Which IdeaForge Drone is ideal for precision agriculture?

Precision agriculture (PA) is a method of farm management to ensure that crops and soil receive the exact nutrients they require for optimum health and productivity. One of the largest drone manufacturers in India is ideaForge, which produces drones for military, public safety, and commercial uses and now it is actively participating in the agricultural sector.

They have a lot of expertise with drone technology in the precision agricultural. Their drones are outfitted with cutting-edge automation and extremely precise GPS navigation systems to satisfy various customer needs throughout different crop cycle phases.

Drones from ideaForge have advanced several processes, including soil analysis, fungal infestation identification, and crop health monitoring. The robust drones from ideaForge can operate in various weather conditions, making them the best option for precision agriculture.

IdeaForge is capturing the market by producing 7 series of drones. Those are

  • Ninja Series   
  • Q series   
  • Netra V series   
  • Netra Pro series   
  • Ryno Series   
  • MegaPhone Series   
  • Switch Series   

Best 3 for precision agriculture.

  • Q series UAV   
  • Netra V series UAV   
  • Switch UAV   

But these 3 drones not only capable to help in precision agriculture but also they are capable to do other operations like monitoring power lines, Construction and real estate surveying etc.

Let’s See More details analysis of these 3 types of drones

Q Series drone in the field of precision agriculture

Q series is a small category of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones, and It is the most economical and efficient drone ever developed by ideaForge. These types of drones are used for inspection and detection purposes like Surveying, Mapping, Security & Surveillance, Inspection, Photogrammetry, Traffic Management, Crowd Management, Disaster Relief etc.

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Technical Features

  • 25-40 Minutes of endurance   
  • It has 2-4 km of range (Line of Sight)  
  • Weight is around 3.5 kg   
  • Wind Resistance is Up to 20 knots or 36 km/h   
  • Max Operating Altitude is 400 m 

Netra V series UAV

Netra V series is the most advance and autonomous drone developed by ideaForge. It is highly capable of adapting to different environmental situations. IP53 certified this Netra series drone could be the ideal beast for surveillance, reconnaissance, rescue operations, and precision agriculture.

Photo Credit IdeaForge

Technical Features are

  • 40 – 60 minutes of endurance   
  • It has 4-5 km of range (Line of Sight)  
  • Weight is around 6 kg   
  • Wind Resistance is Up to 20 knots or 36 km/h   
  • IP53 Rated for Dust & Water Resistance   
  • Max Operating Altitude is 400 m AGL   

Switch UAV

Switch UAV is a VTOL with a fixed-wing hybrid drone capable of long-distance and long-duration operations.

Photo Credit IdeaForge

Technical Features are

  • More than 120 minutes of endurance   
  • It has 15 km of range (Line of Sight)  
  • Weight is around 7 kg   
  • Wind Resistance is Up to 10.8 knots or 20 km/h   
  • IP53 Rated for Dust & Water Resistance   
  • Max Operating Altitude is 1000 m AGL 

FailSafe Features

Some of the failsafe features of these precision agriculture drones series are

  • Multiple GPS redundancy   
  • RTH when the battery is low   
  • RTH when wind speed is too high   

Payload Options

These drones have different payload options for different scenarios. Some of the common payloads are

  • 1280 x 720 pixels camera with 10x Optical Zoom for daylight operations (25x only for switch UAV series)  
  • PPK optional module for 15+MP HD imaging  
  • Thermal camera module with two different resolutions (320 x 240 pixels, 640 × 480 pixels)  
  • A radiometry thermal camera is also available with 640 × 480 pixels of resolutions  

Ground Control Unit

All of these drones come with the same Ground control system, which consists of

  • The high range Communication box   
  • Handheld controller   
  • Customized software for laptop/Tablet with real-time video streaming   

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