How to Use the DJI Phantom 4 Pro Remote Control

Introduction

Drone being piloted with remote control.
The DJI Phantom 4 is an easy to use flying camera powered by the worlds most advanced artificial intelligence technology. All you have to do is direct it where to go and tell it what to do.

This guide will show you the basics of how to use the remote control for the DJI Phantom 4 drone.

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  1. Understanding the remote control layout
  2. Charging the remote control
  3. Linking the remote control with the drone
  4. Connecting a mobile device to the remote control
  5. Flying the drone

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Drone being piloted with remote control.
The DJI Phantom 4 is an easy to use flying camera powered by the worlds most advanced artificial intelligence technology. All you have to do is direct it where to go and tell it what to do.

This guide will show you the basics of how to use the remote control for the DJI Phantom 4 drone.

Components annotated on Phantom remote control.

  1. Mobile device holder
  2. Antennas
  3. Control sticks
  4. Power button
  5. Return-to-Home (RTH) button
  6. Status LED
  7. Battery level LEDs
  8. Charging port

Components annotated on front and bottom sides of remote control.

  1. Flight Pause button
  2. Shutter button
  3. Camera Settings dial
  4. Flight Mode switch
  5. Record button
  6. Gimbal dial
  7. USB port
  8. Micro USB port
  9. Customizable buttons
  10. Handle bar
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  1. Plug the charger into a power outlet.
    DJI Phantom 4 charger.
  2. Plug the remote control charging cable into the right side of the remote control.
    Charging cable connected to remote control.
  3. You will see the battery indicator lights on the remote control scrolling until they will turn off meaning it is fully charged.
    Battery charge level indicator lights highlighted on remote control.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your remote control and drone handy.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and release the power button then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being removed from drone.
  2. Press and release the power button then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on back of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your drone and remote control handy.

Ensure the drone and remote control are close to each other.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and hold the customizable C1 and C2 buttons and the Record button simultaneously until the remote control starts beeping.
    Linking buttons highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Locate the Link button on the left side of the drone, then press and hold it with a pin for two seconds.
    Link button highlighted on side of drone.

On the Remote Control

  1. The drone and remote control will be linked when the Status Indicator light turns solid green.
    Remote control status indicator pointed out.
  1. Unfold the mobile device holder.
    Mobile device holder on remote control being unfolded.
  2. Press the release button (1) on the holder and extend the clamp (2). If you're using a smartphone, unfold the supporting arms (3) as well.
    Release button highlighted and arrows showing how to extend holder and unfold supporting arms.
  3. Place your mobile device into the holder and secure it by pressing down the clamp.
    Arrow showing  closing of the holder clamp.
  4. Plug the small end of the provided USB cable into your mobile device.
    USB cable being plugged into mobile device.
  5. Then plug the other end of the same cable into the USB port on the rear of the remote control.
    USB port highlighted on rear of remote control.

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

To Fly Your Drone Using the Remote Control:

  • Turn the motors on or off using both sticks. Pull them downwards and towards each other, or downwards and away from each other.
    Turning the engine on and off with the remote control.
  • Use the left stick to change altitude going up or down as if on a vertical axis or rotate left or right as if around a vertical axis.
    Drone movement using left stick of remote control.

    When taking off or landing, slowly push the left stick up or pull it down, respectively.

  • Use the right stick to fly forward, backward, left or right as if in a horizontal plane.
    Drone movement using right stick of remote control.
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