DJI Matrice 210 Quadcopter
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. An available FPVLR range extender can increase that up to 3x. Drone Nerds recommends professional installation by its trained technicians unless you have experience installing antenna hardware and firmware. Drone Nerds installation is fast and economical, involving the shipment of the remote controller only.
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 Drone Nerds.
Intelligent Flight Batteries
Matrice runs on twin batteries. TB50 batteries, at 4280 mAh, are standard. For longer flight time, there are optional TB55 batteries, at 7760mAh. Matrice 200 series batteries must be charged to within 13 percent of each other or takeoff is blocked. If one battery fails during flight, the pilot receives a warning and should land the drone. The batteries are self-heated, allowing flight in freezing temperatures. Insulation stickers are included.
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.
Onboard, Mobile SDK
Every Matrice 200 drone has an onboard software development kit. This allows development of industry-specific programs. Compatible platforms are Windows, Linux, Embedded Systems STM 32 and ROS. Mobile SDK allows development of mobile apps for Matrice 200 drones.
The Matrice 200 series has multifunction I/O ports for precision analog-to-digital conversion, pulse-width modulation and digital I/O functionality.
Compatible High-Performance Cameras
Available are a range of professional-level Matrice-compatible cameras:
- XT — With thermal imaging by FLIR, the Zenmuse XT camera reveals heat sources, including at night. Available in four fixed-lens options. Imaging at 640/30fps or 336/30fps, depending on model. Best uses: Electrical tower inspections, solar panel inspections, search and rescue, firefighting, precision agriculture.
- Z30 — How close a view do you want, and from how far away? The Zenmuse Z30 a fixed lens that zooms up to 30x, with 6x distortion-free digital zoom, for a maximum 180x magnification. Best uses: Cell tower inspection, wind turbine inspection, firefighting.
- X4S — Detailed images are captured by a huge 1-inch sensor on the Zenmuse X4S. Its leaf shutter eliminates rolling distortion to capture fast action with a 24mm-equivalent lens. The X4S records 4K video at 6 fps in H.265 for superior slow motion, or 4K at 30 fps in h.264. Transfer rate is 100mbps. Stills are 20MP shot in bursts up to 14fps. It has fast autofocus. Best uses: High-quality aerial video and stills, including mapmaking.
- X5S — With a range of interchangeable lenses and two zoom lenses, the Zenmuse X5S allows you to select the focal lengths that are ideal for your needs. Video is recorded in 5.2K or 4K. Stills are recorded in 20.89MP and shot in bursts up to 20fps. Aperture and shutter control is automatic or manual. Best uses: High-quality aerial video and still photography, including mapmaking.
Matrice Broad Applications
The Matrice 210 can be applied to a wide range of professional uses, in addition to high-quality aerial video production and photography:
Firefighting: A Matrice mounted with a Zenmuse XT, an infrared camera that records thermal images, can detect heat sources, making it a lifesaving tool or firefighters. A Matrice so equipped can hover over a fire scene and reveal fire hidden in walls and roofs. That helps firefighters know where to attack the blaze, step on a roof safely, and vent smoke. It also can spot hotspots that need further attention.
Search-and-rescue: An XT-equipped Matrice can scan the snows of an avalanche and the rubble left by an earthquake, fierce storm, explosion or terrorist attack for heat sources that may indicate buried survivors. It can also detect victims of a derailment or air crash who might have taken shelter in dense woods.
Police: Surveillance is conducted away from the subject, with automatic tracking of the subject as he moves. Close-up evidentiary photos can be taken with telephoto lenses.
Security: Thermal imaging can spot intruders hiding inside or outside buildings, and escapees hiding in dense foliage. Dogs may pick up the scent, but the Matrice can determine how far away they are. The Matrice can patrol a sprawling roof, and it can monitor a perimeter day or night faster than a team in a vehicle or on foot. It also can view large areas that may require a tall view, such as a freight yard or prison yard.
Utility Inspections: A thermal-imaging Matrice can spot leaks in solar panels, pipelines (even if buried) and high-tension lines. Mounting a thermal camera and video camera simultaneously on a Matrice 210 provides additional detailed looks at hard-to-reach locations, such as the tops of wind turbines and towers.
Telecom inspections: Inspect cell towers and relay stations without the need to endanger inspectors, who remain on the ground. Images can be shared simultaneously and recorded for later study.
Construction: The Matrice can be involved in most phases, beginning with aerial imaging and data gathering for making site and topographical maps, and building 2D and 3D models. Inspections of tall structures become easier, faster and safer, and aerial photos detailing progress can be shared with regulators, decision-makers and shareholders.
Infrastructure inspections: Far-flung networks of catenary lines for trolleys and trains are seemingly smaller when inspected by a Matrice. Tall buildings seem shorter. Bridges are more easily viewed when an upward-facing camera is mounted on the Matrice 210’s top gimbal mount. If the downward mounts are used, thermal and high-definition cameras can be mounted and used simultaneously, side-by-side.
Agriculture: With a thermal camera-equipped Matrice 210 and a subscription to an online analytical service, farmers can map crops, and inspect them faster and more thoroughly than from roads or fields. They can use the data collected to determine crop choices, seed selection, irrigation, planting sequences, the presence of diseases and treatment, and potential yields.
Mining: Aerial imaging and data collection can be used for highly accurate surveys and for building maps and 2D and 3D models. The Matrice can view hazardous and poorly accessed spots, such as high walls and muck piles. It also an fly visually indoors, even underground.
The M210 builds on the features from the M200 with the ability to mount multiple payload configurations – one single downward facing gimbal, dual downward-facing gimbals, or one upward-facing gimbal. The dual gimbal configuration unlocks 5 different combinations, please refer to the following table to properly mount you cameras. Left and right gimbal port is determined from the perspective of looking directly at the nose of the drone.
The M210 adds additional connectivity and power ports to support third party sensors and accessories. The M210 has the capability to support additional sensors in the future and additional payloads can be mounted on top of the aircraft. Each purchase of the M210 models comes with DJI's CrystalSky monitor for enhanced operations.
The M200 Series drones fold down in a snap and unfold just as quickly. Gimbal mounting plates and aircraft arms stay mounted during transportation so that you’re ready to fly within minutes.
Intelligent Flight Features
The M210 Series drones utilize computer vision for intelligent flight modes to help more efficiently collect data. These features are available for multiple DJI sensors, enabling advanced shots such as zooming while tracking an object:
- Spotlight – to lock the camera onto a subject during flight while the aircraft moves freely
- Point of Interest – to circle around an object for a smooth orbit
- Tripod – to fine-tune position and angle for position framing and safe navigation in narrow environments
- ActiveTrack – to follow a person or object while keeping it in frame
These modes are enabled by two front visual sensors, a ultrasonic and visual downward positioning system and an upper infrared sensor.
DJI Pilot & DJI FlightHub
The DJI Pilot app is compatible with DJI FlightHubTM, a web-based software package allowing teams to share real-time data with offsite parties over the Internet. This includes remote emergency situation control rooms keeping track of first response teams or asset management centers inspecting global infrastructure networks. In an easy-to-use control center, DJI FlightHub lets users plan flights with multiple drones and keep track of each aircraft’s status. An offsite control room can simultaneously monitor live feeds and can remotely control gimbal and camera. The software enables managers to plan flights in advance using waypoints and dynamic geofencing.
The M200 series is designed for professionals using drones for more precise, efficient and safe aerial data collection. Examples of industry applications include:
- Critical Infrastructure Inspections – work near power lines, telecommunications towers and bridges puts inspectors at risk of falls and electric shock. DJI’s M200 improves safety as work can be done from a distance. Extensive power line networks can be visualized with unparalleled detail and vertical infrastructure can be inspected from all angles with the stable and weather-resistant M200 platform.
- Energy Facility Inspections – maintenance planning can be costly to ensure high public safety standards. The M200 can identify millimeter-sized faults in buildings, roads and bridges in real time, making those operations more efficient and effective.
- Construction Site Mapping – surveying and mapping often need to be conducted regardless of weather conditions and other external factors. The M200 is a rugged platform designed to handle tough conditions. The M200 gives construction site managers an efficient tool to review progress and workflow, ensuring more efficient use of resources.
- Public Safety – when time is of essence and weather conditions turn foul, first responders require a versatile and reliable aerial platform. Carrying visual and/or thermal sensors, the M200 provides situational awareness of potentially dangerous situations such as fires, searches and natural disasters. Incident commanders can use data collected by the M200 to make smarter and better decisions, protecting life and property while minimizing the safety risk to rescue personnel.
More information about the M200’s applications can be found at www.dji.com/matrice-200-series/applications . This page will be updated as case studies are created.
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- Customer Reviews
What’s in the box? Matrice 210 body with folding arms; 1 pair landing gear; remote controller; 4 pairs of propeller (2 spares); 2 TB50 Intelligent Flight Batteries; 4 battery insulation stickers; battery charger; charging hub; power cable; USB cables with double a ports; 16GB microSD card; vision system calibration plate; 3 gimbal dampers; propeller mounting plate; and a carrying case.
Is the Matrice 210 difficult to set up? No. It takes about four minutes of minor non-soldered assembly to be flight ready. The arms unfold and lock into place. The four props, two landing gear and dual Intelligent Flight Batteries must be snapped into place.
Is the Matrice 210 difficult to store and transport? No. The arms fold into a much more compact form than when they are extended for flight. The Matrice 210 comes with a hard case for storage and transport.
What can the case hold? It holds enough for a prolonged remote shoot: The folded Matrice, 6 TB50 or TB55 batteries, 2 gimbals, 2 sets of propellers, one controller, 1 charger, 1 charger hub, and a CrystalSky tablet or Apple iPad.
What is the maximum flight time of the Matrice 210? Maximum flight time with two optional TB55 batteries is 38 minutes. Maximum flight time with the standard TB50 batteries is about 27 minutes. Depending on the camera chosen and flight conditions, both will be a few minutes shorter.
What is the top speed of the Matrice 210? 51.4 mph.
What is the range of the Matrice 210? 4.3 miles.
Does the Matrice 210 come with a standard camera? It comes only with a built-in FPV camera for navigating, but a wide range of recording cameras is available.
Which cameras are compatible with the Matrice 210? Cameras compatible with the Matrice 210 are the Zenmuse X4S, Zenmuse X5S, and Zenmuse Z30, plus the Zenmuse XT with an adaptor.
Do any of the cameras accept interchangeable lenses? Yes. The Zenmuse X5S is a micro 4/3 camera that accepts interchangeable lenses, including two zoom lenses. The X5S delivers the highest image quality among cameras available for the Matrice 210.
Do any of the cameras have zoom lenses? Yes. The Zenmuse Z30 has a 30x optical zoom lens that is fixed to the camera, and a 6xdigital zoom, for a dramatic total of 180x magnification. It allows the operator to zoom in on difficult-to-reach spots during inspections for close-up 20 MP color stills. It also avoids signal interference by flying farther from metal structures while still enabling detail-rich close-up views. The Zenmuse X5S, a micro 4/3 camera that delivers the highest image quality, accepts interchangeable lenses, two of them zoom lenses.
Can the Matrice 210 be mounted with an infrared camera? Yes. The available Zenmuse XT is a FLIR thermal-imaging camera. It is available in two versions and several focal lengths.
Can the Matrice 210 record thermal images and 4K video simultaneously? Yes. Two side-by-side downward gimbal ports allow mounting and operating two cameras at once, both facing forward.
Can the Matrice 210 accept an upward payload? Yes. It is easily screwed into place, but you may have to move the GNSS receiver to the side of the drone to ensure adequate signal reception. An upward-facing camera is ideal for bridge and building inspections.
Can I mount and operate an upward-facing camera and downward-facing camera simultaneously on the Matrice 210? No. The upward-facing camera must operate alone. You can, however, mount two downward-facing cameras at the same time, on right and left mounting points, including a thermal and video/still camera simultaneously.
What does the DJI AirSense system do? AirSense has an ADS-B receiver, which picks up signals from manned aircraft equipped with ADS-B transmitters, alerting the Matrice 210 operator and making flight safer.
Why are they called Intelligent Flight Batteries? They really are smart. The batteries won’t allow takeoff unless they are charged to within 13 percent of each other. They warn when battery power is low and you must return home. They also warn when just one battery runs low or loses power, requiring an unscheduled landing.
Which batteries are available for the Matrice 210? The standard batteries are the TB50, with 4280 mAh of power, and the optional TB55 batteries are rated at 7660 mAh.
Can I transport the batteries on an airliner? Airlines generally allow the TB50 batteries, but it’s best to check in advance. They should be charged to no more than 30 percent.
How does the Matrice 210 track a subject and/or keep a subject in the frame? Four ways: ActiveTrack, which locks on a moving subject and follows; Spotlight, which keeps a stationary subject in frame and in focus while you fly in any direction; Point of Interest, which allows the drone to circle the subject; and Tripod, which allows the photographer to precisely place the subject in the frame and position the camera in close environments.
Is the Matrice 210 equipped with GPS for precise positioning? Yes.
Can I manually position the Matrice 210 for indoor flight? Yes, by using the seven positioning sensors. Forward obstacle sensing is 6 feet. Overhead obstacle sensing is up to 96 feet.
How do I see what the drone’s camera sees? The Matrice 210 beams live video to your smart phone or tablet, once either is connected to your remote controller. The view is that of the built-in First Person View camera used for navigating. You can toggle to the recording cameras’ views using the remote controller.
Is the 16GB capacity of the included microSD card the maximum storage for the Matrice 210? You can insert a microSD card up to 128GB.
What is the definition of Matrice 210 video? Depending on the camera chosen, it can record either high-definition 4K video (X4S or Z30 camera) or ultra-high-definition 5.2K video (X5S camera).
What is the resolution of Matrice 210 stills? The highest resolution is 20.8MP with an X5S camera. Stills shot with an X4S are 20MP, with no rolling distortion due to its having a leaf shutter.
Is landing difficult? The Matrice 210 has a downward-facing vision system that contributes to smooth landings.
Can two controllers be used? Yes, an optional additional remote controller can be used in a master-slave arrangement: The pilot uses the master to control the drone, and the videographer/photographer uses the slave to control the cameras.
- In The Box
In the box
Matrice 210 Box Contents
- 1* Aircraft M210
- 1* Cendence
- 2* Landing gear
- 1* Crystal 7.85inch monitor
- 1* Charging hub
- 2* TB50 batteries
- 1* wch2 charging hub
- 2* wb37 batteries
- 1* Battery charger
- 1* In2ch charging hub
- 1* Power cable
- 1* USB cable (with double A ports)
- 1* Micro SD Card (16GB)
- 1* Carrying case
- 3* Gimbal damper
- 1* Propeller mounting plates
- 1* Vision system calibration plate
- 4* Battery insulation sticker
- 1* Upward single gimbal kit
- 1* Downward dual gimbal kit
- 1* Downward single gimbal kit
- 1* External GPS kit