Outback Challenge


Outback Challenge

A group for people participating in the outback challenge to share information and work together

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Latest Activity: Dec 1, 2017

Medical Express

Outback Joe is at his property in remote Queensland, Australia and has been feeling unwell. He has had a remote consultation with his doctor using video conferencing, and his doctor has requested some blood tests be done as soon as possible. Joe is well prepared, has a home sample taking kit, and has taken his blood sample. The challenge is now to get the blood sample to the lab. Joe’s property is very remote and to make matters worse, it has been cut off by floodwaters.

Teams are invited to attempt to retrieve a blood sample from the remote Outback Joe and return it to base where medical staff will be waiting to analyse it. Teams must deploy unmanned aircraft to Joe’s location, and then return a sample bottle from him utilising a remote landing and takeoff site close to him. They must complete all of this within one hour.

Discussion Forum

OBC Medical Express 2016 Deliverable 3

Started by Joshua. Last reply by JB Aug 11, 2016. 4 Replies

Same as with the Deliverable 2 discussion, feel free to post any D3 videos or reports you…Continue

OBC Medical Express 2016 Deliverable 2

Started by JB. Last reply by Stephen Gloor May 3, 2016. 5 Replies

I thought I'd create a quick thread to collect Deliverable 2 discussions and enable sharing.(Updated 23rd April 2016)Our search of listed videos on Youtube and Vimeo has resulted in the following…Continue

Tags: Deliverable, 2, 2016, Outback, Express

Quadplane development

Started by Andrew Tridgell. Last reply by JB Dec 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Some people have asked me about adding quadplane support for APM:Plane for OBC2016. I've started on the code for that, and last night got it to hover as a quad and smoothly transition to plane…Continue

Dalby OBC2016 location, mission and fence in SITL

Started by Andrew Tridgell. Last reply by Andrew Tridgell Nov 30, 2015. 3 Replies

I've added an approximate set of waypoints and a geofence for the example OBC2016 mission to…Continue

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Comment by Adam Bell on August 31, 2016 at 3:26pm

Has anyone seen the solutions proposed by either Forward Robotics or Mavlab TU Delft, I don't think they elected to make their D3's public?

Comment by JB on August 31, 2016 at 6:43am

Nice we now finally know what the teams are in the OBC 2016: https://uavchallenge.org/

Congrats to all that made it.

See you there soon!

Comment by JB on August 17, 2016 at 9:05pm

Thanks Tridge!

Much appreciated! Looking forward to flying it. :-)

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on August 17, 2016 at 8:55pm

For everyone using ArduPilot quadplane you may like to know that there have been some important bugfixes in master for OBC'2016. Two keys ones are:

  • fixes for the AFS (advanced failsafe) code for quadplanes
  • fixes for VTOL motors starting during a preflight reboot

Tom and I hope to get a 3.7.0 release out soon with these fixes

Comment by JB on August 17, 2016 at 9:10am

Looks like there are 11 teams that will make it through to the OBC (3 pending). Which is less than last time. Does that mean it's harder, different or not so much interest competing? https://uavchallenge.org/ 

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on August 17, 2016 at 3:49am

CanberraUAV got a go for D3

Comment by deadhurricane on August 17, 2016 at 2:09am

Monash UAS have a Go decision as well, looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Comment by JB on August 16, 2016 at 6:38pm

PerthUAV are a go for the OBC! Is going to be fun!

Comment by Stephen Gloor on August 16, 2016 at 4:40pm

WestCoastUAV are go - see you there

Comment by Joshua on August 16, 2016 at 4:35pm

UNSW Canberra UAV Team has been given a Go decision for Deliverable 3!


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