Draganflyer X8 - Aerial and Ground Based Video





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Published on Jul 21, 2011

Introducing the Draganflyer X8 helicopter from Draganfly Innovations Inc.

The Draganflyer X8 helicopter is an electric powered, eight rotor helicopter with sophisticated autopilot capable of carrying payloads of 1kg (2.2 lbs) and is perfect for aerial photography, HD videography and public safety applications. The carbon fiber helicopter folds for easy transport and is quick to deploy for an emergency situation or the aerial photographer on a short timeline.



What is the Draganflyer X8?

The Draganflyer X8 is a remotely operated, unmanned, miniature helicopter designed to carry wireless video, still and thermal imaging cameras. Operate the Draganflyer X8 helicopter with the easy to use handheld controller while viewing what the helicopter sees through video glasses and/or the optional Base Station.


The Draganflyer X8 helicopter accepts multiple interchangeable camera modules.

Choose one or more cameras that are best for you:

* High resolution day/night Digital IP video

* 1080p HD video camera
* 12.2 mega-pixel still camera

* 18 mega-pixel still camera

* Low light video camera

* Color board camera

* Thermal imaging video camera.

What can it do for you?

Use the real-time aerial video provided by the Draganflyer X8 helicopter for search and rescue, public safety, security, reconnaissance, inspection, damage assessment, research, real estate promotion, film and television production or advertising. It can be used for virtually anything.

Easy to Fly:

The Draganflyer X8 helicopter features 11 on-board sensors and a sophisticated autopilot to self-stabilize during flight. This means the Draganflyer X8 is easier to fly than any other helicopter in its class.


The Draganflyer X8 provides many of the same benefits of larger surveillance aircraft at a fraction of the cost. Obtain aerial photography without the cost of having to rent a plane each time!


With no unnecessary moving parts, the Draganflyer X8 helicopter will operate without maintenance many times longer than conventional helicopters. The motors directly drive the rotors; there are no gears to wear out.

Grant Assistance:

The Department of Homeland Security makes grants available to states, local and tribal jurisdictions, and other regional authorities to assist in planning, equipment purchase, training, and exercise needs. Draganfly Innovations will provide grant writing support, consultation, and assistance to qualified agencies.

Contact our grant assistance specialist, Kevin Lausher, at 1-800-979-9794, extension 227 for more information.

UAV Tactical Use:

The Draganflyer X8 helicopter is a revolutionary reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV); it can be easily transported and ready to launch immediately. Quickly and easily check roof tops, back and behind a building, assist with attempt pickups or help clear a field for a lost person.

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