Posted 12/28/2018 11:35 (#7201733 - in reply to #7198019) Subject: RE: Spraying drones
To me "large scale" is where the drone absolutely will never be applicable. Drones are small scale. State and federal chemical labeling laws would need to be changed. You will still have to fly over a vast majority of acres in a 150 acre qtr. That is going to take time, especially with a small swath width. And when you have field after field to do that takes alot of time if everything is a perfect window. Then we all know the reality of weather and spraying windows is narrow. This does not bode well for small capacity machines. Then another reality is the smaller/lighter the aircraft, the less capable it is in wind or just unstable air. Where a reall helicopter might be able to still spray on a 90* and 20mph day and carry the load and put out a good pattern, the drone may top out at 80* and 10mph. So even if you could spray 150 acres on 1 load, it would take you an hour maybe 2. I can spray 150 in 20 min. Its neat technology for sure, its just not practical. And the reality is it is a LONG way off from even actually entering the race as a legitimate option, practical or not.