DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter Drone

Code: N09DQ

DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter Drone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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  • 2200mAh S3 battery giving a flight time of 12 minutes
  • 500m transmission range so you can have a great view of the surrounding landscape. Without a permit, the legal range for a drone to fly is below 120m and always in the line of sight from the operator
  • Check out The Drone Code or The IAA (ROI) for everything you need to be aware of when flying your drone
  • Purchasers must be over 18

Product details

DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter Drone

• 2200mAh S3 battery giving a flight time of 12 minutes
• 500m transmission range so you can have a great view of the surrounding landscape. Without a permit, the legal range for a drone to fly is below 120m and always in the line of sight from the operator
• Check out The Drone Code or The IAA (ROI) for everything you need to be aware of when flying your drone
• Record in 720p, giving you a HD resolution for clear videos and great aerial photography shots
• 10x digital zoom controlled by the downloadable app allowing you to see further
• Return to home function using the advanced GPS and auto pilot
• Suitable for ages 18+

What makes this drone different from the others?
The DJI Phantom FC40 is an improvement on the original Phantom with the 720p camera added underneath the body. The camera records in high definition and can capture quality photographs while in flight. Its 10x digital zoom allows you to zoom in by using the downloadable app, allowing you to see further than before.

What advantage does using the autopilot have?
The autopilot feature on this drone allows you to make the most of the advanced automatic elements with the push of a button. The Phantom FC40 will automatically take off, rise to a pre-set height using the DJI Pilot app and hover in the set position until you take over. It also has a return to home mode where if the battery starts running low or you lose connection it will enter its failsafe mode and return to where you initially took off from. This saves you having to search for the device if anything were to happen whilst you were mid-flight.

What sort of performance will I see out of this drone?
This drone has a maximum speed of 10m/s which is the equivalent of 22mph. Add to this an ascent speed of 6m/s and you have a quick, lightweight vehicle. The 2200mAh S3 battery gives you a maximum flight time of 12 minutes and will ensure you have enough time to have fun and get some great action shots.

Safe flying is your responsibility
We fully encourage safe and responsible flying. We recommend you read the CAA’s/IAA’s website and The Drone Code for full information on safe and responsible flying.
The CAA (UK)
The IAA (ROI)
The Drone Code

Please see the Downloads tab for information regarding responsible flying and aviation law.




Specifications
Weight (including battery and propellers) 800 g
Diagonal size (including propellers) 350 mm
Max ascent speed 6 m/s
Max descent speed 6 m/s
Hover accuracy Vertical: 0.8m
Horizontal 2.5m
Max speed 10 m/s
Operating temperature -10°C to 50°C
Camera
Effective pixels 5 MP
Lens FOV 100°
f/2.2 focus at 25 cm"
Still photography modes Single shot
Auto exposure bracketing No
Bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias No
Time-lapse No
Video recording modes
UHD N/A
FHD N/A
HD 720p (30 fps)
Supported SD card types microSD
Max capacity 64 GB
Max bitrate of video storage 30 Mbps
Supported file formats FAT32
Photo JPEG
Video MP4
Battery
Capacity 2200 mAh
Voltage 11.1 V
Battery type LiPo
Max flight time 12 minutes
Package contents
DJI Phantom 2
Remote control
FC40 camera
3S Battery
Mains charger
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The phantom is a fantastic bit of kit, read the on line manual while the battery is charging and make a special note of what the flashing lights on the back of the phantom mean then find a nice open space and away you go. It really is easy to fly in GPS mode as long as the light on the back of the phantom is flashing a slow steady green which means it knows home location in case of signal loss or transmitter failure it will enable it to land safely on its own with out any input from the pilot, this has not happened so far. Buy one and have some fun you will not regret it.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the best The 'Phantom' is phenomenal. It puts all the smaller ones ,I've purchased.over many months/ years even, into a distant past as they pale into insignificance. The picture quality is very impressive also. You can see the curvature of the Earth when you reach a respectable height. I frequently fly mine off the kitchen/ bathroom extension. One evening I lost sight of it and had it return home from a different direction to the way I'd been looking for it. One word sums it up overall, Brilliant!!!!!!.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic drone. Extremely easy to fly & operate. What I would recommend is visiting the DJI website to download the latest software, firmware & instructions as there isn't much in the box other than the product. To upgrade the firmware on the phantom it's actually quite easy as the micro usb port is underneath but to upgrade the firmware of the controller you do have to open it up (4xscrews) to gain access to the micro usb port on the controller. There are plenty of forums & facebook owners groups where you can get a whole wealth of information on how to get the best out of the Phantom FC40. Check the rules in advance on where it is safe to fly as you need to take off/fly & land away from buildings & groups of people. I would also recommend upgrading the props to the Phantom 2 ones which are 9" & give it more stability & a little longer flight time. I have 3 batteries now as you will only get approx. 11-12 mins flight time per battery. Also for safety I would recommend buying the Phantom 2 prop guards if you have upgraded the props as this works with this model & for 9" blades. If you haven't upgraded the props then just get the normal phantom prop guards.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DJI Drone So easy to fly even for a beginner. You will be so frustrated you did not buy an extra battery. Just remember to check out where you can fly it legally. Best thing I have bought in years and the aerial footage from the camera supplied and from myGoPro are fantastic
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing drone to fly, very stable and super fast. Had to take my time going through the instructions though to get this going. Strongly recommend this, this is definitely not a toy.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DJI Phantom FC40 I got this as a present for Christmas and it's absolutely brilliant! The range of the quadcopter is amazing as is the FPV range and the video quality is fantastic. As other reviews have said, download the manual and update the software (I think that mine had the latest version installed anyway!). I haven't bothered updating the transmitter as yet and it flys perfectly! A few points to make that I've picked up through lots of research! When updating the software on the quadcopter enable IOC (YouTube how to do it/what it does) as it will make it a lot easier to bring your quad back if you lose sight of it or what orientation it's pointing in (just remember to increase the altitude first if you can't see it or if there's obstructions in the way!). Watch lots and lots of YouTube videos (the Maplins one is very good btw and I paused it several times to check that I was assembling it correctly!) as you'll learn lots of useful info on setup, flight modes etc. I learnt the basics of flying a quad with a Hubsan X4 H107 and if you can fly that then you'll have no problem flying the FC40 as it's so much easier! Hope that this review has helped some people and if your sitting on the fence then buy one cos you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Limited upgrade path but still a great buy. The FC40 is the ideal entry-level drone to give you aerial video. However, as soon as you want to upgrade, for example FPV ans rock-steady video, you'll find a limited amount of equipment due to the frequencies it uses. The 2.4GHz wi-fi is simple to view your aerial video in real time from the camera to your phone or tablet but this frequency is normally used for the control and the higher 5.8GHz is normally used for the video. So, in a nutshell, the FC40 uses the opposite frequencies than the newer phantoms. Fitting a video transmitter to get longer-distance reception is achievable but you've got to look for the 2.4GHz frequency rather than the 5.8GHz that fat shark and others use. Add a 2 or 3-axis gimbal, a go-pro and a video transmitter to the FC40 and you're looking at flight times of 4 minutes compared with 12 or so when flying 'bare'.
Date published: 2014-12-17
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hello is there a way to get just the camera fc40 dji?

Asked by: chris
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-02

Are these going to be back in stock

Asked by: Steve
These items are discontinued and are no longer available and will not be re stocked.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-30

hi.can i still buy the phantom fc 40 and if not what is the equivelant and price with camera.thanks

Asked by: bliven
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range, the closest alternative would be the one linked below: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/parrot-bebop-drone-red-n43ea
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-10-20

Can you please tell me if you can buy the camera for my phantom quadcopter fc40. 

Asked by: diggerly
Unfortunately we do not stock this item any more. You could try the DJI website.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-09-07

Using the First person view facility - what is the range before you loose picture?
Asked by: Anonymous
This uses the same wifi as the remote so would be the same range roughly 100m
Answered by: rs
Date published: 2015-07-17

How long does it take to charge the battery
Asked by: Anonymous
Charging time:120 minutes ~ DH
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is the GoPro hero 2 camera compatible with this drone?
Asked by: Anonymous
This product does not come with a GoPro2 mount - however these are available from other FPV Vendors
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17

Are these the latest version 1.1.1 With the gimbal controller on the transmitter
Asked by: Anonymous
We don't have the version of these items, because of the turnover of stock. However the transmitter and receiver can be updated with the DJI software.
Answered by: DB
Date published: 2015-07-17
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