Author Archives: Stephen

CanberraUAV Workshop – Feb 2017

By | December 21, 2016

CanberraUAV are planning to run a UAV workshop early next year at MHV. Unlike previous workshops, this won’t be a build/fix-your-own-quadcopter workshop; rather a detailed look at some of the technologies we use in our (open-source) UAV’s. The aim of the workshop would be to educate people on how to understand, use and extend some… Read More »


By | October 4, 2016

Now that we’re all safely back home, I’d just like to give thanks to all the support CanberraUAV has been given by individuals and organisations. Without you support, we would not have made it to 1st place in the 2016 UAV Challenge. Thanks go to: Gaui: For supplying us the 2x GX9 helicopters (at a… Read More »

UAV Challenge Diary (Day 4)

By | September 30, 2016

Today was a free day for us, as the UAV Challenge finished yesterday. As the original event schedule had today as a bad weather contingency day, we’d arranged to be in Dalby for the day anyway. The morning was spent doing a few extra interviews and photos with the videographer from the BBC, who has… Read More »

UAV Challenge Diary (Day 3)

By | September 29, 2016

Today was the final flights of the UAV Challenge, then the awards and presentation. As always, the UAV Challenge organisers have posted a good summary of the day: From our perspective, we were content to watch and chat with the other teams. We had the team photos and awards ceremony around mid-afternoon. CanberraUAV came 1st… Read More »

UAV Challenge Diary (Day 2)

By | September 28, 2016

The UAV Challenge organisers did a really good writeup of today’s events: For my part, I’ll just add a few bits from CanberraUAV’s perspective. We spent most the morning and early afternoon running final checks on our equipment and planning our ground station placement in the field. We also noted the wind direction and… Read More »

UAV Challenge Diary (Day 1)

By | September 27, 2016

Today was a very long, very exciting day. We started at 7:30am with team registrations and safety briefings. It was really good to meet the other teams (in many cases saying hello to familiar faces from previous competitions). The rest of the day was spent with scrutineering (the judges checking our UAV’s are safe to… Read More »

UAV Challenge Diary (Day -1)

By | September 26, 2016

A very busy and exhausting day for us! This morning we split into 3 groups – one running final setup and test on our GX9 helis, another doing the same for our quadplanes. The third team travelled around likely areas we’ll be flying in the UAV Challenge, checking 3G/4G coverage and confirming our our terrain… Read More »

Following the UAV Challenge action

By | September 25, 2016

For those wanting to follow the UAV Challenge, there are several ways to follow the action this week: UAV Challenge Main Facebook Page: UAV Challenge Live Facebook Page: (frequent posts during the event) Website: Twitter: @uavchallenge