IWATA, October 6, 2022
- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) is pleased to announce today that the company has developed a new product, the FAZER R AP, which adds an automatic flight function to the FAZER R industrial unmanned helicopter used for agricultural applications. Other new features have been added to help further improve spraying efficiency.
The main features of the FAZER R AP include 1) easy to operate - even for beginners - automatic navigation using the new automatic flight application agFMS-IIh, enabling higher-precision straight-line, long-distance spraying in large-scale fields, 2) button operated automatic take-off and landing functions during automatic flight, 3) remote engine start for greater convenience.
Reduced operator workload, more efficient spraying of pesticides and fertilizers, and a more even spraying quality are provided by adding automatic flight functions where unmanned helicopter operations require advanced piloting skills.
The FAZER R AP will be exhibited as a concept model at the Yamaha Motor booth during the 12th Agricultural Week held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba Prefecture) from October 12th to 14th.* The model shown here is for reference purposes and may have external coloring different from the production model.
Industrial Unmanned Helicopter FAZER R AP
FAZER R AP Main Features
■ Improved convenient automatic flight function from the adoption of the new automatic flight application - agFMS-IIh
The unit is equipped with a Professional Mode for experienced operators where more advanced flight settings are available, and a Simple Mode for beginners in order for them to configure various flight settings more easily. In Simple Mode, operators can easily complete the settings just by following the guide. In addition, for the RTK method* that achieves higher-precision positioning, operators can choose between the RTK-GNSS method that uses the conventional reference station module, and the network-type RTK-GNSS method that does not require a reference station module at all.*RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) method: A real-time survey method that combines satellite data obtained on-site with calibration information created from observation data received from nearby electronic reference points.■ Equipped with simple automatic take-off and landing functions
Easy automatic takeoff and landing without complicated stick operations.■ Remote Engine Start
Engine starting available while maintaining appropriate distance from the unit.
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