NDVI Ready To Fly Kits
Affordable crop mapping is the product of drones with NDVI cameras. DroneNerds.com offers ready to fly kits that make it simpler and inexpensive. No longer is NDVI — the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index — only for wealthy and corporate farmers. No longer is it necessary to hire costly firms with satellite access or helicopters. NDVI drones launch from a farm lane to map fields using infrared scanning for online analysis.
NDVI ready to fly kits from Drone Nerds include:
- No-soldering assembly
- Easy setup
- Proven DJI quadcopters: Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 4, Inspire 1 or Matrice 100
- Ability to swap out the NDVI camera for a video/still camera (Inspire and Matrice flying platforms only)
- Complete control through DJI software
- Intelligent Flight Battery and charger
- Remote controller
How NDVI Works
NDVI cameras record differences in temperature, illustrating variations in moisture and crop density. They help to identify drainage problems, spot dry fields, site growth patterns, forecast yield and even choose the right seed variety. The drone automatically overlaps fields by just the right amount for accurate mapping.
If the battery runs low or your signal is lost, it automatically returns safely to you. Armed with a fresh battery, the drone flies to the exact spot where it left off. Examining a field takes minutes, with results far more detailed than could be made from a road or a lane.
Data collected by the camera are analyzed online through an economical DroneDeploy.com subscription.
Phantom 3 Professional With NDVI Mapping Camera Kit
The most affordable of the drone-NDVI bundles is the Phantom 3 Pro. The NDVI camera is gimbal-mounted and permanently attached to the drone; it is not interchangeable. Drone Nerds offers Phantom 3 parts and accessories, including extra batteries for quick battery changes, chargers, landing gear and spare propellers.
Phantom 4 Quadcopter With NDVI Mapping Camera Kit
The DJI Phantom 4 drone with an NVDI camera has longer range than the Phantom 3. As with the Phantom 3, its NDVI camera and gimbal are permanently attached. Drone Nerds offers Phantom 4 parts and accessories, such as extra batteries, chargers, replacement landing gear, and spare motors and propellers.
Inspire 1 Quadcopter With NDVI Mapping Camera Kit
On the DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter with NDVI camera, the camera is permanently modified for NDVI use, but the camera and gimbal can be swapped out easily for an optional conventional camera. Drone Nerds carries Inspire 1 parts and accessories, including extra batteries, fast battery chargers, extra remote controls, range extenders, landing gear, spare propellers and motors, and gimbal/camera combinations.
Matrice 100 Quadcopter With DJI Zenmuse X3 NDVI Mapping Camera Kit
With a DJI Matrice 100, you can easily swap the X3 NDVI mapping camera for an optional camera that shoots 4K video and 16Mp stills — and switch back. The M100 drone accepts extra battery compartments for extended flight time between battery swaps. Drone Nerds offers Matrice parts and accessories, including batteries, battery compartments, multiple battery chargers, landing gear and spare propellers.