Specifications

ALTA 8 Pro Specifications

Included Items

ALTA 8 Pro Included Items
  1. Case

  2. ALTA Pro

  3. Long Range Radio Modem

    a. Aerial portion mounted to ALTA

  4. Isolator Cartridges

    a. (6) Teal (Installed)

    b. (6) Black

    c. (6) Red

  5. Inverted Landing Gear

  6. Quick Release Battery Tray

  7. ALTA Product Spares

  8. USB-Futaba Power Cable

  9. FPV Cables

    a. Skyzone/BOSCAM

    b. BOSCAM, small connector

    c. ImmersionRC/Fat Shark

    d. Ready Made RC

  10. 5.5mm Wrench

  11. Hex Drivers (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm)

  12. Electronic Luggage Scale

  13. Documentation

Additional Required Components (Not Included in Base Package)

Radio Controller

ALTA Pro supports a variety of radio controllers as outlined in the Flight Controller Specifications. A minimum of five (5) channels are required, with four (4) used for flight control, and the remaining one (1) used for mode selection.

A radio controller with between six to ten channels is highly recommended to make use of Return-to-Land (RTH) and ALTA Pro’s other functions. It is recommended to use a radio controller with a three-way switch for Mode selection and a two-way switch for the Return-to-Land function.

Flight Battery

ALTA Pro can accommodate a variety of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) flight battery packs. Battery packs must be 6S, having a nominal voltage of 22.2 V. Only run ALTA Pro using two packs at a time. Each pack must have a continuous discharge rating of 250 amps or greater, and a peak discharge rating of 500 amps or greater. For additional information on expected flight durations, refer to the Performance Section of this manual.

The use of flight packs which do not meet the voltage and discharge rating above (22.2V nominal, 250a continuous discharge, and 500a peak discharge) can cause damage to the ALTA and the batteries.

Dimensions

Item

Dimension

Unfolded Diameter

(does not include Props)

1325 mm - ALTA Pro

Folded Diameter

(does not include Props)

660 mm - ALTA Pro

Height to base of Toad In The Hole (TITH)

263 mm - ALTA Pro

ALTA 8 Pro Dimensions

Powerplant

Item

Specification

Number of Motors

8 - ALTA Pro 8

Motor Type

Direct Drive 3-Phase PMAC Outrunner

Motor Make and Model

Freefly F45

Motor Max Continuous Power Output

350 W

Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power Output

950 W

Maximum RPM (flat rated)

6300 RPM

Equivalent Kv

384

Electronic Speed Controller

Freefly Silent-Drive Sine Wave ESC

Propellers

Item

Spec

Make and Model

Freefly ALTA Propeller

Material

Carbon fiber with balsa core

Propeller Orientation

(4) CW and (4) CCW Props - ALTA Pro 8

Propeller Type

18 × 6 Folding

Battery

Item

Spec

Nominal Battery Voltage

6S / 22.2V

Maximum Battery Size (GroundView)

240 × 175 × 80 mm

Maximum Battery Size (SkyView)

220 x 156 x 64 mm

Maximum Battery Quantity

2 Battery Packs (Parallel)

Minimum Battery Quantity

2 Battery Packs (Parallel)

Battery Connectors

2× EC5 (Parallel)

Required Minimum Battery Discharge Rating (Per Pack)

250A / 500A Peak

Weight

Item

Spec

Maximum Gross for Takeoff

18.1 kg (40.0 lbs) - ALTA Pro 8

Maximum Useful Load

12.0 kg (26.4 lbs) - ALTA Pro 8

Maximum Payload

9.1 kg (20.0 lbs) - ALTA Pro 8

Typical Standard Empty Weight

6.2 kg (13.6 lbs) - ALTA Pro 8

Specific Loadings

Item

Spec

Typical Specific Power

145 W/kg

Thrust Ratio at MTOW1

1.85 : 1

Flight Controller

Item

Spec

Autopilot Name

PX4

Flight Modes

Manual, Height Mode, Position Mode , Return-to-Land (RTH), Autoland, Waypoint Mission mode

Supported Inputs:

DSMX, DSM2, S.Bus, S.Bus2

Supported Radios

Futaba S.Bus & S.Bus2, DSMX, DSM2 (Spektrum/JR)

Supported Radio Controller Telemetry Systems

Futaba w/ built-in voltage sense port

Minimum Radio Controller Channels Required

5

Supported GNSS

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

Supported Satellite-based Augmentation System

QZSS, WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS

First-Person View System Video Formats

NTSC, PAL

Supported First-Person View Transmitters

Skyzone, BOSCAM, ImmersionRC, Fat Shark

Supported First-Person View Cameras

Ready Made RC

RMRC-700XVN (Recommended), Runcam Eagle 2 Pro, or similar

First-Person View OSD Telemetry

User Configurable

Installed Transceivers

RFD900/868X Long Range Telemetry System

Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz b/g/n

Default Data Logging Rate

25Hz

Lighting and Indication

Item

Spec

Status Light

1 Watt Red, 1 Watt White LED

Orientation Lights

3-Watt RGB LED

Orientation Light Color Options

Off, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Cyan, Purple, White

FPV Ability

FPV SD with OSD overlay

GPS Light Color Scheme

Solid Blue - Armed Without GPS Lock

Solid Green - Armed With GPS Lock

Breathing (Any Color) - Waiting/Standby

Blue (Solid or Breathing) - No GPS Lock

Green (Solid or Breathing) - GPS Lock

Fast Blinking Red - Arming Error

Isolation Systems

Item

Spec

Vibration Isolation System

O-Rings

Option 1: Soft / Light Payloads

Red O-Rings

Option 2: Medium / Medium Payloads

Teal O-Rings

Option 3: Stiff / Heavy Payloads

Black O-Rings

External Systems Mounting

Item

Spec

Mounting Locations

FPV Transmitter Mount

GPS Mount

Telemetry Radio Mount

Mounting System

Freefly Toad In The Hole (TITH) Quick Release

Dimensions / Drawing

FPV Camera Mount

Between Booms 1 & 8 - ALTA Pro 8

FPV Transmitter Mount

Boom 2 - ALTA Pro 8

GPS Mount

Boom 7 - ALTA Pro 8

Telemetry Radio Mount

Boom 3 - ALTA Pro 8

Expansion Port Pin-outs

Expansion Port Layout

UART Port

Pin

Signal

Voltage (V)

1

VCC

+5V

2

TX (Out)

+3.3V

3

RX (In)

+3.3V

4

CTS (In)

+3.3V

5

RTS (Out)

+3.3V

6

GND

GND

GPS2 Port

Pin

Signal

Voltage (V)

1

VCC

+5V

2

TX (Out)

+3.3V

3

RX (In)

+3.3V

4

I2C1 SCL

+3.3V

5

I2C1 SDA

+3.3V

6

GND

GND

CAN Ports

Pin

Signal

Voltage (V)

1

VCC

+5V

2

CAN_H

+5V

3

CAN_L

+5V

4

GND

GND

I2C Port

Pin

Signal

Voltage (V)

1

VCC

+5V

2

I2C1 SCL

+3.3V (1.5K pull-up)

3

I2C1 SDA

+3.3V (1.5K pull-up)

4

GND

GND