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We all know drones can be very useful for moving payloads through the air, but how much weight can a drone lift?
The answer to this question depends on an abundance of variables but ranges from 4 grams (0.14oz) all the way up to 8kg (17.6lbs) with today’s available technology. In this article we take a look at a variety of drones and the weight they can carry, from the CX-10 that fits in the palm of you hand all the way up to our most capable multi rotor and fixed wing drones that can carry a payload.
The Cheerson CX-10 is a wildly popular drone among those looking to dip their toes in the world of drones. This little quad is smaller than the palm of your hand and costs little over $10. Despite its small size and price tag, this does not inhibit it from lifting payloads across the skies. The CX-10 drone can lift a weight of around 4-6 grams or 0.14-0.21 oz. You can find out more information on the Cheerson CX-10 by clicking the “Cheerson CX-10” title above.
The Syma X8C is a drone that just like the CX-10 is in the beginner category and costs under $100 USD. Despite this, the drone is incredibly capapable, possibly the most capable drone per dollar spent. The Syma X8C can lift a weight of up to 200 grams, or 0.44lbs. This allows it to easily carry an action camera such as a GoPro to allow you to capure stunning aerial footage. You can find out more information on the Syma X8C by clicking the “Syma X8C” title above.
The Tarot 650 is a drone designed for lifting weight across the sky. The Tarot 650 with its powerful 4 motors can carry a payload of up to 1.5kg (3.5lbs) across the sky with ease. Its highly customizable design also allows for easy mounting of more awkwardly sized payloads compared to other drones. You can find out more information on the Tarot 650 by clicking the “Tarot 650” title above.
The Tarot X6 is leaps and bounds above the drones discussed up until now, both in terms of its payload carrying ability as well as its price. The Tarot X6 Ready To Fly drone can carry a weight of around 5kg, or 11lbs across the skies with its 6 powerful motors. You can find out more information on the Tarot X6 Ready To Fly by clicking the “Tarot X6 Ready To Fly” title above.
The Tarot T-18 Ready To Fly is among our most expensive drones, but also the most capable multi rotor in terms of the amount of weight it can carry. The Tarot T-18 Ready To Fly drone can lift a weight of around 8kg, or 17.6lbs with its incredibly sturdy design and powerful motors. You can find out more information on the Tarot T-18 Ready To Fly by clicking the “Tarot T-18 Ready To Fly” title above.
When it comes to fixed wing drones that can carry a payload, there is only one worth mentioning, the X8 Long Range Cargo Drone. The difference with using a fixed wing versus a multi rotor comes down to the requirements for range and endurance. The fixed wing design allows the drone to fly farther and fly for longer periods of time. This is due to it having a wing and being designed to move horizontally, compared to multi rotor drones that tend to be inefficient at moving horizontally, and designed more to move vertically up and down. The X8 Long Range Cargo drone can lift a weight of up to 2kg and has a flight time up to an hour, with a default range of 2 miles (3.2km) that can be increased up to 50km (31 miles). You can find out more information on the X8 Long Range Cargo Drone by clicking the “X8 Long Range Cargo Drone” title above.
If you are looking for a drone to carry a weight over a shorter distance, a multi-rotor would be the best option since they are designed for short hops, but when it comes to longer distances the fixed-wing design provides the best option and gives you enough endurance to complete your mission.