DJI Crop-Dusting Drone Takes Flight

December 1, 2015 02:14 PM

The future for drones on the farm just keep growing.

DJI, which makes the popular line of Phantom drones, recently announced its newest product: Agras MG-1, an agricultural drone for spraying crops.

The 8-rotor Agras will be able to achieve a maximum speed of 8 meters per second, covering seven to 10 acres per hour and carrying about 10 kilograms of liquid, according to the company.

Here’s how it will work:

“During flight, the drone scans the terrain below in real-time, automatically maintaining its height and distance from plants to ensure application of an optimal amount of liquid … Users can select automatic, semi-automatic or manual operation modes, depending on terrain, with uniform spraying carried out via the drone’s nozzles.”

The Agras MG-1 will be available first in China, followed by other countries. 

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Spell Check

Custer, WA
12/1/2015 04:42 PM

  Would love to seen an test run of this!


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