Spirit Specifications

Type Coaxial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Available payload mounts Top and bottom mounts can accept wide combination of batteries or payload (stackable)
Dimensions (no battery or payload) 8.9 inches (227mm) x 4.2 inches (106mm) Other payload diameters are supported
Drive system Direct drive with 2x brushless motors
Maximum recommended takeoff weight 13.5 lbs. (6.1 kg)
Empty weight 3.0 lbs. (1.4 kg) No battery, no payload
System voltage 44.4 volts (12S) Various subsystem stepdowns available
Battery options Single (6.0Ah) - Double (2x 6.0Ah)
Battery weight 3.0 lbs (1.35 kg) - 6.0 lbs (2.7 kg)
Available payload 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) - 4.5 lbs. (2.0 kg)
Flight endurance 22 min w/max payload - 28 min w/max payload
(38 min with no payload) - (53 min with no payload)
Maximum operating altitude 14,600 feet (5,000 meters)
Operating temperature range -40⁰ to 130⁰F (-40⁰ to 54⁰C)
Environmental rating IP56 (meets or exceeds additional MIL-810G specs for impact, vibration, temperature and pressure)
Maximum forward airspeed Manual mode: >60 mph (100 kph, 27 m/s) Auto (Recommended): 30 mph (48 kph, 13 m/s)
Maximum vertical speed Ascending: 8 m/s (1,600 fpm) Descending: -10 m/s (-2,000 fpm)
Stopping distance (max speed to 0) < 50 feet (no wind)
Maximum wind Recommended 40 mph (65 kph, 18 m/s) or operator's discretion. Limited only by maximum forward airspeed.
Standard autopilot Pixhawk 2 (Ardupilot). Commercial specifications are standard, MIL-spec available.
Other autopilots and encrypted communications standards are available.
Guidance sensors Redundant sensors (barometer, compass, accelerometers, gyroscope)
Satellite: GPS, GLONASS
Standard Ground Control Station (GCS) Integrated manual mode 2-stick control, autonomous navigation w/integrated 1920 x 1080 touchscreen LCD. Alternative GCS options include ruggedized Windows PCs and Android, iOS tablets.
Flight planning software options Android Windows iOS
QGroundControl QGroundControl QGroundControl
Tower, U.S. DoD ATAK APM/Mission Planner
Manual flight controller Frequency: 2.4GHz Range: 12 miles (20 km) FCC; 7 miles (12 km) CE & SRRC
Video link 1080p @60/30 fps, 720p @30 fps. Latency <110ms from input source to GCS display
Airborne video inputs Dual HDMI inputs support simultaneous use of two airborne sensors