Droneflyers.com received a new Phantom 3 Quadcopter (Professional 4K model) at the beginning of May and have been flying it regularly since then. With about 20 flights under our belts, it time to do a First Look, Review and Rating on this new quadcopter.
We purchased the Phantom 3 Pro (4K) direct from DJI’s online store for $1259.00 including shipping and a single battery. At the time of our purchase DJI was experiencing a delay in Apple’s approval of the IOS DJI Pilot App, meaning that only those with an Android device could fly the P3. Luckily, a member of the forums on DJI.com mentioned that BestBuy was selling a Moto-X phone with no (phone) service included for $29.95 – so with a quick trip to the mall I was ready to fly.
DJI’s (too) Early Release
For various reasons, some of them “inside baseball”, DJI decided to release the Phantom 3 a few weeks before they should have. This has resulted in some “burps” such as the delayed released of the IOS Pilot App as well as some other shortcomings. In the month since the release, many of these items have already been fixed or updated, but they are worth mentioning in an early review. Here are some of the issues: