Specifications

KittyHawk HDX4 Supreme heavy lift Quadcopter specifications

If you, your company or organization have been considering buying a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), now is the best opportunity you will have. Mobile Recon Systems is launching its KittyHawk HDX4 heavy lift triple HD video Quadcopter with transport box.

No other UAV offers all of the features that the KittyHawk HDX4 provides. Feel free to compare our KittyHawk to any platform on the current market even at four times the price level.

Our KittyHawk multi-purpose Quadcopter utilizes advanced design features that surpass other Quadcopters, Hexacopters and even Octocopters in its class.

The KittyHawk uses an incorporated self-leveling monopod landing platform that ensures a clean takeoff and landing every time, no matter what the surface is like. This feature conserves battery use and means no more broken struts or stuck retractable gear.

One of the first areas we addressed was the flight time! By utilizing two 6S 20K batteries combined with four top of the line Tiger U7 motors, and hand balanced 17 x 5.8 carbon fiber propellers, the KittyHawk can deliver up to 30 minutes of flight time and 24 minutes of loaded mission time. Combine this with a 22lb max payload and you have the KittyHawk HDX4.

We surrounded our drive train with a progressive foam core body that is fully encapsulated in a molded 3K carbon fiber shell. The KittyHawk is finished in a customized gold metallic solar flare yellow paint that is blended with the natural Carbon Fiber providing stark contrast and high visibility at long distance. Throw in LiDar terrain sensing abilities along with several other innovative features and you have the KittyHawk HLX4 Supreme Quadcopter. If there is a job to be done or a mission to fly, don’t let the weather keep you grounded. The KittyHawk is designed to fly in all types of weather including rain, sleet and snow.
The KittyHawk HDX4 Supreme commercial series is an ideal operations platform for Archeology, GIS, Agriculture, First responders, volcanology, secure medicinal aerial transport, Hydrology, water management, Civil enforcement, livestock management , utility assessment and far more.
All KittyHawk HDx4 units are test flown, balanced, tuned and ready to fly!
Width: 42” Length: 40” Height: 10”
Width: 13.75” Length: 40” Height: 18” Collapsed
Weight: 9lbs (no battery)
All up Weight: 19lbs – 41lbs (2-gimbals, 2-cameras, storage bay, 2-22000 6S batteries)
Additional payload: 22lbs
Top speed: 38mph
Flight time: 30min (Depending on payload, weather and operating conditions)

What are some of the more unique features of the

KittyHawk HDX4 – Quadcopter?

Drivetrain and Power
 Tiger U7 waterproof motors
 CNC Aluminum 22mm motor mounts
 Self-locking Aluminum alloy, 22mm umbrella style motor arm mounts for easy transport and storage
 Tiger Carbon fiber T-Propeller 17” x 5.8
 Five degree pitch on the motors and arms for better control, precision and stability
 CNC Aluminum quick release spin off prop adapters, that are color coded for easy rotation recognition
 Tiger T-motor 80amp ESCs (Electronic Speed Controller)
 Pixhawk 2.4.6 32bit flight controller with 4G TF card
 3amp 5volt UBEC
 Twin 6S 22000 mAh batteries
 6S power module
 16 point power distribution center
 Code buzzer
 Full 915MHz or 433MHz Radio Telemetry (Region specific)
 On screen display “OSD”
 15+ flight modes including the new ROI or region of interest and Panic or RTL return to launch
 NEO-6M GPS UBLOX with raised four point platform mounted over rear open view port
 900 Way Points and Spline mapping
 LiDar-Lite V-2 autonomous terrain sensing abilities with a range of 3ft. to 131ft. or 40 meters.
• The KittyHawk maintains a consistent altitude over various terrain conditions and obstacles

Camera and Gimbal options:

 The KittyHawk can accommodate not one, not two, but three GoPro Hero, 2, 3, and 4 or any of the popular HD and 4K sport video cameras on the market. The KittyHawk simultaneously captures images from below, front, above, left and right of the flying platform ensuring you catch every view. There is a two axis gimbal mounted on the belly of the KittyHawk and a second (optional) 3 axis gimbal mounted on the canopy. The video cameras can be auto stabilized or controlled by the main radio transmitter or an *optional secondary radio transmitter.
 The KittyHawk comes standard with a fixed RunCam PZ0420 FPV camera mounted on the front that can be swapped with a third GoPro Hero, 2, 3, and 4 or any popular HD sport video camera.
 The KittyHawk comes standard with a three way video chip with switch on the fly.
 Onboard 8CH 5.8G 500mW Wireless Audio Video AV TX Transmitter with cooling fan
 Optional 3 axis DSLR belly gimbal
 Thermal or FLIR video cameras can be mounted on any of the camera locations.

Body enhancements:

 Full 3K Carbon fiber build; body, frames, arms, canopy, battery box, storage bay and propellers
 Sectional body design. The KittyHawk breaks down into four main components for easy transport and storage.
 The rotors of the KittyHawk are bounded by 3K Carbon fiber rings to protect the rotors and prevent collateral exterior damage. There are three triangle hand grips molded into the KittyHawk body for easy transport, stabilization and safe recovery.
 Another feature that is incorporated into the rear hand grip of the body is a blue LED voltage meter that constantly relays live voltage of the large LiPo batteries.
 Monopod landing platform
 Rear cargo rack for smart phones or other sensor loads
 An optional 9” x 7.5” x 3.5” storage bay can be added to the belly of the KittyHawk below the twin battery box.
 15 LED marker lights

Innovative battery box:

 The battery box has a foam core that is lined with Aluminum then encased in 3K Carbon fiber and coated with an epoxy resin.
 The battery box gimbal mount is recessed into the front of the battery box and flanked by Carbon fiber, this bunker assembly provides extreme protection for any device.
 Positioned below the battery box is a Carbon fiber transport container measuring L: 9” x W: 7.5” x H: 3.5” With the payload capacity of the KittyHawk there is no end to the First Responder or Scientific artifacts or even a warm meal that can be stowed.
 Another addition is a servo operated LED spot light that can be controlled by the transmitter. The lens of the spotlight can be replaced with a red lens to increase the range of infra-red cameras.
 Anti-spark battery connectors

Removable Canopy:

 The carbon fiber canopy has a split Poly Carbonate window for monitoring the internal components.
 The canopy protects the Pixhawk flight controller and other vital components and can be easily removed for quick access to the main internal components.
 The canopy is pre-drilled and wired for an optional 3 axis gimbal that can accommodate your favorite GoPro or other sport camera.
 Under the canopy rests a roll cage for additional protection.
 The KittyHawk canopy sports an external master arming switch, multi-color LED system status light and external flight controller USB link

Controllers:

 Taranis X9D 16 channel transmitter w/voice assist X8R receiver
 Optional Taranis X9E 16 – 32 channel tablet transmitter w/voice assist (for complete camera and sensor control)
 7” LCD diversity monitor and mounting brackets
Transport container
 The KittyHawk can be broke down into three main sections that will fit into the Pelican 1780 transport box for easy storage, transport and protection.
• Case dimensions: 44.90″ x 25.32″ x 16.50″ (114 x 64.3 x 41.9cm)
• Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
• Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
• 4 strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
• Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence through Pelican
• This case is NATO codified and tested to MIL C-4150J (Military Standard), IP-67 (Ingress Protection).

Additional items
 Quick charge 6S Battery charger (charge 22K batteries in 30 minutes)
 Two LiPo Battery charging bags
 4 GB USB drive with manuals, instructions, flight demos and tutorials

For more information on the KittyHawk HLX4 or any of our SUAV products and options please contact us at,
Mike Dowell / Mike@mobilereconsystems.com
Owner; Mobile Recon Systems LLC
Website; http://www.mobilereconsystems.com/
Twitter; https://twitter.com/KittyHawkQuad

FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM: 

Pixhawk PX4 Flight Controller

Flight Modes:

1. Stabilize
2. Alt Hold
3. Loiter (& OF_loiter)
4. RTL (Return-to-Launch)
5. Auto
6. Acro
7. Sport
8. Drift
9. Guided
10. Circle
11. Position
12. Land
13. Follow Me
14. Simple and Super Simple

PX4 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 32bit STM32F427 Cortex M4 core with FPU
  • 168 MHz
  • 256 KB RAM
  • 2 MB Flash
  • 32 bit STM32F103 failsafe co-processor
  • ST Micro L3GD20H 16 bit gyroscope
  • ST Micro LSM303D 14 bit accelerometer / magnetometer
  • MEAS MS5611 barometer
  • uBlox NEO-M8N GPS module with Compass
  • 3DR Radio Telemetry Kit 915MHz
  • Accelerometer
  • Minimosd Telemetry = On Screen Display
  • 3A 5V UBEC

PX4 FEATURES:

  • 32 bit ARM Cortex M4 Processor running NuttX RTOS
  • 14 PWM / Servo outputs (8 with failsafe and manual override, 6 auxiliary, high-power compatible)
  • Abundant connectivity options for additional peripherals (UART, I2C, CAN)
  • Integrated backup system for in-flight recovery and manual override with dedicated processor and stand-alone power supply
  • Backup system integrates mixing, providing consistent autopilot and manual override mixing modes
  • Redundant power supply inputs and automatic failover
  • External safety switch
  • Multicolor LED main visual indicator
  • High-power, multi-tone piezo audio indicator
  • Micro SD card for long-time high-rate logging

SENSORS:

  • ST Micro L3GD20H 16 bit gyroscope
  • ST Micro LSM303D 14 bit accelerometer / magnetometer
  • Invensense MPU 6000 3-axis accelerometer/gyroscope
  • MEAS MS5611 barometer

KittyHawk CAMERA OPTIONS:

  • Standard (included) FPV nose camera; Enclosed RunCam PZ0420 600TVL, 3.6mm lens, effective pixel 768×494 or (optional) GoPro 2, 3 or 4 or other sports video camera.
  • Belly camera; (included) 3 axis gimbal or (optional) 2 to 3 axis DSLR gimbal for (optional) GoPro 2, 3 or 4 or Boscam HD08A Full 1080p HD with up to 64GB storage capacity or other sports video camera.
  • Top or canopy camera; (included) 3 axis gimbal for (optional) GoPro 2, 3 or 4 or Boscam HD08A 1080p HD with up to 64GB storage capacity or other sports video camera.
  • Standard (included) onboard 3 way video camera switch, transmitter operated.
  • Standard (included) Boscam FPV RC 8CH 5.8G 500mW Wireless Audio Video AV TX Transmitter

GROUND STATION SOFTWARE OPTIONS:

  • APM Mission Planner, APM Planner (Windows Vista +, Mac, Linux)
  • Android; AndroPilot, MavLink Hub, DroidPlanner, SteadiDrones

14 Comments

  1. This system looks great!

    However, 915MHz is illegal in most of Europe because that’s within the mobile phone band.

    The antennas also triangulate interference so there’s a good chance of being caught.

    Are there plans for a 413MHz telemetry Euro-legal system?

    Thanks

    Brooksie

  2. Hi
    I come from Beijing, I was a magazine editor, I am very interested in your product, I want them to introduce readers to China, I want high resolution pictures. At the same time, I hope you can send me press releases.
    I nbweekly contributing editor, this is our website: http://www.nbweekly.com
    We are a weekly in southern China have extensive influence and circulation.
    Most sincere request
    Zheng Yu

    ps:Please add me to the media list, in the future, I would like to receive new pictures and press releases.

    Email: mgmtstudiozheng@yahoo.com

    • Hi Zheng Yu,
      Thank you for your interest! I would be pleased to send you the information you requested. I will add you to the media updates list. Please allow a couple of days for the information.
      best Regards, Mike
      Owner; Mobile Recon Systems

  3. Looks very interesting and promising.

  4. How to obtain this Quad in France?

  5. Hello there !

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