Freefly Alta with Synapse is here!

Discussion in 'ALTA' started by Steve Maller, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    This is really freakin' exciting. This looks like the machine we've all been waiting for. Congrats, Freefly!!
    Now, please tell me this isn't going to be $50,000 and shipping in 2016. :rolleyes:

     
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    This thing looks cool.
     
  3. Wolfgang Armin

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    My wish is rather an iOS app that was long promised for an older product.
     
  4. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    This is a problem that can be solved with an $80 piece of hardware (an Android tablet). Why is this still a thing? Can't we all just move on? Personally, after seeing the spate of new products Freefly just dropped, I'm in awe.

    And I couldn't give a rat's behind about an iOS app. Even though I am an iPhone/iPad/Mac user.
     
  5. Wolfgang Armin

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    That´s good for you, Steve. For me customer service is a part of the product and while I do have to admit that other than the iOS thing, freefly was OK with customer service so far, please understand that this IS an issue for some. I do own an Android tablet, but I´m not happy with it (being a rather cheap piece of hardware as you stated), and also carrying at least two tablets around without even having a spare when one has problems. iOS was promised and not delivered - period. That keeps me from thinking about upgrading my equipment with new freefly stuff.
     
  6. Rolf Ableiter

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    i think they used the wrong bluetooth hardware within the M10 and so they are not able to communicate wireless with iOS.

    the ALTA is amazing btw. I didn't think about the synapse anymore and i thought freefly is not crazy enough to go in a market where a chinese company controlls the whole world - but they are :) and this is really cool!!!!

    but i hope it won't cost the price of a car...
     
  7. Dave King

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    It's most interesting that they are accomplishing 15 pounds on a flat 6. This really has all the key elements anyone can really want. I can only imagine the price. My guess is $20K.
     
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    Yeah, $8500 is amazing. Shipping in June.
     
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  10. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I am going to be at NAB in a few hours, and I would like to get some clarity on things like the radio systems and the power systems. But that price for what they described seems like a fair deal. And by fair deal I mean I will find the first person at the booth who will take my money and I will wrestle them to the ground.
     
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    That is an amazing price.
     
  12. Ozkan Erden

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    Steve, can you clarify these also with Freefly representatives:) :

    * They mention about OSD. Do we have built-in telemetry like MK for Graupner of Futaba?
    * GPS system, we don't see any antenna outside, any details of it?
    * Are they willing to sell frame only option? Or FC only option?
    * I see that they are using 2x9A 6S batteries, what's flight time with maximum payload?

    8500$ is very affordable for this ship. A DIY solution which can lift the same payload, costs almost the same.

    I imagine running Alta with two gimbals:)
     
  13. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I doubt that is going to be possible, because it looks like the battery carrier needs to mount on the opposite side as the gimbal.
     
  14. Drew Kachurak

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    Steve can you please report back on flight times and why they went flat 6 opposed to flat 8/X8?
     
  15. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Yup!
     
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    Does it comes complete with the movi too ?
    What does it does come in the package?
     
  18. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I checked and the answer is no, the Alta does not include the MōVI.
    Nice thought, though, Guilherme!

    Andy.
     
  19. Rolf Ableiter

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    thats cool - i think i must have one :) it would be nice to hear more about the synapse. waypoints? POI? failsafe? is it possible to bring the alta home with 5 motors left? flight time?
     
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    Looks like the MoVI might be getting retracts in the near future. Check out the product page for the Alta. Nice!
     

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