MoVI+ALpha Wheels Guide

Because of Freefly's incredible engineering team's desire to cater to professionals and our own experience using their gimbals for years, we have built up a large selection of options for controlling MōVI's from M5's to MōVI Pros. We have workflows that are great for high end commercials, all the way down to your backpacking drone operators. Learn about the pros and cons here of all the options. 

ALPHA LINK MIMIC

The Alpha Link MIMIC allows the Alpha Wheels to seamlessly fit into your MōVI Pro on set workflow. The Alpha Link MIMIC interfaces between the Alpha Wheels and Freefly's MIMIC via a short cable.

Recommended for: MōVI Pro Users

Signal Type

All-Digital, Utilizes Freefly's API

Operating Experience

Drifting: None

Repeatability: Perfect

Response: Fastest

Power

Bus powered off MIMIC

Setup

Fastest, Plug and Play

Wireless Range

600+ Feet

ALPHA LINK S.BUS

Combining flexibility, precision, in an all-digital wireless system. The Alpha Link S.Bus and S.Bus XR are an all around flexible solution. The Alpha Link S.Bus has a transmitter and receiver pair. The transmitter mounts to the Alpha Wheels. The Receiver plugs into the S.Bus or COM port on the MōVI.

Recommended for: MōVI M5/M10/M15 Users

Signal Type

All-Digital Custom Wireless, Outputs S.Bus

Operating Experience

Drifting: Low

Repeatability: High

Response: Fast

Power

Everything runs off Alpha Wheels

Setup

Fast, Requires one time setup

Wireless Range

600-1200 feet (depending on model)

Cost

$500-750 Alpha Link S.Bus (XR)

MOVI Controller

The Alpha Wheels and MōVI Controller are a perfect pairing designed for the ultimate user experience. 

Recommended for: High End Gimbal Professionals

Signal Type

All-Digital, Inputs Directly into MōVI Controller 

Operating Experience

Drifting: None

Repeatability: Perfect

Response: Fastest

Power

Bus powered off MōVI Controller

Setup

Fast, Simply change the Mode of the Controller

Wireless Range

200+ Feet

Cost

$125 Cable

$3500 MōVI Controller

Futaba controller

Long range wireless solution that fits into existing aerial operator workflows. Add the Alpha Wheels to your Futaba Controller.

Recommended for: Drone Operators

Signal Type

Analog Input (PPM) & Digital Output (S.Bus)

Operating Experience

Drifting: Some

Repeatability: Medium

Response: Medium

Power

Alpha Wheels and Controller require separate power solutions

Setup

Difficult, Requires advanced knowledge of RC Systems

Wireless Range

3000+ Feet

Cost

$100 Cable

$350+ Controller

Spektrum controller

Quick and affordable solution that fits into existing MōVI workflows. 

Signal Type

Analog Input (PPM) & Analog Output (PPM)

Operating Experience

Drifting: Some

Repeatability: Medium

Response: Medium

Power

Alpha Wheels and Controller require separate power solutions

Setup

Difficult, Requires advanced knowledge of RC Systems

Wireless Range

600+ Feet

Cost

$100 Cable

$250+ Controller