OnyxStar® HYDRA-12 - Heavy-lift drone with 12Kg of payload

OnyxStar® HYDRA-12 - Heavy-lift drone with 12Kg of payload

Available on a per order basis

  • Model: RTF_ONYXSTAR_HYDRA12 (41854)

For heavy payload up to 12 kg.

For years now manufacturers of sensors have been focusing on the miniaturization of their products. Thanks to that many cameras have been made extremely lightweight and compact while their quality and performance was enhanced.
However, due to their technological requirements (several embedded sensors, central units, etc.), a lot of specific sensors are still heavy. In such cases a drone with just enough torque to carry a pocket camera is just not enough.
This is exactly why the OnyxStar HYDRA-12 was designed for.

Heavy Lifter drone

Designed for heavy payloads, the HYDRA has 12 motors, allowing it to carry up to 12 Kg of effective payload. In other words, as batteries are already counted, this value refers to sensors and mount only. Such characteristics allows many possibilities that may have seemed impossible in first place. Because of that, the HYDRA-12 is a greatly appreciated tool for conducting supersized operations.
Despite the heavy payloads it has to carry, the HYDRA-12 is a precise tool, greatly known for measuring operations in demanding environments like academic researches. It is an efficient solution that can integrate any requested custom material.

Flight electronics redundancy

Equipped with quality German made flight electronics, the HYDRA-12 is a powerful, reliable and efficient tool. Thanks to the exigence and know-how in which it is manufactured, this drone has already been successfully performing risky operations by lifting high-value sensors of many kinds.
Carbon made, the HYDRA-12 includes numerous features making it an easy-to-fly and safe drone (Geo-fencing, failsafe, carefree, flight control redundancy, waypoint navigation, automatic take-off and landings, etc.)
The HYDRA being capable of carrying so many kind of sensors relies on the know-how and dedication of OnyxStar team. Having the required skills and tools, we are able to design and manufacture quickly the necessary parts that will allow you to successfully conduct your project.




Flight behavior with heavy load (9 kg)


Flight behavior with heavy load (12 kg)

Technical specifications

  • Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW): 23 Kg
  • Maximum payload: 16 Kg
  • Effective payload (Sensor + mount): 12 Kg
  • Empty weight: 7 Kg
  • Maximum flight time: 25 min* (without payload)
  • Flight time at 7 Kg of payload: 15 min
  • Withstands strong winds of up to 45 Km/h
  • Compact coaxial frame in carbon for an easier transport
  • MikroKopter electronics: Modular and scalable in order to improve the sustainability of your investment

* in good external flight conditions and with new batteries

Scope of delivery

  • OnyxStar® HYDRA-12 assembled drone ready-to-fly
  • Adapted mount for payload
  • Ground control station
  • Batteries and battery charger
  • Flight case




  • The 12Kg effective payload can be reached depending on the motors and batteries used.
  • The batteries are used by pair on this aircraft and are connected in parallel (2 x 6S).
  • The kit doesn't include any camera mount, but is foreseen to receive one.
  • The picture of this article is non contractual and shows several options (like the camera, the gimbal, etc.) that are not included in this offer.
  • Drone gehomologeerd DGLV
  • Drone certified DGAC