The X8 is a powerful multirotor drone that delivers a flight endurance of over 2.5 hours and payload capacity of up to 7kg. Powered by a hybrid fuel-electric propulsion system, it is an ideal platform to extend your flight endurance and operating range beyond the capabilities of battery powered conventional drones. The UAV platform design is based on several thousand hours of operational experience and meets the high aerospace reliability and safety standards in order to allow complex and challenging Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions.
The rugged industrial UAV platform is engineered for high performance under highly challenging conditions, including rain, snow, sub-zero temperatures, and wind speeds of up to 35 knots. The lightweight carbon-fibre airframe features foldable quick-release arms for easy transport, and the system can be rapidly deployed and airborne in just two minutes.
The X8 platform can be customized and equipped with a wide range of sensors and payloads to meet the precise needs of many different applications, including inspection, public safety, search and rescue, disaster response, environmental monitoring, and more. It can support arrangements of single or multiple sensors and payloads, including:
- EO/IR (electro-optical/infrared) imaging systems
- LiDAR scanners
- ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) sensors
- Ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
- Multispectral/hyperspectral sensors
- Radioactivity and gas detectors
- Extra fuel tanks for extended-range missions
Communication options include long-range RF (European or US-compliant), 4G cellular, and SATCOM (satellite communications). A variety of advanced safety features have been integrated into the platform, including integrated collision avoidance, an autonomously-deploying parachute system, and a backup battery for emergency landings.
The X8 can be flown in EASA “Open” and “Specific” category.
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||
Flight mode: 203 x 203 x 62 cm (6.66 x 6.66 x 2.03 ft)
Transport mode: 60 x 60 x 62 cm (1.97 x 1.97 x 2.03 ft)
|Flight Time vs Payload||
2.5 hrs @ 4kg payload
1.5 hrs @ 5kg payload
1.1 hrs @ 7kg payload
|Max Speed||72 km/h / 39 knots / 20 m/s|
|Maintenance Interval||100 hours|
|Engine Maintenance||200 hours|