Reliable Tethered Drone Solution with Heavy Lift Payload Capacity
Zenith Aerotech’s (ZAT) Quad-8 sUAS provides advanced power, payload and endurance over other systems on the market today.
- Unlimited Time on Station
- Simplified Operation
- Heavy Payload Capacity with Options
- Hover Altitude up to 400 feet AGL
- Enhanced Fail Safe Operation
ZAT Quad-8 is designed and built in the US and is NDAA compliant. Quad 8 brings quadcopter reliability to another level with two motors and propellers on each of its four arms. The redundant propulsion systems means that the unit can safely land even after the unlikely motor loss.
The closed fuselage structure protects internal components from rain and dust. Due to its foldable arm design, the ZAT Quad-8 allows for easier transport. Quad-8 supports tethered operation with various payloads such as communication devices, EO/IR cameras, cUAS radars, illumination panels or other custom devices up to 20 lbs.
The ZAT Quad-8 platform delivers performance, redundancy, and reliability for mission critical applications.
Quad 8 Payload Options
Zenith QGC Software
Zenith QGC software is a ground control station software which is dedicated to tethered drone operations, designed for the operators to proceed successful missions. In a basic operation, operator presses take-off button, enters flight altitude to the slider and confirms the take-off. Tethered drone system will automatically take off and hover in the altitude.
Operator can navigate with clicking on the map and use go to function, operator can also yaw to the position, all the payload data and controls are implemented on the software. For ending the mission operator clicks to the land button and confirms the action. All the safety procedures and fail safe options are automated, operator does not need to take action for these applications.
400Hovering Altitude (ft)
108Proven Flight Endurance (hr)
20Payload Capacity (lbs)
3500Ground Power (w)
|Unfolded Diameter (excluding props)||740 x 740 mm|
|Unfolded Diameter (including Props)||1240 x 1240 mm|
|Folded Diameter||530 x 530 mm|
|Number of Motors||8|
|Number of Arms||4|
|Motor Max Continuous Power Output||35 A (per Motor)|
|Motor Ingress Protection||IP45|
|Equivalent KV||170 rpm/V|
|Dimensions||22.2 x 7.2 in|
|Material||Carbon fiber and Epoxy|
|Propeller Orientation||(2) CW and (2) CCW (push) and (2) CW and (2) CCW (pull)|
|Propeller Options||Foldable, winglet tip – low vortex|
|Nominal Battery Voltage and C||44.4V – 150C|
|Battery Capacity||6500 mAh|
|Backup Battery Flight Time||12-6 minutes (depends on payload)|
|Charge Rate||5C Fast Charge Capable|
|Maximum Gross Weight||20 kg / 44 lb|
|No Payload Weight||10.89 kg / 24 lb|
|Maximum Payload weight||9 kg / 20 lb|
|Hovering Accuracy||Vertical: ±0.5 m (GPS)|
Horizontal: ±1.5 m (GPS enabled)
|Max Pitch Angle||25°|
|Ascend and Descend Speed||Ascend: 0.7 m/s|
Descend： 0.5 m/s
Descend (last 10m) : 0.3 m/s
|Moving Radius||20 meters (geofence)|
|Environment||Max Wind Resistance 30 mph (gust)|
Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122° F)
Can fly in light and moderate rain up to 7.6 mm (0.30 in) per hour.
|Case Exterior||26.50 x 26.50 x 25.25 in (67.3 x 67.3 x 64.1 cm)|
|Case Interior||24.00 x 24.00 x 24.00 in (61 x 61 x 61 cm)|
|Case Weight||31.97 lbs (14.5 kg)|
|Case Weight with drone||25.40 kg (56 lbs)|
24V – 48V or high power optional
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