Freefly ALTA 8 - Drone

Product type: Drone

Vendor: Freefly



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Freefly ALTA 8 - Drone

The Freefly ALTA 8 multirotor expands the capabilities of the ALTA line of multirotors for our most demanding customers who want to carry the largest cinema payloads on the market. Unpack and be ready to shoot in under five minutes thanks to quick release top and bottom trays, swan-neck carbon booms and proprietary carbon propellers.

Freefly Alta 8 skyview

Confidently fly professional payloads weighing up to 20-pounds (9kg) knowing that you are guided by Freefly's industry-leading SYNAPSE Flight Controller. Capture cinematic aerial shots from any perspective with the ability to mount the MoVI gimbal on top.

Take your productions to the next level with the ALTA 8 drone and tackle each challenge you face as an aerial cinematographer head-on.

freefly alta 8 specs

The ALTA 8 drone is a Ready-to-Fly system that includes:

  • ALTA 8 Multirotor
  • Pelican Case
  • Quick Release Top Handle
  • Inverted Landing Gear for Top Mounting Drone
  • Freefly ALTA App available for download

The ALTA 8 UAV comes fully assembled and includes all the necessary tools and accessories you will need to mount a MoVI gimbal and get it flying. The standard ALTA drone ships with a Quick Release Top Handle, Inverted Landing Gear, FPV mount plate, cables to connect your personal receivers and/or FPV system, and mechanical tools to disassemble & inspect your UAV.

Not Included: The standard ALTA 8 drone configuration does not include a MoVI, batteries, a transmitter, receivers, the Aero Landing Gear (lower landing gear for flying a MōVI in the bottom mount configuration), or an FPV system.

Introducing Freefly ALTA 8 from Freefly on Vimeo.




    • Designed for Aerial Cinematography
    • Up to 20 lb Payload Capacity
    • Works with MoVI Series Gimbals
    • Gimbal Top- & Bottom-Mounting Supported
    • Synapse Intelligent Flight Controller
    • Advanced Vibration-Isolation System
    • Weather-Resistant Distribution Board
    • Silent Drive Motors
    • User-Definable LEDs
    • Hard Transit Case Included



    Payload Capacity Up to 20.0 lb / 9.1 kg
    Specific Power 145 W/kg
    Thrust Ratio 1.85:1
    Payload Mounting Mounting Locations: Bottom and top mount
    Mounting System: Freefly Toad in the Hole, (TITH) Quick Release
    FPV Camera Mount: Between Booms 8 & 1
    FPV Transmitter Mount: Boom 2
    Isolation System Vibration Isolation System: Silicone O-Rings
    Soft / Light Payloads: Red O-Rings
    Medium / Medium Payloads: Teal O-Rings
    Stiff / Heavy Payloads: Black O-Rings
    Lighting and Indication Status Light: 1 W red, 1 W white LEDs
    Orientation Lights: 3 W RGB LED
    Orientation Light Color Options: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White
    Model Freefly F45
    Quantity 8
    Type Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner
    Max Continuous Power Output 350 W
    Max Instantaneous Peak Power 950 W
    Maximum RPM 6300 rpm (flat rated)
    Motor Velocity Constant 384 Kv
    ESC Model: Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC
    Flight Controller
    Model Freefly SYNAPSE flight controller
    Number of Channels Transmitter must support more than 5 channels
    Supported Radios Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus2
    DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
    PPM Invert
    PPM Graupner
    Supported Telemetry Systems Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port
    Connectivity Inputs: DSMX, DSM2, S.Bus, S.Bus2, PPM, FPV SD
    Flight Modes Manual
    Height Mode
    Position Mode
    GPS Support GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
    Installed Transceivers Wi-Fi
    Data Logging Rate 25 Hz
    FPV and Monitoring
    Supported FPV Transmitters Skyzone
    Fat Shark

    Note: NTSC and PAL FPV devices supported
    Supported FPV Cameras Ready Made RC
    OSD Support Depends on installed telemetry system (available separately)
    Model Freefly ALTA
    Type 18 x 6 folding
    Configuration 4 x CW and 4 x CCW propellers
    Material Carbon fiber with balsa core
    Flight Battery Requirements
    Voltage 6S / 22.2V
    Maximum Battery Size 9.44 x 7 x 3.14" / 240 x 180 x 80 mm
    Battery Quantity 2 battery packs (parallel)
    Connector 2 x EC5 (parallel)
    Discharge Rate Per Pack: 250 A / 500 A peak (or better)
    Dimensions Unfolded Diameter: 52.16" / 1325 mm (does not include Props)
    Folded Diameter: 25.98" / 660 mm (does not include Props)
    Height to base of Toad in The Hole (TITH): 10.35" / 263 mm
    Weight Maximum Gross for Takeoff: 40 lb /18.1 kg
    Maximum Useful Load: 26.4 lb / 12 kg 
    Maximum Payload: 20.0 lb / 9.1 kg 
    Typical Standard Empty Weight: 13.6 lb / 6.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 67.0 x 33.0 x 23.0"


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