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THE 5 BEST AGRICULTURE DRONES

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  1. FarmCountryLivin

    17 acres an hour for the dji??? that is the most inefficient thing I have ever heard of!! Buy yourself an actual self-propelled sprayer

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  2. Ismee

    Most farmers already have spraying facilities. If not, you have a chance to score work, OR, if aerial spraying is used, you have a shot. When the Fields arnt too big. Pest control specialists is a good gig. Or sellin automated (and bloody reliable) automated hardware more doin routine inspections of dam levels, fence lines etc etc.

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  3. Ismee

    But if you are the farmer, you claim it…. if you want to be a specialist that farmers use instead of investing in themselves, Go BIG! 100K+ minimum BIG

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  4. Markus Weber

    Sorry, but comparing specs online is not a very useful way to rank agricultural drones. There is so much more to it than number of sensors, resolution, or (inflated) acreage estimates.

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  5. A12345

    Hi B, not sure how much research you've done into AG drones, but do you know if there are any American companies that are currently using drones for AG use in America? I know this is heavily used in China and Japan. So to even consider purchasing such an expensive AG drone
    , wouldn't we need an exemption from the FAA approved for this first?

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  6. daddynichol52

    Good morning! I wanted to provide you with an update to your video regarding AgEagle. The AgEagle RX60 fixed wing without the cellular connection feature is available for just under $10,500 and features the Sentera dual sensor, or for less cost, you can have just the Sentera NIR for $9,500.

    We also recently developed the AgEagle RX47 fixed wing series to help lower costs even further. The AgEagle RX47S (Revised from the RX48 platform), features the Sentera NIR only sensor; The AgEagle RX47D carries the Sentera NIR/RGB sensor pack. The RX47S is just under $6,00 while the RX47D is $9,100.

    Also, no sensor takes NDVI images. NDVI images are the result of processing NIR images with NDVI algorithms.

    Prices for all ag drones will vary widely due to specific features. An low end DJI quad with only an RBG camera can be great for spot inspections but can not create TRUE and accurate NDVI images. They create what is a false NDVI that has some value, but don't bet the farm on it. Most of the false NDVI claims are made from post flight image processing companies who are wanting to gather more market share. Professional grade systems will carry dedicated NIR (Near InfraRed), InfraRed, and/or thermal sensors. The more sensors, the higher the cost. We recently constructed a prototype system that wanted a multispectral sensor plus a true FLIR sensor. Just the sensors alone cost nearly $5,000.

    As you can see, AgEagle can configure wings in multiple ways and thus, it affects pricing. Do you want RBG only? NIR only? Combo of RGB or NIR? Do you have a preferred sensor? Do you want in flght stitching which requires a cellular module (extra cost) or do you prefer to upload images post flight? So many options that will affect pricing, not to mention seasonal sales.

    Thank you for producing an informative and insightful video. Should you ever need additional details, please feel free to let us know. Our contact information is noted on our website.

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  7. Matthew O'Brien

    how does it justify the water rate though,i know the way the ag-chemical technology is heading is pretty rapid but are they this far ahead to arm drones for accurate spraying with the quality kill rates required in the industry

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  8. GunClingingPalin

    iF How about opening a ag drone business yourself and bring that price way down.. and make bank in the process.. they only expensive because there is not much competition…

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  9. Paco R

    The cost comes from the multispectrum and infrared cameras. Got to start off with something a little less expensive. I've been looking at an inspire or phantom kit with ndvi for at scouting. Ranges from $1500 to $2700.

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  10. Derek Hunt

    I can't believe the markup just because it's a "specialty" drone…well, yeah I can. Craziness! I'm with you in why not use a DJI or similar to do the same thing. Luckily they have apps such as DroneDeploy that allow people to use regular drones for AG.

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