Gary Mortimer's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

Outback Challenge about to start



Briefing for the four teams still to be cleared to fly starts in one hours time, 2100 BST or 2000 GMT thats 0600 in Kingaroy.


Flights should start very shortly afterwards.


The only team to actually make it through in one go, passing both the ground test and pilot competency test at the first try, Team Robota fly their challenge attempt at 2200 GMT 0800 local at…
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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 27, 2010 at 12:14pm — 15 Comments

UK CAA clarify things



If your in the UK and getting ready for some big UAS purchases for Christmas just remember the CAA are waiting



With the increasing popularity of small, unmanned aircraft (20 kg or…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 25, 2010 at 1:16am — 9 Comments

Synchronised video/stills and position in HD



I thought this looked like quite a cool concept so I asked them about it. An HD camera / GPS logging solution with some pretty funky software for linking the recorded video and data gathered together afterwards.… Continue

Added by Gary Mortimer on September 20, 2010 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

MissionLab Software: Very interesting vid from Engineering TV

I'm sorry I can't embed it, worth a front page listing I think though.…


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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 17, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

US airspace may open (slightly) cool Swiss Coaxial



Swiss UAV have started touting this very cool platform and Patrick Egan fleshes out the rumours out there. Maybe before year end there could be a blanket COA for smaller UAS.…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 15, 2010 at 1:27am — 3 Comments

Runaway MQ 8B Firescout close to being shot down.



The incident report on this one should be really interesting.
From the official military press release.
Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, who oversees the country’s air…
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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Electric Cri-Cri takes flight



What a cool platform, its already been approved for manned flight so not much of a leap when it comes to jumping through unmanned hoops.…



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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 7, 2010 at 10:12am — 7 Comments

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