What is drone
A drone is a pilotless aircraft of modern era. It can be operated from remote location. The structure of a normal drone has four-wings. That’s why it is also known as a quadcopter. It flies exactly like a bee and can remain stationary in one place.
Drones can be classified into different types. ·
- 1. on the basis of its flying height,
- 2. on the basis of its size,
- 3. on the basis of its weight lifting capacity,
- 4. on the basis of its accessibility,
- 5. on the basis of its aerodynamics,
- 6. Rotary wing (rotating wing),
- 7. Fixed-wing (fixed wing)
Use of drones in agriculture
- 1. Crops can be monitored with the help of high-resolution cameras embedded in drones.
- 2. Drones can be used for spraying pesticides, fertilizers and water into crops more precisely.
- 3.Various types of sensors in drones can detect diseases, insects and weeds occurring in crops so that we can rectify it on time.
- 4. Soil can be analyzed with the help of drones.
Requirement of Drones
- 1. To sustain environment,
- 2. To complete work quickly·
- 3. To work accurately and safely
Different Agriculture drones
1. Honeycorp AgDrone
Honeycorp AgDrone is built with a tough Kevlar fiber composite. Real-time data is recorded by two 20.2 MP RGB and NIR cameras to map out the health of crops in detail. The AgDrone has a flight time of 55 minutes and can reach up to 66 minutes in low wind conditions.
- Advanced Autopilot System
- Low Battery Warning and Return to Home
- Data Processing
- Advanced Durability
- True NDVI and HD
Price ≈ $12,000 (INR 8,54,000)
2. DJI Matrice 100
DJI is customized for developers and farmers.
- Expansion Bays
- Dual Battery Compartments
- Universal Powerland Communication
- Adjustable Arm Angles
- Enhanced GPS
- The Long-Range Transmitter
- Hovering Accuracy: Vertical: 0.5 m, Horizontal: 2.5 m
- Angular Velocity Pitch: 300°/s, Yaw: 150°/s
- Tilt Angle: 35°
- Speed of Ascent: 5 m/s
- Speed of Descent: 4 m/s
- Wind Resistance: 10 m/s
- Speed: 22 m/s (ATTI mode, no payload, no wind)
- Speed: 17 m/s (GPS mode, no payload, no wind)
Price ≈ $3,299 and Guidance will cost $999 (INR 3,00,000)
3. SenseFly Ebee SQ
Because the Ebee SQ is engineered for speed, this agriculture drone can cover 500 acres in a single charge, capturing multi-spectral and visual data on large areas of farmland. The eBee SQ is specifically designed to be used along with the Parrot Sequoia, a small and lightweight multispectral drone sensor that can obtain images across four defined visible and non-visible bands—plus RGB imagery.
- Four 1.2 MP sensors (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green) + one 16 MP RGB sensor
- Upward-facing Sunshine Sensor for accurate images, in any light condition
- Customize between full or half resolution multispectral data, RGB, or both.
- eMotion Ag support for planning flight
- Fully compatible with eBee SQ Drone kit and easy to install
Price ≈ $25,000 (17,79,370.00)
4. PrecisionHawk Lancaster 5
Onboard sensors measure humidity, temperature, and air pressure and then can accurately react and adapt to changing weather patterns, varying payloads, sudden wind increases, or loss of visibility.
Features and Specs:
- Wingspan: 1.5 m
- Weight: 2.4 kg
- Carry Weight: 9.9 kg
- Single Electric Motor
- 5-Channel Multi-Spectral Camera
- Flight Time: 45 Minutes (about 1.2 square kilometers)
- Sturdy Design for Hard Landings and Rough Weather Conditions
- Real-Time UAV Tracking and Monitoring Software
Price ≈ $25,000 (1779370.00)
5. DJI Agras MG-1
DJI’s Agras MG-1 is specifically designed as a drone sprayer, covering an area 4,000 – 6,000 square meters in just 10 minutes. The agricultural drone is able to regulate its output of fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides based on its current speed, precisely regulating its spray for maximum efficiency.
- Intelligent Memory
- Terrain Follow
- High-Strength and Compactable Design
Price ≈ $15,000 (1067622.00)