Linear & Brushless Servo Actuators, Professional Fixed-Wing & VTOL Mapping UAVs/Drones

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Hitec is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality actuators for unmanned systems and robotics, as well as a supplier of fixed-wing, quadcopter and hybrid VTOL UAVs/drones for a wide variety of aerial applications. Our mission-critical actuation technologies are used in UAVs, UGVs, AUVs and ROVs worldwide, and our partnerships with leading UAV manufacturers provide efficient, innovative solutions for mapping, data acquisition and many other applications.

High Performance Servo Actuators

Servo Actuators for ROVs UAVs roboticsOur precision motion control solutions deliver unrivalled reliability, power, speed, and durability. Our off-the-shelf and custom actuators are designed for challenging and demanding industrial and commercial applications, such as military retrieval ROVs, UAVs/RPAS, Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics.

Linear Actuators for UAVs, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicles

The HLS12 series of precision linear actuators features accurate repeatability and a range of versatile programmable functions in three different stroke lengths.
Linear Actuators for UAVs, Robotics

Operating Voltage Range4.8 – 7.4 VDC
No Load Speed10mm/s @ 4.8V, 13mm/s @ 6.0V, 15mm/s @ 7.4V
Idle Current45 mA @ 4.8V, 50 mA @ 6.0V, 55 mA @ 7.4V
No Load Current75 mA @ 4.8V, 80 mA @ 6.0V, 90 mA @ 7.4V
Load Speed @ 1.7Kg (17N)8mm/s @ 4.8V, 11mm/s @ 6.0V, 13mm/s @ 7.4V
Load Speed @ 3.1Kg (31N)4mm/s @ 4.8V, 7mm/s @ 6.0V, 12mm/s @ 7.4V
Load Speed @ 4.2Kg (42N)3mm/s @ 4.8V, 5mm/s @ 6.0V, 9mm/s @ 7.4V
Load Current @ 1.7Kg (17N)200 mA @ 4.8V, 210 mA @ 6.0V, 220 mA @ 7.4V
Load Current @ 3.1Kg (31N)290 mA @ 4.8V, 300 mA @ 6.0V, 310 mA @ 7.4V
Load Current @ 4.2Kg (42N)390 mA @ 4.8V, 400 mA @ 6.0V, 410 mA @ 7.4V
Max Static Load200 N
Dimensions82 x 15 x 18mm
3.23 x 0.60 x 0.70 in
102 x 15 x 18mm
4.02 x 0.60 x 0.70 in
152 x 15 x 18mm
5.98 x 0.60 x 0.70 in
Weight34g / 1.20 oz40g / 1.41 oz56g / 1.98 oz

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Magnetic Encoder Brushless SeriesSG Series Brushless Actuators

The SG actuator series features high-performance brushless DC motors with the option of either steel or titanium gears.

Encased with a rugged, IP67 rated anodized aluminium alloy casing, these actuators are capable of 360 degree proportional rotation and are ideal for a wide range of rotary applications within UAVs and robotic platforms.

Operating Voltage Range9 – 15 VDC
No Load Speed0.17 – 0.14 seconds per 60°
61 – 74 RPM
364° – 444° deg/sec
0.20 – 0.17 seconds per 60°
49 – 60 RPM
295° – 360° deg/sec
Max Torque Range1035 – 1265 oz./in.
74.5 – 94.1 kg/cm
731 – 893.5 Ncm
1843 – 2253 oz./in.
132.7 – 162.2 kg/cm
1301.6 – 1590.9 Ncm
Idle Current45 mA45 mA
No Load Current630 mA500 mA
Dimensions64 x 29 x 97 mm
2.52 x 1.14 x 3.82 in
64 x 33 x 95 mm
2.52 x 1.30 x 3.74 in
Weight380g/13.40 oz400g/14.41 oz

Advanced Brushless Drone ActuatorsBrushless Series – 20mm Actuators

The Brushless Series of high-performance 20mm actuators for robotics and unmanned systems features programmable 12-bit PWM Digital Circuitry, low power consumption for energy efficiency, and constant torque output across the entire voltage range.

Brushless Series Actuators – Steel Gears:

No Load Speed111-143 RPM77-100 RPM56-67 RPM
Max Torque Range132 Ncm190 Ncm255 Ncm
Dimensions40.0 x 20.0 x 37.0 mm
1.58 x 0.79 x 1.48 in
Weight62g/2.19 oz

Brushless Series Actuators – Titanium Gears:

No Load Speed133-167 RPM83-100 RPM59-71 RPM59-71 RPM59-71 RPM59-71 RPM
Max Torque Range167 Ncm265 Ncm383 Ncm383 Ncm383 Ncm383 Ncm
Dimensions40.0 x 20.0 x 38.0 mm
1.58 x 0.79 x 1.50 in
Weight68g/2.40 oz

MD Series & MD Series Waterproof Actuators

The MD Series of IP65-rated heavy-duty actuators for robotics and unmanned systems features high-resolution programmable 32-bit digital circuitry, magnetic encoder position sensors, and a wide variety of protocol capabilities including CAN Bus (2.0A or 2.0B), UAVCAN, RS-485, PWM & TTL.

MD-Series IP65-rated heavy-duty actuators

MD Series Actuators – 10-13mm:

No Load Speed47-71 RPM47-71 RPM67-83 RPM59-77 RPM59-91 RPM
Max Torque Range47-72 Ncm54-84 Ncm
Dimensions30 x 10 x 37mm
1.18 x 0.39 x 1.45 in
23.6 x 11.6 x 25.8mm
0.92 x 0.45 x 1.12 in
23.6 x 11.6 x 30mm
0.92 x 0.45 x 1.18 in
29 x 13 x 3mm
1.14 x 0.51 x 1.18 in
Weight27.7 g
0.98 oz
11.9 g
0.42 oz
14.1 g
0.49 oz
25.0 g
0.88 oz

MD Series Actuators – 15-20mm:

No Load Speed50-77 RPM59-91 RPM50-67 RPM44-72 RPM36-59 RPM
Max Torque Range48.1-73.5 Ncm41.2-62.8 Ncm47-73 Ncm255-431.5 Ncm
Weight31.0 g
1.09 oz
34.0 g
1.2 oz
45.0 g
1.59 oz
68.0 g
2.4 oz
79.0 g
2.79 oz

The MD Series Waterproof additionally features IP67 rated casings:

MD-Series Waterproof IP67-Rated Actuators

MD845WP and MDR845WP
(Continuous Rotation)
No Load Speed56-67 RPM38-53 RPM
Max Torque Range318.7-490.3 Ncm824-1078 Ncm
Dimensions66.0 x 32.0 x 62.0 mm
2.6 x 1.26 x 2.44 in
64.0 x 33.0 x 73.0 mm
2.52 x 1.30 x 2.87 in
Weight227 g
8.01 oz
363 g
12.8 oz

Continuous Rotation Series Actuators

The Continuous Rotation Series features 360 degree proportional rotation for robotic applications.

Continuous Rotation Series Servo Actuators

Voltage4.8 – 6.0 DVC4.8 – 6.0 DVC4.8 – 7.4 DVC4.8 – 7.4 DVC
No Load Speed0.22 – 0.14 seconds per 60°
46 – 72 RPM
274° – 432° deg/sec
0.23 – 0.19 seconds per 60°
43 – 52 RPM
261° – 313° deg/sec
0.26 – 0.17 seconds per 60°
56-67 RPM
333° – 400° deg/sec
0.17 – 0.14 seconds per 60°
59-71 RPM
353° – 429° deg/sec
Max Torque Range111-139 oz./in.
8.0-10.0 kg/cm
79-98 Ncm
39-47 oz./in.
2.8-3.4 kg/cm
28-33 Ncm
452-695 oz./in.
32.5-50.0 kg/cm
318.7-490.3 Ncm
472 oz./in.
34 kg/cm
383 Ncm
Idle Current10 mA10 mA30 mA27 mA
No Load Current140 mA188 mA1600 mA250 mA
Dimensions1.60 x 0.78 x 1.49 in
40.6 x 19.8 x 37.8 mm
1.60 x 0.78 x 1.44 in
40.6 x 19.8 x 36.6 mm
2.60 x 1.26 x 2.44 in
66.0 x 32.0 x 62.0 mm
1.58 x 0.79 x 1.50 in
40.0 x 20.0 x 38.0 mm
Weight1.87 oz/53 g1.47 oz/42 g8.01 oz/227 g2.40 oz/68 g

Fixed-Wing and VTOL UAV/Drone Platforms

We offer a range of fixed wing and VTOL UAV drone platforms, designed for aerial mapping, surveying, inspections and surveillance. Our professional drones are ideal for use in the following industries: agriculture, construction & excavation, energy & gas, mining & aggregates, and public safety, amongst many others.

XENO FX – fixed-wing UAV for mapping and surveying

Xeno FX Fixed Wing Mapping Drone

The Xeno FX is a proprietary fixed-wing UAV designed for highly efficient mapping, surveying and monitoring missions. Constructed from durable Multiplex Elapor foam, the collapsible modular system is easy to transport, setup and reconfigure.

Featuring fully autonomous flight, the Xeno FX drone can be programmed before launch with custom flight plans to ensure thorough, efficient coverage of the target area. A modular payload bay allows quick swapping of hardware for a variety of missions.

Learn about the XENO FX UAS features:

Compatible sensor & payload packages include:
Xeno FX Fixed Wing Mapping sUAS

  • MAPIR Survey3 multispectral survey camera – ideal for general photogrammetry
  • MAPIR Kernel single/dual modular camera platform – ideal for highly precise custom missions
  • Sentera Double 4K multispectral camera – ideal for precision agriculture
  • LWIR thermal camera payload – ideal for first responder, security and wildlife monitoring.

UAV specifications:

Weight2.35 lbs. (1.1 kg) with standard camera
Wingspan:49 in. (1245 mm)
Cruising Airspeed:27-45 mph
Endurance:60 minutes
Max Survey Range:Up to 675 acres per flight (2.73 km2) @ 400 ft AGL

SUI Endurance LT – professional quadcopter drone

SUI LT VTOL Endurance Quadcopter Mapping Drone

The SUI Endurance LT is a professional quadcopter drone built with a lightweight carbon fibre construction and featuring a modular payload bay for quick interchangeability and maximum mission flexibility.

The advanced autopilot capability and robust safety features allow users to seamlessly transition between manual and autonomous flight modes. With Hitec’s Mission Control app, complete survey missions can be programmed from take-off to landing without any need for manual control.

Thanks to lithium ion smart batteries and optimised aerodynamic design, the SUI Endurance LT drone features an endurance of over 30 minutes, maximising area coverage with every flight.

The SUI Endurance LT payload bay compatibility includes:

  • SUI Integrated Drone Ground ControllerMAPIR Survey3 multispectral survey camera – ideal for general photogrammetry
  • MAPIR Kernel single/dual modular camera platform – ideal for highly precise custom missions
  • Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera – ideal for precision agriculture
  • FLIR Duo/Duo R thermal & visual camera payload – ideal for first responder, security and wildlife monitoring.

UAV specifications:

Weight5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg) with standard camera
Frame Size Extended:28.5 in. (725mm) Motor-to-Motor
Frame Size Folded:20 x 11.5 x 10 in. (508 x 292 x 254 mm)
Endurance:30 minutes

Quantum Systems Trinity – fixed-wing VTOL (hybrid) drone

Trinity F9 Fixed WIng VTOL Drone

The Quantum Systems Trinity is a compact fixed-wing VTOL UAV precision engineered from Elapor foam and advanced composite materials. With its intuitive assembly and unique VTOL capabilities, it provides the ability to fly a wide range of aerial missions providing superior endurance and coverage.

The system includes inbuilt PPK and an iBase GNSS reference station for increased geotagging precision and improved data post-processing. Live air traffic information can be incorporated via support for the pingUSB dual-band ADS-B receiver.

The payload compartment can be 3D printed to fit custom configurations. Integrated payload packages include:

  • Trinity Fixed Wing VTOL DroneSony UMC-R10C 20.1 MP camera payload – ideal for surveying, mapping, GIS and disaster control
  • Quantum Snap NIR-RED/GREEN Multi-Spectral Imaging System – ideal for precision agriculture
  • Professional Combined Payload Package – ideal for advanced agricultural analytics including growth & health monitoring, volume calculation and insurance projects.

UAV specifications:

Weight9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg) with standard camera
Wingspan:7.48 ft. (2.394 m)
Cruising Airspeed:38 mph (17 m/s)
Endurance:60 minutes
Max Survey Range:70 km (500 ha)

UAV/Drone Ground Control Station (GCS)

SUI Integrated Ground Controller

SUI Integrated Drone Ground Controller