X12

The Heavy Duty Drone Platform for demanding missions

Xer X12 is the most heavy duty hybrid drone on the market today. Whatever your mission is, you can be ready to fly in minutes and stay in the air for up to 4 hours, carry heavy payloads and handle adverse wind and weather. The X12 replaces helicopters and other manned vehicles for a range of missions, which means you can expand your business capabilities while reducing risks, costs and energy use.

Up to 4 hr flight time

The strong hybrid engine provides all the power needed for demanding missions – up to 4 hrs on a single tank. Unbeatable endurance compared to battery-powered drones. Cost- and energy-efficient compared to manned vehicles such as helicopters or boats.

Wind & weather resilient

The Heavy Duty construction of X12 means that your team can go out and execute missions, whatever the weather throws at you. The X12 performs reliably in up to 35 knots of wind, rain/snow and sub-zero temperatures.

20 kg payload

Thanks to the carbon fibre exoskeleton design and the powerful engine, the X12 can carry payloads unheard of for drones at these price points. This opens up new use cases and business opportunities for drone operators as you can replace larger, manned and much more expensive vehicles.

A customisable platform

The X12 can be whatever you want it to be, depending on your given specifications. Designed to be able to carry a wide range of different sensors and multiple heavy payloads with specialised functions, it can easily adapt to your mission at hand.

Reduce Costs

Xer drones offer substantial cost savings for many common use cases since they can replace helicopters and other manned vehicles. Compared to battery-powered drones, the X12’s vastly improved flight time and heavy payload capabilities will completely change the way you run your operation today.

Reduce emissions

Compared to using helicopters, Xer Drones can drastically reduce CO2 emissions. The smart hybrid engine is fuel-effective and powerful. It provides ample electrical power onboard to run energy-demanding payloads such as big lights, speakers or winches.

Reduce risks

With the X12 you can take on complicated missions in adverse weather, night or limited visibility, or in dangerous, remote locations where you can’t go with a conventional drone or helicopter.

Specifications

Custom sensors

Xer drones are platforms ready for customisation according to your needs. We can fit almost any sensor, including high definition cameras, multispectral sensors, LiDAR, IR sensor, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), sonars etc. Contact us to discuss and find solution to your needs.

Custom solutions

Xer’s drone solutions are fully customisable to meet the use case applications needs. Fly further? Use satellite navigation? Extra flight range? High altitude flights? Let us help. We love a challenge – just like our drones!

DRONE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length/Width:
  • – flight mode:248 cm / 8.14 ft
  • – transport mode:75 cm / 2.46 ft
  • Height:75 cm / 2.46 ft
  • Frame: Full carbon-fibre exoskeleton
  • Transport mode: Foldable quick-release arms
  • Low electromagnetic and vibrational profile for high quality sensor integration and noise reduction

STANDARD PERFORMANCE

  • Weather resistance: capable of flying in harsh wind (up to 35 knots/18m/s) and rain and snow conditions
  • Temperature range: As per customer requests
  • Flight time: up to 4 hours
  • Max speed: 50 km/h (27 knots/14 m/s)
  • Engine:
    – 2-stroke hybrid electric propulsion 6.5 kWe
    – Remote engine start from control station
  • Communication system:
    – 433 MHz / 2.4 GHz (in Europe) (20km range)
    – US compliant version available on demand
    – 4G (unlimited range within 4G network)
    – Autopilot / control system: Embention Veronte Autpilot (NATO compliant) high-end control system
    – GPS position position hold: 2 cm
    – Quick deployment: 2 minutes

Safety systems

  • Integrated collision avoidance system
  • Fully autonomous parachute deployment
  • Battery for emergency landing
  • Buoyancy in case of emergency landing on water

Maintenance interval

  • 150 hours maintenance interval
  • 500 hours overhaul interval

OPTIONAL CONFIGURATIONS

Xer drones have integrated mounting brackets and ready-made power and communication connectors for integration of almost any sensor system.

Examples of sensor payload customisations (single or multi- sensor configurations possible):

  • – ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems
  • – Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • – Multispectral / Hyperspectral
  • – Radioactive detectors
  • – Gas detector

Communication system options:

  • – Satellite systems
  • – Long-distance directional antenna

 

Extra fuel tanks for long range and/or long flight time missions.