Last Updated on January 13, 2019
What You Need to Know About DJI S800
Are you ready to move on to a more complex and expensive option than a tricopter or quadcopter? A hexacopter is the next best choice.
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DJI S800 Evo
If you want to do more than just fly RC planes, make it Spreading Wings S800, a hexacopter from DJI. Normally, this machine is used for professional aerial photography and videography, but some experienced enthusiasts use it for search and rescue. The S800 has also been used to film a TV series, because it has that kind of capabilities. So, if you want to make a living out of flying RC equipment, you should get an S800.
If you prefer something more heavyweight in the functionality department, take a step higher and get an S1000 instead, which have more improvements than an S800. Here are reasons to stick with the S800, however.
Easy to assemble
It’s understandable that you’d enjoy a challenge. Don’t all RC hobbyists? At first glance, the S800 would give that kind of impression. The moment you open the box, you’ll see all sorts of stuff, various pieces of hardware needed to assemble the entire device. Apart from the power board, arms, servo cables, and battery tray, there are parts for the landing skids.
Surprisingly, the arms are plug-and-play. The rest is also easy to slap on, because of the clear installation signs that you will see on every part. So the chances of you screwing up the assembly are slim. Moreover, if you ruin one arm, you can just buy another and get it up and running in no time. Know though that the arm doesn’t come cheap, so be careful not to crash the drone. If you take a look at the Unboxing tab you will see this.
. It features a retractable landing gear, which then opens a full 360-degree view for capturing video footage. It has a built-in damping system that makes for easy assembly, this is because there’s no need to use additional frames or dampers.
Its arms hold more than just rotors. Embedded inside the frames are the power and signal wires of the ESC, LED indicator and the motor. With the absence of exposed wires, the frame arms of the S800 look simple, neat and tidy, similar to the S1000. The design also contributes to a stable and safe unmanned aerial system, as well as solves the problem of the heat that radiates from the ESC.
It also features a centre frame where all the circuitry, from the batteries to the gimbals, are integrated. This simplifies the wiring as well as the assembly and disassembly. Moreover, it reduces the possibility of a system failure.
The Spreading Wings S800 uses DJI’s WooKong-M (WK-M) stabilisation controller. It is designed for all multi-rotor platforms and aerial photography applications, including the S800. Is it reliable? Some people have already used it to fly the hexacopter for over 15 miles and the system didn’t disappoint. In fact, in all 68 long-range waypoint missions, there is no single failure recorded yet. Then again, there are plenty of factors that result in failures, and the circumstances from when you were using the drone might be different.
Overall, the Spreading Wings S800 has proven time and again that it is one reliable machine that can be used for photo and professional video applications.
Frame Arm Length
Frame Arm Weight
(Including Motor, ESC, Propeller )
Center Frame Diameter
Center Frame Weight
Landing Gear Size
(Top width: 155mm)
Retractable Landing Gear Weight(Including Battery Tray)
6.0Kg ~ 8.0Kg
Max Power Consumption
Hover Power Consumption
800W(@ Takeoff Weight 6.7Kg)
Max: 20 min
(@15000mAh&6.7Kg Takeoff Weight)
Weight(with Cooling Fan)
30Hz ~ 450Hz
Drive PWM Frequency
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I choose this because I do lots of aerial filming. I have been using cheaper models for the last year but wanted to get better footage with a better camera. This carrys my Canon 5d with no problem and the pictures I am getting are outstanding. If you are serious about aerial fiming I would recommend this Hex for sure
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