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Product FAQ

AG-122

Where can I purchase the AG-122?

Follow this link topurchase the Hylio AG-122 crop spraying UAS.

What is the work efficiency of the AG-122?

The area per hour efficiency of the AG-122 is dependent on the dosage you are applying at. At a 1 gallon/acre (9.4 liters/hectare) rate, you can typically cover 27 acres (11 hectares)per hour; this rate includes downtime between flights.

What is the spray width of the AG-122?

The AG-122 can effectively spray at 15-20 foot(4.6 to 6.1 meter) swaths; you may adjust this based on the product type and environmental conditions.

How long is the downtime between flights?

When working with the AG-122, you will be swapping batteries and replacing the liquid in-between flights.Thanks to the hot-swap access of the AG-122, you can easily remove the batteries and the liquid tanks in a matter of seconds. If you have charged batteries and full tanks on standby, you just need to pop the used ones out, and pop the new ones in to get to work again. This process should take 30 seconds or fewer.

What type of batteries does the AG-122 use?

The AG-122 operates off of a 12s (or 44.4V)nominal voltage. In flight, The AG-122 utilizes a pair of 16.0 Amp 12S (44.4V) LiPo batteries which are designed to stand up to repeated, daily use. Each of these batteries weighs 10.3 pounds (4.67 kilograms).

How long does it take to charge the batteries?

Charge time is dependent on the rate at which you choose to charge. One pair of batteries will typically take approximate 35-50 minutes to charge depending on the level of discharge.

What is the flight-time of the AG-122?

Flight-time of the AG-122 is dependent on weather conditions, but typically you can expect approximately 15 minutes of flight-time at full payload, and 65 minutes at zero payload.

Is there a spec sheet for the AG-122 that I can check out?

Yes. Here is a link to the AG-122 downloadable spec sheet in US standard units. Here is the spec sheet in metric units

What rates would I apply with using the AG-122?

To date, Hylio’s service and research teams have sprayed over 50,000 acres with a variety of products including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers. We never exceed the maximum allowed concentrations, but we get great results spraying at chemical dosages much lower than the labels recommend.For example, when we work with herbicides that recommend 16 ounces of chemical per acre, we are able to achieve equivalent or better results when spraying at 10 ounces or fewer per acre.

To play it safe, you can feel confident that you will achieve the desired results if you utilize the official aerial label dosage of whatever product you are spraying, but we have seen that it’s possible to go much lower. If you are able to, you are encouraged to conduct some trials to determine how low you can dose your products and still maintain results that you are comfortable with. We are always happy to discuss our applications and results with anyone who is interested; you can call us at 1-877-495-4669 or email us at contact@hyl.io to get in touch with one of our experts.

Our research team is constantly pushing the limits of UAS agrochemical application every day; the industry still has not determined the full potential of UAS applications. As we learn more, we will continue to share our knowledge to help producers get better results, at lower costs.

What is the flow rate of the AG-122?

The standard configuration of the AG-122 is capable of spraying at a max flowrate of 1.13 gallons/minute (4.3 liters/minute).

How big is the AG-122?

The AG-122 has the following dimensions when its arms are locked in ready position: 81x81x25 inches (206x206x64 centimeters) The AG-122 can be folded for easier transportation, in this mode, its dimensions are: 44x44x25 inches (112x112x64 centimeters). Without batteries, the AG-122 weighs 31.0 pounds (14.0 kilograms)

What is the payload of the AG-122?

The AG-122 has two tanks capable of carrying 2.9 gallons (11.0 liters) of liquid product each, making up a total of 5.8 gallons (22.0 liters) The AG-122’s max takeoff wight is 121 pounds (55 kilograms).

Which types of nozzles can the AG-122 use?

The standard configuration of the AG-122 is equipped with a total of 8 nozzle frames secured onto carbon fiber rods located beneath four of the motors. These nozzle frames are compatible with any Teejet nozzle tips. You can change nozzle types simply and quickly, by hand.

AG-116

Where can I purchase the AG-116?

Follow this link topurchase a Hylio AG-116 crop spraying UAS.

What is the work efficiency of the AG-116?

The area per hour efficiency of the AG-116 is dependent on the dosage you are applying at. At a 1 gallon/acre (9.4 liters/hectare) rate, you can typically cover 20 acres (8 hectares)per hour; this rate includes downtime between flights.

What is the flow rate of the drone?

The standard configuration of the AG-116 is capable of spraying at a max flow rate of 0.6 gallons/minute (2.50 liters/minute).

How big is this drone?

The AG-116 has the following dimensions when its arms are locked in ready position: 67x59x24 inches (170x150x61centimeters) The AG-116 can be folded for easier transportation, in this mode, its dimensions are: 35x42x24 inches ( 89x107x61 centimeters ). Without batteries, the AG-116 weighs 33.5 pounds (15.2 kilograms)

How do I charge the batteries?

Like all lithium-polymer batteries, the AG-116’s batteries require a LiPo battery charger unit.  This charging unit requires an AC power source. Hylio’s Charging Station is capable of charging two pairs of batteries simultaneously.

What is the payload of the drone?

The AG-116 has one tank capable of carrying 4.2 gallons (16 liters) of liquid product. The AG-116’s max take off wight is 105 pounds (47.6 kilograms).

Which types of nozzles do the drones use?

The standard configuration of the AG-116 is equipped with six nozzle frames secured onto carbon fiber rods. These nozzle frames are compatible with any Teejet nozzle tips. You can change nozzle types simply and quickly, by hand.

What rates would I apply with using the AG-116?

To date, Hylio’s service and research teams have sprayed over 50,000 acres with a variety of products including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers. We never exceed the maximum allowed concentrations, but we get great results spraying at chemical dosages much lower than the labels recommend.For example, when we work with herbicides that recommend 16 ounces of chemical per acre, we are able to achieve equivalent or better results when spraying at 10 ounces or fewer per acre.

To play it safe, you can feel confident that you will achieve the desired results if you utilize the official aerial label dosage of whatever product you are spraying, but we have seen that it’s possible to go much lower. If you are able to, you are encouraged to conduct some trials to determine how low you can dose your products and still maintain results that you are comfortable with. We are always happy to discuss our applications and results with anyone who is interested; you can call us at 1-877-495-4669 or email us at contact@hyl.io to get in touch with one of our experts.

Our research team is constantly pushing the limits of UAS agrochemical application every day; the industry still has not determined the full potential of UAS applications. As we learn more, we will continue to share our knowledge to help producers get better results, at lower costs.

What is the spray width of the drone?

Thanks to our carbon fiber extension rods, The AG-116 can effectively spray at 15-20 foot (4.6 to 6.1 meter) swaths;you may adjust this based on the product type and environmental conditions.

How long is the downtime between flights?

When working with the AG-116, you will be swapping batteries and replacing the liquid in-between flights. The AG-116 utilizes a single 12S (44.4V) battery which rests above the tank. In-between flights you will remove the used battery, and replace it with a freshly charged battery. This process should take 30 seconds or fewer. The tank on the AG-116 features two inlets.In-between flights you will simply fill the tank back up with pre-mixed product that you have on standby. You can utilize a transfer pump or simply a plastic container/bucket if you prefer.This refilling process should take 60 seconds or fewer, depending on what method you’re using.

What type of batteries does the drone use?

The AG-116 operates off of a 12s (or 44.4V)nominal voltage. In flight, the AG-116 utilizes a single 22.0 Amp 12S (44.4V) LiPo battery, which is designed to stand up to repeated,daily use. Each of these batteries weighs 13.5 pounds (6.1 kg.)kilograms).

How long does it take to charge the batteries?

Depending on what rate at which you choose to charge the batteries, one pair will typically take approximate 35-50 minutes to charge.

What is the flight-time of the drone?

Flight-time of the AG-116 is dependent on weather conditions, but typically you can expect 14 minutes off light-time at full payload, and 65 minutes at zero payload.

Is there a spec sheet for the AG-116 that I can review?

Yes. Here is a link to the AG-116 downloadable spec sheet in US standard units. Here is the spec sheet in metric units.

General Tech FAQ

How many drones can I control at once?

Using Hylio’s unique mission control software, Agrosol, a single operator can technically command X number of UAS from a single device (as many as they want!) However, Hylio recommends that a single operator does not attempt to control more than five UAS simultaneously in order to ensure that the proper safety procedures can be followed by the pilot.

What are the minimum computer specsnecessary to run AgroSol Ground Control Software?

Operating System: Windows 10 (required)
Hard Drive: 120GB HDD (required). SSDrecommended.
RAM: 4GB (required), 8GB (recommended)
Ports: 1xUSB port.Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080) 

Are the drones autonomous?

Yes. Besides clicking “Take Off”, the UAS are completely autonomous. They will fly auto-generated waypoint missions, control flow-rate, monitor tank and battery levels, and return to their designated landing points all on their own. Agrosol has built-in features to ensure that the UAS which are operating simultaneously will not collide with one another.

Is it difficult to control the drone(s)?

We designed our UAS for maximum usability. You do NOT have to be an expert drone pilot or engineer to operate our UAS effectively. For most people, regardless of background, it typically takes only one to two days of operating to get comfortable with the controls of our software and the UASs. Along with the UAS,we include manuals, checklists, and video tutorials that are concise and easy to follow. Additionally, you may always reach out to us at contact@hyl.io or by phone at 1-877-495- 4669 at any time for support. Our customers have told us it’s easier than they imagined, the UAS do fly themselves, after all.

How do I generate missions for the drones to fly?

Using our intuitive app interface, you will be able to easily draw shapes for the UAS to autonomously fly. We also provide a handheld GPS tracking device, that you can use to digitally mark the edges of your lot, as well as obstacles within the field.Through Agrosol, you can control numerous mission parameters,including, but not limited to: altitude of flight, flow-rate, spray swath width, flight speed, and angle of flight. Uploading these missions to the UAS is a simple, one-click process.

What happens if the drone crashes?

In most cases, a crashed UAS can be easily repaired by the operator (you) within the same day. We build them to last. Our UAS are designed to be repaired and maintained efficiently;as long as you have the right parts on hand, replacing them can be done with common tools, which are included in your purchase of the UAS. For more serious crashes, it may be necessary for a Hylio technician to visit your site for repairs, or you may need to send the UAS to one of our service locations. At Hylio, as service providers ourselves, we understanding how frustrating UAS crashes can be. We are dedicated to resolving your problems as quickly and painlessly as possible so you can keep on working.

How do I communicate with the drone(s)?

Agrosol, Hylio’s mission control software, isa Windows 10 compatible application. Any Windows 10 device that meets the benchmark stats can run Agrosol. We recommend using a laptop or tablet. This ground station will communicate with the UAS using aUSB-powered, long-range radio telemetry modem. This modem operates between 902 and 928 MHz. Each UAS also comes with a hand-held transmitter-controller for manual control. This transmitter-controller operates on a 2.4 GHz frequency.

What certifications/licenses do I need to spray with these drones?

The rules and regulations regarding crop-spraying using UAS are entirely dependent on the region you are operating in. If you plan on spraying in the United States, there are EPA and FAA regulations that you need to follow. If you are operating in other parts of the world, we recommend you check out your country’s UAS regulations and agricultural regulations before proceeding with any spray operations.

Can I fly the drone manually?

Yes, the UAS come with a hand held transmitter-controller that can be used to control the UAS manually,similarly to a camera-drone you may have used in the past. In this mode, you will have direct control of the throttle, pitch, yaw, and roll of the UAS, and will still be able to manipulate the flow controls as you see fit.

Does Hylio offer drone training?

Yes, training comes included with any purchase of a UAS, upon delivery of the UAS to the customer's property. Hylio also offers standalone drone training at our location in Richmond,Texas, or on-site at the customer's location. Typically, training is between 5 to 8 hours with one of our drone experts, depending on the client's level of engagement. The UAS are designed to be extremely easy to operate and maintain, it only takes a few hours to cover the basics. Besides standard operational training, our experts are happy to divulge as much of their personal UAS application experience as possible, which helps our customers further improve their farms and businesses.

What if there are trees/fences/powerlines/etc. on my property?

As described in the previous question,obstacles should be digitally stored in the mission generation phase.Through this process, the UAS will automatically fly routes that avoid these marked obstacles. It is important to stay alert and exercise caution whenever the UAS are operating.

Service FAQ

How do I order your services?

Email us at contact@hyl.io or call us at 1-877-495-4669 to communicate directly with one of our sales representatives

What crops do you service?

Hylio is open to spraying any and all types of crops. We have experience servicing sugar cane, corn, rice,cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, soy, plantains, and okra, and we are excited to service more!

Do your drones cause chemical drift?

Quite the opposite. Even in the most disadvantageous conditions, our UAS have been shown to produce practically no chemical drift. Using radar sensors, our UAS maintain a precise altitude above your crops, typically between one and two meters. This low altitude, coupled with the downward blowing rotors,gives our UAS great vertical penetration, while simultaneously eliminating the chemical drift you would typically see with planes or helicopters. Additionally, our operators monitor weather conditions,to ensure that they do not attempt to apply when wind or heat conditions are not ideal.

What if my lots are very small (or very big)?

Like our Agrodrones, our service is extremely flexible. We simply scale our team size and drone fleet to the job at hand. Whether you have several small, scattered lots, or large tracts of land, we are happy to offer our services to you.

Who/what will arrive at my property for the application?

The size of the spray team depends on the size of the job, but typically you can expect two to three Hylio staff members to arrive in a pickup truck or a small box truck with three to five Agrodrones. They will bring all necessary equipment along with them in their truck, including a water tank for dilution purposes, so you don’t need to worry about providing anything besides the product to be sprayed.

Does Hylio provide the product, or do I?

It’s up to you. We can procure and apply the product ourselves, leading to a completely hands-free process for you. All Hylio field staff, including our pilots, are trained agronomists who understand all of the technical details that go into a proper product application. Alternatively, you can provide the product yourself, and if you prefer, you can also have your own staff accompany our team to monitor the product usage. It’s up to you, just let us know.

How do I know the application was done correctly?

As our valued client, you have access to our Agrosol Cloud Portal. Here, you may access intuitive reports for every single flight we made on your property. In these reports, you can see exactly how much we sprayed, when and where we sprayed it, at what altitude and speed we applied, and more. Additionally, we are able to offer you additional insights into your crops, including crop imagery and NDVI analysis, which can help you plan future applications.

What regions do you service?

We currently offer spraying services in the Central American region. Please contact us for further details.

What products do you spray?

Hylio is capable of spraying any type of liquid product. We have experience with fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, ripeners, flower inhibitors, and more.

How much land can you cover?

On average, a single Hylio spray team can cover 100-150 acres in a typical workday.This number depends on the characteristics of your land; the larger the lots, and the fewer obstacles there are, the greater our efficiency.

What if my property has trees (powerlines, fences, elevation changes, etc)?

One of the great things about our Agrodrones is that they can safely navigate complicated lots that traditional applicators would have to skip. Thanks to our intelligent flight planning, sensors, and obstacle avoidance technology, we can handle even the roughest of terrain.

What time of day can Hylio operate?

Our spray teams are accustomed to working at all hours of the day, including night shifts. Depending on the crop or product being applied, it may be advantageous to apply at night, or very early morning, without the interference of sunlight. If you have a preference, let us know, and we will accommodate it.

How do you guarantee quality applications?

After countless hours of applying and testing,both in the field and in the lab, we have optimized our application equipment and techniques. We make sure to use the proper nozzle types and ideal flight parameters to guarantee the prescribed coverage is met for your specific crop and product. Our operators are equipped with weather-sensing equipment in order to monitor wind speed,temperature, and humidity, so we know exactly when we should and should not apply. We have worked with hundreds of satisfied producers and are always willing to make adjustments at your request. You are more than welcome to monitor our teams as they service your farm to verify that our service is meeting your expectations. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can always email us at contact@hyl.io or call us at
1-877-495-4669 to communicate with us directly.

Is Hylio licensed to spray with these drones?

Hylio spray teams have all of the necessary licenses/certifications needed to operate in each of the regions we operate in.

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