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Xer Technologies

X8

Powerful and versatile heavy duty hybrid electric drone
Meet the Xer
X8
A mission-ready Unmanned Aircraft Solution (UAS) for the most demanding jobs:
- Inspection
- Public Safety
- Search and Rescue

Xer X8 is a heavy duty hybrid-electric UAS. It can be launched in minutes and flown for 2.5 hours with a 3 kg payload, offering Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) capabilities. The X8 can carry payloads of up to 7 kg and performs exceptionally well even in adverse weather conditions and strong winds.

 

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Mission-ready

The X8 can be equipped to meet the most demanding missions, boasting superior flight time and payload capacity compared to conventional UAVs. It operates at a fraction of the cost and carbon footprint of helicopters or manned aircraft. Additionally, the X8 can be flown in both the EASA “Open” and “Specific” categories.

2.5 hr flight time

The X8 offers unbeatable flight time compared to conventional battery-powered drones. Its powerful hybrid engine supports demanding missions, providing 2.5 hours of flight time with a 3 kg payload.

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A customisable platform

Designed to carry various sensors and multiple heavy payloads with specialized functions, the X8 can adapt to a wide range of missions. Its versatile design ensures it meets the demands of any operation.

2.5 hr flight time

The X8 offers unbeatable flight time compared to conventional battery-powered drones. Its powerful hybrid engine supports demanding missions, providing 2.5 hours of flight time with a 3 kg payload.

Wind & weather resilient

The heavy-duty construction of the X8 ensures your team can execute missions in any weather. The X8 performs reliably in winds up to 35 knots, adverse weather conditions, temperatures as low as -20°C.

A customizable platform

Designed to carry various sensors and multiple heavy payloads with specialized functions, the X8 can adapt to a wide range of missions. Its versatile design ensures it meets the demands of any operation.

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Advantages

Enhanced Safety

Xer's twin-engine system includes a backup battery, allowing it to land safely on backup power. This minimizes the risk of damaging expensive payloads and camera systems.

Reduce emissions

Compared to using helicopters, Xer Drones can drastically reduce CO2 emissions. The hybrid engine is fuel-effective and powerful.

Reduce Costs

Xer drones offer significant cost savings for many common use cases since they can replace helicopters and other crewed vehicles.

Custom sensors

Xer can fit almost any sensor, including high definition cameras, multispectral sensors, LiDAR, IR sensor, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), sonars etc.

Custom solutions

Xer UAS are designed to be customizable to meet the applications your use case needs. Use satellite navigation? Extra flight range? High altitude flights? The Xer is flexible enough to meet any use case.

Specifications

4-arm multicopter with coaxial contra-rotating propellers. Low electromagnetic and vibrational profile for high quality sensor integration and noise reduction
  • Length/Width:
    – Flight mode: 165cms / 5.5 ft
    – Transport mode: 60 cm / 2.03 ft
  • Height: 62 cm / 2.03 ft
  • Frame: Full carbon-fibre exoskeleton
  • Transport mode: Foldable quick-release arms
  • Take-off preparation time: 2 minutes
  • Weather resistance: capable of flying in harsh wind (up to 35 knots/18 m/s) and adverse weather conditions
  • Temperature range: -20°C to 40 °C
  • Flight time:
    – 2.5 hours at 3 kg payload
    – 1.8 hours at 5 kg payload
    – 1 hours at 7 kg payload
  • Max speed: 72 km/h (39 knots/20 m/s)
  • Propulsion:
    – Custom-built hybrid electric based on two-stroke engine
    – Remote engine start from ground control station
  • Standard Electronics Equipment:
    – Primary radiolink (C2 and payload data): 2.4GHz with 20km range
    – Secondary radio link (C2): 433, 868, 915 MHz
    – ArduPilot / Pixhawk flight control system
    – Dual Antenna RTK GNSS
    – Xer Flight Display – active health status monitoring system
  • Safety systems:
    – Redundant co-axial electric motors
    – Battery for emergency landing
    – Integrated collision avoidance system (optional)
    – Fully autonomous parachute deployment (optional)
  • Maintenance interval:
    – 50 hours maintenance interval (done by customer)
    – 200 hours engine maintenance

Do more with Xer X8

Xer offers integrated payload mounting brackets and ready-made power and communication connectors for integration of almost any sensor system.
Payload Customization
  • Multi-Sensor configuration
  • Mapping (LiDAR + high-res camera)
  • Search & Rescue (EO/IR, rangefinder, IMSI catcher, ViDAR)
  • External load with winch
  • ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems
  • Directional Finder
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Multi-, hyper-spectral
  • Radioactivity and gas detectors
  • Sonar sensor
  • Bathymetry LiDAR
Optional Equipment
  • Emergency floatation device
  • ADS-B In/Out transponder
  • LTE (4G/5G)
  • Sat Com
  • High precision positioning system
  • AIS maritime transponder

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