Aurelia X8 Standard


Aurelia Aerospace

Giving Flight To Clients Ideas Worldwide

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Giving your ideas flight!

Let the Aurelia X8 Standard give your ideas flight! Designed for professional and industrial use, and featuring the largest payload bay/lift capability of any of our drones, the Aurelia X8 Standard is ideal for your largest payloads. Featuring unbeatable versatility for a wide range of payloads, the Aurelia X8 Standard is capable of carrying up to 8 kg (17 lb).

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Pixhawk Flight Controller

The Aurelia X8 Standard features an open source Pixhawk flight controller, offering endless possibilities to customize your drone for your specific operation.

The standard configuration is setup with Ardupilot software, however, upon request, we can install PX4 instead.

Three different flight Pixhawk controllers are offered, more information about each is available at the bottom of this page.


We are proud to support domestic supply chains in our products. The Aurelia X8 Standard features extensive use of U.S manufactured components throughout its systems. Our flight controllers and onboard electronics are all manufactured in California, giving you the performance, reliability, and sophistication Aurelia Aerospace strives for.

The Aurelia X8 Standard is both NDAA 848 and TAA compliant.

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Aurelia X8 Standard Operating Panel

Integrated LCD Status Panel

Designed for ease of use, the Aurelia X8 Standard features an LCD status display at the rear of the aircraft. This status display gives you quick insight into the current flight mode, GPS satellites locked, failsafe warnings, battery levels, and more.

Another design feature designed to enhance ease of use is an onboard mini toolkit. This toolkit features all the hex wrenches used in the Aurelia X8 Standard allowing you to quickly make repairs, or swap propellers when out in the field even if you forget your own tools!

Fully Foldable For Easy Transport

In less than 30 seconds, with a click of the button on each arm joint, the Aurelia X8 Standard can instantly fold down, allowing for quick disassembly and easy transportation.

Aurelia X8 Standard folded
Apple Airtag with Travel Case

Custom Travel Case with Apple Airtag

Did you know that airlines only have maximum liability coverage for flights by the Montreal Convention of approximately ±$1,600 USD (1,131 SDR)? This is the most that airlines must pay a passenger or company for a lost, damaged, or delayed package or bag.

With this Airtag you will know the exact location of your drone at all times when transporting it with our embedded Airtag. Possible package loss due to transport will herewith be nearly minimized to 0% risk. You can get geolocation at all times, of the exact location of your package.

After your package has arrived at the destination, you are able to connect the Airtag to your own iOS device and keep using the Airtag for any purpose.

QGroundControl Mission Planning

Mission Planning Software

With more than 20 available flight modes, the Aurelia X8 Standard has a flight mode for any mission. The free QGC, QGroundControl mission planning software available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices allows you to set flight modes, program routes over a Google Maps overlay, set altitudes, geofencing, and much more. Learn more about QGroundControl by clicking here.

Alternatively, Mission Planner software (also free) is recommended for those looking for a mission planning software with additional functionality. Learn more about Mission Planner by clicking here.

Designed for

Reliability, Sophistication,
Performance & Versatility

As a platform that is relied on by some of the world's top research institutions, companies, and government agencies, extensive thoughts have gone into the design, and engineering of every aspect of the Aurelia X8 Standard to create a platform that delivers reliability, sophistication, and performance.

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6-month warranty

The Aurelia X8 Standard comes with a 6-month warranty. This warranty covers any components that fail on the drone within the first 6 months.

AES-256 encrypted

AES-256 encryption

Every Aurelia X8 Standard comes standard with end-to-end AES-256 encryption. It ensures that the link between your ground station and your drone is secure at all times.

Aurelia EDU - GOV Pricing

EDU / GOV Pricing

Aurelia Aerospace has special pricing for EDU and GOV agencies. Please contact one of our customer service representatives for more information.

Aurelia X8 - The Drone that carries all others

X8 Standard - Specifications

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    Aurelia X8 Standard Payload Bay

    Large Payload Bay

    The payload is perhaps one of the most important parts of your UAV. The Aurelia X8 Standard features a large payload bay, allowing for a wide variety of payloads up to 8 kg (17 lb). Below are some of our most popular payload options, however, if you have any questions about configuring your payload, or would like to add a payload that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our support agents.

    Aurelia X8 Power Distribution

    High Quality Electronics

    Electronics for the Aurelia X8 Standard have been custom designed and fabricated by Aurelia Aerospace, designed to deliver performance, reliability, and sophistication.

    Aurelia IP Rated Motors

    IP Rated Motors

    Aurelia Aerospace custom-designed motors are IP rated, allowing you to fly in dusty or wet environments without issue.

    The octocopter design allows the Aurelia X8 Standard to operate with only 8 functional motors, allowing for increased reliability and protection of your payload.

    In the event the Aurelia X8 Standard is involved In a crash, the propellers are designed to shear, protecting the motors and electronics from costly damage.

    Try Before You Buy

    We are proud to launch our free 30-day trial program in partnership with Aurelia Aerospace.

    The program allows registered businesses, government entities, and educational institutions to receive one of our Aurelia Aerospace drones to try for 30 days at no cost. There is no prepayment, no commitment, and no deposit necessary.

    Please talk to one of our drone specialists to hear more about the specifics.

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    Your Personal Drone Assistant | 24/7

    Aurelia Assist is your personal drone assistant at hand

    Managing flight logs, performing checks before and after using the drone, requesting engineering approval before making software changes without losing warranty, instant support, ordering spare parts, and drone accessories, reviewing the drone manual, checking local and international drone laws, current weather situations, and forecasts, and much much more with your virtual assistant, Aurelia Assist.

    - Aurelia Assist -

    Includes Flight Simulator Software For Practice

    Avoid costly crashes and become an expert at flying your Aurelia X8 Standard without ever touching your physical drone. Included with Aurelia Assist, the flight simulator compatible with Windows computers allows you to use the Radiomaster transmitter included with your Aurelia X8 Standard, connected to your computer via USB to practice flying. Program flights using Mission Planner in the simulator, and see how changes to the aircraft's configuration affect its flight performance. See how wind, environmental changes, and more affect the performance of the drone using adjustable settings in the software.

    Aurelia Flight Simulator

    Aurelia Assist Package Includes

    • Aurelia Assist App with Flight Logs, Flight Checklists, Support, Spare Parts & Accessories Ordering, Digital Searchable User Manual, Live Drone Law Map, Worldwide Drone Laws, Live Weather Report Map, Product Service Bulletins, & Third-Party App Store
    • Flight Simulator Software To Practice Flying Aurelia X8 Standard
    • Free Priority Shipping On All Spare Parts Purchases
    • $500 of Revolving Account Credit To Instantly Purchase Spare Parts With No Upfront Payment
    • Onboard 4G LTE Module Allows Our Technicians To Quickly & Remotely Diagnose Any Problems & Provide Quick Support (Optional)
    • Random Remote Flight Log Audits To Ensure All Systems Are Working Well & Properly Calibrated (Optional)
    • Free Ongoing Skype/Zoom Support Available
    • 50% Discount on $199.99 Engineering Modification Approvals
    • Drone Insurance Discounts

    Minimize downtime with our 101 pieces servicing kit

    Repair Kit 101 X8 Standard

    - Drone Servicing Kit 101 -

    The Drone Servicing Kit 101 is the perfect add-on for your Aurelia X8 Standard to have your back when you want to make basic replacements to your drone.

    This drone servicing kit is perfect to fix small items and repairs to your drone. As the great add-on, the drone consists of 101 pieces, with 2 fully assembled arms, and 2 complete assembled legs, plus another 97 parts that will give you all you need to keep your drone always up to date.

    Talk to one of our drone agents, or add it as an add-on to your drone order further down on this page.

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    What is included?

    Aurelia X8 Standard Bundle
    • 1x Aurelia X8 Standard UAV Configured & Ready To Fly
    • 2x Aurelia 12,000 mAh 6S 22.2V Li-Po Batteries
    • 1x SkyRC T200 Li-Po Balance Charger
    • 2x LiPo Firesafe Storage Bags With Handle
    • 2x 18650 Li-Ion Controller Batteries
    • 1x Radiomaster TX16S Controller
    • 1x Radiomaster TX16S Case
    • 1x Aurelia Aerospace Safety Vest
    • 1x Aurelia Aerospace Lanyard
    • 2x Aurelia Aerospace Stickers
    • 1x Mini Tool Kit
    • 8x Propeller Mounts
    • 1x Ground Telemetry Radio
      (915 MHz / 433 MHz (EU))
    • 1x 8GB Micro SD Card
    • 1x Cleaning Cloth + Airframe Cleaner

    1 - Choose your bundle

    Starter Bundle

    X8 Standard - Standard Bundle Pricing
    Aurelia X8 Standard Bundle
    • All of the items above

    Explorer Bundle

    X8 Standard - Explorer Bundle Pricing

    Save $300 With The Explorer Bundle

    Aurelia X8 Standard with Explorer Bundle combi


    Aurelia X8 Standard Explorer Bundle
    • All of the items above in the first image
    • 1x Travel Case
    • 1x Spare Battery Set (2 pcs)
    • 2x LiPo Battery Bags
    • 1x Spare Propeller Set (8 pcs)
    • 4x Propeller Protection bags
    • 1x Aurelia Drone Landing Pad

    Ultimate Bundle

    X8 Standard - Ultimate Bundle Pricing
    Aurelia X8 Standard with Ultimate Bundle combi


    Aurelia X8 Standard Ultimate Bundle
    • All of the items in the first image
    • 1x Travel Case
    • 2x Spare Battery Set (4 pcs)
    • 4x LiPo Battery Bags
    • 1x Fast Charger
    • 2x Spare Propeller Set (16 pcs)
    • 8x Propeller Protection bags
    • 1x Aurelia Drone Landing Pad

    2 - Aurelia Assist

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    Lifetime Membership

    • Flight Simulator Software
    • Manage flight logs
    • Manage maintenance logs
    • Pre and post-flight checklists
    • Ongoing Lifetime Skype support
    • Product support in the app
    • Digital, searchable user manual
    • Spare parts and accessories available with one tap
    • $500 line of credit with Aurelia Aerospace for spare parts/accessories*
    • Free priority shipping on all spare product purchases to limit downtime
    • View drone laws by country before you travel
    • Application fee waived for international drone permit requests
    • 50% discount on engineering modification requests
    • Extensive weather report of flying area
    • Third-party applications

    * Total outstanding amount will be charged at the first of the next month

    3 - Choose your Transmitter

    Radiomaster Transmitter

    Radiomaster TX16s


    Transmitter Only


    Our standard transmitter included with the Aurelia X8 Standard is the Radiomaster TX16S. This transmitter features the following,

    • 16 channels
    • 4.3" color display to see live telemetry data from the aircraft
    • Compatible with OpenTX
    • 6 flight mode buttons
    • Multiprotocol
    Aurelia Herelink Ground Control

    Herelink Ground Station


    Herelink Ground Station + HD Camera + Mounting & Setup


    Our most popular upgrade, the Herelink Transmission system takes your Aurelia X8 Standard to the next level. Purchase of the Herelink Transmission system upgrade features the following.

    • Plan flight routes, see your live location on a Google Maps interface, view a live Aurelia X8 Standard HD video feed, see Aurelia X8 Standard system status, and more with the Herelink
    • The Herelink consolidates FPV Camera System, your laptop computer, and the Aurelia X8 Standard transmitter all into one easy to use the unit
    • The Herelink transmitter increases the range of the Aurelia X8 Standard to 12 mi (20 km)
    • The Herelink Transmission system includes the controller plus one HD camera installed on the Aurelia X8 Standard. The HD camera on the Aurelia X8 Standard streams live video directly to the Herelink Transmission System
    • The Herelink has space for up to 2 HDMI video feeds (you can switch between both feeds on the main screen). The included HD camera uses 1 of the 2 HDMI video feeds
    • This upgrade replaces the Radiomaster TX16s Transmitter with the Herelink transmitter

    4 - Choose your Flight Controller

    Cube Orange Flight Controller

    Cube Orange
    Flight Controller

    The Cube Orange autopilot is a very powerful model in the Cubepilot ecosystem. It is designed for hobby users, commercial system integrators, and UAS manufacturers the Cube Orange autopilot is part of a wide ecosystem of autopilot modules and carrier boards.

    The Cube Orange is available now includes an integrated ADS-B In module from uAvionics.

    Cube Blue Flight Controller

    Cube Blue
    Flight Controller

    Based on the Cube series, the Pixhawk Cube Blue is the U.S-made version of the Cube. It features triple-redundant accelerometers, and gyroscopes, along with an onboard heater, designed to keep the IMU and sensors at consistent temperatures ensuring more consistent performance.

    The Cube Blue sits on top of an easy-to-use carrier board and features 1090 ADS-B, allowing you to see and avoid any aircraft in your vicinity.

    Profi CNC/HEX Blue Cube H7 is made in the USA in an ITAR certified Factory in Fremont, CA.

    This edition is focused on the military and government.

    Auterion Skynode Flight Controller

    Auterion Skynode™

    The Auterion Skynode™ Enterprise Flight Controller has a built-in connectivity stack including 4G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi enables automatic real-time data transmission from your drone to the cloud. Built on open standards, Skynode™ is flexible and extensible and allows you to leverage compatible software and hardware components from our rich ecosystem.

    Plug payloads, sensors, and components like an FPV or depth camera directly into Skynode’s external interfaces. View analytics in the Auterion Suite and operate from the ground with Auterion Mission Control.

    5 - Choose your Payload

    Aurelia X8 Standard Payload Bay

    Any possible payload

    Take photos, deliver packages such as medical equipment or pizzas, or use your drone for surveying or agricultural purposes. The Aurelia X8 Standard is made to last. Tell us your requirements and our engineers will help you get your project launched.

    Payload Release Mechanism

    Payload Release Mechanism

    $ 299.95 USD

    Gremsy T3-V3 Camera Gimbal

    Gremsy T1 V3 add-on

    $ 2,499.95 USD

    Gremsy T7 Camera Gimbal

    Gremsy T7 Camera Gimbal add-on

    $ 2,849.95 USD

    Gremsy Mio Camera Gimbal

    Gremsy Mio Gimbal

    $ 1,649.95 USD

    Gremsy S1 Camera Gimbal

    Gremsy S1 Camera Gimbal add-on

    $ 2,399.95 USD

    Jetson Companion Computer

    Jetson Companion Computer add-on

    $ 299.95 USD

    MicaSense RedEdge-MX

    MicaSense RedEdge-MX add-on

    $ 4,999.95 USD

    Sony A6000 camera add-on

    Sony A6000 Camera add-on

    $ 799.95 USD

    Sampling Device

    Water Sampling Device add-on

    $ 799.95 USD

    Horizontal Liquid
    Spraying Kit

    Spray soaker Full Front View

    $ 1,399.95 USD

    Drone Water
    Sampling Device

    Water Sampling Device

    $ 799.95 USD

    6 - Additional options

    The following are additional parts and accessories for the Aurelia X8 Standard. If you have any questions about configuring these, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our support agents.

    Aurelia X8 Standard PX4 Setup

    PX4 Upgrade

    $ 0.00 USD

    X8 Standard RFD900X Telemetry Upgrade

    Aurelia RFD900X Telemetry Upgrade

    $ 399.95 USD

    X8 Standard Obstacle Avoidance LIDAR

    Aurelia drone 8 sensor Lidar

    $ 799.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard Propeller Set (8 Pcs)

    Aurelia Propellers

    $ 249.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard Travel Case

    Aurelia Drone Custom Travel Case

    $ 549.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard Extra Battery Set

    Aurelia Battery set

    $ 399.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard RTK Kit

    RTK Kit upgrade

    $ 999.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard LED Strobe Light

    Cree Strobe Light

    $ 49.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard Landing Pad

    Aurelia Drone Landing Pad

    $ 49.95 USD

    Aurelia X8 Standard Fast Charger

    Aurelia Drone Fast Charger

    $ 349.95 USD

    Ping2020i Transceiver

    Ping2020i add-on

    $ 2,099.95 USD

    Ping200Sr Transponder

    Ping200Sr add-on

    $ 3,999.95 USD

    Auto Charging Pad

    Auto Charging Pad add-on

    $ 4799.95 USD


    MavCam add-on

    $ 599.95 USD

    Propeller Guards

    Aurelia Custom Propeller Guards add-on

    $ 399.95 USD

    Dual GPS config.

    Dual GPS add-on

    $ 1,199.95 USD

    Reach M+ Mapping Kit

    Reach M+ Mapping Kit add-on

    $ 999.95 USD

    Retracting Landing Gear

    Retracting Landing Gear add-on

    $ 399.95 USD

    Surface Go 2 Computer

    Surface Go2 add-on

    $ 49.95 USD

    Servicing Kit 101

    Aurelia X8 Servicing Kit 101-440

    $ 429.95 USD

    The Aurelia Aerospace Promise

    At Aurelia Aerospace our mission is to give our customers ideas flight. Whether that is using one of our platforms to perform medical deliveries in Africa or carrying a specialized sensor for research, we want to give your idea flight.

    That is why we offer all customers the chance to try our products for 30 days with no commitment. If after 30 days you are not happy with our product for whatever reason, we will refund the total amount for your purchase, plus give you $100 to use towards another platform to ensure you are able to give your ideas flight.

    We'd like to be a part of your project!

    Talk to one of our drone specialists to get your project started

    Giving your
    ideas flight