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The CropCam is a self-guided GPS plane for keeping up with your crops. The farmer tosses it into the air, and the CropCam will fly around in a preset pattern around his fields, snapping precise stills marked with latitude and longitude of the ground below. The six pound plane can cover 160 acres per launch, which is enough for many a farmer, and is a quick option to assess distributions of disease and a convenient way to document growing progress year to year. There is farming in my blood and my grandpa lived for gadgety stuff. Of course, like many resourceful farmers, he'd probably try to rig one himself instead of spending the $10,000. I wonder if it would have worked.

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