MinerFly: Unmanned Aircraft

MinerFly offers flight services utilizing a fleet of airworthy vehicles of varying size and payload capacity which can be used to collect data given sufficient notice. Our unmanned fleet contains a number of rotary-wing autonomous and piloted drone aircraft for the purpose of supporting sensors, instrumentation, and research on campus.

For more information about utilizing MinerFly services 
email us at minerfly.mst.edu

 

X-8 1100

  • Motor span: 50”
  • Max speed: 35 kts
  • Max AUW: 67 lbs.
  • Max Flight time: 23 min
  • Max payload: 50 lbs.
  • Max payload with motor redundancy: 25 lbs.
  • Configurable payload mounting options
  • Retractable Landing Gear



X-8 650

  • Motor span: 30.5”
  • Max Speed: 35kts
  • Max AUW:  33 lbs.
  • Max Payload: 10.3 lbs.
  • Max Flight time: 25 min
  • 3-axis gimbal with integrated action camera

 

 


Hexcopter

  • Motor span: 30.7”
  • Max Speed: 35kts
  • Max AUW: 17.6 lbs.
  • Max Payload: 8.2lbs
  • Max Flight time: 18min
  • 2-axis gimbal, GoPro ready
  • Retractable Landing Gear

 


Quadcopter

  • Motor span: 25.6”
  • Max speed: 35 kts
  • Max AUW: 12.6 lbs.
  • Max Flight time: 26 min
  • Max payload: 6 lbs.
  • 3-axis gimbal, GoPro ready
  • Configurable payload mounting options
  • Retractable Landing Gear

 

 


Ranger

  • Airframe based on modified Volantex Ranger
  • Wingspan: 1980mm (77.9 in)
  • Overall Length: 1170mm (46 in)
  • Used primarily to develop understanding of autonomous fixed wing aerial vehicles

Stephanie

  • Wingspan: 3 meters
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Max flight: 1-2 hours with payload dependent on weather conditions and mission parameters
  • Can carry a 2 axis flat frame gimbal that can hold a sensor up to 140mm x 75mm