Peter and Jack have been working hard on repairing and modifying the Boomerang and launch mechanism to make the Quad launching reliable. They have fitted a servo hold / release mechanism for the Quad which solves the problems that we had last week where the Quad was blown off the Boomerang by the prop wash… Read More »
This week we moved from the Hobbyking Bixler 2 as a launch platform for our HolyBro QAV250 Quadcopter onto a bigger platform, a Boomerang 60. We also tested the new Hex HereFlow combined optical flow and LIDAR unit over CAN on another of our HolyBro QAV250 QuadCopters.
Another exciting week for Canberra UAV and our preparations for the 2020 UAV Challenge. We conducted three more tests of a QuadCopter launching off the back of a fixed wing aircraft, the Hobbyking Bixler 2.
We’ve been trying exciting things as part of our preparation for the 2020 UAV Challenge!
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
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 »
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 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!