About Inspire 3

DJI Inspire 3 comes with the Zenmuse X9-8K Air gimbal camera, the 3-axis gimbal stabilization system with dual native ISO, offering 8K video recording at up to 75fps in Apple ProRes RAW or 8K 25fps Cinema DNG as well as 4K 120fps video.

Click here to know more: Inspire 3 Technical Specifications

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For a step-by-step guide to the usage of DJI Inspire 3, click the picture below to view the tutorials.


User Manual

For more information about the product, please refer to the user manual: DJI Inspire 3 User Manual


Getting Started


Watch this video for what’s in the box:


Activating the Battery

The Intelligent Batteries and remote controller internal battery require activation before first use. The remote controller cannot be powered on before activating the internal battery.

Insert the Intelligent Battery to the battery charging hub and connect the charging hub and the remote controller using a USB-C to USB-C high speed data cable. The Intelligent Battery is activated after the charging hub is connected to the power outlet. The battery level LEDs on the remote controller start to blink to indicate that the remote controller internal battery is activated.


Using Paired Batteries

Before use, the two batteries can be marked with a battery pairing sticker. The recommended area to place the sticker is shown in the diagram below.

Charge and discharge the two batteries together. Otherwise, flight performance and battery life may be affected.

After the batteries are inserted and the aircraft is powered on, if there is a huge difference between their battery life, the app will display a prompt alerting the user. In this case, it is recommended to replace the batteries with similar performance before use.


Charging the Device

Inspire 3 Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller need to be charged with the TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub.

The charging hub features eight TB51 battery ports and one USB-C charging port. It can charge two TB51 batteries and one DJI RC Plus simultaneously.

Toggle the charging mode switch to select from three types of charging modes.

1.  Fast Mode: each battery pair is charged to 90% in sequence, then to 100% together. It takes approximate 35 minutes to charge one battery pair to 90%, and approximate 160 minutes to charge four battery pairs to 100%.

2.  Standard Mode: each battery pair is charged to 100% in sequence. It takes approximate 55 minutes to charge one battery pair to 100%.

3.  Silent Mode: each battery pair is charged to 100% in sequence at a slower rate It takes approximate 80 minutes to charge one battery pair to 100%.


Installing the Battery

After landing, the aircraft does not have to be powered off for replacement of its batteries. First, insert a fully charged battery and wait for three seconds before inserting another battery.


Preparing the Aircraft

1. Remove the protective covers from the aircraft battery compartment, and insert two activated Intelligent Batteries. Make sure that the batteries are mounted firmly.

2. Press the power button a minimum of five times to transform the aircraft to Landing mode. Then the aircraft will automatically power on.

3. Remove the protective covers of the lens and gimbal camera lens mount. Install the lens to the gimbal camera and remove the gimbal connector cover.

4. Remove the protective cover on the aircraft and install the gimbal camera to the aircraft.

5. Insert the DJI PROSSD. The indicator on the DJI PROSSD turns on, indicating that it is correctly inserted.

6. After aligning the propeller and the motor installation mark, respectively, insert the four propellers into the motors, and then press and rotate to lock.

Indicator Blinking Pattern:


Activating the Remote Controller

Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to activating your remote controller (including how to connect Wi-Fi).


Activating the Aircraft

New aircraft must be activated by DJI Pilot 2 before being used for the first time.

The brand new aircraft is in travel mode, so you need to press the power button a minimum of five times to transform the aircraft from travel mode to landing mode, and the aircraft will power on. After powering on the aircraft and remote controller, follow the on-screen prompts to activate Inspire 3 using DJI Pilot 2. An internet connection is required for activation.

Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to activating your aircraft.


Connecting and Linking

Watch this video for the detailed linking steps.


Firmware Update

A prompt will appear in DJI Pilot 2 when new firmware is available. Update the firmware whenever prompted to ensure optimal user experience.

· Using DJI Pilot 2

Watch this video for more details about firmware update by using the app.

· Using DJI Assistant 2 (Inspire Series)

DJI Assistant 2 supports the updating of the remote controller and aircraft but not the charging hub. Please use the DJI Pilot 2 app to update the charging hub.


Checking Activation Information

You can go to the Activation Info page for the specific activation information.

* You may need to learn more about How to Check Your Product’s Serial Number.

* Your device is warranted by DJI from the date of receipt, which will not be affected by the activation status of your device. Go to After-Sales Service Policies to learn more about the warranty period of product and components.


Tips for Flight Safety

We've rounded up some coping tips for flight safety and we'd like to share them with you, including local laws and regulations (flight limit and drone transportation requirements), pre-flight checklist, and environmental considerations.


Regulations and Policies

As laws and regulations regarding drones can vary widely depending on location. please check local policies and regulations before flying: Checking Local Regulations & GEO Zones

To help users fly more responsibly, we’re offering this exclusive guide highlighting the drone laws and battery transportation policies of over 20 popular destinations around the globe. Click Here.


Safety Precautions

Environmental Consideration

1.  Always fly in open areas and keep your drone within line of sight. For safety reasons, you should never fly above people, animals, or moving vehicles: Flight Safety Guidelines

2.  Minimize interference by avoiding areas with tall and dense buildings. The performance of the aircraft is limited when flying at high altitudes. The maximum flight altitude of the aircraft is 500 m (for Special Altitude Zones, flight altitude limited to 1000 m). For details about maximum flight distance, refer to the official specifications. Beginner pilots should not be able to fly very far.

Click Altitude and Distance Limit to know more.  


Device Checklist

1. Make sure that the propellers are mounted properly, and check if the propellers are broken or bent.

2. Remove the storage cover before powering on the drone and make sure that the battery is mounted in place (a click can be heard).

3. After the device is powered on and connected, check if there are any warnings shown in the app. If yes, follow on-screen instructions and fly the drone after no warnings are detected.

Note that the vision systems cannot work properly in any of the following situations:

1) Flying over extremely dark surfaces, water or transparent surfaces, monochrome surfaces, or surfaces without clear patterns or texture; 

2) Flying over obstacles with small surface areas (e.g., tree branches).


Getting Ready For First Flight

Watch this video to guide you through your first flight with Inspire 3:

Introducing the Remote Controller

Buttons Overview

Watch this video to know more about the buttons on the remote controller.


Remote Controller System Interface

Watch this video to know more about the remote controller system interface.


Using Dual Control Mode

Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to using the dual control mode.


HDMI Settings

The touchscreen can be shared with a display screen via an HDMI cable.

The resolution can be set in any of the following methods:

1) RC System Settings: Settings, Display, and then HDMI;

2) DJI Pilot 2 Camera View: Tap the icon in the upper right corner, HD Settings, and then Video Output Resolution in the app.


Introduction to Gimbal Camera

Lens compatibility

DJI Zenmuse X9-8K Air gimbal camera is equipped with a DL mount supporting to install with a DJI DL lens. Note that the lens needs to be purchased separately.

DL 18mm F2.8 ASPH Lens

DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens

DL 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens

DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens

For more information about accessories, please go to DJI Store.


Attaching Gimbal Camera and Lens

Refer to the video below to know more about how to install the gimbal camera and lens.


Replacing the Lens

Refer to the video below to know more about how to replace the lens.


Storing the Gimbal Camera and Lens

Refer to the video below to know more about how to store the gimbal camera and lens.


Exporting the Photos/Videos

The included DJI PROSSD 1TB supports internal recording of the highest format and the footage can be read in the computer directly through the provided USB-C to USB-C high-speed data cable. No card reader is required.

Watch this video for file exporting steps.


• To ensure stability and reliability during recording, DJI Inspire 3 does not support third-party SSDs.

• To ensure high-standard recording performance, it is not recommended to write data to the DJI PROSSD using a third-party device (such as computers or iPads). If there is any writing operation in these ways, it is recommended to format it through the aircraft before use.

• It is recommended to format the DJI PROSSD before recording videos and taking photos. • Before formatting, make sure to export the existing material on the DJI PROSSD.

• To format the DJI PROSSD, insert the DJI PROSSD into the aircraft, and format it in the DJI Pilot 2 app.

• Do not remove the DJI PROSSD or power off the aircraft when initiating or formatting the DJI PROSSD, or during video recording.


Storing the Aircraft

Remove the gimbal camera with the aircraft powered on, press the power button a minimum of five times, wait for the aircraft to enter travel mode, and power off. Press the battery release before removing a battery.

For long-term storage, it is recommended to remove and fold the propeller, and place it in the corresponding storage compartment of the carrying case.

The aircraft mounted with propellers storage is only suitable for temporary transfers. Make sure to store it according to the diagram below to avoid propeller or trolley box damage.

Tips: After storing the lens Boxes, the charging hub can not be placed in the trolley box.


Advanced Usage

Waypoint Pro

Waypoint Pro can be used to plan the flight route for the aircraft in advance. By setting multiple waypoints on the map, the aircraft can fly to all waypoints and complete preset actions to realize automatic flight.

Watch this video to know more about Waypoint Pro of Inspire 3.


Spotlight Pro

Spotlight Pro uses the vision systems to recognize and predict so as to keep the target in the view. At this time, the gimbal will automatically adjust the camera and keep it facing the target. The mode supports the capturing of both stationary and moving subjects such as vehicles, boats, and people.

Watch this video to know more about Spotlight Pro of Inspire 3.


Health Management System (HMS)

The HMS system includes Error Diagnosis, DJI Care Pro, Maintenance Program, Firmware Update, and Manage Logs.

For an overview of how to use HMS, watch the video below:


Typical Application Scenarios


Inspire 3 and other DJI products can perform in various application scenarios. It allows two or three persons to operate the aircraft and gimbal while others view the liveview.

View the tutorial for more details.


RTK Functions

The built-in RTK module of the aircraft can withstand strong magnetic interference from metal structures and high-voltage lines, ensuring safe and stable flight. When used with a D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station (sold separately) or a Custom Network RTK service, more accurate positioning data can be obtained.


DJI Care Service Plan

DJI Care Pro

DJI Care Pro is a comprehensive and reliable protection plan that provides DJI products with coverage for a range of accidental damages such as collision, water damage, flyaway, and natural wear.

Add DJI Care Pro (1-Year Plan) for Inspire 3

Add DJI Care Pro (2-Year Plan) for Inspire 3

[Unlimited Number of Free Repairs] An unlimited number of free repairs are provided within the coverage limit for water damage, drop damage, improper use, and other accidents of covered components.

[Battery Replacement] Free replacement for 2 batteries in the product package in one year within the validity period of DJI Care Pro (1-Year Plan) and four batteries for DJI Care Pro (2-Year Plan).

[Factory Maintenance] One free Factory Maintenance service in one year that includes part testing, firmware updates, and easily-worn part replacement along with an official maintenance report.

[Flyaway Coverage] If a flyaway incident for your DJI product occurs due to accidents within the covered period, you may obtain a well-functioning product from DJI by paying corresponding replacement fee after flight records are synchronized and DJI Care Aircraft Flyaway Report is produced.