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Yamaha launches unmanned spraying ops in Napa Valley vineyards

Yamaha launches unmanned spraying ops in Napa Valley vineyards

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is pleased to announce the inaugural commercial operation of its RMAX remotely piloted helicopter for agriculture spraying service in the U.S. The RMAX flight was completed this week in California for Napa-based Silverado Farming Company, a leading vineyard management company. During its debut the RMAX applied a fungicide for preventative control… Read more »

Source: Yamaha, 20-May-16

FAA Approves Yamaha RMAX Drone To Spray Crops In US

FAA Approves Yamaha RMAX Drone To Spray Crops In US

Unmanned flight prepares to move deeper into the agriculture sector, now that federal regulators have approved Yamaha’s crop dusting drone. See Full Story

Source: Tech Times, 11-May-15

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Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight

Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight

Hot air balloons drifting in multicolored splashes against a blue heaven are a common sight in the Napa Valley. But lately, more than balloons have been taking to the wine country skies. See Full Story

Source: RGJ, 18-Nov-14

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha to collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha to collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new system merges a proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the latest autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies for use in urban environments for… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-May-14

Australian Farmfest event features unmanned agricultural helicopters

Australian Farmfest event features unmanned agricultural helicopters

Yamaha’s Liam Quigley  believes there is “a strong role” for the Rmax to be used anywhere for work that is “dull, dirty or dangerous” using a small spray boom to treat 7.7m wide swaths on each pass across a paddock.  See article

Source: Stock & Land, 16-Jun-11

Unmanned helicopter donated to Cal Poly engineering department

Source: KSBY, 03-Apr-09