Today’s question is about agricultural drones. Which agricultural drone will give you the best results? Should you buy a fixed wing drone for crop surveys? Can you capture crisp aerial images using a fixed wing drone?
Our caller is using an Inspire 1 Pro and X5 camera for conducting crop surveys. However, he wishes to map larger tracts of agricultural land. Is it worth buying an expensive fixed wing drone? What is the recommended flight speed for a fixed wing drone? Will he need a high end thermal imaging camera? Tune in to find out. Thanks to Mark from NY for the question. Fly safe!
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- [01:26] Today’s question is about agricultural drones
- [02:54] Should you use a fixed wing drone for mapping?
- [03:20] How is thermal mapping different from regular mapping?
- [03:40] What is the recommended flight speed for thermal mapping?
- [04:17] Will the quality of your aerial imagery suffer if you are flying a fixed wing plane at high speeds?
- [04:41] Do you need a high end thermal imaging camera if you are flying really fast?
- [04:59] Can you build a fixed wing using a DJI flight controller?
- [05:12] Why should you avoid using a ND filter for mapping?
- [05:38] Is it worth buying a fixed wing drone for mapping an 800 acre farm?