DJI Releases DJI Dock 2, Matrice 3DT, starting at $10,000

This morning, Chinese drone maker DJI released the DJI Dock 2, the DJI Matrice 3D, and the Matrice 3DT. The 2 and /T are only available in the Chinese market and, according to DJI's Chinese website, will set you back $10,000. Originally we believed the new docking station would be called the DJI Dock Mini.

The new DJI Dock 2 is smaller than the original DJI Dock demonstrated during last year's event in Las Vegas.

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DJI Dock 2 Revolutionizes Remote Drone Operations

The DJI Dock 2 works in tandem with the DJI Matrice 3D and 3DT, drones specifically designed to launch from the docking station.

The DJI Dock 2 can be used outside as it has an IP55 rating to deal with various weather conditions. The dock and drone combination has an operating range of 6 miles and features an environmental monitoring system.

Size-wise, the DJI Dock 2 is 75% smaller and, without the drone, weighs 68% less than its predecessor at 75 pounds. The reduced weight and size make the DJI Dock 2 easier to relocate and use in different areas.

A built-in backup battery allows the DJI Dock 2 to remain operational for an additional 5 hours in the event of a power loss or while operating in a remote location. To reduce the operating cost and maximize up-time, DJI has designed the DJI Dock 2 to have a six-month maintenance interval.

This Morning, Chinese Drone Maker Dji Released The Dji Dock 2, The Dji Matrice 3D, And The Matrice 3Dt. The Dji Dock 2 And Dji Matrice 3D/T Are Only Available In The Chinese Market And, According To Dji's Chinese Website, Will Set You Back $10,000.
This morning, Chinese drone maker DJI released the DJI Dock 2, the DJI Matrice 3D, and the Matrice 3DT.

The DJI Matrice 3D and 3DT drones

Together with the DJI Dock 2, the Chinese drone maker released the DJI Matrice 3D and Matrice 3DT in .

As we have seen in earlier photos, the DJI Matrice 3D/T drones have been specifically designed to work with the DJI Dock 2. For instance, unlike the series, these drones do not feature foldable arms and are instead designed so that they neatly fit into the dock's landing zone.

Dji Releases Dji Dock 2, Matrice 3Dt, Starting At $10,000
DJI Releases DJI Matrice 3DT to work together with the DJI Dock 2.

The DJI Matrice 3D and Matrice 3DT feature omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, a maximum operating range of 6 miles, a 50-minute flight time with a battery rated for 400 cycles.

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The drones have an RTK module built in to help with precision landing with an accuracy of slightly more than one inch on the DJI Dock 2.

  • The DJI Matrice 3D drone features a wide-angle 4/3 CMOS 20MP sensor with a mechanical shutter and a 1/2″ CMOS telephoto 12MP sensor.
  • The Matrice 3DT features a 1/1.32-inch CMOS 48MP sensor, the same 1/2″ CMOS telephoto 12MP sensor, and a 640×512 thermal camera.

These camera payloads seem to come directly from the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise and DJI Mavic Enterprise Thermal.

For the Chinese market only, DJI offers the DJI Dock 2 in two variations:

  • The DJI Dock 2 with the DJI Matrice 3D for ¥69,999 ($9,613.66)
  • The DJI Dock 2 with the DJI Matrice 3DT for ¥77,999 ($10,712.38)

The DJI Dock 2 and DJI Matrice 3D/T drones are currently not available in other markets. It remains to be seen if and when truly remote drone operations such as would be possible with the DJI Dock 2 and DJI Matrice 3D/T, will be allowed in the USA.

DJI Dock 2 and DJI Matrice 3D/t Specifications

Total weight exluding drone34kg
DimensionsHatch cover open: length 1228 mm, width 583 mm, height 412 mmHatch cover closed: length 570 mm, width 583 mm, height 465 mm
Input voltage100V to 240V (AC), 50/60 Hz
Input powerMaximum 1000 watts
Charging output28 volts DC
Charging time20% to 90% in 32 minutes
Working temperature-25°C to 45°C
IP ratingIP55
Drones in use at a single time1
Max wind speed for landing8m/s
Max operating altitude2500 metres
RTK base station frequencyGPS: L1 C/A, L2BeiDou2: B1l, B2l, B3lBeiDou3: B1l, B3lGLONASS: L1, L2Galileo: E1, E5B
RTK base station accuracyHorizontal: 1 cm + 1 ppm (RMS)
Vertical: 2 cm + 1 ppm (RMS)
Image transmissionO3 Enterprise Edition
Image transmission frequency2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.725 GHz to 5.850 GHz
AntennaFour antennas, two transmitters and four receivers, supports intelligent switching
Transmission power
AirconditioningTEC air conditioner at 28 volts DC
Backup battery12Ah, 12-volt lead-acid battery
Backup battery life5 hours
Network connectivity1GB ethernet, 4G
SensorsWind speedRainAmbient temperatureWater immersionCabin temperatureCabin humidity
Security camera2x 1080p 151° camera with . One external and one internal
Lightning protectionAC power: 20 kA protection (rated value), meeting Type 2 of EN 61643-11 and Class II protection level of IEC 61643-1Ethernet: 10 kA protection (total current value), meeting the Category C protection level of EN/IEC 61643-21
Compatible softwareDJI Pilot 2 (with RC Pro Enterprise)DJI FlightHub 2DJI Cloud API
Weight1410g
Maximum take-off weight1610g
Dimensions335 mm long, 398 mm wide, 153 mm high (excluding propellers)
Max ascent speed6 m/s (normal mode)
8 m/s (sport mode)
Max descent speed6 m/s (normal mode)
6 m/s (sport mode)
Max flight speedNormal mode, obstacle avoidance turned on: forward flight 15 m/s, backward flight 12 m/s, side flight 10 m/s.Sports mode: forward flight 21 m/s, backward flight 18 m/s, side flight 16 m/s.
Max wind resistanceWind resistance during operation: 12 m/s
Wind resistance during takeoff and landing: 8 m/s
Max take-off altitude2500 metres
Max flight time50 minutes
Max operational range10km

Hat tip to DroneNR for first spotting the listing on the Chinese DJI website.

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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