HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by Mick Molloy, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Old Sep 19, 2011, 04:54 PM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2010
19 Posts
insurance and TVs

Anthony got my email friday

Is it possible for anyine to lend us a TV again this year. we are trying to reduce bulk for the plane ride up there.

thanks
richard
tinybastian is offline Find More Posts by tinybastian
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 20, 2011, 09:51 PM
MINE!
Mick Molloy's Avatar
Australia, VIC, Point Cook
Joined Jul 2003
3,186 Posts
Airborne Delivery Challenge 2011 Schedule

The schedule of next week's UAV Challenge event has just been released.

http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.a...20Schedule.pdf

Good Luck to all teams, see you in Calvert on Tuesday

Mick
Mick Molloy is offline Find More Posts by Mick Molloy
RCG Plus Member
Old Sep 23, 2011, 03:53 AM
Mueller College
anthonyATteamMUROC's Avatar
Queensland, Australia
Joined Oct 2005
62 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinybastian View Post
Anthony got my email friday

Is it possible for anyine to lend us a TV again this year. we are trying to reduce bulk for the plane ride up there.

thanks
richard
Richard
We'll be bringing an old tv called a 'Deitron'. I found it in the basement at school; I've never heard of the brand before. I fired it up and it works fine; it even has colour. It has video in and antenna connection. No frills but I've put composite video in fine. Its either that or the Panasonic 65" VIErA Full HD 3D Plasma - your choice .

BYO video cables of course...

anthony
anthonyATteamMUROC is offline Find More Posts by anthonyATteamMUROC
Last edited by anthonyATteamMUROC; Sep 23, 2011 at 08:58 AM.
Old Sep 23, 2011, 04:23 PM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2011
8 Posts
Students Talk about the UAV Challenge

Hi there,

A couple of my students ( Damien Tonkin and Michael Engemann) will be talking about their experiences working on the UAV Outback Challenge today at the TEDx Canberra conference. If you are interested in having a look, there is a live stream of the conference at

http://tedxcanberra.org/

They should be on at about 11:00am Canberra time. There will be recordings also avaialble if you missed it live.

See you,

Andrew Moss
Dickson College
Canberra
DicksonUAV is offline Find More Posts by DicksonUAV
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:31 AM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2010
19 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by anthonyATteamMUROC View Post
Richard
We'll be bringing an old tv called a 'Deitron'. I found it in the basement at school; I've never heard of the brand before. I fired it up and it works fine; it even has colour. It has video in and antenna connection. No frills but I've put composite video in fine. Its either that or the Panasonic 65" VIErA Full HD 3D Plasma - your choice .

BYO video cables of course...

anthony
Thanks anthony - that would be great.
tinybastian is offline Find More Posts by tinybastian
Old Sep 27, 2011, 06:44 PM
OpenUAS
openuas's Avatar
Amsterdam
Joined May 2009
68 Posts
DicksonUAV, happen to have any link to the TEDx video recordings? Could not find them on the site...(yet?)
openuas is offline Find More Posts by openuas
Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:56 PM
MINE!
Mick Molloy's Avatar
Australia, VIC, Point Cook
Joined Jul 2003
3,186 Posts
The results from the 2011 Airborne Delivery Challenge are in.
http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.a...m?contentID=34

Mick
Mick Molloy is offline Find More Posts by Mick Molloy
RCG Plus Member
Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:34 PM
Mueller College
anthonyATteamMUROC's Avatar
Queensland, Australia
Joined Oct 2005
62 Posts
Good afternoon, good evening, & good night (& thanks)

Well, the 2011 UAV OBC High School Airborne Delivery Challenge has been run and won in fine style. Firstly, congratulations to the winning team, Calamvale Lightning for their win - well done. Your piloting skills and superb aircraft are truly amazing. Well done to Spektrum and the other Aviation High teams for another excellent effort. A big congrats to RDHS and Dickson for getting to Calvert. Tiny, your little UAV proved to be a real contender and had everyone worried, especially when the good drops started happening. Andrew from Dickson, you have possibly the most well mannered young people I have every met. They are a credit to their teachers and your autonomous drop is only going to get better.

Finally, a big thank you to the organisers for all the effort that goes into the event. The students have a wonderful time and appreciate how you help them through some of the technical problems that they have. So for all of us, its back to normal life...

...for at least a couple of days...

...before the planning starts again. I know, I'm a weak man.

anthony
anthonyATteamMUROC is offline Find More Posts by anthonyATteamMUROC
Old Sep 29, 2011, 01:06 AM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2010
19 Posts
Thanks antony for your kind words.

I would like to second what Anthony said, the event, location, the teams and especially the the organisers/judges etc where magnificant - my team want to go again next year, so we may have 2 teams next year.

thanks
tiny
tinybastian is offline Find More Posts by tinybastian
Last edited by tinybastian; Oct 01, 2011 at 07:17 AM.
Old Oct 04, 2011, 05:18 PM
OpenUAS
openuas's Avatar
Amsterdam
Joined May 2009
68 Posts
Congrats to all teams that took part!

BTW more video footage of the event would be very welcome.
openuas is offline Find More Posts by openuas
Old Oct 05, 2011, 04:22 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2011
8 Posts
We had a great time ....

I would just like to add to the chorus of thanks to the participants and organisers of the school UAV Outback challenge. Even after the 48 hour train trip with some of the most colourful people in Australia, our students are keen to do it all again next year. The feel of the event is excellent.
Most of our team are in year 12 this year. We will find a way to involve them next year, either in the open team (Canberra UAV) or as university mentors to our students.
Thanks to everyone for being nice to the Dickson College "noobs". We can only aspire to have the skill and the knowledge of other teams in the competition. You guys have set the bar very high.

Thanks again,

Andrew and the Dickson College UAV team.

P.S. The TED video has not been posted yet. I'll let you know when it is there.
DicksonUAV is offline Find More Posts by DicksonUAV
Old Oct 11, 2011, 05:24 AM
MINE!
Mick Molloy's Avatar
Australia, VIC, Point Cook
Joined Jul 2003
3,186 Posts
It is with great sadness that we inform friends of ARCAA of the passing of Professor Rod Walker.

Rod was the founding Director of ARCAA (2005-2011) and the UAV challenge, please see the link below for more information.

http://www.arcaa.aero/news/rod-walker-1969-2011/

http://www.suasnews.com/2011/10/9129...e-passes-away/

In Sadness

Mick Molloy
Mick Molloy is offline Find More Posts by Mick Molloy
RCG Plus Member
Old Oct 11, 2011, 06:16 AM
Outta Sight
Australia, WA, Joondalup
Joined Jul 2008
929 Posts
Thats very sad news.

His vision, as a founder of the OBC, has inspired me over the last few years.... to do, to seek, to learn, to design, to build, to travel, to meet people, and have amazing experiences.
All of which would not have happened if it were not for the OBC.

As a mark of respect, may I suggest that a memorial trophy be awarded in his name at the UAV Outback Challenge.

Roland.
RolandS888 is online now Find More Posts by RolandS888
Old Oct 11, 2011, 06:28 AM
MINE!
Mick Molloy's Avatar
Australia, VIC, Point Cook
Joined Jul 2003
3,186 Posts
Thanks Roland a few of us were thinking the same thing about the memorial trophy.

Mick
Mick Molloy is offline Find More Posts by Mick Molloy
RCG Plus Member
Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:10 PM
ios
Registered User
Adelaide, Australia
Joined Jan 2007
327 Posts
Sad News Indeed.
My sincerest and respectful commiserations to the family and friends of Professor Rod Walker for their great loss.

Nick
ios is offline Find More Posts by ios
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Uav challenge outback 2011 leogarabello Australian Electric Flight Association 1 Feb 08, 2011 08:33 PM
Contest OFFICIAL - 2010 UAV Outback Challenge Forum Mick Molloy UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 589 Feb 02, 2011 05:18 PM
Discussion UAV Outback Challenge ommadawn FPV Talk 0 Sep 25, 2010 01:37 AM
Contest UAV Challenge Outback Rescue 2009 - Official Thread Mick Molloy UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 720 Nov 19, 2009 11:42 AM