Author Archives: Jimmy

More mid-air launch testing

By | August 7, 2019

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.

The UAV Challenge is on Scope TV!

By | December 30, 2018

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

UAV Challenge. Tuesday 25 September summary

By | September 26, 2018

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 »

By | September 20, 2018 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 preparations

By | September 16, 2018

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!

Autonomous avoidance and target location testing

By | September 9, 2018

Fresh winds today! A test flight of #autonomous avoidance of constructive aircraft, birds and weather for the @uavchallenge with 22 knots across the runway. Our trusty Ranger testbed aircraft found Joe’s target whilst crabbing into wind to fly a search pattern. We’re coming Joe!