Yamaha FAZER at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014
May 8, 2014, Orlando, Fla. - Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has announced that Yamaha’s newly-developed remotely piloted helicopter, the FAZER, will be shown for the first time in the U.S. at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014 (Booth 1709) May 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.
By Carey Fredericks
The FAZER is the next generation of remotely piloted helicopters in the field of precision agricultural. The Yamaha RMax, which will also be on display, has been the high performance standard in remotely piloted helicopters designed for agriculture spraying since its introduction in 1997. The FAZER benefits from Yamaha’s extensive history in this field.
Enhancements to the new FAZER include the following:
- Increased payload capacity (50 percent improvement over the previous model)
- Higher functionality using a newly-designed transmitter and new control system
- 24 percent more power, low fuel consumption and quieter operation thanks to the all-new fuel-injected four-stroke engine
The result of the design focus for the FAZER is a highly versatile, next-generation airframe platform. The new model has a higher level of performance and enhances ease of operation to cater to the demands of precision agriculture and agricultural spraying.
Yamaha Remotely Piloted Helicopter Use in Japan
Yamaha has been operating remotely piloted helicopters in Japan for commercial purposes since 1991 and has amassed well over two million total flight hours. In Japan alone, there are over 2,400 Yamaha remotely piloted helicopters utilized in agricultural applications, carrying out pest control in 35 percent 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.