Calif. researchers study Japanese UAV crop dusting techniques

06/24/2013 | Gizmag

The Japanese have been using unmanned aerial vehicles for crop dusting over the country's rugged and mountainous terrain for more than 20 years. Now, operating under a limited Federal Aviation Administration permit, researchers at the University of California, Davis, are studying Japan's crop dusting techniques over the school's Oakville Experimental Vineyard using a Yamaha RMax remote-controlled helicopter.

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