Let’s first understand what the DJI Go Application is all about.
In simple terms, it an app that allows you to connect a smart device to DJI’s “Mavic“, “Inspire”, or “Phantom” to make the most out of your flying experience.
One of the biggest advantages of this is that you see exactly what you drone sees – the beautiful vistas, the stunning scenery, or the hard-to-reach places, just like you are there.
What’s even better is that it allows you to change the setting on the drone’s camera to improve the quality and even review what you have just captured.
In addition, you can control the drone with its features like ‘Intelligent Flight’ and much more.
Let’s first get started on how to set up the virtual reality display for your DJI drone.
The tools you would need:
Models of Drones
First, you would need to ensure that your equipment is compatible.
Ideally, a phone with a software version higher than Andriod 4.2 works as long as it has three of the positioning sensors “Magnetometer (Compass)”, “Giroscope” and “Accelerometer”.
If you are an iPhone user, anything higher than iPhone 5 will suffice.
You can also connect VR glasses or a helmet to your Smartphone. Check brands like VR Box, Yes! VR, Baofeng III, Carl Zeiss VR – these are something like Google’s VR cardboard. In our guide, we will refer to this as the “VR Device”. If you are choosing this, make sure that you check for its visibility on the top, bottom, and as well as the sites so that you have the best control parameters when your drone is flying. For best, result conducts a demo version using the “Dream Flights” app available on the App Store or Google Play.
Now, DJI has its own VR headset called Goggles which can control the drone, visit for more information!
Now that you have the basics, let’s look at how you can now connect your VR device to your drone:
The first step is to connect your Smart device to the RC using a USB cable. If the RC is activated, you will receive a prompt message to choose the apps that you would want to connect to it. At this point, select “Dream Flights”. If you’re an Android users and the default app is DJI Go, you can clear this in the defaults section of the phone.
Once the connection is established, turn the drone on and tap on “fly” option on the Dream Flights App. Insert your phone inside the VR device so that you can control the display. In some cases you will not be able to see the battery indicator in view at the top – at this stage, use the “Telemetry Zone” on the settings to increase the height or width so that you have a full view.
Now, finally, you need to ensure that the “feed” on your phone is exactly as it should be. From where you are, tilt your phone and see if the drone is pointing the same way. Ideally, it should imitate the movements of the phone, if not, maybe your phone does not have the positioning sensors listed above as is therefore not compatible with Dream Flights.