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HLM Industrial Quadcopter

The Heavy Lift Multirotor (HLM) quadcopter is a space-efficient entry into large class drones built
with logistics in mind to accommodate the widest possible array of missions.

Capacity: up to 31 lbs (14kg)

The Heavy lifting UAV designed for precision flying and industrial operations

Introducing the Aero Systems West HLM (Heavy Lift Multirotor) Quadcopter – a high-performance UAV designed for precision missions such as agriculture and heavy industrial applications. With a customizable payload system, the ASW Intermediate Quadcopter offers unparalleled versatility and reliability.

This HLM uses top-mounted batteries and arm-mounted landing gear, leaving an amazing 620 square inches of unhindered payload space. The HLM truly is the pickup truck of drones. With custom payload mounts available from ASW, there is nothing you can’t carry.

Why Choose the HLM Quad?

Industrial Grade

Made in the US from aircraft-grade carbon fiber and aluminum. Designed to handle the rigors of real-world field work while continuing to perform flawlessly mission after mission.

Heavy Lift

Capable of lifting up to 31 lbs (depending on configuration), the HLM has the highest payload capacity on the market compared to other options in the same size class.


Equipped with the industry standard ArduCopter flight stack and programmed to support fully autonomous missions, including takeoff and landing.


The HLM uses modular mounts for drivetrain, avionics, and payload. This allows customers to configure each aircraft to suit their own needs if the default arrangement is not right for them.


Capable of flights nearing 1 hour, the HLM delivers flight times needed to complete truly industrial missions.

HLM Quadcopter

Quick Specs:

Number of Motors4
Total Diameter1505 mm
Max Endurance50+ minutes
Total Height607 mm
Ground Clearance430 mm
AvionicsShips w/ CubePilot System •
RedundantGNSS (RTK Ready)
Typical Payload Range0 – 11+ kg
Typical Takeoff Weight16 – 32 kg
Searching for a
custom unmanned drone?

ASW can customize your HLM industrial drone to specific your needs. The HLM truly is the pickup truck of drones. With custom payload mounts available from ASW, there is nothing you can’t carry. 


Payloads ranging from precision agriculture sensors to counter-UAS and package delivery systems have been integrated with our aircraft.

Common payloads can be integrated with an off-the-shelf payload tray. For unique payloads, our experienced team can design a bolt-on interface tailored to your mission.

Our aircraft are designed to work with nearly any payload—whether it exists today or will be released years from now.

ASW offers training courses for all of the systems we sell.  In-depth sessions are available for novice operators and those without existing certifications, while short courses are available for more experienced pilots simply requiring familiarity training on their new vehicle. Additionally, currency days with factory certified trainers are available for those who need to log flight time for operational requirements.

In addition to conducting training, ASW has helped multiple sUAS manufactures develop OEM courses to complement their products.  If you have a new system ready for market and wish to offer the best value to your clients, please consider contacting ASW to develop a customized training solution.


​The team at ASW has extensive experience providing complex unmanned systems to civil and government customers. We can provide expert solutions to meet your requirements. Our services include:

Full Systems Engineering Support

OEM Design, Integration, & Custom Builds

Payload Design

Software Design


Yes, through our sister company, PARASAFE

In July of 2021, Aero Systems West, Inc. was acquired by Nippon Kayaku Company. This acquisition further advanced our commitment to enabling UAS flight safety. Nippon Kayaku Company has contributed to UAS safety through the development of high reliability fast deploying parachute safety devices. Through this acquisition, Nippon Kayaku Company and ASW have unified their visions and goals to deliver “Safety as a Standard.”

With Accident Protection we’ll repair your drone after any accident, regardless of cause.

All DroneCare Complete customers who have completed their training are eligible for Accident Protection.

We provide hassle-free regular maintenance by aviation experts to keep your drone working well for years


Simply use our pre-paid shipping label; we’ll check every nut and bolt, replace any worn-out parts, and ensure all subsystems are fully upgraded

With our ONE YEAR Limited Warranty, our experienced customer service team will repair any unforeseen issues.

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