[Canberrauav] New UAV Challenge Announced!

patrick at scoutaerial.com.au patrick at scoutaerial.com.au
Tue Feb 24 09:05:33 AEDT 2015



Maybe something similar to this? 


From: Canberrauav [mailto:canberrauav-bounces at canberrauav.org.au] On Behalf
Of Jack Pittar
Sent: Monday, 23 February 2015 4:11 PM
To: James Pattison
Cc: canberrauav
Subject: Re: [Canberrauav] New UAV Challenge Announced!


I purchased the Sky Mule from hobbyking with experiments in this field in

Of course the devil is in the detail, and I fully expect when the rules come
out that it will not be as simple as fitting out an existing quadcopter.

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From: James Pattison [mailto:james at auturgy.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 23 February 2015 4:29 PM
To: Jack Pittar
Cc: <stephen_dade at hotmail.com <mailto:stephen_dade at hotmail.com> >;
Subject: Re: [Canberrauav] New UAV Challenge Announced!

Sounds fun! I reckon we shoot for a tilt-rotor scratch build from day one.




On 23 Feb 2015, at 10:30, Jack Pittar <jpittar at bigpond.net.au
<mailto:jpittar at bigpond.net.au> > wrote:

Thanks Stephen!

hmmm, challenges.


1. Vertical takeoff and landing? 

2. Automated finding of a clear landing area to descend, including wind

3. Automated finding of clear, horizontal touchdown area - visual or swath

4. Landing and takeoff beyond communication

5. I assume any propeller blades will have to stop during the collection


All the above problems can be overcome by having the aircraft fly round in
circles overhead while lowering a collection basket.

If done from the right height, the line and basket should slowly rotate at
the centre of the circle.

Breakout the Bushmaster!




 -----Original Message-----
From: Canberrauav [mailto:canberrauav-bounces at canberrauav.org.au]On Behalf
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Sent: Monday, 23 February 2015 9:11 AM
To: canberrauav
Subject: [Canberrauav] New UAV Challenge Announced!

The 2016 UAV Challenge has been announced: 



I think we're going to need a multirotor :)






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