A highly enhanced D1, and a capable, efficient heavy lifter, full-featured and offering incredible value.

Presenting D1-X: Retaining the same innovative, versatile and rugged main frame as D1, upgraded with substantially more powerful motors, with larger propellers and bigger diameter arms, among other enhancements. With a payload capacity of up to 40 Lbs- more than four times that of D1, it lifts even heavier loads than our AF40 helicopter.

Optimal battery placement

Our unique main frame holds a pair of Tattu 12S, 16000 MaH Smart UAV Batteries internally. This optimal placement of the single heaviest component- perfectly centered along all three axis, helps improve flight dynamics, while allowing simultaneous use of top and bottom rails for usable payload. Furthermore, it permits the quick and efficient placement of your D1-X inside it’s case,  without the need to remove batteries, when it is safe to do so.

To make D1-X as compact and portable as possible, every protruding feature folds, with nothing to detach- including it’s folding landing gear, which can optionally be removed for use of our quick disconnect payload  accessories- soon to be available.

Sealed compartments

A set of three sealed compartments provide protection against elements for on-board electronics. There are no exposed components, wiring or connections.

Off the shelf electronics

The electronic components used in our quadcopters are virtually all “off the shelf” items, making DIY repairs simple, efficient and hassle-free. These include Pixhawk Cube, Mauch PDB’s and BEC’s, as well as FPV components. Additionally, while Copterworks is ready to perform any repairs needed at our facility, we fully support our customers with spare parts for DIY repairs.


Considering the amount of quality hardware and capabilities we pack into every D1-X as standard, you would be hard pressed to find an alternative that competes-  in terms of performance, quality and value. Made in USA quality in a heavy lift multirotor has never been more obtainable, than with D1-X.

Feature highlights:

  • Folding arms
  • Folding landing gear
  • Internal battery compartment
  • Over/under payload rails usable simultaneously
  • Sealed electronic compartments
  • FPV camera
  • Remote ID
  • RFD900 telemetry-ready


  • Battery requirement: 2 x Tattu 12S 16,000MaH (original or compact) w/AS150U conn.
  • GTOW: 93 Lbs
  • Dry Weight: 34.2 Lbs
  • Max payload (w/compact batteries): 40 Lbs
  • Flight time: 10-25 minutes
  • FPV camera: 155 degree lens
  • Propeller diameter: 34″
  • Wingspan: 96″ (diagonally, tip to tip)
  • Video Inputs: 1 x Micro HDMI

What’s in the box:

  • D1-X fully assembled and ready to fly
  • Herelink controller/video transmitter set
  • Compact battery adapter kit(pair)
  • Pelican 1780 case

What you’ll need to fly:

  • Pair of Tattu 12s, 16,000 MaH Smart UAV Batteries
  • Charger

Every system Ships ready for installation of RFD900 telemetry set(not included).

Use of  “compact” Tattu batteries requires our adapter kits, and one set(pair) is included. Additional kits are available separately.


Introductory price: $14,950

Lead time is currently 3-4 weeks.


Optional Flight Controllers(replaces Orange Cube):

  • Pixhawk Blue Cube
  • Auterion Skynode

Optional handheld transmitter and receiver Sets(replaces standard Herelink):

  • Herelink Blue
  • Skydroid H16 Pro

Please specify upgrade items in your quote request.

Copterworks D1-X Quadcopter On a Pelican 1780 Case
Copterworks D1-X Front View, w/Landing Gear folded
Copterworks D1-X Left Profile, Fully Folded
Copterworks D1-X Front, Fully Folded
Copterworks D1-X Quadcopter- Top View- Fully Folded
Copterworks D1-X Front View, w/Landing Gear Extended
Copterworks D1-X Right Profile, Fully Folded
D1, D1X, D2 Main Frame Top View