Advantages and disadvantages of plant protection electric drones and oil-powered drones


The agricultural plant protection drone industry is thriving, and the development of agricultural plant protection drones has always been unable to avoid the three major issues of safety, privacy and battery life.

Forget security and privacy issues. Today, the MANHOPE editor will talk to you about the battery life of agricultural plant protection drones, starting with the advantages and disadvantages of electric agricultural plant protection drones and oil-powered agricultural plant protection drones.

According to the source of UAV power system, it is currently divided into two types: electric agricultural plant protection UAV and oil-driven agricultural plant protection UAV. Electric drones mainly use lithium batteries, and oil-powered drones mainly use gasoline. In the circle of drone enthusiasts, it is often found that they will be equipped with multiple batteries as backup batteries in the process of using the drone to solve the problem of insufficient battery life of the drone.

So, what are the performance advantages of electric agricultural plant protection drones and oil-powered agricultural plant protection drones?

Advantages of electric agricultural plant protection drones:

a. The system has strong stability, high reliability, simple daily maintenance, easy to master, and low requirements for the pilot's operation level.

b. Strong site adaptability, rapid deployment, light and flexible; superior plateau performance, motor output power is not affected by oxygen content;

c. The battery can be recharged and reused, with low cost of use, and at the same time, it is environmentally friendly and low-carbon; the electric drone has small vibration, low cost, and good quality.

Disadvantages of electric agricultural plant protection drones:

a. Weak wind resistance (up to level 5 wind resistance), battery life (based on the energy density of existing batteries, the battery life of electric drones is relatively weak).

Advantages of oil-powered agricultural plant protection drones:

a. The oil-powered UAV has good wind resistance, and the oil-powered UAV has a long battery life and strong battery life.

Disadvantages of oil-powered agricultural plant protection drones:

a. Oil-powered agricultural plant protection UAVs are complex to use, difficult to master, and require a high level of pilot operation; poor stability (most of the existing civilian UAVs use aeromodelling engines, which have poor engine stability and complicated working conditions).

b. The adaptability to the environment is poor, the plateau performance is insufficient, and the vibration is large (the vibration of the engine is large, which affects the imaging quality and is easy to cause damage to the sensor).

In the field of plant protection, just take the multi-rotor as an example. There are too many advantages of electric power, especially in the small load range, it can beat the oil power. In view of my country's agricultural status quo, the emphasis is on high efficiency, safety, portability, and ease of use, and oil-powered drones are basically not available. The significance of oil-powered multi-axis is that if the aircraft form of multi-rotor is used, it can meet the specific needs of many industries. It is safer, simpler and applicable to a wider range of fields than traditional helicopters. In terms of performance, there is very little difference between the two.

The so-called same-sex repels each other. Those who do diesel see problems such as the battery of the motor, short battery life, and wind field, while those who do electric see problems such as the engine, flight control operation, and intelligence of the diesel engine. Everyone has a bottleneck that is difficult for users to accept. It is best to choose the one that suits you.

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