STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Drones to Fly into Hurricanes
The National Hurricane Center has plans for using drones to measure pressure and wind during this years hurricane season.The automatic flying machines, called Coyotes, will be dropped out of hurricane... Posted on 6/10/14 at 11:48 PM
Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone.
The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
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