DJI Unveils Dock 2 and Matrice 3D Series

Explore DJI Dock 2 & Matrice 3D series: Advanced, compact drone tech with enhanced features. Available in China, global launch soon!

5 months ago   •   3 min read

By Alex
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DJI has recently lifted the curtain on their latest marvels: the DJI Dock 2 and the DJI Matrice 3D series. These state-of-the-art products are currently available exclusively in the Chinese market, accessible via DJI's China website. Let's dive into the specifics and see what these futuristic gadgets have in store.

DJI Dock 2: Compact Powerhouse

Key Features

  • Reduced Size & Weight: The DJI Dock 2 has been revamped with a 75% reduction in volume and a significant 68% drop in weight, now tipping the scales at just 34kg.
  • Enhanced Durability: It boasts an IP55 rating, ensuring robustness in various environments.
  • Operational Range: With a maximum range of 10km, it's set to revolutionize remote operations.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Keeping tabs on the surroundings is easier than ever.
  • Mobility: Its lightweight design makes relocation and testing across multiple sites a breeze.
  • Backup Battery: A built-in backup battery provides an extra 5 hours of juice, perfect for remote operations or power outages.
  • Maintenance: The six-month maintenance interval is a nod to cost-efficiency and improved uptime.

DJI Matrice 3D Series: Designed for the Dock

DJI Matrice 3D & 3DT

  • Battery Life: A hefty 50 minutes per charge.
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Six-way technology for safer flights.
  • Operating Range: Matches the Dock 2 with a 10km range.
  • RTK Module: Precise to within ±3 cm.
  • Imaging Tech: The 3D model features a 20MP wide-angle sensor, while the 3DT adds a 48MP sensor and a thermal camera.
  • Payloads from Mavic 3 Series: These sensors are reminiscent of the Mavic 3 Enterprise and Thermal, indicating DJI's commitment to cross-series synergy.

Pricing & Availability

  • Cost: Starts at ¥69,999 ($9,613.66) for the Matrice 3D variant and ¥77,999 ($10,712.38) for the 3DT model.
  • Geographic Availability: Initially only in China, but a global launch is anticipated within 6 months.

Full DJI Dock 2 Specifications:

  • Weight: 34kg (excluding drone).
  • Dimensions: Varies with the hatch position:
    • Hatch Open: 1228 mm (L) x 583 mm (W) x 412 mm (H).
    • Hatch Closed: 570 mm (L) x 583 mm (W) x 465 mm (H).
  • Input Voltage: 100V to 240V (AC), 50/60 Hz.
  • Input Power: Maximum 1000 watts.
  • Charging Output: 28 volts DC.
  • Charging Time: 20% to 90% in 32 minutes.
  • Working Temperature: -25°C to 45°C.
  • IP Rating: IP55.
  • Max Wind Speed for Landing: 8m/s.
  • Max Operating Altitude: 2500 meters.
  • RTK Base Station Frequency: Multiple frequencies including GPS, BeiDou2, BeiDou3, GLONASS, and Galileo.
  • RTK Base Station Accuracy: Horizontal: 1 cm + 1 ppm (RMS); Vertical: 2 cm + 1 ppm (RMS).
  • Image Transmission: O3 Enterprise Edition.
  • Antenna: Four antennas with intelligent switching capabilities.
  • Transmission Power: 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands with varying power levels.
  • Airconditioning: TEC air conditioner at 28 volts DC.
  • Backup Battery: 12Ah, 12-volt lead-acid battery, lasting up to 5 hours.
  • Network Connectivity: 1GB ethernet, 4G.
  • Sensors: Include wind speed, rain, ambient temperature, water immersion, cabin temperature, and humidity.
  • Security Cameras: 2x 1080p 151° cameras with spotlight.
  • Lightning Protection: Robust protection for both AC power and Ethernet connections.
  • Compatible Software: DJI Pilot 2, DJI FlightHub 2, DJI Cloud API.

Full DJI Matrice 3D / 3DT Specifications

  • Weight: 1410g.
  • Maximum Take-off Weight: 1610g.
  • Dimensions: 335 mm (L) x 398 mm (W) x 153 mm (H).
  • Max Ascent/Descent Speed: 6 m/s in normal mode, 8 m/s in sport mode.
  • Max Flight Speed: Varies in normal and sport modes, with maximum forward flight of 21 m/s in sports mode.
  • Max Wind Resistance: 12 m/s during operation and 8 m/s during takeoff and landing.
  • Max Take-off Altitude: 2500 meters.
  • Max Flight Time: 50 minutes.
  • Max Operational Range: 10km.
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Six-way technology for enhanced safety.
  • Imaging Tech: Features a 20MP wide-angle sensor (Matrice 3D) and additional thermal sensor in Matrice 3DT.


DJI's Dock 2 and Matrice 3D series represent a significant leap in drone technology, combining compact design with sophisticated features. While currently limited to China, these products are bound to make a global impact upon their worldwide release. Stay tuned for more updates, and prepare to witness the next era of drone innovation!

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