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Octocopter

Octopter belongs to a multirotor or multicopter class, which generally means that it´s a rotorcraft device with more then two rotors. The most frequently used types of multicopters are quadcopters, hexacopters and octocopters. Regarding the drones and radio control projects, the essential rule is: more engine means more power and more lift. With this ability comes of course also a need for more batteries, but in a same time longer flight time as well. Octocopters are also steadier, they can even still flight fine after losing one propeller. This kind of construction is usually suited fore more complicated and long-term application. However, this heavy aircrafts are more expensive though. This is what you choose if you need a reliable UAV with a great horsepower.
As we previously mentioned, with eight rotors you choose a drone which can hover steadily and without vibration. Thereby, octocopters are perfectly suited for aerial photography or video making, precise agriculture, terrain mapping, surveillance and more applications, which demand accurate and long flight operation. From the currently existing UAS based on this construction we could mention XYRIS 8, heavy lift octocopter, designed for mainly for professional performance of mentioned applications, also for thermography and so on. However, the multirotor design is not using only for the drone construction, there even exist manned electronic multirotors. Like e-volo, the first German prototype of multicopter with 16 rotors, which achieve manned flight. But of course, multicopter frame construction is much more common with the UAS design.
Regarding aerial videography, the octocopters can fully replace all super-sized RC helicopters or even normal manned helicopters. Their manoeuvrability is easier and more precise, the motor can even automatically adjust to maintain a leveled flight for self-stabilization. However, there are huge differences between the types of the UAV motors. Generally speaking, more expensive motors are lighter and more powerful, with reduced vibrations as well. Another essential part of heavy designed drones are batteries. Currently, one of the best type is lithium-polymer, aka LiPo batteries. Of course, the technology progress continues pretty rapidly, so we can definitely expect even better and lighter in an imminent future.