VIDEO: GPS Ag Scout UAV wins Innovation Award at Wimmera 2014

By: Carene Chong

Presented by

Bendigo-based precision agriculture specialist GPS Ag’s brand new multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has snagged the Ag Innovation of the Year award at the recent Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Click here for a full list of videos from the Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2014

The machine made its debut at the field days and according to GPS Ag Managing Director Luke Schelosky has attracted a lot of attention at the company’s stand, even before the award was announced.

"It is essentially a self-stabilising aerial vehicle that allows us to take aerial imagery of fields, farms, infrastructures etc," he says.

The unit exhibited on site was the entry level model with four propellers and a GoPro Hero 3 camera while larger models are also available from the company which Schelosky says are able to fly faster and be fitted with larger cameras for more detailed imagery such as thermal and infrared.

Watch the video as Schelosky talks about the product in more detail and get an example of footages and images the Scout UAV is capable of capturing.

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days ran from March 4 to 6.

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook