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Agricultural UAVs

Commercial use of drones in farms and other agriculture

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Has anyone heard of the major spraying UAS manufacturers approaching the EPA about minimum application volumes?

Started by George. Last reply by Peter Bell Sep 15. 5 Replies

In order for small UAS systems to be productive in the US, the current minimum total spray volumes per acre stated on the various chemical labels will have to be changed. Have any manufacturer's…Continue

Is there anybody know TopXGun manufature flight controller for agricultural drone

Started by TopXgun Linda. Last reply by OG Jun 8. 8 Replies

Shanghai TopXGun Robotics CO., LTD., as a global professional supplier of multi-rotor flight controller and systematic solution,is adhering self-R&D, meeting demands of clients and multi-rotor…Continue

canadian drone agriculture company

Started by drone mogul May 26. 0 Replies

 Has anyone here heard of deveron UAS based in canada? i have been a long term believer & shareholder  in this company, very impressive with what they have accomplished so far in the Canadian…Continue

Looking for NDVI sample data from plantations for research project

Started by Philipp. Last reply by WILSON DUARTE May 3. 10 Replies

Hi all,I'm geoscientist and drone pilot, but have recently started to improve my GIS and remote sensing skills by attending some advanced GIS courses. One of the courses requires me to complete a…Continue

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Comment by Cristian Miuta on April 9, 2017 at 6:45am

Panasonic NCR18650GA. Never compromise. Ultra durable

Battery quality is extremely important to us. We only use premium Panasonic NCR18650GA lithium-ion type cells (LiNiCoAlO2 chemistry), all same rank, in our battery packs. These kind of cylindrical cells used in electric vehicles Tesla, have at least 70% more energy density per weight, long lifespan and are less heavy than Li-Polymer types.

A battery pack for UAVs assembled with this cell type with specific energy up to 259Wh/kg, it is translated into a 70% longer flight time, or more heavy payloads!

Configuration examples:

6S6P60A
Specifications.
Cell count: 36
Cell type: Li-ion Panasonic NCR18650GA 10A
Battery pack capacity: 21Ah
Voltage (nominal) 22.2V
Maximum voltage: 25.2V
Power: 529Wh (calculated on 100% SoC / at maximum voltage)
Maximum continuous discharge current: 60A
Pulse (10sec): > 80A / 1770W – Burst discharge generates overheating of cells and if is not actively cooled may affect the lifespan of these.
Maximum recommended charge voltage (CV): 24.7V (for lifespan)
Maximum allowable charge voltage (CV): 25.2V
Maximum charging current (CC): 10A (for maximum energy storage)
Weight: +/- 1800g (including wiring harnesses, connectors & covering)
Physical dimensions: 23 x 5.5 x 7cm / 13,5 x 13 x 5,5 cm, or fully customizable on order.
Discharge connector (customizable): XT90, EC5 or 6.5mm Polarized Bullet Connector
Discharge wire type: Flexible silicone insulated copper 12AWG
Discharge wire length (pack to connector end) +/- 100mm
Balance plug: JST-XH 7-pin
Balance wire length (pack to connector end): 40mm
External, the battery pack are covered in Blue/Black PVC film (0.12mm). Inside, the cell block is surrounded with a laminated aramid fiber shield (0.50 mm).

Efficiency:
With this kind of battery (6S6P60A) fully charged, a special heavy lift drone used for emergency services or industrial purposes with weighing about 5kg including payload, can continuous fly for 70 minutes or to cover in-flight the equivalent of a surface of 100 hectares (1.000.000 m2)

These kind of battery packs is not protected by an electronic circuitry (BMS), it is manufactured for the use with a external charger with proper protection and balancing circuit for this kind of lithium-ion cells.

All battery packs are precisely designed and carefully assembled in the Netherlands by a CMEC technician , and are intended to use for heavy UAVs which are suitable for various industry applications, such as television broadcasting, signal relay, video surveillance, surveying and mapping, aerial photography, pipeline and powerline patrol, medical aids, agriculture.

More info:  www.uavfpvbattery.com

Comment by kane vincia on November 20, 2016 at 11:31pm

Benewake TF01 LRF

10m range

±5cm error

500Hz Frequency

IP65

Got all that you need.

Comment by Jose Barreiros on June 19, 2016 at 10:03am

As you, we are passionate about drones and agricultural applications. At the moment, we have developed a low-cost camera that would let you know about health of plants and crops through NDVI multispectral analysis.  The good news is that we will launch it by a crowdfunding project in Kickstarter. Here there are the main features of uSense camera.

 

To drive our product to the right market we would like to know your comments and thoughts regarding the next questions:

 

  1. Type of uses that you will do it with a camera like that.

 2. What are the features that you will love add it?

 3. How much you will be willing to pay?

 

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the time and any link that you think could help us as well.

 

If you want to know more, don't hesitate to contact us!

Cheers,

 

uSense Team

usense@southmade.org

Comment by TopXGun on June 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

New product released from Shanghai TopXGun Robotics Co.,Ltd. 

T1-A flight controller, which can be used for agricultural multirotor. 

If anyone interested in it, please feel free to contact me.

Tel:(+86)025-86467760        

Website: www.topxgun.com       

 E-mail:sean.wang@topxgun.com

Comment by Martin Hill on March 29, 2016 at 7:24am

Hi Silvio

I used a My Fly Dream flight controller.
I am based in the UK.
I  was involved with RC airships 20 years ago  and have recently returned to it to  develop an update electric powered system that would be practical and affordable for commercial and leisure market, using off the shelf drone components etc.
regards
Martin
Comment by Volta Robots on March 29, 2016 at 7:13am

@Martin Hill Compliments, your LED is amazing! What flight controller do you use? we're super interested in testing that vehicle with VOLTA 4Gmetry (http://diydrones.com/group/volta) - write me silvio@voltarobots.com and we will arrange something for sure! Once again, it's one of the most interesting projects I've seen here!

Comment by Martin Hill on March 29, 2016 at 6:38am

1 hr Endurance, 3-5 amp battery, 400g payload, camera gimbal, FPV, Low vibration, crash survivable, Helium recovery and storage after each day of use
All for <£1000 
welcome to the LED - Long Endurance Dronehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMPtHGWouNQ
Brushless gimbal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sqCBWNohug
Servo gimbal and MFD controller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3glE5syuCI
Over snow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joLNCG17uPU

Comment by Patrick John Joesph Green on January 24, 2016 at 5:30am

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Comment by MarioSpeedwagon on December 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

If anyone is interested, I'll process some imagery for you using Pix4d. I'm not setting out to be a data processor, but I'm spending a lot of time in the program and just finished setting up a new server for processing our images. 

The weather is crap right now and I'm tired of playing with the same old data sets. If you have some you'd like to share, upload the unedited files to drive/dropbox and PM me the link. 

Comment by Ruchat Laurent on November 26, 2015 at 8:19am

New article about precision farming (in french)here: https://altidrone.ch/2015/11/26/agritechnica-2015-drones-et-agricul...

 
 
 

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