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Yamaha RMAX Agricultural Drone!

Not sure you can diss something like that and call it a "Drone". It is MANNED.
The MG1S is the FUTURE
What's up my man, I have to say something I don't think others noticed but that green screen projection was legit and most folks wouldn't take the time or effort to do it. I guess that's the difference between a regular YouTuber and those pushing their creativity limits. You are now officially a ricematographer, wear the hat proudly. All jokes aside I have a question a few years ago there was a serious drought in California people were moving out to other states and it looked bad. I visited last June and the snowpack was tremendous and no one is speaking of drought anymore. Do you think folks have let their guard down and maybe the next drought might be the real deal?
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward & questions him.That's what I thought when I first seen this until I seen the 2 men with the 4 rotors spraying automatically 2 acres per run. What was their weight?
Why do they have to manually fly it? Seems like an automated flight path would ensure better distribution and would allow for variable spray rates.
DJI has made an even better drone. no gasoline needed and just under the 55 pound limit for a commercial drone without a expensive pilots license.
plus its mapping of the crops is next level. just like everything they do.
Cool video!!!! Thanks for share, drones seem to be in the future of agriculture.
Very nice use of Rc helicopter in agriculture.👍
Did anybody notice the pilot did not do any nose in orientation with the helicopter lol? Get a real rc helicopter pilot out their you will not see this thing flying backwards.
Because of the payload limiting endurance, I don't think hand-flown, rotary lift drones are going have widespread use in agriculture. Given some AI/GPS/video for route control, robotics incorporated in refueling and payload pickup, and the ability to enter local flight hazard information, automated drones could be pretty successful.

So Mathew, given that we have self-driving cars that can handily navigate busy city streets, what quirks of a running a harvester really require human in the loop control? If you can't totally automate a harvester because of these quirks, could you see a master-slave operation where one harvester is human driven and one or more slave harvesters run in formation?
Thanks to Juan Browne for referring your tube site. How about a story of water. Fly with Juan from the DAM to your fields. How much does the water cost per acre foot? Where does the water go that is drained off the fields. How much water used per acre? 165 pounds of seed to produce 10,000 pounds of paddy rice. How much water required to produce 100 pounds of rice?
Killer drone shots! Another great, interesting production.
I can see this machine treating field perimeter, and the rest with an airplane, especially near residential or crop sensitive areas. Keep up the good work Mathew!
Did anyone else notice that you have a flat tire on your chisel?
You didn't show it running, I wanted to hear it fly,
Cool, thanks
Another, informative and entertaining video, Matthew.
I get the idea that you think it needs a bigger payload to make it more useful? (Which means a bigger helicopter.) What it needs by the sound of things is two things to make it useful to farmers, a fully automated control system based on mapping similar to how harvesters track their progress through fields, do a run and then return to it's base station, auto refuel and reload then go out and repeat and until a field is finished. Right now the speed, limited payload and labour of having 2 staff, seems to make it an expensive service. Without being autonomous it's really just a cool RC chopper.

I know Skycatch is deploying drones in that return-to-base method on automated flight plans for mapping and construction. But they're obviously smaller drones.

So there's the hardware of the Drone itself, the flight control software, then the mapping software built in a way that allows farmers to bring in data from other sensors/sources to customise the flight paths and chemical usage depending on changing conditions.
Matthew, Another interesting video production about Rice Farming. I enjoy watching your videos.

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