Step your GoPro game way up with a drone from the folks who put personal Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on the map.

The DJI Phantom 2 lets you go further, longer and with more precision than its older but still respectable brother the Phantom 1. Now boasting a slightly absurd range of 1,000m (that’s about 3,281ft) and maximum flight time of 25 minutes, the DJI Phantom 2 will likely be the only drone you’ll need to capture incredible, stable footage with your GoPro Hero 3.

Other notable features:

  • Has a homing beacon-type GPS thing that will return the drone to wherever the remote controller is if the it ever gets out of range or loses contact
  • Automatically avoids FAA regulated airspace so your requests for fly-bys will be denied before you can even ask. Sorry, Ghost Rider.
  • Only weighs 2.2lbs
  • PC and iPad ground station apps that let you control and set waypoints for the drone to carry out complex flight patterns
  • Built-in port for the Zenmuse H32D gimbal which basically means perfectly stabilized video no matter how bad of a pilot you may be


Here’s just a taste of what you can do with the DJI Phantom 2 and a GoPro Hero 3, courtesy of the EpicTV team: