DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced: Building on Success
Over the last few years, particularly in the United States, DJI drones have received some bad press over potential security issues.
After the United States Department of Defense banned the use of DJI drones in government fleets, professionals began looking for alternative suppliers.
Initiatives, such as the Blue sUAS program, helped give rise to several domestic UAV manufacturers. While the jury is still out on whether or not the risks to government security are valid, shying away from DJI and others for this reason, isn’t necessary for the average user.
It all depends on what applications you plan to use the drone for.
As long as you’re not using your drone for government projects or similar sensitive applications, DJI’s drones remain an excellent option. DJI’s fleet of products offers several high-quality drones for commercial and enterprise applications.
One, in particular, stands out for a wide range of commercial applications: DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced.
If you’ve followed their product line, you’re probably familiar with the DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced’s predecessor, the Mavic 2 Enterprise. Unveiled in late 2018, the original was a very innovative platform.
DJI’s latest model builds on the success of original, and began shipping to customers during Q1 of 2021.
If you’re looking for a commercial or enterprise drone, it’s time to take a look at its impressive abilities.
Users of DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced love some of the standout features, like its dual RGB and thermal camera. The standard camera captures 48MP images, 4K video at 30fps, and has a remarkable 32X zoom.
Typically, on small, portable drones, the thermal camera’s resolution is low. However, this isn’t the case for the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced.
The original Mavic 2 Enterprise had a thermal camera resolution of only 160X120. Essentially, it’s only useful for minimal or entry-level applications.
But the new, improved system on the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced boasts an impressive resolution of 640X512 @ 30Hz.
Even better, the thermal camera is radiometric, allowing for a superb post-production analysis of the data collected. Many of the applications, such as industrial inspections, which the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced’s predecessor could not handle, are now well within the drone’s capabilities.
Flight Capabilities of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
In a well-executed blend of design and engineering, both the aircraft and remote work to provide a seamless platform for the optics payload.
The drone itself is full of specifications and capabilities all professional pilots will respect. DJI designed the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced as a folding drone, with a takeoff weight of only 909g (approx. 1 lb).
With a max speed around 72kph (45 mph), this drone gets where it needs to go, and in a hurry! With speeds like that, it makes full use of its omnidirectional obstacle-avoidance system, keeping the drone safe, even at top speed.
The drone’s max ceiling of 6000m (or 3.7 mi) means it reaches any height you’ll need it to.
For positional accuracy, this sleek UAV is equipped with both GPS and GLONASS, making it reliable worldwide.
With a DJI smart controller capable of transmitting HD at ranges of up to 10km (6mi), self-heating batteries that last around 30 mins, and a 24GB internal storage, this is a complete package for professional pilots.
The DJI app is loved by nearly every pilot who flies it, author included.
The user interface is easy to learn, and places all the tools you’ll ever need right at your fingertips.
For example, one major improvement on the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is the split-screen function, allowing the drone to capture RGB and thermal imaging simultaneously.
DJI’s dual-vision allows the screen to show both images at the same time. This is an excellent tool during thermal inspections, significantly improving the effectiveness of your flight.
Finally, this drone has several accessories that can be attached to the top of the fuselage.
For those looking to conduct surveys, there is a Real-Time Kinetic module, which supports NTRIP. What does that mean for you, the user? It means it’s capable of producing centimeter-level positioning accuracy.
Three attachments from the model’s predecessor are also available: a beacon, spotlight, and speaker.
The beacon is great for locating the drone in dark conditions, and helps meet legal requirements for positional lighting.
First responders, especially search and rescue personnel, love the spotlight and speaker for finding lost individuals. The speaker comes with multiple voice recordings and can play sound clips on a loop.
This lets rescuers speak to lost persons or search teams, making the operation much more efficient.
The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is a superb platform for professionals and is available at a price point of $6,500.
It’s fast, lightweight, and capable of incredibly accurate surveys.
With a dual optical payload and a thermal imaging system that gathers critical radiometric data, it’s perfect for industrial use. Combine that with its numerous attachments to aid in complex missions, and best-in-class hardware and software design, and the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is the perfect platform for anyone outside of government agencies.
So, is the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced right for you? How do you get started? Do you hire out or bring your drone program in-house?
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