M8A Pro – Seed Spreading Drone

Two Drones in One! The M8A Pro Seed Spreading Drone also quickly converts to a spraying drone! 

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The M8A Pro Large Seed Spreading Drone is the ultimate machine in the field! Capable of spraying and seeding, this drone does it all. Based on the super-popular M8A Pro, the quick-swap spreader accessory is fully adjustable and features a swath of more than 100′ (36m)! Talk about efficient! The interior volume holds 43.4 Sq In. (0.28 sq M)

Perhaps your season is too short to justify planting cover crops… Why not get started while your crop is still in the ground using this M8A Pro Seeder Drone! It’s the perfect tool to get the job done.

Get in touch today and learn how this two-in-one seed spreading drone will become your new favorite tool!

2-in-1 Seeding/Spraying Drone | Fully Autonomous | Terrain Following | Fully Automatic Spraying | Swappable Nozzles | AND LOTS MORE

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HOW IT WORKS

Mission Planning

How Crop Sprayer Drones Work

You can operate this drone in three different ways; this give you ultimate flexibility and makes it easy to accomplish any spraying job. All modes offer automatic Terrain Following (if equipped), and either manual or fully automatic sprayer functionality.


Fully Automatic

Easy | Accurate | Repeatable 

  • Crop Sprayer Drone Ground Station App
    Use the Google Maps interface to find the area you want to spray with the drone.

When battery or liquid is low, the drone returns automatically and will resume exactly where it left off once replenished.

  1. Use the included Ground Station App to drop waypoints on the corners of your spray area (do this on the included Google Maps, or by flying the drone to the points)
  2. Mark any obstacles or areas to avoid
  3. Input your desired Swath and Altitude settings (see USDA Research for optimal performance)
  4. The software will design the best spray route; this can be rotated for wind or modified
  5. Power up the drone, click a few buttons on the app and the drone will conduct the mission!

Watch our quick explainer for oblong fields!


A-B Mode

Fast | Flexible | Simple

Easy Crop Duster Drone

This is the fastest method for spraying and works best for square / rectangle shaped areas. As with Fully Automatic, when battery or liquid is low, the drone returns automatically and will resume exactly where it left off once replenished.

  1. Fly the drone to the corner of the field where you’d like to start your mission
  2. Toggle the A-B switch to the “A” position; the app will confirm that point A has been recorded
  3. Fly the drone to the opposite end of the field (the path between these two points will be the line that the drone repeats)
  4. Toggle the A-B switch to the “B” position; the app will confirm that point B has been recorded
  5. Push the RC stick to the left or the right; the drone will slide over to the direction you instructed and it will fly back towards the “A” side of the field and will repeat until you stop it.

The distance between rows (swath), speed and height are based on the parameter you set in the app. If needed, you can shorten or extend either end of the field during the mission


Manual Mode

As you might suspect, this is the most basic form of operating the spraying drone. In this mode, you fly the drone with the Remote Controller (RC) and can use either an automatic (speed dependent) pump or manual pump mode. The terrain sensor allows you to fly on hillsides with ease. We recommend you use the GPS position hold feature so that the drone holds a hover and doesn’t drift in the wind.



Automatic Spraying System

Accurate | Precise | Effortless

This awesome feature allows you to focus on flying instead of fumbling with pump speed and extra calculations. Just select the desired flow rate / pump speed and the system does the work for you! The pump speed will adjust to account for flight speed and will turn off as appropriate to avoid over-spraying. When the system detects you are out of chemical, the pump will shut off and the drone will return to its home position automatically! And yes, it leaves a mark where it left off so it can automatically resume 🙂

An enhanced safety feature turns off the pump if there is an emergency 😉

Features

This Crop Spraying Drone Features

Fully Automatic & Programmable | Simple A-B Mode | Easy-To-Fly Ground Station | Fully Automatic Sprayer Control | Two-in-One | Swappable Nozzles | Motor Failure Redundancy | Auto Return to Home | FAA Approved Aircraft | Quick-Fold Arms & Props | Ultra-Low Maintenance | U.S. Support | Manufacturer’s Warranty |

SYSTEM

  • Tested, Ready to Fly (RTF)
  • GPS, fully autonomous Commercial Autopilot
  • Terrain Sensing Module
  • Automatic Pump Control
  • Flow Rate / Level Sensor
  • Ground Station for flight planning
  • Long-Range Remote Control with Spoken Alerts
  • Telemetry Communications Kit
  • Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty*

DESIGN

  • Carbon Fiber frame with Aerospace Aluminum
  • Modular design for easy maintenance/repairs
  • Quick-folding Motor Arms
  • Double and triple strength stress tested
  • ISO 9001 Factory Certification
  • ISO 14001 Factory Certification

SAFETY

  • Automatic or User-activated Return to Home (RTH)
  • Battery Powered – no spark / no fuel to transport
  • Low Battery Alerts and RTH
  • Lost Communications RTH
  • Low Spray/Chemical RTH
  • Motor Arming Procedure (ground safety)
  • Emergency Motor Off feature
  • 6 or 8 rotor Failsafe (Motor Loss Protection)
  • Full Blackbox flight recorder and on-board diagnostics engine
  • Double and triple avionic redundancy (optional)
  • Safety Folding Propellers
  • Terrain Sensing Device
  • High-Bright Status LED
  • HSE Professional Flight Training (recommended)

 

Specifications

MODEL M8A PRO (20L)

Configuration – 8-rotor (VTOL)
Flight Time (empty) – 25-35 min
Flight Time (payload) – 8-15 min
Max Fly Speed – 22 mph (10 m/s)
Wind Rating (stable) – 27 mph (12 m/s)
Frame Wheelbase – 64 inches (1630 mm)

Maximum Width – 94 inches (2388 mm)
Weight (without batteries) – 39.6 lbs (18 kg)
Useable Payload (after batteries) – 5.28 gal (20 L)
Max Takeoff Weight (MTOW) – 105.8 lbs (48 kg)

SPRAYER CAPABILITIES

Typical Coverage Rates – 28–36 ac/hr (11–15 ha/hr)
Typical Spray Height (above crops) – 9-12 ft (3-4 m)
Typical Spray Swath (adjustable) – 30-35 ft (9.1-10.6 m)
Typical Spraying Speed – 9-18 mph (4-8 m/s)
Nozzle Quantity (adjustable) – 6
Standard Spray Nozzle(s) (selectable) Lechler – TR 80-0067
GPS Accuracy Horizontal – ±1.0m
Vertical – ±0.5m
Max Thrust Ratio – 2.43 (takeoff @ 46kg)

Seed Spreading Capabilities

Quick-Swap Accessory

Accessory Weight: 11lbs (5kg)

Payload: 44lbs (20kg)

Spreading Swath (adjustable) 32ft – 118ft (10-36m)

Interior Volume: 1.02 Cubic Ft (0.28 M3)

Interior Capacity 7.39 Gal (28L) **must not exceed payload**

Acceptable Granule Size: 0.5mm – 8mm

RESEARCH

RESEARCH & INFO

USDA Research on Spraying Drones

U.S.D.A. Spraying Drone Efficacy Study

Learn about Spraying Drones & FAQ

Spraying Drone Coverage Calculator / Field Time Calculator

How to use Spraying Drones Legally in the U.S.

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