OnyxStar® FOX-C8 XT Observer - System for aerial HD and thermal imaging

OnyxStar® FOX-C8 XT Observer - System for aerial HD and thermal imaging

Available on a per order basis

  • Model: RTF_ONYXSTAR_FOX-C8XT_SURV (42061)

Fully integrated system for 360° daylight HD -with 30X zoom- and night vision -with infrared camera- aerial surveillance.

The aerial observation with drone requires a great camera-related flexibility. Using a thermal camera and a powerful zoom are the key elements for successful drone operations.

The OnyxStar® FOX-C8 XT Observer drone equipped with the dual camera gimbal (HD day and night vision) was designed to perfectly fulfill these remote monitoring missions that can only be performed by UAVs.
The optical zoom (30X) of the HD Sony FCB EV7500 camera can clearly visualize an object located at more than two kilometers away from the drone.

This drone certified by the DGAC in France in category E, for scenario S1 and S2.

This aircraft includes all GPS functionalities allowing to navigate autonomously (automatic take-off and landing, waypoints flights, position and altitude hold, back to home, POI - points of interest, etc).


A delay is needed to deliver this system.

Technical specifications

* in good external flight conditions and with new batteries

Camera technical specifications:

  • Physical:
    • Weight : 1.3 kg
    • Height : 184 mm
    • Min diameter : 85 mm (main body)
    • Max diameter: 130 mm
  • Power: 8V to 36V, sleep : 5W, idle 10W, max 20W with reverse polarity protection
  • Communication: RS232, RS485, CAN bus, Sbus


  • Daylight :Sony FCB EV7500 - Full HD
    • Optical Zoom X30 (FOV 63.7° -> 2.3°)
  • Infrared : FLIR Quark 2 / 640
    • Uncooled Microbolometer 640×512 pixels
    • Spectral : 7.5 – 13.5 µm
    • Color and black & white rendering remotely switching
    • Available lenses: 13, 14, 17, 19, 25, 35 mm

Videos output:

  • Daylight : Full HD 4:2:2 1080p, NTSC or PAL
  • Infrared : NTSC or PAL
  • Mixed NTSC or PAL, Daylight or Infrared video
  • on the same output (switch with a command protocol)
  • with on Screen Display


  • Geo-Tracking, geo-localization capabilities
  • Inner IMU for stabilization and artificial horizon computation
  • Black box recording for post flight vibrations analyses and optimization (800 Hz sampling rate)
  • High torque direct drive motor technology
  • Stabilization better than 200 µrad.

Included accessories:

  • Video transmitter and receiver
  • Camera operator's remote controller with monitor and pult
  • Video recorder

Scope of delivery

  • 1 OnyxStar® FOX-C8 XT drone ready-to-fly
  • 1 Dual camera gimbal with Sony FCB EV7500 - Full HD (Optical Zoom X30) and Infrared FLIR Quark 2 / 640
  • 1 Video transmitter & receiver
  • 1 Video recorder
  • 1 Camera operator's radiocontroller
  • 1 Radio control transmitter Graupner MC-32 HOTT V2 (16 channels) with pult
  • 6 Batteries of 16000 mAh/6S (or 17000 or 22000 mAh/6S in option)
  • 1 Battery charger
  • The system is delivered assembled, configured and tested

Among available options upon request:

  • Additionnal ground-station with FPV camera for the pilote
  • Range-Extender for wireless data connection with computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.
  • Flight simulator Mikrokopter AeroSIM RC for learning



  • Drone gehomologeerd DGLV
  • Drone certified DGAC