Agricultural UAVs

Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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drone for spraying olive trees

Started by konstantinos vasilopoulos. Last reply by konstantinos vasilopoulos Dec 3, 2018. 10 Replies

by mistake i sent this to the group was a message...sorry about thatlooking to build a drone with a 5 lit tank for spraying olives trees due to the difficulty for a tractor to approachi have…Continue

Agriculture drone 100% autonumous

Started by Alberto Vila. Last reply by Alberto Vila Oct 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi,Im doing a prototype of an 100% automatic agriculture drone,i mean it can recharge by itself, the battery and the liquid...the user can add multiple basses in the fieldit can have all the…Continue

Best use of UAV for potatos (and best UAV overall)

Started by Roberto garza. Last reply by Eddison Araya Apr 28, 2018. 44 Replies

I've been researching agricultural UAV's overall but im looking for the best benefits on potatoes;I want to divide this post on 4 different topics that i have not been able to find on any specific…Continue

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Meet uSense, an affordable multispectral camera for drones

Started by Jose Barreiros. Last reply by Eddison Araya Apr 28, 2018. 25 Replies

As you, we are passionate…Continue

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Comment by Sharl Liebergreen on November 27, 2017 at 3:18pm

Hi, I am from New Zealand and trying to understand the application of drones in agriculture. We have a lot of sheep on large extensive farms, but trying to understand how ranchers from the USA might use drone technology is very difficult from the bottom of the pacific. I have a 2 minute survey with 11 questions which would really help my project. Thank you. 

Comment by delmond marshall on October 5, 2017 at 5:49am

Hello, Im Delmond Marshall, I'm new to the drone culture. I'm Head Coach of the Flint Unity Farming Project in Flint, Michigan where we teach kids how to grow vegetables they can eat that will help offset their exposure to toxins caused by the Flint Water Crisis, which is still ongoing. A news story on us is online at: vid=434367523. I'd like to introduce drones to my kids. My question is whats the most inexpensive drone with cameras can I get or have made that they could use? I have 102 kids, No way I can buy all of them drones. If I could get 5 of them for our group, I'd be happy.I'm hoping to create a drone club for them. Any ideas or suggestions please share and let me know. Check out my drone flight I posted on my Linkedin page

Comment by Diven Parker on August 31, 2017 at 12:35am

Agricultural UAV Lipo battery

Tattu Plus2.0 18000mAh 6S1P 22.2V 15C Intelligent Lipo Battery is mainly designed for DJI S1000, agriculture spraying drone, pesticide spraying drone, farming drone, aerial photography drone, survey drone and some other Multirotors.


  • Minimum Capacity: 18000mAh
  • Configuration: 6S1P / 22.2V / 6Cell
  • Discharge Rate: 15C
  • Max Burst discharge Rate: 30C
  • Net Weight(±20g): 2270g
  • Dimensions: 205.5mm Length x 94.2mm Width x 79.5mm Height
  • Discharge Plug: AS150+XT150 plug
  • Charge Plug: XT90

Comment by Jimmy Oliver on July 22, 2017 at 1:41pm

Selling P3A with NDVI (Red+NIR) on eBay

Comment by Cristian Miuta on May 2, 2017 at 9:21am


As well we start assembling the battery packs for heavy UAVs, with the new automotive cell type NCR20700A 30A and NCR20700B 15A (next generation li-ion cells for battery of electric car Tesla Model 3)

See the chart with some configurations on

Comment by Hein du Plessis on April 30, 2017 at 3:49pm

That's great - perfect for my fixed wings! Go Tesla ;)

Comment by Luc Maximilien on April 30, 2017 at 8:44am

You should say that the NCR20700A cell at 20A has his capacity down to 2800mAh

and the rated 3300mAh capacity is only for 0.5A load.

These cells are not for heavy UAV but for ultra efficient UAV, it is a different thing.

Comment by Cristian Miuta on April 19, 2017 at 8:25am

6S9P90A Li-ion NCR18650GA battery pack for heavy UAVs. More info on

Comment by Cristian Miuta on April 19, 2017 at 8:16am

6S6P60A Li-ion NCR18650GA battery pack for heavy UAVs. More info on

Comment by Luc Maximilien on April 15, 2017 at 8:22pm

Cristian , I have work with Li-on batteries and I do not completely agree to what you wrote about.

- These are not "real" 6S packs since the maximum tension of Li-on battery is not the same of Lipo batteries, look at the graph belòw , the blue line fit best scenario.

- The pack capacity in real world is not 21Ah , looking at the datasheet by Panasonic it is quite clear that the usuable capacity correspond to voltage low as 3 volts, so lets say 3100mAh if you have 1C discharge rate, blue line.

These type of batteries can be used on drones with very high efficiency and low Ampère draw, should be around 1C during hovering so 2C during normal flight.

I have done some maths , and the example you gave with 70' flight 5kg AUW works only with a quad with 26" propellers and a 1200 grams payload.

Copters with "normal" props around 15-17" will raise the Ampère drawn and make these batteries type more and more difficult to use because of their maximum 3.1 C rate of discharge.



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