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  • Drone for Agriculture: What It Can Do For Your Crops By: Jeremiah Burnett
    September 16, 2021

    Drone for Agriculture: What It Can Do For Your Crops By: Jeremiah Burnett

    More and more fields and industries use drones for varying reasons, and farming is no exception to this rule. Farmers now turn to drone technology to help them with numerous agriculture-related tasks, but it may still be challenging to understand which drone meets your exact needs. The next sections explain what a drone for agriculture is and presents several models and their best uses in this field.

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  • How Researchers in Upstate New York used Drones to Improve Hemp Farming
    July 30, 2021

    How Researchers in Upstate New York used Drones to Improve Hemp Farming

    Across the United States, drones are making farming more accessible. Since the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp production in the U.S., farming of the Hemp quadrupled. Increasingly, researchers are exploring ways to gather more data about varietal performance, cultivate hemp more efficiently, and maximize CBD hemp harvests. CBD is one of the main products that hemp farmers are interested in. With the CBD industry expected to reach $23 billion by 2023, causing an acre of hemp to be worth up to $40K per acre. But the budding industry is still learning about hemp-growing practices. 

    Mechanical Testing Inc. (MTI Drones) an Authorized DJI Enterprise Dealer and Aerial Solutions Company based in Clifton Park, New York saw the need for drone technology to make hemp farming more efficient for farmers.  With this in mind, they located local hemp farms and asked them to participate in a study.  Without hesitation, multiple farmers volunteered to participate in the research study. Check  out the full case study here!

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  • Matrice 300 RTK Unboxing Video
    June 21, 2021

    Matrice 300 RTK Unboxing Video

    Join us as our team unboxes the Matrice 300 RTK. This RTK-enabled aircraft is loaded with new features that set it apart from the previous Matrice 200 series aircrafts. Come take a look and see what is in store.

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  • DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Unboxing Video
    May 7, 2021

    DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Unboxing Video

    Join the MTIDrones Team in unboxing the highly anticipated DJI Mavic @ Enterprise Advanced. At the best price point in the industry for 4k images, on board thermal camera and RTK ground station compatibility, DJI has brought a powerful drone to the construction and specialized inspections industry. If you have any questions please email us at and check out our entire collection of robotics and UAV offerings at
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  • LiDAR
    May 3, 2021


    Why are we discussing this? At MTI we have taken a liking to LiDAR technology because we have invested and used two types of LiDAR terrestrial based and aerial or Airbourne based systems. We have the Nextcore RN50 and RN100 Aerial LiDAR we fly on our Matrice 600 and we have the Leica RTC 360 ground based scanner. The Leica RTC 360 has 3D capability to document and capture 3D environments, improving efficiency and productivity in the field and in the office through fast, simple-to-use, accurate, and portable hardware and software. When we can supply our customers with a 3D scan virtual environment for construction it can immensely benefit the project. It can supply architects and engineers millimeter level accuracy of drawings in existing buildings where drawings may not be available. When they are working on upgrades or additions to the building this can save time and money for all trades so they can identify any potential issues before the building begins. For example, it is important to know where mechanical pipes are located to tap into or avoid putting another item in its way.
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