Agricultural UAVs

Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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Has anyone ever seen a UAV doing dry application (seeding or fertilizing)?

Started by George. Last reply by George 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

I know that Yamaha has a dry dispersal system for the RMAX and they have apparently been toying with seeding rice with them in Japan, but I can't find any pictures, stats, or video of that being…Continue

Different kinds of sprayers used in agricultural UAVs

Started by Pierre. Last reply by George 10 hours ago. 20 Replies

I notice that there are two kinds of sprayers used in agricultural pesticide spraying system. Yamaha uses jet sprayer (figure1). Besides that, centrifugal sprayers are also used (widely?) in some…Continue

Multirotor v.s. helicopter in agricultural UAVs field for pesticide spraying

Started by Pierre. Last reply by George yesterday. 7 Replies

It seems that multirotors have to be powered by the expensive battery. And the helicopter can use engine and could have much larger load. I’m wondering what’s the advantage of multirotor compared…Continue

Cruising speed of agricultural pesticide spraying UAV

Started by Pierre. Last reply by Ed Taunton on Thursday. 4 Replies

What is the typically cruising (during pesticide spraying) speed of agricultural duster UAV? It looks like it flies quite slowly when it’s spraying the pesticide. Why don’t people increase the…Continue

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Comment by Scott Olson on April 12, 2015 at 5:38pm

First Ever IDC sanctioned Drone Event for farmers June 13, 2015 Central IA

Go to or go to farm Drone Event and workshops on 3 farms

Comment by Silvio on April 12, 2015 at 3:44am

If anyone needs a simple & inexpensive method to setup a telemetry connection over 4G, I wrote a free guide and created a dedicated group S.

Comment by Gaojunfeng on March 18, 2015 at 6:59pm
Nice work
Comment by Aaron Serafinowicz on March 18, 2015 at 12:54pm

Finished Map from Sunday afternoon flight my Skywalker 2013 w/ Pixhawk FC mapping 446 acres in 41 min. Flight was at 100m at 15 m/s taking a photo every 2.4 seconds for 975 pictures. Average GSD is 3.5cm/ 1.4in. Camera S100 Processing time 6hours 3 - 5 hours on Maps Made Easy

Finished map

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Comment by Keith Geary on March 13, 2015 at 12:18pm

Hi Robert,

A SkyWalker2013 with Sony NEX5N 16mm lens mounted in a 2D gimbal. Controlled by a 3DR PixHawk, 433MHz Mavlink radio and FrSky Taranis Tx & X8R Rx.

Comment by Robert Dunaway on March 13, 2015 at 10:26am

Nice work!  Can you share some info on the system and flight specs?

Comment by Keith Geary on March 13, 2015 at 10:07am

Just completed processing of my first flight of this year, it feels good to get back outside in the sunshine!

Trent Fields Mosaic Winter Wheat. Hosted by MapsMadeEasy.

Comment by Vega Tech Group LLC on December 12, 2014 at 9:10am

I have worked with Headwall Photonics for a number of years as a supplier of high performance camera lenses. This camera, depending on accesories etc, can be any where from $40K for a very basic unit to over $100K.

Keep in mind this is very typical for a camera of this type. Add in specialized imaging sensors, such as sCMOS, SWIR, etc and they could run you over $150K.

Juan, you can email me direct at:

I would be happy to sennd more info on what we are doing in FOPEN(Foliage Penetration).

Comment by Juan Perez on December 10, 2014 at 8:01pm


Michael: what is the price of that Headwall camera?

Vega Tech: I would like to get some info on the FOPEN project please.

Comment by Christian Stallings on December 10, 2014 at 7:15pm

Vega Tech,  Thanks for the links. I look forward to looking into these systems.


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