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The Freefly ALTA 8 expands the capabilities of the ALTA line of multi-rotors for our most demanding customers who want to carry the largest cinema payloads on the market. Unpack and be ready to shoot in under five minutes thanks to quick release top and bottom trays, swan-neck carbon booms and proprietary carbon propellers.
Confidently fly professional payloads weighing up to 20-pounds knowing that you are guided by our industry-leading SYNAPSE Flight Controller.* Capture cinematic aerial shots from any perspective with the ability to mount the MōVI on top.
Take your productions to the next level with the ALTA 8 and tackle each challenge you face as an aerial cinematographer head-on.
The ALTA 8 UAV comes fully assembled and includes all the necessary tools and accessories you will need to mount a MōVI and get it flying. The standard ALTA drone ships with a Quick Release Top Handle, Inverted Landing Gear, FPV mount plate, cables to connect your personal receivers and/or FPV system, and mechanical tools to disassemble & inspect your UAV.
Please Note: The standard ALTA 8 drone configuration does not include a MōVI, batteries, a transmitter, receivers, the Aero Landing Gear (lower landing gear for flying a MōVI in the bottom mount configuration, pictured), or an FPV system.
|Unfolded Diameter (does not include Props)||1325 mm|
|Folded Diameter (does not include Props)||660 mm|
|Height to base of Toad In The Hole (TITH)||263 mm|
|Number of Motors||8|
|Motor Type||Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner|
|Motor Make and Model||Freefly F45|
|Motor Max Continuous Power Output||350 W|
|Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power Output||950 W|
|Max RPM (flat rated)||6300 RPM|
|Electronic Speed Controller||Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC|
|Make and Model||Freefly ALTA Propeller|
|Material||Carbon fiber with balsa core|
|Propeller Orientation||(4) CW and (4) CCW Props|
|Propeller Type||18 x 6 Folding|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||6S / 22.2V|
|Maximum Battery Size||240 x 180 x 80 mm|
|Maximum Battery Quantity||2 Battery Packs (Parallel)|
|Minimum Battery Quantity||2 Battery Packs (Parallel)|
|Battery Connectors||2x EC5 (Parallel)|
|Required Minimum Battery Discharge Rating||250A / 500A Peak|
|Maximum Gross for Takeoff||18.1 kg (40.0 lbs)|
|Maximum Useful Load||12.0 kg (26.4 lbs)|
|Maximum Payload||9.1 kg (20.0 lbs)|
|Typical Standard Empty Weight||6.2 kg (13.6 lbs)|
|Model Name||Freefly SYNAPSE Flight Controller|
|Height Hold Mode|
|Supported Inputs||DSMX, DSM2, S.Bus, S.Bus2, PPM, FPV SD|
|Supported Radios||Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus2|
|DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)|
|PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner|
|Supported Radio Controller Telemetry Systems||Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port|
|Minimum Radio Controller Channels Required||5 or more|
|Supported GNSS||GPS, GLONASS, Galileo|
|Supported SBAS||QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS|
|First-Person View System Video Formats||NTSC, PAL|
|Supported First-Person View Transmitters||Skyzone|
|Supported First-Person View Cameras||Ready Made RC|
|First-Person View OSD Telemetry||User Configurable|
|Data Logging Rate||25 Hz|
|Lighting and Indication:|
|Status Light||1-Watt Red, 1-Watt White LED|
|Orientation Lights||3-Watt RGB LED|
|Orientation Light Colour||Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White|
|Vibration Isolation System||Silicone O-Rings|
|ISOLATION SYSTEM OPTIONS|
|1. Soft/Light Payloads Red O-Rings|
|2. Medium/Mid Payloads Teal O-Rings|
|3. Stiff/Heavy Payloads Black O-Rings|
|Mounting Locations||Bottom and Top Mount|
|Mounting System||Freefly Toad In The Hole (TITH) Quick Release|
|FPV Camera Mount||Between booms 8 & 1|
|FPV Transmitter Mount||Boom 2|
|Maximum RPM||6300 RPM|
|Maximum Battery Voltage||25.2 Volts|
|Maximum Average Battery Voltage||19.2 Volts|
|Environmental Limitations||Do not fly ALTA 8 in temperatures exceeding|
|45°C (113°F) or below -20°C(-4°F)|
|Flight Controller Limits:|
|Maximum Pitch/Roll Angle||45°|
|Maximum Yaw Rate||150° / second|
Each and every ALTA endures a barrage of component and system level tests designed to weed out items that do not meet our strict quality control levels. After passing this gauntlet of tests, each ALTA is test flown by a Freefly test pilot to ensure each ALTA flies as well as our personal machines.
Automatic Data Logging
ALTA 8 makes it easy to monitor and analyze the performance and 'health' of your machine using our propietary high speed data logging via micro SD card. This flight log gives pilots access to a wide range of helpful data. Additionally Freefy publishes the flight data viewer application that our Engineering team uses to analyze flight data to help give customers actionable insight to their machine.
We hear from customers each and every day that our Toad in the Hole quick release system has dramatically improved their speed and flexibility on set. We decided early that the ALTA would utilize the TITH quick release on both the top and bottom of the drone, allowing unparalleled speed, flexibility, and creativiy.
Freefly provides a professional level of communication and support for ALTA pilots in the field. In addition to our active Freefly Forum, we have dedicated pilots on the technical support team to help ensure your success. Freefly also issues service bulletins to pilots as we discover bugs, issues, or simply ways that we can help you be more successful.
The ALTA features a lightweight molded plastic enclosure to cover the flight control and power distribution board to protect them from the elements.
Receiver Mounting Bay
The ALTA 8 provides two fully enclosed receiver mounting bays to keep these sensitive components protected and dry.
Big Impact. Small Footprint.
The ALTA transforms from the world's most capable drone, to the most portable, in minutes thanks to its folding props, folding swan neck booms, and Toad in the Hole quick release system.
From case to filming in minutes
Designed to make your life as an elite aerial cinematographer easier, the ALTA arrives in a custom pelican case and is ready to unfold and fly.
The Freefly SYNAPSE combines high quality calibrated sensors with proprietary control algorithms to allow users to execute complex flight patterns with ease.
By using the latest in GPS technology and fusing that data with our IMU and Barometer, the ALTA is able to hold position even in difficult weather conditions. For our industrial users this gives the ability to execute complex flight paths while keeping pilot fatigue low.
The SYNAPSE features velocity control with an adjustable real time speed limit. This means pilots can alter the vertical and ground velocities to ensure precise and repeatable camera moves.
The SYNAPSE flight controller takes readings from accelerometers, barometer, and GPS and fuses them together to create high-bandwidth height control flight mode.
ALTA moves like no other drone
Freefly has been leading the industry in camera movement for over a decade. We learned early that a key ingredient to unforgettable shots is the ability to move the camera dynamically.
Built to Perform
Custom designed motors and motor drives strike a perfect balance between performance and efficiency and set the standard for heavy lift multi rotors. The ALTA airframe weighs only 10lbs, but carries a 15lb payload.
The ALTA utilizes sinusoidal drive motor controls with proprietary control algorithms developed by the Freefly engineering team. The motor drives are custom tuned to match the F45 and are optimized for speed, reliability, and robustness. The motor drives are constantly monitoring a variety of parameters and reporting status to the SYNAPSE.
The ALTA silent drive motor controls have incredible closed loop control of the propellers.