The Airpeak S1 remains to be below improvement, however Sony has introduced some info earlier than their fall launch. It’s a bigger plane, related in measurement and form to the DJI Inspire 2, however with extra energy for beefier payloads, faster acceleration, and full distant digicam management.
Onboard cameras map the encircling surroundings to brake when obstacles are detected and assist maintain it regular when GPS isn’t out there. With GPS enabled it has return-to-home, a customizable geofence, and different fundamental security options.
The S1 is extra seemingly for use in manufacturing environments and begins at $8,999.99, not together with the digicam, lens, gimbal, and even spare propellers. You get the S1, a single distant management, two flight batteries, and 4 propellers within the equipment.
The Airpeak S1 helps twin operator management. For use in cinema, which means you’ll have a licensed pilot working the plane and a cinematographer dealing with the digicam and gimbal controls.
The S1 accelerates from 0 to 50mph in 3.5 seconds, is steady in 44.7mph wind, and might fly at slightly below 56mph with out a payload. The S1 is powered by two flight batteries, however is simply good for about 22 minutes of flight time with out a payload.
The S1 helps the Sony a1, a9 II, a7S III, a7R IV, and FX3 and FE prime lenses from 14mm by way of 85mm. Airpeak S1 requires an iOS system to run its management app, and Sony hasn’t but dedicated to creating a model for Android units. The S1 distant is large enough to carry a pill, and Sony expects extra operators to make use of iPads as a show due as a result of massive display screen measurement.
Web-based software program is included too. Airpeak Base is a cloud app for fleet administration—helpful for rental homes and manufacturing studios. It additionally consists of mission planning instruments for preset waypoints and digicam actions and a logbook so you possibly can overview earlier flights.
Sony expects to ship items this fall.