Help Resources for the Matrice 200/210

Use these resources to help the user mount the Harrier UAV Matrice 200 and 210 Launcher Bundle.

Download the Matrice 200/210 Bundle Quick Start Guide.

See Pack and Load the Harrier Launcher to install the parachute in the Harrier launcher.

See our guide to the SATS-MINI to understand how to use the automatic trigger system.

How to mount the Matrice 200/210 bundle:

1 — Referring to the photo above, the canister mount is slipped over the landing gear strut and strut clamps are tightened. Position the mount so the canister is next to the battery.  The position will depend on the battery size used.

2 — Additionally, in the photo above, note how the Spectra harnesses are hooked around the landing gear mounts.  These are routed to the back of the copter.

3 — The picture above shows how to route the harness to the back of the copter. Tape the harness to the copter so it does not lift up and tangle in the rotors. Even though the parachute is ejected from below the copter, routing the harness this way will generally cause the copter to land upright.

4 —  Use the quick link to connect the shock cord coming out of the launcher to the harness.

5 — NOTE: The Photo above shows the older Electronics Pack (EPACK) that has the Mayday ATS and the Nano receiver. This has been completely replaced by the SATS-MINI. The SATS-MINI will mount in the exact same place as the EPACK.

Use Velco to mount the SATS-MINI to the front of the battery pack. The SATS-MINI is shipped pre-calibrated with the antenna down.  If the antenna is in the way of a camera, you may need to mount the antenna up. In this case, you will need to recalibrate the SATS-MINI orientation. See the SATS-MINI help pages for instructions.

6 — Connect the Harrier Launcher servo wire to the open connector on the SATS-MINI Channel 1.

7 — We recommend ground testing your setup. See the SATS-MINI help page on how to can toggle the parachute channel. Should you have it, you may also use the Rescue Radio to eject the parachate.  

For the Matrice 200/210, the SATS-MINI is shipped pre-calibrated. If you need to change any setting or the calibration position, see the SATS-MINI help pages. 

Skycat Rescue Radio

The Skycat transmitter and receiver are shipped bre-bound. When bound, the transmitter module and the receiver on the SATS-MINI will both be green. If the light on the receiver is not green (and is therefore red), then the transmitter will not work.

An extra switch harness is shipped with the Skycat rescue radio.  You can complete the wiring so you have remote ejection switch you can place on the front of your transmitter.

The Rescue Radio Nano receiver mounts inside the SATS-MINI on its 3 pin header. The receiver uses the SATS-MINI Channel 4 to detect a 2000uS PWM pulse, and, when asserted by the Nano receiver, the parachute will eject. If you purchase the SATS-MINI with the Rescue Radio, the Nano receiver will arrive pre mounted in the SATS-MINI. In this case, the SATS default configuration is to use CH4 for the rescue radio PWM input.

Before you Fly

Turn on the SATS-MINI.  Make sure the SATS-MINI is armed. Press and hold the Mode button until the status LED blinks Red. Once armed, if you power cycle the SATS-MINI, it will still power up armed. Next, switch on the Skycat rescue radio and make sure it is bound. Pressing the release button on the transmitter will cause the SATS-MINI to release the parachute. To disarm, press and hold the mode button until the status LAD flashes Green.

Emergency Power Cut

Be sure to setup your Matrice copter options so you can initiate an emergency power cut. This is generally a combined stick function with both sticks down and in, or down and out. Verify that this is enabled. When the parachute ejects, the pilot will need to cut power. Because the harnesses and shock cord are made of Spectra line, the turning rotors should not be able to cut the lines regardless. Additionally, the parachute is ejected about 10 feet out well away from the copter so the rotors can not affect the parachute. Some DJI copters now automatically cut power if the orientation of the copter is not level for an extended period of time.

Automatic Flight Terminator 

We sell a device that will automatically stop the rotors in case of the parachute ejecting: Installing this device is very technical, and you may want to have a DJI service company do this. Here is a Google Photo Album of an installation into the Matrice 210 - Matrice 200 / 210 Flight Terminator Retrofit.

If you use the automatic flight terminator, plug the terminator into SATS-MINI Channel 1. Then plug the Harrier servo into Channel 2. Channel 2 is delayed 0.5 seconds to allow some time for the rotors to stop. 

NOTE: With the flight terminator installed, if you do not provide 5V to the flight terminator from the SATS-MINI, the Matrice rotors will not operate (the ESC signal is blocked). As such, it needs power all the time. If you want to remove the SATS-MINI but leave the Flight Terminator in place, you can plug the terminator into one of the Matrice aux ports to get 5V power. Make sure the port is not used for another purpose.

When the Parachute Ejects

If the parachute does eject once the copter lands, you can disconnect the parachute and carefully fold and roll it up with the line around it. Avoid tangles. The SATS-MINI is disarmed by pressing and holding the mode button until the status light turns Green.

Contact us if you have questions or require any help!