Our Gear

We make use of the best drone, gimbal, and camera gear available on the market.

Drones

Freefly Alta-X
Freefly Alta-X

The ALTA X is Darkwing’s heavy lifter, carrying a payload of up to 15 kg. This drone is a leader in the film industry, proven by its predecessor – the ALTA 8. This drone will suit a production with the need to carry the largest cinema payloads available.

- 15 kg payload – bigger cameras and lenses

- Carries the Sony Venice

- Longer flight times – up to 20 minutes with cinema cameras

- Repeatable flight paths with advanced onboard GPS module and RTK

- Carries a LIDAR scanner for VFX

All of these features – coupled with the best in-house pilots and crew – makes this drone package an industry game changer, ready to streamline your next film production.

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Freefly Alta-8
Freefly Alta-8

The Freefly Alta 8 is the workhorse of the drone film industry. Darkwing Aerials has two licensed Alta 8s available, ready to carry cinema payloads as well as lighting rigs and smoke machines.

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DJI Inspire 2
DJI Inspire 2

The Inspire 2 offers a quick turnaround in between setups. The Inspire 2 offers a quick turnaround in between setups, and boasts a 95 km/h top speed.

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7 inch Heavy Lift FPV
7 inch Heavy Lift FPV

Traditionally, FPV racers have been small - only carrying GoPro’s and small action cameras. With this Heavy Lift FPV drone we’re now able to carry cinema cameras such as the RED Komodo, Black Magic pocket Cinema 6K and Sony FX6. 3 - 5 min flight time 120km/h

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5 inch FPV Racer
5 inch FPV Racer

An FPV racer unlocks a whole new realm of cinematic possibilities, allowing your camera to get closer to the action like never before. With a 3 - 5 min flight, travelling at 120km/h, this drone is able to achieve manoeuvres and shots which were not previously possible in traditional drone operations.

- Fast, agile, "Freestyle"

- Good for fast action, car chases, building dives etc.

- Payload: GoPro Hero 10

- Speed: +- 120kmh

- Flight time: 5 minutes

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3 inch Micro Drone
3 inch Micro Drone

This micro drone is equipped with prop-guards making it great for safe close proximity. Carrying a naked gopro with a flight time of 5 minutes, this drone is perfect for slow cinematic shooting styles.

- Small, good for indoors

- Propguards = safe

- Good for close proximity to people & slow cinematic shooting style

- Camera: Insta 360

- Flight Time: 5 minutes

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DJI M300 RTK
DJI M300 RTK

The M300 is a purpose-built industrial specialist. Practical and tough to the core, the M300 is ready for any inspection challenge. Combined with the P1 RGB and H20T thermal/zoom cameras, the mission profiles are diverse.

- 15 km Max Transmission

- 55-min Max Flight Time

- -20°C to 50°C Operating Temperature

- Hot-swappable Batteries

- UAV Health Management System

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro
DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The Mavic Pro 2 accompanies our teams to almost every shoot. This drone is ideal for lower budget shoots which require high-quality deliverables.

A drone which embodies the convergence of technology, engineering and the needs of professional aerial experts, the Mavic 2 Pro redefines what is possible for the world of aerial photography.

- 1” CMOS sensor

- 30 min flight time

- Sleek, wind resistant design

- Quick setup


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Payloads

Red Komodo
Red Komodo

Compact 6K cinema camera perfect for flying on the 7inch FPV.

Lenses include: LAOWA 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine Canon RF and LAOWA 14mm f4 FF RL Zero-D Canon RF

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ARRI Alexa Mini
ARRI Alexa Mini

Compact, lightweight, and self-contained - ARRI ALEXA Mini is the small and versatile allrounder in the ARRI camera family. In some productions it is used as a second or third camera, while in others it is the main camera throughout a shoot. As a result, it is frequently moved from one configuration to another. Any time savings that can be made during these transitions will have a big impact on the daily shooting schedule.

The symmetrical design permits filming in any orientation, including upside-down and in portrait mode, while multiple accessory points enable highly creative mounting solutions. In addition, ALEXA Mini comes with a series of interchangeable lens mount, allowing the use of B4 video, EF mount stills lenses, or with the even ARRI Signature Primes with the LPL mount for ALEXA Mini.

We can fly a huge range of lenses. Our in house lenses are as follows:

- Zeiss 25mm CP2 Lens

- Zeiss 35mm CP2 Lens

- Zeiss 50mm CP2 Lens

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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF
ARRI ALEXA Mini LF

The go-to camera for drama series, feature films and commercials. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LD sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI's large-format camera system. Featuring 16 recording formats, the Mini LF can be universally used for large format and Super 35 productions

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Go Pro Hero 10
Go Pro Hero 10

All-out speed and ultimate ease, now in the most powerful GoPro ever. Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes.

- All-new GP2 processor makes this the most powerful GoPro ever

- Unreal 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240 video resolution + 23 megapixel photos

- Advanced HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation

- Waterproof to 33ft + built tough

- Automatically upload footage to the cloud when charging

- TimeWarp 3.0, 8X Slo-Mo + tons of other features to nail any shot

- Compatible with Quik app

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

The 6K Pro Cinema Camera from Blackmagic still packs the large 6144 x 3456 Super 35mm Sensor; to capture high-quality cinematic video footage and shallower depths of field.

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DJI Zenmuse X7
DJI Zenmuse X7

The X7 is a compact Super 35 camera with 14 stops of dynamic range and 6K DNG and 5.2K Apple ProRes.

Lenses available:

- DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH

- DL-S 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH

- DL-S 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH 

- DL-S 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH 

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DJI Zenmuse P1
DJI Zenmuse P1

The Zenmuse P1 integrates a full-frame sensor with interchangeable fixed-focus lenses on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal. Designed for photogrammetry flight missions, it takes efficiency and accuracy to a whole new level.

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DJI Zenmuse H20T
DJI Zenmuse H20T

Capture everything. Up close or from a distance. In true living color or thermal. An integrated laser rangefinder (LRF) measures the distance to an object at up to 1200 m away. A powerful, integrated payload that unleashes advanced intelligent capabilities for DJI’s industrial drone platforms.

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DJI Zenmus XT2
DJI Zenmus XT2

Pairing the FLIR Tau 2 thermal sensor and 4K visual camera withDJI’s leading stabilisation and machine intelligence technology, the XT2 quickly transforms aerial data into powerful insights.

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DJI Zenmuse Z30
DJI Zenmuse Z30

The first integrated aerial camera with an optical zoom up to 30x and digital up to 6x, the Zenmuse Z30 offers unparalleled image data capture.

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Riegl VUX-1UAV
Riegl VUX-1UAV

The RIEGL VUX-1UAV is a very lightweight and compact laser scanner, meeting the challenges of emerging survey solutions by UAS/UAV/RPAS both in measurement performance as well as in system integration. The entire data set of an acquisition campaign is stored onto an internal 1 TByte SSD and/or provided as real-time line scan data via the integrated LAN-TCP/IP interface.


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Riegl MiniVux
Riegl MiniVux

The RIEGL miniVUX-1UAV is an extremely lightweight airborne laser scanner, designed specifically for integration with UAS/UAV/RPAS.

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Gimbals

Movi Pro
Movi Pro

A lightweight, portable system that offers industry leading performance, flexibility, and ease of use.

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Ronin 2
Ronin 2

A professional 3-axis stabilisation system, built to excel in high-stress environments.

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CEO & Head of Film
Film Aerial Producer