Aerial Filming outfit Flying Pictures, has unveiled the ULTRA drone, which it describes as “the most powerful drone designed and built purely for cinematography in the world.”

The drone is capable of flying the heaviest camera and lens packages and can lift 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.

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 has a Max Take-Off Mass (MTOM) of 110kg / 243lbs, and a top speed of 56kts+/105kmh for dynamic high-speed action sequences. It is capable of mounting all payload combinations either underslung or top-mounted. The Ultra can even put the sublime stability and performance of the Shotover M1 to work.

The Ultra is UK CAA assessed and approved to fly, in congested areas, up to 110kg MTOM. It has full motor/ESC/Propeller redundancy, full power/battery redundancy, dual redundant flight controllers, triple Ballistic Parachute Recovery System

Dani Rose, Flying Pictures Chief Engineer/Pilot
“I am incredibly proud to finally release this latest Flying Pictures innovation to the world. I’m excited to get the Ultra out there on more sets worldwide and put it through its paces doing what we do best – producing world-class shots and being right amongst the action.”

Matt Connor, Flying Pictures Director
“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.”

Jon Creamer