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DroMight™ Talon Payload Drop System for Matrice M300
The DroMight Talon is the ultimate drop system for the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. This modular system allows the operator to quickly install and uninstall the Talon drop system in less than 30 seconds. Using your Matrice 300 and smart controller you can remotely trigger a drop with ease by activating and deactivating the aircraft's strobe lights. There is no other payload drop system on the market that can compare to the DroMight Talon.
We've heard from countless drone pilots who fly drones for public safety agencies that they are not comfortable using the drop systems that are available in the market. In fact, a good number of them have held off on purchasing a payload drop system because they are concerned with safety and reliability. They've been wanting to use a payload drop system to help save lives but they are not comfortable deploying any of the devices that were in the marketplace prior to the DroMight™ drop system. What is it that they did not like about the drop systems available in the marketplace? We know that there are a lot of words on this page but we promise you that each word is worth reading. There is only one thing more important than purchasing a drone payload drop system for your public safety team and that is, buying the right payload drop system for your public safety team.
There were a few common problems that exist with all of the drop systems that came before the DroMight™ Talon drop system. For starters, some of the very low quality systems don't even connect to a hard-point on the aircraft. What is a hard-point you ask? Let's answer that question by looking at a simple example. Imagine that you want to tow a small trailer from the back of your car to a neighbor's house around the block. You don't have a trailer hitch on the back of your car so you open the trunk of your car and you tie a heavy rope to a small metal latch inside your trunk. You give the rope a few strong tugs and decide that it is strong enough to tow your trailer around the block to your neighbor's house. You begin the short drive around the block with the trailer in tow. A few seconds down the road you hear a loud thump and you notice in your rear-view mirror that the trailer is no longer connected to your car. The trailer veers off the road and comes to an abrupt stop after hitting a tree. You think to yourself, what happened? The answer is simple - you did not connect the trailer to a hard-point on your car. Several of the low quality drop systems made for drones connect to the bottom of the aircraft by fastening a few self-tapping screws into the aircraft's plastic body. These screws can easily pull out from the plastic under a load. What is the point of using a drop system if the system itself can drop off of the drone? If your drop system is not connected to a hard-point on the drone it is simply UNSAFE! Everyone knows that you should never purchase a drop system that is not properly secured to the aircraft at a hard-point connection.
There are quite a few additional problems with the other drop systems on the market. There are actually one or two drop systems in the market that require a separate controller to operate. These systems are a bit ridiculous and too complex to use. In order to drop the payload these poorly designed require that you have a second remote controller on hand. Picture this - you're a police officer and you're desperately trying to help a victim drifting off shore in a small row boat. The occupant of the boat has no life preserver and the water's currents are quickly pulling the boat and its passenger off shore. The officer attaches a life preserver to the drone's drop system and flies toward the row boat. The police officer hovers above the small boat and fumbles with a second controller as he attempts to drop the life preserver to the person in the boat. The wind is blowing and the police officer struggles to manage the drone's position while he juggles between two controllers. I think you can quickly see how bad this design is. We often wonder what the designer of this drop system was thinking? Never purchase a drop system that cannot be controlled using the aircrafts remote controller.
You're probably wondering to yourself, why would anyone make a drop system that does not connect to a hard-point and requires a second controller to operate it! Hold onto that thought as there are actually a few more things that are equally ridiculous about the other drop systems in the marketplace...and just like the problems discussed above, you should stay away from these drone payload drop systems too. The next problem that we will highlight is how the drone pilot triggers the payload drop system to drop the drone's payload. It seems so obvious that you should simply press a button on the drones controller to drop the payload, but believe it or not, these payload drop manufacturers can't seem to figure out how to trigger a drop by pressing a button on the controller. By now your wondering to yourself, if you don't press a button on the controller to drop the payload then how do you trigger the payload to drop? Because these other manufacturers don't know how to assign a button to drop the payload, they force you to go into the drones App (while in flight) and search through a complex menu system to either turn on the drone's external power source, or program and upload a profile while in flight. If these payload drop system manufactures would actually fly a drone for a few hours they would quickly realize how awkward, dangerous and irresponsible it is to be searching through a menu system while their drone is flying overhead. Now, try flying your drone and fumbling through your App's menu system while your heart is racing as you try to drop a life preserver at, or near, a drowning victim. Why in the world would anyone use a drone payload drop system in a real life emergency when they have to divert their attention away from the task at hand in order to search through an App's menu system to drop the payload? Never purchase a drone drop system that cannot be triggered by a button on the drone's controller.
The truth is that other than the DroMight™ Talon drop system, there is no drone payload drop system that you can purchase that solves all of the problems discussed thus far. The DroMight™ Talon is a true stand-out. It's hard to believe that there are even more problems with the other manufacturer's drop systems. Here is another problem that is inherent with most of the other drone payload drop system products in the market. They are all difficult to install and uninstall onto your drone. The other payload drop systems are hard to install and are rather large and clumsy. Their mounting brackets are designed to remain on the drone forever, which presents a few problems. Now anyone who uses a drone on a regular basis knows that a drone is like a Swiss army knife. Drone's are used for many different purposes. The payload drop feature is something that might not be used everyday but only when you need it; you want to deploy it quickly. Having said this, keeping a drop system permanently attached to your drone is what the other manufacturers require - and is rather inconvenient. Why is it inconvenient to keep the payload drop system installed all of the time? Well, there are a few reasons. First off, there is added weight that offsets flight time. Secondly, with the payload drop system's bracket installed on the aircraft, your drone might not fit into its storage case. Lastly, the mounting bracket can interfere with the aircraft's bottom sensors. While this is something that you must accept when using the payload system to save a life, it is not something that you should accept while using your drone for other purposes. Now that you know this, never purchase a drone drop system that cannot quickly, and completely, be removed from your drone.
Believe it or not there is still one more problem with all of the other drone payload drop systems. When you want to attach your payload to the drop system, other manufactures requires you to power up your drone, then power up the controller, and finally, navigate your way through the controller's App to open the payload's drop pin. Now that you have your payload inserted into the drop system, you must go back into your App and navigate your way again in order to close the pin in the drop system. How ridiculous is that? The DroMight™ Talon has a built in button on the bottom of the payload system that lets you load and unload your payload without having to access the controller . You simply press a button on the Talon, attach your payload and off you go. It's that easy. In fact, with the DroMight™ Talon drop system you don't even have to turn on your controller to load your payload. Picture this - you're working as a team and your pilot is holding the drone's controller. The drone is hundreds if not thousands of feet away from the pilot and the controller. A second team member walks over to the drone, presses the button on the drop system, and loads the payload without being anywhere near the controller or the pilot. That is teamwork if you ask me! In a real life situation where you are trying to save a life, public safety experts always operate in teams. Knowing this, never purchase a drone payload drop system where you cannot attach your payload without requiring access to the drone's controller.
I promised that there were no more flaws worth discussing in the competitors drop systems, but that depends on whether or not you consider overpaying for a product a flaw. The bizarre thing is that even with all of the problems discussed above, there are still a few manufacturers who dare to charge excessively for their products. In fact, there is at least one manufacturer that is more than two times the price of the DroMight™ Talon drop system. How about that, two times more expensive than a product that has none of the problems that exist in all of the competing products. There is at least one company that sells a drop system that is slightly less expensive but it attaches to the bottom of the drone by driving self-taping screws into the drone's plastic shell. This is not something you want at any price. Always demand the best, and never over pay for inferior products.
You've probably figured out by now that the DroMight™ Talon is not at all like the other drone payload drop systems in the market. Why would we point out all of the problems with the competing products unless the Talon was different. Well you would be right, the DroMight™ Talon drop system is a real stand-out product and solves all of the problems that we discussed above. Let's go one by one and show you how the DroMight™ Talon stands out over and over again and why you should purchase this system for your drone.