We’ve engaged the community of aerial cinematographers and logged thousands of flight hours to develop a completely new way to fly. From the Synapse Flight Controller to seamless MōVI integration, ALTA gives filmmakers the power to tell their stories from the sky.

ALTA Specifications

ALTA Specifications



Length 1000 mm
Width 1145 mm
Height (to base of TITH) 220 mm


Length 532 mm
Width 515 mm
Height (to base of TITH) 220 mm


Number of Motors 6
Motor Type Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner
Motor Model F45
Motor Max Continuous Power Output 350 W
Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power 950 W
Electronic Speed Controller Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC


Material Carbon fiber with balsa core
Propeller Orientation (3) CW and (3) CCW Props
Propeller Type 18 x 6 Folding


Nominal Battery Voltage 6S / 22.2V
Maximum Battery Size 240 x 180 x 80 mm
Maximum Battery Quantity 2 Battery Packs (Parallel)
Battery Connectors 2x EC5 (Parallel)


Maximum Gross for Takeoff1 13.6 kg (30.0 lbs)
Maximum Useful Load2 9.5 kg (21.0 lbs)
Maximum Payload3 6.8 kg (15.0 lbs)
Typical Standard Empty Weight 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs)

Specific Loadings

Typical Specific Power4 145 W/kg
Thrust Ratio at Max Takeoff Weight1 2.0 : 1

Flight Controller

Model Name Freefly Synapse Flight Controller
Flight Modes Manual
Height Hold
Climb Rate Control (Vario)
Position Hold
Ground Speed Control
Supported Inputs Spektrum, S.Bus, PPM, FPV SD Video
Outputs PWM, I2C, CAN, FPV SD Video w/ OSD
Supported Radios Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus 2
DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)
PPM, PPM Invert, PPM Graupner
Supported Radio Controller Telemetry Systems Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port
Supported First-Person View Systems Skyzone
Immersion RC
First-Person View OSD Telemetry User Configurable
Installed Transceivers Wi-Fi
Data Logging Rate 25 Hz

Lighting and Indication

Orientation Lights RGB LED’s
Orientation Light Locations Outboard on Boom Ends
Orientation Light Color User Definable
Status Light Rear-Facing Red/White LED
Accessory Lighting Port 12 VDC
Accessory Lighting Port Location Outboard on Boom Ends

Isolation System

Vibration Isolation System Silicone O-Rings

Isolation System Options

1.Soft / Light Payloads Red O-Rings
2.Medium / Mid Payloads Teal O-Rings
3.Stiff / Heavy Payloads Black O-Rings

Payload Mounting

Mounting Locations Bottom and Top Mount
Mounting System Freefly Toad In The Hole Quick Release

  1. At sea level, standard conditions.
  2. Top and bottom mount. Includes batteries.
  3. Payload weight top or bottom mount. Battery weight not included and mounted on opposite side from payload in typical configurations.
  4. At maximum takeoff weight, sea level, standard conditions.



Ready to Fly

The Freefly ALTA is designed to make your life as an elite aerial cinematographer more fun. It arrives in a robust, industry standard pelican case and is ready to simply unfold and fly. We designed the system from the ground up to integrate seamlessly with the Synapse Flight Controller and MōVI stabilizers.

Top Mount Camera Option

A radical design has opened up an entirely new way to film from the sky. Fly the ALTA with the MōVI mounted on top of the multi-rotor for a truly unique perspective.

Fast Setup

Folding carbon propellers and folding booms allow the ALTA to go from a Pelican case to the air in minutes. The included Toad in the Hole Quick Release further streamlines the process of getting airborne quickly with a MōVI payload.

Heavy Payloads

Efficient, powerful custom designed motors achieve a perfect balance between performance and efficiency and set the new standard for heavy lift machines. Cameras such as the RED Dragon, Sony F55, and ALEXA Mini are flown with confidence and reliability with the ALTA's 15-pound payload capacity.

Synapse - Intelligent Flight Controller

The Freefly Synapse flight control system represents a new level of control, precision and reliability for unmanned aerial systems. The system combines high quality sensors with proprietary control algorithms to allow users to execute complex flight patterns with ease. It features an integrated on screen display, high-bandwidth position control, live graphing, dual receivers, and has been tested for years by the industry's best pilots.

Optimized for MōVI Integration

We designed the ALTA with the MōVI line of camera stabilizers in mind, with the ability to go from handheld filming to capturing aerials in just moments with our Toad in the Hole Quick Release.

Ultra Lightweight Frame

Robust and lightweight were two important concepts leading the ALTA's development. We use the strongest and lightest materials available to minimize aircraft weight, which translates to increased flight times with heavier cameras. Our obsession with optimizing for weight and rigidity also pays dividends in extracting every ounce of performance out of the Synapse and MōVI to ensure you can get the shot in the most demanding situations.

Advanced Vibration Isolation System

A refined vibration isolation system rejects high frequency disturbances from the ALTA allowing the MōVI to create the silky smooth shots it's known for.

Next-Generation Distribution Board

The internal distribution board is weather sealed and conformal coated. It features four 12v power leads for driving LEDs or other accessories, as well as integrated connections for industry standard FPV systems.

Silent Drive Technology

Using cutting edge sine wave drive motor controls with active braking, the ALTA features low noise and precise, efficient, closed loop control of the propeller.

Data Logging

High speed data logging allows user analysis of critical flight data.

User Definable LEDs

Customize your ALTA's LED color scheme to suit your piloting preferences via the ALTA App.