Author Archives: Stephen

At CMAC

By | April 26, 2017

One of our team members has put together a show video of Canberra Model Aircraft Club (CMAC), which is where we do the vast majority of our test flights and development. We meet here every Sunday morning for coffee, biscuits and UAV testing!

We have a Patreon!

By | April 20, 2017

Today is an exciting day for CanberraUAV. We have just launched our Patreon page! If you aren’t familiar with Patreon, it’s an easy way for those interested in CanberraUAV to support us. By contributing as little as $5 per month, patrons will help cover the many costs incurred by CanberraUAV in developing open source UAV… Read More »

First flight of the Trinity

By | April 16, 2017

Today was the first flight of the “Trinity” multicopter. It contains an electric tricopter with an small internal combustion engine at the centre for added lifting power. The flight was successful, as shown in this video: Next is to test the handling and endurance – and determine if it’s more efficient than a traditional multicopter,… Read More »

2016 Imagery Released

By | March 30, 2017

We have released a full set of the imagery captured by our UAV during the 2016 UAV Challenge. The full set (images, flight logs, waypoints) can be downloaded from: http://uav.anu.edu.au/OBC2016/CanberraUAV/ Note the images are in pgm format, which is a raw Bayer grid data from the PtGrey Chameleon colour camera. Software (pgm_convert.py) to process the… Read More »

UAV Challenge 2018 Announced

By | March 6, 2017

The UAV Challenge 2018 (Medical Express) has been announced. The full announcement and rules are at https://uavchallenge.org/medical-express/ This Challenge is an evolution of the 2016 UAV Challenge. As per the 2016 Challenge, teams still have to fly to Outback Joe and pick up a blood sample from him. This time, however, teams must also avoid… Read More »

Updated Team Goals

By | March 2, 2017

After some team discussion, we have updated CanberraUAV’s team goals: http://canberrauav.org.au/goals/ The updated goals better reflect the desires of our team members and overall abilities.

Workshop Success

By | February 4, 2017

The inaugural CanberraUAV workshop was held on the 4th February, with 17 attendees at the local makerspace – MHV They spent the day learning and using Ardupilot, ground control software and communications links! For those that couldn’t attend, the full presentation is available from here.