Supporting a total takeoff weight of 18 pounds, the Spreading Wings S900 with Zenmuse Z15-A7C Gimbal is a hexcopter from DJI that allows you to capture aerial video using a separately available Sony a7S or a7R mirrorless camera with the Sony FE 35 mm f/2.8 ZA lens. It features carbon fiber frame arms to cut down on weight, which fold down for storage and transport. The included Z15-A7 gimbal helps keep the camera stabilized and isolated from vibration, and allows you to pan, tilt, and even cant the camera for more dynamic shots. Used with a 6S 12000mAh battery, available separately, the S900 can fly for up to 18 minutes fully laden.
This version of the S900 features the DJI A2 flight control system, a collection of hardware which acts as the hexcopter's brains. It takes data from the GPS, gyros, barometer, and other sensors while applying any pilot inputs to help ensure stable flying and smooth video. The A2 can be configured for different flying styles and pilot skill levels, with features like Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC), Point of Interest (POI), one motor fail protection, and a Return-to-Home fail safe in the event contact is lost with the transmitter.
The S900 is not a ready-to-fly (RTF) aircraft. It does require some assembly and a transmitter (hand-held radio controller) and batteries are not included. Transmitters the A2 supports include ma wide range PCM or 2.4 GHz models that have at least 7 channels. For power, it uses LiPo flight batteries in 6S configuration, with a 10,000 to 15,000 mAh capacity, and requires a discharge rate of at least 15C.