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DJI’s Rugged New M200 Drones Can Fly in Freezing Temps and Pouring Rain

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DJI’s newest Matrice 200 drones were designed for industrial use, but adventure photographers and photojournalists are going to love this ultra-rugged, extremely versatile drone.

The M200, M210, and M210 RTK are quadcopters built to handle everything from inclement weather to intense elecromagnetic interference.

A high-performance motor, 17-inch propellers, IP43 protection, and self-heating dual batteries ensure the drone stays in the air and maintains stability even in strong winds, rain, or sub-zero temperatures. And once in the air, the M200 series can use DJI’s Zenmuse Z30, X4S, X5S, or the thermal XT cameras, attached either below or above the drone. In fact, if you get the M210, you can even attach a dual-gimbal and use two of these cameras at once.

Check out DJI’s announcement video below for a good overview of the rugged new drone’s features:

In addition to the above-mentioned features, DJI included an FPV camera on the front to let pilots see where they’re going while they film something else, sensors all around the drone keep the M200 from hitting anything in its surroundings, and if you upgrade all the way to the M210 RTK you gain high-precision GPS positioning technology with “centimeter level” accuracy and resistance to magnetic interference.

This really is a crazy capable drone for industrial use… or whatever else you might want to put it through.

Pricing information for the Matrice 200 series hasn’t been posted publicly, but interested customers can already put in a pre-order for the M200, M210, and M210 RTK through ‘official DJI Dealers’ by filling out a form on the DJI website. Ordered drones are scheduled to ship sometime in Q2.

To learn more about the M200 series or put an order in for yourself, click here.

(via Newsshooter)

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