode menu where you’ll locate all of the new features like Active Track and Tap Fly, as well as the old attributes like Follow Me. One thing that I thought was peculiar is how sport mode was’t in this list. This is probably because they do’t want new pilots messing around with it.


Taking a look you may see the flight mode switch that is new. This is where you’ll locate Sport Mode, but only after enabling it in the menu display above. Personally, I believe they should rename this switch to something like “manual override” because the old Intelligent flight modes were taken out by them and transferred them to the new flight mode button in the app.

In P Mode, the P stands for Placement. This really is the mode for anyone who needs barrier avoidance, and any of the specific flight modes like track that is active.

In S Mode, S stands for Sport. In Sport Mode, you’re basically getting a more secure and quicker Phantom 3.

Things get really tough. A stands for Disposition Mode, and also this means that there’s nothing to keep the Phantom 4 in one area. It’ll float around due to wind or turbulence and you will need to use your skilled piloting skills to keep it from hitting anything. There are still some scenarios where it makes sense, although you might be wondering why anyone would desire to fly in Outlook Mode. One example would be flying indoors in a black surroundings. In a situation like this, the placing cameras wo’t be able to see and the GPS wo’t have the ability to lock on to enough satellites, so manual flying is the only alternative.

Detector Support


From your MC settings menu, if you tap on the advanced section after which go into the sensors page, you can see the new IMU (inertia measurement unit) and compass settings. In here, it is possible to check on the IMU values for IMU 2 and IMU 1. That means everything is fantastic, if the values are green. You can nevertheless fly if the values are yellow, but it might be advisable to do a re-calibration if you need the finest performance. Calibration is compulsory, if the values are red. Be sure you also take a look every now and after that.

The Fun Stuff


There’s Visual Positioning System was called by a new section. This really is where you’re able to take full benefit of the obstacle avoidance sensors. For turning the primary Challenge avoidance off and on the first setting in this display is. I’m not sure why you would’t if you wanted these things away only fly in Sport Mode, but it’s fine they give you the choice.

For Tap Fly the next setting is. When turning on horizontal obstruction avoidance, the Phantom 4 will fly around obstacles (when it can) instead of going over them. Make sure to test it out at slow speeds before turning the speed if you turn on this.

The last setting is for active track, and it lets the Phantom 4 to fly while monitoring you backwards.

Sleek Leaning Shots Made Easy


This next section is’t really new, but I do’t believe enough People know about it, so I’ll reveal it to you anyway. You’ll find each of these settings that are useful for tuning the camera tilt for your liking if you go to the Advanced Settings page in the camera section. Gimbal Tilt Expo controls the speed of the camera when the tilt wheel move. Gimbal Tilt Smooth Course enables you to adjust how smooth the transitions are from one input signal to another. So if the tilt wheel go really fast and after that stop, it’s going to easily come to a stop instead of stoping immediately.

In the image above, you may see the settings I found that work best for me, however you can experiment with it until you’re happy with how your videos look. That’s I have all for today.


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