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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are aircrafts without a pilot aboard. UAVs are classified as fixed-wing aircrafts or drones. Usually fixed-wing aircrafts are called as UAVs when drones have one or a few rotar wings. Here we will explain what kind of UAV should be chosen so it could fully fit your needs. Let’s get started!
We focus on multi-rotor wings’ drones in agriculture, because they are:
- Easy to adapt to small-medium farms;
- Cheaper than fixed-wing UAVs;
- Simple to use for non-professionals.
First things first. Before choosing a drone, answer 3 questions below.
1. How big your farm is?
2. How much do you want to spend for a drone?
3. What outcome do you expect after a drone will be used?
Let’s analyze an example. Let’s say John is a farmer and owns 500 acres (200 Ha) of crops. He wants to spend no more than $500 (470 Eur) for a drone, because he’s a beginner in precision agriculture and drones usage. John expects that drone will help him to identify problematic areas in the fields. So, a drone will help John to accomplish it faster. It will lead to time and money saving strategy. Also, further improvements of John’s crops and soil in problematic areas will be made more efficiently.