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The SC1 is classified as an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. It is the first eVTOL of its kind to have received approval for nation-wide operation from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The SC1 is specialised in spraying and seeding, operated with pre-programmed flying patterns that align with GPS field maps. It can carry up to 90.7 kgs (200 pounds) of tank and tank contents and covers about 40 acres per hour (including charging and tank filling).

The SC1 uses the same system that supports the use of spray booms on a farm. A tank truck with the product for spraying is brought close to the targeted fields. When the SC1 comes back with an empty tank, it can be quickly refilled using the same methods as farmers use for other systems. The SC1 can cover 40 acres, including charging and tank filling.


Manufacturer:Guardian Agriculture (USA)
Max payload capacity:90.7 kgs (200 pounds), 76 litres (20 gallons)
No. rotors / effective swath width:4 (each with 6-ft diameter) / 6.1 metre (20 ft)
Spray rate75 litres (20 gallons) per minute
Spray capacity40 acres (including charging and tank filling)
Max flight time (per charge):12-17 minutes
Battery capacity:9.1 KW
Super charge time:2-3 min
Recommended retail price:US $119,000

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