DJI Phantom 3 Mods of The Day

If you fly a DJI Phantom 3 – or just plan to buy one -, you have surely come across the name Lynh Phan as the go to guy if you had some toughies other could not answer. Lynh is an avid RC enthusiast with extensive experience in building RC helicopters and a competition moderator on Helifreak, as well as the moderator of Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 related groups on Facebook. Lynh is a consultant to Smart Powerchage which is an amazing startup producing vital accessories for DJI quadcopters such as the SPC 4000 parallel charging station which I have reviewed earlier.

Lynh is a selfless supporter of the DJI Inspire and Phantom 3 pilot community and saved lots of valuable time and money for many of us with his DJI Inspire 1 tips and tricks. I am thrilled that we have agreed with Lynh to have a new and permanent home for a collection of his DJI Phantom 3 tips and Inspire 1 tricks here on Dronethusiast.

We are also hosting a compilation of Lynh’s earlier DJI Inspire 1 tips and now there is a Volume 2 you should surely bookmark. 

Before we get to Lynh Phan’s Tips, check out a couple great phantom 3 mod products we’ve found (from Dronethusiast).

Latest Phantom 3 Mods by Lynh Phan

Today’s tip. 12/29/16

How to activate compass calibration on P4 without needing an App attached to your RC.
1. Make sure you have activated IOC and MFM
2. Turn on your RC and P4
3. Toggle P-A Switch 12-14 times
P4’s LEDs will lights up yellow.
Do your DJI compass dance.
Have fun and fly safe.
Lynh Phan

phantom 3 compass calibration

By Lynh Phan

Today’s Tip. – April 25 2016

Today’s tip
Emergency charging of your P3 RC when you are away from Mains power supply.
Simply carry your AC charger with you and if you ever encounter low battery on your RC whilst away from mains power, plug in your P3 battery, connect plug to RC, turn on P3 battery and your RC can now be charged for continued flying until you get home to an AC power source.
Enjoy and safe flying
Lynh Phan

phantom 3 charging away from main power

Check out our recent drone simulators post.

Today’s Tip 4/1/16

Gimbal Motor Overload Message

lynh phan tip gimbal overload

If you get this message whilst flying, please land your craft ASAP and check all four white dampers. Often one is detached and is the cause of the warning message.

Very simple to fix – turn off your craft and reinsert your damper(s).

dji phantom 3 damper fix

Image Credit: Pacayal Hobbies Illustration! Not a Phantom 3 aircraft!



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DJI Phantom 3 Tip of The Day by Lynh Phan
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DJI Phantom 3 Tip of The Day by Lynh Phan
DJI Phantom 3 tip of the day by Lynh. What to do if you get the "Gimbal Motor Overload" message on your DJI Phantom 3?

There are 8 comments:

  • steve rabby at 8:23 pm

    hello can you please email the how to do a battery mod for the phantom 3 thank you

    • Zsolt Vaszary at 11:22 am

      Hmm, which battery mod. We had a post how to bring bricked I1 batteries back to life, but now P3 mod. Let us know what you would like to achieve and we will do our best.

  • Jonathan Rutschky at 2:49 am

    Will the Samsung Galaxy S3 phone connect (and work) to operate the DJI-Go app with the Phantom 3 Advanced controller?

  • Terry Vanderpuke at 12:11 pm

    They don’t want to show you the Phantom 3 Battery mod cause too many are making hundreds of dollars soldering two wires to a battery

  • Mohd at 5:35 pm

    Hello,usb port phantom 3 advanes not connect to camera view

  • james at 5:57 pm

    can I just put in a USB splitter in the USB port on the back of my stock Phantom 3 controller and connect two screens?

    • Justin F. at 6:02 pm

      I believe the only way to split screen the dji phantom 3 is to use the adapter they sell to push the video out to an additional screen. I don’t think the software supports pushing the video out to another screen with the stock controller.

  • Brian at 10:24 pm

    I had a small crash with my P3. In trying to repair it , I broke the flat gray cable that comes out the bird to the gimbal. After changing that , I changed the ribbon cable. Now the gimbal powers up and does it’s little dance, but it makes a little noise , it doesn’t have any picture, and it says no sad card. It also won’t pair with the rc. Is there a way to check the motors to see if one of the is damaged? I’ve checked the cable twice and it’s in good. I can’t think of anything else that could be wrong with it. Any ideas of what else it could be? Thanks in advance.

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