Updated on June 11, 2024

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Created on October 8, 2018

Honeycomb AgDrone

Drone and software solution for agriculture, mapping, and surveying.

Developed By
  1. Honeycomb
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Drone and software solution for agriculture, mapping, and surveying.

Includes:

  • Fixed-wing drone with autopilot system, allowing the drone to fly itself
  • Image processing and data management software

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Market Suggested Retail Price

$10,000.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

HoneyComb

Manufacturing/Building Method

Full Composite Drone Material: EPP & Kevlar Composite exoskeleton

Intellectural Property Type

Copyright

User Provision Model

Direct sales

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

Drone type

Fixed-wing drone

Weight (kg)

2.25

Take off / Landing type

Hand Launch, takeoff angle 15 deg

Landing Method: Custom Belly Skids

Landing Surface: Grass, Graded Dirt, Packed Gravel, Pavement

Recommended Landing Space: 30 m x 122 m

Minimum Landing Space: 5 x 18 m

Carry case dimensions (m)

1.38 x 0.74 x 0.30

Rugged, Waterproof, Lockable

GNSS system

Unknown

Flight time (hour)

55 minutes

Cruise speed (km per hour)

46.7

Battery type

3x 8000mAh Batteries

Sensors available (Y/N)

RGB & NIR Cameras

Type of data collected

Agricultural data

Drone software platform

HoneyComb Farm™

Application

Agriculture

Design Specifications

Platform Drone: Fixed-Wing Takeoff Weight: 2.154 kg Material: EPP & Kevlar Composite exoskeleton Wingspan: 124.46 cm Powerplant: 575W Electric Motor Battery: 8000 mAh 3S LiPo Software Mission Planning: Yes Autonomous Flight: Yes Autonomous Landing: Yes Fail-Safe Routines: battery usage, battery voltage, radio link, operator intervention Automatic Dual Camera Triggering: Yes Visible Model: 16.1 MP Camera Coverage: Up to 347 Hectares/flight @ 61 m Ground Resolution: 3.2 cm @ 61 m Trigger Method: Automatic Dual Camera Electrical Signal Multispectral Model: 16.1 MP NDVI Camera Coverage: Up to 347 Hectares/flight @ 61 m Ground Resolution: 3.2 cm @ 61 m Trigger Method: Automatic Dual Camera Electrical Signal Estimated Flight Time Wind 0-8 kph: 55 min + 11 min safety factor Wind 8-16 kph: 44 min + 9 min safety factor Wind 16-32 kph: 33 min + 7 min safety factor Operations Launch Method: Hand Launch Landing Method: Custom Skid Landing Surface: Grass, Graded Dirt, Packed Gravel, Pavement Recommended Landing Space: 30 m x 122 m Minimum Landing Space: 5 x 18 m  

Product Schematics

Technical Support

HoneyComb offers training and support

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown, but the manufacturer provides a 12 month warranty

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets Cruise Speed: 46.7 kph Max Speed: 82 kph Linear Travel: 41.8 km + 8.4 km safety factor Communication/Control Range: 2.8 mi

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

Safety measures include low battery warning and return to home.

Complementary Technical Systems

HoneyComb Farm™: Image processing and data management

Academic Research and References

  1. Vikram Puri, Anand Nayyar & Linesh Raja (2017) Agriculture drones: A modern breakthrough in precision agriculture, Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 20:4,507-518, DOI: 10.1080/09720510.2017.1395171
  2. M. Reinecke and T. Prinsloo, “The influence of drone monitoring on crop health and harvest size,” 2017 1st International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp), Mauritius, 2017, pp. 5-10. DOI: 10.1109/NEXTCOMP.2017.8016168

Compliance with regulations

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

Other Information

3. AgDrone™ System Specifications Agriculture drones:

  • senseFly eBee SQ
  • PrecisionHawk Lancaster 5
  • Sentera Phoenix 2
  • AgEagle RX60
  • Trimble UX5
  • Sentera NDVI Upgrade for DJI Phantom 4 PRO
  • DJI Smarter Farming
  • AGCO Solo
  • Sentera Omni Ag
  • senseFly eXom
  • AgBot by Aerial Technology International
  • InDago AG

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