Carrier Hx8

Harris Aerial began development on the Carrier Hx8 drone in response to military demand for a redundant unmanned multi-rotor vehicle capable of carrying payloads not offered by your typical commercial drones. After 3 years of engineering refinement, we are proud to offer the Carrier Hx8 to the masses.

Quick-Release Battery Racks

Our battery racks are equipped with four 22,000–30,000 mAh lithium polymer batteries at a time. The rack is dropped inside the battery rack bay in the top assembly of the drone. Then, the operator closes the canopy over the batteries, and latches it down to a hook on the drone’s frame. Not only does this securely fasten the batteries in the drone, it also protect the drone’s internal electronics from water and other elements. (Patent Pending)


Collapsible Booms

The Stark Hx8’s patent-pending foldable design crowns the Stark Hx8 as the most transportable heavy-lift drone on the market. The Hx8 folds down to 45 percent of its size, with propellers attached! Short booms and a larger frame allow for better weight distribution and stability.

 

Collapsible Booms

The Carrier Hx8’s patent-pending foldable design crowns the Hx8 as the most transportable heavy-lift drone on the market. The Hx8 folds down to 45 percent of its size, with propellers attached! Short booms and a larger frame allow for better weight distribution and stability. (patent pending)

Versatile Payload Bay

Our quick release dovetails allow users with many instruments to quickly swap them out. See our Carrier Hx8 AG Sprayer drone to see how we are able to integrate massive payloads easily with our dovetail mechanism.



Foldable Landing Gear

Our landing gear system allows the user to fold the landing skids inward for easy transport. This allows the gives the operator the option of simply detaching their payload to transport the drone without removing the entire payload bay. (Patent Pending)

Foldable Landing Gear

Our landing gear system allows the user to fold the landing skids inward for easy transport. This allows the user the option of simply detaching their payload to transport the drone without removing the entire payload bay.

 

360° LIDAR for Object Avoidance

 

 

 

The Carrier Hx8 has a 360 degree LIDAR upgrade option. The LIDAR is centered on the top of the drone’s battery canopy system. As the LIDAR spins, its laser detects how far objects are away with centimeter-level accuracy. The drone will stop its movement if it gets too close to colliding with an obstacle in its flight path. This is useful for many applications where line-of-sight is an issue. This LIDAR is also capable of doing simultaneous localization and mapping SLAM.

 

Specifications

With a 68-71” wingspan depending on propeller size / product series chosen, the geometry of the Hx8 is incredibly stable at very high speeds. With up to 21” wide of mounting space, the Hx8 is capable of carrying massive payloads ranging from heavy geophysical and emissions sensing equipment to our AG Spray System (see here). With stowage to flight readiness in mind, the Hx8 framework and other utilized hardware have been thoughtfully designed with over 3 years of development.

Booms can be adjusted to its flight ready position in seconds with our newly developed rapid release pins. The landing gear can be opened and closed effortlessly with its foldable arm joint system. The dovetail quick release system coupled with built-in connectors makes for a sturdy and trouble-free connection from the Hx8’s main body to its attaching landing gear base.

The Carrier Hx8 is manufactured in the USA with the highest tolerances to ensure the ultimate satisfaction for both the RTF (ready-to-fly) and DIY (do-it-yourself) customer

Stark HX8 specs

COMPARISON

wdt_IDHX8 EFFICIENCYHX8 EFFICIENCY XLHX8 POWERHX8 POWER XL
1 Max Recommended Payload: 15kg Max Recommended Payload: 15kg Max Recommended Payload: 20kg Max Recommended Payload: 35kg
2 Flight Time: 15-30 minutes Flight Time: 20-40 minutes Fllight Time: 15-25 minutes Flight Time: 15-25 minutes
3 All-Up Weight: 56 lb (25.5 kg) All-Up Weight: 68 lb (31kg) All-Up Weight: 59.3 lb (27kg) All-Up Weight: 69 lb (31.3kg)
5 Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Tri-Blade Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Propeller Size: 32 x 9.5”
4 Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Tri-Blade Propeller Size: 29 x 9.5” Propeller Size: 32 x 9.5”
6 Diagonal Folded: 31” (790.2mm) With Props: 48.39”(1229.2mm) Diagonal Folded: 31” (790.2mm) With Props: 48.39”(1229.2mm) Diagonal Folded: 31” (790.2mm) With Props: 48.39”(1229.2mm) Diagonal Folded: 31” (790.2mm) With Props: 51.39” (122.23mm)
7 Diag. Unfolded: 56.81” (1443mm) With Props:83.19” (2113mm) Diag. Unfolded: 56.81” (1443mm) With Props: 83.19” (2113mm) Diag. Unfolded: 56.81” (1443mm) With Props: 83.19” (2113 mm) Diag. Unfolded: 56.81” (1443mm) With Props: 86.19” (2189.27 mm)
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