M300 RTK QuickMount GEN2 Instructions for RedEdge-MX and Altum

 

 

RedEdge-MX™ & Altum™

 DJI M300 RTK Quick Mount Gen. 2 

INTEGRATION GUIDE

 


 

Thank you for your purchase!  

These instructions show how to integrate the MicaSense RedEdge-MX and/or Altum with a DJI M300 RTK. It covers attaching mounting brackets included in the kit, powering the camera from the host system, and placement of the Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS2) unit.

This kit is also compatible with RedEdge-M, as long as you also have a DLS2.

What’s inside?  

  1. Quick Mount Gen 2 Adapter (Qty 1)
  2. 6-pin 60cm cable for DLS2 (Qty 2)
  3. Altum to Quick Mount cable (Qty 1)  [Use with Altum sensor]
  4. RedEdge-MX to Quick Mount cable (Qty 1) [Use with MX sensor]
  5. M3x0.5, 8mm BHCS Screws (Qty 2)
  6. M3x0.5, 10mm BHCS Screws (Qty 2)
  7. M2x0.4, 5mm SHCS screws (Qty 2)
  8. M2 Lock Washer (Qty 2)
  9. M2 Flat Washer (Qty 2)
  10. M3 Lock Washer (Qty 4)
  11. Spacer, 3mm (Qty 2)
  12. Spacer, 6mm (Qty 2)
  13. Loctite threadlocker (Qty 1)
  14. Zip Ties (Qty 5)
  15. Carbon fiber mount for DLS2 (Qty 2)

 

Images are not to scale

 

What’s Required? 

  • #1 Phillips Screwdriver
  • Cutting tool - such as scissors or diagonal cutter
  • 1.5 mm hex wrench
  • 2 mm hex wrench

 Let’s get started!

 

Warning: Installation of this kit into a drone should be done by an experienced person, in adherence with all recommendations and guidelines of the drone manufacturer. Before assembling this kit, ensure the drone is not powered, has the battery removed, and the rotor blades removed (if possible). Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury and/or damage to the Matrice, RedEdge-M/MX, or Altum.

 

Assembling the DLS2 mount

 

  1. Before you get started, it is recommended that you have a clear working surface where you won’t easily lose track of any small screws or washers that are essential to assembling this kit.

  2. Locate the carbon fiber mount, and line up the mounting hole on the bottom of your DLS2 unit with the holes on the top of the carbon fiber mount. Be sure the DLS2 connector port is oriented toward the “tab” of the mounting plate towards the nose of the aircraft. Refer to Fig. 1 below.

  3. Apply Loctite to the provided M2 X 5mm (Qty 2) screws and mount the DLS 2 unit on top of the carbon fiber plate using the M2 lock washer (Qty 2) and flat washers (Qty2). Make sure the DLS2 connector port is oriented toward the “tab” of the mounting plate.

  4. Now you can mount the assembly onto the drone itself. Place the assembled mount on top of the M300 RTK towards the nose of the aircraft. Notice that the surface is not flush, so you will need to use the appropriate spacers.

  5. Place the 3mm spacers directly between the M300’s body and the lower mounting plate located at each of the mounting holes. Apply Loctite to the M3 x 8mm screws (Qty 2), and use them to secure the back of the lower mounting plate to the drone.

  6. We’ll repeat the previous step for the front of the lower mounting plate. This time, we use the 6mm spacers and the M3 x 10mm screws (Qty 2) with Loctite.

  7. Use the included zip ties to ensure that the DLS2 cable is routed neatly and secured to the gimbal connectors at the bottom of the drone. A cutting tool should be used in order to cut off excess plastic from the zip ties. Be sure that the cable and zip ties are not blocking any cameras or sensors surrounding the drone.

    The finished assembly should look similar to Fig. 1 below.

 

 

 Warning: Before any flight, always be sure to check the DLS2 and any other mounted components are secure. Screws and cable ties can loosen over time due to wind and vibration during flights. The included Loctite threadlocker helps to avoid this, but it is not foolproof. Always do a pre-flight safety check!

 

Fig. 1: DLS 2 mounted on M300 RTK

Note: your rubber dampers may vary

 

  

RedEdge-MX Instructions

 

Attaching the RedEdge-MX and the Mount

 

  1. Locate the two M3 x 6 mm socket head cap screws, M3 lock washers, and Quick Mount Gen. 2 Adapter.  
  2. Using the counterbore screw holes, attach the mount to the back of the RedEdge-MX. Make sure the mount 8-pin camera port is located on the same side as the camera “PWR/TRG” port.
  3. Connect the provided Quick Mount Gen.2 RedEdge-MX cable to the RedEdge-MX “PWR/TRG” and “DLS” ports.

Quick Mount Gen 2 Adapter attached to RedEdge-MX

 

 

Attaching the RedEdge-MX and DLS 2 to the Matrice 

Once assembled, the Quick Mount Gen. 2 can quickly and easily be installed or removed from the Matrice. Power is provided by the Matrice via the Quick Mount Gen 2. 

  1. Attach the assembled Quick Mount Gen. 2 (with connected RedEdge-MX) to the drone using the DJI lock mechanism on the gimbal connector.
  2. Use the provided 6-pin 60cm cable to connect the DLS2 and the RedEdge-MX. Plug the DLS 2 cable from the DLS 2 port to the Quick Mount Gen. 2 “6-pin DLS” port.
  3. When attached, the camera will be tilted forward slightly to compensate for the tilt of the aircraft while flying.

 

 Warning: Failure to properly secure loose wires may lead to interference with the aircraft propellers. This may damage the drone, RedEdge-MX/Altum, or both.

 

 

Altum Instructions

 

 

Attaching the Altum and the Mount

 

  1. Locate the two M3 x 8 mm socket head cap screws, M3 lock washers, and Quick Mount Gen 2 Adapter.  
  2. Using the counterbore screw holes, attach the mount to the back of the Altum. Make sure the 8-pin camera port found on the Quick Mount is located on the same side as the camera “HOST” port.
  3. Connect the provided Altum Gen. 2 Quick Mount cable to the  “HOST” port found on the Altum camera and the Power/Trigger and Communication ports found on the Quick Mount.

Fully connected Quick Mount Gen. 2

 

Attaching the Altum and DLS 2 to the Matrice

 

Once assembled, the Quick Mount Gen. 2 can quickly and easily be installed or removed from the Matrice. Power is provided by the Matrice via the Quick Mount Gen 2.

 

  1. Attach the assembled Quick Mount Gen. 2 (with connected Altum) to the Matrice using the DJI lock mechanism on the drone.
  2. Plug the DLS 2 cable from the DLS 2 port to the Quick Mount Gen. 2 “6-pin DLS” port.
  3. When attached, the camera will be tilted forward slightly to compensate for the tilt of the aircraft while flying.

 

Warning: Failure to properly secure loose wires may lead to interference with the aircraft propellers. This may damage the camera, drone, or both.


 

 

Rev 01 – July 2020

P/N: 805-00079

Revision History

  

Revision

Description

Date

01

Initial Release

21 July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev 01 - July 2020

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