Watch each video in order. This will get you some basics to begin to fly your new drone safely. Yes, I have many newer videos, but the basics of flight and control are unchanged over the years. If you are a beginner, the resources on this page are a great place to start!
Controlling the DJI Phantom Quadcopter
How the controls work on all the DJI Quadcopter Drones. Colin shows you how the transmitter is used to control the flight of your quadcopter.
How to fly and shoot with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone on Location
This video shows how to fly a DJI Phantom drone. On location at the beach, see how to calibrate, preflight and fly for aerial video and photography.
Flying a DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone
On-location video that shows how to shoot video and photos of paddle boarders with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter. It covers preflight, calibration, flying and shooting. Yes, I have a lot of newer videos, but this one is still relevant and it gives you an idea what to expect for the flying experience.
See how to warm up the quadcopter and do a safety check. We then calibrate the copter to ensure satellite lock. This step is a good me sure to take whenever flying in a new location. Its important to have a good satellite lock to mark your starting position.
We then fly over the ocean to capture some video and photographs of paddle boarders early in the morning. In my experience, surfers and paddle boarders, generally agree to being filmed, just don’t get too close to them and don’t bother them. Get in, get your shot and then get out of their way. Whenever possible, get their permission first and have them sign a model release. They will generally agree to filming, especially if you offers to share the footage with them afterwards.
See some tips on flying to get smooth video and photos.
Quickstart Guide to Phantom 2 Vision +
Colin Smith shows you how to unbox your drone and get it ready for the first flight. This quick start gets straight to the point and shows what you need to get up in the air quickly.
This video shows lots of aerial video and photos shot with the phantom vision and vision + quadcopters. These are the trailers from our premium courses.