The S1000 is a collapsible, eight-rotorhead RC helicopter designed to carry a DSLR or similar-sized camera. The aircraft is intended to serve as a platform that combined with the gimbal allows professional videographers and photographers to add dynamic aerial shots to their productions.
The flight control system features attitude and GPS attitude flight modes, offering the pilot varying degrees of autopilot intervention depending on skill level and preference. In GPS mode it is possible to hover in a fixed position, which is ideal for capturing static video shots. In attitude mode, the flight controller will use IMU data to keep the aircraft stable. The A2 also features return to home, Intelligent Orientation Control, and other features made possible thanks to computerized. GPU-based flight control. The airframe features a dampened gimbal mounting bracket with a low mounting position.
The S1000 is designed to use 6S lithium-polymer batteries. It will support capacities between 10,000 and 20,000mAh, and requires a discharge rate of at least 15C. With a 15,000mAh battery and a take-off weight of 21 pounds, it is estimated to fly approximately 15 minutes. Weighing approximately 9.3 pounds, the S1000 is able to support a take-off weight of up to 24 pounds. This means it can handle camera payloads up to the approximate size of a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. With a 21 pound take-off weight and a 15,000mAh battery it features an estimated flying time of approximately 15 minutes.