When DJI first unveiled the DJI M200 Series – followed this year by the V2 edition – the Chinese manufacturer marketed the aircraft as the ultimate platform for aerial productivity, working as a solution for a variety of industrial applications. Reflecting on the DJI M210 – which has the ability to carry dual payloads, a maximum flight time of 38 minutes and a rugged IP43 rating – Ryan said: “We’ve found the M210 far more stable than any drone we’ve previously used. This means that we can work in high-wind conditions and achieve greater positional accuracies, then compared to any other types of drone. Ultimately, we can get more work done thanks to the M210! “The build quality is fantastic, it’s extremely roughed and light-weight. The trusty DJI interface is incredibly easy-to-use. The ability to add a gimbal to the top of the drone means that bridge inspections can be carried out with ease. The option to add new sensors and cameras will allow the UAV to remain relevant for years-to-come. Most importantly, DJI offer's an unrivalled warranty. For inspections, mapping/surveying, the DJI M210 RTK is our go-to drone, because it is easy to fly and it is more reliable than any drone we’ve used before – which means we can collect better quality data quickly!” Those are the thoughts of Ryan Cant, Founder at AirWrx, as he reflects on his company’s dynamic workflows and growing UAV offering. The M200's are stocked by DJI Gold Partner and award-winning enterprise dealer, AirWrx. Request a quote today!
The Z30, XT2, and X7 Blows Clients Away
One of the major advantages of using the DJI M200 Series is the ability to integrate top-class payloads which can transform any aerial mission. Sensors compatible with the M200 Series include the Z30 zoom camera, which boasts a 30x zoom; the sophisticated thermal XT2; and the cinematic X5S, plus the X7; as well as third-party payloads.
AirWrx equips its M210s with the Z30 or/and the X5S and the results speak for themselves – enhancing workflows, improving data collection and wowing customers. Ryan said: “We have a programme for a governmental department where we provide aerial mapping using the M210 RTK. “The X7 camera means that we can be really flexible about where we fly from and are able to work around potential access issues. The sensor size of the X7 is incredible and always blows clients away. The images come from a full-frame sensor (35mm) with 24Mpx. Ryan said: “We use the X7 camera to take regular photos from the same spot on a construction site so that our client can show their client the progress of work over a two-year period.”
Transforming Work With Drones
When it comes to using UAVs, AirWrx message is clear. We want to change the way that drones are used by focusing not on the technology itself, but how the technology can be adapted to the benefit of people and organizational work-flows. The key word here is work-flow. And when it comes to drones, there are many benefits over traditional methods, including enhanced safety, improved data capture, and rapid results.
Take inspection, for example. Ryan says: “Inspecting infrastructure with a drone takes much less time and is so much safer than the traditional method of climbing ladders or lattice towers. Roof inspections with drones can be done swiftly and can help to spot challenges that might cause problems for the client. “A lot of the work we do is routine planned maintenance – uploading photos to the cloud for them to be checked remotely
makes this process quick and easy for our clients.”
AirWrx also specializes in surveying and creates 3D models. Ryan said: “Using the M210 RTK aircraft increases our accuracy when carrying out topographical surveys and the point clouds we’ve produced from our 3D models as a result have been amazing."
Using remote aerial systems for aerial 3D surveys has many benefits compared to traditional ground-based survey methods and practices. This includes:
Speed: Drones can cover a larger area in a fraction of the time of ground-based surveys.
Efficiency: The data can be captured in detail once and then analysed and reviewed infinitely.
Comparable: Using automated flight systems, the exact same data can be captured again in the future and compared.
Measurable: The models can be accurate down to centimetres and measurements such as distance or volume can be generated.
Safer: Aerial systems make accessing inaccessible or dangerous places much safer with reduced risk.
Ryan said: “Using drones for surveying produces accurate, speedy results.
“Using traditional methods, measuring volumes can take time, topographical surveys can take more time and highways surveys can cause disruption and take time.
“But quantity surveying by drone can reduce the time and in some cases the inconvenience it takes to get the required results using traditional methods.”
AirWrx uses drones for other work, including thermal inspections; and environmental management.
Why Choose AirWrx?
For any great drone services provider, you need a great drone supplier/partner, and this is where AirWrx comes in. Founded in 2015, AirWrx has grown to become one of DJI’s largest and most trusted Canadian enterprise channel partner and is recognized as a Gold Partner, certifying our expert knowledge and services to enterprise customers. Clients of AirWrx include Environment Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Services, Chatham-Kent Police Services, Essex County Municipality, etc. As Canada's largest and most-established one-stop-shop drone provider, AirWrx also offers a DJI-accredited repair centre and R&D lab. On top of this, we are a renowned training provider, running industry-leading Drone Flight School (DFS) and other training workshops such as the upcoming Emergency Drone Operators Training (E-DOT). AirWrx is a Transport Canada Compliant Drone Operator and has designed and performed closed training courses for a range of commercial clients including police services and other critical government departments. The plan is to expand our training offering across Canada, helping drone pilots achieve their qualification and improve their skills.