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ASW Heavy Lift Octocopter Industrial Drone

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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 advanced features such as obstacle avoidance and a customizable payload system, the ASW Intermediate Quadcopter offers unparalleled versatility and reliability.

HLM Octocopter industrial drone supports the greatest variety of payload possibilities. Large packages/parcel delivery, extra-large camera arrangements (multiple), and surveying of large areas are typical payload integrations for HLM Octo. Ideal for missions requiring a high number of additional on-board peripherals (computers, sensors, etc.), especially those with high power demands. HLM Octo also supports high weight multispectral or lidar packages, liquid sprayers, granule sprayers (large to extra-large), and offers the highest level of redundancy for missions that require ultimate stability.

Experience the future of unmanned aerial technology with ASW.

Please note: Our drones are made to order. Delivery time varies from 4 to 8 weeks based on customer requirements.

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Capacity: up to 66 lbs

Consider the HLM Octocopter for highly specialized missions, larger
payloads, multiple cameras or extra on-board peripherals.

As the largest and most powerful industrial unmanned aircraft that ASW produces, the HLM Octocopter delivers the highest performance value. 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 drive train, 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 lifting up to 84 lbs (depending on configuration), the HLM has the highest payload capacity on the market compared to other options in the same size class. Built with modular, serviceable, plug-and-play arms and high accessibility frame components to allow for easy maintenance. This HLM can deliver a lifetime of industrial use with proper care. The capabilities of other competitors in its size class for portability, performance, and endurance.

Quick Specs:

Number of Motors 8
Total Diameter 2107 mm
Max Endurance 50+ minutes
Total Height 607 mm
Ground Clearance 430 mm
Avionics Modular Tray • Ships with
CubePilot System • Redundant
GNSS (RTK ready)
Typical Payload Range 0 – 30+ kg
Typical Takeoff Weight 43 – 72 kg


What’s in the Box:

 ASW Heavy Lift Multirotor – Octocopter 1x
Hardshell Storage Case 1x
RC Safety Controller 1x
Assembly Tool Kit 1x
Radio Modem for Ground Control 1x
Main Flight Battery Set 1x
Pelican Brand Battery Shipping and Storage Case 1x
Preflight and Postflight Checklists 1x



  1. Tom Jones

    So, I got meself one of these HLM Hex drones for a big project I was workin’ on and let me tell ya, this thing is the real deal! It can lift up to 56 pounds which is way more than any other drone I looked at. Plus, it’s got redundancies and maintenance plans, so I don’t have to worry about it breakin’ down on me in the middle of a job. The HLM can fly for almost an hour, so I can finish up those big industrial jobs without havin’ to land it and change the battery.

    I use it for a bunch of different things like surveying and taking pictures with my extra large camera. And let me tell ya, it’s so stable even with multiple cameras and high weight multispectral packages. I also use it for liquid sprayers and granule spreaders, and it gets the job done without any issues.

    The HLM is also easy to customize for different payloads, and their experienced team can even design a bolt-on interface tailored to my needs. So, if you’re looking for a drone that’s reliable, stable, and versatile, you gotta check out the HLM Hex!

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