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Industry Leading Multi-Rotor Flying Platform from Freefly

The Freefly ALTA 8 is an 8-rotor version of FreeFly’s ALTA 6 model. It expands the capabilities of the ALTA line for the most demanding customers who want to carry the largest cinema / gimbal / sensor packages.

An Improved ALTA

While developing the ALTA 8 the team at Freefly has made some significant improvements on previous versions of the ALTA:

  • Enclosed receiver mounting bays
  • Molded closeout panels for improved height hold performance
  • Quick release top and bottom mount battery trays
  • Dimmable status and orientation LEDs
  • FPV camera location enhanced

Elite Cinematography

This exceptional octocopter is a professional rig designed to carry Freefly’s MoVI 5, not only underneath but also on top, opening up many more shooting possibilities. It’s the drone that aerial moviemakers have been waiting for. The Freefly ALTA 8 unpacks, ready to shoot, in under five minutes. It’s easy to fly, powerful, rigid, adaptable, reliable and optimized for up to twenty-pound payloads. Confidently fly RED, ARRI and other professional cameras, guided by the state-of-the-art Synapse Flight Controller.

Designed to make life easier for elite aerial cinematographers, it arrives in a robust, industry standard pelican case and is ready to simply unfold and fly. Freefly designed the ALTA with MoVI camera stabilizers in mind. This gives you the ability to make a smooth transition from handheld filming to capturing aerials in just moments using the Toad in the Hole Quick Release.

Multi Purpose Flying Platform

This exceptional octocopter is a professional rig designed to carry Freefly’s MoVI 5, not only underneath but also on top, opening up many more shooting possibilities. It’s the drone that aerial moviemakers have been waiting for. The Freefly ALTA 8 unpacks, ready to shoot, in under five minutes. It’s easy to fly, powerful, rigid, adaptable, reliable and optimized for up to twenty-pound payloads. Confidently fly RED, ARRI and other professional cameras, guided by the state-of-the-art Synapse Flight Controller.

Designed to make life easier for elite aerial cinematographers, it arrives in a robust, industry standard pelican case and is ready to simply unfold and fly. Freefly designed the ALTA with MoVI camera stabilizers in mind. This gives you the ability to make a smooth transition from handheld filming to capturing aerials in just moments using the Toad in the Hole Quick Release.

Efficiency & Reliability

Folding carbon propellers and booms allow the ALTA 8 to go from the case to the air in minutes. The addition of the Toad in the Hole Quick Release further streamlines the process of getting airborne quickly with a MoVI payload. Efficient, powerful custom designed motors achieve a perfect balance between performance and proficiency, setting the new standard for heavy lift machines. Cameras such as the RED Dragon, Sony F55, and ALEXA Mini are flown with confidence and reliability with the ALTA's 20-pound payload capacity.

The two key concepts that defined the ALTA’s development were making it robust and lightweight. Freefly use the strongest and lightest materials available to minimize aircraft weight, which translates to increased flight times with heavier cameras. The obsession with optimizing for weight and rigidity also pays dividends in extracting every ounce of performance out of the Synapse and MoVI to ensure you get that all-important shot in the most demanding situations.

Features Make Flying a Breeze

The Freefly Synapse flight control system represents a new level of control, precision and reliability for unmanned aerial systems. The system combines high quality 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 graphing, dual receivers and has been tested for years by the industry's best pilots.

A refined vibration isolation system rejects high frequency disturbances from the ALTA allowing the MoVI to create the silky smooth shots it's known for. Using cutting edge sine wave drive motor controls with active braking, the ALTA features low noise and precise, efficient, closed loop control of the propeller. High speed data logging allows user analysis of critical flight data. 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 industry standard FPV systems. Customize your ALTA's LED colour scheme to suit your piloting preferences via the ALTA App.

Alta 8 Key Benefits

In a league of its own

A definitive multirotor aerial cinema platform.

Professional quality

Built for professional cinematography cameras such as RED Epic and ARRI Mini.

Changing perspectives

Featuring a top and bottom camera mount to help you get a new perspective.

Ready to fly

Free returns on unused items. Avoid hefty postage charges using our service.

Built to lift

The ALTA 8 carries a massive 9.1kg payload.

Get yours now

The ALTA 8 is available with free delivery in the UK from Heliguy.

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

Available ALTA 8 Accessories

Visit our Freefly ALTA 8 accessories page to see out full range of add-ons and extras.

Buying a Freefly ALTA 8 from Heliguy

When it comes to drones, our UK team have an unrivalled level of expertise. Offering peerless tech support, repair services and even free next day delivery across the UK, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers are given the best possible drone experience.

- Our repair centre is based in the UK
- Three full-time technicians offering expert support over the phone (including help with firmware updates and the resolution of software issues)
- Our pick up service saves you money on costly postage
- Keep your drone covered with our extra care packages
- We offer FREE next day delivery across the UK
- 14-day return policy under UK consumer rights protection

Freefly ALTA 8

Read on for the Freefly ALTA 8's full specificacitions list:

Dimensions

Unfolded (does not include Props)

1325 mm

Folded (does not include Props)

660 mm

Height to base of Toad In The Hole (TITH)

263 mm

Powerplant

Number of Motors

eight

Motor Type

Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner

Motor Model

F45 .

Motor Continuous Power Output

350 W

Motor Instantaneous Peak Power

950 W

Electronic Speed Controller

Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC

Max RPM (flat rated)

6300 RPM

Equivalent Kv

384 .

Propellors

Material

Carbon fiber with balsa core

Propeller Orientation

(4) CW and (4) CCW Props

Propeller Type

18 x 6 Folding

Battery

Nominal Battery Voltage

6S / 22.2V

Maximum Battery Size

240 x 180 x 80 mm

Maximum Battery Quantity

2 Battery Packs (Parallel)

Battery Connectors

2x EC5 (Parallel)

Weights

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)

Specific Loadings

Typical Specific Power

145 W/kg

Thrust Ratio at Max Takeoff Weight

1.85 : 1

Flight Controller

Model Name

Freefly Synapse Flight Controller

Flight Modes

Manual
Height Hold
Position Mode
Return-To-Home
Auto-land

Supported Inputs

DSMX, DSM2, S.Bus, S.Bus 2, PPM, FPV SD Video

Supported Radios

Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner

Supported Radio Controller Telemetry Systems

Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port

Supported First-Person View Transmitters

Skyzone
BOSCAM
Immersion RC
Fatshark

First-Person View OSD Telemetry

User Configurable

Installed Transceivers

Wi-Fi

Data Logging Rate

25 Hz

Lighting and Indication

Orientation Lights

3 Watt RGB LEDs
  

Orientation Light Color

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, White

Isolation System

Vibration Isolation System

Silicone O-Rings

Isolation System Options

1.Soft / Light Payloads: Red O-Rings
2.Medium / Mid Payloads: Teal O-Rings
3.Stiff / Heavy Payloads: Black O-Rings

Payload Mounting

Mounting Locations

Bottom and Top Mount

Mounting System

Freefly Toad In The Hole Quick Release

FPV Camera Mount

Between booms 8 & 1

FPV Transmitter Mount

Boom 2
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delivery information

FREE UK Delivery for orders over £99

All parcels are packed with adequate protection and fragile items are sufficiently re-enforced to protect the item while in transit.
 
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We process orders Monday to Friday. Your order will be shipped the same day if your order is placed before 3pm.
 

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DPD Next Day

Item will be delivered the next working day.
Free when you spend £99

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Item will be delivered by 10:30am on the next working day.

This option costs £12.

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Item will be delivered on the next Saturday.

The option costs £15.

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Pick up your items from Heliguy HQ, at Unit 9,

Jupiter Court, Orion Business Park, North Shields,
NE29 7SE. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
This option is free.

International

We offer a comprehensive shipping service to countries around the world. For more information about costs and length of delivery, please see details on costs and delivery estimates in the checkout when you are buying your item.

Get in touch

Telephone

 

UK: 0845 838 8652

Int: +44 (0)191 296 1024
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Next-day delivery is available subject to stock availability, cleared funds and customer address verification. We will send your order by the quickest means possible at the rate you have paid.
 
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