Quad 8

The Reliable Quadcopter

Quad 8 takes quadcopter reliability to another level with two motors and propellars on each of its four arms. The redundant propulsion systems means that the unit can safely land even after the unlikely loss of 2 motors. Quad 8 is extremely flexible in its payload, able to fly a combination of cameras, other sensors, and illumination panels.

  • Tethered aerial vehicle – unlimited time on station
  • Simplified operation
  • Heavy payload capacity
  • Highly customizable solutions
  • Hover altitude up to 400 ft AGL
    (higher with FAA waiver)
  • Fail-safe battery backup

Typical payloads can include:

  • EO-only camera
  • Thermal-only camera
  • EO/Thermal combined camera
  • Overhead illumination
  • SAR
  • Communications relay
  • Infrared laser designator
  • Laser pointer
  • Scanning radar
  • Audio announcement capability
  • Firefighting / EMS / Public Safety
  • Defense
  • Inspection / Security
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Event / Worksite Illumination

How do our TAVs work?


Each Zenith AeroTech system is comprised of a TAV, payload, ground power unit, and remote control device—all optimally integrated according to customer specifications.


Upon arriving at the target area, the user removes the TAV, along with its payload, from a manportable or vehicle-mounted case. The TAV is then connected to its tether, which is drawn from the collocated ground power unit.


The user launches and operates the TAV in either manual or automatic control mode, using a wireless remote control device to effect continuous RF-transmission of flight and telemetry commands, as well as sensor data to one or multiple selected viewers.

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