The easiest, safest and longest endurance hybrid multirotor on the market
The Perimeter 8 UAV features an impressive 12 lb. / 5.5 kg payload capacity with 1 hour of endurance and a no-payload endurance of over 5 hours. The Perimeter 8 is just as easy to operate as the Perimeter 4, but has full propeller, motor, and ESC redundancy. This redundancy in addition to electronic fuel injection and a 5 minute battery backup reserve flight time ensures the safety of high-value payloads.
12 lb (5.5 kg) @ 1 hour
100 km / 60 miles*
Video and Control Range
< 5 minutes
*Available only on certain sub-models.
|Maximum Speed||36 mph (57 km/hr)|
|Cruise Ground Speed||22 mph (35 km/hr)|
|Maximum Endurance *||5+ hours without payload
2.5+ hours with 6.5 lb. (3 kg) payload
1+ hour with 11 lb. (5 kg) payload
|Maximum Expected Range
(at cruise speed)
|No Payload – 110 miles (177 km)|
|Maximum Tested Wind Speeds||25 mph (35 km/hr)|
|Maximum Payload Capacity||12 lb.+ (5.5 kg) payload with 2.2 lb (1 kg) fuel (1 hour).|
|Minimum Expected Temperature||15°F (-10°C)|
|Maximum Expected Temperature||122°F (50°C)|
|Tip-to-Tip length||Arms removed: 2 feet x 2.66 feet (0.6 m x 0.81 m)
Ready to fly: 6.5 feet x 6.25 feet (2 m x 1.9 m)
|Minimum Height||14.5” (0.37 m)|
|Height||Customizable to fit payload|
|Maximum Takeoff Weight||42 lb (19 kg)|
|Controls and Communication|
|Radio Frequency||Configurable. Contact us.|
|Maximum Expected Telemetry
|6.2 miles (10 km)|
|Flight Modes||Manual through remote controller
– Altitude (barometer- and GPS-based)
– Position (GPS-based)
GPS-based waypoint autonomy
– Waypoint navigation and payload control
Automatic land and takeoff
|Radio Telemetry Link Encryption||AES128 by default. Up to AES256.|
|Electronics, software and firmware|
|Autopilot Firmware||Janus Autopilot™. Proprietary. PX4-based.|
|Engine Control Firmware and
|Autopilot Electronics||Proprietary. Pixhawk-based. Hardened and protected|
|Ground Control Station|
|Ground Control Software||Janus Ground Control Station™ (jGCS). Proprietary.
QGroundControl-based with engine telemetry and control.
|System||Windows 10 Laptop|
|Fuel Delivery||G2K proprietary hybrid gasoline-electric propulsion system|
|Ground Control Hardware||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Electrical Conversion Efficiency||> 95%|
|Battery Flight Time||5 minutes maximum at 42 lb (19 kg) takeoff weight.
(can increase by request)
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Gasoline/Petrol Type||91 Octane or above|
* Flight times were measured at MSL 0’ in 50-75°F temperatures. Actual flight times depend on temperature, altitude,
wind and other environmental conditions.
** Tested operating conditions. Actual range may be greater.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Engine Autostart||Engine is automatically started and stopped. No pull starts or cumbersome drill starter motors.|
|Quick Deployment||The Perimeter can be unboxed, assembled and flown in less than 5 minutes.|
|Modular Payload Bay||The Perimeter is designed to accommodate payloads more than 11 lb. (5 kg) with form factors ranging from LiDAR units, visual and thermal cameras and more.|
|Seamless Engine Integration||Engine operation is fully automated, from start to finish. Just refuel and fly like a regular multirotor.|
|Full Engine Telemetry and Control||Engine health information is made available on the ground station. The engine can be started and stopped through the ground station.|
|Extremely Lightweight||The Perimeter is 20% lighter than any hybrid-electric multirotor on the market today.|
|Visible Fuel Levels||Visible fuel tanks provide quick fuel readings.|
|Digital Fuel Level Indicator||Fuel levels are visible on the ground station.|
|Highly Reliable and Easy to Operate Engine||Electronic fuel injection eliminates the burden of tuning the UAV for different altitudes.|
|Extreme Endurance and Range||Proprietary hybrid power system enables the Perimeter to fly for 5 hours or up to 110 miles.|
|Cold Temperature Operation||The Perimeter’s hybrid power system can operate in freezing conditions as low as 15°F (-10°C).|
|Highly Efficient Power Conversion||> 95% shaft-to-electric conversion efficiency.|
|Aerodynamic Profile||Engine and fuel system are integrated into the body of the vehicle, reducing aerodynamic drag|
|Optional GNSS Upgrades||Professional GNSS module with multipath rejection and interference protection to reduce flyaways. No hobby-grade GNSS components.|
|Engine Vibration Dampening||Vibrations from engine are dampened to preserve sensor data quality.|
|Total Power Redundancy||Fully redundant power system. Can operate on battery power in case of engine failure.|
|Total Propeller Redundancy||Vehicle can fly on 7 rotors in case of a single rotor failure.|
|Battery Protection||G2K™ power system algorithms protect battery from charging
|Generator Monitoring||Engine health constantly monitored. Operator alerted to anomalies.|
|High Reliability and Safety||Fuel injected engine ensures the engine runs reliably. Smart power
management system protects battery from overcharging, extends
battery life, and ensures safe operation in case of an engine failure.
|Engine Wear Protection||Engine operated continuously at less than 70% of maximum power.
Competitors operate at full throttle.
|Long Battery Reserve||Longer battery-only reserve flight time than other competing hybrid
|Made in the United States||All software/firmware is based on open-source and compiled in
house, within the United States.
|Encryption||Optional AES256 (or 128) encryption for data links|
- Flight controller for a series-hybrid multirotor aircraft – March 25, 2015 – Provisional application No. 62/137 ,915
- Flight controller with generator control – December 4, 2018 – 10, 144, 527
- Flight controller with generator control – February 21, 2019 – 2019 / 0055029