Money Shot X8

Money Shot Cinema TX



The Money Shot Cinema Drone is a first of its kind, poised to revolutionize how you capture aerial footage. Our design has roots in the X-Class FPV Drone racing world, where we - Catalyst Machineworks - dominate all competition. 

We used our extensive experience in the world of drone racing to build the foundation upon which this masterpiece was created... from there, we utilized our flawless design and testing methodology to transition the application from racing to cinema use. 

What you see here is the sum of years of hard work, extensive research and development and countless hours / dollars spent testing, retesting and testing again. 

The Money Shot X8 Cinema Drone is capable of carrying a large cinema camera/lens payload with total weight up to 10 lbs. With your camera of choice on board, the aerobatic magic your pilot and DP will be capable of should not be taken lightly... these shots could cause a director to immediately go into cardiac arrest. 

Top speeds in excess of 99 mph, unparalleled maneuverability and endless barrel rolls are just the icing on the cake, with a creative visionary behind the monitors, the possibilities here are absolutely endless. 

You're welcome. 

No longer will your aerial shots be constrained by straight and level flight. No longer will your cinematic vision be limited by gimbal functionality and boring flight paths. With this new tool in your toolbox, if you can imagine it - your pilot can capture it. 


Craft Features: 

  • World's first FPV drone for large format cinema cameras
  • Able to accomplish cinematic FPV shots never before possible with cameras, such as the Red Large Body Cameras, ARRI Alexa Mini, and more
  • Capable of extremely agile maneuvers not possible with traditional heavy lift drone / gimbal systems
  • Max payload (camera/lens) of 10 lbs
  • Max continuous power 28,800 watts 
  • Top speed of *99 MPH. ***FAA approval required past 99MPH***
  • Flight time up to 5 minutes
  • Crystal clear 720P HD FPV system 
  • Long range 'crossfire' diversity radio link 
  • Robust landing gear design
  • GPS installed 
  • OSD (on screen display) info: flight pack voltage, craft name, total GPS satellites found, GPS coordinates, craft speed, and craft distance from home
  • Two XT60 fused outputs available. One 12VDC @ 10A, and one 12VDC at 6A
  • Each unit sold receives extensive testing prior to shipment 
  • Full technical support for the life of your Moneyshot 
  • Assembled, tested, and supported from Spring Texas, USA 
  • Insurance coverage available for your drone and cinema camera with
  • Lipos and radio NOT included with purchase
  • Camera power supply cable NOT included

Camera Mount Features: 

  • Highly effective anti-vibration system removes high frequency vibration from reaching your camera sensor 
  • Dampers can be removed or added depending on payload 
  • Allows for rapid adjustment of camera angle from 20 - 45 degrees incline
  • Accepts both 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 mounting 
  • No props in view at lowest camera incline 

Lipo Battery Mount Features: 

  • Toolless lipo quick release system allows for rapid quick change of lipo flight packs
  • Quick release dovetail system allows for movement of flight packs forward or aft to counterbalance your camera and achieve perfect craft CG
  • Two flight packs are required per flight for the X8. Flight packs are sold separate



  • Craft layout size (motor-1 to motor-4): 650mm diameter
  • Craft overall size: 750mm diameter
  • Craft overall height (including lipos): 369mm
  • Craft overall length (including lipos): 450mm
  • Craft overall width: 685mm


  • Craft all up weight (with both lipo sets): TBD lbs (TBD g)
  • Max payload: 10 lbs


  • Number of motors: 8 
  • Max continuous system amperage: 120A per motor 
  • Max burst system amperage: 200A per motor
  • Motor max no load RPM: 18,000 @ 50VDC

Lipo Battery Set

  • Voltage: 12s
  • Capacity: 10,200mah 
  • Discharge rate: 95C
  • Max burst discharge rate: 190C
  • Lipo plug: QS8 (8mm) 
  • Lipo charge cable (included with purchase): Custom QS8 to XT60 adapter set
  • Flight pack is sold separate


  • Diameter: 13"
  • Pitch: 10
  • Material: Composite plastic

Craft Miscellaneous

  • Compatible FPV goggles (sold separate): DJI FPV Goggles 
  • Compatible radio (sold separate): FrSky w/ Crossfire Micro TX Module 
  • Craft flight mode: Acro (aka "rate") 
  • FPV system lipo charging connector: XT60
  • Flight controller software: Betaflight firmware 

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