Aerialtronics – Altura Zenith


  • State of the art technology AND remarkably flat, compact and lightweight design
  • Versatile payload options
  • Structure was designed to enclose electrical components of the highest quality in a streamlined manner
  • Joystick RF control for precision control
  • Tablet control to automate your flight
  • Customized optimization of flight time and payload
  • Brute force: over 2400 watts of power
  • Multiple gimbal and payload options and swift switching
  • Explore compatible sensors
  • Versatile platform

(Manufactured by Aerialtronics.)



Physical Attributes

Wingspan: 600 mm

Weight: 3,500 grams

Dimensions 660 x 660 x 550 mm
Body Material Carbon Fiber
Rotor Material Carbon Fiber
Motor Type Brushless
Available Colors Black

Size and Color

With a wingspan of 600 mm, or 23.6 inches, this drone is above average in size. The Altura Zenith ATX8 is one of the heavier drones on the market, weighing in at 3,500 grams or 7.7 pounds. As far as color goes, it is only available in black.


Flight Basics

Max Flight Time: 45 minutes

Payload Capacity: 2,900 grams

Lower Payload = Longer Flight Time

Possessing a flight time of 45 minutes, the Altura Zenith ATX8 can fly for 37 minutes longer than the average drone. It can carry 2,900 grams or 6.39 pounds in addition to the weight of its built-in components, which is one of the better payload capacities. This payload makes it capable of carrying an average DSLR camera, though this will definitely reduce its flight time.

The flight time measurement given is the amount of time the drone will fly with no additional weight added, so keep in mind that as you add additional weight, the flight time will decrease.

Flight Details

Maximum Speed

20.0 m/s

Maximum Ascent Speed 5 m/s
Maximum Descent Speed 14 m/s

How and Where Can it Operate?

At a top speed of 20.0 m/s, or 45 mph, the Altura Zenith ATX8 isslightly faster than the average drone. Remember that this is the horizontal top speed, and you’ll also need to account for wind strength and direction when flying, which will affect the rate of travel.


Camera Basics

External Camera Compatible
Compatible Cameras
Panasonic GH4
Dupla Vista

Customizable Camera Experience

While the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith ATX8 does not come with a built-in camera, it is compatible with external cameras that can easily attach to the drone’s main body via a compatible stabilization gimbal. For more information about attaching external cameras, visit our buying guide.


Control Basics

Operating Range: 1,000 meters

Controller Frequency: 2.4GHz

Control System Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Mobile App Features + Remote Control Capabilities

The Aerialtronics Altura Zenith ATX8 combines the features of a separate remote control with the visual appeal and ease-of-use of a smartphone/tablet. It is best operated when using the two in combination, which requires that you download the Altura GCS app onto your compatible mobile device. Connected mobile devices are most commonly used for a first-person viewing angle from your airborne drone, so it is not absolutely necessary that you use the two together in order for the drone to fly.

Once installed, you can operate your drone up to 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) away from you. This is 900 meters (2,953 feet) furtherthan the average operating range.

Control Details

Mobile Device Holder
Range Extender Distance 1,000 meters
Transmitter Power 20 dBm


Battery Capacity: 16,600 mAh

Battery Power 22.2 V

Built-in Battery

Battery capacity is the most accurate way of determining overall battery life, and with a 16,600 mAh battery, the Altura Zenith ATX8 sports a large battery capacity that is 15,950 mAh larger than the average battery. Remember that the larger the battery, the heavier it is, which affects its ability to carry extra weight.


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