Phantom 4 Plus NDVI Sensor

Phantom 4 Plus NDVI Sensor
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Phantom 4 Plus NDVI Sensor


The Phantom 4 is the latest addition to the Phantom range.  Lighter, smarter, with more endurance and improved in oh-so-many ways over the Phantom 3, the P4 is probably the most advanced drone in the mass market.  And the Sentera sensor makes it even more special, turning it into a commercial ag survey drone perhaps without equal.    

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Product Description

Phantom 4 Plus NDVI Sensor

There is a drone revolution sweeping through agriculture

Farmers are realising that drones are pretty useful about the farm.  With a special sensor attached, a drone suddenly becomes a serious – we’d say essential – farming tool.  And it’s now an affordable one too.


Thinking about precision ag? This is the easy way to make it happen

We’ve teamed up with Sentera, perhaps the leading specialist sensor manufacturer in the world, to bring their technology to New Zealand.  Installed on the world’s most popular drone, the DJI Phantom series, these sensors transform a reliable, affordable video-capable drone into a plant health and precision agriculture survey tool.

The sensor monitors reflected Near Infra Red (NIR) light.  Healthy plants absorb visible light and reflect NIR; less healthy ones reflect more visible light and absorb more NIR.  Combined into a “plant health index” called NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), you’ve got a neat map showing you the good, the bad and the ugly on your farm.

A 20-minute survey and 2 minutes on the laptop in the field can show you plant health over a 20 hectare field.  Over or under fertilizing?  Over or under irrigating?  Are there any diseases creeping across the crop?  These surveys are the key to real time decision making and saving you money.

The drone’s standard camera also works on the survey, creating data that can be used to make 2D and 3D precision maps, measure plant height, crop counts and many other things besides.  

And when not doing surveys, the drone is the same useful and fun tool for video and high resolution photography.  Inspect roofs, power lines, trees, check remote fences and paddocks, record where stock is located and, of course, take professional video footage of your farm and your life.


Are you worried the whole process is too complicated, too geeky, too techie?

We promise you do not need to have had a career in the air force, be a professional video gamer or a teenager to work this drone.  If you can use a laptop, you can do this.  Yes, you can.


We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to!

The team at DroneMate are very proud of our product.  Our aim is to take the hassle and expense out of setting up your own agriculture sensing drone.  Your drone has been set up in our workshop and is almost ready to fly.  We have done everything we can to make it easy for you to get flying quickly and to get value from your drone.  And have fun!

In the Box

Each DroneMate Agriculture drone includes the following items:

  • DJI Phantom 4 Package
  • A Sentera single sensor fitted to the Phantom, configured for use and tested.
  • A subscription to AgVault-Free, enabling you to see NDVI survey images immediately after flight.
  • Support from the DroneMate Ag team to make sure you start   surveying safely, quickly and successfully.

We recommend you also have:

  •  An extra battery, for greater surveying capacity.
  •  An ABS hard shell carrying case to protect the drone and sensor and for easy carrying around the farm.
  •  A DroneMate manual showing you how to get started with flying your drone and getting surveying quickly.
  •  A subscription to AgVault-Free, enabling you to see NDVI survey images immediately after flight.
  •  One month’s free subscription to AgVault Basic, enabling you to produce quick tiles at field-edge and store your survey data.
  •  Support from the DroneMate Ag team to make sure you start surveying safely, quickly and successfully.



Weight (Including Battery) 1380 g
Max Ascent Speed 6 m/s (Sport mode)
Max Descent Speed 4 m/s (Sport mode)
Max Speed 20 m/s (Sport mode)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 19685 feet (6000 m)
Max Flight Time Approx. 28 minutes
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Satellite Systems GPS / GLONASS
Hovering Accuracy Vertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m


Obstacle Sensory Range 2 – 49 feet (0.7 – 15 m)
Operating Environment Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)


Operating Frequency 2.400 GHz to 2.483 GHz
Max Transmission Distance FCC Compliant: 3.1 mi ( 5 km );
CE Compliant: 2.2 mi ( 3.5 km )( Unobstructed, free of interference )
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Battery 6000 mAh LiPo 2S
Transmitter Power ( EIRP ) FCC: 23 dBm; CE: 17 dBm
Operating Voltage 7.4V @ 1.2A


Capacity 5350 mAh
Voltage 15.2 V
Battery Type LiPo 4S
Energy 81.3 Wh
Net Weight 462 g
Operating Temperature 14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )
Max Charging Power 100 W



Velocity Range ≤10 m/s ( 2 m above ground )
Altitude Range 0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)
Operating Range 0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)
Operating Environment Surfaces with a clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)


Sensor 1/2.3” Effective pixels:12 M
Lens FOV ( Field Of View ) 94° 20 mm ( 35 mm format equivalent ) f/2.8 focus at ∞
ISO Range 100 – 3200 ( video ) 100 – 1600 ( photo )
Electronic Shutter Speed 8 s to 1/8000 s
Max Image Size 4000×3000
Still Photography Modes Single shot
Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing ( AEB ): 3 / 5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Video Recording Modes UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p
3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p
2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
Max Video Bitrate 60 Mbps
Supported File Systems FAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )
Photo JPEG, DNG ( RAW )
Video MP4 / MOV ( MPEG – 4 AVC / H.264 )
Supported SD Cards Micro SD, Max capacity: 64GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )


Controllable Range Pitch: -90° to +30°





Voltage 17.4 V
Rated Power 100 W


Remote Control: 12 Months

Central Processor: 12 Months

Battery: 6 Months

Gimbal Camera: 6 Months

Motors: 6 Months

Frame: No Warranty

Propeller: No Warranty

Carrying Case: No Warranty


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