Aurelia X8 Standard


Aurelia Aerospace

Giving Flight To Clients Ideas Worldwide

Thales Logo
Lockheed Martin Logo
Princeton University Logo
US Airforce Logo

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).

Aurelia X8 Standard Front View
Aurelia X8 Standard GPS

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.

Made In USA

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.

Aurelia X8 Standard with serial number
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
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 Q Ground Control 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 Q Ground Control 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

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.

Aurelia 6 months warranty

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.

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


Aurelia X8 Technical Drawing
Aurelia X8 Specifications
Aurelia X8 Specifications
Aurelia X8 Specifications
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.

Aurelia Assist Logo

Your Personal Drone Assistant 24/7

Aurelia Assist is your personal drone assistant at hand.

Managing flight logs, perform checks before and after using the drone, request engineering approval before making software changes without losing warranty, instant support, ordering spare parts, drone accessories, review the drone manual, check 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

Aurelia Drones In Action

What is included?

Aurelia X8 Standard Bundle
  • 1x Aurelia X8 Standard UAV Configured & Ready To Fly
  • 2x Aurelia 12,000mAh 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
  • 2x Spare Propeller With Storage Bag
  • 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 (915mHz/433mHz (EU))
  • 1x 8GB Micro SD Card

1 - Choose your bundle

Starter Bundle

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

Explorer Bundle

Aurelia X8 Standard - Explorer Bundle

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)
  • 1x Spare Propeller Set (8 pcs)
  • 2x LiPo Battery Bags
  • 1x Aurelia Drone Landing Pad

Ultimate Bundle

Aurelia X8 Standard - Ultimate Bundle
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)
  • 2x Spare Propeller Set (16 pcs)
  • 1x Fast Charger
  • 2x Spare Motors
  • 4x LiPo Battery Bags
  • 1x Aurelia Drone Landing Pad

2 - Choose your Transmitter

Radiomaster Transmitter Included

Radiomaster TX16s (Included)

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

Herelink Transmitter options

Aurelia Herelink Ground Control

Herelink Ground Station (+$999.95)

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 miles (20km)
  • 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
Herelink with MavCam add-on

Herelink + Mavcam add-on ($1,599,95)

You could also expand the usability of your Herelink transmitter with the MavCam camera control add-on application.

The Mavcam brings you many great features, like getting full camera control for almost any camera brand in the current camera market via on-screen UI. Having the MavCam add-on will also provide control and overview above geotagging features. If you have a Gremsy or SimpleBGC gimbal, MavCam will provide you with a tuning tool for easy and in-flight stiffness/power tuning.

MavCam is an overlay app, that could work with any control app – QGC / Solex / MissionPlanner because it is simply drawn in front of them, of which you can see an example in the image above.


*To have this upgrade included in your order, please talk to one of our drone specialists.

3 - Aurelia Assist

Choose if you would like to purchase the Aurelia Assist Application and flight simulator for the drone. This application and simulator are not required to use the Aurelia X6 Pro but are nice to have.

Aurelia Assist Logo

Premium Membership (+$599.95)

  • Flight Simulator Software
  • Manage flight logs
  • Manage maintenance logs
  • Pre and post-flight checklists
  • Ongoing premium 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

4 - Choose your Flight Controller

Aurelia X8 Pixhawk

Pixhawk X2.1 Flight Controller (Included)

The Pixhawk X2.1 is the standard flight controller included with all of our products. It is high quality, made in USA controller, and can be programmed with Ardupilot (default) or PX4.

Aurelia X8 Blue Cube

Pixhawk Cube Blue With ADS-B (+$599.95)

Based on the Cube series, the Pixhawk Cube Blue is the U.S made a 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.

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 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

Water Sampling Device add-on

Water Sampling Device add-on

$ 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 Obstacle Avoidance LIDAR

$ 599.95 USD

Aurelia X8 Standard Propeller Set (8 Pcs)

Aurelia Propellers

$ 249.95 USD

Aurelia X8 Standard Travel Case

Aurelia Drone Custom Travel Case

$ 449.95 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

$ 49.95 USD

Surface Go 2 Computer

Surface Go2 add-on

$ 49.95 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