HYBRiX Offers Advantages for Farm Production

The use of drones for precision
agriculture is gaining momentum because of their capability to deliver the most
updated information fast and efficiently. UAVs are transforming how agriculture
is done. By implementing drone technology, farms and agriculture businesses can
improve crop profit, save time, and make land management decisions that’ll
improve long-term success.

A few weeks ago Quaternium tested their innovative HYBRiX drone to spray fertilizers in the orange fields near Valencia, Spain. With this system of much longer flight-duration, farmers can now have the opportunity to monitor and spray their fields, not only in a precise manner but also in the shortest amount of time.

Pedro
Andreu (Pere) was more than excited to get HYBRiX to his farm. While operating
the drone he stated, “I am really glad to
see that the entire spraying process in my orange fields has hardly taken 6
hours. With other drones, we had to spend multiple hours waiting for batteries
to charge and days to finish the work.”
He also added that he is fully
convinced in using this technology and the power it has to simplify his work
and to engage farmers in the neighborhood to join him and implement this
technology in their working life.

Accompanying
the Quaternium team was Alicia Fuentes, the CEO of Quaternium. During the
testing of the HYBRiX,
she expressed that farmers could benefit by using precision farming technology
in a variety of ways; from monitoring the health of their crops, estimating
soil conditions, planting future crops, fighting infections and pests, update
the health of plants and livestock monitoring. She vowed to excel in helping
Agriculturists with the Precision Drone Technology to ease their work in their
fields.

To
explain better, HYBRiX
UAS
operates using a Hybrid Electric-Fuel System. This makes it easy
to operate the Multirotor drone through the fields of any agriculture farm
during the whole day, just by refilling the spraying tank when needed and the
fuel tank every 2-3 hours. This is thanks to its built-in capacity of 5 liters
of fuel that, compared to normal battery-operated systems found in electric
drones, enables HYBRiX to surpass the flying time from some minutes to 2 to 4
hours. The powerful propulsion system of HYBRiX allows the aircraft to carry up
to 10 liters of liquid, with a maximum takeoff weight of 25 kg. The combination
of Hybrid Power with its increased range extender capacity, allows the farmer
to cover large acres of land without carrying uncomfortable batteries and
ensure long flight time in the field with their aircraft.

On
achieving this milestone, Quaternium is now focused on refining this
technology to extend crop protection across the country so that farmers can
benefit from the outcome to make their work more efficient.

When
it comes to revolutionizing drones, we meet the man behind the products of
Quaternium, Jose Luis Cortes, also the creator of Spidex. He came up with the
idea of the HYBRiX
to solve the problem
that brings head to thousands of operators of commercial drones worldwide, the
flight autonomy.

All
in all, the development of agricultural drone technology is a complex field
that will require partnering between farmers and UAS operators. Quaternium
successfully achieved this first stage of the pilot with “Pere” and now is
interested in learning further and helping other farmers cultivate with ease
and precision. Based on the features of the farming
industry
it takes a big effort for farmers to adopt UAV technology
into their working processes, and Quaternium Team is highly motivated to help
take agriculture technology to the next level.

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