For years now manufacturers of sensors have been focusing on the miniaturization of their products. Thanks to that many cameras have been made extremely lightweight and compact while their quality and performance was enhanced.
However, due to their technological requirements (several embedded sensors, central units, etc.), a lot of specific sensors are still heavy. In such cases a drone with just enough torque to carry a pocket camera is just not enough.
This is exactly why the OnyxStar HYDRA was designed for.
Heavy Lifter drone
Designed for heavy payloads, the HYDRA has 12 motors, allowing it to carry up to 12 Kg of effective payload. In other words, as batteries are already counted, this value refers to sensors and mount only. Such characteristics allows many possibilities that may have seemed impossible in first place. Because of that, the HYDRA is a greatly appreciated tool for conducting supersized operations.
Despite the heavy payloads it has to carry, the HYDRA is a precise tool, greatly known for measuring operations in demanding environments like academic researches. It is an efficient solution that can integrate any requested custom material.
Flight electronics redundancy
Equipped with quality German made flight electronics, the HYDRA is a powerful, reliable and efficient tool. Thanks to the exigence and know-how in which it is manufactured, this drone has already been successfully performing risky operations by lifting high-value sensors of many kinds.
Carbon made, the HYDRA includes numerous features making it an easy-to-fly and safe drone (Geo-fencing, failsafe, carefree, flight control redundancy, waypoint navigation, automatic take-off and landings, etc.)
The HYDRA being capable of carrying so many kind of sensors relies on the know-how and dedication of OnyxStar team. Having the required skills and tools, we are able to design and manufacture quickly the necessary parts that will allow you to successfully conduct your project.
HYDRA Dodecarotor type 12 motors Flight time Up to 25 min Maximum Effective Payload (MEP) 12 Kg Endurance test flight with 7 Kg of payload 15 min Take-Off Weight at MEP 23 Kg Max continuous wind speed 12.5 m/s Max operating altitude (AMSL) 5000 m DGLV-Approved (Belgium) Class 1a DGAC-Approved (France) S1 and S2 Tested in rainy conditions Functionnalities of our systems