The mod­ern­iza­tion affect­ed not only unmanned aer­i­al vehi­cles, but pri­mar­i­ly their com­po­nents and con­trols. The DJI RC Plus remote con­troller is the lat­est device for auto­mat­ed flights and com­plex mis­sions in the air. More about it today in our review.

The quad­copter remote con­trol is the most impor­tant drone con­trol for nav­i­ga­tion, motion set­tings, shoot­ing modes, crash man­age­ment, and oth­er instruc­tions. Always, each drone is sup­plied to the user with a trans­mit­ter or a remote con­trol. The spe­cif­ic fea­tures of this device vary depend­ing on the drone you pur­chase, but each remote con­troller has basic func­tions: launch­ing and land­ing the drone, rota­tion around its axis, mov­ing back and forth, and oth­er basic set­tings for mov­ing in the air.

It is not unknown that, like drones, con­trol pan­els are cre­at­ed man­u­al­ly by radio elec­tron­ics enthu­si­asts and avid FPV play­ers. But you need to under­stand that those col­lect­ed “on the knee” often may not fit the needs of the major­i­ty. If the remote con­trol is too small or large, the response of the joy­sticks is too slow or fast, the screen with a poor qual­i­ty sen­sor, or with an incon­ve­nient smart­phone mount, then con­trol­ling the drone will turn into a tor­ment.
When it comes to using the UAV for more seri­ous pur­pos­es than FPV, or even more so in indus­tri­al sec­tors, the con­trol pan­el should be con­sid­ered a turnkey solu­tion. Ener­gy secu­ri­ty spe­cial­ists, sur­vey­ors or intel­li­gence offi­cers who decide to use drones for pro­duc­tion needs do not always have the time and oppor­tu­ni­ty to delve into man­u­als and buy remote con­trols, pay­loads or addi­tion­al acces­sories some­where on Ali. The client is offered to buy the entire set of equip­ment at once, which is ful­ly inte­grat­ed into the ecosys­tem and works flaw­less­ly.

DJI RC Plus Remote Control Features

The DJI Ecosystem

The leader of such solu­tions is the Chi­nese com­pa­ny DJI. They were the first to cre­ate a unique ecosys­tem where the end prod­uct is a com­plete unmanned solu­tion. Take, for exam­ple, the flag­ship of indus­tri­al mul­ti-rotor sys­tems — the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. Depend­ing on the goals and objec­tives, the air­craft can be sup­plied in var­i­ous con­fig­u­ra­tions. The range of indus­tries where the device can be used is lit­er­al­ly unlim­it­ed.

DJI RC Plus Remote Control Features

For exam­ple, for the inspec­tion of pow­er trans­mis­sion poles, where it is required to per­form the max­i­mum num­ber of long-dis­tance flights in one shift, you will need a cam­era with a good zoom, a ther­mal imager (for ther­mal imag­ing diag­nos­tics) and a large sup­ply of bat­ter­ies. In this case, a spe­cial­ist should also have an H20T ther­mal imag­ing cam­era (where a 23x opti­cal zoom, a wide-angle cam­era, a laser rangefind­er and a ther­mal imager are in one gim­bal), a PART06-BS60 charg­ing hub, from four to eight TB60 bat­ter­ies, two — Four DJI CrystalSky/Cendence WB37 remote con­trol bat­ter­ies and two DJI Matrice 300 Smart Con­troller Enter­prise (Part01) and (Part02). If nec­es­sary, this set can be equipped with a DJI D‑RTK mobile sta­tion, which will increase the shoot­ing accu­ra­cy to a cen­time­ter.

It is note­wor­thy that the DJI M300 RTK can be con­trolled from two remotes at once. This is extreme­ly con­ve­nient when you need to con­trol the copter and the gim­bal at the same time. Or, for exam­ple, when fly­ing over long dis­tances, one pilot can launch the drone, fly to a point at max­i­mum sig­nal range, and the next pilot will take con­trol and send the drone to the next mis­sion after replac­ing the bat­tery. Final­ly, it is a flex­i­ble solu­tion for work­ing in places with unsta­ble com­mu­ni­ca­tions and inter­fer­ence. And that’s not all the fea­tures of DJI’s Smart Con­troller. If you wish, you can dis­play a pic­ture from one remote con­trol on a large TV screen and the staff of the sit­u­a­tion­al cen­ter will watch such an unmanned inspec­tion online.

New DJI RC Plus controller

The DJI Smart Con­troller may seem like a dream for com­mer­cial use, but it still has a num­ber of draw­backs. For exam­ple, it is prac­ti­cal­ly not pro­tect­ed from rain, and the sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the sen­sor and the bright­ness of the dis­play are not as ide­al as we would like. The lat­est devel­op­ment from DJI is a prod­uct with the short name DJI RC Plus. First of all, this remote con­trol is designed for indus­tri­al drones, it is designed to great­ly sim­pli­fy the work with the UAV and pro­vide reli­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the drone.

DJI RC Plus was intro­duced simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with the new DJI Matrice 30 com­mer­cial plat­form. The new drone is more com­pact and has many fea­tures that the pre­vi­ous mod­el does not, how­ev­er, it is still not intend­ed to com­plete­ly replace the DJI M300 RTK flight plat­form. But now is not about that. We are more inter­est­ed in the new DJI RC Plus, which can work with both the new drone and the M300 RTK.

DJI RC Plus Remote Control Features


The first thing that catch­es your eye is a huge built-in 7‑inch dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 1920 × 1200 pix­els and a high bright­ness of 1200 nits. For com­par­i­son, the screen of the old DJI Matrice 300 Smart Con­troller is 5.5 inch­es and has a res­o­lu­tion of 1080.

DJI RC Plus Remote Control Features


Pre­vi­ous­ly, many users not­ed the lack of phys­i­cal con­trol but­tons. Yes, there seems to be a handy touch screen, but in an emer­gency, there is no time to rum­mage through the inter­face to find the right set­ting. In the new remote con­trol, there are more but­tons respon­si­ble for the main func­tions — as many as 6 pieces. Thus, hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly prac­ticed, you can lat­er switch modes auto­mat­i­cal­ly, even with­out look­ing at the con­troller. There are also more cus­tomiz­able but­tons that you can ful­ly cus­tomize to your needs.

Do not for­get that the con­troller has a large and extreme­ly sen­si­tive touch screen, where the main screen con­tains all the main modes and func­tions. This gives you the abil­i­ty to con­trol flight set­tings and cam­era modes with a sin­gle touch.

Remote protection

DJI RC Plus is designed to be used in bad weath­er. The sun does not always shine on the street, but you have to fly in any con­di­tions. More­over, most indus­tri­al drones can fly in rain and strong winds. But if the pre­vi­ous ver­sion was vul­ner­a­ble to water, then the DJI RC Plus has an IP54 rat­ing, which makes it water and dust resis­tant. The hot Aus­tralian cli­mate or the harsh con­di­tions of the Arc­tic are also not a hin­drance to him. It can oper­ate in the tem­per­a­ture range from ‑20°C to +50°C.

DJI RC Plus Remote Control Features

Offline work

Just like its pre­de­ces­sor, the new DJI RC Plus comes with an inter­nal and exter­nal bat­tery. This is nec­es­sary for the so-called hot-swap­pable bat­ter­ies. When the exter­nal bat­tery runs out, it can be replaced with a new one, with­out the need to com­plete­ly turn off the con­troller. This allows you to keep all set­tings and flight maps unchanged. In this mode, the remote con­trol can work up to 6 hours with­out recharg­ing.

Uninterrupted connection with the drone

With the Ocu­Sync 3 Enter­prise Advanced Image Trans­mis­sion Sys­tem, four anten­nas, and an option­al DJI 4G Cel­lu­lar mod­ule, you’re guar­an­teed smooth and sta­ble com­mu­ni­ca­tions even in chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ments.

DJI Pilot 2

The new remote is sharp­ened for new soft­ware. DJI Pilot 2 has an improved user inter­face with the most con­ve­nient con­trols and pilot sup­port dur­ing flight. The sup­port lies in the fact that the user receives rea­son­able advice from arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence on the remote con­trol screen with a min­i­mum delay, which can cal­cu­late many drone oper­a­tions in advance.

More news and use­ful infor­ma­tion can be found on our social media pages:

In con­tact with




The post DJI RC Plus Fea­tures appeared first on DJI Buy­er’s Guide.


By Yara