The Spreading Wings S1000 Premium Octocopter w/ Gimbal for Canon 5DII is a bundle from DJI that features the S1000 Premium Octocopter and the Zenmuse Z15-5D 3-axis gimbal that is specifically configured for the Canon 5D Mark II. The S1000 Premium 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 the camera in flight, this bundle features the Zenmuse Z15-5D, a 3-axis gimbal specifically for the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR. 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. For the moment the gimbal is calibrated specifically for use with the Canon EF 24 mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. However, support for addition lenses is expected to be added in the near future.
The S1000 Premium 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.