The Matrice 300 RTK takes inspiration from modern aviation systems. Offering up to 55 minutes of flight time, advanced AI capabilities, 6 Directional Sensing & Positioning, and more, the M300 RTK sets a whole new standard by combining intelligence with high-performance and unrivaled reliability.
DJI Matrice 300 -
The DJI Matrice 200 / 210 series has been very popular among search and rescue crews and fire and police departments.
But, in past few years, there were many instances recorded where these DJI drones have been falling out of the sky due to numerous reason .
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has also published a report on its investigation into a DJI Matrice 210 crash apparently caused by rain.
Based on the most recent report from the UK‘s Air Accidents Investigation Branch that found that DJI Matrice 200 drones used by police were falling out of the sky in the rain due to a technical fault.
There were also issues like, when flying a flight plan whether it’s a grid, norm, or line mission, the camera’s yaw orientation seems to drift. The camera stays nadir but it yaws or rotates to the right while flying.
DJI is working flat out on the new Matrice 300 family to replace the current drones of the Matrice 200 and 210 series. Above all, we can expect improvements to the drive system. In order to continue to use the drone as a reliable companion on critical missions, DJI could also place a further focus on redundancy in order to increase operational security.
Recently, various DJI employees from around the world have been traveling to the DJI offices in China to learn more about this new enterprise drone.
It will be super interesting to see how the new DJI Matrice 300 will be welcomed by the different communities as many of these departments have been using smaller and less expensive drones.
Portability, ease-of-use, and lower cost of entry have been very valuable to the pilots of these departments and drones such as the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, even with its limited thermal resolution, have been very popular.
Fiercely competitive market For DJI Matrice 300
In contrast to the launch of the Matrice 200 series a few years ago, when there was practically no way around the DJI Matrice, the market has changed fundamentally since then.
More and more B.O.S. and professional users like to use lighter and more compact drones, especially with thermal imaging cameras. DJI has been competing with the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual for a long time.
But products such as the Parrot ANAFI Thermal or the EVO 2 Dual from Autel also offer significantly smaller dimensions with IR resolutions that are already very useful.
It will, therefore, be extremely exciting what DJI can come up with, especially for the upcoming Matrice series, to convince customers of its new carrier platform. With FLIR and DroneVolt, DJI has also faced further competition in the matrice class, which is also in the process of building its own ecosystem with various payloads.
As far as the price is concerned, it will be pretty expensive than it predecessors, however that can also cause lack of interest among its users.
So we need to wait and watch how much it really costs and what all features it comes with.
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DJI Matrice 300 SPECS
Flight time: 50+ minutes
Max payload: 2.7KG
Payload support: XT2/Z30/TP1810/GD610
FPV camera: 1080p
Supported payload: 3 payloads simultaneouslyIP44
Standard take-off weight: 6,950g
Max take-off weight: about 9,000g
DJI Matrice 300 working temperature: -20-50C
Target acquisition: Spotlight Zoom
UAS Health Management System
6 Directional Sensing, max detection range is 40-50m, and the range can be adjusted
New transmission system: max flight distance: 10km, 3 channels from aircraft, 2 to each RC
Smart AI Inspection (Waypoint Flight 2.0): Actions during the flight will be recorded automatically
Spot-Check (Precise Inspection): Machine learning feature
The new DJI Matrice 300 will be accompanied by a new hybrid thermal camera, the DJI Zenmuse H20.
DJI Smart Controller will work with the DJI Matrice 300
Based on the latest information , it now seems likely that the DJI Smart Controller will work with the soon to be released Matrice 300 series. The drone, also known as the M300, is the successor to the M200/210. ,which was supposed to be released in February, but to due to Covid19 outbreak the launch has been delayed now and is rumored to be released in the 3rd or 4th week of April
The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor flying experience with the aircraft equipped with OcuSync 2.0. A 5.5-inch built-in screen displays clear, bright images, even under challenging conditions. Intuitive controls and pre-installed features like SkyTalk and the DJI GO 4 app get you up in the air quicker, clearer, and more conveniently than ever before.
The DJI Smart Controller is really not much more than a DJI Remote Controller combined with a high brightness display and Android software that runs 32-bit DJI software, but the all-in-one device does offer a lot of convenience for people who fly multiple DJI Mavic drones regularly.
In addition to the DJI Smart Controller allowing you to fly multiple drones from the device you no longer need to use your smartphone to fly. That’s a nice feature but the Smart Controller does not come cheap at $749.
Being able to fly the Matrice 300 directly from the DJI Smart Controller will offer some additional functionality to Search and Rescue teams, fire and police departments, and other enterprise customers.Apr
New dual vision camera for Matrice 300
The unreleased camera was published on the Chinese Patent Office and is likely to be the Zensume XT3, which would possibly launch with the rumored DJI Matrice 300 series. The camera takes on a similar design to the Zenmuse XT2 with a few key differences.
The major difference is the extra object, which could be related to the thermal imaging or a different type of sensor to improve its usefulness.
The design is also a little different, the main lens on the new camera looks larger than the XT2’s along with a rounder more polished design from the more rugged design of the XT2.
It looks like the gimbal will be attached via two points on either side of the camera module, with a majority of the back of the camera covered, in what looks to be a heatsink.
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