UAVOS has added the R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its agriculture unmanned aircraft portfolio for spraying for diseases, weed and pest control, vegetative control.
It is a manned Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to an unmanned aircraft.
The agro-drone R22-UV is equipped with a specially developed utility to deliver liquid chemicals.
The spray system is a Simplex Model 222 which has a system weight of 42kg, a boom span of 7m, a swath width of 14-16m and has been provided with a 100-litre tank for chemicals.
The company also detailed that it can stay airborne for 2 hours.
Advantages that developers have said will maximise the value of heavy UAV for farmers include operation in severe weather, the elimination of manual spraying means humans do not come in contact with hazardous chemicals.
Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO of UAVOS, said: “Precision agriculture is based on the use of valuable metrics to make farmers’ crop management efficient and optimized. Validating-of-damage reports used to be on paper. So, unmanned aircraft help our customers to validate the veracity of reports so that we could come up with a comprehensive solution.”
Adding: “Generally, agriculture is very complex and there are a lot of problems but there are solutions available through the new technology.”