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DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone

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Product overview

• Get the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone with a Remote control, camera, gimbal and battery everything you could want to start flying
• 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
• High capacity 4480mAh S4 battery giving a flight time of 23 minutes so you can enjoy more of your flying time
• Record in 1080p giving you full HD resolution for clear videos and fantastic aerial photography shots.
• Three-axis gimbal giving you a more accurate rotation of the camera
• The Lightbridge system gives you a huge 2km range to connect your phone or tablet to so you can view live in 720p

Special Features
• Advanced autopilot gives you the option to automatically take off, rise to a pre-set height as well as return to the starting position with the press of a button
• Download the DJI Pilot app to live stream your flight to YouTube so you can show of your flying ability to your friends

Download the DJI Pilot app so you can live view your footage


Please check here for device compatibility.

What makes this drone different from the others?
The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is vastly improved from the previous version. The range at which you can fly has been greatly increased from 1km to 2km. Double the range gives you a further field of flight making your aerial photography even more impressive. This drone has a ± 10cm vertical and ± 1m horizontal hover accuracy. Compared to the Phantom 2, which has a ± 80cm vertical and ± 2.5m horizontal accuracy, the Phantom 3 gives you a much more accurate flying position.

What quality of camera does the Phantom 3 come with?
This drone comes with a full high definition camera that gives you a maximum video recording resolution of 1920 x 1080p at 60 frames per second (fps). This gives you a fantastic looking picture as you soar through the skies, without missing a thing. For still photography, the camera boasts 12 megapixels giving you the capability of high quality shots for those sweeping landscapes. Additionally, the camera can also stream live in 720p HD straight to your smartphone or tablet. This works over the maximum 2km range by utilising the DJI Lightbridge image transmission technology.

What is the advantage of having a three-axis gimbal?
The three-axis gimbal that comes standard with the Phantom 3 gives you more stability and more control when using the camera for videoing or even still photography. The gimbal is fully controllable from the remote controller, with the dedicated DJI Pilot app giving you smooth and stable footage as you fly.

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 3 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. As well as this 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 was to happen whilst you were in mid-flight.

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 Drone Code

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

Rated 5 out of 5 by from The drone to buy. I was sceptical as to what drone to buy or buy one at all but having flown this Djl Phantom 3 advanced the ease of flying for a novice like myself and the fantastic quality of the video images has impressed me enormously . You will definitely need at least one spare battery to get the most out of this.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from number 1 Best drone on the market... Fact. Amazing camera, great distance and so easy to fly
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish didn't work out of the box Got my drone all set up and then had to do a firmware update but it didn't work so I called dji support about it followed all there advice and it still wouldn't update and now have to wait 2 weeks for a new drone
Date published: 2016-12-27
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Weight (including battery and propellers) 1280 g
Diagonal size (including propellers) 590 mm
Max ascent speed 5 m/s
Max descent speed 3 m/s
Hover accuracy Vertical: ± 10 cm
Horizontal: ± 1 m
Max speed 16 m/s
Max altitude above sea level 6000 m
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Sensor Sony EXMOR 1/2.3 inch
Effective pixels 12.4 MP
Lens FOV 94° 20mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at 8
ISO range 100 – 3200 (video) 100 – 1600 (photo)
Shutter speed 8s – 1/8000s
Image max size 4000 x 3000
Still photography modes Single Shot
Burst Shooting – 3/5/7 shots
Auto exposure bracketing Yes - 3/5
Bracketed frames at 0.7EV bias Yes
Time-lapse Yes
Video recording modes
FHD 1920 x 1080p (24/25/30/48/50/60)
HD 1280 x 720p (24/25/30/48/50/60)
Supported SD card types microSD
Max capacity 64 GB (Class 10/UHS-1 rating required)
Max bitrate of video storage 60 Mbps
Supported file formats FAT32/exFAT
Video MP4, MOV (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
Capacity 4480 mAh
Voltage 15.2 V
Battery type LiPo 4S
Max flight time Approximately 23 minutes
Package contents
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced
Remote control
Three-axis gimbal
4S battery
Mains charger

can i still purchace one of these

Asked by: emcm
The item clearly shows the stats as discontinued, this would mean the item is no longer on sale and you are unable to purchase this item from Maplin.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-13

HI is this the 2.7k or 4K camera?

Asked by: Angus
Camera Sensor - Sony EXMOR 1/2.3 inch Effective pixels - 12.4 MP Video recording modes UHD - N/A FHD - 1920 x 1080p (24/25/30/48/50/60) HD - 1280 x 720p (24/25/30/48/50/60)
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-13

Do you stock original propellers for this model Dji 3 advanced

Asked by: James
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item is no longer available.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-02

Is the control the one with 2 ariels 

Asked by: Wingnut
The advance and professional both use the GL300A model of controller, which does come with two aerials.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-07-22

Hi - I thought the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced has 2.7k video. Is this old stock or does it have the updated camera?

Asked by: Sheepyrich
The details of the cam provided are below Camera Sensor Sony EXMOR 1/2.3 inch Effective pixels 12.4 MP Lens FOV 94° 20mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at 8 ISO range 100 – 3200 (video) 100 – 1600 (photo) Shutter speed 8s – 1/8000s Image max size 4000 x 3000 Still photography modes Single Shot Burst Shooting – 3/5/7 shots
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-10

I've updated the firmware on the Phantom 3 Adv to P3S_FW_V01.08.0080, but the controller won't update (like many YouTube videos show that it is supposed to). Is it supposed to? And if so, what can you do if the red light doesn't turn blue to update?

Asked by: saspin74
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-06-06

Can these drones carry extra weight ?

Asked by: Gylh
They can carry a small amount of extra weight to allow for camera upgrades and the like, but they are not designed to be used as carrier drones, any modification of this type would invalidate the warranty and could cause in flight issues.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-05-27

are these the latest model with latest motors 2312a   

Asked by: knight1
The latest model is DJI Phantom 4 Code: A10UX
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-05
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