Stephen Dade
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  • Canberra, ACT
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Stephen Dade replied to Mark D's discussion Enable Complex/Polygon Geofence for Arducopter
"In the case of MissionPlanner, it's because Arducopter doesn't currently support complex (polygon) geofences."
Nov 19
Ned Stojadinovic commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Hi Stephen, As luck would have it, I moved from Canberra just as I heard of your group! I think however that I can help you with designing and building the sort airframe and launch/recovery hardware that you'll be needing. Please feel free to…"
Nov 12
Splenkingforth commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"OK, well I'm happy to contribute the documentation for a CASA certification."
Nov 5
Stephen Dade commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Splenkingforth - Not sure at this stage. Justin - we have a mailing list at http://www.canberrauav.org.au/mailman/listinfo/canberrauav. It would be worth posting your ideas there so our whole team can see it."
Nov 5
Splenkingforth commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"That was for Stephen in fact re: Documentation and Admin above. I'm in Australia."
Nov 4
Justin Stiltner commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Splenkingforth, if your comment was directed toward me I am in the united states and do not fly beyond LOS. But thanks for the offer!"
Nov 4
Splenkingforth commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"I would add you to our UAV operators certificate. The rules are very strict, though actually very sensible/safety conscious. Are you hoping to do beyond visual line of sight? Let me know."
Nov 4
Justin Stiltner commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"The camera would be a canon A810 mounted on a vibration isolated mount in a Nader view configuration. We have that already and if I get something on my personal aircraft I would be happy to contribute with it as well."
Nov 4
Stephen Dade replied to Brian F's discussion Two flyaways in the same day!
"In both cases the quadcopter lost RC link and failed to to into failsafe. I would suggest you double-check the failsafe on the ground whilst the copter is disarmed. Also check the range of the RC transmitter too. It seems awfully short range."
Nov 4
Stephen Dade commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Justin: We are aiming to find people and their possessions (shoes, clothes) from an altitude of ~120m. What we are looking for is variety of terrain, as we currently fly at our local RC club - it just has grassy fields. So most of our photos are of…"
Nov 4
Justin Stiltner commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"I suppose the previous comment should have been directed at Tridge, but he was not yet in the conversation. "
Nov 3
Justin Stiltner commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Sephen, If you can make a list of things you would like photographed from the air I will try to help out.  I have access to some grassy fields, harvested farm fields and similar, if you know the altitudes and objects you would like photographed…"
Nov 3
Stephen Dade commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Adam: We're happy to test out equipment. We are trying to avoid using super-expensive (>$2000) equipment though, in order to make it easy for other groups to replicate our setup Bim: Not directly, but we would like to increase the accuracy…"
Nov 3
Stephen Dade replied to Hugues's discussion Is there a Mavlink library or programming API (not python) ? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"The MAVLink source code is available at: https://github.com/mavlink/mavlink I think there's a few examples in there."
Nov 3
Gary McCray commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Sounds like an excellent and worthwhile set of very public spirited goals. I'll be interested to see if the $200.00 Seek thermal camera turns out to be useful in this. Best Regards, Gary"
Nov 2
Bim commented on Stephen Dade's blog post CanberraUAV's Future Plans
"Are you doing (or planning to) vision aided navigation?"
Nov 2

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

CanberraUAV's Future Plans

Posted on November 1, 2014 at 10:30pm 16 Comments

After our win at the 2014 UAV Outback Challenge and the many subsequent team discussions, CanberraUAV has developed a …

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CanberraUAV UAV Outback Challenge Review

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 6:16am 5 Comments

Now that we’ve returned to Canberra and taken a well-earned break, we have spent some time reviewing our performance at the OBC. The following article is a review of what we did and didn’t do well as a group at the OBC.…

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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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