Freefly Alta X Drone

Freefly has announced the Alta X drone. A follow up to their successful Alta line.

Payload & Flight Time

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It has a payload capacity of 15.9kg. You can fly a Mōvi Carbon (20 lb payload) for 20+ minutes, or a max payload for over 10 minutes. With smaller payloads, flight times can exceed 40 minutes.

Carry up to a 35lb payload while maintaining a 2:1 thrust to weight ratio.

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With smaller payloads, flight times can exceed 40 minutes.

Folding Design

Alta X folds to half its normal size with the push of a finger. The folding linkages also stiffen the booms to ensure low vibration and precise flight characteristics.

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Freefly’s customer’s success depends on their comprehensive and integrated ecosystem that ensures in-field success.

Alta X Support Ecosystem


Alta X+ Carbon

20+ minute flight times and perfectly stable images at 240mm.


Alta X+ LiDAR

30 minute flight times with survey grade LiDAR allows for efficient and high quality capture.

LED Light

Alta X+ LED

20 minute flights with cinema grade LED allow entirely new ways to light tv / film.

Mapping camera

Alta X+ Mapping Camera

Alta X creates extraordinarily detailed maps by flying 50 to 100 Megapixel imagers.

Expansion Ports

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Alta X features 3 battery voltage power outputs and 5V, 12V DC to DC converters to power your payloads. Additionally we break out the following ports for easy access.


At your HQ or Freefly’s, they will teach you best practices and how we operate to ensure the best chance a success.


Realtime and expert help from the US-based support team.


From custom integrations to advice on adapting your payload to an Alta X, the Freefly Engineering team is available and eager to help.


Freefly stock all important spare parts to keep you up and running. Customers can order directly from our webstore 24 hours a day and in-stock parts will ship same or next day.


With the optional industrial package, users can have Freefly support and Auterion’s predictive maintenance suite monitoring your Alta X live and alerting you to any potential issues before they become a real problem. Replace parts as needed, not as planned.


Freefly pays attention to what their customers are asking and make it all available for users on their website. No “email for more info” or “our rep will contact you for details”.

Alta X Specs


Unfolded Diameter (not including props)1415 mm
Unfolded Diameter (Including Props)2273 mm
Folded Diameter877 mm
Height387 mm
Height (Skyview)434 mm


Number of Motors4
Motor Max Continuous Power Output100 A
Motor Max Instantaneous Peak Power Output130 A (>3s)
Equivalent Kv115 rpm/V


Make and ModelDJI R3390
MaterialUltra Carbon Pro
Propeller Orientation(2) CW and (2) CCW Props
Propeller Type840 x 230 mm Folding


Nominal Battery Voltage44.4V
Battery ConnectorsXT-90
Required Minimum Battery Discharge Rating (Per Pack)320 Amps per battery (assumes two batteries) 20C for a 16A-hr pack.


Maximum Gross for Takeoff34.86kg (see performance charts)
Maximum Payload15.9kg
Typical Standard Empty weight10.4 kg

Flight Controller

Autopilot NameCustom PX4 flight control stack
Flight ModesManual, altitude, position, mission, loiter, orbit, return
Supported RadiosFutaba, Spektrum, PX4 compatible SBUS and PPM receivers
Supported Radio Controller Telemetry SystemsVoltage feed provided for Futaba RX telemetry
Minimum Radio Controller Channels Required5 (roll, pitch, yaw, throttle, mode)
Supported GNSSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Default Data Logging RateVaries, 25hz for main flight data

Lighting and Indication

Orientation LightsBoom tip mounted lights
Orientation Light Color OptionsColors can be set in software – red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, white, off.

Price & Availability

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The Alta X starts from $15,995 USD.

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