DJI releases latest industry drone Matrice 350 RTK with upgrades

As a highlight of the latest upgrade, M350 RTK is equipped with a new TB65 dual-battery system, which supports battery hot swapping and allows for multiple flights without powering off.

DJI (大疆科技), the world’s largest drone maker by market share, unveiled its latest industry-grade drone Matrice 350 RTK (hereafter referred to as M350 RTK) on May 18.

Advertised as the company’s upgraded flagship drone platform, M350 RTK features an all-new video transmission system and control experience, a more efficient battery system, and more comprehensive safety features.

It also comes with robust payload and expansion capabilities, and is fully powered to “inject innovative strength” into any aerial operation, according to the Shenzhen-headquartered company’s website.

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“DJI consistently explores and progresses together with our users. The Matrice series has been a favorite of industry users all along,” said Zhang Xiaonan, senior director of DJI corporate strategy unit.

“We believe the new flagship R350 RTK will help frontline operators solve more complex and diverse tasks, as well as continue to be a reliable, efficient and stable tool in aerial operation.”

Enhanced safety

M350 RTK has a 55-minute maximum flight time and can fly at 7,000m above sea level against gales of up to 12m per second.

With extended wings, M350 RTK enjoys an IP55 protection rating, and an IP54 when folded. The drone is able to function at a temperature ranging from -20 degrees Celsius and 50 degrees Celsius.

The drone is equipped with six-directional sensing & positioning technologies that allow it to better avoid obstacles. If it comes in a millimeter wave radar edition, M350 RTK can detect tiny hurdles within 30m, a design that further increases the safety levels.

M350 RTK, with a payload of 2.7kg, is paired with a DJI RC Plus remote controller that support a dual control mode and lasts six hours on a single charge.

The drone is capable of sending back pictures in real time over a maximum distance of 20km. Used with a 4G module, M350 RKT can cope with complex environments amid urban concrete jungles and mountainous areas, where telecom signals tend to get lost.

Dual operation mode

Equipped with a 7-inch high-bright screen, DJI RC Plus shows images clearly even in the sun. There are several buttons and dials on the front, back, and top of the remote controller for fast operation. The DJI Pilot 2 app has been further optimized to clearly present the mission type and flight status.

As a highlight of the latest upgrade, M350 RTK is equipped with a new TB65 dual-battery system, which supports battery hot swapping and allows for multiple flights without powering off. The battery can be charged up to 400 cycles, reducing the cost of a single flight.

The new BS65 Intelligent Battery Station moves on omni-wheels for more convenient transportation and transitions and provides a one-stop solution for battery charging, storage, and transport.

To date, the Matrice series has been deployed in use cases such as energy, mapping, emergency rescue and environmental monitoring, thanks largely to the intelligent functions of its proprietary platform.

M350 RTK supports Waypoint, Mapping, Oblique, and Linear Flight missions. Users are able to choose the Terrain Follow or Smart Oblique mode for efficient data collection. Used together with DJI Terra, M350 RTK captures HD 2D and 3D digital results, enabling high-precision and high-efficiency mapping operation.

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