It’s the perfect platform for regularly acquiring highly detailed and actionable data for large-scale operations such as farming, construction and conservation, as well as search and rescue and emergency response. We’ve chosen a lightweight and robust foam frame, which translates to less risk and cost per flight and multiplies the cost-effectiveness of our platform.
The Aero-M package includes a Canon S100 high-resolution 12 MP camera and the powerful image processing tool, Pix4Dmapper Mosaic 3DR Edition software, to create highly accurate, georeferenced and orthorectified mosaics. Pix4Dmapper Mosaic 3DR Edition works specifically with the Aero-M imaging system only. The Aero-M ships in a custom-designed hard-top travel case to keep all the components of the mapping system protected and easily accessible, ensuring that you’re always ready to map. Aero-M stitches images only from the camera included with your 3DR mapping aircraft, including the Canon SX260 and S100. It is not compatible with GoPro cameras or other camera types not included with the 3DR Aero-M and X8-M.


  • Pixhawk autopilot system
  • Canon S100 with custom 3DR EAI software and fixed mount
  • Spektrum DX7s radio control
  • Ground station radios in 433 or 915 MHz
  • Two flight batteries
  • Spare parts kits
  • Travel case
  • Pix4Dmapper Mosaic 3DR Edition (Windows only)



  • Pixhawk autopilot system
  • Motor: Tiger Motor 2820 830 kV
  • Propeller: Gemfan 11×7
  • Flight battery: 4S 6000 mAh 35C LiPo
  • Aircraft weight with battery: 6.8 lbs (3 kg)
  • Aircraft dimensions: 74 in (188 cm) wingspan, 51 in (129 cm) length
  • Case dimensions: 60.75 in x 14.5 in x 15.5 in (154 cm x 37 cm x 39 cm)
  • Payload capacity: 1.1 lbs (500 g)
  • Radio range: 1 km*
  • Flight time: 40 min*
  • Maximum operational wind conditions: 25 mph
  • Area coverage: 250 acres* (1 km2)
  • Ground sampling distance: 2 inches per pixel (5 cm per pixel)*
  • Orthomosaic accuracy: 3-16 ft (1-5 m)
  • Henge MD933 servos
  • Dubro control linkages
  • External LED indicator and USB port
  • Digital airspeed sensor
  • Minimum speed: 22 mph (9.8 m/s)

*Specs reflect estimated values at ideal operating conditions. Environmental conditions can affect flight time, area coverage, and ground resolution.
Pix4D system requirements:
Minimum requirements: Windows 64bit / Vista, 7, 8, Server / 2-Core CPU / 4GB RAM
Recommended: 6-Core GPU i7 or Xeon / 32GB RAM (or more depending on dataset size)