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Advice on a suitable drone for medium heavy payload

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ice2kk, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. ice2kk

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    Hi,
    I am planning to build a drone for geophysical purposes. I need to mount a sensor on the drone. It is a magnetometer and it weighs 2 pounds.
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    I thought I can buy a quadcopter and fix the device on it. I need suggestions on the best model by DJI that can carry this payload. I need the drone to be on air for a considerate amount of time and has a good range of 2 to 5 km.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The Matrice 600 would be good but probably overkill for a 2 lb payload - it can carry 13 lbs.
    Buy Matrice 600 | DJI Store

    It's smaller brother the Matrice 100 would probably be more suitable.
    Buy Matrice 100 | DJI Store
    Either way, it isn't going to be cheap.
     
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    In that case, which other model do you suggest that can carry 2lb payload and has a good range and air time?
     
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    Why can he use a Phantom


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    Will be difficult to mount not to mention the 15min+ reduction in flight time and seriously compromised performance.
     
  7. TheLightSpeedz

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    Yeah... For $3k, would be worth a shot!


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