Combined with mapping, drone sprayers can be utilized to target specific areas where treatment of fertilizer and soil ameliorants is necessary, reducing disease and increasing efficiency both in processes and revegetation outcomes. The combination of speed and power means that areas are able to be treated up to 40 times faster than manual spraying operations.
Intelligent flight control allows the drone to scan the area below, providing real-time data, and adjust to keep a constant and accurate height above vegetation. Spray density is maintained even as the substrate below rises and falls, so that the optimal amount of fertilizer and soil ameliorants are applied at all times.
Each spray nozzle is placed directly below a motor, ensuring that the downward airflow generated by the octocopters propellers accelerates the spray, increasing its reach. Fitted with intelligent memory, the drone records its current position, remembering its past coordinates so that flight can easily be resumed after refilling or battery changes.