First, is the phantom 4 itself beautiful we’ll, take a look at this in more in depth. Detail let’s see what comes inside, though we have. Obviously, the radio here looks very similar to the phantom 3’s radio controller that comes with the phantom 4 is very similar to the phantom 3 generation controller, or the inspire 1 has a little bit of a glossy finish, which is definitely kind of nice. We have record button, gimbal controls, camera controls as well as exposure control, so pretty standard stuff power on and off switch, and then we have obviously a charging port for the internal battery. So that’s nice there. You can put your smartphone tablet right there, which is cool moving forward. We have a couple of extra props, okay, so there’s eight props over here, so you have basically a spare set uh to the ones that you’re gon na install great stuff moving forward. We have charging cables. This adapter looks like something you would use to power a macbook so and, as you can see, there’s kind of a different port for the charger as well. So that’s going to be interesting to see how this thing charges and last but not least, we have some paperwork so with all that done, let’s actually take a closer look at the phantom 4k itself. Okay, so here is the phantom 4 over here all of its glory. Uh they’ve definitely changed the overall design compared to the older generation phantom 3.
. One thing that they’ve completely kind of re, engineered and redesigned is the battery we have. A larger battery should give us almost 30 minutes of flight time going to be really impressive. If that’s, actually true and the cool thing about this battery, is you can see that there’s? Actually, some venting going on right through so uh cooling performance should be pretty good on this thing, and also it has that updated charger that we looked at as well. So we’ll take a look at charge times and obviously you can measure how much juice is in there right now. Really nice green, led lighting effects. So we’ll put this back in now continuing forth on the bottom end of the drone, you can see that we have a couple of different sensors. Firstly, you have stereo cameras as also some ultrasonic sensors, so this is going to make it self aware of its environment, and you can see that also on the front area. You have a stereo cameras as well, which is going to give us depth analysis and basically we’re into the world of machine learning, where this drone will actually monitor all of its surroundings and will actively avoid obstacles and different uh sketchy situations that you might find yourself In so, you can actually full throttle, put it towards yourself or to a tree, and it should hopefully avoid things and we’ll do some tests. Obviously the camera itself is looks very similar to the previous generation phantom 3 same thing with the gimbal, not a huge difference.
In terms of camera quality itself fairly similar overall image quality, they say that the low light should be improved uh. You also have obviously included micro sd card, and this one over here is a 16 gigabytes which uh is enough to start out with. Obviously, you can fill it up with more if you want now. Furthermore, one other thing that they’ve changed is actually the design of the props and the prop holders themselves, so basically it’s more of a loctite system, so you basically press it down, rotate it and it’s locked into place. No more spinning it around. So installation is actually surprisingly easy and pretty straightforward now, just to give you guys a little bit of a size. Comparison here is a phantom 4k. This is actually the phantom 3 4k and uh in terms of most regards looks like dimensional wise. The three is slightly smaller: it actually feels a little bit heavier but overall looks like you know: they’ve kind of copied most of its design, but in terms of flight dynamics and the technology that you have over here is a huge step up from anything you’re going To find on any of the phantom 3’s, so what we’re going to do now is basically probably upgrade the firmware and software that runs everything and then we’re going to go for a flight test. Okay, so now we’ve updated the firmware for the phantom 4. It took about 15 minutes pretty straightforward and easy, though, to do so we’re going to do just a compass calibration, so all of our sensors are aligned right and to do so, we’re just going to do the drone dance so we’re just going to rotate it.
This way and then we’re going to rotate it this way, that’s pretty much it so i’m, going to start, recording and we’re recording in 4k and 30 frames per second, and we can move our gimbal. As you can see, i have a gps, lock and let’s go ahead and fly this thing so we’ll initiate the motors. Everything looks good and we’ll go for a take off. That looks great. You can see how steady it is and it’s keeping its location, pretty locked locked on the uh.