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The Thunder Tiger Aviation X3 is a our larger more robust design UAV. It is capable of lifting sufficient payloads and carrying out extended flight operations. The stability and power of this UAV makes it ideal for working in harsh weather environments. With impressive payload capability and flight time the X3 is capable of carrying large camera types or other cargo. This makes the X3 ideal for logistical operations or work in coastal areas.

Typical Applications

By maximising Payload capabilities and impressive flight times the X3 can be used in many different applications, industries and environments. Listed below are some typical applications that the X3 is suited to. For a more detailed breakdown of how our products can be utilised in each industry or service please go to our Applications pages.

1 - Search & Rescue / image capture -   Speed and Stability are crucial to the search and rescue market where UAV's are required to operate quickly and often in harsh weather conditions. The speed of our X3 allows it to quickly get to the scene of an incident and cover vast areas when searching or following a desired object. Thermal imaging cameras can be used to capture date that would not otherwise be visible to the naked eye or standard camera. The additional payload capability means that life saving equipment can be carried and distributed to people in distress. 

2 - Mapping & Surveying - 3D mapping is a solution that is rapidly becoming more common and requested in industries such the Energy Sector, Environmental sector and Mining. Industry standard UAV's are not capable of lifting the larger LiDar cameras that provide the highest quality images and some that are capable of lifting can only do so for a very limited period of time. The X3 is capable of lifting payloads of 10kg for 60 mins. This provides significant advantages in mapping operations.

X3 Features and Benefits

Turbine Engine - The X3 comes complete with our unique micro turbine engine as standard. The micro turbine engine is the smallest of its kind to be used in the UAV industry. It not only produces market leading power and speed but also provides unrivalled stability especially when used in low temperatures or high altitudes where other industry LiPo Battery powered UAV's. Combining the stability and lifting power of the turbine engine with the available flight times.

Ground Control Station (GCS) - Our industrial grade Ground Control Station provides fully autonomous flight with auto take off, unlimited waypoint planning, Return to home and auto landing functions. This is essential when carrying out operations so that you can uniformly cover an area when mapping or surveying and easily control the UAV when carrying our inspections or other operations.

Payload Flexibility - The front mounted payload bay allows the X3 to carry a wide range of cameras, gimbals & cargo weighing up to 10kg for 60 mins. We have already integrated and tested a variety of camera types that will suit nearly all applications. Our retractable undercarriage provides the capability of a 360deg field of vision.If you have a specific payload requirement please let us know and we will work with you to integrate it into our UAV. 

X3 Specifications

Flight Performance

Physical Specifications

Max Speed


Major Dimension


Ideal Payload Weight




Flight Endurance


with 10kg p/l

Gross Weight:


+/- 45kg

Operating Ceiling


Tail Rotor


Operating Temp.

-20degC to 


Payload Type




Power Source

Electronic Systems

Power Source

Turbine Engine

Ground Control Station


Fuel Type

Jet A1 Fuel

Control Distance


Supplied Services

FPV Camera


Service Plan


Training School


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