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Freefly Alta 8 Pro - Standard / No Case / No Additions

SKU: FRE.950-00092 Compatibility:
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Adaptable

Customise PX4 flight code to your needs, or control Alta with DroneCode SDK. Add custom payloads and accessories quickly and easily.

Reliable

Over thousands of flight hours Alta has earned a reputation as the industries “toughest drone.”

Integrated

Alta goes from case to flying in under 5 minutes.

Safety & Redundancy

  • CAN & PWM - Redundant motor control connections
  • 2x Barometers - Precise height estimate
  • Dual RXs - Minimise RF blockage
  • 3x IMUs - Vibration isolated & temperature controlled
  • 3x Magnetometers - Reliable positional accuracy
  • Avionics - Redundant 5V power rail

Testing

  • 32 component tests
  • 8 mechanical tests
  • 16 software tests
  • 10 flight tests
  • 66 tests completed before shipping

Circuit Board Tests & Inspections

Xray test, visual inspection, in circuit test, functional tests, conformal coating (waterproofing)

Mechanical Tests & Inspections

Adjust motor endplay, validate prop balance, inspect critical dimensions (motor mount, prop hub)

System Level Tests

We invented the Alta Combined Test to ensure we only ship the best. Each Alta is subjected to a 2+ hour simulated flight that stress tests the machine and compares real time performance metrics with exacting thresholds. Any system that is out of limit triggers an instant fail.

Simulated Flight

After passing the AC test we test the Alta on the weeble to ensure the flight controller is responding properly and all controls and responses are accurate.

Pilot Tests

The final test before your Alta ships to you - a human flies the aircraft and ensures precise and predictable flight performance.

Utility

From case to landing, we’ve honed every step of the Alta Pro experience to give the pilot an edge over the competition. Freefly’s proprietary motors and motor drives give Alta Pro drones unmatched capacity. Pilots can turn on a dime while carrying industry-leading payloads.

Battery Tray

Our modular battery tray allows users to mount batteries on the top, bottom, or both sides of the aircraft. Dual battery straps allow sub 1 min battery changes.

Ground/Skyview

The Alta Pro provides two quick release mounts both isolated from vibration allowing for payloads to be mounted on the bottom or the top for the most possible use cases.

Vibration Isolation

Freefly pioneered the adjustable o-ring isolation design on the CineStar, and we’ve improved it further for the Alta by upgrading the design to be tool less and quick release.

Lightweight

The Alta weighs in at 6.2kg, carries a 9.1kg payload and folds up to half of its unfolded size.

Weather Resistant

The Alta features a lightweight moulded plastic enclosure to cover the flight control and power distribution board to protect them from the elements.

Receiver Bay

The Alta Pro provides two fully enclosed receiver mounting bays to keep these sensitive components protected and dry.

F45 Motors & Drive

Using sinusoidal drive motor controls with proprietary control algorithms developed by Freefly. The motor drives are custom tuned to match the F45 and are optimized for speed, reliability, and robustness.

Case to Flying

Designed to make your life as a pilot easier, Alta arrives in a custom pelican case and is ready to unfold and fly.

Adaptable

Our quick release system can be mounted to almost any type of payload – allowing unparalleled speed, flexibility, and creativity in what you can fly.

Not included: The standard Alta 8 Pro configuration does not include a Pelican case, Mōvi (gimbal), batteries, a transmitter, receivers, the Aero Landing Gear (lower landing gear for flying Mōvi in the bottom mount configuration, pictured), or an FPV system. Camera in images are also not included.

Alta 8 Pro comes fully assembled and includes all the necessary tools and accessories you will need to mount a Mōvi and get it flying:

  • Alta 8 Pro Multirotor
  • Quick Release Top Handle
  • Inverted Landing Gear for top mounting drone
  • Freefly Alta App available for download
  • FPV mount plate
  • Cables to connect your personal receivers and/or FPV system
  • Mechanical tools to disassemble and inspect your UAV

Not included: The standard Alta 8 Pro configuration does not include a Pelican case, Mōvi (gimbal), batteries, a transmitter, receivers, the Aero Landing Gear (lower landing gear for flying Mōvi in the bottom mount configuration, pictured), or an FPV system.

Alta 8 Pro comes fully assembled and includes all the necessary tools and accessories you will need to mount a Mōvi and get it flying:

  • Alta 8 Pro Multirotor
  • Quick Release Top Handle
  • Inverted Landing Gear for top mounting drone
  • Freefly Alta App available for download
  • FPV mount plate
  • Cables to connect your personal receivers and/or FPV system
  • Mechanical tools to disassemble and inspect your UAV

Not included: The standard Alta 8 Pro configuration does not include a Pelican case, Mōvi (gimbal), batteries, a transmitter, receivers, the Aero Landing Gear (lower landing gear for flying Mōvi in the bottom mount configuration, pictured), or an FPV system.

Dimensions

Unfolded Diameter (does not include Props) 1325 mm
Folded Diameter (does not include Props) 660 mm
Height to base of Toad In The Hole (TITH) 263 mm

Weight

Maximum Gross for Takeoff 18.1 kg (40.0 lbs)
Maximum Useful Load 12.0 kg (26.4 lbs)
Maximum Payload 9.1 kg (20.0 lbs)
Typical Standard Empty Weight 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs)

Powerplant

Number of Motors 8
Motor Type Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner
Motor Make and Model Freefly F45
Motor Max Continuous Power Output 350 W
Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power Output 950 W
Maximum RPM (flat rated) 6300 RPM
Equivalent Kv 384
Electronic Speed Controller Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC

Powerplant Limitations

Maximum RPM 6300 RPM
Maximum Battery Voltage 25.2 Volts
Minimum Average Battery Voltage 19.2 Volts

Propellers

Make and Model Freefly Alta Propeller
Material Carbon fiber with balsa core
Propeller Orientation (4) CW and (4) CCW Props - Alta Pro 8
Propeller Type 18 × 6 Folding

Flight Controller

Autopilot Name PX4
Flight Modes Manual, Height Mode, Position Mode, Return-to-Land (RTH), Autoland, Waypoint Mission mode
Supported Inputs DSMX, DSM2, S.Bus, S.Bus2
Supported Radios Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus2, DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
Supported Radio Controller Telemetry Systems Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port
Minimum Radio Controller Channels Required 5
Supported GNSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Supported Satellite-based Augmentation System QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS
First-Person View System Video Formats NTSC, PAL
Supported First-Person View Transmitters Skyzone, BOSCAM, ImmersionRC, Fat Shark
Supported First-Person View Cameras Ready Made RC RMRC-700XVN (Recommended), Runcam Eagle 2 Pro, or similar
First-Person View OSD Telemetry User Configurable
Installed Transceivers RFD900/868X Long Range Telemetry System Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz b/g/n
Default Data Logging Rate 25Hz

Battery

Nominal Battery Voltage 6S / 22.2V
Maximum Battery Size (GroundView) 40 × 175 × 80 mm
Maximum Battery Size (SkyView) 220 x 156 x 64 mm
Maximum Battery Quantity 2 Battery Packs (Parallel)
Minimum Battery Quantity 2 Battery Packs (Parallel)
Battery Connectors 2× EC5 (Parallel)
Required Minimum Battery Discharge Rating (Per Pack) 250A / 500A Peak

Flight Controller Limits

Maximum Pitch/Roll Angle 45°
Maximum Yaw Rate 150° / second

Isolation System

Vibration Isolation System O-Rings
Option 1: Soft / Light Payloads Red O-Rings
Option 2: Medium / Medium Payloads Teal O-Rings
Option 3: Stiff / Heavy Payloads Black O-Rings

Specific Loadings

Typical Specific Power 145 W/kg
Thrust Ratio at MTOW1 1.85 : 1

Lighting & Indication

Status Light 1 Watt Red, 1 Watt White LED
FPV Ability FPV SD with OSD overlay
Orientation Lights 3-Watt RGB LED
Orientation Light Color Options Off, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Cyan, Purple, White

External Systems Mounting

Mounting Locations FPV Transmitter Mount GPS Mount Telemetry Radio Mount
Mounting System Freefly Toad In The Hole (TITH) Quick Release Dimensions / Drawing
FPV Camera Mount Between Booms 1 & 8 - Alta Pro 8
FPV Transmitter Mount Boom 2 - Alta Pro 8
GPS Mount Boom 7 - Alta Pro 8
Telemetry Radio Mount Boom 3 - Alta Pro 8

Environmental Limitations

Do not fly Alta Pro in temperatures exceeding 45ºC (113ºF) or below -20ºC(-4ºF).

 

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