Flying Pictures: The Helicopter and Drone Aerial Filming Specialists

Heavy Lift Drone

The World’s Most Powerful Drone for Cinematography

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. The ‘Ultra’ represents the latest in drone technology and safety features.

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.

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. An example package would be the Libra L7 with the Flying Pictures designed 3-Camera Alexa Mini Multi-Array, CP3 lenses and full RTMotion lens control system weighing in at 50kg/110lb.

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

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. The Ultra is UK CAA assessed and approved to fly up to its 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.