DJI Phantom 3 Installation

1. What You Need

To get started you will need your Phantom 3 Advanced or Professional, your Flytrex Live 3G and the Flytrex Phantom 3 Installation Adapter. In addition, with this manual we will be using our optional Flytrex Phantom 3 Mount that offers easier and cleaner mounting of your Flytrex. The Flytrex Phantom 3 Adapter includes the small adapter itself and the three required cables that you'll need for the installation.

If ordering Flytrex Live from our site you will be asked what aircraft model you use, select the Phantom 3 and our site will automatically add for you the Phantom 3 Adapter. If ordering from a local dealer make sure to include the Flytrex Phantom 3 Installation Adapter together with your Live 3G, this includes all the parts you'll need. Using the Flytrex Phantom 3 Mount is optional and offers cleaner mounting if used.

2. Disconnect 6-Pin Cable

Turn the Phantom upside down and gently disconnect the 6-pin cable connected to the ultrasonic-sensors using tweezers. The connector should go out rather easily without placing too much pressure.

3. Disconnect 8-Pin Cable

Gently disconnect the 8-pin cable connected to the gimbal. The easiest way to do it is to push the ledge of the connectors with tweezers and twist the tweezers upwards, this will pull the connector outside quickly. We also routed the 6-pin wire we disconnect in the previous step beneath the gimbal, so both disconnected cables are now pointing to the same side between the gimbal boards.

4. Place 3M On Flytrex Adapter

Flip the Flytrex Phantom 3 Adapter and place a single 3M double sided adhesive mounting pad on its right side. See this picture and the following one for the correct position. Do not remove the paper cover from the other side of the 3M just yet.

5. Connect 8-Pin Cable to Adapter

Connect the 8-Pin cable we disconnected earlier from the gimbal to the Phantom 3 Adapter.

6. Connect 6-Pin Cable to Adapter

Gently rotate the Adapter as seen in the picture and connect the 6-pin cable we disconnected from the ultrasonic-sensors to the other side of the Adapter.

7. Remove 3M Cover

Flip the Adapter and remove the cover from the 3M double sided adhesive mounting pad.

8. Position and Secure Flytrex Adapter

Position the Adapter to the side of the Phantom shell and press to secure it using the 3M. Do not position the Adapter too high on the shell to allow the two wires connected to it to slightly move.

9. Connect Flytrex 8-Pin Cable to Gimbal

Connect the 8-pin cable supplied with the Flytrex Phantom 3 Adapter to the gimbal, in the same slot we disconnected the original wire from.

10. Connect Flytrex 8-Pin Cable to Adapter

Now connect the other side of the 8-pin cable provided with the Flytrex Adapter to the Adapter.

11. Connect Flytrex 6-Pin Cable to Phantom

Connect the 6-pin cable supplied with the Flytrex Phantom 3 Adapter to the ultrasonic-sensors, to the same slot we disconnected the original wire from. Only one of the two sides of the cable will fit so make sure you connect the correct side of the cable.

12. Connect Flytrex 6-Pin Cable to Adapter

Route the 6-pin wire below the gimbal and connect the other side of the 6-pin cable provided with the Flytrex Adapter to the Adapter.

13. Insert Flytrex to Mount

Before mounting the Live in this step, you should register your Live with your Flytrex account if you haven't already and insert a data SIM card for use with the Live. Once mounted, the QR code containing your Live ID will be hidden making it impossible to register and the SIM card slot will be covered by the Flytrex Mount to secure your SIM from any dirt during flight. See here for more details about the required SIM card.

If using the Flytrex mount, insert Flytrex to the mount.

14. Close Flytrex Mount

Firmly close the Flytrex mount cover, this will keep the system in place.

15. Connect Flytrex 4-Pin Cable to Adapter

Connect the 4-pin cable supplied with the Flytrex Adapter to the last remaining slot on the Adapter.

16. Release Two Landing Gear Screws

Release the two internal landing gear screws, one of each side. The mount will be connected to the same screw holes. Make sure to disconnect the screws on the same side we attached the Adapter.

17. Secure Flytrex Mount

Secure the Flytrex Mount to the same screw holes we just released. The mount is provided with two high-quality screws that are slightly longer and should be used. The slightly longer screws were designed especially to secure both the mount and the landing gear to the Phantom frame perfectly.

18. Connect Flytrex Live Plus

Connect the remaining free side of the 4-pin cable to the Flytrex Live system.

19. All Set

That's it! Your new Flytrex Live 3G will now create a range-free, real-time, GSM data connection automatically each time you go flying. Before taking off for the first time, power your Phantom and see that the Live LED turns flashing green after initialization. This indicates the real-time flight data is now streamed automatically to your Flytrex account. Have fun and fly safely!