DJI Spreading Wings S900 with Zenmuse Z15 Gimbal
With an 18-pound total take-off weight, the Spreading Wings S900 Hexcopter is optimized to be an aerial platform for a "mirrorless" camera. It is available bundled with several versions of the Zenmuse Z15 3-axis gimbal, each version designed for a specific camera-and-lens combination. At the moment, there is a version for the Panasonic GH3 and GH4, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and the Sony NEX-7. The gimbal is removable, and can be replaced down the road to accommodate a different camera.
Apart from the bundled gimbal, there are two flight-control options available, pre-installed: the A2 and the WooKong-M. Both feature staple DJI features, including Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC), Point of Interest (POI), Auto Go Home, and one-motor failure protection. They are also both compatible with the iPad Ground Station System, an autopilot mapping solution based on waypoint navigation. Distinguishing the two, the A2 also works with Lightbridge all-in-one iOSD, FPV monitoring, and control solution, and is for transmitters (radio controllers) that belong to the Futaba FASST Series or DJI DESST Series. The WooKong-M, on the other hand, supports a wide range of PCM or 2.4 GHz transmitters with at least seven channels.
Like the larger S1000, the S900 features retractable landing gear and a low-mounted gimbal, allowing the camera to pan a full 360 degrees unobstructed. For storage and transport, the prop arms fold down and the props split in half. When used with a 6S 12,000 mAh battery, available separately, and a 15-pound payload, the S900 is able to fly for up to 18 minutes.