Common drones for photo and film purposes usually have fixed camera gimbals within their payload. This means that the drones do not offer any option for additional payloads on these models.
For the maximum payload of a drone, it is best to refer to the manufacturer's specifications. Be careful: If the specified maximum payload is exceeded, the insurance cover will be cancelled! As a general rule, a higher weight for the same drone results in a shorter flight duration. For larger payloads, a larger drone is therefore recommended, which can achieve the desired flight duration accordingly.
For fixed-wing aircraft, higher loads initially have a smaller effect. However, attachments change the aerodynamics of the aircraft. This usually makes the flight behaviour more unstable and uncontrollable. The end result is a reduction in flight time and, in the worst case, you endanger yourself and those around you. Seek advice from an expert!
In general, attempts are made to keep the take-off weight low in order to maximise flight times.
Would you like to use drones for large payloads and commercially available drones cannot keep up? Then please contact us. We will advise you and work with you to find a solution.