About 2,400 RMax helicopters are in use in Japan
Test papers being fitted to grape vines
FAA regulations allow the helicopter to fly at a very low latitude
The Yamaha RMax helicopter used in the UC Davis tests
The UC Davis project aims at adapting Japanese UAV techniques for US farming
Researchers at University of California are testing UAV crop dusting on the Oakville Experimental Vineyard at the UC Oakville Station using a Yamaha RMax remote-controlled helicopter. The purpose is to study the adaptation of Japanese UAV crop dusting techniques for US agriculture, but not all the hurdles they face are technological.
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