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How to Prevent Drone Accidents

How to Prevent Drone Accidents while Flying Your Farm

August 9, 2016

Fly drones enough, and you’re likely going to have a mishap at some point. Whether it be a fly-aways or an “unplanned landing,” It happens to the best of us. I’m sure you’ve probably heard it before: Operator error is the number one cause of mishaps!  In the effort to prevent drone accidents altogether (or […]

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How to Set Drone CG: A Guide for Fixed-wing Aircraft

How to Set Drone CG: A Guide for Fixed-wing Aircraft

August 9, 2016

Disclaimer: Manufacturers [usually] know best! If you’re going to be modifying your aircraft, first ask yourself why you’re looking to change things up? Manufacturers of quality UAVs invest great amounts of time, money, and R&D into making their drones perform at their best; but keep in mind they’re often bound by safety regulations and maximizing […]

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Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Resources for the Ag Professional

Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Resources for the Ag Professional

July 5, 2016

I’m sure many reading this will have already perused the many of the numerous resources pertaining to the much anticipated release of the FAA’s operational rules for commercial use of UAS referred to as “Part 107”.  For those who haven’t, Part 107 is a portion of chapter 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (or […]

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Part 107 and Agriculture on The AgFlyers Podcast

Part 107 and Agriculture on The AgFlyers Podcast

July 5, 2016

In this edition of the AgFlyers Podcast, Curt and Beau talk with Scott Gregory of AgOne Solutions  about the implications of the U.S. federal regulations outlined under Part 107.  Beau, Curt, and Scott talk about what they like about the new rules,  what can we do with drones now, and what they’d like to see […]

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Best Practices to Stitch Crop Imagery

Best Practices to Stitch Crop Imagery

July 5, 2016

Building a mosaic: The practice of creating one large image from many small images, is integral to how many growers, agronomists, and crop consultants currently use drone data. Many geotagged photos are transformed into a single “georeferenced orthomosaic,” corrected for spatial anomalies and perspective to give a proper “top-down” view of the subject at hand. […]

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Scott Gregory

An Interview with Scott Gregory of Ag One Solutions

June 6, 2016

Scott Gregory is the Remote Sensing Program Manager and a GIS Analyst for Ag One Solutions, which specializes in positioning systems, survey, and grading design for agriculture. We’re curious to find out how Scott’s blending unmanned systems with traditional solutions! So, your background is remote sensing and GIS – How does that skill set start […]

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A Round-up of Drone Battery Maintenance Resources

June 6, 2016

I came to the world of UAS via nitro powered RC airplanes. With the introduction of electrical power in our modern sUAS, I had some learning to do. Thankfully, there are parallels between the components of the two systems that helped me during this process; for example, I like to think of the electronic speed […]

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Vector or Raster, Spatial Data is Important to your Farm

Vector or Raster, Spatial Data is Important to your Farm

June 6, 2016

Data churns tirelessly through most modern “connected” farm implements. While distances are covered, rates are applied, and bushels are harvested, all that data’s gotta go somewhere; and where data is concerned,  it usually ends up packaged as either vector or raster spatial data. If you’ve never given much thought to either format, this GIS nerd […]

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Why You Should Document Drone Flight Procedures!

May 2, 2016

Part of being good stewards of the sky, and giving UAV flyers a more respected name, starts primarily with flying safe.  Just as a manned aircraft pilot goes through pre-flight checklists and flight planning, so should drone pilots.  Granted, the possibility of the UAV pilot getting hurt during operations are slim, we cannot assume the […]

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Making Sense of Projections in Precision Agriculture

May 2, 2016

Ok tell me if this has ever happened to you: You plug some acquired imagery or map data  into your GIS, farm management software, or implement console only to see your relative location to the data being displayed off somewhere in Timbuktu. Sound familiar? then it’s likely you’ve fallen victim to a spatial coordinate system […]

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