MAX Upgrades will be completed on a first come, first serve basis, in the order of deposits paid. MAX Upgrades will start in November to December 2022 based on availability of parts. Before the upgrade is ready, you will be contacted to complete payment and schedule a time to ship in your Inertia Wheels for a qualified technician to complete the upgrade.
Units with Serial Numbers starting will 10xxx will require a new main circuit board as well for a total of $3,600.
Units with Serial Numbers starting with 11xxx will cost $3,000.
About MAX Wheels
Upgrade your Inertia Wheels to the powerful Inertia Wheels MAX. Be one of the first to own a haptic, printed solid-state motor and leverage the full potential of Inertia on set. 3x the Torque, 6x the Current, fully MAXED out.
Printed Circuit Board Motor Design
MAX motors feature a world-first, revolutionary, solid-state printed circuit board stator. The motor is fully encapsulated in a thin pancake-shaped ring. The motor design was optimized by an algorithm specifically for camera operators. The feel of these motors is as groundbreaking as the form factor.
3x peak torque and 6x peak current enable the artificial mass and drag of the motors to be pushed much higher than before. Operators can operate without concern for motor slips and get the feel they want for the shot.
Over three years, NODO has listened to operator feedback to develop a suite of powerful operator-centric software features available exclusively in the Inertia Wheels. With the launch of the MAX motors, NODO is bundling these features into the Arc Engine. And with our ongoing firmware updates, more are coming.
- Single Push Limits - One push to set a repeatable mark.
- Limit Softening - Feather camera stops with precision.
- Shake - Give the camera some energy with shake.
- Handheld - Dial in an exact handheld look, even live during a shot.
- Adaptive Dampening - Smooth out sharpness in operating without latency using NODO’s proprietary real-time acceleration analysis.
- Smoothing - Smooth out bumpy operating with classic averaging.
Included Training App
Our free training app allows rookie and veteran operators alike to practice in their free time. Leverage the power of muscle memory to build operating comfort free from the pressures of set. Available on Mac and PC.
Inertia Wheels MAX and Brushless support:
- DJI Ronin (1, 2, M, MX, RS, RS2)
- Freefly MōVI (M5, M10, M15, Pro, XL)
- Arri Trinity 1 / Maxima*
- eMotimo ST4
- Inspire 2*
- Newton Nordic*
- Kessler Cineshooter*
- Talon Head*
- Defy EX Camera*
- Filmotechnic Heads*
- Virtual Production: Cinetracer, Unreal Engine, Cinema4D
- NODO Training Software
* Requires additional hardware for support.
Industry Leading Wireless Range/Reliability
The Inertia Wheels MAX include the same advanced, long-range, full-duplex dual 800-900MHz and 2.4GHz radios for up to 1-mile wireless range. Where other wheels fail, the Inertia Wheels radios have achieved legendary status amongst drone pilots and professionals all over the world.
Q: What is the overall MAX Motor upgrade process?
A: For existing Inertia Wheel owners, you will sign up for the upgrade program. Sometime during October–December, you will receive a notification to send your wheels to a service center. You will be responsible for paying shipping. We will replace the hardware components within your wheels and install MAX Wheels and ship your new MAX wheels back to you. Free domestic shipping is included in the return. International shipping will be billed at the time.
Q: What happens to my old motors?
A: The old motors and wheels will be recycled.
Q: Can I upgrade my wheels myself?
A: No, MAX wheels must be upgraded by a qualified technician.
Q: What is the MAX motor warranty?
A: For customers who upgrade to MAX motor, they'll receive the standard 1 year warranty (https://nodo.film/terms-and-conditions) from the date of upgrade for all parts related to the MAX motor upgrade. Where required by law, the warranty will be extended as required.
Q: Will NODO continue to support the "original" style wheels?
A: Yes, NODO will continue to sell and support both the "original" (now named "Inertia Wheels Brushless") motor and MAX motors.
Q: Why does SN 10xxx cost more to upgrade than SN 11xxx?
A: SN 10xxx has older circuit boards than 11xxx that must also be upgraded.
Q: How do I check my SN?
A: Power your Inertia Wheels. Go to Menu > System > About, and your serial number will be displayed at the top.
Q: Can I wait to upgrade later?
A: Yes, until the end of the Upgrade offering, estimated December 2022. Because of the time and expense associated with upgrades, they will only be available for a limited time. Once the upgrade program is complete, MAX wheels will only be available as a full product purchase.
Q: Why do I have to send in my wheels?
A: Internal components including new circuit boards must be installed for additional current required by the new powerful motors. Once assembled, a full QC process must be completed by qualified technicians.
Q: What should I ship in with my wheels?
A: Include the Inertia Wheels, original foam, and power supply. It is not necessary and encouraged not to include: cables, wireless receiver, or Third Axis wheel.
Q: What is the shipping cost for the upgrade process?
A: You will be required to pay shipping to the Service Center. If you are within the same country as your Service Center, you will receive free return shipping. If you are out of the country of your Service Center, you may be required to pay for return shipping as quoted at time of service.
Q: How long does it take for the MAX Motor upgrade?
A: Plan to have your wheels in with us for 5-10 days. Allowing 3-5 days for return shipping as well. Total time will be approximately 8-15 days. Times could be longer. International customers may require different timing, contact your Service Center for more info.