Economical Multi-rotor That Can Lift 15 pounds for 20 Minute Flight

Hello Everyone,

I am also writing this post because I need something, and I think its possible to do. Recently I attached the new Ronin MX, A Hyperspectral Camera, An Intel Nuc to a DJI S1000. Needless to say, the payload was around 14 - 15 pounds without the 22,000 mah batteries. Flight times ranged 3-5 minutes, and ESC, motors, batteries, wires were hot after flight. The system is not efficient. 

Is there Is there anything or has anyone built anything that is under 5,000 dollars?  I am posting this because I see a lot of bright minds on here, and I have yet to see a post that someone shows how to make a system that will most effectively lift

I am posting this because I see a lot of bright minds on here and I have yet to see a post that someone shows how to make a system that will most effectively and efficiently lift a 15-pound payload. It would also be awesome to see people's most effectively system that carry 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 pound payloads. Correct me if I am wrong, really all we need is motor size how many and what set up, preferred ESC and size, batteries needed for 20 min flight.  

Lets see what you got! We are at an interensting time where sensor technolgy is getting smaller and lighter. Hyperspectial that I put on my craft 5 years ago was 300,000 dollars and weighed 50 pounds. 

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Just a side note. I am new to the form and I very interested in putting new sensor technology onboard UAVs. I am currently working with a startup and we have been experimenting with some new technology but have mostly bought RTF systems. I am excited what open source hardware, garage shopped aluminium arm multi-rotors. Please help me with my journey. I promise to document and show my progress with any ideas that you all share with me. 

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