DJI MATRICE 300 RTK | Test and Review

Steel City Drones Flight Academy is excited to bring you our extensive test and review of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. Throughout, we’ll also make comparisons to its predecessor, the DJI M200 series.

Here is a list of topics we will be covering in our test and review:

CONSTRUCTION QUALITY

In our M200 V2 review, we stated a very noticeable improvement in the quality of the previous M600.  We were pleased to see that DJI has continued its focus on high-end construction.

Also, as with the previous M200, the DJI M300 frame is water-resistant. To be clear, it’s water-resistance; not waterproof. This means the DJI M300 frames can be flown in light rain, but, of course, that does not mean the cameras are water-resistant. Nevertheless, it does speak to the quality of the DJI M300 Frame.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Construction Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Overall, our impression is that the new Matrice 300 RTK frame is very well constructed as a rugged platform that can handle tough conditions.

M300 Dimensions

  • Unfolded, propellers excluded: L×W×H | 810×670×430 mm | 32×26.4×17 in (roughly)
  • Folded, propellers included, L×W×H | 430×420×430 mm | 17×16.5×17 in (roughly)

PROP DESIGN

A difference between the DJI M300 and M200 is the prop integration.
You will notice a visual difference in that the M300 RTK props are bigger and mounted under the booms, whereas the M200’s are smaller and mounted above.

One major setback we notice about mounting a bigger prop under the boom is that it made it impossible to do a hand launch or a hand catch and recovery. You simply cannot do it safely due to the danger created by the prop location. We can see this being an issue for some people that are in areas that need that capability or, worst-case scenario if something goes wrong with the landing gear and you have nowhere to safely land it. (This happened to us in our test. Read about it next section: Landing Gears)

Another big difference is that the M300 props are not Quick Release. Instead, they are fixed into the unit and designed to be folded when not in use. To remove the props, two screws need to be undone per prop, making it more difficult to change the props in comparison to the M200 Quick Release props.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Props Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Overall, we like the bigger motor and larger props, we simply wish DJI kept the Quick Release option and positioned the props in a way that allowed for Hand Launch and Recovery. In our opinion, that would have been the best of both worlds.

LANDING GEARS

The Quick Release Landing Gears attach fairly snug, by simply matching the Triangle & Red dots on the gear and the unit. Then turn the locking knob into the locking position. Surprisingly though, it’s not the easiest “quickest” process in terms of physically getting them attached, but still quicker than dealing with screws or bolts.

Surprisingly, we ran into an unexpected issue with one of the landing gears. During one of our flight-tests, one of the landing gears actually fell off. This was shocking because we were quite confident they were fully locked and we had already been running test-flights all day without incident.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Landing Gear Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Was this a mishap on our end? Is it due to a design issue? Is it a fluke? We’re not sure, to be honest. All we can tell you is that our team is comprised of long-time remote pilot experts. We’ve completed hundreds of professional UAV flights spanning over a decade. In all our years of experience and flights, we have never experienced this before. With that said, this was the only time it happened and we have not heard of anyone else experiencing this issue. So take it for what it’s worth.

Our advice is to check the connections between flights.

On a side note (following up about the prop placement), this was a real-life scenario when Hand-Recovery would normally be used when returning the drone to base. As mentioned under the Prop Design section, due to the position of the props on the M300, a Hand Recovery is not an option. Luckily for us, we were testing in an area where we could land the aircraft into a high brush of grass. Not every location will have that option.

BATTERY OPTIONS & CHARING STATION

TB60 Batteries

There’s no other way to say it, these new TB60 batteries for the M300 are huge. Weighing in at 3lbs a piece, the TB60s are like bricks!

The M300 RTK requires two of the TB60 batteries, adding 6lbs to the aircraft’s weight, which is significant when you compare the TB55s, which are a hair under 2lbs.

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The TB60s is a LiPo 12S battery type, which means more battery voltage to accommodate the M300’s larger motors. It’s best to think of it as a 48-volt battery system. Naturally, it goes a little higher when it’s fully charged and a little lower when the charge is lower, but on average, you can count it as a 48-volt system. This means more current, more voltage, more power, and overall higher payload capacity.

Features We Like:
We really like that one battery at-a-time can be swapped without having to power-down the unit, allowing for quicker batter swap and a quicker return to flight.

Another feature we like is the safety step on the back that lets you know if the battery is fully secure or not. If the battery locking-knob is not securely locked in place, the aircraft will not take off.

TB60 CHARGING STATION

Currently, DJI’s TB60 charging station is the only one we can use to charge the TB60s, and, unfortunately, it does not come stock with the aircraft. It must be purchased as a separate accessory, although, we include it in our full combination kit.

The TB60 charging station will allow you to store up to x8 TB60 batteries and x4 smart controller batteries at the same time. The charging station, however, will only allow you to charge up to x2 TB60 batteries at one time. We see this as problematic for long missions due to the charging-time/flight-time ration. This means we either buy more batteries or purchase an additional charger. Neither option is ideal.

Next, unlike the DJI charging station for the TB50 batteries, the TB60 charging station does not have the capability to discharge batteries. In other words, if we charge up an extra set of batteries that we do not use, there is no option on this station to discharge the batteries to storage-voltage. This was disappointing to us.

Finally, the station only offers standard-charging with no option for rapid charging. On standard-charge, it’s going to take about 60 minutes to charge a set of batteries. In our test, the fastest charge time we achieved once was 55 minutes.

Overall, the TB60 charging station does its job by charging the batteries and offers some nice storage, but, it seemed to be a step backward in terms of options.

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE

We have been testing and training clients on the DJI M300 RTK in Fort Myers, Florida, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Joplin, Missouri, and have acquired a lot of flight time.

The first thing you’ll notice, when comparing the M200 and M300, is that the M300 has a lower pitch with the larger props and bigger motors. Secondly, it is very reminiscent of the M600 in terms of flight performance. We loved the way the M600 handled and was very pleased that the M300 flew in a similar manner. It’s very docile, silky smooth, and does a nice job.  We feel its flight performance is a nice improvement over the M200.

We’ve flown just about every type of aircraft that’s been built over the past 10 years and we would rate the M300’s flight performance at the top-of-the-line.

FLIGHT TIME TEST

We know everybody is interested in flight time. So let’s get right into it.

DJI advertises that the Matrice 300 RTK has a maximum of 55 minutes of flight time without payload. With an H20T payload, their charts show up to 43 minutes of flight time. For our test, we were hoping to get around 40 minutes. With that said, let’s take a look at our results.

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Our Results

Our test parameters comprised of the H20T payload, brand new batteries, and landing the aircraft once it reached 17% remaining power.

When we started documenting multiple flight time comparisons we had to do a double-take.
Our Flight Time Average was only 32 1/2 minutes. We had as low as 31 minutes and as high as 34 minutes.

We’re assuming that DJI specs of 43 minutes were achieved by keeping the aircraft in flight until the battery power reached far lower than 17%, which would be extremely careless to do in a real application.  We’re not sure how they come up to these flight specs otherwise.

With that said, comparatively to the Matrice 200 and 210, using the same type of parameters, we averaged 23 to 24 minutes in flight time. Therefore, with the M300 you’re getting approximately 7 to 9 more minutes of flight time.

All-in-all, the M300 flight time is an improvement, but, considering the size of these batteries, we were hoping for much more flight time than what we achieved. This is probably the biggest disappointment of our entire testing and review. It certainly doesn’t undo how great the M300 is compared to the M200 series, but, we simply had higher hopes for significantly more flight time.

CAMERAS

The M300 comes equipped with a much larger, wider-angle FPV camera compared to the M200 and M210. We’ll talk more about the FPV camera in a moment.

Here is a list of compatible and non-compatible cameras for the M300

Compatible payload cameras with the M300:

  • Zenmuse XT
  • Zenmuse XT2
  • Zenmuse Z30
  • Zenmuse H20
  • Zenmuse H20T

Non-Compatible cameras with the M300:

  • Zenmuse X4
  • Zenmuse X5S
  • Zenmuse X7

We were disappointed that the X4, X5s, and X7 were not compatible. Unless DJI or a third-party develops another camera for this aircraft, the M300 RTK will not be capable of mapping applications. Instead, as highlighted by the DJI M300 promo, this aircraft will primarily be used for public safety and inspection work.

FPV CAMERA

As we mentioned, the M300’s FPV camera has a larger, wider-angle that FPV camera on the M200 and M210.

Another noticeable difference between the M200 series and the M300 is that the FPV camera on the M300 is flush-mounted inside the unit, which removes the previous option to turn it on a 45-degree downward angle. Nevertheless, as you can see in the photo below, we did not miss that option due to the larger wide-angle view of the new FPV camera, which allowed us to see those angles without a problem.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK FPV Camera Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Lastly, in addition to the larger wider-range, it’s worth noting that there is an increase in resolution and video quality compared to the M200, with 960 lines of resolution.

SPECS:

  • Resolution: 960p
  • FOV: 145°
  • Frame rate: 30 fps

Overall, while we like the FPV camera improvements in the M300, we wish, however, that it came equipped with a 4K FPV camera.  Hopefully, in the future, this will be included.

H20T CAMERA

The Zenmuse H20 Series is DJI’s first hybrid sensor solution.

The H20T eliminates the need for multi-camera/dual gimbal setups as a four-in-one camera:

  • Radiometic Thermal Camera: 640×512, 30Hz (40.6° DFOV)
  • Hybrid 23x Optical Zoom Camera: 20 MP 1/1.7″ CMOS (23x Hybrid Optical Zoom, 200x max zoom)
  • RGB Wide Camera: 12 MP 1/2.3″ CMOS (24mm Focal Length, 82.9° DFOV)
  • Laser RangeFinder: 3/4 mile (1200m) Range

Additional Features of the Zenmuse H20T:

  • IP44 Rating
  • -4°F to 122°F operating temperature
  • Active image stabilization and EIS
  • Night scene mode
  • Temp Alarm
  • Isotherms
  • Color Palettes
  • Gain Modes
  • R-JPEG Images

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Zenmuse H20 Series Camera Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

H20T | Thermal Comparison

Thermal Photo | H20T vs XT2

Before we begin, the first thing worth noting is that the XT2 is available in three focal lengths (13mm, 19mm, and 25mm).  If you’re going to compare the H20T 13mm to XT2 13mm, then you’re going to have 30% less field of view.

This means to get an apples-to-apples comparison on quality, the proper match (same field of view) for the H20T/13mm is the XT2/19mm. As such, that is how we proceeded.

This thermal photo was taken at a Solar Farm during the daytime.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Zenmuse H20T Thermal Camera Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Thermal Video | H20T vs XT2 and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

For this test, we put the H20T 13mm/640res up against the XT2 19mm/640res, XT2 13mm/336res, and Mavic2 Enterprise Dual.
Please note that we filmed the XT2/336 resolution in the spring before there was full foliage and leaves on the trees, as compared to everything else you see. So please consider that when you’re comparing all the footage.

[WATCH THE COMPARISON ]

H20T | Zoom Comparison

Photo | H20T vs Z30

In this case, an apple-to-apple comparison for the H20T Zoom would be the Z30.
The Z30 is 2-megapixel resolution camera whereas the H20T is 20 megapixels. Clearly the H20T is a significant improvement. As such, the H20T images should be more stable when using digital zoom, and overall images should render less pixelization and produce clean sharper images.

With that said, let’s look at some of our results.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Zenmuse H20T Zoom Camera Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Video | H20T vs Z30

One thing that we love about the zoom camera on the H20 is when you start getting into 23x zoom, 40x zoom, 80x zoom, etc, the aircraft will automatically make your controls more sensitive so that it doesn’t jump around, as usually the case with digital zoom cameras. It predicts how much speed you need on your camera panning and tilting to create a very nice and seamless flow.

[WATCH THE COMPARISON]

H20T | Laser RangeFinder

A nice addition to the H20T is the Laser RangeFinder. The rangefinder allows us to easily measure the distance between the drone and points of interest, including relative height and GPS position of the object.

DJI specs state the max range is 3/4 miles (3960 feet). In our testing, however, we noticed that the rangefinder consistently worked about 1500-1600 feet away. Sometimes, it recognized between 1700 to 1800 feet away, and even sometimes up to 2,000 feet away. We never got up to 3/4 miles as it claims, but, regardless, this is a great addition and we’re thrilled to see it included.

VISION SYSTEM | OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

The DJI M300  is equipped with sensors on the back for rear obstacle avoidance, sensors on the sides for side obstacle avoidance, and sensors on the top and the bottom. With dual-vision and ToF sensors on all six sides of the, offering a maximum detection range of up to 40 m, this aircraft is a great improvement from the M200 V2 series.

With that said, there’s a lot of confusion in regards to what this vision system can and cannot do, so let’s clear that up.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Obstacle Avoidance System Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

OBSTACLE  AVOIDANCE SYSTEM & MISCONCEPTIONS

Let’s begin by setting the record straight on what the Obstacle Avoidance System can and cannot do.

A lot of confusion comes from the DJI’s M300 promo video. In the video, they show a Matrice 300 below a bridge and seemingly having the capability to auto-pilot in between the pillars without incident by using the obstacle avoidance system to guide it through.

To be clear, that’s not how this works.  This aircraft will not auto-pilot around an obstacle, but rather once it indicates an obstacle it will just stop. This is still a great feature. Quite frankly, we think the current function is preferred. It’s better to assess the obstacle rather than having an aircraft go rogue by flying around obstacles on its own.

Another great feature worth noting is that, for the first time, you can dictate certain parameters for obstacle avoidance. In other words, we can set how close we allow the unit to approach an obstacle before stopping. Previously, it would not stop until it reached four to five feet away from the obstacle. Now, we can control that parameter.  That’s a huge improvement in our opinion.

Lastly, we want to caution you that this is not a perfect obstacle avoidance system. It cannot detect thin cables, utility lines, etc, power lines. So please don’t get the false impression that this unit will be able to detect and avoid any type of obstacle that you could potentially run into. Again, it has limitations, but a great improvement over the M200 and M210.

RTK READY

DJI hit it out of the park when they decided to make one aircraft that covered everything in its respective applications. Instead of having the M200 and M210 RTK, the M300 comes with equipped with RTK capability.

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If you’re familiar with the standard system, you’ll immediately notice that the M300 RTK has 2 different paired-antenna sets. In the photo above you can see that the front two are standard antennas that you would normally see, while the other two, located in the back, are the RTK pucks. We can use the RTK system with the D-RTK 2 ground station (same base station as the M210 V2 RTK) or we can use the NTrip network from the smart controller. It’s very similar to how the Matrice 210 RTK V2s are setup for functionality with NTrip and ground stations.

If we don’t want or need RTK, we don’t have to use it. We can simply just turn it off into the menu section.

SMART CONTROLLER

The M300 RTK is using a new smart controller that looks like a modified version used for the Mavic 2. With that said, they may look similar but they are not interchangeable or compatible with one another.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Smart Controller Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

Features:
Some nice features and functionality include independent tilt and pan controls, which makes it very nice for a single person operation. It also includes a USB dongle slot for NTrip.

Batteries:
We did notice that dues to the space needed for the dongle, the controller was losing some storage capacity for the internal battery. As such we’re only seeing about 1 1/2hours of running time, fully charged on the internal battery. This is a significant decrease in comparison to the three hours of battery time you get with the Mavic 2 Smart Controller.

One nice addition, however, is that the controller can be powered using a CrystalSky monitor battery. We can probably get about two and a half hours of overall run time on the internal battery and one CrystalSky battery.

Screen Visibility:
One thing that we were not happy about is the overall brightness of the screen. When doing a side-by-side comparison to the Mavic 2 Smart controller, in very harsh sunlight, we noticed that the new smart controller isn’t quite as bright.

Weight Issue/Solution:
With the added weight in the front, this is  heavier than the Mavic 2 Smart Controller.
There are quite a few people that complain about the weight issues of the Cendence remote alongside the CrystalSky, but a lot of people don’t realize that a very good solution is the Secraft Body Harness. It’s will balance your controller and take the weight off. We highly recommend using a body harness to anyone looking to do serious applications with drones.

Conclusion:
There are functions and options that we like and other elements that we do not like. We hope in the very near future DJI will offer a larger remote controller with a larger monitor.

ADVANCED DUAL CONTROL

Advanced Dual Control is a great new feature where two smart controllers are connected to the aircraft allowing different pilots to take control of the aircraft. Now, only one power can take control at a time, but this is great for long-distance flying when we want to maintain line-of-sight. In fact, that’s exactly what we did for our test.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Advanced Dual Control Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

We picked a location where our 2 remote pilots were approximately 5,000 feet apart. The first pilot got the aircraft up in the air and flew it approximately 2400 feet away. The second pilot then took control of the aircraft, very seamlessly, and flew it straight back to his location and landed the aircraft.

In the manual, DJI recommends that when you’re flying point-to-point as we did, you want to be about 400 feet high to maximize the transmission distances. We were about 200 feet high and had no problems.

Overall it worked flawlessly and we could see many uses for this feature in an array of applications.

PILOT APP / ALL NEW

The Pilot app gets a complete overhaul for the M300 with a lot of new functions and features. So let’s get straight into it:

Primary Display | Pilot App

One of the first things you’ll see is a completely new graphical interface.

  • New wind: speed, direction, and distance indicator.
  • New obstacle avoidance radar system (reference above where we discussed)
  • New easy H20T quick view-change from the different camera options.
  • New PFD (primary flight display) for FPV mode (It’s fantastic, by the way)

Overall, if you’re familiar with the previous Pilot App display, we think you’ll be happy with the changes. It’s not perfect, but a great step in the right direction.

SMART TRACK | Pilot App

Smart Track gives you the ability to pick an object and with one-push on the screen, it will automatically zoom in and focus on that object, and follow that object if it moves. The first couple of times that we tried this, we were just completely blown away by how good this is.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Smart Track Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

The higher you can get the aircraft up, the better. We tried this test many times at 300 feet and 400 feet it worked very well. We were able to track vehicles and, without moving the drone, the camera automatically followed it for nearly a mile.

Another great feature is that it can predict when your target goes behind another object (i.e. something that temporarily blocks the view). Smart Track predicts where the target is going to come out of that obstacle by determining the distance, speed, and angles.

Once Smart Track is engaged, you’ll see a lot of these little yellow circles over objects within view, from there, all you have to do is tap on any one of those circles. The camera will proceed to lock in on that target automatically and follow it until either you disengage or it is out of sight. You don’t have to do anything, just sit back and watch it.

One thing to note is that there is no option for Smart Track to automatically engage the aircraft in flight to follow the target. A pilot will need to flay the aircraft as usual to maintain sight of the target.

Smart Track can also be incorporated through FlightHub. This will allow the command center to get a real-time feed on the target, with a street map option view allowing them to communicate to ground units. This will be an incredible tool for public safety agencies.

Overall, we were simply blown away by Smart Track.

PINPOINT | Pilot App

Another cool feature for public safety is called PinPoint.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK PinPoint Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

PinPoint allows us to locate a point of interest and then drop a little pin on that point. At that point, PinPoint is going to give you that exact GPS coordinates on where that point of interest is located. This information can quickly be sent to a command center, or ground control, so that they can find that point of interest, such as a missing person for example.

HIGH-RES GRID PHOTO | Pilot App

Those that plan on using the M300 for inspection applications will like High-Res Grid Photo.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK High-Res Grid Photo Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

High-Res Grid Photo allows us to take a series of pictures on a point-of-interest with just one button.
In other words, let’s say we have a cell tower we want to inspect as in the photo above. We start by identifying that point-of-interest by drawing a box around it. Then we select the picture mode to take the pictures. The camera will then take a series of pictures, all around that grid pattern, and show you the finished product at the very end. While it’s taking these photos, it will also indicate to you how many pictures it’s taking and the progress status along the way.

It’s a very cool feature that allows you to do this type of photo inspection automatically and more efficiently.

AI SPOT-CHECK | Pilot App

AI Spot-Check is a feature found in under mission planning in the Pilot app. It gives you the ability to record an entire flight mission so that it can automatically be repeated at a later date. Let me explain.

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As an example, let’s say we are inspecting utility lines. We’ll fly up x-amount feet, focus on one power line (or junction point), then take a picture. Next, we fly another x-amount feet, take another picture, and so on. You get the idea – We continue our flight path until we have accumulated all our photos from different heights, angles, distances, etc.

By using AI Spot-Check, we have recorded that specific flight mission. If we ever need to go back to inspect that same utility line, AI Spot-Check will allow us to recall that flight mission and it will automatically repeat the same path, same latitude, longitude, altitude, and even take photos at the same camera angles and focus points.

You can imagine the benefits of having this option for inspection work that is documenting progress reports. It’s an outstanding feature that we were happy to see.

SDK COMPATIBILITY

As with the previous M200 series, the Matrice 300 RTK has SDK compatibility.

What does SDK mean?
SDK gives third-party developers the ability to develop different aftermarket platforms. In this case, for example, third-parties may develop payload drop systems, parachutes, and so-on, specific for the M300. Most likely you’re going to see a lot more third-parties a lot of applications for this aircraft.

STOCK CASE

Let’s talk about the stock case that comes with the M300.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK Stock Case Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

If you have seen our M200 and 210 video you know that we are not fans of the stock cases that were provided with the M200. Unfortunately, the M300 stock case is not much better.

DJI has made small changes and improvements to the stock casing, but, in our opinion, it’s simply fell short. With that said, let’s his case. So let’s discuss the current stock case and what options we have.

The first thing you’ll see is that the case has a compartment for the H20 or H20T camera. It also has a place to store 2 TB60 batteries, plus the 2 batteries that can stay mounted on the aircraft, allowing up to 4 batteries. There is also space for the landing gears, extra props, and 2 remote controllers.

To be fair, it’s not too bad, and since we had no other casing available at the time, we decided to put it to the test to be as thorough as we could.

Test

We used the stock case for our travels including plane travels for our training programs.
Dues to TSA regulations, we can only have one of the TB60’s on board with us, so we removed the batteries and had them shipped to the location ahead of our arrival. Other than that nothing else was altered in what was stored in the stock case.

To our pleasant surprise, this aircraft did not get damaged even putting it through airport check-in, check-out, and, of course, airplane storage during the flight.  To DJI’s credit, the stock case did its job and kept the aircraft well protected.  If it does its job, then why are we not fans of it?

Here’s the thing, due to the size and design of the M300, DJI made modifications to the booms so that you have to fold it like a pretzel, in a very specific way, to get this aircraft stored into the stock case. It’s very awkward and you could damage the props if you’re not careful. We see a lot of issues with that type of setup.

GPC CASE OPTION

As of July 2020, Go Professional Cases released the GPC-DJI-M300 Case.

The GPC-DJI-M3oo case is waterproof, extremely rugged, and far superior to the stock case.  Unfortunately, however, due to the size and design of the M300, GPC was unable to design a case that prevents the need to fold it up completely as with the stock case. With that said, there are great benefits to the GPC case that make up for it.

DJI Matrice 300 RTK GPC-DJI-M300 Test and Review - Steel City Drones Flight Academy

1) We can store up to 8 batteries versus only 4 batteries in the stock case.
2) The props are far better secured inside the casing and foam whereas the stock case had the props flushed and easily susceptible to damage if not positioned just right before closing the lid.
3) There storage slots for the H20T, XT, and XT2 cameras and overall more storage compartments.

In conclusion, we simply cannot speak highly enough about the quality and engineering that goes into GPC cases.

To learn more about the GPC-DJI-M3oo, you can watch our full review here:  REVIEW | GO Professional case for DJI Matrice 300

For Our Customers

We simply do not want to see any of our customers stuck with the stock case as their main case. It would be a disservice to you and your purchase.
Therefore, for all our customers, we’re going to include the GPC-DJI-M3oo case with every M300 purchase. That’s over an $800 savings.
Consider it as our way of saying Thank You for choosing Steel City Drones for your M300 purchase.

PRICING

We know everybody is interested in knowing the cost of the new Matrice 300 RTK, in comparison to the Matrice 200.
Consider the following equipment list:

When you’re comparing the following equipment, apples-to-apples, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that the Matrice 300 RTK is going to be significantly less than both the Matrice 210 or the Matrice 210 RTK. This is mainly due to only having to buy one camera for the M300 verses to cameras for the M200 to achieve the same capabilities. Furthermore, when you need to purchase a second controller for a dedicated camera operator, you no longer need to purchase a second monitor to accompany the controller because the M300’s remote control has a built-in monitor. This is a big saving.

Overall you save more because of the combinations built-in and that’s even taking into account that the base 300 RTK comes with no batteries and/or a charging station. When you buy batteries/charging-station either in a package deal or just outright individually, then add it all up, it’s still less expensive. How less? Significantly!

Due to DJI’s stipulations, we’re unable to give specific pricing. So if you think this aircraft is for you contact us directly for very a very specific price.

Let me tell you about what we’re offering, as far as sales and training options that make it a great package deal.

PACKAGE INCENTIVE

GPC Case at No Cost: We’re including, for all of our customers, the all-new customized GPC-DJI-M3oo travel case at no cost.

Full Set-up at No Cost: We’re going to do is set up all the equipment for you at no cost. That means we’re going to set up all the firmware on the aircraft, the sensors, and the remote controller, at no cost.

Full Test And Video at No Cost: We will test-fly your aircraft and record a personalized video so that you can see your aircraft in full operation, its features, and functionality and even how we package your aircraft. This helps you feel really good about what you’re getting from the transaction.

We also have something extra special for our customers.

Approximately, by the end of August, we’ll have our comprehensive Matrice 300 online course available. This online course will be over five hours of video content covering how to maximize the M300’s capability and features to the fullest extent.
For anyone that purchases the M300 through us, we are including this course for free!

If you’re interested in purchasing the M300, please give us a call and let’s talk.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, we think the M300 has a lot of excellent technology built into the unit and takes these applications to the next level. We especially feel that this is a game-changer for public safety and inspection applications. In our opinion, this will become the new go-to aircraft for those applications.

There you have it, folks, that’s our review on the Matrice 300 RTK system. We wanted to give you a complete comprehensive review that was honest, real, and would help you know what to expect when you purchase this aircraft. As with all DJI aircraft, we will completely support this aircraft with sales and training.

We would also like to give a big shout out to Michael McVay and the team at Florida Drone Supply. Without their involvement, this review wouldn’t have been half as good. Michael and I have been friends and colleagues for over 10 years and together Florida Drones and Steels City Drones does extensive testing on everything that is released by DJI or related to their products. Be sure to visit Florida Drone Supplies and tell them Dave King sent you.

DRONE TRAINING AND INTEGRATION

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