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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. announced today 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 through May 15 in Orlando, FL. 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% improvement over the previous model)
  • Higher functionality using a newly-designed transmitter and new control system
  • 24% 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 2 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% 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.

About Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor is a global leader in a wide range of recreational, commercial and industrial products, including remotely piloted helicopters. Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is headquartered in Cypress, Calif., and operates facilities throughout the United States. Website: www.yamaha-motor.com

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