Updated on June 12, 2024


Created on October 4, 2018

Skyfish M6 UAV

Skyfish M6 UAV is a drone system with mapping and inspection operations capabilities.

Developed By
  1. Skyfish
Tested By
  • Cedarville Engineer Group
Content Partners


Product Description

Skyfish M6 UAV is a drone system and mapping solution for research, power line inspection, and search & rescue.

Target SDGs

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

US-manufactured drones

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Direct sales

Distributions to Date Status


Drone type

Modular UAV

Weight (kg)

17.69 kg

Take off / Landing type

Vertical (landing gear can be Modular Retractable or Standard Fixed)

Carry case dimensions (m)


GNSS system


Flight time (hour)

45 minutes

Cruise speed (km per hour)

96.56 km/h

Battery type

22,000-30,000m Ah 6 s to 8 s

Sensors available (Y/N)


Type of data collected

Pictures, mapping, and angular measurement

Drone software platform



Research, powerline inspection and search & rescue

Design Specifications

  • Modularity: central pod that can vary in size, payload, componentry and number of booms.
  • Customizable: several options and upgrades available
  • Touch-screen navigation: includes a "Samsung Galaxy" Tablet preloaded with flight software "SkyControl" compatible with the drone
  • Maximum flight time: 45 minutes
    Payload: 8 lbs
    All up weight: 39 lbs
    Micro controller: Skynode Compatible
    GPS: Here RTK with ground station/td>
    Propulsion: 18-30 inch KDE carbon fiber props
    Battery: 22,000-30,000m Ah 6 s to 8 s
    Boom arms: 3k Carbon fiber with quick connect pin system
    Telemetry: Encrypted 900 MHz ISM Band 12 miles 2-way
    Maximum speed: 60 mph
    Landing gear: Modular retractable
    Motor model: KDE 5215XF or KDE 7215XF
    Flight Controller: MAVLink supported

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by Skyfish

Replacement Components

Available from manufacturer  



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Ready to fly, safe and centimeter accurate drone solution

Vetted Performance Status

Skyfish M4 creates models accurate to 16th of an inch using several gigs of data and thousands of photos. It has been tested in an Eastern Pennsylvania prison.


While Skyfish M6 is collision-avoidance ready for safe navigation in complex airspace, risks associated with drone operation apply

Complementary Technical Systems

Skycontrol flight software for planning and piloting the UAV. Skycloud access to 3D data and models.

Academic Research and References

“M6 Drone – Skyfish.” 2022. Skyfish – Precise Data Collection and Analysis Using Drones. April 24, 2022. https://skyfish.ai/solutions/m6-drone/

N.d. Skyfish.Ai. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://skyfish.ai/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/M6-Technical-Specifications.pdf

“Goal 11.” n.d. Sdgs.Un.Org. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal11

“Solutions.” 2022. Skyfish – Precise Data Collection and Analysis Using Drones. February 14, 2022. https://skyfish.ai/solutions/

N.d. Mus.Edu. Accessed June 12, 2024. https://mus.edu/research/Funded/Reports/MREDI_UAS_Fire_DroneFire_3rd_Quarter_Report.pdf

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods

University of Montana testing

Other Information

Skyfish presentation

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