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Yamaha develops FAZER R, an unmanned helicopter for agriculture sector

Updated: Oct 11, 2016 12:51 IST

Iwata [Japan], Oct.11 (ANI): Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it has developed a new unmanned helicopter, the FAZER R. on sale from November 2016, this high-end industrial unmanned aircraft (commonly known as "drones") model is designed for the agricultural sector.

As it can carry a load of 32 liters of spray, the largest ever in Yamaha Motor's range of industrial-use unmanned helicopters (" unmanned helicopters"), the FAZER-R will have the ability to spray chemicals over four hectares of land without the need to reload or refuel, allowing significant increases in efficiency and labor saving for agricultural spraying.

Ahead of its launch in November, the FAZER-R is being exhibited at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, being held at Tokyo Big Sightfrom Wed. October 12 to October 15.

The current FAZER model is fitted with horizontally-opposed 2-cylinder fuel-injected engine.

It has 3D wing-shaped tail rotor design based on technical guidance from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). (ANI)