Powerful, maneuverable and adaptable to a range of industrial uses, the DJI Matrice 210 quadcopter is an economical solution for enterprise users seeking to add a drone to their available tools.
The Matrice 210 has proven itself useful for firefighting, law enforcement, security, precision agriculture, engineering, infrastructure inspection, construction site mapping, and utilities inspections.
It boasts IP43 resistance to solid objects and moisture and is sized to remain stable in crosswinds. Its foldable body, plus removable batteries, propellers and landing gear, mean that it stores and transports easily.
The Matrice 210 is a flying platform that comes without a camera, other than a First Person View camera or navigating. That lets you choose a camera that best suits your needs, including thermal-imaging cameras and cameras for recording high-definition video and high-resolution stills. The Matrice 210 can mount and shoot with two cameras side-by-side. A single upward-facing camera, ideal for inspections of bridges and other infrastructure, also can be mounted.
Every Matrice 210 includes:
- Foldable body, removable landing gear
- Foul-weather resistance
- DJIGo flight program
- Precise GPS positioning
- Subject tracking
- Built-in FPV camera
- 51.4 mph maximum speed
- 4.3-mile range (extendable)
- 20-27 minutes maximum flight with varying payloads
- Remote controller compatible with smartphones/tablets
- 16GB microSD card; compatible with card up to 128GB
- One top-, two bottom-located gimbal mounts
- Automatic/manual camera control
- Compatibility with range of thermal-imaging and video/still cameras
- Capability for simultaneously mounting thermal, hi-def video cameras
- Adaptable to dual controls
Matrice 210: Powerful Quacopter
The Matrice 210 is strong enough to lift two cameras simultaneously. It can carry and operate side-by-side thermal-imaging and video/still cameras. It can fly at a maximum speed of 51.4 mph. The Matrice can ascend at more than 11 mph and descend at nearly 7 mph. Because the Matrice’s arms unfold to nearly 35 inches, and its propellers measure 17 inches, it is stable in crosswinds up to 22 mph. It can operate at up to 8,200 feet above sea level.
Resistance to Foul Weather, Solid Objects
The Matrice 210 is engineered to IP43 standards. That means it can resist solid objects in excess of 1mm in diameter and water sprayed from all directions, even at a 60-degree angle. With its hard shell body, the Matrice is usable in light rain. If used over sandy and dusty environments, it should be checked for and cleaned of foreign debris after use. The Matrice 200 series can be flown in temperatures as low as -4F.
The Matrice 210 remote controller’s signals extend 4.3 miles.
DJI Go 4 App
The DJI Go 4 flight control app is available for downloading to a smartphone or tablet. It is compatible with any operating system from iOS 9.0 or later, and Android 4.4.0 or later. The program offers Flight Autonomy and obstacle avoidance.
The included remote controller sends and receives signals up to 4.3 miles. The controller connects to a smartphone or tablet, which displays drone movement as seen through the built-in FPV camera, which always points forward. It allows toggling from FPV to camera views. The optional 7.85-inch CrystalSky monitor aids daytime viewing, with a display that’s more than four time brighter than most tablets.
Dual Controllers Available
Optional is the use of dual remote controllers in a master-slave arrangement. The pilot controls the drone on the master, and the camera operator controls camera movement and video/still recording on the slave. This allows for more detailed data collection during inspections. Additional remote controllers are available from Florida Drone Supply.
The Matrice has an array of sensors that promote precise hovering without incident. In addition to overhead infrared sensors for obstacle avoidance, Matrice 200 drones have downward and forward visioning sensors. The sensors add extra protection against striking obstacles during inspections.