This special edition Alta X comes with everything you need for a job or client that requires that you fly a DIU blue listed aircraft.
What makes this Alta X special?
Prop size 33in
Aircraft weight (dry) 20lb (9.7kg)
Max Payload 35lb (15.88kg)
Folded size Same as Alta 8
Case size Same as Alta 8
Quick release Toad in the Hole
Payload Mounting Top and bottom quick release
Batteries 2x 12s 16AH packs (or any 12s pack that can supply power needed)
Connector Dual XT90
Long Range Radio FRX Pro
Payload vs flight time (rough payloads vs flight time) (~ 25 min flight times with a MoVI Carbon!!)
We are happy to evaluate custom projects, but this is not our core business model and we have limited bandwidth for this type of engagement.
Alta X uses DJI E7000 motors.
After extensive testing by Freefly, these motors have proven to be very robust and reliable.
Alta X will operate off the PX4 flight stack similarly to the Alta 8 Pro.
Max gross takeoff weight is 76.9lbs (34.9kg) at sea level, 0°C.
ActiveBlade allows the blades on Alta X to flap to counter some of the undesirable impacts of dissymmetry of lift and cyclic loading. ActiveBlade reduces peak vibration levels to 1/5th of the level seen without ActiveBlade.
This enables better reliability, and more precise flight characteristics.
Alta X can accommodate a variety of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) flight battery packs.
This burly Pelican Case for Alta X is the same case shell we use for Alta 8/Pro.
The Alta X flight controller is running the same open PX4 flight stack as Alta 8 Pro, for quick and powerful interfacing.
For any systems where you can upload raw data, you’re able to use Alta X.
We have not formally integrated with any 3rd party apps yet, but will be exploring this in the future.
Additionally, if any 3rd party apps want to support Alta X it should be possible to do so using Mavlink / Dronecode.
Yes, it is!
Alta X can be configured from us with this NTSC FPV setup. It comes with a camera, 5.8Ghz transmitter, antenna, cables and mounting brackets.
The Alta FPV OSD overlay remains compatible with most analog FPV cameras and video transmitters. For those seeking a higher resolution or unobstructed HD/digital FPV view, a third-party system can be mounted.
Note: With HD systems, OSD overlay is not available, but the pilot will still have access to critical system telemetry through the ground station computer (which offers audible prompts).
Alta X uses a specially programmed FRX Pro for communication with a ground station computer. It is rated for operating ranges of 5000’+ (1500m+)*.
*Range is dependent on signal power settings, RF environment, and line of sight
Alta X uses a specially programmed FRX Pro for communication with a ground station computer.
Yes, but not yet. We need to push our code to PX4.
The Alta X quick-release isolator cartridges are available in different durometers, which gives the user the ability to fine tune vibration damping performance for different payload weights or ambient temperatures. Generally, hotter ambient conditions will see better results from higher durometer isolators.
Durometer options include 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A. The durometer of a cartridge is shown in recessed lettering on each of the O-rings. Use the chart below as a general guide choosing the correct isolator cartridges for your payload.
6S LiPo packs with sufficient current delivery can be used to fly Alta X, but Freefly does not recommend this solution for a few reasons:
Be safe out there!