Volocopter is cooperating with agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere to demonstrate its VoloDrone heavy-lift unmanned cargo aircraft equipped for crop protection spraying. Derived from the German startup’s 18-rotor electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi, the VoloDrone is designed to carry payloads up to 200 kg (440 lb.) with flight times up to 30 min. on a single charge. Yamaha’s RMAX and Fazer remotely piloted helicopters already are widely used for crop ...

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