Inspired Flight IF1000 Hexacopter

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Powerful lift and longer flight times mean that the Inspired Flight IF1000 hexacopter has capacity for more powerful sensors and is capable of more efficient operations. LiDAR sensors, hi-res optical cameras and powerful EO/IR cameras come together with secure datalinks to provide a ready to fly solution for commercial industrial UAV applications.

Contact us to discover why Inspired Flight has a UAV solution for you.

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Inspired Flight supply drone technology to governmental and critical enterprises around the world, therefore you can be assured that the safety and reliability of their UAV solutions are without question.  Advanced safety protocols within the vehicle combined with rigorous testing procedures and quality assurance guarantee the IF1000s dependability.  While continuous improvement of robust security protocols ensures that you maintain control over the device and the data that it provides.

For details of integrated payload and customisation options see the Popular Options tab above.


  • Secure datalinks – whatever your requirements IF1000 has the appropriate communication link; AES-256 encrypted data transmission, integrated ground control station and long-range telemetry.  HD video streaming, accurate geotagging, and optional RTK enable operators to efficiently capture actionable data.
  • Payload flexibility – universal payload interface enables the integration of nearly any auxiliary system that meets the size and weight requirements. The IF1000 offers fully-integrated solutions for applications needing EO/IR, optical, multispectral and LiDAR.
  • Payload capacity – a payload capacity of 3.3Kg and flight time of up to 45 minutes make the IF1000 one of the most powerful, durable UAVs in its class.  Inspired Flight systems are renowned for being mission-ready and built to last.
  • Precise flight control – autonomous mission planning is enabled by QGroundControl, providing operators with a familiar and intuitive experience. This intuitive ecosystem combined with the UAV’s easy to use architecture enables users to perform safe and consistent flight operations.
  • Reliable data transfer – versatile payload interfaces and robust video downlinks streamline the data capture process. Real-time data collection and processing delivers actionable solutions swiftly and simply.
  • Swift support – dedicated technical support team and defined maintenance schedules reduce operational risk and fleet downtime
  • Rugged airframe – modular carbon fibre and aluminium airframe increases durability and simplifies maintenance



Dimensions625 x 505 x 420 mm
Flight time45 min
Maximum take-off weight9.9 Kg
Maximum payload weight3.3 Kg
Wind resistance10 m/s (19.4 knots) continuous

12 m/s (23.3 knots) gusts

Max drone speedAscent – 5 m/s (16 ft/s)

Descent – 3 m/s (10 ft/s)

Ground – 18 m/s (40 mph)

Operating temperatures-10°C – 45°C
Operating softwarePX4 (Modified Hexarotor 6001)

Additional information

Weight7.5 kg
Dimensions62.5cm x 50.5cm x 42cm


IF1000 Hexacopter Brochure [PDF]

IF1000 Hexacopter Datasheet [PDF]

IF Supported Payloads [PDF]

Inspired Flight offer a number of ready-to-fly (RTF) imaging system integrations.


IF1000 Hexacopter is closely integrated with the Gremsy S1 and T3, allowing users to choose the necessary imaging sensor. Remote camera control and live geotagging is a key component of the IF1000’s ecosystem. Available Trimble MB-Two RTK GNSS for 1cm precise positioning.

Package includes:

  • Gremsy S1 gimbal
  • Sony A6500 or Sony RX1R II


The payload capacity of 3.3Kg facilitates the simple integration of LiDAR sensors and IMUs. The intuitive ground station allows for easy autonomous mission setup enabling surveyors to swiftly process and deliver actionable data.


Compatibility with any commercial EO/IR camera makes the IF1000 perfect for security and ISR missions. This pairing enables efficient inspections of physical assets such as pipelines and solar panels. Inspired Flight has experience integrating mil-spec cameras and sensors for critical and defence applications.

Package includes:

  • Gremsy S1 gimbal
  • Workswell Security Pro or Flir Dup Pro R


Inspired Flight has developed a proprietary Universal Payload Interface that allows for the integration of nearly any third-party tech stack. This along with an open-system architecture provides an incredibly flexible platform for OEM or experimental UAV applications.

Inspired Flight UAV comparison matrix

Dimensions965 x 965 x 415 mm1375 x 1250 x 515 mm1445 x 1315 x 705 mm
Lift capacity2.0 kg3.3 kg8.0 kg
Max gtw6.2 kg9.9 kg20 kg
Flight time
(min-max payload)
15-30 min20-35 min20-40 min
Universal payload
Batteries2 x 99.9 or 155wh batteries4x 99.9 or 155.4 whr1 x 22ah
Optional fpv cameraYesYesYes
Encrypted video and
telemetry downlink
Max ground speed18 m/s (40 mph)18 m/s (40 mph)22 m/s (49 mph)
Max signal range10 km10 km10 km

Level Five Commercial Drone Directory

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We’ve added contact details for thousands of operators already – in many cases that’s website, email and telephone – with our compliments, but to maximise your presence you can upgrade your listing to include your logo, images, specialisms, PCFO/CAA registration, insurance and deeper details to give potential customers a clearer, more compelling picture of what you offer.  If you’re not already listed we’re only too happy to add you.
The standard upgrade fee is £20 but this can be reduced to zero with two simple steps:
  • add an appreciation link to your website to qualify for a £10 discount
  • if you are a member of ARPAS UK you receive a further £10 discount

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Finance and Shipping

Restrictions on customers

Please note that due to the high average transaction costs, we must adhere to Anti-money laundering legislation.  For new customers, this comes into effect when the transaction value is more than £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR).

Please note that some products are restricted so we typically do a brief check on location and customer information before accepting self-service orders.

Online ordering (self service)

On orders up to £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR), we offer online ordering with payment by all major credit cards. Payments can be made in GBP only.

Payment options for transactions over £8,800

Please contact us to complete our ‘Know Your Customer’ form for payments in advance (by BACS or Card) above this amount, or apply for a full ‘Credit Account’ for up to 30 days credit, on account.  Payments can be made in GBP, EUR or USD.


Shipping by default is by FedEx and typically takes from one to five working days worldwide.  All packages are fully insured from us to you.

Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre.

Loan finance

Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option, iur appointed partners can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also means you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Details of current funding opportunities and support programmes for research and innovation

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.

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