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R22-UV unmanned helicopter joins UAVOS fleet for precision agriculture

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R22-UV unmanned helicopter joins UAVOS fleet for precision agriculture

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The R22-UV unmanned helicopter can conduct exact crop spraying. Supply: UAVOS

Drones are important to precision agriculture, during which water, fertilizer, and pesticides are utilized by aerial drones. Not solely can farmers goal the quantities utilized to crops and save prices, however they will additionally extra intently monitor circumstances. UAVOS Inc. yesterday introduced the addition of the R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its fleet of plane for precision farming. The corporate transformed a Robinson-22 helicopter into an unmanned automobile.

“Farmers at this time have a wide range of advanced components that affect the success of their farms,” Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO of UAVOS, instructed The Robot Report. “From water entry to altering local weather, wind, soil high quality, the presence of weeds and bugs, variable rising seasons, and extra. With spot spraying afforded by drones, this similar activity might be achieved in much less time, with fewer financial sources, and a decreased environmental price.”

Mountain View, Calif.-based UAVOS develops hardware and software program for precision agriculture, integrates turnkey options, and converts manned plane into unmanned autos. It additionally designs, develops, and manufactures parts similar to servo drives, pan-tilt platforms, and rescue and emergency touchdown programs. UAVOS and Stratodynamics lately set a record altitude of 30km (18.6 mi.) with the HiDRON high-altitude drone working past visible line of sight (BVLOS) from Canada.

The R22-UV has a custom-developed Simplex Mannequin 222 spray system weighing 42kg (92.59 lb.), and it may carry a 100-liter (26.four gallon) tank. The unmanned aerial automobile (UAV) can keep aloft for 2 hours, and its spray growth is 7 meters (22.9 ft.) broad, with a swath width of 14 to 16m (45.9 to 52.four ft.).