Introducing the DJI Matrice 210Our investment in the latest drone tech...
“This is the most state of the art drone in its class today”
That’s the comment from our Managing Director, Paul Harrison. Which helps to explain why we chose to invest in this particular drone. At first glance, the Matrice is quite an overwhelming sight. Weighing just shy of 4 kilos, it’s not light. Its appearance is akin to a huge flying beetle with a definite whirr. But despite its overpowering frame, once it’s in the air it’s incredibly agile and nippy. With the ability to fly at up to 50km an hour, for 38 minutes at a time.
This goes a way to helping you understand why it needs to be flown by someone with the correct qualifications and experience. It takes approximately 10 minutes to set up and run through the safety and testing measures.
Its designers, DJI, are world leaders in their field and describe the functions of the Matrice 210.
“High-performance motors paired with 17-inch propellers ensure stable flight in strong winds. The new dual-battery power system automatically heats batteries when flying in sub-zero temperatures, while an enclosed design ensures weather and water resistance, so you can fly in a wide range of environments.”
One of the things we really love is the ActiveTrack functionality. This allows us to keep moving subjects in frame whilst flying so it’s really easily capture detailed data. That’s why it’s chosen by Search and Rescue teams – allowing them the capability to spot and track missing or injured people in remote locations.
Tale a look below at the Matrice in action
Along with the really handy Active Track there’s some pretty clever obstacle avoidance tech in the Matrice. It has sensors on the front, bottom and on top which are absolutely key to detecting and avoiding obstacles and allowing us to get the detailed shots we need. Even the most skilled pilot benefits from this kind of assurance which allows precision hovering enabling so pretty awesome footage.
Another reason we chose the Matrice to be the workhorse for Integrator Drone Solutions was it’s ability to carry a decent payload of 1.45 kg. This gives us the flexibility and future proofing to support a huge variety of cameras and sensors.
We’ve been using it with DJI Zenmuse XT2 which is a dual camera which pairs a FLIR Tau 2 thermal sensor and a 4K visual camera and we absolutely love the power and flexibility this gives us. There’s plenty of payload space for mounting a third camera or third party sensor should we need one. The video on the left gives a great overview of the commercial power of this drone.
It’s this versatility and power that really cemented our decision to get the Matrice into our fleet!
Key Features of the DJI Matrice 200 V2
- Super rugged and durable – It’s rated at IP43 meaning, if the weather conditions are safe, we can fly in less than perfect conditions.
- Anti Collision – Equipped with multiple collision sensors meaning we can be assured in our flight enabling us to get the best and most efficient data collection.
- Payload Flexibility – Thermal camera, 4k camera and an additional third camera are no problem with the Matrice.
- OcuSync 2.0 – means all data is transferred reliably and securely in high resolution, low-latency playback.
- TimeSync – this newly updated system means that the controller, cameras and GPS modules are all perfectly aligned which gives superb data accuracy.