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
For Sony Alpha owners looking to take the leap into aerial filmmaking, the lightweight Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is an ideal choice, as it allows you to utilize your existing Alpha camera and library of lenses, and it keeps you within the Sony digital ecosystem. Simply add a compatible S1 gimbal (not included), and you're ready to fly. Powerful motors deliver impressive speed and wind resistance, while a comprehensive vision sensing system and convenient return-to-home feature help ensure that the Airpeak S1 will capture stunning professional-quality content, flight after flight.
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Sony Airpeak S1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Power and Performance
  • 4Flight Planning
  • 5Remote Control with Airpeak Flight
  • 6Vision Sensing and Return Home
  • 7Self-Diagnostics
  • 8Additional Features
By B&H Photo's
For Sony Alpha owners looking to take the leap into aerial filmmaking, the lightweight Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is an ideal choice, as it allows you to utilize your existing Alpha camera and library of lenses, and it keeps you within the Sony digital ecosystem. Simply add a compatible S1 gimbal (not included), and you're ready to fly. Powerful motors deliver impressive speed and wind resistance, while a comprehensive vision sensing system and convenient return-to-home feature help ensure that the Airpeak S1 will capture stunning professional-quality content, flight after flight.
Power and Performance
Quad 17" propellers and high-powered brushless motors allow the Airpeak S1 to achieve speeds up to 55.9 mph (without payload) and an acceleration of 0 to 50 mph in just 3.5 seconds. This allows for fast-motion filming and supplies the power to handle adverse weather conditions. The S1 can withstand wind speeds of up to 44.7 mph.
Flight Planning
Pilots can select preset modes to vary the responsiveness of the Airpeak S1:

  • 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

In addition, the Airpeak Base web-based app can be used for overall drone project management, planning, and flight log storage. With Mission Flight mode, automated flight plans can be created and executed via the Airpeak Flight app. Speed, position, timeline, and gimbal direction are just some aspects you can control. For multiple takes, use Repeat Flight mode to re-run old flight paths.

Remote Control with Airpeak Flight
For overall in-flight management of the S1, you can use the Airpeak Flight app for iOS/iPadOS 14 or higher. In addition to a HUD featuring essential telemetry, such as distance, speed, and battery usage, the app can run the custom automated flight plans you create in Airpeak Base. During each flight, even automated flights, you can make real-time adjustments to the gimbal and camera if needed. The entire time, a live feed is viewable via the S1's nose-mounted FPV camera.
Supporting Airpeak Flight-equipped iPhones or iPads up to 7" in size, the included remote controller completes the piloting experience. Fly the S1 using its twin Futaba-designed control sticks, along with four built-in buttons that can be customized to control specific functions. If you're with a team onsite, use the integrated HDMI port to output drone footage to an (optional) external monitor.
Vision Sensing and Return Home
Using five stereo cameras (front, back, left, right, and bottom), along with two IR range sensors and other internal electronics, the Airpeak S1 can accurately and automatically avoid nearby obstacles where GNSS reception is not available. If needed, pilots can always initiate immediate braking manually. The vision sensing system also has the added ability of reducing camera shake during low-level flying.
The vision sensing system is also utilized if the Return to Home (RTH) feature is triggered. If the battery is low or the remote signal is lost, the Airpeak S1 will fly back to its starting point automatically. Along the way, the S1 will intelligently calculate different routes when the vision sensing system detects obstacles in its path. As with manual braking, pilots can manually trigger the RTH feature in an emergency or just retrieve the drone without additional piloting.
Self-Diagnostics
Before it even starts its motor, the Airpeak S1 will automatically run a full system check and alert you to any possible issues. If the issues are too severe, it will even prevent takeoff without addressing the issue(s). As with other features, you can manually trigger this diagnostic in flight, and if issues arise, you can make an emergency landing.
Additional Features
  • Supports 345° panning with retractable landing gear (gimbal not included)
  • Up to 22 minutes of flight time without payload (approximately 12 minutes with payload)
  • 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
Camera and Lens Compatibility
The Airpeak S1 is compatible with the following cameras and lenses:

  • Cameras: ILCE-7M4, ILCE-1, ILME-FX3, ILCE-7C, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7M3, and ILCE-9
  • Lenses: SEL14F18GM, SEL20F18G, SEL24F14GM, SEL24F28G, SEL28F20, SEL35F28Z, SEL35F18F, SEL40F25G, SEL50F25G, SEL50F18F, SEL50M28, SEL55F18Z, and SEL85F18

Sony Airpeak S1 Specs

Key Specs
Maximum Flight Time
22 Minutes
Control Method
Included Transmitter with Smartphone/Mobile Device
Maximum Operating Distance
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km at 2.4 G
Mobile Device Compatibility
Devices up to 7.0" / 178.5 mm Wide
Mobile App Compatible
Yes, Required: iOS Only
App Name: Airpeak Flight
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Weight
6.94 lb / 3.15 kg With
Performance
Maximum Wind Resistance
44.7 mph / 20.0 m/s
Maximum Flight Time
22 Minutes
Hovering Accuracy
Horizontal: ±4.9' / 149.4 cm
Vertical: ±1.6' / 48.8 cm
GNSS/Vision Positioning
Vertical: ±0.3' / 9.1 cm
Horizontal: ±0.3' / 9.1 cm
Maximum Angular Velocity
180°/s (Pitch)
180°/s (Yaw)
180°/s (Roll)
Remote ID
Yes
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Gimbal
Number of Axes
2-Axis (Pitch (Tilt), Roll)
Sensing System Capabilities
Forward
Measurement Range: 1.6 to 177.2' / 0.5 to 54.0 m
Field of View: 80° (Vertical) / 80° (Horizontal)
Remote Controller / Transmitter
Control Method
Included Transmitter with Smartphone/Mobile Device
Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
5.8 GHz
Maximum Operating Distance
1.2 Miles / 1.9 km at 2.4 G
Transmitter Power
2.4 G: 23.8 dBm
5.8 G: 25.6 dBm
Wi-Fi
No
Bluetooth
No
Mobile Device Compatibility
Devices up to 7.0" / 178.5 mm Wide
Mobile App Compatible
Yes, Required: iOS Only
App Name: Airpeak Flight
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Flight Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity
2518 mAh / 93 Wh
Battery Configuration
10 S / 37 V
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Charging Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Weight
22.8 oz / 646 g
Charger
Output Voltage
19.5 V, 8.21 A
General
GNSS Support
GPS, GLONASS
Diagonal Size
25.5" / 0.6 m (Without Propellers)
Overall Dimensions
23.3 x 20.8 x 20.2" / 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 m
Weight
6.94 lb / 3.15 kg With
Packaging Info
Package Weight
23.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26 x 22 x 14"

Sony Airpeak S1 Reviews

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Also would the new Apple IPad mini 8 inch screen ...

Also would the new Apple IPad mini 8 inch screen be good to use on the Sony Airpeak controller ??????
Asked by: John
Yes, I use an iPad Mini and it works well.
Answered by: Drew
Date published: 2023-08-09

Does it Accept the new Fuji GFX 100 S??

Does it Accept the new Fuji GFX 100 S??
Asked by: John
Nope... Only Sony...
Answered by: Drew
Date published: 2023-08-09

how much weight does it hold?

how much weight does it hold?
Asked by: ruchama
Max payload is 5lbs 9.4oz.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2021-10-11

Is there a hard case you recommend to house this ...

Is there a hard case you recommend to house this drone?
Asked by: Bryce
Go Professional has one that works fantastically well.
Answered by: Drew
Date published: 2023-08-09

Will this be equipped with Remote ID? Or is Sony ...

Will this be equipped with Remote ID? Or is Sony going to create a module to connect to the drone?
Asked by: Jun
Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drones DO Have Remote ID and have had the capability out of the box. I own one.
Answered by: Drew
Date published: 2023-08-09

Is there a weight restriction on camera and lens ...

Is there a weight restriction on camera and lens the drone can fly with?
Asked by: Jeannine
The specs say max payload of 5.5 lb
Answered by: Scott
Date published: 2021-12-01

Can a single operator fly the drone and control ...

Can a single operator fly the drone and control the camera?
Asked by: Robert
The Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone will allow a single user to control both drone and camera for a single controller.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-12-07

How high does it go?

How high does it go?
Asked by: Max
The Sony Airpeak will have a flight ceiling of 2.5 km.
Answered by: Whitney H
Date published: 2021-10-01
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