Heavy Lift Quadcopter (HLQ)

The Heavy Lift Quadcopter (HLQ) is a gas-powered utility platform for numerous unmanned cargo applications in remote areas. Today’s battery-powered UAVs and Radio Controlled aircraft that weigh less than 100 lbs. provide limited cargo capabilities and operating range. They typically offer little more than a tool for collecting imagery and surveillance.

In addition to imagery equipment, the HLQ can carry greater than 50 lbs. over several miles providing a durable cargo platform for numerous applications:

  • First aid delivery for resort areas and mountain trails
  • Cargo delivery to oil platforms
  • Scanning of cattle and crops
  • Monitor oil pipelines
  • Deliver spare parts to fishing vessels

The innovative design weighs less than 70 pounds and uses mainly commercial off-the-shelf components which reduce maintenance costs and downtime. The HLQ is GPS enabled, easy to fly, and can provide 200+ waypoints. Later this year, development will begin on more efficient versions of the HLQ that reduce weight and increase lift. In addition, bio-fuels will be evaluated to further reduce aircraft emissions.

Manuals, on-site training, maintenance support programs, and operational videos are also available. Please fill out our RFQ form detailing your requirements. An account manager will contact you to further discuss the HLQ within one business day.

High Endurance Electric UAV


  • VTOL Design: Quad-copter
  • Battery Power: 2 x md4-1000 Flight Battery, 6S2P LiPo, 22.2V, 13000mAh
  • Vehicle weight: 5.8 lbs.
  • Payload weight (max): 2.6 lbs.
  • Maximum take-off weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • Climb rate: 16.8 MPH
  • Cruising speed: 26.8 MPH
  • Endurance: Exceeds 45-90 minutes (flight time depends on wind/weather, payload and age of battery)
  • Flight radius (max): 12.4 miles
  • Service ceiling: 6,562 feet ASL
  • Propulsion: Quad-Rotor, Electric
  • GPS (Global Positioning System) capabilities using waypoints
  • Autopilot Capabilities can follow predefined waypoints, auto-return to launch; loiter and Circle around a point of interest; autonomous flight capabilities


  • Ground control station with telemetry and video
  • Digital Video Recording
  • Portable handheld monitors with wireless video receivers
  • Operational Conditions:
  • Temperature range: -10 – 50°C
  • Humidity: max 90% r.H.
  • Wind tolerance: steady pictures up to 13 MPH, max. up to 26 MPH


  • Diameter: 40.5 inches
  • Height: 19.7 inches

Software & Accessories:

  • Customized Landing Assistant software
  • Battery Charger
  • Rugged Carrying Case
  • Laptop provided by operator


  • Fully autonomous antenna
  • Long range (12.4 miles) motorized tracking antenna for Command and Control and Video link (SD)


  • FPV Camera
  • FLIR Vue Pro R
    • 640x512 Sensor Resolution
    • 19 mm lens
    • 30 Hz

  • 3 axis Brushless gimbal

NASA Technology License – Aircraft Cabin Noise Reduction

United Equipment has licensed an innovative technology developed at NASA Langley designed to reduce noise intrusion through windows and aerostructures. Lab tests indicate the potential for as much as 20 dB noise reduction in aircraft cabin environments. Function testing is ongoing for initial use in helicopter applications.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.