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DJI RC Pro & remote ID: How to use the DJI RC Pro remote control

DJI RC Pro
DJI RC Pro

What is the DJI RC Pro?

The DJI RC Pro is a powerful remote control that gives you complete control over your DJI drone. With the RC Pro, you can fly your drone quickly and precisely, making it perfect for capturing those perfect shots. The RC Pro also features many other features that make it an essential tool for any dedicated drone user.

With the return-to-home function, you can automatically have your drone return to its takeoff point if it loses signal or battery power. This is ideal for ensuring that your drone does not get lost in an accident. In addition, the follow-me function allows your drone to automatically follow you, making it easy to capture action shots or enjoy a hands-free flying experience. The RC Pro also includes a fail-safe feature that will allow your drone to land safely if it encounters any problems during flight.

How do I connect a DJI RC Pro to my drone?

You must purchase the appropriate cable to connect a DJI RC Pro to your drone. The cable should be long enough to reach from the RC Pro’s receiver to the drone’s flight controller and be compatible with the RC Pro and the drone. Once you have the cable, connect it from the RC Pro’s receiver to the port on the drone’s flight controller. You will likely need to connect the cable to the “PPM” or “SBUS” port on the flight controller. Next, power on both the RC Pro and the drone. If everything is working correctly, you should see a green LED on the RC Pro’s receiver, indicating that it is connected to the drone. Finally, press the “Bind” button on the RC Pro’s receiver. This will cause the RC Pro and the drone to establish a radio connection, allowing you to control the drone with the controller.

Check out this video on must-see tips and tricks for using the DJI RC Pro remote:

How do I turn off a DJI RC Pro?

The DJI RC Pro can be turned off in a few different ways. One way is to press and hold the power button for three seconds. Another way is to disconnect the battery. You can also turn off the DJI RC Pro using a remote control by pressing the Disconnect button. Finally, you can also turn off the DJI RC Pro by disconnecting the USB cable from the device. Whichever method you use, ensure all of the LEDs on the DJI RC Pro are off before you consider it fully turned off. Otherwise, you may risk damaging the device or causing it to malfunction.

How do I charge a DJI RC Pro, and how long does it take?

DJI RC Pro can be charged in one of two ways. The first way is to use the included AC power adapter and charge the remote through the micro USB port. It will take approximately 2.5 hours to charge the remote this way fully.

The second way is to use a standard AA battery pack. To do this, remove the back panel of the remote and insert the AA batteries into the battery compartment. Replace the rear panel once the batteries are inserted, and press the power button to turn on the remote. This method will take slightly longer to charge the remote, but it can be helpful in a pinch. Keep in mind that both ways will take longer if the remote is used while charging. When not in use, store the remote in a cool, dry place to prolong its lifespan.

How much is a DJI RC Pro, and which DJI drones does it work with?

The DJI RC Pro is expensive; while it is compatible with DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3 Cine, and DJI Air 2S, at $1199.00, it significantly increases the cost of ownership.

What is DJI remote-id, and where do I find my ID?

DJI’s remote ID technology transmits identifying information about your drone to nearby receivers. This information can include the drone’s location, altitude, speed, and direction. You can find your drone’s remote ID by logging into the DJI Pilot app and selecting the “Remote ID” option from the main menu. Once you have chosen this option, you can see your drone’s remote ID information on the map. You can also find your remote ID by looking for the label on the back of your drone’s battery. This label will contain a QR code you can scan to view your drone’s remote ID information.

How does the DJI RC Pro compare to the DJI Smart controller?

Both devices offer a sleek design and easy-to-use interface, but there are some critical differences between them. The RC Pro is designed for professional photographers and videographers who need the highest control over their drone’s camera. It offers complete manual control over settings like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, as well as more advanced features like focus peaking and zebra stripes.

The Smart Controller, on the other hand, is aimed at more casual users who want an easier way to pilot their drone. Its built-in 5.5-inch 1080p display offers a live view from the drone’s camera, making it easier to frame shots and avoid obstacles. It also has simplified controls that make it easier to take off, land, and navigate without looking down at a separate controller. Ultimately, your choice will come down to your individual needs and preferences.

Check out this in-depth video comparing the two controllers: