Yamaha Remotely Piloted Helicopters
Yamaha is currently investigating the use of remotely-piloted helicopters in the U.S. for precision agriculture and agricultural spraying. We are making preparations to enter the U.S. market with the RMax and FAZER helicopters.
History of Use
Yamaha has been operating remotely piloted helicopters for commercial purposes since 1991 and has amassed well over 2 million total flight hours. In Japan alone, there are over 2,500 Yamaha remotely piloted helicopters utilized in agricultural applications, carrying out pest control in 35% of Japan's rice fields. Furthermore, remotely piloted helicopters are used in applications other than agriculture, such as academic research, disaster prevention, observation and survey work.