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 Mark Omo on April 12, 2016 at 7:17pm

We weren't able to make it, our helicopter just finished getting flight tested and the vibes are too high to work out, we would be good to go if the deadline was pushed a week :(

Comment by deadhurricane on April 12, 2016 at 7:13pm

Shall we make a post here about submitted D2s with links to youtube videos?

Comment by Stephen Gloor on April 12, 2016 at 7:31am

Ours is in - sent today

Comment by Stephen Dade on April 12, 2016 at 7:24am

Submitted CanberraUAV's D2 last night. I can rest easy now :)

Comment by JB on April 12, 2016 at 6:58am

Hows everyone doing with their Deliverable 2?

We're going to be finished tonight. I hope! ;-)

Comment by Laser Developer on October 15, 2015 at 10:14pm

Wishing all the participants the very best success in this challenging competition. If you make it into the top 20 teams then don't forget to claim your laser altimeter from LightWare - free-laser-rangefinders-from-our-sponsor-lightware-optoelectronics


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