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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone

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About this product


  • Up to 25 minutes flight time on a full charge
  • Fly at speeds up to 35mph (57.6kph)
  • Automatic take-off & return to home mode

Product overview

• High capacity 4480mAh S4 battery giving a good flight time of 25 minutes
• 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
• Check out The Drone Code or The IAA (ROI) for everything you need to be aware of when flying your drone
• Three-axis gimbal provides improved accuracy when rotating the camera
• Download the DJI Go app to live stream your flight to YouTube so you can show off your flying ability to your friends
• Without a permit, the legal range for a drone to fly is below 120m and always in the line of sight from the operator


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What makes this drone different from the others?
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is vastly improved from the other drones. The range at which you can fly has been greatly increased from 700, to 1,000km*. The drone has a better hover accuracy than the Phantom 2 with only a ± 10cm vertical and a ± 1m horizontal accuracy. This compares to a ± 80cm vertical and a ± 2.5m horizontal accuracy on the previous version, giving you more accurate positioning as you are flying.

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 control when recording videos or capturing still photography. The gimbal is fully controllable from the remote controller and 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. 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, returning to where you initially took off from. This saves you having to search for the device if anything was to happen whilst you were 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.
NB: Phone not included

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun to fly and a seriously clever piece of kit! I bought this as an upgrade to my Parrot Bebop drone that I had purchased a few months earlier. Despite only owning the Bebop for a couple of months I was already frustrated by the limitations and felt that I had already 'outgrown' the quadcopter a lot sooner than I had previously anticipated. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard was amazing value at the time of purchase (£100.00 cheaper than the Bebop 2 at the time of writing) and the reviews spoke for themselves. I also did a huge amount of research prior to purchasing by watching Youtube reviews and the overall impression was positive. I have owned my Phantom for just over a week now and I am seriously impressed. This piece of technology makes the Parrot Bebop seem like a toy in comparison. The quality of the video footage, the technology behind the gimbal and the iOS App feel as though they are way in advance of the price I paid for this model. Overall, it is clear that this is a serious piece of camera equipment with some pretty amazing features. I am extremely pleased with my purchase overall and would like to congratulate DJI on such a fantastic product that I picked up from Maplin at a great price. If you are considering making this purchase but are uncertain at present, my advice is simply to go for it and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DJI phantom 3 standard After some research went for this as a present for son. Took a bit of setting up calibrating and what not. Information in quick guide seemed to me to be a bit vague but loads of very useful information on the DJI website downloadable manual and video tutorials. Actual hardware seems solid, the app you use is pretty intuitive once you've had a play around.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive This was bought as an upgrade from a smaller drone. You can certainly tell the difference. It it incredibly well built and links to my iPhone without any drama. My son finds it easy to fly and he has taken some great video from a birds eye perspective. Highly recommended. There are loads of settings and parameters to play with once you get the hang of it. Battery charge lasts about 25 mins. Maplin were the cheapest at the time.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectef Bought for my 21 year old son for Christmas, absolutely overjoyed with it and first flight was amazing, got the app so can view as it films, very steady in flight and easy to control, a big bit all round.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic quadcopter I bought the Phantom just over a week ago, and have only flown it twice so far. It is easy to control, and is very fast in flight. The camera takes good photos and videos, but I have so far only tried it on dull days. Looking forward to brighter weather to give it a better test.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phantom 3 I bought this for my sons 21st birthday in December he loved it great price to everyone has asked where it's from great present would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price Great starter drone for the price. Easy to setup, easy to fly.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful purchase I bought this for my husband's birthday and he loves it. We have some amazing photo's of our house now.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Weight (including battery and props) 1216g
Diagonal size (including propellers) 590mm
Max Ascent Speed 5m/s
Max Descent Speed 3m/s
Hover Accuracy N/A
Max Speed 16 m/s
Max Altitude Above Sea Level 6000m
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 degrees C
GPS Mode Yes
Sensor 1/2.3"
Effective pixels 12M
Lens FOV 94 degrees, 20mm, f/2.8
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 frames, bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) 3/5
Time-lapse Yes
Video Recording Modes
2.7K 2704x1520p at 24/25/30
FHD 1920x1080p at 24/25/30
HD 1280x720p at 24/25/30/48/50/60
Supported SD Card Types Micro SD
Max capacity 64 GB (Class 10/UHS-1 rating required)
Max Bitrate of Video Storage 40 Mbps
Supported File Formats FAT32/exFAT
Video MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC)
Capacity 4480mAh
Voltage 15.2V
Battery Type LiPo 4S
Max Flight Time Approximately 25 minutes

What else is in the box and does it come with a controller?

Asked by: Sparky
Aircraft x 1, Remote control x 1, Propeller pairs x 4, Intelligent flight battery x 1, Battery charger x 1, power cable x 1 and manuals.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-28

Does This Come With A Camera?

Asked by: Anthony
Yes, this comes with a camera.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-08-18

Hi there. Can you let me know what comes in the box please? Steve

Asked by: Steve
Box Contains Aircraft x1 Remote Controller x1 Propeller Pairs x4 Intelligent Flight Battery Battery Charger User Guide Gimbal Clamp Vibration Absorbers 8GB Micro SD Card Micro USB Cable Anti-Drop Kit x 2 Landing Pads Propeller Removal Clamp Multi-coloured Stickers
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

does the app support the iPhone7 ?

Asked by: phil
Yes it does
Answered by: Dan ventress
Date published: 2017-03-21

can a  ipad be used to see what the drone sees

Asked by: Chas
No the phone clip only fits up to 6 inch mobiles 
Answered by: Dan ventress
Date published: 2017-03-21

Hi does this come complete with the remote control unit or is that sold extra?

Asked by: JonnyBgood
Yes, this will come with everything you need to get started.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-02-27

does this quad have return to home if something goes wrong

Asked by: mikevalesenior
A return to home feature is included in the software
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-27

Does the chargers plug fit into a standard u.k plug socket

Asked by: Owen
Yes, the charger that comes with this drone with be a standard UK mains plug.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-02-09
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