FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS with Futaba 14SGH Controller

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FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS with Futaba 14SGH Controller
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FREEFLY Alta 6 Overview

The FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS Bundle includes the ALTA 6 UAS and Futaba 14SGH 14-Channel 2.4 GHz Computer Radio System.

FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography

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.


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

    Glider Features

    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
    UPC: 780742994750

    Futaba 14SGH 14-Channel 2.4 GHz Computer Radio System

    The heli-optimized 14SGH 14-Channel 2.4 GHz Computer Radio System from Futaba is a transmitter (radio controller) that can be programmed to control a multitude of RC aircraft, including fixed-wind planes, helicopters and multi-rotors, and gilders. It can also be used with certain production equipment, such as video stabilizer gimbals, that have compatible receivers. The transmitter features 14-channels and supports receivers with the FASSTest, FASST, and S-FHSS protocols. The "H" in the model number indicates that the throttle gimbal is smooth rather than ratcheted, which is considered the preferred arrangement by many heli fliers.

    The programmable computer is able to store settings for up to 30 models internally, and this memory can be expanded using an SD or SDHC card up to 32GB in capacity. To access the menu to change settings or view data from the aircraft (where supported) there is a 1.8 x 3" back-lit LCD screen. The transmitter is configured for Mode 2. Mode two is the most common in the U.S., however users in other countries may be accustomed to a different Mode. In Mode 2, roll and pitch are controlled with the pilot's right hand while yaw and throttle are controlled with the pilot's left hand.

    Free user-updatable software - simply load the update on an SD card
    10-character user naming and 10-character model naming
    SensorTouch programming technology
    Rubber grips on the sides and back
    Eye-socket for lanyard designed to provide perfect balancing


    Left and right assignable slider switches
    Two assignable rotary knobs
    Six assignable three-position switches
    One assignable momentary two-position switch
    One assignable two-position switch
    Wide top switch spacing
    Adjustable stick tension
    Dual ball bearing gimbals
    Four vibration warning types
    Home/Exit; User Menu/Servo Monitor buttons
    Audio earphone jack for telemetry alarms
    User stick calibration
    Trainer system


    Servo speed adjust
    Five programmable mixes
    V-tail, Ailvator, winglet, motor mixing
    Trim mix
    Logic switch (condition switch only)
    Internal programmer for S.Bus servos
    Servo monitor (neutral and moving tests)
    Integral timer with two count up/countdown timers
    Quick model select function

    Airplane Features

    Flap setting menu
    Differential ailerons
    Five-point throttle and pitch curves
    Idle down


    • Seven different wing types
    • Three different tail types
    • Two different rudder types

    Supported Mixing:

    • Aileron to camber flap mixing
    • Aileron to brake flap mixing
    • Aileron to rudder mixing
    • Rudder to aileron mixing
    • Rudder to elevator mixing
    • Camber mixing
    • Elevator to camber mixing
    • Camber flap to elevator mixing
    • Snap roll mixing
    • Airbrake mixing
    • V-Tail mixing
    • Ailvator
    • Winglet
    • Motor mixing
    • Fuel mixture mixing
    • Gyro mixing

    Helicopter Features

    Six swash plate types
    Five-point throttle and pitch curves
    High/low pitch settings
    Throttle hold
    Swash AFR
    Swash settings: mixing rate, linkage compensation, and speed compensation
    Electronic swash ring
    Throttle cut

    Supported Mixing:

    • Swash mix
    • Throttle mix
    • Pitch to rudder mixing
    • Fuel mixture mixing
    • Gyro mixing with Flybarless support
    • Governor mixing (700 to 3500 rpm)

    Glider Features

    Flap setting menu
    Differential ailerons


    • 11 different wing types
    • Three different tail types
    • Two different rudder types

    Supported Mixing:

    • Aileron to camber flap mixing
    • Aileron to brake flap mixing
    • Aileron to rudder mixing
    • Rudder to aileron mixing
    • Rudder to elevator mixing
    • Camber mixing
    • Elevator to camber mixing
    • Camber flap to elevator mixing
    • Butterfly mixing
    • Butterfly to elevator mixing

    FREEFLY ALTA 6 UAS for Aerial Cinematography Specs

    WeightsMaximum 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
    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
    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
    Installed TransceiversWi-Fi
    Data Logging Rate25 Hz
    Supported RadiosFutaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
    DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
    PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner
    Supported Telemetry SystemsFutaba with built-in voltage sensor port
    First-Person View OSD TelemetryUser configurable
    FPV and Monitoring
    Supported First-Person View SystemsSkyzone
    Immersion RC
    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)
    Length: 39.4" / 1000 mm
    Width: 45.1" / 1145 mm
    Height (base of TITH): 8.7" / 220 mm

    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"

    Futaba 14SGH 14-Channel 2.4 GHz Computer Radio System Specs

    ModulationFASSTest, FASST, S-FHSS
    Band2.4 GHz
    Number of ChannelsProportional: 12
    Switched: 2
    Computer RadioYes
    Model Memory30
    NamingUser Naming: 10-character
    Model Naming: 10-character
    ProgrammingAirplane, helicopter, glider
    ModesModes 2
    Expansion StorageSD/SDHC memory cards from 32 MB to 32 GB
    TypeBack-lit LCD
    Size1.8 x 3" / 4.4 x 7.6 cm
    Resolution128 x 64
    Battery Type6V 1800 mAh NiMH battery pack
    DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
    WeightNot specified by manufacturer
    ModulationFASSTest 2.4 GHz system, S.Bus system
    AntennaDual antenna diversity
    Power Requirements3.7 to 7.4 VDC battery or regulated output from ESC or other aircraft-based source

    Note: When using ESC's, make sure that the regulated output capacity meets your usage application
    Dimensions1 x 1.7 x 0.6" / 24.9 x 47.3 x 14.3 mm
    Weight0.4 oz
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight4.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 10.2 x 4.9"
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