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Watch the Ag Eagle UAV at work

Watch the Ag Eagle UAV at work

UAV drones are the technology topic of the day, but which is right for you? Check out this Ag Eagle in flight, to compare.

In Prairie Farmer magazine this month, we looked at several options for on-farm UAV drone use – and several price ranges. Here, we offer up a video look at an Ag Eagle in flight, courtesy of Chad Colby.

Earlier this summer, Colby drove out to an 80-acre field near Tremont. He pulled out his Ag Eagle wing, which retails for about $15,000. He began flight checks and loaded a map of the field on Drone Deploy. He customized the flight pattern and the Ag Eagle took off.

The flight took 15 minutes. Within five minutes of takeoff, Colby started to see the NDVI images populate on the screen. Plus: the software knew to take the drone up and over the power lines at the field's edge.

UAV drones are the technology topic of the day, but which is right for you? Check out this Ag Eagle in flight, to compare.

The Ag Eagle is but one choice for on-farm drone use. We take a look at several options – and price ranges – in the magazine this month, plus this web exclusive video look at Colby's Ag Eagle in flight.

More: Tool created to help determine farmer ROI on UAV use

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