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Aug 17, 2011, 06:36 AM
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Here we are - sporting a new wing/tail and paint job. Looking forward to the next set of flight testing.
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Aug 17, 2011, 06:04 PM
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What kit was that originally?
Aug 17, 2011, 06:18 PM
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It was built from scratch by Ryan Vu (stikmunkeyrc) for last year. We bought it from him a couple months ago and he's been helping us getting it all together.
Aug 17, 2011, 06:34 PM
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How Big is it?
Aug 17, 2011, 06:35 PM
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It's 3.2m wingspan.
Aug 17, 2011, 08:24 PM
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You may also want to have a think about teh number of hopping channels. The channels that are permissable to hop over there on some 900s are not the same as those permissable to hope here on 900.

Dr S
that's solved ( AFAICT ) by using the AUS specific firmware in the XTend 900's. the X-CTU software allows you to load different firmware/s to them. :-)
Aug 17, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Here we are - sporting a new wing/tail and paint job. Looking forward to the next set of flight testing.
reminds me of this one from hobby king, which is only $60ish bucks. it's amazing what you can get from china these days. :-)

image:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._V2%281%29.jpg
link to shop:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Plane_ARF.html

( I'm just a customer)
Aug 17, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Yeah but that's no composite carbon fibre airframe that can last through all the flight testing.
Aug 17, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Monash UAS is also excited to get through the D1!

Mick, just a query about insurance - you offered it last year correct? Did it cover the development and testing period? Will that be happening again?

Thanks
Aug 18, 2011, 04:27 PM
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Hi Mick,

Do you have any ideas or direction about the question that I posted last Saturday?

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Andrew
Aug 18, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Answer pending guys, will post here soon

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Aug 18, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Monash UAS is also excited to get through the D1!

Mick, just a query about insurance - you offered it last year correct? Did it cover the development and testing period? Will that be happening again?

Thanks
There were two levels of insurance last year. One to cover the team to fly at the event and the other to cover the event and any test flights associated with development for the Challenge.

However, we have not yet approached the insurer for the 2012 competition. Given that we have now changed the rules to require at least 5 hours of autonomous flight then the insurer will need to review and update the coverage.

We will update teams via email when there is more news on insurance.

Mick
Aug 18, 2011, 10:17 PM
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The rules specify that the drink dropped for the S&R challenge must be an "unopened container". Does that just mean it isn't opened when it lands (ie. it hasn't split open due to impact with the ground), or does it really mean it must be a store bought bottle that has never been opened by the team?

We've done our drop tests so far with a metal water bottle so it would have a bit more strength. We also use a small chute, but we'd still prefer a strong bottle. Maybe some entrants from previous years (or the organisers!) could comment on whether that was allowed?

Cheers, Tridge
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Was there an answer to this question? We are currnetly looking at the bottle drop and knowing exactly what we are allowed to drop would help us greatly.

Thanks.
Aug 18, 2011, 10:37 PM
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Was there an answer to this question? We are currnetly looking at the bottle drop and knowing exactly what we are allowed to drop would help us greatly.

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The "unopened" is in reference to the dropped container, I.E not puncture, ruptured or split, the Marshall must be able to open the dropped container and retrieve at least 500ml of life saving liquid.

What you choose as the container is completely up to you.

Mick
Aug 18, 2011, 10:47 PM
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The "unopened" is in reference to the dropped container, I.E not puncture, ruptured or split, the Marshall must be able to open the dropped container and retrieve at least 500ml of life saving liquid.

What you choose as the container is completely up to you.

Mick
Thanks for that, i thought that might be the case.


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