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ARS-S1
Break the boundaries of aerial expression.
Advanced drone technology to inspire creators to new heights. The sky is your canvas. Let your creativity soar.
Better Integration for More Creativity
The Airpeak system enhances creativity for a seamless drone experience, Airpeak S1 is supported by a remote controller, an app and cloud service which work together to create a high-performance aircraft system. From piloting and camera work to flight programming and data management, the Airpeak system is comprehensive and easy to use.
Optimized Design for Exceptional Performance
Sensing Technology for Flight Stability
Versatile Camera and Lens Compatibility
Intuitive Control
Automated Flight for Workflow Efficiency
Optimized Design for Exceptional Performance
Powerful Flight Performance
With a max speed of 55.9mph (25m/s)*, maximum angular velocity of 180°/s* and attitude angle up to 55°*, Airpeak S1 offers incredible creative freedom for dynamic professional aerial imagery.

*no payload, obstacle brake function disabled.
Dedicated Propulsion Device and Flight Controller
Airpeak S1’s propulsion system is designed by Sony engineers to achieve maximum flight performance and energy efficiency. The powerful yet lightweight brushless motor optimizes 17-inch propellers for maximum power and minimum energy loss, and the Electric Speed Controller (ESC) is carefully designed to regulate the whole system for peak efficiency. By integrating this propulsion system to the information from the sensors, it realizes increased stability and highly responsive flight control.
Stable Flight in High Winds
The propellers, motor and ESC that make up the flight propulsion system, combined with the dedicated remote controller achieve optimal wind resistance. Airpeak S1 can withstand wind speeds as high as 44.7mph (20m/s)*, and can maintain stable flight in erratic upper-level winds and strong low-level canyon and coastal winds.

*no payload.
Max 22 Minute Flight Time (Without Payload)
Airpeak S1 has a maximum flight time of 22 minutes*1 without a payload, and can still maintain flight for up to 12 minutes*1 when fitted with a heavy payload like the α7S III and FE 24mm F1.4 GM. The hot-swappable battery allows for power supply exchange*2 without powering down the aircraft for minimal downtime.

*1 flying at sea level, no wind, cruising speed 9m/s.
*2 requires 2 batteries during the flight
Retractable landing gear for unobstructed camera field of view
Airpeak S1 is fitted with a landing gear with open/close legs in-flight, allowing the gimbal to pan without worrying about them appearing into images.
Easily Detachable Propellers
The propellors are light, compact, and exceptionally durable, and the quick release mechanism makes for easy attachment and removal.
Sensing Technology for Flight Stability
High Performance Sensors for Precise Positioning
Equipped with Sony’s image sensor 5-way stereo cameras (front, back, left, right, down), visual information is fed to the high-speed Vision Sensing Processor and proprietary algorithm. By integrating this information to IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), compass, barometric pressure, and infrared range sensors, Airpeak S1 perceive its real-time location and positioning with incredible precision, even in enclosed spaces or when out of range of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), to ensure a stable flight.
Increased Stability in Low-Level Flight
High-precision sensors and the refined flight algorithm enable Airpeak S1 to accurately determine its environment, location, and positioning and keep low-level flight shake to a minimum. Airpeak S1 can fly smoothly and safely through wooded and obstacle heavy areas, for steady shooting even in the most demanding close ups.
Multi-Directional Sensing for Obstacle Avoidance
Airpeak S1 combines five directional stereo cameras with infrared range sensor for optimal obstacle avoidance. The automatic deceleration and braking functions allow it to intuitively respond to the environment and its situation. The “obstacle brake function” can be enabled in both automated and manual modes, and there is the option to restrict sensing to a specific direction, or disable the braking function altogether.
Versatile Camera and Lens Compatibility
The Smallest Drone in its Class for Alpha mirrorless cameras
With a custom-designed powerful motor and compact frame, Airpeak S1 is capable of carrying a camera system (including gimbal) of up to 5.5lbs (2.5 kg). Fully compatible with Alpha series full-frame mirrorless cameras, Airpeak S1 opens up the possibilities for professional creators.
Diverse Options for Cameras and Lenses
Airpeak S1 is compatible with a huge range of cameras and lenses, allowing creators to choose the perfect setup for their needs. Powerful low-light cameras like the α7S series or FX3 leverage high sensitivity with stability to capture vivid images even in dark conditions. High-resolution cameras like the α7R series can achieve aerial imagery of outstanding quality, with huge potential for commercial and industrial applications. α9 series will capture high quality images with ultimately low distortion, and α1can shoot in the air with 8K quality. For lenses, Airpeak S1 is compatible with select E-mount prime lenses. You can match the best model for your application.
Exclusively made Gremsy Gimbals
As a dedicated accessory for Airpeak S1, there is Gremsy gimbal “T3 for Airpeak” that is compatible with Alpha series cameras. Once the gimbal is connected, the quick release mechanism allows for easy attachment. And the temperature controlled IMU allows for accurate control of the gimbal in any temperature.*

*: Gremsy gimbal parameters may need to be calibrated when using certain camera and lens setups.
Intuitive Control
Remote Controller with Optimal Functionality
Developed for professionals in mind, the remote controller combines superior functionality with a comfortable design. It allows for a live view during the flight and real-time control over the aircraft and gimbal. There are four customizable buttons, and the aircraft, camera, and gimbal buttons can be changed according to requirements. It is also designed to fit comfortably in the hand. The grip is shaped for secure handling, and the control stick is based on a design by the Futaba Corporation, popular with drone pilots. The holder allows for a maximum of 178.5 mm making it compatible with smartphones and tablets. It also has an HDMI port for connecting to an external screen.
Aircraft and Equipment Management with “Airpeak Flight” app
“Airpeak Flight” is a mobile app for comprehensive monitoring and management of the aircraft, remote controller, camera, and gimbal. From checking flight distance and battery usage, to adjusting camera settings, the app is designed to optimize the flight experience. Airpeak Flight is fully compatible with Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, allowing for camera adjustments during flight. “Airpeak Flight” can be used both with manual and automated flight modes. During the “Mission Flight mode”, the app can be used to confirm the route, execute the mission, check the status of the aircraft, and monitor the equipment.
Dual Operation Mode for Independent Control of Aircraft and Gimbal/Camera
The “Dual Operation Mode” allows two operators to control the aircraft and gimbal/camera separately, allowing for more precision control in complex shooting conditions. By placing the FPV camera on the nose of the aircraft, the pilot can control FPV tilt and check the flight direction and angle, while the camera operator continues capturing images. In addition, when two operators are using the remote controllers, the control stick and buttons will automatically be assigned to the pilot and camera operator accordingly.
Optional Flight Modes for Diverse Needs
Airpeak S1 is equipped with several different flight modes to make flying and creating even easier. The default Velocity Mode was developed in-house. This mode differs from a regular Position Mode by reducing the effects of wind and external influences on hovering, turning and manoeuvring, making it easier to recreate flight routes with more accuracy. By enabling “On Course Function”, the pilot can accomplish accurate and flawless recreation of a circular flight path with ease. Each flight mode allows for customization of maximum speeds, angles, acceleration rates and other parameters. Whether for speed and power, or smooth and steady, pilots will be able to find the flight mode to support optimal performance. Airpeak S1 also comes with Standard Mode which all sensors including obstacle detection is turned on as default for a safe and stable flight experience.
Automated Flight Missions for Workflow Efficiency
Flight and Equipment Organization with “Airpeak Base”
“Airpeak Base” is a web app used to efficiently organize drone projects, from flight planning and flight log organization, to reviewing equipment status and usage. Use the app to plan a detailed flight route, download flight logs from the aircraft to view data on past flights, or create a new flight plan from past flight logs. “Airpeak Base” can also be used to view the equipment status and usage logs, and set up error warnings and maintenance reminders, to reduce the risk of unexpected problems on site. Your flight logs can only be viewed and managed on your account ensuring data privacy and security.
Flexible Planning and Sophisticated Automated Missions
Flight Planning for Professionals
“Airpeak Base” is optimized to support professional creators in designing sophisticated flight plans with ease. With the “Mission Flight mode”, you can set the aircraft’s speed and position (latitude, longitude, altitude) along with the timeline, and also specify the direction of the gimbal and the timing of camera for both video and still image capture. This is not only for straight paths, but for curved routes as well. The aircraft can be programmed to repeat the same path and can recreate the route with flawless accuracy every time.
Accurately Recreate Previous Flight Paths and Cinematographic Timing
“Repeat Flight mode” enables recreation of a flight path from the log, including gimbal and camera movement, ideal for continuous shooting of a fixed point or when accurately reproducing the same flight path multiple times. Manual control is enabled during Mission Flight and Repeat Flight, allowing pilots to tweak the route or change the angle of the gimbal during flight.
Automatic Return to Home
“Return to Home (RTH)” will automatically activate if the battery is low or the signal is lost, bringing the aircraft safely back to the home point. And if the return route has restricted airspace or obstacles, the aircraft can automatically calculate a bypass route. The “Return to Home” feature is also convenient to bring the aircraft safely back to the home point at the end of an aerial imagery project.
Rigorous and Regular Self-Diagnostics
Airpeak S1 automatically runs a full system check before starting the motor. It will alert the pilot to any possible issues, and restrict takeoff and landing if necessary. Airpeak S1 is also capable of self-checks during flight, and can immediately notify the pilot if there is an issue, and make an emergency landing when required.
Manage Data on the Cloud
Aircraft data is shared to the cloud and can be viewed in “Airpeak Base”. Status information from multiple aircrafts can be checked in one location ensuring more efficient flight preparation and planning. “Airpeak Base” also stores past flight logs so that error data can be checked after the event. And as customer support for Airpeak S1 is coordinated with the cloud, uploading data from flight logs can enable efficient and quick problem resolution.
Mobile App
Airpeak Flight
A mobile app to control the aircraft, remote controller, camera, and gimbal.
“Airpeak Flight” enables comprehensive monitoring and management of the aircraft, remote controller, camera, and gimbal. From checking flight distance and battery usage, to adjusting camera settings, the app is designed to optimize the flight experience. The app is fully compatible with Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras , allowing for camera adjustments during flight. “Airpeak Flight” can be used both with manual and automated flight modes. During the “Mission Flight mode”, the app can be used to confirm the route, execute the mission, check the status of the aircraft, and monitor the equipment.
Flight Screen
Images captured by the equipped camera or FPV camera can be projected on screen as a real-time view. Flight distance, battery levels, and other aircraft and camera parameters are also displayed. Quick controls and adjustment on aircraft and settings can easily be done.
Settings
Settings of the aircraft, gimbal, camera, and remote controller can all be adjusted with one app.You can also freely assign flight control and camera settings on control stick and buttons on remote controller, for flexible flight operation and shooting.
Automated Flights
The flight route created on “Airpeak Base” can easily be executed with “Airpeak Flight” app. Even during the automated flight modes, you can control the gimbal and camera while checking the image of the equipped camera.
Mobile phone/tablet compatibility
OS:iOS14/iPadOS 14 or above

iPhone/iPad*1:

iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone SE (2nd generation.), iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7

iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)*2, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) *2, iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation) *2, iPad Pro 10.5-inch(1st generation), iPad Pro 9.7-inch (1st generation), iPad Air (4th generation) *2, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad (8th generation), iPad (7th generation), iPad (6th generation)

*1 Some cameras may not be compatible with all the app features.

* 2 Not a guaranteed operation based on the MFi Program.
Tool
Airpeak Base
Web application to create flight plans, manage flight logs, and organize equipment.
“Airpeak Base” is a web app with three main features for organizing the aircraft. Enable to create sophisticated flight plan. (Projects function). Enable to organize and check your equipment, usage status of them, and view usage log (Devices function). Enable to manage flight routes and flight logs.(Logbook function) Your flight logs can only be viewed and managed on your account, ensuring data privacy and security.
Projects
Use this menu to create sophisticated flight plans for professional aerial imagery projects. The aircraft can be programmed to repeat the same path and can recreate the route with flawless accuracy every time. You can set the aircraft’s speed and position (latitude, longitude, altitude) along with the timeline, and also specify the direction of the gimbal and the timing of camera for both video and still image capture. This is not only for straight paths, but for curved routes as well.
Enhanced Flight Restriction Functions
Airpeak S1 is equipped with three functions for restricting airspace. “Geofence”*1 allows users to set up of restricted areas and altitudes in “Airpeak Base”, while AirMap provides information and data on proposed flight plans*2. Using the geofencing feature in conjunction with reliable information can help avoid accidentally entering restricted airspace*3. There is also the option to program a flight range and height, centered on the home point.

*1 Only available with for Cloud Service “Airpeak Plus” subscribers.*2 The information provided is not guaranteed to be the most up to date and it is the responsibility of the owner to confirm the accuracy of the information.*3 This does not guarantee not entering into restricted airspace. Please confirm airspace restrictions before flying the aircraft and abide by the regulations as stated.
Devices
The app can also be used to view the equipment status and usage logs, and set up error warnings and maintenance reminders, to reduce the risk of unexpected problems on site.
Logbook
Manage logs from past flights, use a previous flight log to create a new flight plan, or check back on flight errors after the event.
Service
Cloud Service “Airpeak Plus”
“Airpeak Plus” service provides support your comfortable Airpeak S1 usage. Paid subscriber can use the full function of web app “Airpeak Base”, and the cloud storage service will be expanded to extend the flight logs storage period.

“Airpeak Plus” Service in detail, service contents, fees, how to purchase, will be announced in the near future.
After Service “Airpeak Protect Plan”
The “Airpeak Protect Plan” will assure protection in the event of accidental damage and malfunction. Sony will provide the product replacement service to new or refurbished (same quality/function) with an additional fee, even in the event of accidental damage or malfunction.

*“Airpeak Protect Plan” service contents, fees, purchase details will be announced in the near future.

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