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THE Ultimate Guide for the Phantom 2 Vision/Vision+
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Fant0mas
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Well, now that I've got your attention:

To all Phantom Vision and Vision+ owners out there: this Summary Guide is for YOU!
It may not be THE "Ultimate" one but I'm sure it will help a lot of phantom's owners.

I'm the kind of guy who just hate to flip thru pages and pages of userguideS looking for stuff when only the important things need to be easily found.

Soooo, I made this "little" guide for all the newbies(to be used as a startup guide) and not so newbies(to be used as a reference/reminder guide) out there.

Almost nothing is from me, except for the hours I spent looking/extracting/formatting/summarizing important information all over the place :-).
My sources were:
- Phantom User's Manual
- Naza User's Manual
- Comments found on the net
- Comments found on this site (BTW, if you see something you wrote, please let me know, I'll put your name on the list)
- Personal experiences

I've extracted what I think is important to know, remember, never forget about flying these birds.
I know, there are Wikis on the Net, but I found out there's always something missing.
Just have a look at my "Pre-Flight Checklist/Tips & Tricks" section, which, I think, is the most complete/detailed ever produce :-)

Sections list:
What to Do & Not to Do First OR After any Update
Good to Know before you Go
Starting/Stopping the Motors
DJI Vision Camera & Radar Function
Know your S1/S2 switches
Flight Environment Requirements
Pre-Flight Checklist/Tips & Tricks/Notes
      Inspection
      Power UP
      DJI Vision Apps
      Ready to Fly
      Always be prepared for the Worst
        A- Lost Orientation and/or Location
        B- Lost Video/Telemetry Feeds
        C- Baby, Come Back
        D- Failsafe (RTH)
        E- GPS Lost
        F- Flyaway
        G- Vortex Ring State (VRS)
        H- Low Battery
      Landing
      Side Notes
Led Status (Phantom, RC & Extender)
Battery Status (RC & Extender & Smart)
Compass Calibration
Take Good Care of your Compass
How to avoid Flyaway
Recovering from a Flyaway
Naza-M and IOC: Why and How
Failsafe
IOC Flight - Course Lock & Home Lock
Flight Limits
Ground Station
Preventative Maintenance Checklist
Lipo Battery - Safety Advisory Notice
Phantom and RC Assistant
Camera update

This guide is assuming that you already have set your Phantom in Naza Mode (dont' forget to turn IOC on...) and that bottom position of S1 switch is set to Failsafe and NOT Manual. BUT it can also be used if you haven't made the switch yet: just forget sections about IOC/HL/CL/ATTI... But I'm telling you, you're missing a lot.
Also, I'm assuming that all your firmware/software are up to date.

I'm open to comment, improvement, correction, new section, and so on. So feel free to contact me anytime.
This is a WIP-"Work in Progress". So if we work together we could made this thing THE Guide for the Phantom Vision.

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safe and Take Care.
2014-10-1
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wachirarat
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Thanks, cheers!!!
2014-10-2
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don
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Thank you. Very helpful. Greetings Friends, Please help. Crashed and tore wire harness. Opened fuselage and replaced harness. Closed fuselage but cannot now get rid of red blinking leds/siren. Battery is good. All wires appear connected. Did do calibration using assistant softwear connection etc. Thanks, Don in Gold Beach.
2014-10-4
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steve46
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Just download ur Guide and the looks of it....nice job. So far its very easy to understand items i was at a lost. Will give u any suggestions i might have.
2014-10-5
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T J Gilbert
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Fant0mas:
Very good work!
I hope that you won't mind if I post your Dropbox link over on my blog at RCG.
This document needs to be available to anyone needing help...
Thanks!
2014-10-5
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Fant0mas
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T J Gilbert Posted at 2014-10-5 21:25
Fant0mas:
Very good work!
I hope that you won't mind if I post your Dropbox link over on my blog at  ...

Please do. People needs to know about this "incredible" source of info
Watch for my next update coming out soon.

Thanks
2014-10-6
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Fant0mas
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steve46 Posted at 2014-10-5 20:20
Just download ur Guide and the looks of it....nice job. So far its very easy to understand items i w ...

Any suggestion to help make this THE guide for Phantom owners is  always welcome.
2014-10-6
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Fant0mas
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don@rainforests Posted at 2014-10-5 10:16
Thank you. Very helpful. Greetings Friends, Please help. Crashed and tore wire harness. Opened fusel ...

Can you post a picture? I need to see before I can comment.
2014-10-6
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Fant0mas
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

There's a new version of THE guide (v. Oct-07-2014) and it's available right NOW.

I added a bunch of very cool video/tutorial links and new info.
Minor corrections here and there.

Be sure to download it otherwise you're missing something :-)

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0
Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safely and Take Care.
2014-10-7
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jmtw000
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Very informative guide. Thank you. Could you possibly add a small section describing the functions of the switches when in phantom mode?
2014-10-8
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Fant0mas
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jmtw000@gmail.c Posted at 2014-10-9 07:06
Very informative guide. Thank you. Could you possibly add a small section describing the functions o ...


Have a look at the "Naza-M and IOC: Why and How" section.
In Phantom mode, the switches are absolutely useless...except for initiating Compass calibration.

Even if DJI says not to do it before you've got some flying experiences, the first thing I did when I got my Phantom was to switch Naza/IOC on. You have so much more options when it's on. BUTTTTTTTT, please, be sure you understand what will happen if you do!!!

In Naza/IOC mode, if you ALWAYS MAKE SURE both switches are in the UPPER position, you ARE flying as if you were in Phantom mode. But if something bad happens, you have way much more options available to recover your craft safely. Have a look at my "Be prepared for the worst" section for more info.

Fly safe.
2014-10-8
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Filiep
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Great job FantOmas!!! Thanks alot and greatings from Belgium/Europe!
2014-10-8
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rod
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Brilliant job and I guess a lot of hard work for someone who says he doesn't like reading manuals!  DJI ought to take this up as an advanced operators manual.  Well done.
Rod
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2014-10-11
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Fant0mas
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Thanks!
DJI are you listening???
2014-10-11
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Fant0mas
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A new update of THE guide is available. Lots of new goodies all over. Enjoy :-)
2014-10-24
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Thanks much!
2014-10-27
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great work sir , well done
2014-10-27
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Fant0mas
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

There's a new major version update of THE guide (v. Nov-03-2014) and it's available right NOW.

I've updated the guide with the latest DJI Update info.
I've added new information all over the place and some new very cool video/tutorial links.
Reformatted a few sections.
Minor corrections here and there.

Be sure to download it otherwise you're missing something :-)

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0
Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safely and Take Care.
2014-11-3
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DJIHavequestion
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Really useful! Man, I'm on page 15 of this manual and I'm anxiously awaiting my copter to be delivered, but wow. I thought this would be easier to use but it looks pretty serious! A bit intimidated. I hope I can do this properly!
2014-11-5
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DJIHavequestion Posted at 2014-11-6 10:43
Really useful! Man, I'm on page 15 of this manual and I'm anxiously awaiting my copter to be deliver ...

Yep, I wrote somewhere in the guide: "...this is NOT a toy..."

Take your time, understand what to do and when to do it and life will be good.

Good luck
2014-11-11
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Fant0mas Posted at 2014-11-12 06:48
Yep, I wrote somewhere in the guide: "...this is NOT a toy..."

Take your time, understand what to ...

Hi Fantomas, I've said it before but it is worth repeating: THIS SHOULD BE PART OF THE DJI INSTRUCTION/INFORMATION MANUAL.  (DJI get ya ears on!!)
I have printed the latest copy and it is now my bible.  Do you have a web site ? I want to keep up with your "keeping up!!" and making sure I always have the latest revision.  Where can I do that other than your announcements on this forum?
Cheers!
Rod
2014-11-11
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whitard
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Definitely the Missing Manual..Thank you for all this work!
2014-11-12
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Fant0mas
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start .... well you know the drill by now  ;)

Version Nov-12-2014 is online and this one might save you $695+ in Gimbal replacement.
Look for the new links about Gimbal repair, if your gimbal is acting crazy.
Plus a few updates here and there.

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0
Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safely and Take Care.
2014-11-12
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Fant0mas
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rod@voxvideopro Posted at 2014-11-12 07:03
Hi Fantomas, I've said it before but it is worth repeating: THIS SHOULD BE PART OF THE DJI INSTRUC ...

Thanks

No,  don't have a web site (too busy keeping this guide up to date )...maybe sometime in the future.

2014-11-12
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Fant0mas
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

There's a new version update of THE guide (v. Nov-24-2014) and it's available right NOW.

I've updated the guide with some new links on the 3.08 update from DJI.
For some of us, winter is coming...So I've added a few links on winter flying.
Minor corrections here and there.

Be sure to download it otherwise you're missing something :-)

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0
Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safely and Take Care.
2014-11-24
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Fant0mas Posted at 2014-11-25 03:19
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

There's a new version update of THE guide (v. Nov-24-2014 ...

Thank's a lot. Real pleasure to read. Very good with all the relevant links, which save a lot of time
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Fant0mas Posted at 2014-11-25 03:19
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

There's a new version update of THE guide (v. Nov-24-2014 ...

Thanks for your work.
I did not understand some things, surely for my fault.
1) Phantom takes off with S2 in OFF status: I can switch S2 to Home-lock position during the flight, ok. Can I do the same with Course-Lock?
2) The phantom is in S2 Course Lock position during the flight. How can I reset this and go to S2 OFF status?  How is it possible to reset Course Lock direction moving the switch S2 Top-Middle-Top 3-5 times if its starting posizioni is in the middle? Or reset means: I am in OFF status but you forgot your Course-lock direction.
3) Same of point 2) but related to Home-Lock direction. How is it possible to reset it moving S2 switch Middle-Bottom-Middle 3-5 times if its starting position is in the bottom (or top)? What happens when it reachs  the middle position?

Thanks in advance
PMaxim

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pmaxim@gmail.co Posted at 2014-11-26 00:48
Thanks for your work.
I did not understand some things, surely for my fault.
1) Phantom takes off  ...

Ok, I did some tests and now it is clear for me.

Please, could you explain better, and how best solve,  the problem about Home Lock feature? When the Phantom automatically changes to Course Lock (10 m. from Home point) and then it changes direction because the Course Lock will use its stored forward/back directions?

Thanks
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pmaxim@gmail.co Posted at 2014-11-26 20:28
Ok, I did some tests and now it is clear for me.

Please, could you explain better, and how best s ...

Watch this:

and this

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Fantomas has done a lot of hard work gathering this info: Any user will benefit from reading his work thoroughly. DJI you should make his work a sticky, it would prevent a lot of user issues. ( assuming they take the time to read it of course)  I regularly print out his updates and they form part of my Vision 2 + manual.  Great work.
Cheers!
Rod
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Fant0mas
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Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

First, I'd like to wish everyone an Happy, Prosperous, Blessed & Healthy New Year!

Now, as you may have guessed  ;), there's a new version update of THE guide (v. Jan-06-2015) and it's available right NOW.

I've updated the guide with some new links.
Minor corrections here and there.

Be sure to download it otherwise you're missing something :-)

Here's the link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mv8d1h ... ry%20Guide.pdf?dl=0
Let me know what you think.

Enjoy, Fly Safely and Take Care.
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Fant0mas
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rod@voxvideopro Posted at 2015-1-7 04:55
Fantomas has done a lot of hard work gathering this info: Any user will benefit from reading his wor ...

Thanks rod
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Northofthe49th
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Thank you very much for this!
Been very helpful and have forwarded on to a couple of other DJI phantom owners not on the forum..
2015-1-11
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Great Job!!!!
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jeepinocala
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Good work thank you very much. Great fast guide already using it.
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Fant0mas Posted at 2015-1-8 01:16
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your browser.

First, I'd like to wish everyone an Happy, Prosperous, Bl ...

FantOmas, Thanks for the manual, you did a terrific  job. I tried to post the link on facebook but it wouldn't let me, "said something about error and drop box is a free  something or other", do you know how to post on facebook? Thank you again!
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Bump for a vital thread about a vital read. ANYONE who owns a Phantom should make this guide required reading.
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Autumn, can you make this a sticky as well?  Or hire this guy?  BTW, I have this manual printed out and in my Phantom case.  It is pretty much memorized, but maybe handy as a reference.
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Great guide, thanks for all the hard work
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Thank you so much!! I'm going to read this over and then one more time
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