FAQs

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FAQs 2017-01-30T18:38:07+00:00

Please review this FAQ page for immediate questions that you may have. If your particular question is not addressed or if you need more information please contact us via our support email or use our contact form.

No, the AgDrone System™ should not be flown in rain and is not covered under warranty.

Yes! The AgDrone System™ is built for durability and ease of use, but accidents can happen. Fortunately HoneyComb offers an industry leading replacement program that includes a new airframe, mechanical components, and sensor re-integration, so you’re back up and flying in no time.

In the United States FAA guidelines limit operations to less than 400 feet for personal use. Of course you’ll want to check with your local regulatory body for exact details. The AgDrone System™ can technically climb to high altitudes (up to 10,000 ft in some cases) but regulations and image resolution will limit your maximum altitude.

Launch is easy and done by hand. When launching it is important to choose an area that is clear of any immediate obstacles and to always launch against the wind to maximize ground velocity.

It is easy, and in short, you don’t need extensive training to start gathering data right away. The AgDrone System™ flies autonomously once the route is outlined on the tablet. The system can be overridden, but even then the controls are fly-by-wire with limiters to compensate for human error.

In our standard AgDrone System™ both RGB visible and NIR (NDVI) cameras are included. We are experimenting with additional cameras and sensors tailored for agriculture, so check back for new offerings and be sure to sign-up for our newsletter (bottom of page) for the latest news.

The AgDrone™ System includes an autopilot that can handle a wide range of challenging flight conditions including winds up to 20 mph (~30 km/s). With that said, flight time can be significantly reduced in very windy conditions.

The actual flight time will vary based on weather, but under calm conditions and level flight expect up to 60 minutes. For detailed specifications see here.

At an altitude of 400 feet, including turns, overlap, and other real-world conditions you can expect to cover a maximum of 600-800 acres per hour (on a single battery). Further details can be found on the specifications page.