M8FA Industrial Drone (5KG)

Our mid-model Heavy Lift goes beyond the limits of a traditional drone. Our HL8 offers great flight times with expert versatility

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The M8FA Industrial Drone offers 50 minutes of flight time and endless payload options! Have you been shopping for a commercial drone for you company or agency? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Our M8FA is a top-pick for many organizations ranging from first responders, security agencies, utilities, inspectors and more! High tech, endless payloads and impressive safety features set this commercial drone apart from its competitors. Let’s start with payloads…

Our quick-swap payload mounts allow you to easily change payloads, based on the current job; it also ensures your drone can keep up with your future goals! HSE offers a long-list of drone accessories like:

  • Advanced 5-lens mapping camera
  • Dual Optical / Thermal cameras with/without zoom
  • Advanced Object Tracking Module
  • Multispectral & RGB Cameras
  • Drone Delivery Device / Logistics Payload
  • Drone Emergency-Drop Device (SAR/Emergency Management)
  • Spotlight
  • Loud Speaker / Megaphone
  • Optional Parachute

But regardless of the payload, this large industrial drone is professional-grade! Whether the mission is saving someone’s life, performing inspections, or delivering tools, you’ll appreciate the reliability of the M8FA. Made from carbon fiber and aircraft aluminum, our drones are built to last! Safety is also important at protecting your company or agency’s reputation! That’s why our drones feature things like folding landing gear, automatic return to home, motor redundancy, and an optional parachute. See the long list of safety and tech features on the corresponding tabs.

The M8FA and family of security or commercial drones are designed to evolve with you over time. From First Responder work, to utilities, inspections, logistics, and beyond – our security and industrial drones are built for work. Save time, increase profits and reduce risk with the M8FA.

See the long list of included Safety & Tech in the “Features” tab. *Your flight times may vary based on conditions; features are subject to change without notice*


  • One of America’s oldest industrial drone companies; here to stay!
  • U.S.  Support
  • U.S. Warranty & Parts
  • U.S. Training
  • Full-Service (FAA guidance, drone financing / leasing)
  • Factory-Direct Pricing
  • FAA Approved Aircraft
  • Try Before you Buy (attend a free demo)
  • Veteran & Family Owned

UAV Features


Configuration – 8-rotor (VTOL)
Flight Time (empty) – 50 min
Flight Time (payload) – 30-40 min (5.5 lbs)
Max Fly Speed – 22 mph (10 m/s)
Wind Rating (stable) – 25-31 mph (11-13.5 m/s)
Frame Wheelbase – 50 inches (1280 mm)
Weight (without batteries) – 12.5 lbs (5.7 kg)
Useable Payload (after batteries) – 11 lbs (5 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight (MTOW) – 44 lbs (20 kg)
Propeller Style- 18 inches, fixed
Propulsion System- Electric, 3x 22,000mAh batteries

Max Altitude 11,482 ft (3500 m) ASL


Flight Radius (configurable)- 1 mile+
Parachute (optional)- Yes
Quick-Release Payload System- Yes
Safety Motor Redundancy- Yes, octocopter
Encrypted Communications (configurable)- Standard for R/C, optional for Data/Video

UAV Specifications

System Design Safety
  • Tested, Ready to Fly (RTF)
  • GPS, fully autonomous Commercial Autopilot
  • Ground Station for flight planning
  • Long-Range Remote Control with Spoken Alerts
  • Telemetry Communications Kit
  • Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty*
  • Carbon Fiber frame with Aerospace Aluminum
  • Modular design for easy maintenance/repairs
  • Quick-release Payload Mount System (patent pending)
  • Quick-folding Motor Arms
  • Double and triple strength stress tested
  • ISO 9001 Factory Certification
  • ISO 14001 Factory Certification
  • Automatic or User-activated Return to Home (RTH)
  • Battery Powered – no spark / no fuel to transport
  • Low Battery Alerts and RTH
  • Lost Communications RTH
  • Motor Arming Procedure (ground safety)
  • Emergency Motor Off feature
  • 6 or 8 rotor Failsafe (Motor Loss Protection)
  • Full Blackbox flight recorder and on-board diagnostics engine
  • Safety Folding Propellers
  • Double and triple avionic redundancy
  • High-Bright Navigation LED lighting
  • HSE Professional Flight Training (recommended)

Features subject to change without notice. *Contact us for full terms, limitations and exclusions.

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