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Mini USB port

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by riverphantom3, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. riverphantom3

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    Can I use the USB port on the phantom 3 standard for anything besides transferring footage and pictures?
     
  2. LetsGetStarted

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    I dont think you can do much with the USB port anymore. Its all done by the app. I have heared talk about getting the flight data off the phantom using the USB Port. I have also heard that the USB port may be powered ao it could be used for powering lights E.T.C
     
  3. riverphantom3

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    That's what I was thinking I could hook up a light or some kind of camera.
     
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    I hope somebody figures it out!!! It would be awsome!!!
     
  5. riverphantom3

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    I was reading the manual and It said it can work with usb 2.0+ devices. I'll buy something to test it with soon.
     
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    The USB port on the front of the Phantom is for extracting flight logs from the aircraft. You have to first put the Phantom in flight log mode from within the app. Then the internal Micro-SD will become available as a drive you can access from your computer.

    The USB port on the gimbal essentially makes your gimbal into a Micro-SD card reader. Connect a cable from the gimbal port to your computer & you can copy the contents from the Micro-SD card in the camera to your computer without removing the card. The aircraft has to be powered on during the process.

     
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  7. LetsGetStarted

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    Like an OTG Cable? I have a phantom 2V+ But i have plenty otg cables XD
     
  8. LetsGetStarted

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    Meh... i'll just take the card out.
     
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    Thanks DB
    I wondered what the USB on the main body was for.
    I don't use the app for transferring at all; I hook up the gimble USB to the laptop to get all my pictures and videos. Works fine for me.

    Cheers,

    Ian