drones-agriculture-business

Unmanned aerial vehicles have quickly entered our daily reality. And if a few years ago a flying drone in the sky gathered the attention of passers-by, nowadays the squeezing of drones is just another component of the city noise. But the drones used by wedding photographers and video bloggers are just the tip of the […]

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agricultural-drones

One of the simplest and most common classifications of drones is their division into amateur and professional classes. However, for drones used in agriculture, this kind of classification is not very relevant, since almost all such drones belong to the professional segment. Therefore, most of the UAVs are divided into two large categories, namely fixed-wing […]

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drone-journalilst-union

On July 27th, 2017, Drone.ua announced the establishment of a “Professional Union of Drone Journalists” (PUDJ), which, as stated on their website, “unites the interests of all drone pilots.” Such an unusual blending of the concepts of “drone pilot” and “journalist” caused disputes and rejection of some members of the drone community of Ukraine. The […]

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tips-drones

The use of UAVs is spread in many areas of activity (we’ve talked about it in a previous post). Each of these areas requires specific approaches of drone preparation and operator training. Based on my own experience and the analysis of the experience of other specialists, I want to highlight the main aspects of the […]

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uav-legislation-news

It has finally happened! The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine worked out and published ‘guidelines for the owners of unmanned aircrafts’ in the form of understandable infographics (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Information for the operators of UAVs published on August 19, 2016 by the State Aviation Administration caused very mixed response in the drone community, […]

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drones-generally

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) had always been the property of the military scientists, but recently some of these devices, such as drones and quadcopters, have gained a place in various areas of civil life. Every day, humanity finds new applications for them, making certain upgrades to these flying assistants. A bright future is predicted for […]

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crop_assessment

Agriculture – is one of the most promising sectors in terms of UAV use. Potentially UAV-conveyed surveys can give basis for various crop assessments. From estimating areas of damaged crops (due to pests, diseases, physical factors, etc.) to assessment of plots prone to weed invasion or disease and crop yield forecasting. Crop assessment is usually […]

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THE RIGHTS TO FLY YOUR DRONE_2

The analysis of the Ukrainian legislation shows a peculiar feature for drones – they fly freely, because nobody tries to observe the laws that do not contain strict rules regarding an unmanned aircraft (UAV) usage so far. However, usage of drones is more forbidden than allowed, and this is especially true for the commercial usage, […]

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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as any activity that could be potentially dangerous, obviously must have some legal basis. However, the change in the law is quite an inertial and slow process that does not keep pace with the rapid development of technology. Nowadays not only in Ukraine but also in […]

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drones-agri-issues

Application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agriculture has reasonable prospects, however, introduction of drones in the field and their market promotion is facing some difficulties. For example, using UAVs for spraying the crops is more or less clear for both the supplier and consumer, and all difficulties are placed in the price issue. Whereas […]

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