DJI to release the ‘Next Chapter of Agriculture'

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 18:31

Chinese-based company DJI is launching an eight-rotor drone that is specifically designed to be used for agricultural work. The USD 15,000 agricultural drone which is said to be the future of crop spraying, has the ability to hold 2.6 gallons of liquid covering between 7 and ten acres of land within 1 hour.

Notable features offered by MG-1 include precision spray, efficiency in operation, convenient mode of operation, excellent reliability, intelligent memory function, automatic terrain following and custom remote control. The drone is also dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive material.

Users can control the drone manually with a custom remote or allow it to operate autonomously. In the latter case, the drone scans the terrain below it in real-time, automatically maintaining its altitude and distance from crops. It has an intelligent memory system where it will remember the position it left to refill its tank or recharge its battery, and resume spraying.

"Dajiang MG-1 uses an innovative Y-type folding machine arm design, installation without tools, easy and convenient," said DJI.

DJI is initially launching the MG-1 in China and Korea with plans to also make it available in other markets.