Microdrones md4-3000 UAV

The Heavy-Lifting Drone:
md4-3000

Professionals who need a UAV that works harder should consider the md4-3000, the Microdrones aircraft that can carry more, fly longer, and reach higher. The md4-3000 is our largest aircraft. It can handle heavy LiDAR sensors, professional mapping grade cameras, multiple sensors, and more. If you’re looking for a UAV that allows you to go above and beyond, md4-3000 is the strongest choice in the industry.

Key Advantages
of the md4-3000

Microdrones md4-3000 UAV lower left side view

Below are just a few of the benefits of choosing an md4-3000 UAV:

icon payload weight
Carry heavier payloads.

md4-3000 boasts an impressive payload capacity up to 11 lbs (about 5,000 g).

icon flight time 45 minutes
Extra-long flight times.

Improve on-the-job efficiency by staying in the air for up to 45 minutes, depending on payload.

icon cover more ground
Cover more ground in less time,

thanks to a large sensor payload capacity and footprint.

icon high altitude
Fly at high altitudes.

md4-3000 maintains its strong performance at high altitudes. It can fly to heights up to 4,000 m (or 2.5 mi).

icon stable flight wind resistant
Fly in harsh weather conditions.

Tough and rugged, md4-3000 can fly (and maintain stability) in wind, rain, and snow.

icon Microdrones direct georeferencing DG solution
Available with direct georeferencing (DG).

Far superior to RTK or PPK, this technology provides significant cost savings to users and enables access when images must be georeferenced in challenging locations. DG enables corridor mapping.

Microdrones md4-3000 UAV lower left side view

Key Advantages of the md4-3000

Below are just a few of the benefits of choosing an md4-3000 UAV:

icon payload weight
Carry heavier payloads.

md4-3000 boasts an impressive payload capacity up to 11 lbs (about 5,000 g).

icon flight time 45 minutes
Extra-long flight times.

Improve on-the-job efficiency by staying in the air for up to 45 minutes, depending on payload.

icon cover more ground
Cover more ground in less time,

thanks to a large sensor payload capacity and footprint.

icon high altitude
Fly at high altitudes.

md4-3000 maintains its strong performance at high altitudes. It can fly to heights up to 4,000 m (or 2.5 mi).

icon stable flight wind resistant
Fly in harsh weather conditions.

Tough and rugged, md4-3000 can fly (and maintain stability) in wind, rain, and snow.

icon Microdrones direct georeferencing DG solution
Available with direct georeferencing (DG).

Far superior to RTK or PPK, this technology provides significant cost savings to users and enables access when images must be georeferenced in challenging locations. DG enables corridor mapping.

Why does German Engineering Matter?

We’re an international company, but we’ve stayed close to our German roots, meticulously engineering our components in Germany, with a focus on quality first. Here’s what our design and engineering means for you.

  • Fly in poor weather and stay on schedule.

    Our advanced molding process means our UAVs can withstand harsh conditions.

  • Brushless motor of a Microdrones md4-3000 UAV
    Stability.

    The innovative drive system automatically maintains proper flight attitude in changing winds.

  • md4-200 electronics carbon frame circuit board
    Durability.

    Tough carbon-fiber housing stands up to the rigors of daily use (and the occasional rough landing).

  • Microdrones staff preparing a new md4-3000 UAV for a flight.
    Carry and achieve more.

    Our unique shape is more practical and energy-efficient, allowing for heavier payloads and greater stability.

  • Microdrones engineers discussing the design of a md4-3000 UAV
    A perfect match for your needs.

    Flexible autopilot lets you completely customize for each mapping project.

  • Micrdrones planning waypoint mission with mdCockpit app on tablet
    Simple planning, monitoring, and analysis.

    Easily set up flight paths and waypoints, monitor flights, adjust your day’s plan, and analyze missions with our advanced mdCockpit Android tablet app and PC software.

  • Microdrones team discussing a component of a md4-3000 UAV
    Inspires trust.

    Your customers can rest assured, knowing you’ve invested in the best possible system.

Microdrones md4-3000 UAV higher front view

md4-3000
includes

icon mdFNC satellite
mdFNC

The mdFNC on-board electronics ensure every situation is under control – more precisely than ever before.

icon mdFlexControl
mdFlexControl

Is a function missing? No problem!

icon mdBlackBox black box
mdBlackBox

The proven technology of the mdBlackBox allows access to all flight data.

icon mdCockpit flight planning and monitoring software and app
mdCockpit

mdCockpit is an application which brings together all functions for planning, monitoring and analysing your flights.

icon mdIMU
mdIMU

The mdIMU is based on new Six Axis sensor, which features even greater precision and higher temperature resistance.

icon mdOS drone operating system
mdOS

The high-performance RTOS "mdOS" has been optimised for minimum RAM and ROM consumption, as well as high speed and versatility.

icon mdSI2
mdSI²

The Microdrones System-Integrator-Interface is conceived primarily as a gateway for "intelligent loads".

icon waypoint planning
mdWaypoint

A flight planning module to prepare and carry out automated flights with your aircraft.

icon Microdrones Landing Assistant
mdLandingAssistant

Execute automatic final approach landing. Conduct waypoint missions and land with minimal operator intervention.

icon mdRFID access key
mdRFID

mdRFID is the wireless key for your microdrone.

md4-3000 Specifications

  • Rate of climb: 10 m/s
  • Operating speed: 20 m/s
  • Maximum thrust: 280 N
  • Weight: ca. 6,000 g (depending on configuration)
  • Recommended load: 3,000 g
  • Maximum load: 5,000 g
  • Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 16,000 g
  • Dimensions: 2,052 mm x 1,888 mm (from rotor hub to rotor hub)
  • Flying time: up to 45 minutes (depending on load / wind / battery)
  • Battery: 10S1P LiPo, 37.0 V, 21000mAh
  • Flat core motors: yes
  • CFD optimised propeller: yes
  • Closed carbon housing: yes
  • IP43 protection: yes
  • Temperature: -10 °C up to 50 °C
  • Humidity: max 90% r.H.
  • Wind susceptibility: vibration-free images up to 6 m/s
  • Flight range: min. 500 m with remote control, with WP up to 50 km 
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m ASL
  • Take-off altitude: up to 4,000 m NN (WGS84)

Microdrones md4-3000 UAV top view

md4-3000: Benefits Summary

  • Up to 45 minutes flying time
  • Rain-resistant, dust-resistant 
  • Extremely resistant to cold
  • Extremely resistant to heat
  • Flat core motors
  • CFD-optimised propeller
  • Closed carbon housing
  • Operation via GPS in combination with Microdrones’ comprehensive software
  • Easy to learn, easy to fly
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Low service costs
  • Lower costs compared to traditional manned aircraft
  • Low noise electric motor
  • Lower air turbulence