The New Compact and Powerful
Let’s get the small elephant out of the room. While retaining almost all the features of the M300, the M30 measures in at nearly half the size; the unfolded M30’s dimensions are 470 x 585 x 215 mm while the unfolded M300 is 810 x 670 x 430 mm. In addition, this drone weighs in at 3.7 kg, including two batteries, while the M300 is approximately 6.3 kg! The reduced weight and size make this drone extremely portable, making it easy to pack, carry and deploy. Speaking of deployment, the M30 doesn’t have a landing gear module which again reduces your deployment time.
Now, does this reduced size come at a cost? Not really. Wind resistance, speed, operating temperature range, and transmission distance all remain the same. 15 m/s, 23 m/s, -20°C to 50°C and 8 km respectively. The M30 actually has an improved IP rating of IP55. The only two downsides are the (slightly) reduced flight time of 41 minutes and a max takeoff weight of 4 kg.
Can you fly a DJI M30 in the rain?
Yep. The new M30 is IP55 rated, which means that this drone is protected against contamination from dust and other particles by a fair bit. However, the more exciting part is that the Ip55 rating also means you can be confident that the M30 is safe from water jets from all directions. So with the M30 by your side, you can confidently brave adverse conditions, fly your drone through rain or sprays with no worries.
Reinvent Productivity with Drones
Adaptability is the name of the game. Where before you had to be meticulous to ensure that conditions are ideal for flight, now you have a lot more leeway. Take, for example, the OcySync 3 in combination with the DJI Cellular Module. Before you’d have to stop your flight and relocate to maintain a strong connection with the drone, the M30 can transmit stable video transmission even in complex and challenging environments.
Safe and reliable
Our pilots love the M300 for its dependable nature and plethora of redundancy systems. When I opened the redundancy systems document, I was pleasantly surprised by the same redundancy controls as the DJI M300. To be honest, I feel like it may even be the same document, but don’t quote me on that. But the core value is the reliability of the DJI M30. You can expect your M30 to execute effortlessly in adverse conditions or unexpected scenarios.
Powerful Payloads – M30 and M30 T
Perhaps the most significant difference between the M300 and the M30 is the swappable payloads.
The DJI Matrice M300 being the more powerful and more extensive system, offers three ports where payloads can be attached. With the M30 series, you can choose between two fixed payload systems.
The Matrice 30 comes with a Wide Camera Equivalent Focal Length: 24 mm, DFOV: 84° 12 MP 1/2” CMOS Sensor 4K/30fps video resolution; a Zoom camera with an Equivalent Focal Length of 40 mm Frame Rate: 30fps The resolution is 640 x 512. Accuracy of measurement: 2°C (or 2%5)Equivalent Focal Length: 40 mm Frame Rate: 30fps Resolution: 640×512, Measurement Accuracy: ±2°C or ±2%5; and a Laser Rangefinder with an effective range of 3m to 1200 m and an accuracy of ±(0.2m+D×0.15%)6.
If you require thermal capabilities, you’d go for the Matrice 30T, which along with the above sensors, also comes with a Thermal Imaging Camera with an equivalent focal length of 40 mm Resolution: 640×512 Frame Rate: 30fps Measurement Accuracy: ±2°C or ±2%5.
A Brand New Controller and Flying Experience
This controller really excites me. Don’t get me wrong, controllers are all about function, but they don’t have to resemble an awkwardly sized brick so closely, do they? This one doesn’t— and it’s functionally better. The 7-inch widescreen controller DJI RC Plus builds on the success of the previous controllers and elevates it to newer heights. Its ergonomic design will reduce fatigue while operating, enabling the pilot to focus on the real task at hand. The controller is IP54 rated, making it water and dustproof.
Along with this, DJI is also releasing the new Pilot 2. The revamped platform offers improvements and easy access to features. The new User Interface provides pilots with improved visibility and an intuitive user experience, with most features just one tap away.
Deploy At A Moment’s Notice with DJI Dock
For a more permanent eyes on-site approach, DJI’s got you covered with their new Dock system. For sure, the DJI Dock could have its own post and maybe it will (watch this space). However, for now, let’s take a look at this awesome new piece of tech. The Dock is IP55 rated, making it almost impervious to the elements; this reliable system is built to operate 24/7. When the DJI M30 is docked in the Dock, it gets fast-charged, taking the drone from 10% to 90% in just 25 minutes!
The Dock is a little harder than the drone, allowing it to operate at a temperature range of -35℃ to 50℃. Whether it’s scorching hot, freezing cold, or drenched with rain, you can count on the dock to work—even without a power supply.The Dock comes with a backup battery that can power the Dock for up to five hours, plenty of time for the drone to return and land in the event of an emergency.
When combined with DJI FlightHub 2 the Dock becomes a powerful asset—enabling you with complete cloud control, edge computing, and automated missions.
Enjoy the performance of the M300 with the compact size of the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, or unlock true efficiency with a well-integrated Drone-in-a-Box solution. We anticipate that the DJI M30 will be available for shipping by the second or third week of April! Get in touch with us to find out more.
Submit your details and we’ll let you know once DJI Matrice 30 series are available.
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Tuesday, November 9 at 11:30 Dubai Time
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