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Microdrones mdMAPPER1000 (Sony RX1R11)

SKU: MD-02-012

When it comes to professional equipment, you don’t want a toy. You want a quality-engineered aircraft that will improve your on-the-job efficiency, withstand harsh environmental conditions, fly longer for more work and less stops, and stand up to daily use.

Featuring our best-selling md4-1000 UAV, the mdMapper1000 package offers key advantages that will give you a competitive edge and take your business to new heights.

The longest flying time on the market. Impressive stability for highly accurate data collection. Resistance to rough winds, harsh weather, hot temperatures, high voltage, and strong magnetic fields. With the mdMapper1000, you’ll rise to your clients’ toughest challenges every time.

Why choose mdMAPPER1000?

mdMapper1000 is a versatile package that can be used for a wide range of applications. 
Some of the most common uses are:

  • Area Mapping/Surveying
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Volumetrics
  • Inspection
  • Precision Agriculture

mdMapper1000 is a high-quality UAV package that will allow you to achieve more. This package is about resilience, convenience, and all-round performance.

  • IMPROVE YOUR EFFICIENCY BY STAYING IN THE AIR LONGER. The md4-1000 boasts the longest flight times on the market: up to 45 minutes, depending on conditions.
  • FLY IN HARSH WEATHER CONDITIONS AND STAY ON SCHEDULE. Strong winds, rain, and snow won’t stop the md4-1000.
  • ACHIEVE MORE ACCURACY IN LESS TIME. Improve the quality of your work while increasing your productivity with this complete aerial solution.

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Microdrones are the world leaders in commercial grade drone mapping and surveying. The MD4-1000 is the best selling in their entire range of UAV's. Equipped and fully integrated with a range of Sony cameras, including the A3600 and RX1R II, this system can provide pixel accuracies at 1.6 cm/pixel at heights of 120 metres.




  • Rain-resistant, dust-resistant 
  • Extremely resistant to cold
  • Extremely resistant to heat
  • Highly efficient brushless drive system 
  • CFD-optimised propeller
  • Closed carbon housing
  • Operation via GPS in combination with our comprehensive software 
  • Easy to learn, easy to fly
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Low service costs
  • Lower costs compared to traditional manned aircraft
  • Low noise electric motor
  • Lower air turbulence


Robust, powerful, stable and dependable. Build your business on this versatile platform.

Sony α6300 & Nadir Mount

24.2 megapixel camera paired with a custom, lightweight, vibration-free, nadir mount to capture the images you need.

Charger & Flight Battery

Smart batteries and charging for maximum flight endurance.


A flight planning module to prepare and carry out automated flights with your aircraft.


Execute automatic final approach landing. Conduct waypoint missions and land with minimal operator intervention.

Digital Data Link

Conveniently connect your Microdrones UAV to your digital devices.


Proven, professional controls and telemetry keep you in control when you need it most.

mdCockpit Tablet Software

Simple swipes of the finger help you plan your survey area and monitor progress in flight on your Android tablet.

Rugged Carrying Case

Bring your Microdrones UAV to tackle missions in the toughest corners of the Earth.


Become an expert at flying and maintaining your platform, to ensure many years of successful use.

  • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
  • Operating speed: 12 m/s
  • Maximum thrust: 118 N
  • Weight: ca. 2,650 g (depending on configuration)
  • Recommended load: 800 g
  • Maximum load: 1.2 kg
  • Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 6,000 g
  • Dimensions: 1,030 mm (from rotor hub to rotor hub)
  • Flying time: up to 45 minutes (depending on load / wind / battery)
  • Battery: 6S2P LiPo, 22.2V, 13000mAh
  • Flat core motors: yes
  • CFD optimised propeller: yes
  • Closed carbon housing: yes
  • IP43 protection: yes
  • Temperature: -10 °C up to 50 °C
  • Humidity: max 90% r.H.
  • Wind susceptibility: vibration-free images up to 6 m/s
  • Flight range: min. 500 m with remote control, with WP up to 20 km
  • Service ceiling: 2000 m ASL, 4500 m ASL - 3-blade carbon rotors necessary
  • Take-off altitude: up to 4000 m NN (WGS84)





Flight Parameters     Area Covered (@120m)30 ha (74 ac)60 ha (148 ac)80 ha (198 ac)
Camera modelSony QX-10Sony α6300Sony RX1R II
Imagery formatJPEGRAW + JPEGRAW + JPEG
G.S.D. cm/pixel (@120m)3.2 cm2.4 cm1.6 cm
Overlaps (front/side)80% / 60%80% / 60%60% / 40%
Post-Processing   MethodAerial TriangulationAerial TriangulationOptimized Aerial Triangulation / GNSS-Inertial Solution
OrientationCalculated during the A.T.Calculated during the A.T.High precision Sensor (INS)
PositionGNSS UAVGNSS UAVHigh precision Sensor (GNSS)
Accuracy2.5cm (X,Y) and 5 cm (Z) with GCP2.5cm (X,Y) and 5 cm (Z) with GCP2.5cm (X,Y) and 5 cm (Z) without GCP
Advantages     Small area mapping  Large area mapping  
  • No GCP needed
  • Efficient flight planning – cover greater areas
  • Efficient post-processing (EO apriori and less images)

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