VIDEO: AgEagle touchdown at AgQuip 2014

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UAV newcomer AgEagle made an appearance at the recent AgQuip field days in August, attracting the attention of show-goers with its striking colours and fluid design.

Distributor Falcon UAV Director Phil Lyons was on site to give NewFarmMachinery a run-down of the AgEagle, which Lyons says has been specifically designed for agricultural use.

The AgEagle serves to assist farmers in determining the health of their crops by flying over one’s paddock and capturing images in the near-infrared spectrum, which can then be converted into Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) images for more detailed analysis.

AgEagle UAV lands in Australia

Some other key features of the drone, according to Lyons are:

  • Superior flight stability in windy conditions compared to multi-copters due to its’ flying wing design
  • Set-and-forget operation, whereby a flight plan is created by the software included, and the UAV follows the plan automatically without any manual intervention.

Watch the video as Lyons explains the UAV in detail and how it is different from others on the market. 

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