Find your inspiration

Yamaha has built a drone to help the agricultural industry

  • 17
  • 10
  • 2016

The drone market is about to become a little more crowded after Japanese manufacturer Yamaha revealed it has made its very own remote control aircraft aimed at industry.

The Fazer R, as the firm is calling it, is an “unmanned helicopter” that will be used in the agricultural industry with the aim of spraying chemicals on crops. The drone will be able to carry up to 32 litres of spray and can cover more than four hectares of land without the need to reload or refuel.

Fazer drone

(Yamaha)

The Fazer is set to be launched in November and will be guided by remote control.

It will come with a price tag of around 13.4 million Japanese yen – around £105,000.

Fazer drone

(Yamaha)

Before announcing the roll-out, Yamaha carried out tests of the drone and its spraying capabilities on vineyards in the US.

The Japanese firm is not the first to turn to drones for business use – Amazon is currently testing drones to deliver parcels in the UK.

The crafts are also becoming increasingly common as a means of capturing video footage, both for news organisations and recreational use – GoPro has just announced its first drone product.

Share This Story

You Might Like These As Well

McDonald’s ‘Brunching out’ in Taiwan

A Deep Learning Challenger May Surpass Google and Facebook – SenseTime

Chinese New Year celebration

Man Cycles Wrong Way to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Family

This dog that looks like a fluffy cotton ball is an Instagram Favorite

Nepalese man sets new world record, parents wonder where they went wrong

Avocado burger buns are now a thing and they look too pretty to eat

Tourist guidelines for visiting Japan suggests belching and spitting in public are not respectful behavior

World Peace Day: Some famous words, and puppy pictures, to help you feel peaceful

Cheung Chau bun festival

You’ll Never See as Many Buns Together as You’ll See In This Chinese Festival