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I am a new Phantom 3 owner... I'm a new drone pilot in fact. I downloaded the AirMap app but when I click the connect icon it says "FLY with AirMap by connecting to the DJI controller." How do I do that? I turned on my transmitter and my Phantom 3 and I connected my phone to my Phantom (Wi-Fi). I also DID NOT run the DJI Go app. Am I missing something? Does it not work with the Phantom 3? In case it matters, I downloaded/installed the latest update for my Phantom 3.
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This is for the Phantom 3 Pro and above. You are probably using a Phantom 3 Standard, 4K, or SE.
 
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I'm using a Phantom 3 Standard. It would be nice if they would state that on their website. As it stands right now, it seems to indicate that the entire Phantom 3 series is supported. Oh well. On to Drone Harmony, I guess.
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They are to blame here, since it was misleading. To my understanding only P3P and P3A are the Phantom 3's that can use airmap.
 
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No worries. I understand the necessity of choosing a point from which to support a product and it's not realistic to expect them to support everything. I'm just a little bummed that I'm just outside that support circle. I am happy, however, that this forum exists so that I can find these things out quickly so thank you for your help.
 
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No worries. I understand the necessity of choosing a point from which to support a product and it's not realistic to expect them to support everything. I'm just a little bummed that I'm just outside that support circle. I am happy, however, that this forum exists so that I can find these things out quickly so thank you for your help.
Don't give up on your P3S. I have one of these and it's a great drone. Currently is my backup drone, since I also have P4P, and it doesn't go out as much anymore, but it has never failed me.

You might consider the app called Litchi. It is compatible with your P3S.
 
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I've read up a bit on Litchi and it seems pretty popular. How would you say it compares to Drone Harmony?
 
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"Don't give up on your P3S."
I second this. I fly a P4P+ at work. Recently I had a coworker who was going to join the UAV team and get his Part 107. So I brought my P3S to let him fly along with our P4P+. After a few minutes of flying both aircraft he actually enjoyed my old P3S over the P4P+. The older model just seemed simpler and easier for him to fly. And the limited range isn't really an issue since we always fly within VLOS.
I am also a fan of the Litchi app. I highly recommend it. I flew for a year using the DJI app before finally getting Litchi and after trying it I kick myself for not getting it sooner.
I sync my flights and log everything using Airdata UAV.
Your P3S may be an older model but it is still very capable of quite a lot. I plan on upgrading to a P4 model, probably an Advanced, later this year. I won't get rid of my P3S. It will still be flown and act as a backup to the P4 when needed.
 
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This all sounds good and makes me happy to have the P3 as a first drone. Also, it sounds like Litchi is the way to go so I'll go ahead and spring for it. Thanks for the suggestions. :)
 
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This all sounds good and makes me happy to have the P3 as a first drone. Also, it sounds like Litchi is the way to go so I'll go ahead and spring for it. Thanks for the suggestions. :)
The P3S is a great "starter" UAV or "beginner" UAS. I got it after taking a Pt 107 class and getting my FAA cert. My company was ordering the P4P+ but due to the glacial speed of our purchasing process at work I had a couple of months between getting my cert and the time the P4P+ arrived. So I decided to get a P3S to use to practice flying at home.
The lack of object avoidance sensors makes the P3S more of a hands on, pay attention, sort of aircraft. Also, as my coworker pointed out, it sure is nice when you aren't getting beeps and warnings all the time like the P4P+ gives us with all of the sensors active.
 

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