DJI has released the new firmware v3.08 for Phantom 2 series quadcopter


New firmware (v3.08) and VISION apps (iOS v1.043 and Android v1.0.54) for the Phantom 2 series have just been released. Please update your Phantom’s firmware and mobile apps to enjoy all of the new features.

Here are the main updates:

a) Dynamic home point: when using a GPS-enabled mobile device and running the VISION app, the Home Point will automatically be reset to the location of the device every 2 seconds during flight.
b) Ability to change the Return to Home altitude added to the VISION app (ability to change this setting in the Assistant software remains).
c) Maximum operating area, based on remaining battery power and current settings, can now be displayed on the ground station map view. This area automatically expands or contracts when new flight plans are set.
d) The aircraft’s current longitude and latitude will be displayed on the VISION app’s radar. When using ground station, the longitude and latitude of each waypoint is also displayed as they are set.
e) New pre-flight checklist that reminds users of important considerations before flying added.
f) Battery cell warning added to the VISION app that alerts users if battery issues are detected. Browse battery cell warning history in the VISION app.
g) New auto-discharging feature to address the issue of fully charged battery swelled when it was stored for an extended period.
h) Battery cell damages detection feature added.
i) New battery cell balancing feature to extend battery life.
j) Maximum descent speed set to 0.6m/s when the aircraft’s altitude is less than 10m and descending automatically (for example in failsafe mode). The maximum speed of descent remains 2m/s in other flight conditions.
k) Propulsion system performance enhancements.
l) German, French and Japanese language support added to the VISION app.


Special Notes:

a) The dynamic home point is only available when using GPS-enabled mobile devices. Your aircraft will not be able to record a dynamic home point if you are using a mobile device without a GPS module (e.g. iPod).


New hardware supported:

New remote control for Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision+
The upgraded remote control comes with many new features. A gimbal control dial, trainer port, built-in rechargeable LiPo battery with a capacity of 2000mAh, battery level LED indicators and throttle locking feature that holds the throttle stick in place when descending are all included. The new remote control is compatible with the Phantom 2 Vision+ and Phantom 2.

Use DJI Lightbridge to control your aircraft or connect the remote control to your computer via the trainer port to run a simulation application and practice your flying skills.

New propulsion system for Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision+
New 2312 motors, 9450 propellers, and ESCs combine to give you greater thrust and control than ever before. You can load more equipment on your Phantom, and achieve up to 200g/arm of extra thrust when using a 3S LiPo battery with this completely new system.
Use DJI Lightbridge to control your aircraft or connect the remote control to your computer via the trainer port to run a simulation application and practice your flying skills.

New compass module for Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 Vision+
A new, anti-static compass has been developed, with a protective shell to help shield it in any flight conditions.

You can buy the new Phantom 2 Series from the DJI Online Store.