Update to M600 drone offers a range of improvements including flight times, loading and charging


The drone range from DJI has expanded further with the announcement of the new Matrice 600 Pro model – an update of the M600 drone that is said to offer improved flight performance, better loading capacity and an upgraded battery charging system.

In terms of flight performance it’s claimed that the drone has an extended flight time of up to 35 minutes (depending on the payload it is carrying) and it is said to have a transmission range of up to five kilometres. DJI’s E2000 Pro dustproof propulsion system helps to simplify maintenance and its active cooling motors ensure that operation is reliable for extended periods of time.

Payload and battery system
The M600 Pro supports a maximum rig payload of 6kgs, meaning it can carry a wide range of cameras, from Micro Four Thirds systems right up to the RED EPIC. The drone comes with an updated battery charging hub, enabling users to charge the six intelligent batteries at the same time and thereby reducing overall charging time.

The unit is compatible with the Zenmuse camera range from DJI, plus the company’s the Ronin-MX gimbal and DJI Focus. The M600 Pro has been optimised for transportation and comes with pre-installed arms and antennas. When folded up the platform is said to be smaller than the standard M600 drone.

Flight controller
The drone’s A3 Pro flight controller comes with triple modular redundancy and diagnostic algorithms that compare sensor data from three sets of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) units, which should help to enhance precision control while improving overall safety. Vibration damping balls have been added to the flight controller’s redundant IMU module and main controller, absorbing more shake and reducing more noise.

The compatibility with D-RTK GNSS means the A3 Pro can withstand magnetic interference and provides ‘centimetre-level accuracy’, a factor which potentially makes it suitable for industrial applications as well as creative film-making.

The M600 Pro supports the DJI GO app which means users can get a live HD view and check battery status, redundancy status and transmission strength directly from the app.

Find out more…
To discover more about the spec and technical details of the new M600 Pro drone from DJI just click here. To read The Video Mode’s special feature ‘7 reasons you should buy as drone’ just click here.