Drones for agricultural use
December 13, 2017
Most of the questions I am asked about drones are from farmers who either want to count cattle or observe bad stuff in their wheat fields. In general, they are thinking of the DJI type drones that sell for around $1,000.
These will only be marginally useful for those applications because of limited battery life. You'd better be heading home after 15 minutes of flight time. Also, the FAA rules require you maintain the drone in view 100 percent of the time.
DJI has announced two agricultural drones at far higher prices than $1,000 for the hobbyist drone. One is called the Smarter Farming Kit...