DJI Agras-T16 – Agriculture Drone Review

DJI Agras-T16 – Agriculture Drone

DJI introduced their Agras-T16 agriculture drone bringing an innovation to the agriculture side, providing farmers accuracy and work efficiency just with this flying equipment, these agro-drones are playing a vital role in this era giving our agriculture a totally new shape.

These automated drones additionally have various utilizations in agricultural business like specific wavebands are caught to examine plant wellbeing by multispectral imaging gadgets that a farmer can easily use without much of a stretch. Volume measurements and land overview is likewise performed by these agro-drones, new tech programming can assist drones with flying over routes while catching pictures which are then used to produce 3d maps with the assistance of a post programming.

All of this new tech will give farmers an upper hand by performing work of many farmers with just a single drone and all this updated programming which is used in 3d modelling software will provide accurate results about irrigation, plant health and many other things.

Agras T16 Agriculture Drone - MARCH

Video of DJI Agras-T16 introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn7Q4oIrP3I

Key Features:

  • 16L spray tank
  • Core module IP67 rating
  • RTK centimeter-level positioning
  • DBF imaging radar
  • Wide-angle FPV camera
  • AI engine

If you want to get and overview of agras-T16 in no time then a quick information about design and spec table is provided below.

The Agras T16 has an improved overall structure with modular design and supports the highest payload and widest spray width ever in a DJI agricultural drone. Five or less T16 aircrafts can be controlled by a single remote controller. So a single remote controller can be used to control multiple Agras T16 agricultural drones.

Design and Spec Table:

The redesigned flight control, radar, drive framework and obstacle avoidance and numerous different highlights were remembered while fabricating Agras-T16 agro-drone, its common task is showering herbicides and pesticides on rural grounds through computerized activity and having focal points like high accuracy radar, FPV camera, altitude management and high strength nozzles.

AIRFRAME

Max Diagonal Wheelbase1883 mm
Dimensions2509×2213×732 mm (Arms and propellers unfolded)
1795×1510×732 mm (Arms unfolded and propellers folded)
1100×570×732 mm (Arms and propellers folded)

SPRAYING SYSTEM- SPRAY TANK

VolumeRated: 15 L, Full: 16 L
Operating PayloadRated: 15 kg, Full: 16 kg

SPRAYING SYSTEM – NOZZLE

ModelXR11001VS (Standard), XR110015VS (Optional, purchase separately)
Quantity8
Max Spray RateXR11001VS: 3.6 L/min, XR110015VS: 4.8 L/min
Spray Width4-6.5 m (8 nozzles, at a height of 1.5-3 m above crops)
Droplet SizeXR11001VS:130 – 250 μm XR110015VS:170 – 265 μm (Subject to operating environment and spray rate)

SPRAYING SYSTEM – FLOW METER

Measurement Range0.45-5 L/min
Error< ±2%
Measurable LiquidCConductivity > 50 mS/cm
(Liquids such as water or pesticides that contains water)

FLIGHT PARAMETERS

Operating Frequency2.4000 GHz-2.4835 GHz
5.725 GHz-5.850 GHz *
EIRP2.4 GHz
SRRC/ CE / MIC/ KCC: < 20 dBm
FCC / NCC: < 26 dBm
5.8 GHz
SRRC/ NCC/ FCC: < 26 dBm
Total Weight (Excluding battery)18.5 kg
Standard Takeoff Weight41 kg
Max Takeoff Weight42 kg (At sea level)
Max Thrust-Weight Ratio2.05 (Takeoff weight of 39.5 kg)
Hovering Accuracy (With strong GNSS signal)D-RTK enabled: Horizontal: ±10 cm, Vertical: ±10 cm
D-RTK disabled: Horizontal: ±0.6 m, Vertical: ±0.3 m (Radar module enabled: ±0.1 m)
RTK/ GNSS Operating FrequencyRTK: GPS L1/L2, GLONASS F1/F2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1/E5
GNSS: GPS L1, GLONASS F1, Galileo E1
BatteryDJI-approved battery pack (AB2-17500mAh-51.8V)
Max Power Consumption5600 W
Hovering Power Consumption4600 W (Takeoff weight of 39.5 kg)
Hovering Time**18 min (Takeoff weight of 24.5 kg with a 17500 mAh battery)
10 min (Takeoff weight of 39.5 kg with a 17500 mAh battery)
Max Tilt Angle15°
Max Operating Speed7 m/s
Max Flying Speed10 m/s (With strong GNSS signal)
Max Wind Resistance8 m/s
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level2000 m
Recommended Operating Temperature0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
  

FPV CAMERA

FOVHorizontal: 98°, Vertical: 78°
Resolution1280×960 30 fps
FPV SpotlightFOV: 110°, Max brightness: 12 lux at 5 m of direct light

DBF IMAGING RADAR

ModelRD2418R
Operating FrequencySRRC (China)/ CE (Europe)/ FCC (United States): 24.00 GHz-24.25 GHz
Power ConsumptionMIC (Japan) / KCC (Korea): 24.05 GHz-24.25 GHz
EIRP15 W
Altitude Detection & Terrain Follow*MIC/ KCC/ CE/ FCC: 20 dBm
Obstacle Avoidance System*Altitude detection range: 1-30 m
IP RatingStabilization working range: 1.5-15 m
  

Enhanced Spray Tank:

The spray tank of Agras-T16 can carry up to 16L and spray width is upgraded to 6.5m consisting four delivery pumps and eight sprinklers and having a better spray rate of about 4.8L/min. The T16 can spray up to 24.7 acres per hour giving the best work efficiency, what a great device!

The spray system works on electromagnetic technology performing the spray work with higher precision and accuracy.

Powerful System and Safety:

Dual IMUs and barometer are installed in T16 agro-drone aerial-electronic system and contains propulsion signal redundancy which ensures flight safety. The GNSS and RTK are combined to produce a dual redundancy system which allows centimeter level positioning and dual antenna technology which can give high resistance against electromagnetic interference.

DBF Imaging Radar:

The upgraded radar of DJI Agras-T16 can work in day and night both without any errors or breakdown due to light and dust, it is programmed with forward and backward obstacle avoidance to ensure flight safety with a 100°field of view, as compared to other DJI agricultural drones its new system can calculate angle of slope and can adjust height according to it. A DBF (Digital Beam Forming) is installed in the radar that contains 3D point cloud imaging that can observe and sense environment and avoid obstacles.

Safety with Vision:

The T16 is installed with OcuSync 2.0 HD transmission technology which can provide range up to 3 km and a wide angle first person view camera which sends monitored data to the farmer plus a pair of spotlight can provide enough light at night time to ensure flight safety.

Multiple Aircraft Mode:

This feature can fly up to 5 T16 drones with only 1 controller.

A single DJI-T16 controller can easily control five T16 agro-drones simultaneously, providing the farmer easiness and efficiency by doing work of five farmers with just 1 controller. This newly designed controller can control drones from a long range and a high graphic video transmission giving farmer all the information of the surrounding.

This new controller includes 4G wireless communication with an interchangeable battery and a very new antenna design.

Working Modes:

  • MOUNTAIN MODE – this mode is to work in mountainous area which is possible due to slope angle detection and propulsion system
  • ORCHARD MODE – this mode works on DJI Terra which helps in building 3d models of the area and can detect fruit trees with the help of AI tech further creating 3D plan depending on height and tree distribution
  • FLAT GROUND – this mode provides manual operation mode, A-B route operation mode and route operation mode 

Features:

  • Phantom 4 RTK – gives centimeter level positioning which helps in flying around obstacles and in the collection of data of 247 acres under 30 minutes.
  • DJI TERRA – AI programmed real time mapping and 2D/3D modeling is possible through this feature.

Battery:

We can charge up to 4 batteries simultaneously giving us extra flight time and with the help of single channel quick charging mode a battery will be fully charged in 20 minutes. The charger is installed with battery management system which provides information about voltage and temperature to provide battery safety.

The DJI-T16 battery capacity is 17,500 mAh and a 14S high voltage system can reduce power consumption. It is designed with IP54 rated all-metal housing and if we compare it to previous versions of drone the heat dissipation efficiency is increased up to 140% and with the help of cell balancing technology, the battery has increased charging cycle of 400 which is 100% higher than previous models.

FAQs:

  1. What are the flight capabilities of the T16?
  • The T16 has a maximum flight altitude of 30 m.
    The maximum communication distance is 3 km when measured at a flight altitude of 2.5 m.
    The maximum flight speed is 10 m/s, and the maximum operational flight speed is 7 m/s.
    Additionally, the T16 can hover for 18 minutes when weighing 24.5 kg during takeoff, and for 10 minutes when weighing 39.5kg.
  1. What is the maximum spray rate of the T16?
  • When equipped with the XR11001VS nozzle, the T16 can spray at a rate of 3.6 L/min.
    When equipped with the XR110015VS nozzle, it sprays at a rate of 4.8 L/min.
  1. How does the T16 activate obstacle point cloud imaging?
  • Obstacle point cloud imaging operates through digital beam forming technology. The obstacle’s width, directional angle, and location can be sensed in real time so that the T16 can bypass it.
  1. Can the T16 spray above trees that have an uneven layout and various heights?
  • Yes. The DJI Terra can recognize the location and height of fruit trees thanks to 3D mapping and AI recognition. The T16 only targets fruit trees and adjusts its flight altitude according to tree height to keep a constant distance above the trees.

Random Facts About The Agras T16:

  • The T16 brings operation efficiency to a whole new level with powerful hardware and an artificial intelligence engine for 3D-operation planning.
  • It provides strong resistance against magnetic interference with dual-antenna technology.
  • The control range of the T16 can be extended up to 3 km. It has a camera and spotlights that can be used to ensure flight safety during aircraft operation.

Conclusion:

Tech-Agriculture is near and will be common in no time with the help of these well designed agricultural drones which provides work efficiency and easiness in every aspect of agriculture and due to the results based on AI algorithm, farmers can get so much advantage from it.

The DJI-Agras T16 is a complete package which a farmer needs in this era.

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Josh Hayden

Hi, my name is Josh Hayden and I am the head writer and editor on Drones-Pro website. I bought my first drone in 2011 and my passion for flying has only grown from there. I love drones and enjoy reviewing them for you. I live in Iowa, got 2 kids, loving wife and a dog.

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