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Whose copter is this?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GMack, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. GMack

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    Anyone know whose copter this is? It looks like the legs might revolve with the camera and its gimbal? Arms fold too? Camera seems resting on some sort of CG slider rail too.

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    I know the camera and lens is a Nikon D500 20.9MP body ($2,000) plus their Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens ($800). Weight 1,180 grams combined. 70 degree field on the D500 DX body, so a bit tighter than the 84 degrees of the P4.
     
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  4. GMack

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    Found it.

    It's a Freefly Alta 8 drone (Here: ALTA 8 ). Normally $17,500. But you can buy the older Alta 6 on sale for a mere $12,000 at Adorama, or $4,000 off the list of $16,000. Transmitter not included: Futaba's at $280 or $550. Batteries are cheap at $75. Ugh!

    Specs are lift weight of 26 pounds and the camera system can go on top or on the bottom. They show it in use here with the camera in either of those positions depending on the shot: Agile demo
    Arms look to be carbon fiber. 18" foldable props and it does fold down to about half its size.

    Stefan Forster modified a S1000 for a lot less to carry his D810 and the heavy Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 here: Octocopter Aerials | stefanforster.com Looks like a major rats nest of wires though.