SteadiDrone VADER HL

Product Code: VAD/HL
SteadiDrone VADER HL

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The new STEADIDRONE VADER HL has been developed and designed to offer the most advanced, heavy duty, heavy lift long endurance multi-rotor sUAS available, with features and quality you simply won’t find on any other system. A reliable tool for everyday commercial and industrial applications, with a massive payload capacity and wide flight envelope, the VADER HL folds down into a compact travel case, smaller than any other system of comparable size, its the only option for serious aerial professionals and industry.

The SteadiDrone VADER HL is the 'Heavy Lift' version of the standard Vader, an ‘open’ platform which is not payload, camera, sensor or even flight controller specific, its ability to fly just about anything, mounted underneath or right on top of the unit, along with its rapid deploy folding design and other unique features is what sets it apart from the rest, designed from the ground up, to the sky.

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Brochure VADER Brochure
All SteadiDrone aircraft are designed as 'open' aerial platforms and are able to fly a huge variety of payloads, cameras and sensors. Turn-key, ready-to-fly solutions for different applications, our standard 'open' X4 and X8 systems.
Contents SteadiDrone VADER HL X8
Flight Controller + GPS + Data Telemetry
SteadiDrone VADER Case
Radio Controller System
2 x Prop Pair 26x8.5” Carbon (not included with X4)
2 x Prop Pair 28x9.2” Carbon
SteadiDrone VADER Battery Case
Battery Charger + PSU
8 x 10 000mAh 6s Batteries (2 Sets)
2.5mm Allen Key
Lanyard + Sticker
Quick Start Guide USB Drive
VADER Extras Kit


MAX operational flight time (No payload) ± 25 min (can be more or less depending on batteries)
MAX range (Endurance based on a 5m/s speed)  7 Km
MAX forward speed 20 m/s
MAX climb rate 9 m/s
MAX descent rate 6 m/s
MAX operational altitude (ASL) ± 4000 m (empty)
MAX range (Radio) 1500 m
MAX operating wind speed ± 11 m/s
MIN operating temperature -5 °C
Max operating temperature +50 °C


Dimensions open (L x W x H; mm) : 962L x 970W x 565H (Dome), 663H (GPS Mast)
Dimensions folded (L x W x H; mm) : 793L x 338W x 212H
Diagonal length : 1320mm
Weight Airframe : 3.8kg 
Weight RTF inc LiPo : 16.4kg
Weight MAX Payload : 15kg
Weight MAX AUW : 31kg