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X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone


The X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone is the top platform for those looking to use a drone for intensive surveillance missions. The X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone has a range of approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) and can fly for up to 3 hours continuously depending on the operating conditions and payload.

Looking for a cheaper option? Check out our X8 Long Range Drone, the X8 Long Range Drone is substantially cheaper, and you can build onto it (add range, cameras, etc) if you are looking for a cheaper platform with fewer functions.


  • Eagle Tree Systems Vector Flight Control system and free PC software
  • Vector Flight Control software provides a variety of telemetry data to the pilot in real time, letting you graph, visualize, and save the information
  • Dual Video Feeds FPV pilot feed and HD ground feed
  • FPV Live Video is great for controlled take-offs and landings
  • HD Ground Feed features 360º view of live footage from the camera
  • Ground Station includes a monitoring screen and the laptop built into a heavy-duty hard travel case
  • Ready To Fly out of the box with all configuration, setup, and testing done by our technicians
  • Multiple flight modes
  • Failsafe systems built in
  • Achieve flight time of up to 3 hours on a single charge
  • Achieve flight range of 25 miles (40 kilometers) on a single charge
  • All drones are built to order, so we are able to offer extensive customization and upgrade options to meet each customers specific requirements

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 Vector Flight Controller

The Eagle Tree Systems flight controller brings simplicity and reliability to the X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone. The Eagle Tree Systems flight controller features one of the best OSD (on screen display) systems of any flight controller with color graphics, voice alerts, and variometers. The Vector flight controller also features multiple flight modes, data logging & telemetry and a powerful PC ground station software.


Multiple Flight Modes

Return To Home Failsafe – Allows the X8 Long Range Surveillance drone to return to its base if the battery reaches a certain level, or signal is lost.

Geofence Mode – Allows you to ensure the drone stays within a pre-set area and stays within certain altitude and space restriction.

Loiter Mode – Loiter mode holds the drone in one location, flying in a holding circle, allowing you to switch your focus from controlling the drone to controlling the camera and examining what is on the ground.

Long Range System

The X8 Long Range Drone has a range of up to 25 miles (40km). Using a yagi antenna and other range boosting equipment, the X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone can transmit FPV video, along with a video feed from the surveillance camera at distances of up to 25 miles (40km away).

Dual Battery Setup

Dual-Battery System

With a dual battery system, we have built in a failsafe that ensures if there is ever an issue with one battery you will be able to keep flying!

3 Hour Flight Time

The X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone with its reliable dual battery setup has a flight time of up to 3 hours. A long flight time ensures you can stay in the air longer, performing more surveillance and less time on the ground changing batteries.


Vector Flight Planner Software

Plan your flights with Vector Flight Planner Sofware available for the PC ground control station. Watch live telemetry data such as altitude, speed, and more in real time as the X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone flies. The Vector flight planner software also allows you to program routes, waypoints, and the altitude for your mission right from the ground station.


The X8 Long Range Surveillance 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.

X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone Transmitter

Dual Powerful Brushless Motors

The X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone is powered by dual brushless motors mounted on each wing. The high-quality brushless motors require low maintenance compared to other types of motors and offer superior power and efficiency for the size of the motor. In addition, the dual motor setup acts as a failsafe, allowing you to continue flying even if there is a problem with one motor.

Quality Built

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

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

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%
Drone Manufacturing
Drone Shipping Box


We can ship the X8 Long Range Surveillance drone worldwide. All of our X8 Long Range Surveillance 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


  • 25 Mile (40Km) Range
  • Approximately 3 Hour Flight Time
  • Strong Lightweight EPO Drone Body
  • Vector Flight Controller Allows For Autonomous Programmed Flights & Multiple Flight Modes
  • Features 2 Live Camera Streams
  • Features 360-degree Controllable Surveillance Camera Via Turret
  • Features A Portable Ground Station
  • 1.80 Meter Wingspan (5.90 Feet)
  • Quality construction & multiple fail-safes built in

What’s Included?

  • 1x X8 Long Range Surveillance Drone Ready to Fly with all electronics installed and tested
  • 1x FrSky QX7 Transmitter
  • 1x Vector Flight Controller
  • 1x Ground station with laptop, flight software
  • 1x Long-Range Transmission Equipment Antennas
  • 1x FPV Video Monitor In The Ground Station
  • 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 Surveillance Drone.

General Upgrades

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

Additional Equipment 

  • NVDI Camera
  • RGB Camera
  • Mapping Camera
  • 3D Modelling Camera
  • FLIR Thermal Camera
  • 4K High Zoom Camera
  • FPV Camera
  • GoPro Camera
  • Infrared 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.




To discuss your requirements, and learn how we can build a platform to meet your needs, click the chat button at the bottom right of your screen, send us an email at or call us at 1-855-UAV-4002 (1-855-828-4002).

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