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Aug 29, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by anthonyATteamMUROC
Greetings Organisers for the Airborne Delivery Challenge

Is it possible to include an extra team member that wasn't put on the team sheet submitted at D1? The new member is not a pilot nor mission manager, just a dogsbody to cart gear which will expedite the process of getting everything into position quickly once the team goes airside.

thanks
ab
That will be okay Anthony, please provide details of the new member prior to the event.

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Aug 29, 2011, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tinybastian
hi

Now that the teams for the 2011 Airborne Delivery have been announced, I was wondering what is happening with insurance?

A second question, now that the heat is off for a while, what is the process for being involved in the organisation of the state based competitions next year?

Thanks
Richard
Riverton and District High School
Information on insurance will be released soon.

Mick
Sep 01, 2011, 03:20 AM
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davidbuzz and tridge

Yes, sorry I could have explained myself a bit better. I actually wanted both answers I was looking for a way to make the transmitter into a joystick and I was trying to find out how to control the aircraft over the MAVlink. So my question has been answerd, many thanks.

Any good ground stations for Linux?
Sep 01, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BazDaddy
Any good ground stations for Linux?
yep, there are a few.

If you like command line interfaces then you could use mavproxy (git://git.samba.org/tridge/UAV/MAVProxy).

If you want a graphical ground station then there are two that work well for APM. One is the APM Mission Planner which runs nicely under mono on Linux (ie. just run the Windows .exe with mono). The developer regularly tests it with Linux, and I run it quite often as well.

If you want a native build, then have a look at qgroundcontrol. That is a very flexible ground station developed by Lorenz Meier. It builds easily on modern Linux systems.

I don't use a joystick with any of these, and I'm not sure if the joystick interfaces work on Linux at the moment. You may wish to use pymavlink to build a MAVLink injector for the joystick RC override packets.

Cheers, Tridge
Sep 04, 2011, 03:27 AM
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Hi all I have some gear that I want to get rid of that might be of use;

2 x Digi xtend 900 Mhz radios

LR UHF 12 Channel radio reciver (Thomas Shreaer model)
7W UFH Booster
12 Channel Grappner MX22 Radio With UFH Radio Module built in.

900mhz, 2.4, 5.8ghz parabolic dishes.

Jewel 12v on board power generator ( three phaze, run off a brushless motor)

Cheers

Joe
Sep 04, 2011, 05:03 AM
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$10 for the lot

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skynet-UAV-
Hi all I have some gear that I want to get rid of that might be of use;

2 x Digi xtend 900 Mhz radios

LR UHF 12 Channel radio reciver (Thomas Shreaer model)
7W UFH Booster
12 Channel Grappner MX22 Radio With UFH Radio Module built in.

900mhz, 2.4, 5.8ghz parabolic dishes.

Jewel 12v on board power generator ( three phaze, run off a brushless motor)

Cheers

Joe
Sep 05, 2011, 12:57 AM
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lol, and the rest. $10 wouldn't even cut the postage!
Sep 05, 2011, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Skynet-UAV-
Hi all I have some gear that I want to get rid of that might be of use;

2 x Digi xtend 900 Mhz radios

LR UHF 12 Channel radio reciver (Thomas Shreaer model)
7W UFH Booster
12 Channel Grappner MX22 Radio With UFH Radio Module built in.

900mhz, 2.4, 5.8ghz parabolic dishes.

Jewel 12v on board power generator ( three phaze, run off a brushless motor)

Cheers

Joe
Sorry Punters.. ALL SOLD
Sep 05, 2011, 09:02 PM
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Is the XBee PRO 868 legal to use in Australia?
Sep 08, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Have fun with the site of ACMA. http://www.acma.gov.au
It took us a whole week reading through all info and regulation to determine what was possible and allowed last time we took part in the OBC. IMHO Best to determine it all yourself according to that site just to be sure.

And yes... it is indeed all part of the challenge fun . Good luck...
Sep 14, 2011, 08:09 AM
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any work on insurance and the program for the high school event

thanks
richard
Sep 17, 2011, 06:19 PM
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insurance update


Hi Mick,

Can you give us an update on insurance for the S&R challenge? One of the sites we want to use for long range testing is in a national park. The parks people are quite happy for us to fly there, but the rules are that we have to have $10m of public liability insurance. If the OBC insurance will be available soon then we'd like to use that, otherwise we'll start calling around insurers to see if we can find one that doesn't laugh at the idea of insuring us :-)

Cheers, Tridge
CanberraUAV
Sep 18, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tinybastian
any work on insurance and the program for the high school event

thanks
richard
An email was sent to all High School Teams on Friday

Mick
Sep 18, 2011, 07:25 PM
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Insurance


Quote:
Originally Posted by tridge
Hi Mick,

Can you give us an update on insurance for the S&R challenge? One of the sites we want to use for long range testing is in a national park. The parks people are quite happy for us to fly there, but the rules are that we have to have $10m of public liability insurance. If the OBC insurance will be available soon then we'd like to use that, otherwise we'll start calling around insurers to see if we can find one that doesn't laugh at the idea of insuring us :-)

Cheers, Tridge
CanberraUAV
The insurers of the UAV Challenge are now in a position to obtain quotes for the event only cover and the annual development and event cover. In past years the event only cover has been half the cost of the annual cover + event cover. The insurers need to know roughly how many teams will require both types of insurance in order to obtain quotes. The UAV Challenge organisers will be in touch with all teams in the next few days asking if teams require insurance and if so, of which type.

Mick
Sep 18, 2011, 11:03 PM
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Email to high school teams


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Originally Posted by Mick Molloy
An email was sent to all High School Teams on Friday

Mick
Nothing came through Mick. Can you try again please? Did anyone else get the email or is the problem solely at my end?
ta
anthony


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