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 orbits around CMAC at the same time; with sensible height deconfliction of course.

With the D3 flying done, we now need to get on with testing the new Raspberry PiCam based imaging capability that Stephen has been working on very hard this year. There is also some integration and testing of the data feed for the ‘Dynamic No Fly Zone’ portion of the 2018 competition to be done. Onward and upward!

Just for fun, here is a video of the flying this weekend.