DJI MG-1P Review – An Agricultural Innovation 2021

As we are progressing day by day with the help of science, the DJI Company decided to mix our agricultural side with science and tech by introducing their DJI Agras MG-1P. Our agricultural industry has become agro-tech industry because of these octocopters.

Spraying is one thing but these drones also have multiple uses in agriculture like Specific wavebands are captured to analyze plant health by multispectral imaging device that farmer can easily mount. Volume metrics and land survey is also performed by these agro-drones, automation software can help drones fly predetermined routes while capturing images which are then used to generate 3d maps with the help of a post software.

The MG-1P agro drone can employ propulsion and control algorithm to ensure stable and reliable performance, if a motor or arm failure occurs during a flight the multiple redundancy feature will definitely ensure flight safely, providing farmers a better work efficiency.

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DJI MG: Key Features

  • Spray tank of 10L
  • High-Precision Radar
  • Active obstacle sensing and avoidance
  • 123° FOV wide angle first person view camera
  • Multiple aircraft control mode

If you want to get and overview of MG-1P in no time then a quick information about design and spec table is provided below

DJI MG: Design and Specs

The upgraded flight control, radar, propulsion system and obstacle avoidance and many other features were kept in mind while manufacturing MG-1P agro-drone, it was designed specifically for spraying herbicides and pesticides on agricultural lands through automated operation and having advantages like high precision radar, FPV camera, altitude management and high durability nozzles.

AIRCRAFT FRAME

 Diagonal Wheelbase: 1500 mm
 Frame Arm Length:             619 mm
 Dimensions: MG-1P: 1460×1460×578 mm (arms unfolded, without propellers) 
 780×780×578 mm (arms folded)

 MG-1P RTK: 1460×1460×616 mm (arms unfolded, without propellers) 
 780×780×616 mm (arms folded)

FLIGHT PARAMETERS

 Total Weight (without battery): 9.7 kg
 Standard Takeoff Weight: 23.8 kg (MG-1P)
 23.9 kg (MG-1P RTK)
 Max Takeoff Weight: 24.8 kg (at sea level)
 Max Thrust-to-Weight Ratio: 1.71 (with 23.8 kg takeoff weight)
 Power Battery: Designated DJI Battery (MG-12000P)
 Max Power Consumption: 6400 W
 Hovering Power Consumption: 3800 W (with 23.7 kg takeoff weight)
 Hovering Time*: 20min (@12000 mAh & 13.7 kg takeoff weight)
 9 min (@12000 mAh & 23.7 kg takeoff weight)
 *Hovering time acquired at sea level, with wind speeds lower than 3m/s.
 Max Operating Speed: 7 m/s
 Max Flying Speed: 12 m/s(P & F mode, with GPS),
 15 m/s (A mode)
 Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 2000 m
 Recommended Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C

AIRCRAFT RTK

 Positioning System: GPS+GLONASS (global) or GPS+Beidou (Asia-Pacific)
 Frequency Point: GPS L1&L2, GLONASS F1&F2
 Asia-Pacific: GPS L1&L2, Beidou B1&B2
 Positioning Accuracy: Flat Surface: 1 cm + 1 ppm
 Height: 2 cm + 1 ppm
 Orientation Accuracy: (0.2/R) °R is the distance between two antennas and the unit is meter.
 Velocity Measurement Accuracy:     0.03 m/s

REMOTE CONTROLLER CHARGER

 Model: A14-057N1A
 Voltage: 17.4 V
 Rated Power: 57 W

BATTERY

 Battery Model: MG-12000P
 Voltage: 44.4 V
 Discharge Rate: 20 ℃
 Protection Rating: IP54
 Capacity: 12,000 mAh
 Weight: 4.0 kg

HIGH-PRECISION RADAR MODULE

 Model: RD2412R
 Working Frequency: MIC & KCC: 24.05 GHz – 24.25 GHz
 SRRC & CE & FCC: 24.00 GHz – 24.25 GHz
 Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP): MIC/KCC/FCC/CE: 20dBm; SRRC: 13dBm
 Radar Format: FMCW
 Operating Temperature: -10 to 40°C
 Accuracy Range 0.10 m
 Radar Dimensions: 109×152 mm
 Power Input: DC 12 V – 30 V
 Radar Weight: 406 g
 Power Consumption: 12 W
 Storage Temperature: If storing < 3 months: -20 to 45°C; 
 If storing > 3 months: -0 to 28°C
 Hold Altitude & Terrain Follow: Altitude Measurement Range: 1-30 m; 
 Hold Altitude Range: 1.5-3.5 m
 Obstacle Sensory Range: 1.5-30 m
 (Varies according to the material, position, shape, and other properties of the obstacle)
 Working Condition: The aircraft’s relative altitude is greater than 1.5 m and flying speed is less than 7 m/s.
 Safety Distance: 2.5 m
 Obstacle Avoidance Direction: Forward and backward obstacle avoidance according to flying directions
 Protection Rating: IP67

SPRAY SYSTEM

 Liquid Tank:
 Volume: 10 L
 Standard Operating Payload: 10 kg
 Max Battery Size: 151×195×70 mm
 Nozzel: 
 Model: XR11001VS (0.379 L/min)
 Recommend Model: TX-VK8 (0.525L/min)
 Quantity: 4
 Droplet Size (XR11001VS): 130 – 250 μm (subject to working environment and spraying speed)

REMOTE CONTROLLER

 Model: GL300N
 Operating Frequency: 2.400 – 2.483 GHz (Europe, Japan, South Korea)
 5.725 – 5.850 GHz (China, USA)
 Max Transmission Range: NCC/FCC: 5 km; 
 SRRC/CE/MIC/KCC: 3 km
 EIRP: 2.4GHz: CE/MIC/KCC:<20 dBm; 
 5.8GHz: SRRC/NCC/FCC:<26 dBm;
 Remote Controller Battery: External Battery 4920mAh, 2s LiPo
 Built-in Battery 320mAh, 2s LiPo
 Output Power: 16W
 Operating Temperature Range: -10 to 40°C
 Storage Temperature Range: If storing < 3 months: -20 to 45°C
 If storing > 3 months: 22 to 28°C
 Charging Temperature Range: 5 to 40°C

REMOTE CONTROLLER CHARGING HUB

 Model: WCH2
 Output Voltage: 8.7V
 Max Output Current: 6A

MG INTELLIGENT BATTERY CHARGER

 Rated Input Voltage: 100-240 V
 Max Input Current: 15A
 Number of Batteries Available for Simultaneous Charging: 2
 Charging Mode: CC/CV
 Rated Output Voltage: 50.4 V
 Total Output Power: 2400 W

DJI MJ Features

  • Multiple Aircraft Mode in DJI MG

Using this feature you can fly up to 5 MG-1P drones with only 1 controller, isn’t it amazing?

A single MG-1P controller can easily control five MG-1P 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 new antenna design.

  • Accurate Spraying 

The pilot can use different spray nozzles according to the liquid and the amount of liquid they want to spray, the provided nozzles are resistant to wear and tear, and can work up to so many hours without any breakdown, this MG-agro drone is designed with four nozzles right below the motor. The thrust of propellers increases pressure of the spray in downward direction increasing its reach.

  • MG App Version 2.0:

The app is programmed with new updates and modes like multi drone control and Banked Turning mode, which increases work efficiency up to 20% by using optimized flight routes.

However Manual operation mode, A-B route operation mode are still available.

  • FPV Camera:

A 123° first person view camera is installed inside the MG-1P series providing us clear and high resolution transmission, even if the pilot is at a long distance from the drone the built in display of controller indicates obstacle avoidance information to prevent any bad situation and breakdown.

Camera can also record A/B points in a high definition video increasing work accuracy.

  • High Precision Radar:

The MG-1P radar can detect even a centimeter wide line from a distance of 15 meters, this feature allows the drone to travel around obstacles preventing them from crashing into tree branches or any other thing.

This Active obstacle sensing can work day or night without any disturbance from light or dust. Moreover, the radar system ingress protection is updated to IP67 making the octocopter water and dirt proof.

  • MG-1P RTK:

The RTK of MG-1P is a high precision D-RTK navigation and position technology powered by DJI. It gives centimeter level positioning and the Dual antenna direction finding function gives a high resistance against electromagnetic interference giving the best flight safety even when the drone is flying near high voltage lines The MG-1P RTK works in tandem with a new base station and D-RTKTM handheld mapper, which receives positioning data from the onboard RTK module to accurately measure fields and transmits results to the remote controller for precise planning.

  • Microwave Radar:

The drone adjusts its height according to the data of terrain which is detected by the radars on the front and rear side, the downward radar shows high precision altitude. As the scan goes on by the sensors the MG-1P starts adjusting its altitude based on the changes in terrain and starts to maintain altitude over crops.

  • Precision Operation:

This operation controls the front and rear nozzles individually with three spraying modes forward, backward and full spraying. Pressure and flow sensors collects data about spray rate and controlling speed and amount, extended spray booms can be attached to nozzles.

Due to this great advancement introduced in agriculture, the time of tech-agro is near and farmers are going to start irrigating their land with this amazing and efficient DJI MG-1P giving a whole new shape to agricultural society where these flying drones will be considered as standard piece of farm equipment.

DJI MG: FAQs

  1. How can a single controller be used to control multiple MG-1P aircraft?
  • Link a RC with up to 5 aircraft in the app and edit flight paths in the Multi-Aircraft Control interface. The process is the same as Auto Operation mode. Users can also choose one aircraft and make it controllable in the app or with a RC. Afterwards the aircraft can be controlled with the control sticks and buttons and the FPV camera feed of this aircraft will also be shown on the screen.
  1. What’s the difference between the MG-1P RTK and MG-1P?
  • The MG-1P RTK brings positioning precision to a centimeter-level, which delivers better spraying results. Dual-antenna technology brings strong electromagnetic interference resistance and ensures flight safety even when the MG-1P is flying in complex environments, such as near high-voltage power lines.

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