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OnyxStar HYDRA-12, heavy lifter drone for payloads up to 12 Kg (26.5 lbs)

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-12 was designed for.

Heavy Lifter

Designed for heavy payloads, the HYDRA has 12 motors, allowing it to carry up to 12 Kg (26.5 lbs) 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.

Thanks to that, the HYDRA-12 is a greatly appreciated tool for conducting supersized operations.


onyxstar hydra 12 drone uav uas heavy lifter gros porteur hyperspectral camera half - HYDRA-12Equipped with German made flight electronics, the HYDRA-12 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-12 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.)


Despite the heavy payloads it has to carry, the HYDRA-12 is a precise tool, greatly known for measuring operations in demanding environments like academic researches.

More than just GPS accuracy, it can be upgraded to Real-Time Kinetik precision (RTK), according to specific needs. In other words, the HYDRA-12 is an efficient solution that can integrate any requested custom material.


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.

Indeed, the OnyxStar HYDRA-12 is a lasting solution, able to carry any payload as long as it weighs no more than 12 Kg (26.5 lbs).

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