Freefly ALTA 6 - Drone

Product type: Drone

Vendor: Freefly



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Freefly ALTA 6 - Drone


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


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 


    • Fold Up Design with Collapsible Props
    • Toad in the Hole Mount for MoVI Gimbals
    • Gimbal Top-Mounting Supported
    • Up to 15 lb Payload Capacity
    • Synapse Intelligent Flight Controller
    • Advanced Vibration Isolation System
    • Weather-Resistant Distribution Board
    • Silent Drive Motors
    • User-Definable LEDs
    • Hard Transit Case Included



    Weights Maximum 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 Power Typical: 145 W/kg
    Thrust Ratio At Max Takeoff Weight: 2.0:1
    Payload Mounting Mounting Locations: Bottom and top mount
    Mounting System: Freefly Toad In The Hole Quick Release
    Isolation System Vibration 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 Indication Orientation 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
    Model F45
    Type 6 x Direct drive 3-phase PMAC outrunner
    Max Continuous Power Output 350 W
    Max Instantaneous Peak Power 950 W
    ESC Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC
    Flight Controller
    Model Freefly Synapse Flight Controller
    Connectivity Inputs: Spektrum, S.Bus, PPM, FPV SD video

    Outputs: PWM, I2C, CAN, FPV SD video with OSD
    Flight Modes Manual 
    Height Hold 
    Climb Rate Control (Vario) 
    Position Hold 
    Ground Speed Control 
    Installed Transceivers Wi-Fi
    Data Logging Rate 25 Hz
    Supported Radios Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
    DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR) 
    PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner
    Supported Telemetry Systems Futaba with built-in voltage sensor port
    First-Person View OSD Telemetry User configurable
    FPV and Monitoring
    Supported First-Person View Systems Skyzone
    Immersion RC 
    Type 6 x 18x6 folding
    Configuration 3 x CW
    3 x CCW
    Material Carbon fiber with balsa core
    Flight Battery
    Voltage 6S / 22.2 VDC
    Maximum Battery Size 9.4 x 7.1 x 3.1" / 240 x 180 x 80 mm
    Maximum Battery Quantity 2 x in parallel
    Connector 2 x EC5 (parallel)
    Dimensions Unfolded
    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
    Weight Typical Standard Empty Weight: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 43.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.8 x 28.4 x 17.4"


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