DJI's Matrice 100 combines the ease of use of a ready-to-fly quadcopter with the flexibility of a build-it-yourself model. Sporting an "X"-configuration design, the Matrice 100 acts as a platform for the separately available Zenmuse X3 4K camera and gimbal system or can be adapted to support compact third-party cameras such as GoPros. Stackable modular bays simplify adding components such as flight control extensions or a second battery, while the prop arms can be set a slight angle to increase torque.
The Matrice 100's N1 flight control system incorporates Lightbridge technology. This means, in addition to the included radio controller (transmitter), you can also a use a smart device to control the aircraft, view maps, and even see a live video feed if there is a camera installed (third-party camera also require the N1 Video Encoder, available separately). Besides Lightbridge, the DJI SDK enables developers to create totally custom software, ideal when using the platform for highly specialized applications.
In addition to the quadcopter, this ready-to-fly bundle includes a pre-bound controller (transmitter), one TB47D flight battery, a battery charger with AC cable, a mobile device holder, two expansion bays, a total of six props, as well as connection cables and miscellaneous parts.