Here’s a screen shot from some testing with our new automated imagery processing code running on Raspberry Pi with PiCam for finding Outback Joe. Stephen has been working really hard on this while the rest of the team focussed on the OctoPorter and Kraken; now it’s time to give these algorithms a work out! We… Read More »
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 »
While in loiter we suffered a double rear right vertical lift motor failure which caused a near instant departure from controlled flight.
We have just heard from @uavchallenge that we have passed the D2 stage and continue in the competition! Hurrah! EllaO also wants you to know that she took these photos of the QuadStar that did a number of auto missions to test new software updates today.
We’re very excited that our second deliverable for the 2018 UAV Challenge has been submitted. Just a few stressful weeks until we receive our Go/No-Go from the organisers. In the mean time, we have got lots of work to do. In particular we need to make some technological improvements to our OctoPorter to improve… Read More »
Yesterday we enjoyed a beautiful Canberra morning flying the OctoPorter
Tridge presented at the Linux Conference Australia this week.
CanberraUAV prides itself in being a responsible civilian not-for-profit organisation; a key part of this is conducting our flying activities in a safe manner. We understand the responsibility that we have as members of the aviation community; in the spirit of that community it is important that we talk about the safety aspects of our hobby.