FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography

BH #FR9500030 • MFR #950-00030
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FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography
Key Features
  • Fold Up Design with Collapsible Props
  • Toad in the Hole Mount for MoVI Gimbals
  • Gimbal Top-Mounting Supported
  • Up to 15 lb Payload Capacity
ALTA 6 from Freefly is a hexa-rotor drone for aerial imaging that – when used in conjunction with a separately available MoVI gimbal – supports mounting the camera either below or above the airframe. This configuration flexibility makes shooting from virtually any angle possible, even with the camera pointed up. ALTA features a maximum payload of 15 lb, and is therefore suitable for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even compact cinema cameras (depending on lens weight and other variables). Equipped with Freefly's own flight control system, ALTA works with a range of transmitters, including many Futaba, Spektrum, and radios (see specifications for specific requirements). Flight modes provided include Manual, Height Hold, Climb Rate Control (Vario), Position Hold, Ground Speed Control, Return-To-Home, and Auto-land. For monitoring and first-person view, the flight controller works with FPV systems from Skyzone, BOSCAM, Immersion RC, and Fatshark. OSD display is user-configurable, and telemetry can data can also be displayed on compatible Futaba transmitters.
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FREEFLY Alta 6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 20
  • 3Performance
  • 4Synapse Intelligent Flight Control System
  • 5Works with MoVI Gimbals
  • 6Air System Design
  • 7Additional Features

ALTA 6 from Freefly is a hexa-rotor drone for aerial imaging that – when used in conjunction with a separately available MoVI gimbal – supports mounting the camera either below or above the airframe. This configuration flexibility makes shooting from virtually any angle possible, even with the camera pointed up. ALTA features a maximum payload of 15 lb, and is therefore suitable for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even compact cinema cameras (depending on lens weight and other variables). Equipped with Freefly's own flight control system, ALTA works with a range of transmitters, including many Futaba, Spektrum, and radios (see specifications for specific requirements). Flight modes provided include Manual, Height Hold, Climb Rate Control (Vario), Position Hold, Ground Speed Control, Return-To-Home, and Auto-land. For monitoring and first-person view, the flight controller works with FPV systems from Skyzone, BOSCAM, Immersion RC, and Fatshark. OSD display is user-configurable, and telemetry can data can also be displayed on compatible Futaba transmitters.

The ALTA includes a hard transit case. Additional item essential to get started include flight batteries and a charger, a transmitter (radio controller), and of course a MoVI gimbal and camera.

Fast Setup and Breakdown

The Freefly ALTA features a robust standard hard case that the aircraft folds up in and a packs away. Before each flight, simply unfold the prop arms and in insert the battery (available separately) – the props themselves unfold automatically as they spin up. No pre-flight assembly requiring tools is needed

Performance

Up to 15 lb Payload Capacity

Designed for today's growing crop of compact cinema cameras, the ALTA is suitable for models such as the RED Dragon, Sony F55, and ALEXA Mini. It also supports popular mirrorless and DSLR cameras widely used in video production or to take stills from the air

Synapse Intelligent Flight Control System

The Freefly Synapse flight control system combines gyros and other sensors with proprietary control algorithms to allow users to execute complex flight patterns with ease. It features an integrated on-screen display, high-bandwidth position control, live , and has been tested for years by the industry's best pilots

    Data Logging

    High speed data logging allows user analysis of critical flight data

    Works with MoVI Gimbals

    Top Mount Camera Option

    In addition to traditional bottom mounting, the ALTA supports mounting the gimbal on top of the aircraft. This enables capturing distinct camera angles from beneath an elevated subject

    Toad in the Hole Quick Release

    MoVI gimbals can be easily attached or removed using Freefly's Toad in the Hole mounting standard

    Air System Design

    Vibration Isolation System

    A refined vibration isolation system rejects high frequency disturbances adding further image stability on top of what the gimbal provides

    Lightweight Frame

    The frame has been engineered to provide the optimal strength-to-weight ratio, enabling its up to 15 lb payload capacity

    Weather-Resistant Electronics

    The internal distribution board is weather sealed and conformal coated. It features four 12V power leads for driving LEDs or other accessories, as well as integrated connections for FPV monitoring systems

    Silent Drive Technology

    Using sine wave drive motor controls with active braking, the ALTA features low noise and precise, efficient, closed loop control of the propeller

    Additional Features

    User-Definable LEDs

    Customize your ALTA's LED color scheme to suit your piloting preferences via the ALTA App

    FREEFLY Alta 6 Specs

    Performance
    WeightMaximum Gross Takeoff Weight: 29.9 lb / 13.6 kg
    Maximum Useful Load: 21 lb / 9.5 kg
    Maximum Payload: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Specific PowerTypical: 145 W/kg
    Thrust RatioAt Max Takeoff Weight: 2.0:1
    Frame
    Payload MountingMounting Locations: Bottom and top mount
    Mounting System: Freefly Toad In The Hole Quick Release
    Isolation SystemVibration Isolation System: Silicone O-rings

    Densities by Color
    Soft / Light Payloads: Red O-rings
    Medium / Mid Payloads: Teal O-rings
    Stiff / Heavy Payloads: Black O-rings
    Lighting and IndicationOrientation Lights: RGB LED's
    Orientation Light Locations: Outboard on boom ends
    Orientation Light Color: User definable
    Status Light: Rear-facing red/white LED
    Accessory Lighting Port: 12 VDC
    Accessory Lighting Port Location: Outboard on boom ends
    Motors
    ModelF45
    Type6 x Direct drive 3-phase PMAC outrunner
    Max Continuous Power Output350 W
    Max Instantaneous Peak Power950 W
    ESCFreefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC
    Flight Controller
    ModelFreefly Synapse Flight Controller
    ConnectivityInputs: Spektrum, S.Bus, PPM, FPV SD video

    Outputs: PWM, I2C, CAN, FPV SD video with OSD
    Flight ModesManual
    Height Hold
    Climb Rate Control (Vario)
    Position Hold
    Ground Speed Control
    Return-To-Home
    Auto-land
    Installed TransceiversWi-Fi
    Data Logging Rate25 Hz
    Receiver
    Supported RadiosFutaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
    DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
    PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner
    Telemetry
    Supported Telemetry SystemsFutaba with built-in voltage sensor port
    First-Person View OSD TelemetryUser configurable
    FPV and Monitoring
    Supported First-Person View SystemsSkyzone
    BOSCAM
    Immersion RC
    Fatshark
    Propellers
    Type6 x 18x6 folding
    Configuration3 x CW
    3 x CCW
    MaterialCarbon fiber with balsa core
    Flight Battery
    Voltage6S / 22.2 VDC
    Maximum Battery Size9.4 x 7.1 x 3.1" / 240 x 180 x 80 mm
    Maximum Battery Quantity2 x in parallel
    Connector2 x EC5 (parallel)
    General
    DimensionsUnfolded
    Length: 39.4" / 1000 mm
    Width: 45.1" / 1145 mm
    Height (base of TITH): 8.7" / 220 mm

    Folded
    20.9" / 532 mm
    20.3" / 515 mm
    8.7" / 220 mm
    WeightTypical Standard Empty Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight43.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29.8 x 28.4 x 17.4"
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