Most Popular in its Class: md4-1000

If your goal is to streamline your work and dramatically improve efficiency and productivity, md4-1000 is the aircraft for you. A robust drone with a proven track record of performance, md4-1000 is used by hundreds of companies across the world.

KEY ADVANTAGES OF the md4-1000

Below are just a few of the benefits of choosing an md4-1000 UAV:

  • Longest flight times on the market. Improve your efficiency by staying in the air longer. md4-1000 delivers flight times up to 45 minutes depending on conditions and payload.
  • Tough enough for harsh environmental conditions. Avoid costly delays and stay on schedule. The md4-1000 UAV can stand up to intense environmental challenges, from strong winds and magnetic fields to high temperatures, voltage, humidity, and other factors that would ground “fair-weather friend” drones.
  • Payload capacity. md4-1000 can handle most popular sensors. This aircraft can carry a payload up to 2.7 pounds (1.2 kilograms).  
  • 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. 
  • Stability. The innovative drive system automatically maintains proper flight attitude in changing winds.
  • Durability. Tough carbon-fiber housing stands up to the rigors of daily use (and the occasional rough landing). 
  • Carry and achieve more. Our unique shape is more practical and energy-efficient, allowing for heavier payloads and greater stability. 
  • A perfect match for your needs. Flexible autopilot lets you completely customize for each mapping project. 
  • 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.
  • Inspires trust. Your customers can rest assured, knowing you’ve invested in the best possible system.

md4-1000 includes


The »mdfnc« On-Board-Electronics ensure every situation is under control – more precisely than ever before.
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The proven technology of the mdBlackBox allows access to all flight data.
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mdCockpit is an application which brings together all functions for planning, monitoring and analysing your flights.
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The mdIMU is based on new Six Axis sensor, which features even greater precision and higher temperature resistance.
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The high-performance RTOS »mdOS« has been optimised for minimum RAM and ROM consumption, as well as high speed and versatility.
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The microdrones System-Integrator-Interface is conceived primarily as a gateway for »intelligent loads«.
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This user-friendly flight planning module helps you to prepare and carry out automated flights with your microdrone.
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The mdLA landing assistant drastically reduces the risks that can occur during the landing approach.
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mdRFID is the wireless key for your microdrone.
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  • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
  • Cruising speed: 12.0 m/s
  • Peak thrust: 118 N
  • Weight: ca. 2,650 g (depending on configuration)
  • Recommended load: 800 g
  • Maximum load: 1,200 g
  • Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 6,000 g
  • Dimensions: 1,030 mm (from rotor hub to rotor hub)
  • Battery: 6S2P LiPo, 22.2V, 13000mAh
  • Flat core motors: yes
  • CFD optimised propeller: yes
  • Closed carbon housing: yes
  • IP43 protection: yes
  • Temperature: -10 up to 50°C
  • Humidity: max 90% r.H.
  • Wind susceptibility: vibration-free images up to 6m/s
  • Flight range: min. 500m with remote control, with WP up to 20km
  • Service ceiling: 2000m ASL, 4500m ASL - 3-blade carbon rotors necessary
  • Take off altitude: up to 4000m NN (WGS84)




Advantages of our powerful and robust drone model md4-1000.
  • Rain-resistant, dust-resistant 
  • Extremely resistant to cold
  • Extremely resistant to heat
  • Highly efficient brushless drive system
  • CFD-optimised propeller
  • Closed carbon housing
  • Operation via GPS in combination with our 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

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