New DJI Matrice 600

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  1. Howard Dapp

    Howard Dapp Active Member

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    Game changer for sure...they'll eventually launch an 800 version I'm sure. I'm excited about all the redundancy features and D-RTK GNSS. The thought behind using 6 smaller batteries for travelling purposes is smart I think. It's actually very reasonably priced too.
    http://store.dji.com/product/matrice-600?from=store_index_banner
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  2. Howard Dapp

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    So, the Matrice uses 21x7" props which means its performance in wind is (most likely) not great.
     
  3. Howard Dapp

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    Can we edit the headline...the actual name is Matrice
     
  4. Thijm le Grand

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    Hmm. $159,- x6 = $954,- for 16min flight.
     

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  5. Howard Dapp

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    Well affordable just left the building! $954 x 8 flight runs = $7,632 + cost of Matrice. Seems to fall in line with Alta's pricing.
     
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    You also need at least 5 charges @ $499,-
     

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  7. Mike Reid

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    I was going to come post about the battery cost too, yeesh. If someone came out with a hack that could let us use the big lipos we already have it would make it much more appealing to me.

    I am tempted to get rid of my spare A2 and try out an A3 though, that seems very good.
     
  8. Gary Haynes

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    Starting to sound a bit like the marketing of razors and razor blades. Or as I tell business colleagues, if I ran a car rental company the cars would be free. We'd make it up in all of the add on fees and charges. Typical business trip the car itself is about 40% of the total bill. And that's if you don't take the insurance :)
     
  9. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    For me, the mental model is that of printer ink -- the most expensive everyday liquid on the planet!
    Oh, and the printer vendors ensure you have to use it to keep the nozzles on the printer unblocked. Nice scam. :mad:

    Andy.
     

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