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DJI A3 Flight Controller

Abel Code: DJI-CP.WK.000046
Mfr. Code: CP.WK.000046
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Accurate flight control for multiple copter type aircraft to suit the demanding world of cinema.
Key Highlights
  • Triple modular redundancy
  • Compatible with multiple DJI accessories
  • Precision Controls with Fault-Tolerance
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The A3 Flight Controller offers a robust control algorithm to adapt to wide range of aircraft without manual tuning. It includes a built-in Lightbridge 2 receiver and 8 function channels, including 4 configurable direction channels. Working together with advanced diagnostic algorithms, the A3 Pro* analyzes if GNSS or IMU unit failure occurs during flight. If so, it seamlessly switches to another unit to maintain reliability and precision.

This flight controller supports quadcopters, hexacopters, and octocopters using a 400Hz frequency and the Ronin-MX. An impressive feature is how a hexacopter or octocopter can land safely using the A3 Controller in the event of propulsion system failure due to a fault-tolerant control system. It also offers DJI Smart Battery Protection and Motor Overload Protection.

New altitude determination and multi-sensor fusion algorithms improve the A3s control accuracy. The robust control algorithm enables the A3 and A3 Pro to be adapted to a wide range of aircraft without the need for manual tuning.

*Upgrade the A3 to A3 Pro by installing 2 upgrade kits.This will provide you with triple modular redundancy with three IMUs, three GNSS units for a total of six redundancies. 

The A3 operates best with the 35 to 125 LiPo or DJI Smart Battery.

The A3 series supports D-RTK GNSS for centimeter-level positioning accuracy compared to a normal GPS and barometer solution. Using dual antennas, its heading reference is more accurate than a compass sensor. It is also able to withstand magnetic interference from metal structures.


  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Built-in PMU
  • Motor overload detection
  • Max tilt angle of 35°
  • Vertical hovering accuracy of 0.5m
  • Horizontal hovering accuracy of 1.5m
  • A3 requires GPS to function
  • Supports DJI Mobile SDK and DJI Onboard SDK



What's in the Box

  • Set of manuals (what's in the box, quick start guide, disclaimer & safety guidelines)
  • 4 x Double-Sided Adhesive
  • 3 x Cable Tie
  • Screw Pack
  • DBUS Cable
  • 5 x Servo Cable
  • Micro USB Cable
  • CAN-Gimbal Cable
  • LED Mounting Bracket
  • GPS Mounting Bracket
  • PMU
  • LED Module
  • GPS-Compass Pro
  • Flight Controller


Key Highlights

  • Triple modular redundancy
  • Compatible with multiple DJI accessories
  • Precision Controls with Fault-Tolerance
  • Accurate Flight Control

Aerial Device

Hovering Perf. Notes:
Hovering Accuracy - Vertical - 0.5m
Hovering Accuracy - Vertical - 0.5m
Aerial Motor Details:
Motor Fail Protection - Minimum 6 axis
Propulsion Protection - Motor Overload
Supported Multi-Rotor - Quadcopter: I4,X4;
Supported Multi-Rotor - Quadcopter: I4,X4;
Supported Multi-Rotor - Quadcopter: I4,X4;
Nav./Positioning Notes:
D-RTK GNSS - Vertical: 0.02m + 1ppm
D-RTK GNSS - Vertical: 0.02m + 1ppm
Aerial Accessory Notes:
Built-in functions - Built-in PMU, Intelligent Flight Modes, Low voltage protection, Motor overload protection, external SBUS receiver, Lightbridge 2 receiver, 8x function channels (including 4 configurable direction channels), and SDK
Recommended Battery - 3S to 12S LiPo
Elec. Speed Control (ESC):
400Hz frequency supported
Max Ascent Speed:
Max Descent Speed:
Max Tilt Angle:
Remote Notes:
Low Battery Level Warning - Smart RTH - only for DJI Intelligent Flight Battery
Low Battery Voltage Warning - Supported

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Assistant Software System Requirement - Windows 7 /8 /10 (32 or 64 bit)
Assistant Software System Requirement - Windows 7 /8 /10 (32 or 64 bit)

Special Features

General Notes:
Maximum Wing Resistance - <10m/s
Max Yaw Angular Velocity - 150 deg/s
No Fly Zones - Supported
Recommended Radio - Lightbridge 2, S-BUS or D-BUS


5.3 in
2.1 in
7.5 in
1.45 lb


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