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24. Juli 2020

Nothing else comes close – this is the most powerful drone designed and built purely for cinematography in the world

“This drone will push the quality and scope of filmmaking a big step forward. Flying Pictures has shown again why we have such a reputation for innovation in our industry.” Matt Connor, Flying Pictures Director

With cutting edge design and safety features, the Flying Pictures ‘Ultra’ sets a new standard.

At Flying Pictures our goal was to develop a drone which removed the restrictions inherent with traditional drone technology, an aircraft capable of flying the heaviest camera and lens packages available today, enabling filmmakers to achieve their creative vision without compromise.

CAA assessed, approved and ready to deploy, the Ultra is the culmination of almost a decade of experience in designing, building and flying multiple types of drones in some of the most complex and challenging situations and environments on the planet. Designed and constructed in- house at Flying Pictures, the Ultra can lift previously unheard of payload combinations with a maximum payload capacity of up to 60kg/132lb.

The Ultra is the only drone capable and approved to fly the industry standard Libra L7 remote head – a world first.

Example packages would be the Libra L7 with the Flying Pictures – designed 3-camera Alexa Mini Multi-Array, Zeiss CP3 lenses and full RTMotion lens control system weighing in at 50kg/110lb. Or the Arri 435 film camera fitted with 400ft magazine and the Cooke 35-140mm anamorphic zoom on the Libra L7 remote head weighing in at 55kg/121lb.

The Ultra is, by a comfortable margin, the world’s most powerful cinematic drone; with a Max Take-Off Mass (MTOM) of 110kg / 243lbs, and a top speed of 56kts+/105kmh making it an unequalled partner for dynamic high-speed action sequences. It is capable of mounting all payload combinations either underslung or top-mounted, offering limitless creativity. The Ultra can even put the sublime stability and performance of the Shotover M1 to work.

Power is not enough. Safety completes the package. Our engineers have designed the Ultra to be as safe as a drone can be made, and represents the latest in drone technology and safety features. The Ultra is UK CAA assessed and approved to fly, in congested areas, up to 110kg MTOM putting the Ultra in a class of its own.

Key safety features of the aircraft include:

Full motor/ESC/Propeller redundancy
Full power/battery redundancy
Dual redundant flight controllers
Triple Ballistic Parachute Recovery System

These safety features, plus many others, contribute to making the Ultra one of the safest drones in the world. Our reputation depends on it.

The Ultra was born from a team of engineers and pilots with a profound understanding of the film industry’s requirements. Established over hundreds of flights, thousands of hours on set, and multiple international movies spanning decades, the Ultra is THE new benchmark in drone cinematography.

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