DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Professional Octocopter with Gimbal for GH3

DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Professional Octocopter with Gimbal for GH3

DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Professional Octocopter with Gimbal for GH3

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Product Highlights

  • Zenmuse Z15-GH3 3-Axis Gimbal
  • Gimbal Stabilizes Camera
  • DJI A2 Flight Control System
  • Collapsible Frame and Folding Props
  • Up to 24 Pound Take-Off Weight
  • Up 15 Minutes Flying at 15,000mAh
  • Low Gimbal Mounting with Dampening
  • Retractable Landing Gear
  • 2.4 GHz DR16 Radio Receiver
  • One-Motor Failure Survivability
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

DJI S1000 overview

  • 1Description

The Spreading Wings S1000 Professional Octocopter with Gimbal for GH3 is a bundle from DJI that features the S1000 Octocopter and the Zenmuse Z15-GH3 3-axis gimbal for a Panasonic GH3 camera. The S1000 is a collapsible, eight-propeller RC helicopter designed to carry a DSLR or similar-sized camera. The aircraft is intended to serve as a platform that, combined with the gimbal, allows professional videographers and photographers to add dynamic aerial shots to their productions.

It features the DJI A2 flight control system, a collection of hardware components that control mixing, regulate power, provide sensor data, and include a 2.4 GHz DR16 receiver. The flight control system features attitude and GPS attitude flight modes, offering the pilot varying degrees of autopilot intervention depending on skill level and preference. In GPS mode it is possible to hover in a fixed position, which is ideal for capturing static video shots. In attitude mode, the flight controller will use IMU data to keep the aircraft stable, but when hovering it may drift due to inertia or wind currents. The A2 also features return to home, Intelligent Orientation Control, and other features made possible thanks to computerized, GPU-based flight control. The built-in receiver is compatible with Futaba FASST series and DJI DESST series transmitters (radio controllers). Third-party receivers are also supported.

For stabilizing and moving a camera in flight, this bundle features the Zenmuse Z15-GH3 3-axis gimbal. The airframe features a dampened gimbal mounting bracket with a low mounting position. Additionally, the landing gear can be raised, allowing an unobstructed 360° of visibility. At the moment the gimbal is calibrated for used with the Oympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f.2.0 lens, however support for additional lenses will be added in the future.

The S1000 is designed to use 6S lithium-polymer batteries. It will support capacities between 10,000 and 20,000mAh, and requires a discharge rate of at least 15C. With a 15,000mAh battery and a take-off weight of 21 pounds, it is estimated to fly approximately 15 minutes.

Note: Assembly is required, and the installation of the flight control system requires soldering.

Zenmuse Z15-GH3 3-Axis Gimbal

    The Zenmuse Z15-GH3 is a 3-axis gimbal that provides stabilization and control over camera movement for the Panasonic GH3 mirrorless camera. All the wires for power and video signal pass through the tubes of the Gimbal, allowing each axis to rotate without limitation. The Yaw and Pitch control can achieve a full ±360° rotation, and the Roll control can achieve up to ±40°. Additionally, the gimbal features a precision control of ±0.01° making very precise camera movements possible
    Three Working Modes
    The Zenmuse Z15-GH3 features the following three modes:
    • Orientation-locked control
    • Non orientation-locked control
    • FPV mode


    Take-Off Weight and Flying Time
    Weighing approximately 9.3 pounds, the S1000 is able to support a take-off weight of up to 24 pounds. This means it can handle camera payloads up to the approximate size of a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. With a 21 pound take-off weight and a 15,000mAh battery it features an estimated flying time of approximately 15 minutes
    Propulsion System
    At the end of each prop arm is a 40A electronic speed controller (ESC). When combined with its 4114 pro motor and high performance 1552 folding propellers, it is capable of a maximum thrust of 5.5 pounds

    Camera Mounting

    Low Gimbal Mounting Position
    The S1000 supports all of DJI's Zenmuse Z15 series gimbals for camera stabilization and control. The frame keeps the gimbal low, using a specially designed bracket. Additionally, the landing gear retract in flight so that full camera panning is possible
    Damping Design
    The gimbal and battery are mounted on the same bracket, with dampers placed between the bracket and the frame. This is designed to significantly reduce high-frequency vibrations to help make shots clearer and sharper. The battery tray's position also makes it more stable and accessible for mounting and dismounting

    A2 Flight Control System

      This version of the S1000 Octocopter features the DJI A2 flight control system. This system includes the main controller, IMU, GPS, PMU, and Bluetooth LED indicator

      Main Controller
      The aircraft's equivalent of a CPU. The main controller takes pilot input and, factoring in data from the IMU, GPU, and other sources, instructs the ESCs at the motors. In addition, the A2 main controller incorporates a 2.4 GHz DR16 receiver which is compatible with Futaba FASST series and DJI DESST series transmitters (radio controllers). To connect peripherals, the main unit features a CAN-bus terminal with 12 output channels

      The IMU, or inertial measurement unit, is the primary source of information used by the flight controller so that the aircraft can maintain a stable flying condition. It uses a combination of accelerometers and gyros to collect this data

      The GPS allows the S1000 to keep track of where it is in two-dimensional flight. This enables various types of assisted flying not otherwise possible, such as keeping the aircraft in a fixed hover while shooting video. A high gain antenna mounts on the end of a stock installed on top of the frame

      The power management unit (PMU) regulates power being fed to the flight controller and other components. It features voltage detection and alarming, and had an extendable CAN-bus port

      LED Bluetooth Indicator
      The LED-BTU-I module provides a USB and Bluetooth connectivity required so you can adjust various flight control parameters using a computer or mobile device. Bluetooth wireless communications can be extend using the 2.4G Bluetooth Datalink, which relays Bluetooth data over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for use with the iPad Ground Station, a waypoint-based autopilot mapping system
    Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
    On multi-rotor aircraft-- as with airplanes--pressing "forward" on the transmitter (radio controller) moves the nose forward. However, because multi-rotors are largely symmetrical, it can be easy to lose track of which way the nose is pointing, causing the controls to become counter-intuitive. To avoid this, IOC--when enabled using the assistant software--defines movement relative to the pilot so that, for example, pressing forward will always result in the aircraft moving forward from the pilot's perspective
    Point of Interest (POI)
    When the GPS signal is good, users can record the current position of the aircraft as a point of interest by a preset switch on the transmitter (radio controller). The aircraft can achieve a circling flight around the point of interest with the nose pointing at the POI in an area of 16.4 to 1,640' radius, when the roll command is given. This function is ideal for shooting of a fixed or stationary object, creating an aerial tracking shot
    Intelligent Landing Gear Function
    Once you enable the Intelligent Landing Gear function in the assistant software, the landing gear will default at the lower position when the aircraft is on the ground. The system will also lower the landing gear in an emergency, the event of motor failure, or on auto landing, to protect the aircraft and gimbal. You can lower or retract the landing gear using a switch when the aircraft's altitude is over 16.4' from the ground
    Return to Home Failsafe
    Assuming the GPS has been properly calibrated and enough satellites are available, the aircraft will automatically return to its home point in the event contact with the transmitter (radio controller) is ever lost

    It is also possible to assign a button using the assistant software that, when pressed, will cause the aircraft to automatically return to the home point
    One-Motor Fail Protection
    Available when the aircraft is in attitude or GPS attitude mode. In the event one motor fails the aircraft can maintain a stable flying condition, enough that it can safely be brought back home and landed
    Other Functions
    • 2-axis gimbal support
    • Low voltage protection
    • External receiver support
    • Audible alarm
    • 4 x Configurable outputs

    Airframe Design

    Foldable Propellers and Collapsible Frame
    All eight arms can be completely folded down and the 1552 folding propeller can be tucked away, minimizing the S1000's size for transportation. To fly, simply lift the frame arms up, lock them in place with the red clips, and power up the system
    Efficient V-Type Mixer
    The mixer in the S1000 is designed to provide large amounts of propulsion while maintaining power efficiency. Acting in tandem with the flight control system, it will work to keep the aircraft stable and flying even after the loss of a rotor. Integrated into the center frame is a power distribution system using DJI's proprietary coaxial cable connector

    The mixer is designed to be easier to install or replace by eliminating the need for soldering. All frame arms as well as the retractable landing gear are made from carbon fiber, to help ensure a low weight profile and high structural stability
    Inclined Prop Arm
    Each prop arm features 8° inversion and a 3° inclination, making the aircraft more stable when rolling and pitching, and at the same time more flexible when rotating
    Sparkproof Plug
    The main power cord uses an AS150 sparkproof plug for positive and a XT150 plug for negative to prevent accidentally mixing up polarities, and preventing short circuits that could damage sensitive electronics
    In the Box
    DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Professional Octocopter with Gimbal for GH3
  • A2 Flight Control System
  • Zenmuse Z15-GH3 Gimbal
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on ESC and MC; Limited 6-Month Warranty on GPS, IMU, and Motors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Zenmuse Z15-GH3 Gimbal
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    • 1Description

    DJI S1000 specs

    Supported Camera Panasonic GH3
    Supported Lens Oympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f.2.0
    Control Requirements At least four spare receiver channels
    Software Requirements For Assistant Software: Windows 8, 7, XP SP3 -- 32 or 64-bit
    Working Current Static Current: 200 mA at 25 V
    Dynamic Current: 400 mA at 25 V
    Locked-Rotor Current: 4 A at 25 V
    GCU BEC Output 10 A at 12 V
    Transmit Power GCU Wireless Video Transmission: 1 A at 12 V
    Controlled Angle Accuracy ±0.01°
    Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed Pan Axis: ±130°/s
    Tilt Axis: ±130°/s
    Roll Axis ±30°/s
    Rotation Pan Axis Control: ±360° Tilt Axis Control: ±360° Roll Axis Control: ±40°
    Power Requirements GCU: 4S to 12 S lithium polymer (LiPo)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
    Dimensions GCU: 2.5 x 1.4 x 0.8" (64.2 x 34.1 x 19.5 mm)
    Weight Gimbal: 2.7 lb (1.2 kg)
    GCU: 2.2 oz (63 g)
    Flight Controller
    Model DJI A2
    Supported ESC Output 400 Hz refresh frequency
    Supported Transmitters With Built-in Receiver: Futaba FASST series and DJI DESST series
    Supported External Receivers Futaba S-Bus, S-Bus2, DSM2
    Other DJI Products Supported Z15, H3-2D, iOSD, 2.4G Bluetooth Data Link, and S800 EVO
    Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) Vertical: ±1.6' / 0.5 m
    Horizontal: ±4.9' / 1.5 m
    Maximum Wind Resistance < 26.2 fps (8 m/s) / 17.9 mph (28.8 km/h)
    Maximum Yaw Angular Velocity 150 deg/s
    Maximum Tilt Angle 35°
    Ascent/Descent ±19.7 fps / 6 m/s
    Power Requirements Maximum: 5 W
    Typical: 0.3 A at 12.5 V
    System Requirements Assistant Software: Windows 8, 7, or XP SP3 -- 32 or 64-bit
    Operating Temperature 23 to 140°F / -5 to 60°C
    Dimensions Flight Controller: 2.1 x 1.5 x 0.6" / 54 x 39 x 14.9 mm
    IMU: 1.6 x 1.2 x 1" / 41.3 x 30.5 x 26.3 mm
    GPS-Compass Pro: 2.4" (diameter) x 0.6" / 62 mm (diameter) x 14.3 mm
    LED-BTU-I: 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.3" / 30 x 30 x 7.9 mm
    PMU: 39.5mm x 27.6mm x 9.8mm
    Weight Overall: 7.9 oz / 224 g
    Frame Arm Weight 11.5 oz / 325 g
    Center Frame Diameter 13.3" / 337.5 mm
    Center Frame Weight With Landing Gear Mounting Base and Servos: 46.9 oz / 1,330 g
    Landing Gear Dimensions L x W x H: 18.1 x 20.1 x 12" / 460 x 511 x 305 mm
    Top Width: 6.1" / 155 mm
    Stator Size 41 x 14 mm
    Motor Velocity Constant Kv: 400 rpm/V
    Maximum Power Consumption 500 W
    Weight With Cooling Fan: 5.6 oz / 158 g
    Material High strength performance engineered plastics
    Dimensions 15 x 5.2" / 381 x 132 mm
    Weight 0.5 oz / 13 g
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    Take-Off Weight 13.3 to 24.2 lb / 6 to 11 Kg
    Total Weight 9.3 lb / 4.2 Kg
    Battery Requirements Lithium-polymer (LiPo)
    10,000 to 20,000 mAh
    15C or more
    Maximum Power Consumption 4,000 W
    Hover Power Consumption 1500 W -- at (9.5 Kg) takeoff weight
    Hover Time 15 minutes -- with 15,000 mAh and (9.5 Kg) takeoff weight
    Operating Temperature 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 20.5 x 18.0"

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