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Aug 15, 2012, 11:30 AM
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I don't know what to say Scott, very sorry to read that.
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Aug 15, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilox
What this means for us is we didn't get enough Autonomous hours logged to submit for our Deliverable 3 to stay in the competition.
Darn, that's really disappointing. I was looking forward to meeting the "old hand" teams!

I think we were lucky to have an airfield that can handle a wide range of weather conditions. The last couple of long flights for our 5hrs were in high wind, and during one flight we had sleet combined with a freezing wind. Jack (our intrepid pilot) really needed a coffee after standing with hands on the transmitter for an hour.

I'm curious about the X8. What cruise speed and endurance can you get out of it? I have been thinking about what sort of plane we might use for the next OBC, and something like this is tempting (our current plane is really a bit large, and takes a long time to setup). I wasn't sure we'd be able to fly for an hour with a 500ml bottle with something like the X8 though, especially at quite high speed. We think we'll need at least 28 m/s to cover the OBC search area at a height that our camera can do reliable Joe detection. Could an X8 do that?

Cheers, Tridge
Aug 16, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Teram TGIF D3

cough, D3 submitted, cough.
Team TGIF D3 (4 min 27 sec)

first public video of our Team TGIF (slightly beaten-up) airframe. it's been well-loved, but continues to perform.

Aug 16, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tridge
I'm curious about the X8. What cruise speed and endurance can you get out of it?
Could an X8 do that?
Interested to hear from Bilox too, but from my experience: definitely. It's a simple, diverse, efficient airframe - I'd be looking at it for next year's challenge (?) if you guys don't scoop the pool this year

Pop on over to the "New X-8 wing thread" here on RCG, and buried within the 342 pages you'll find a range of configurations (including ~2hr flight times, APM installations, etc)
Aug 16, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Hey Tridge,

For under $200 you cant go wrong!
There is something good about "easy to replace" in the UAV game!

Aug 16, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Actually we now have a few things for sale if anyone is interested?

Send me a PM
Aug 18, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Wild Hogs D3 Video

Sorry to hear about the Melbourne UAV crew. Are you still coming up to Kingas?

Our vid:

MUROC Wild-Hogs D3 Video (5 min 0 sec)

We all wait somewhat nervously for a GO from the judges...
Aug 18, 2012, 09:18 PM
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CanberraUAV D3 Video

We are also looking forward to the result of our D3!

Here is our D3 video:

CanberraUAV Deliverable 3 (4 min 33 sec)
Aug 19, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune Scott. You guys sure have had a lot of rain over there in the last few months...
To everyone else, best of luck! I wish i could make it!
Aug 19, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Sorry to hear about that, lucky we almost never had rain at all when we wanted to test....
Last edited by openuas; Aug 19, 2012 at 03:20 PM.
Aug 22, 2012, 07:08 AM
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Hey guys

Here is our vid
QUT SRUAV 2012 D3 Video (3 min 26 sec)
Aug 22, 2012, 07:21 AM
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D3 result

MUROC Wild Hogs are GO...

...hope to see you in Kingaroy, especially our overseas visitors

Aug 23, 2012, 02:09 AM
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Congrats Anthony!
Is anyone making the trip over from Perth to Kingaroy?
Aug 23, 2012, 02:40 AM
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9 teams passed D3

Congratulations to everyone who passed the D3! We're really looking forward to meeting everyone in Kingaroy.
We'll finally get to find out just how bad the "Kingaroy triangle" is :-)
Cheers, Tridge
Aug 23, 2012, 04:41 AM
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Congratulations to all the successful teams!

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