The 1200-S8 UAV is designed for payloads in the 10-20lbs range. It has a useful load of 30lbs and we typically recommend running on 4x 12ah batteries for the best payload/ endurance capabilities. This aircraft has a relatively compact footprint for the amount of power it has. The 1200-S8 has no problems lifting a 20lb payload for about 15 minutes. This platform is great for cinematography, remote sensing and other custom payload applications. The X8 configuration allows for small arm length to prop length ratio and also improves wind performance with the ability to handle winds at 35mph. The Z bend arms help keep the propellers out of the field of view of any sensor payload. The 1200-S8 comes complete with a waterproof travel case, FPV system and telemetry. All units come weather resistant but a complete weather proof dome allows for all weather flying.

What's different about the 1200-S8 when you buy it from BFD Systems? All our systems are built in house in our US facility. We stock spare parts, offer repairs and have boat loads of experience with these aircraft in many applications. Our systems also come with some of our very own in house engineering improvements available only at BFD Systems. Buying the "same" aircraft from other vendors will not be the same aircraft you buy from BFD Systems. Build quality, support and flight stats are not comparable. Because all aircraft are built to order, and then tested before shipment, please allow 4-6 weeks average lead time. 

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These stats are from real life, in the field, boots on the ground, testing.

Stats may vary depending on options
Aircraft Dry Weight  8kg (17lbs)

Max Take Off Weight

(while maintaining motor redundancy) 

25kg (55lbs)
Useful Load 17kg (37lbs)
Payload with 4x 12Ah batteries  11kg (24lbs)
Average flight time with full payload 12Ah batteries at Sea Level landing with 30% capacity of battery  15 minutes.