DroneDeploy

Crystal Sky and DJI Smart Controller

Flying with DJI's Crystal Sky or Smart Controller

DroneDeploy on Crystal Sky Devices

You can use DroneDeploy with these devices using the following simple hardware modifications. Unfortunately, the DJI Crystal SKY monitors do not support the necessary services to install and run the DroneDeploy app directly.

M210 / Inspire 2 with Cendance controller

If you have an M210 or Inspire 2 with the Cendence Controller and Crystal Sky monitor, you need to make a few modifications to use DroneDeploy. The Crystal Sky monitor doesn’t allow the installation of third-party apps, such as DroneDeploy, for flight. To use DroneDeploy for flight, you can replace the Crystal Sky mounting bracket with a Mobile device holder from DJI (linked below). This not only allows you to mount your mobile device but also allows you to connect as normal via the USB socket.

Inspire 2/Cendence Remote Controller Mobile Device Holder

Phantom 4 Pro Plus (& v2.0)

The Phantom 4 Pro Plus Smart Controller is not compatible for flight with DroneDeploy. To use DroneDeploy for flight, you would need to purchase a standard controller with a mobile device mount. Once you’ve paired the new controller with your drone, you're ready to fly.

NOTE: You can only use one controller at a time to fly the P4P.

Controller for the Phantom 4 Pro (without monitor)

Controller for the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 (without monitor)

Mavic 2 Smart Controller

The Mavic 2 Smart Controller is not compatible with DroneDeploy. The integrated screen comes pre-installed with DJI Pilot and doesn’t allow you to install third-party apps, such as DroneDeploy. To use DroneDeploy for flight, you would need to purchase a standard Mavic 2 controller (shown on the left) with a mobile device mount. Once you’ve paired the new controller with your drone, you'll ready to fly.

You will need: DJI Mavic 2 Pro / Zoom RC1A/RC1B Controller
Note: This controller is not readily available for sale from DJI and must be bought secondhand.

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If I can’t purchase a new controller or mount at this time, can I still use DroneDeploy?

You can still upload data such as imagery for orthomosaics and 3D models, Progress Photos, and Videos if you can not fly with DroneDeploy’s Flight App.

You still have the ability to create a new project, head directly to the upload tab, and upload the data type you captured. Instructions can be found here.

You also have access the DroneDeploy Academy, where you can take DroneDeploy’s “Processing Level 1 - Uploading Data” Course, here.
The DJI Pilot and DJI Go 4 Apps do not currently have mapping capabilities. If you have access to only these flight apps, you can still upload progress photos and videos per the instructions above.

Updated about a month ago

Crystal Sky and DJI Smart Controller


Flying with DJI's Crystal Sky or Smart Controller

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