Stephen Dade
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About Me:
Communications Engineer by day, creating UAV's by night.

I also do MAVProxy development in my space time.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm part of the CanberraUAV team, who came first place in the 2012 Outback Challenge.

Stephen Dade's Blog

Changes to Australian RPA Legislation

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 5:00am 14 Comments

The Australian Government has recently registered an amendment to the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) - concerning the regulations of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPA's).

Some of the more interesting changes are:

4 classes of RPA, based on…


CanberraUAV presentation to RAes

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 12:28am 5 Comments

Last week CanberraUAV gave a presentation and flight demonstration to the Canberra branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAes).

This covered the history of CanberraUAV in competing in the UAV Outback Challenges in 2012 and 2014, the group's…


Worldwide communications for your UAV - using satellites

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 9:04pm 10 Comments

Cobham have recently released their "Aviator 200 UAV" - a satellite datalink system specifically made for small UAV's.

Although you'll likely need deep pockets to afford one, it shows that the satellite communications industry has realised there is a market for small UAV's that require…


Pixhawk (and APM) Power Consumption

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 5:10am 10 Comments

For most people running electric vehicles, it has always been assumed that the motor(s) will always use far more power than the flight controller and associated control systems.

However, for those people running internal combustion engines (or gliders, balloons, etc) for long duration flights the…


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