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The lightweight frame and quad 17″ propellers of the Airpeak S1 help it achieve up to 22 minutes of flight time without payload (approximately 12 minutes with payload). Add in high-powered brushless motors, and the Airpeak S1 can move with exceptional speed. This optimized propulsion system can accelerate through shots and reach waypoints at up to 55.9 mph (without payload) and a 0 to 50 mph acceleration of just 3.5 seconds.


Airpeak Base is a web-based app for overall drone project management, primarily providing automated flight planning and flight log storage. Airpeak Base can be implemented with just one Airpeak S1 or a fleet of them. Some management features include reviewing equipment status and usage logs, downloading flight logs from the drone, and setting up error warnings and maintenance reminders.

Separate accounts can be created to increase information security and accountability in aircraft usage. Being a web-based app, all data is conveniently stored in the cloud, so team members can access them from any location. It also helps Sony’s Airpeak S1 customer support team to more efficiently provide problem resolution.

Mission Flight mode utilizes the Projects section of Airpeak Base to let you create automated flight plans that can be created for execution by the pilot with the Airpeak Flight mobile app. You can set the drone’s speed and position (latitude, longitude, and altitude) along a timeline, along with the gimbal direction and timing of image and video capture. This mode can be saved and run repeatedly, just like a camera on rails when you’re on the ground.

Repeat Flight mode accurately recreates old flight paths from flight logs, including gimbal and camera movement. In both Mission Flight and Repeat Flight modes, pilots maintain manual control to tweak the route and settings in the moment.


Airpeak Flight is a mobile app that runs on your optional Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS/iPadOS 14 or higher), giving you aircraft, remote, camera, and gimbal control. While in flight, you can check flight distance, battery usage, and other telemetry. Airpeak Flight can also be used to confirm and execute automated flight plans created by Airpeak Base in Mission Flight mode. During automated flights in Mission Flight mode, pilots retain control of the gimbal and camera, can check aircraft status, monitor equipment, and view a live feed from the nose-mounted FPV camera.


The flight control system and ESC (Electronic Speed Control) integrates the propulsion and various sensing metrics, such as IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), direction, barometric pressure, and infrared ranging. In addition to the five stereo cameras (front, back, left, right, and bottom) and two IR range sensors, the S1 can accurately determine its spatial position and orientation in real time.

This ability allows for reduced camera shake during low-level flying, and it is essential for automatic obstacle avoidance in dense areas or when GNSS reception is not available. If an obstacle is detected, the S1 can enable the obstacle braking function, which auto-decelerates or stops the aircraft if needed. Obstacle braking can also be manually triggered if needed.


Standard Mode: Ensures all sensors and obstacle detection are on
Velocity Mode: Reduces effects of wind on hovering, turning, and maneuvering
On Course Function: Pilots can accomplish accurate recreations of circular flight paths
All Modes: You can customize maximum speed, angles, acceleration rates, and other parameters
Automatic Return to Home
When the battery is low or the remote controller signal is lost, the Return to Home (RTH) feature automatically brings the drone back to its starting point. If obstacles are in the way of a straight flight, the aircraft will intelligently calculate an alternate route. Pilots can also conveniently trigger RTH at the end of a shoot to free them from piloting the aircraft home.


The Airpeak S1 automatically runs a full system check before starting its motor, alerting you to any possible issues and restricting takeoff and landing if these issues are too severe. Self-diagnostics can also be done while in flight, letting pilots know of any issue so they can make an emergency landing if necessary.


The included remote controller provides real-time control over the Airpeak S1 and the optional gimbal. Piloting is done via the twin Futaba-designed control sticks and various aircraft, gimbal, and camera buttons, which can be changed if needed. In addition to that, four customizable buttons can be set to actions that reflect your specific piloting needs. A mobile device holder on the remote can open up to 7″ to accommodate either an Apple iPhone or iPad. To allow for external drone footage monitoring by a product team, use the built-in HDMI port to output video to an optional monitor.

  • World‘s smallest drone that can carry a full frame Alpha series mirrorless camera6
  • Max speed of 55.9mph (25m/s)1, maximum angular velocity of 180°/s2 and attitude angle up to 55°3
  • Sony developed propulsion device and flight control system
  • Flight time up to 22 minutes4 without a payload.
  • Stable in winds up to 44.7 mph (20m/s)5
  • Retractable landing gear for unobstructed camera field of view
  • Detachable propellers for fast easy replacement and transport
  • Sony developed stereo cameras and vision sensing processor with original algorithm for real time 3D spatial awareness
  • Achieves stable flight in enclosed spaces or when out of range of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
  • Equipped with obstacle braking function by multi-directional sensing
  • RCR-VH1 remote controller operates the aircraft, gimbal, and camera while providing real-time image output.
  • Use with “Airpeak Flight” mobile app to control, monitor and manage the aircraft, remote controller, camera, and gimbal in-flight.
  • Dual Operation Mode for independent control of Aircraft and Gimbal/Camera.
  • Equipped with flexible flight modes to make flying and creating even easier
  • “Airpeak Base” web app for integrated management of flight plans, flight logs, and equipment


  • Dimensions:
    Main unit only: Approx. 20.75(H) x 23.38(W) x 20.25(D) inches*1 *2
    When the RTK kit is attached to the aircraft: Approx. 21.25(H) x 23.38(W) x 20.25(D) inches*1 *2*1 Landing position, without propellers
    *2 Approx. 39.88(W) inch(Landing gear is up)
  • Diagonal Wheelbase:
    Approx. 25.5 inch (without propellers)


  • Aircraft Weight:
    • Main unit only*: Approx. 6 lbs 14.9 oz
      When the RTK kit is attached to the aircraft*: Approx. 7 lbs 7.2 oz (with GBL-T3 gimbal), Approx. 7 lbs 6.9 oz (with GBL-PX1 gimbal)
      * Without battery packs
    • Approx. 5 lbs 9.4 oz
    • When using Battery Pack LBP-HS1: Approx. 15 lbs 5.7 oz
      When using Battery Pack LBP-HM1: Approx. 16 lbs 7.0 oz

Flight Speed

  • Max Speed:
    • 25 m/s (55.9 mph) without payload, obstacle brake disabled
  • Max Ascent Speed:
    • 7 m/s (without payload, obstacle brake disabled)
  • Max Descent Speed:
    • 4 m/s (without payload, obstacle brake disabled)
  • Acceleration:
    • Approx. 3.5 seconds (from 0 to 49.7 mph, without payload)

Flight Control

  • Max Angular Velocity:
    • Pitch: 180°/s, Yaw: 180°/s, Roll:180°/s (Vision Positioning disabled)
  • Max Pitch Angle:
    • 55° (Obstacle brake disabled), 35° (Obstacle brake enabled)

Operational Limit

  • Max Wind Resistance:
    • 20m/s (44.7 mph) (without payload)
  • Max Gust Resistance*:
    • 15m/s (33.6 mph) (with maximum payload)
      * The maximum wind speed at which the travel distance is 1 m or less when receiving a gust from the side during straight flight.
  • Max Service Ceiling:
    • 8,202 ft Above Sea Level)
  • Operating Temperature:
    • 14~104 ℉

Flight Time

  • Max Flight Time*:
    • When using Battery Pack LBP-HM1
      Approx. 30 minutes without payload)
      Approx. 20 minutes with RTK-1, GBL-PX1, ILCE-7RM4A and SEL35F28Z)
      Approx. 16 minutes with maximum payload
    • When using Battery Pack LBP-HS1
      Approx. 22 minutes without payload)
      Approx. 12 minutes with maximum payload)*Cruising speed(9m/s), sea level, no wind

Hovering Accuracy

  • Hovering Accuracy Range:
    • When the RTK kit is attached to the aircraft RTK Kit is sold separately)
      Vertical:±0.3 ft, Horizontal:±0.3ft(RTK and Vision Positioning enabled)
      Vertical:±0.3ft, Horizontal:±0.3ft(GNSS* and Vision Positioning enabled)
      Vertical:±1.6ft, Horizontal:±1.6ft(GNSS* enabled and Vision Positioning disabled)
      *When not using the RTK function of the RTK kit and performing GNSS single point positioning
    • Main unit only:
      Vertical:±0.3ft, Horizontal:±0.3ft(GNSS and Vision Positioning enabled)
      Vertical:±1.6ft, Horizontal:±4.9ft(GNSS enabled and Vision Positioning disabled)


  • Operating Frequency:
    • 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz, 5.15 – 5.25 GHz, 5.725 – 5.82 GHz
  • EIRP:
    • 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz:23.8 dBm, 5.15 – 5.25 GHz:18 dBm, 5.725 – 5.82 GHz:25.6 dBm
  • Max Transmitting Distance
    • 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz:1.2 mile
    • 5.15 – 5.25 GHz:0.6 mile
    • 5.725 – 5.82 GHz:1.2 mile
      *Unobstructed, free of interference, and the direction of the Remote Controller is appropriate Note:
      Depending on the strength of radio interference in the flight environment, the transmitting distance for aircraft control and video communication may be shorter.
      In case the aircraft receives radio interference, the transmission video and telemetry information on the “Airpeak Flight” app may be interrupted.


  • Model: PPL1785
  • Propeller Size: 17 Inch




  • Vision Sensor:
    • Method: Stereo camera
      Direction: Front, back, right, left and downward directions
      Operating Environment: Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting
      Sensing Range, FOV: 1.6 – 177.2 ft, HFOV&VFOV 80°
  • Infrared Range Sensor:
    • Method: Infrared, Direction: Up and downward directions
      Sensing Range, FOV:0.3 – 9.8 ft FOV ±15°

FPV Camera

  • Image Sensor:
    • 1/4 inch 8.17 Mpx CMOS Sensor
  • Max Frame Rate:
    • 30 fps
  • FOV:
    • DFOV 120°
  • Gimbal Axis:
    • 2 Axes Gimbal (Tilt, Roll)

Camera And Lens Compatibility

  • Camera:
  • Lens:
    • SELP1635G・SEL14F18GM・SEL20F18G・SEL24F14GM・SEL24F28G・SEL28F20・SEL35F28Z・SEL35F18F・SEL40F25G・SEL50F25G・SEL50F18F・SEL50M28・SEL55F18Z・SEL85F18
-Use with camera systems (lens filter, hood etc.) weighing less than 1.1 kg.
-When shooting with a wide-angled lens, the aircraft may partly obstruct the shot. Compatible with lens length up to 100 mm to avoid contact with the landing gear or the ground.
-When connecting the camera to the gimbal, use a USB-C cable for USB-C port models. You may need to change the cable pull-out direction, or extend the cable length with certain lenses.
– Some features may not be available with certain camera models or firmware versions.

Gimbal Compatibility

  • GBL-T3 (Gremsy Gimbal)
  • GBL-PX1 (Gremsy Gimbal)

Compatible Camera Systems

  • Using with GBL-T3 gimbal:
    • Use with camera systems (lens filter, hood, etc.) weighing less than 2.5 lb. When the RTK kit is attached to the aircraft, camera systems (lens filter, hood etc.) weigh less than 2 lb. Use with payload under maximum payload weight.
    • <Compatible Cameras *1 *2>
    • <Compatible Lenses *3>
      Use with lens (including lens filter, hood, etc.) weighing less than 1 lb. Compatible with lens lengths up to 100 mm to avoid contact with the landing gear or the ground.
    • The following lenses support gimbal presets in the Airpeak Flight app. *4
  • Using with GBL-PX1 gimbal:
    • <Compatible Cameras *1 *2>
    • <Compatible Lenses *3>
      Use with lens (including lens filter, hood etc.) weighing less than 180g. Compatible with lens length up to 70 mm.
    • The following lenses support gimbal presets in the Airpeak Flight app. *4
*1 When connecting the camera to the gimbal, use a USB-C cable for USB-C port models. You may need to change the cable pull-out direction or extend the cable length with certain lenses.
*2 Some features may not be available with certain camera models or firmware versions.
*3 When shooting with a wide-angled lens, the aircraft may partly obstruct the shot.
*4 Individual parameters can be set for lenses that do not support gimbal motor presets.
  • Sony AirPeak S1 Drone Package – Qty 1
  • Gremsy T3 Gimbal – Qty 1
  • Sony Battery Pack – Qty 4
  • Sony Alpha 7R IV FullFrame ILC Camera (Body) – Qty 1
  • Sony Sonnar T(star) FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Lens – Qty 1

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