DJI Dock 2 launch event

DJI Dock 2 launch – Easy Operation, Superior Results

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DJI has put out a teaser for the DJI Dock 2 launch event on March 26th with the name ‘Easy Operation, Superior Results’.

DJI Dock 2 launch event

DJI’s teaser page on its website and the post shared on Twitter shows what looks to be a square device, which matches closely to the DJI Dock 2 launch in China last year. DJI will unveil the Dock 2 during its ‘Easy Operation, Superior Results’ event on March 26th at 9PM EDT.

DJI Dock 2

DJI Dock 2 features a space efficient and smaller body, is more capable with a drone specifically designed to be operated out of a dock. Dock 2 has an IP55 rating, a maximum operational range of 10km, an environmental monitoring system.

Dock 2’s volume has been reduced by 75% along with a 68% reduction in weight at just 34kg without a drone. Both make it easier for the DJI Dock 2 to be relocated and tested in multiple locations.

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DJI Dock 2 features a built-in backup battery providing an additional 5 hours in the event of a power loss or operating in a remote location. DJI has designed the dock to have a six-month maintenance interval, reducing costs and improving uptime.

DJI Matrice 3D

Along with the Dock 2, DJI has released the DJI Matrice 3D and Matrice 3DT. The Matrice 3D series is DJI’s first drone designed specifically to be used with a dock. Matrice 3D/DT have a 50-minute battery life, six-way obstacle avoidance, a maximum operating range of 10km with a battery that’s rated for 400 cycles.

A RTK module is built in to both the drones and has an accuracy of ±3 cm.

Matrice 3D 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.

If these two payloads sound familiar, it’s because they have been taken from the Mavic 3 Enterprise and Mavic 3 Thermal.

DJI Dock 2 pricing and availability

DJI Dock 2 comes in two variants, a variant with the Matrice 3D starting at ¥69,999 ($9,613.66) and a variant with the Matrice 3DT for ¥77,999 ($10,712.38). With import, tax, and shipping costs these dollar values are expected to be higher once available in other countries.

Dock 2 is currently only available in China but has now officially launched across the globe.

DJI Dock 2 specifications

Total weight exluding drone34kg
DimensionsHatch cover open: length 1228 mm, width 583 mm, height 412 mm

Hatch 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, L2
BeiDou2: B1l, B2l, B3l
BeiDou3: B1l, B3l
Galileo: 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 power2.4 GHz: < 33 dBm (FCC); < 20 dBm (CE/SRRC/MIC)
5.8 GHz: < 33 dBm (FCC); < 14 dBm (CE); < 23 dBm (SRRC)
AirconditioningTEC air conditioner at 28 volts DC
Backup battery12Ah, 12-volt lead-acid battery
Backup battery life5 hours
Network connectivity1GB ethernet, 4G
SensorsWind speed
Ambient temperature
Water immersion
Cabin temperature
Cabin humidity
Security camera2x 1080p 151° camera with spotlight. 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 61643-1

Ethernet: 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 2

DJI Matrice 3D specifications

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 take-off and landing: 8 m/s
Max take-off altitude2500 metres
Max flight time50 minutes
Max operational range10km