Author Archives: Jimmy

The UAV Challenge is on Scope TV!

By | December 30, 2018

We’re excited to be on Scope TV on Channel Ten alongside the amazing teams from Monash University UAS and the UAV Challenge. Thanks to our sponsors HobbyKing and ProUAV Australia and our Patreons https://tenplay.com.au:443/channel-eleven/scope

UAV Challenge. Tuesday 25 September summary

By | September 26, 2018

What a busy day on the UAV Challenge. Scrutineering was our main event yesterday. It came in three parts; technical scrutineering, a live motors running test of the geofence and a team interview by the judges. All three seemed to go well; at least we haven’t been told otherwise! The GeoFence test involves physically pushing… Read More »

By | September 20, 2018

https://youtu.be/VHeDL85iWdI Tridge has just posted a video on how we intend to use new autonomous avoidance functionality in ArduPilot for the @uavchallenge . Not long now; we’re coming Joe!

Competition preparations

By | September 16, 2018

Competition prep is never finished! Engine testing and getting ready to test revisions to our avoidance software for the ⁦@uavchallenge⁩ today. Not long to go now! Thanks for the beautiful weather #Canberra!

Autonomous avoidance and target location testing

By | September 9, 2018

Fresh winds today! A test flight of #autonomous avoidance of constructive aircraft, birds and weather for the @uavchallenge with 22 knots across the runway. Our trusty Ranger testbed aircraft found Joe’s target whilst crabbing into wind to fly a search pattern. We’re coming Joe!

Flying completed for the 2018 UAV Challenge

By | July 17, 2018

What an amazing weekend! The Kraken flew two long missions; the second of which was 1 hour and 28 minutes. This is pretty amazing for a purely electric aircraft. The OctoPorter flew twice on Sunday, with both missions being 1 hour missions. It was a great sight to see them both tracking autonomously around their… Read More »

What goes up…

By | May 8, 2018

While in loiter we suffered a double rear right vertical lift motor failure which caused a near instant departure from controlled flight.