- Supports Payloads up to 35 lb
- 10.75 to 50 Minutes of Flight Time
- Flight Battery Required & Not Included
- Foldable Design for Easy Transport
Compact, powerful, and customizable, the Alta X Drone with Travel Case, FPV, Futaba Remote, FRX Pro Radio & RTK GPS
from FREEFLY Systems
is a modular quadcopter platform that can meet nearly any drone requirements you have. From RTK mapping to carrying heavy payloads, the Alta X can be combined with a variety of optional modules, payloads, and accessories. The Alta X frame comes equipped with four props and motors, with each of the four propellers featuring FREEFLY’s ActiveBlade design. ActiveBlade tilts the blade in forward flight to help drastically reduce vibration.
The powerful motors and propellers also help give the Alta X its strength. The Alta X can lift and fly payloads up to 35 lb while still maintaining a trust ratio of 1.9:1. With 35 lb of added gear, the Alta X can fly for up to 10.75 minutes. Without any payloads, the Alta X has a 3.5:1 thrust ratio and up to 50 minutes of flight time. Please note that a battery, landing gear, and camera for the Alta X are not included.
No matter how you use the Alta X, the drone is engineered for easy transport and quick deployment. The propellers and arms fold to cut its physical size by half, and with just a push of your finger, you can expand the drone to full size. When expanded, the linkages stiffen the booms to help ensure accurate, low-vibration flight.
Alta X Travel Case
This rugged, hard-shell case is the AL2727-1404 Single-Lid Case made by Pelican. It’s constructed from lightweight, high-impact polyethylene with molded-in ribs and corrugations for secure, non-slip stacking. Pelican also provided increased durability in the edges and corners by adding 20% more material in those locations. A custom-cut foam interior is precisely shaped to hold the default Alta X frame in its folded configuration, an optional Futaba 14SG remote, and optional Skyview landing gear. Other features include:
- Recessed hardware
- Built-in wheels and extendable handle
- Dual carry handles
- Molded-in, tongue-in-groove gasketed parting lines for splash resistance and tight seals after impact
- Positive anti-shear locks to help prevent lid separation on impact, and reduce hardware stress
- Molded-in metal inserts for catch and hinge attachment points, which help provide strength
RTK GPS System
Providing centimeter-level measuring accuracy, the RTK GPS makes this Alta X an ideal solution for agriculture, construction, and other corporate or industrial applications where aerial mapping is a necessity. Utilizing RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) technology, the Alta X can produce this pinpoint accuracy both vertically and horizontally. To achieve this, two modules are included. One module mounts to the Alta X while the other connects to your ground station computer. The ground station sends corrections to the drone for high-precision location information.
This system includes everything you need for installation, including a 10′ right-angle USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, and a magnetic quick release 1/4″-20 mount for attaching the ground station module to an existing tripod. Please note that you must use Alta Ground Control on your computer along with a long-range radio telemetry link to the Alta X, such as the FRX Pro for Alta X (not included). Without this long-range radio system, only GPS accuracy can be achieved.
- Multiband L1/L2 receiver
- IST8310 magnetometer
- BMP388 barometer
- Safety switch with RGB LED
- Compatible with AltaSW 1.3+ and PX4 1.9+
Futaba 14SG Controller and Receiver
The Futaba 14SG controller works with the included receiver to give you full wireless control over the Alta X drone in Mode 2 configuration. If you set up an optional transmitter in the Alta X, you can utilize the Futaba’s built-in display to receive and monitor flight telemetry.
FRX Pro Long-Range Radio for Alta X
The FRX Pro long-range radio is engineered to transmit flight telemetry to an operator ground station from up to one mile away via a 900 MHz signal. Please note that this long-range radio is required for flight operations that involve QGroundControl (manual, altitude, or GPS mode flights).
- Range is dependent on signal power settings, RF environment, and line of sight
- Compatible with Apple and Windows-based computer systems
Alta X FPV System
The Alta X FPV System is designed to wirelessly transmit essential flight telemetry to a 5.8 GHz receiver/monitor (not included), such as battery voltage, heading, and ground speed. It also provides video reference for the Alta X.
Auterion Enterprise PX4
The Auterion is the operating system of the Alta X. It’s designed to automate logging and compliance, support RTK use with photo logging, and work with the MAVSDK API for custom software solutions. Custom solutions you design can be sent from the ground via radio, or onboard via an optional expansion computer.
Powered Expansion Ports
Some of the optional modules and accessories you can mount onto the Alta X require power, and the Alta X is made to provide that with three battery power outputs. Each output provides 10A of current, and you can choose from a 5 or 12V DC-to-DC connection.
FC flight modes: Manual, altitude, position, mission, loiter, orbit, and return
Orientation lights mounted on boom tips
Multicolor orientation lights: Red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, white, and off
Propellers are carbon fiber-filled nylon