At the end of the day customers will look to their ROI per individual case. Given the U7Ag can be as productive as a conventional ground rig at a fraction of the cost makes drone spraying very appealing.
The U7AG is a vertical take off and land hybrid doing away with the need for a runway of helipad and providing the same fixed wing spraying as a manned aircraft system.
The U7AG has reduced chemical exposure with its closed loop refilling station. There is a significant lower cost both upfront and during use.
Spraying with a drone can be done in almost any situation that can be currently sprayed by traditional ground units or manned aircraft. They are also ideal in smaller irregular shaped fields.
Our drone is not a converted mapping of photography drone and and has been built for one purpose only, spraying crops. Most current spray drones use counterrotating rotors, with small payloads and must deal with the mechanical turbulence of those rotors on spray pattern.
Batteries can get expensive especially if you have to carry a large inventory to switch out every 15 or 20 minutes. The U7AG incorporates a quick battery recharge with the refill station. This means the battery does not have to be swapped every load and reduces down time on refills.
No. Although drone sprayers offer several advantages in cost and efficiency there is no one single perfect spray system. If there were everyone would be using it. The U7AG is simply another tool in the toolbox to help producers cut costs and improve ROI.
Short answer is Yes. There can be different regulations for individual country, province or state. Understanding the regulations can be a challenge but ROGA has been through the process and can provide information and contacts to aid in the process. Contact us for more information regarding your area.
This will vary by product and is controlled by the recommended label rate of the pesticide. As a guideline coverage would be 150acres/h at 2gpa; 100acres/h at 4gpa and 50acres/h at 10gpa.
Commercial aircraft have a floor of 500 feet which is why most drones are regulated to a maximum height of 400 feet. The exception to this is manned spray planes that could be operating in the same airspace as drones. Federal regulations state that drones must give way to manned aircraft at all times. It is good policy to be proactive and contact your aerial applicator in your area to let them know your flight plan and avoid any conflicts.
The U7Ag typically sprays at 1 to 3 metre over the crop canopy.
It all comes down to productivity. Covering 100ac/hr at 4gpa would take 4 or 5 smaller drones. Some countries now allow swarming of groups up to five drones. Buying a swarm of smaller drones would be more expensive than one U7AG, plus the logistics of flying one drone versus five is much simpler.
Yes. Having gone through the process, sometimes regulations can get overwhelming. We offer one on one consultation to help you with the process.
Yes. The U7AG comes with an exceptional industry fist 5-year Warranty on the airframe and components. Consumable parts such as pumps and nozzles come with a standard on year Warranty.
Yes. Drone sprayers are not only suited for pesticide application but can apply products such as biologicals, micronutrients and fertilizer. There may be less regulations to get started with these products as they do not usually fall under PMRA or EPA regulation.
Yes, we have been granted approval for night spraying. The biggest consideration for night spraying is being aware of the possibility of temperature inversions which could result in spray droplets being suspended in warm air aloft which can cause off target
drift. This condition can apply to daytime spraying as well, in calm conditions where there is no breeze to mix layers of cool and warm air.