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DJI Flight Simulator

DJI has released a new flight simulator named the DJI Flight Simulator. It can be installed on a Windows 10 computer and controlled with a compatible DJI remote controller (see the list below). Unlike the DJI GO flight simulator, it does not require a DJI drone.


The flight simulator can be controlled with the following DJI remote controllers:

  • Lightbridge 2
  • Phantom 3 Advanced (per this thread)
  • Phantom 3 Pro (per this thread)
  • Phantom 4
  • Phantom 4 Advanced
  • Phantom 4 Pro
  • Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
  • Mavic Air (do this if your remote controller won’t connect)
  • Mavic Pro (partially works if you connect the remote after the simulator starts like this)
  • Mavic 2 Zoom
  • Mavic 2 Pro
  • Mavic 2 Enterprise
  • M600 Pro

Use any of the above remote controllers to fly the following drones inside of the flight simulator:

  • M210 RTK
  • Mavic 2 Enterprise
  • Mavic 2 Zoom
  • Mavic 2 Pro
  • Mavic Air
  • Phantom 4 Pro
  • Inspire 1 Pro
  • Inspire 2
  • Spark

The flight simulator models the way each drone flies in a real life scenario. Practice flying in various environments without the worries and risks of crashing and/or damaging your drone.

The free version of the flight simulator can be downloaded here. It includes the following flight modes:

  • Free Flight: Fly indoors inside a hangar or outdoors from various takeoff points in a city or island setting.
  • Time Trial: Fly along a designated flight course through checkpoints as quickly as possible.
  • Tunnel Run: Fly down a tunnel through energy rings to receive points and gain more time.

Enterprise and Customized versions of the flight simulator are also available through purchase from an official DJI dealer. The following training modes are available in the paid versions:

  • Free Flight Mode: Gain piloting experience by exploring a variety of environments and acclimating to different flight conditions.

  • Skills Training: Perfect your piloting skills with exercises: basic flight tutorials, hovering and flight route training, and practice tests.

  • Application Training: Be ready for your operations by training for specific workflows such as power line inspections or search and rescue missions.

In order to run the flight simulator, your computer will need to meet or exceed these system requirements:

Component Minimum Recommended
CPU G4560 i5-6400
GPU GTX 1050 Ti GTX 1060 or 1070
VRAM 4GB 6GB or 8GB
RAM 16GB 16GB
HDD 80GB Free SSD+80GB Free

Seriously not usable with a Inspire1 controller?

And sadly not compatible with the Mavic Pro remote controller either.

Here are some tips for using the Mavic Air remote controller:

  • Disconnect the cable from the bottom of the remote controller.

  • Connect a Micro USB cable between the Micro USB port on the left side of the remote controller and a USB port on your computer.

  • Power on the remote controller after the cable has been connected.

  • Use the pause and Fn buttons on the front of the remote controller in place of the C1/C2 buttons.

Here’s a demo of the flight simulator from Peter Homer:

What about new dji fpv remote controller?

If you’re referring to the Smart Controller, it’s not one of the listed remote controllers here.

No, i am asking about remote controller placed on this page: https://www.dji.com/mobile/fpv
named as DJI FPV Remote Controller

It’s not compatible with that remote controller either.