Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone

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Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone
Key Features
  • Use Your Own Camera & Lenses
  • Supports Alpha Series & FX3 Cameras
  • S1 Gimbal Required & Not Included
  • 0-50 mph Acceleration in 3.5 Seconds
Utilizing the Airpeak digital ecosystem along with the Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone, you can plan and execute complex aerial shoots with the equipment you already have and are familiar with. With the Airpeak S1 gimbal (Gremsy gimbal T3 for Airpeak not included), you can attach a host of Alpha series mirrorless cameras or the FX3 full-frame cinema camera and equip them with your arsenal of lenses. Flights can be piloted via the included controller by a single pilot, dual pilots can split drone and gimbal control with an additional remote, or you can fully automate a repeatable flight plan.
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Sony Airpeak S1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Powerful and Fast Performance
  • 3Airpeak Base
  • 4Airpeak Flight
  • 5Vision Sensing System
  • 6Flight Modes
  • 7Automatic Return to Home
  • 8Self-Diagnostics
  • 9Remote Controller
  • 10Additional Features

Utilizing the Airpeak digital ecosystem along with the Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone, you can plan and execute complex aerial shoots with the equipment you already have and are familiar with. With the Airpeak S1 gimbal (Gremsy gimbal T3 for Airpeak not included), you can attach a host of Alpha series mirrorless cameras or the FX3 full-frame cinema camera and equip them with your arsenal of lenses. Flights can be piloted via the included controller by a single pilot, dual pilots can split drone and gimbal control with an additional remote, or you can fully automate a repeatable flight plan.

While in the air, the S1 can maneuver quickly to locations thanks to 0 to 50 mph acceleration in just 3.5 seconds, and it can withstand adverse outdoor conditions with up to 44.7 mph wind resistance. Even indoors or under structures, where GNSS reception is blocked, the S1 can perform thanks to an obstacle-avoiding, multicamera, multisensor vision system. Whatever mission you need to fly, Sony's Airpeak Base cloud-based web app and Airpeak Flight iOS/iPadOS mobile app confirm the aircraft's condition and give you control over many features and settings, so you can fully focus on the creative process when on set.

Powerful and Fast Performance

The lightweight frame and quad 17" propellers of the Airpeak S1 help it achieve up to 22 minutes of flight time without payload (approximately 12 minutes with payload). Add in high-powered brushless motors, and the Airpeak S1 can move with exceptional speed. This optimized propulsion system can accelerate through shots and reach waypoints at up to 55.9 mph (without payload) and a 0 to 50 mph acceleration of just 3.5 seconds.

Airpeak Base

Airpeak Base is a web-based app for overall drone project management, primarily providing automated flight planning and flight log storage. Airpeak Base can be implemented with just one Airpeak S1 or a fleet of them. Some management features include reviewing equipment status and usage logs, downloading flight logs from the drone, and setting up error warnings and maintenance reminders.

Separate accounts can be created to increase information security and accountability in aircraft usage. Being a web-based app, all data is conveniently stored in the cloud, so team members can access them from any location. It also helps Sony's Airpeak S1 customer support team to more efficiently provide problem resolution.

Mission Flight mode utilizes the Projects section of Airpeak Base to let you create automated flight plans that can be created for execution by the pilot with the Airpeak Flight mobile app. You can set the drone's speed and position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) along a timeline, along with the gimbal direction and timing of image and video capture. This mode can be saved and run repeatedly, just like a camera on rails when you're on the ground.

Repeat Flight mode accurately recreates old flight paths from flight logs, including gimbal and camera movement. In both Mission Flight and Repeat Flight modes, pilots maintain manual control to tweak the route and settings in the moment.

Airpeak Flight

Airpeak Flight is a mobile app that runs on your optional Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS/iPadOS 14 or higher), giving you aircraft, remote, camera, and gimbal control. While in flight, you can check flight distance, battery usage, and other telemetry. Airpeak Flight can also be used to confirm and execute automated flight plans created by Airpeak Base in Mission Flight mode. During automated flights in Mission Flight mode, pilots retain control of the gimbal and camera, can check aircraft status, monitor equipment, and view a live feed from the nose-mounted FPV camera.

Vision Sensing System

The flight control system and ESC (Electronic Speed Control) integrates the propulsion and various sensing metrics, such as IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), direction, barometric pressure, and infrared ranging. In addition to the five stereo cameras (front, back, left, right, and bottom) and two IR range sensors, the S1 can accurately determine its spatial position and orientation in real time.

This ability allows for reduced camera shake during low-level flying, and it is essential for automatic obstacle avoidance in dense areas or when GNSS reception is not available. If an obstacle is detected, the S1 can enable the obstacle braking function, which auto-decelerates or stops the aircraft if needed. Obstacle braking can also be manually triggered if needed.

Flight Modes

  • Standard Mode: Ensures all sensors and obstacle detection are on
  • Velocity Mode: Reduces effects of wind on hovering, turning, and maneuvering
  • On Course Function: Pilots can accomplish accurate recreations of circular flight paths
  • All Modes: You can customize maximum speed, angles, acceleration rates, and other parameters

Automatic Return to Home

When the battery is low or the remote controller signal is lost, the Return to Home (RTH) feature automatically brings the drone back to its starting point. If obstacles are in the way of a straight flight, the aircraft will intelligently calculate an alternate route. Pilots can also conveniently trigger RTH at the end of a shoot to free them from piloting the aircraft home.

Self-Diagnostics

The Airpeak S1 automatically runs a full system check before starting its motor, alerting you to any possible issues and restricting takeoff and landing if these issues are too severe. Self-diagnostics can also be done while in flight, letting pilots know of any issue so they can make an emergency landing if necessary.

Remote Controller

The included remote controller provides real-time control over the Airpeak S1 and the optional gimbal. Piloting is done via the twin Futaba-designed control sticks and various aircraft, gimbal, and camera buttons, which can be changed if needed. In addition to that, four customizable buttons can be set to actions that reflect your specific piloting needs. A mobile device holder on the remote can open up to 7" to accommodate either an Apple iPhone or iPad. To allow for external drone footage monitoring by a product team, use the built-in HDMI port to output video to an optional monitor.

Additional Features

  • Supports 345° panning with retractable landing gear (gimbal not included)
  • Save time with a hot-swappable battery that lets you change packs without powering down
  • Detachable propellers with a quick release mechanism
  • Supports Airpeak Plus (paid subscription required) to open up full Airpeak Base functionality, including AirMap and Geofencing
  • Supports Airpeak Protect Plan (additional charges apply) to replace drones in the event of accidental damage or malfunction
UPC: 027242923256

Sony Airpeak S1 Specs

Performance
Maximum Takeoff Weight15.38 lb / 6.98 kg
Payload Capacity5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Maximum Horizontal Speed55.9 mph / 25.0 m/s
Maximum Ascent Speed15.7 mph / 7 m/s
Maximum Descent Speed8.9 mph / 4 m/s
Maximum Wind Resistance44.7 mph / 20.0 m/s
Flight Ceiling8202' / 2.5 km
Maximum Flight Time22 Minutes
Maximum Tilt Angle55°
Hovering Accuracy±0.3' / 9.1 cm Vertical with GPS, Vision Positioning
±0.3' / 9.1 cm Horizontal with GPS, Vision Positioning
Maximum Angular Velocity180°/s (Pitch)
180°/s (Yaw)
180°/s (Roll)
Flight Control System
GNSS SupportGPS, GLONASS
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz
5.8 GHz
Maximum Operating Distance1.2 Miles / 1.9 km at 2.4 G
Transmitter Power23.8 dBm (2.4 G)
25.6 dBm (5.8 G)
App Operating System RequirementsiOS
Flight Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Motor
TypeBrushless
Propeller
ModelPPL1785
Size17"x4
Attachment TypeQuick Release
General
Number of Rotors4
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Diagonal Size25.5" / 0.6 m (Without Propellers)
Overall Dimensions23.3 x 20.8 x 20.2" / 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 m
Weight6.94 lb / 3.15 kg
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