Stephen Dade
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John Githens commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"As a NCSU graduate, I too and cheering for that team. But really, for all the teams. This is a significant event for anyone interested in advancing the state of the art."
Sep 15
Stephen Dade commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"Jerry: I'm not aware of anyone using FPV video steaming in the OBC. All teams need to comply with the ACMA spectrum regulations anyway. In our case, we are using a 4W digital link (Ubiquiti radios) at 5.8 GHz to transfer some of our imagery,…"
Sep 10
Stephen Dade commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"Gary: We've not been advised of any video streaming of the OBC. From our experiences in 2012, the organisers are pretty good are updating the OBC Twitter feed with competition updates. They've also got a dedicated Facebook page for live…"
Sep 10
Jerry Hatrick commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"How are you guys running video feeds legally given that you can't use any frequency but 5.8ghz at 25MW? You aren't going to get any distance with that setup. "
Sep 10
mP1 commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"Aussie, aussie, aussie, oi oi oi"
Sep 10

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Gary Mortimer commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"No video streaming this time?"
Sep 10
Joshua commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"@Marcus Wright; this page will be getting updated live during the competition if that's what you're looking for."
Sep 10
Ben Dellar commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"Good luck to everyone! "
Sep 9
Marcus Wright commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"My money is on Canberra.  But would love to see the NCSU guys do well since I am only an hour or two from there.  I hope we can get updates as it happens?"
Sep 9
Mark commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"Go Perth UAV team!"
Sep 9

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Gary Mortimer commented on Stephen Dade's blog post Outback Challenge 2014
"I love watching the live feed when available and shall be looking out for some Australian beer to ensure I am in the correct state of mind when its on. Best of luck to all."
Sep 9
Stephen Dade posted a blog post

Outback Challenge 2014

It's that time again!With only 2 weeks until the UAV Outback Challenge (OBC) 2014, there is a record 20 teams from around the world ready to win the Challenge.The OBC is a civilian UAV competition where teams must design,…See More
Sep 9
Stephen Dade replied to JoeT's discussion Question about Auto Mode and Fence in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Generally no, the geofence will take priority. It does depend on the parameters your APM is using. See http://copter.ardupilot.com/wiki/arducopter-parameters/#FENCE__Parameters for full details."
Sep 6
Stephen Dade commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Sucessful first trials of Swiss Pixhawk-based entry for Outback Challenge
"Less than 8 weeks to go! Still plenty of testing for us to do..."
Aug 2
Stephen Dade commented on UASys's blog post The issues with current multirotors and how we want to fix them
"Joly - we're based in Canberra, Australia"
Jul 23
Svein Alexander Frotjold commented on Stephen Dade's blog post MAVProxy - Now Windows Compatible
"I'm having some problems getting the modules to work in windows. im also making a mode detailed guide for it to put on the dev wiki. I have it working in ubuntu This is what i have done so far: Download Python 2.7…"
Jun 12

Profile Information

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.
Hometown:
Canberra

Stephen Dade's Blog

Outback Challenge 2014

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 6:00am 11 Comments

It's that time again!

With only 2 weeks until the UAV Outback Challenge (OBC) 2014, there is a record 20 teams from around the world ready to win the Challenge.

The OBC is a civilian UAV competition…

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Quadcopter Workshop

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 1:30am 10 Comments

I recently ran a build-your-own-quadcopter workshop in Canberra (Australia), where 9 people learned how to construct, tune and fly quadcopters based on the Pixhawk flight controller.

This workshop is the second one I've run (1st workshop…

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MAVProxy Workshop and Documentation

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 4:01am 4 Comments

In Canberra (Australia) we recently ran a "How to use MAVProxy" workshop at the MHV workspace. We had a dozen or so people turn up and we spent the afternoon going through the software and it's numerous modules.…

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2012 Outback Challenge Documentary

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:00am 11 Comments

A documentary called "Robots in Flight", following the events of the 2012 UAV Outback Challenge has now been released to Youtube:

A number of teams (such as CompassUAV, TGIF and the 1st placed CanberraUAV) used the APM as the flight controller in their airframes.

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