Freefly Astro Base + Pilot Pro (Herelink RF)
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Freefly Astro Base + Pilot Pro (Herelink RF)

Product code : FRE.950-00108-02

$ 34,999.00
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Astro is Freefly’s compact industrial drone platform!

Freefly understands the need for quality tools. For more than 10 years Freefly aircraft have carried cinema cameras for Hollywood and high-end productions around the world. It carries valuable payloads in high-pressure situations. We also understand the need for flexibility. Astro’s interface specs are open, making it a flexible and reliable tool to get your new ideas in the air.

Each Astro Base ( 950-00108-02 ) includes an Astro (with props and folding landing gear), and spare parts kit all packed in a hard case. The Astro needs 2 SL8 Batteries and SL8 Chargers to fly which are not included in this package and need to be purchased separately. 


Pilot skill with Manual Mode is required for Emergency Procedures. Learn more
Astro uses two Freefly SL8-Air batteries per flight (not included in this kit). We recommend 4 SL8 batteries and 2 SL8 Chargers to get flying.
Works with RTK GPS Ground Station, through a user-supplied ground station computer (optional)
This kit does not include a payload (e.g. gimbal/camera)
Astro Base does not include any vibration isolation. You can hard mount any payloads you need to the aircraft or you can purchase the  Vibration Isolator with Smart Dovetail which is compatible with the Mapping Payload.
3rd party payloads may use Freefly Smart Dovetail Kit (requires integration)
LTE modem works in the United States only. Learn more

Qty 1 Travel Case with custom insert, packed with:
Qty 1 - Astro (with landing gear and props)*
Qty 1 each - Hex drivers, 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 2.5 mm
Qty 4 - Proptectors
Spare parts
Qty 1 - Extra Proptector
Qty 2 - Rubber hole grommet
Qty 1 - Pilot Pro Travel Case with custom insert: 
Qty 1 - Pilot Pro Controller
Qty 1 - Samsung Active Tab 3 (pre-configured and installed into controller)
Qty 1 - Herelink 1.1 RF (2.4 GHz)
Qty 1 - Custom padded neck strap 
*Batteries and chargers needed for flight not included, sold separately
Up to 37 minutes flight time. (See Wiki for additional details)
1500 grams max payload 
Booms fold up to ½ the diameter
Smart Dovetail payload attachments sold separately
Vibration Isolator with Smart Dovetail
Freefly Smart Dovetail Kit
Additional specs in the Astro wiki
Pilot Pro Controller
Freefly pilot controller
High resolution rockers for precise camera / gimbal control
Modular to accept a variety of radio transmitters
Herelink Radio (2.4 GHz)
Doodle Labs Radio or other NDAA compliant radio option coming next
Internal battery with external power inputs to support hot-swapping for maximum uptime
Emergency kill-switch
Discreet physical buttons for all key user actions
Includes custom configured, pre-installed 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 tablet
Realtime drone and gimbal speed limits
Custom padded neck strap 
Astro Travel Case
Holds everything included with the Astro Base (except Pilot Pro controller)
Removable battery tray holds up to 6 Freefly SuperLight batteries*
Custom cut foam, tested to protect against drops from 1 meter
Removable/customizable/replaceable payload insert
Submersible and dust tight (MIL-STD 810G)
Airline checkable (overweight)
Case dimensions: 31x24x15 inches / 79x61x38 cm
Weight of Astro Base in case (no batteries): 56 lbs / 25 kg
SL8-Air Batteries*
Astro uses two SL8-Air batteries per flight
Voltage: 21.6 V (6S)
Capacity: 7.3 Ah, 157 Wh
Weight: 2.25lbs
Chemistry: Lithium-Ion
Auxiliary output: USB-C Power Delivery 
SL8 Fast Charger*
One charger charges one Freefly SL8-Air battery at a time
Approximate charge time for one SL8-Air battery, from 0%: 90 mins
Input: 100 / 240 VAC
Output: 200 Watts
Supplied with North America power cable (NEMA 1-15 ungrounded, Type A). 
Power cable is replaceable (IEC320 connector). 
Designed and Assembled in USA.
*Batteries and chargers needed for flight not included, sold separately
Please be aware that John Barry has multiple warehouse locations in different states. 

If you wish to purchase in store, to avoid disappointment, please confirm the availability of the product at your local John Barry prior to visiting.

Alternatively, orders placed online by 2pm AEST are typically dispatched same day, if ordered online.

If your product is on backorder, please contact us for an ETA.

Shipping is done via Startrack Express or Australia Post eParcel service and tracking advice will be provided once shipped.

For more information, please visit our Shipping Policy.
John Barry Sales offers the same the warranty conditions as scheduled by the product manufacturer.

Should you have any questions regarding our equipment warranty conditions, please contact us

John Barry will happily exchange a product sold to you that does not match the description on our website, or if the product is not of an acceptable quality or condition for use.

John Barry reserves the right under Australian Consumer Law to refuse a request for an exchange or refund on all final sale items, if you have misused/mishandled the product, or if you have simply changed your mind. Please visit our Refunds & Returns policy page for further information.