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X8 Long Range Cargo Drone


The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone is an excellent platform for moving payloads through the skies. The X8 Long Range Drone can carry 4.5lbs (2kg) and has a range of approximately 2 miles, or 3.2 kilometers while flying for around 1 hour continuously depending on the operating conditions and payload. The range can be extended up to 20 miles (32 kilometers) with an optional upgrade.

Looking for a quadcopter, hexacopter, or octocopter option for carrying more weight? Check out our Tarot 650 Ready To FlyTarot X6 Ready To Fly , and our Tarot T-18 Ready To Fly.


  • Pixhawk Flight Control system and free Mission Planner software
  • Mission Planner software provides a variety of telemetry data to the pilot in real time
  • Carry a payload of up to 4.5lbs (2KG) with your drone, cargo door drops payloads
  • The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone features a Cargo Box, enhanced battery, and more powerful motors compared to our other fixed wings
  • Optional upgrades include FPV Goggles, Cargo Bay, Infrared Camera, Range Extender
  • Ready To Fly purchase features all components needed to fly
  • Achieve flight time of 1 hour on a single charge

Purchase With Confidence

Try Before You Buy 

Come visit our Houston, USA, or Guadalajara, Mexico location to see our drones in person. Located 5 minutes from the  NASA Johnson Space Center, our Houston location has all of our drones available to try flying. The main Houston airport is one of few in the world with flights to all 6 inhabited continents, making it easy to get to from anywhere in the world. Our Mexico facility is located in the vibrant city of Guadalajara, a manufacturing hub for many companies from Intel to HP and others. Come and see for yourself if our products will meet your needs before making a purchase.

PO Terms 

We can accept Net 30 purchase orders from most customers, with a few exceptions. Our team will determine eligibility on a case by case basis. Only pay for the drone when you have received it and are satisfied.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We know you will love our products, but in the case you are not happy with the drone for any reason within the first 30 days, return it to us for a full refund.

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Powered By Pixhawk

The Pixhawk flight controller brings unparalleled flexibility to the X8 Long Range Cargo Drone. The open source Pixhawk flight controller has minimal limits in terms of what you can program it to do and is supported by many drone manufacturers. Flight plans can be programmed into the Pixhawk flight controller via Mission Planner software, allowing for autonomous flying along pre-programmed routes.

Pixhawk Drone
L9R Drone

Long Range System

The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone  uses the L9R Long Range Radio module, giving you the potential to fly up to 2 miles (3.2km)

For an additional charge, we can extend the range further up to a maximum of 20 miles (32km)

Dual-Battery System

With a dual battery system you can be sure that if there is ever an issue with one battery you will be able to keep flying!

Dual Battery Setup

1 Hour Flight Time

A fixed-wing allows you to attain a flight time much longer than that of a multi-rotor drone. The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone comes with a 1 hour flight time, that can be increased upon request.

Mission Planner Software

Plan your flights with Mission planner, sofware available on PC, Mac, or smartphones/tablets. Draw route plans for the drone and monitor crucial telemetry information in real time.

X8 Long Range Drone Mission Planner
X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone Transmitter


The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone comes with a Taranis QX7 Transmitter by default. The Taranis QX7 is a widely used open source transmitter that features ball bearing gimbals, a backlit LED screen, audio and vibration alerts regarding values, alarms, and settings. The Taranis QX7 also features flight data logging, RSSI alerts, and 16 channels to operate with.

Large Payload Capacity

The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone is one of the largest EPO drones on the market, with a wingspan of approximately 2.24 meters or 7.30 feet. It has a large cargo box which can carry payloads of up to 2kg at a time. An automated cargo door that opens mid-flight allows you to drop payloads at the click of a button.

X8 Long Range Cargo Drone Payload Bay

Quality Built

The X8 Long Range Cargo Drone undergoes the following quality tests before being shipped,

  • Frequent Individual Quality Inspections Along The Production Process
  • 60 Minutes Of Flight Testing

As a result, all components used on the X8 Long Range Cargo Drone have a 6-month warranty on them.

Manufacturing Process

All of our drones are built to order, with roughly a 3 week lead time. Our manufacturing team will reach out to you and can make modifications to the drone to suit your exact mission.

Day 1-5: Contact with customer regarding specific requirements, procurement of additional parts as needed. 15%
Day 5-10: Begin fabrication of frame, and complete frame testing. 30%
Day 10-15: Installation of electric components, electronics calibration & testing. 60%
Day 15-20: External lamination and any visual graphic work completed 80%
Day 20-23: Final testing of all systems & test flight. 90%
Day 24: Shipment to customer, customer acceptance. 100%

NEW: We have a number of X8 Long Range Cargo Drones in stock and ready to ship in 1-2 days. If your order does not require extensive customization we can ship one of these units, and you will receive your order much quicker.

Drone Manufacturing
Drone Shipping Box


We can ship the X8 Long Range Cargo drone worldwide. All of our X8 Long Range Cargo Drones are shipped in a wooden crate. This ensures that the drone arrives intact without any damage. It is also reusable and can be used to store the drone in the future.

Alternatively, you can purchase one of our custom built heavy duty travel cases. These cases are ideal for protecting and transporting your drone if you plan to do lots of traveling. They come with dual handles, a custom cut foam interior with space for the drone, controller, batteries, charger, and any accessories you order from us. As with all of our drones these cases are built to order and can be customized extensively to meet your needs.

Drone Travel Case


  • 2 mile (3.2km) range
  • 4.5lbs (2kg) payload carrying ability
  • Approximately 1 hour flight time
  • Features enhanced battery, and enhanced powerful motors
  • Strong lightweight EPO drone body
  • Pixhawk flight controller allows for autonomous programmed flights
  • Can be fitted with FPV, or additional equipment and options depending on customer requirements
  • 2.24-meter wingspan (7.3 feet)

What’s Included?

  • 1x X8 Long Range Cargo Drone Ready to Fly with all electronics installed and tested
  • 1x FrSky QX7 Transmitter
  • 1x Pixhawk Flight Controller
  • 1x Lipo Balance Charger With LCD Screen
  • 1x Instruction manuals and guide to getting started flying

Upgrades & Accessories

Since all of our fixed wing drones are built to order, we offer an extensive range of upgrades and equipment that we can install on each drone. Please contact us for pricing and additional info on each of these upgrades, or if there is something not listed that you would like to include on your X8 Long Range Cargo Drone.

General Upgrades

  • Landing Gear
  • Custom Paintwork
  • Upgraded Transmitter
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Hot Climate Package
  • Drone Ground Launcher
  • 4G LTE Control
  • External LED’s
  • Range Extension
  • Flight Time Extension
  • & Much More

Additional Equipment 

  • 4K High Zoom Camera
  • FPV Camera
  • GoPro Camera
  • VR Goggles
  • Ground Control Station
  • Internal Monitoring Camera
  • & Much More

Parts & Accessories

  • Extra Propellers
  • Extra Batteries
  • Extra Servo Motors
  • Spare Wing Sets
  • Travel Case
  • Tablet Ground Station
  • Car Charger Adaptor
  • Panasonic Toughbook Ground Station
  • & Much More

5+ Years In Business

Trusted by a customer base in 100+ countries, UAV Systems International works with academia, corporations, defense contractors, government agencies, and end consumers to build customized fixed wing and multirotor drone solutions that meet their needs. No mission is too big or small, let us build you a solution to meet your needs today!

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Drone Assembly

World Class Customer Support

We have three easy ways to assist you with technical and product support 24/7, from anywhere in the world. Our technical support is available at no cost 24/7, 365 days a year, as part of our commitment to ensuring you have a seamless experience with our products.




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