DJI Phantom 1

  • Category


  • Release Date


  • Max. Speed

    6 m/s

  • Max. Range

    7 km

Product Overview

The DJI Phantom 1 quadcopter is a lightweight, streamlined drone that offers an easy-to-use flying experience and advanced navigational features. With a max speed of 6 m/s and battery capacity of 2200 mAh, the DJI Phantom 1 offers 15 minutes of continuous flying on one charge. It also has the ability to auto-return home, which means you can concentrate on capturing great pictures and footage instead of worrying about how to land your drone.

DJI Phantom 1 Specification


The DJI Phantom 1 is a Multirotors drone that was released by DJI in 1/2013.

A multirotor drone is a multiple propeller, vertical lift drone. These drones are more maneuverable due to their flight profile, being able to fly much closer to buildings and other obstacles. Multi-rotor drones like the DJI Phantom 1 also tend to be faster to deploy, and tend to be significantly cheaper to acquire and operate.

The battery capacity inside is 2200 mAh.

Release Date
Battery Capacity (mAH)
2200 mAh
Rotor Count

The DJI Phantom 1 sits on the slower side of drones, with a max speed sitting around 6 m/s. This might not be a bad thing though, so it really depends on why you're looking at buying the drone. If you're happy with a slightly slower drone then this one could be what you're after.

With a well above the average maximum range of 7 km, you're guaranteed a long-distance flight. Be assured you'll reach the distance you need, from the comfort of your mobile office, or even your couch, and know that your drone won't just disappear off into the distance.

Flight time isn't amazing with the DJI Phantom 1 at 15 min, so if you're after a drone that can go and go, this won't be it. You might find yourself swapping out the batteries, or just recharging the drone a bit more often than you would with others. Great for a toy, but not for any sort of serious hobby or professional use.

The drone sits well within an average flight time when compared to other drones, with a maximum flight time of 15 min. This flight time will be plenty of the average user, and should give you more than enough time between charges. You can always bring an extra battery to swap out between flights, or just a battery pack to charge it up as you go should you need a little more flight time.

Max. Speed
6 m/s
Max. Range
7 km
Max. Flight Time
15 min

Dimensions of the DJI Phantom 1 come in at 350 x 350 x 180 mm.

The 840 g weight puts the drone in at about average size. There are lighter out there, but there are also heavier drones.

350 x 350 x 180 mm
840 g
Altitude Hold Mode?
Return Home?

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