CineStar 6 Hexacopter - Ready to Fly Package
This is a true ready to fly system with fully automated flight capabilities including
- 2 x Batteries
- Dual Port Battery Charger,
- Camera Mount with Tilt/Roll Stabilisation and
- GPS Functionality (up to 250m recreationally - license required for commerical use).
Our German Engineer takes extreme care and pride when assembling frames and electronics. His meticulous nature shines in the quality of his workmanship.
The machine is then flown and tested thoroughly by Simon Jardine. During this testing, flight settings are finely tuned and all flight functions assessed and corrected if necessary.
We offer 3 monthly Remote Servicing to ensure you are up to date with firmware and check settings are all in tune. Every 6 months we offer upgrades at a 25% discount off parts and labour.
The CineStar Hexacopter
The simple answer is Power. 8 engines means more thrust, longer flight times and heavier payloads.
The Cinestar hexacopter happily supports payloads up to around 1.5kg for about 10 minutes. It is mainly suited to cameras like the Sony NEX7 or other similar hybrid/mirrorless cameras.
The Cinestar hexacopter can also fly the GoPro for 25 minutes on one battery.
When comparing flight characteristics with the octocopter, they are both very similar. The hexacopter is a slightly more agile model, but is just as stable as the octocopter.
So how much wind can the Cinestar hexacopter perform well in?
As with all machines, the higher the wind, the harder to fly. Basically, there will be noticeable differences in flight characteristics above 7kts, especially with strong gusts of wind.
Not only will flight performance reduce, but the quality of onboard footage may also suffer.
Features like position hold and return to base will still work well.
The Cinestar Hexacopter can be easily disassembled for travel but is also sturdy enough to sit in the back seat of your car between jobs.
The CineStar is the next evolution in professional heavy lift multi-rotor helicopters. Drawing on vast experience in the areas of professional aerial cinematography, engineering and manufacturing, FreeFly Systems have created the ultimate aerial platform. Extensive R&D has been invested in the CineStar to create a reliable and robust system for aerial video and photo professionals, allowing for longer flight times, heavier payloads and smoother footage.
The CineStar has proven itself to be the strongest and most reliable multi-rotor airframe on the market to date.
We are confident in this opinion as we have sold next to no spare parts to our ready to fly customers over the past 9 months.
Previous models sufferered high frequency vibration which could result in electrical errors or loose screws. Freefly have created a simple and effective airframe which continues to impress us.
The operator has access to the tilt and shutter functions of the camera whilst flying the Hexacopter. The Hexacopter's onboard gyros can be engaged to keep the camera level.
Recommended Camera Mount:
CineStar 2-Axis Gimbal with automatic tilt and roll stabilisation powered through the flight controller.
A second radio control is needed for this setup, giving the camera operator the ability to control the pan, tilt, roll and shutter functions of the camera. The CineStar 3-axis camera mount requires separate roll and tilt stabilising modules - Freefly's Radian Stabilisation. Using a third module for the pan axis, the camera operator can lock the mount to stay on an object no matter where the pilot flies.
A video downlink for the camera operator is recommended for the ability to line up shots and track objects.
Recommended Camera Mount:
CineStar 3-Axis Gimbal with FreeFly 3-axis Radian Stabilisation
Included in this Package
- Graupner MC20 HOTT Radio 2.4Ghz True Diversity Control with inbuilt telemetry
- CineStar 2-axis camera mount
- Mikrokopter Flight Controller V2.1
- Navi V2.0 and G.P.S V2.0 for waypoint programming (up to 250m recreationally, no license)
- 3 x strips of Super bright LED's Red,Green and Blue for navigation and voltage warning
- 6 x Mikrokopter V2.0 Speed controllers
- Distribution board, peak 200amps +
- Mikrokopter Tool
- G.P.S / Navi controller, export.kml to Google Earth.
- Waypoint flying using Point of Interest.
- 6 x MK3638 Motors
- ***NEW*** Hyperion 0702i Dual Port Battery charger with 12v power supply
- ***NEW*** 2 x 10,400mAh 4S LiPo batteries
- 13x6.5 Carbon Props V2 (including 1 spare set)