This week we moved from the Hobbyking Bixler 2 as a launch platform for our HolyBro QAV250 Quadcopter onto a bigger platform, a Boomerang 60. We also tested the new Hex HereFlow combined optical flow and LIDAR unit over CAN on another of our HolyBro QAV250 QuadCopters.
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.
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 https://tenplay.com.au:443/channel-eleven/scope
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 »
https://youtu.be/VHeDL85iWdI 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 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!
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!
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 »