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How to build a drone to water plants in an agro field?

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  • qrk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Look in to a Sikorsky (Erickson) S-64 Skycrane as your basic model. This will have an appropriate cargo load for watering a commercial field and are currently outfitted to carry water for fire fighting. Water payload is about 2000 to 2500 gallons. You will quickly go broke as the flight costs are very high (around $5000/hour).

    There are many methods in use today that are much more efficient than air-delivered watering.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are talking a plane the size of a Cessna or Piper at least.Just quickly found a boxy single engine used Cessna for $190,000, online. 200-500 gallons of water, think about it. If not more.

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  • 2 months ago

    A drone to water plants would be very inefficient. It would be fun as a hobby but not very practical as an appliance.

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  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Water is heavy and bulky.  A drone large enough to carry enough water for a back yard will be the size of small car.  To water a farm field a drone will be bigger than anything flying today and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.  A ground-based central point or lateral move irrigation system costs a few tens of thousands dollars.  

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  • 2 months ago

    A drone cannot carry nearly enough water to make a difference. Even a piloted traditional crop duster that has tanks to deliver liquid chemicals does not have enough capacity to satisfy even a small fraction of the water plants need.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Good luck with that concept.

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