Mar 23rd 9am PDT Today is an exciting day at Freefly! We are launching a new product, the ALTA 8, and in a completely new way. The ALTA 8 is an 8-rotor version of the ALTA 6 that we unveiled last year at NAB. ALTA 8 expands the capabilities of the ALTA line for our most demanding customers who want to carry the largest cinema / gimbal / sensor packages. Along the way the team at Freefly has made some improvements: Enclosed receiver mounting bays Molded closeout panels for improved height hold performance Quick release bottom mount battery tray Quick release top battery tray Dimmable status and orientation LEDs FPV camera location improved And now the exciting part…... The ALTA 8 is in stock and ready to ship today in limited quantities. Freefly makes professional products - tools that help people create what was once impossible. We have decided to forego the normal pre-release and announcement of the product, and instead focus our energies on delivering ALTAs to customers. We are taking orders now and will be allocating deliveries based upon order timing. ALTA 6 customers If you are an ALTA 6 customer and are interested in an ALTA 8, we will be giving you priority allocation. Creating the ALTA has been one of the most difficult challenges this company has faced. It’s also been the most rewarding….. To see customers flying, creating, and embracing the ALTA has been incredible. Knowing that it's become a valuable tool for drone operators to wow their clients keeps us fueled to continue designing and innovating. On a personal note, I've been lucky enough to be a beta test pilot for the ALTA 8 (have not crashed into a tree, like I did with ALTA 6….knock on wood) and it's been a blast. The machine has been reliable, robust, and wildly powerful for my filming adventures…. Here are a few photos from our recent exploits. Keep climbing…..