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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Comment by John Githens on September 6, 2013 at 7:25am

A phenomenal documentary video. Effectively delivers positive messages about a variety of civilian applications. Emphasizes whole systems, reliability and overall operational safety (beyond the vehicle itself). And it highlights the need for modular components that can be field tested and replaced! Overall, an entertaining 43 minutes that should be seen often around the world. Thanks to all who participated and documented the event.

Comment by Aleksandr on September 6, 2013 at 9:00am

give the text!!! for transfer on Russian, please

Comment by Jason Short on September 6, 2013 at 9:44am

Tridge & team deserved that 50k. Great job!

Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 6, 2013 at 11:00am

What a video, my new favourite

Comment by Gary McCray on September 6, 2013 at 12:59pm

Genuinely Inspirational.

This is a superb video and has an excellent approach to presenting drones in a positive and useful way.

And Team Canberra has certainly raised the bar -> Go Tridge, Stephen and Company.

As a result of the impact this has had on me I am going to be putting together a page on each of the Wiki vehicle sites devoted to practical uses of our Copters, Planes and Rovers.

These will be "works in progress" and hopefully others will contribute to them as time goes on as well.

Comment by Project Nadar on September 6, 2013 at 1:18pm

Very enjoyable and informaive documentary. Thnx for sharing

Comment by Stephen Dade on September 6, 2013 at 8:10pm

Thanks guys :)

@jasonshort - we only won $10k because of the bottle drop malfunction, so we didn't complete the full challenge. We do intend to win the 2014 Challenge though.

There's a list of all the teams in the 2014 Challenge at http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.au/index.cfm?contentID=50

Comment by Jason Short on September 6, 2013 at 8:30pm

That's quite a list. Good luck and I'd love to be there and see you win again.


Comment by Phil Gooch on September 8, 2013 at 7:41pm

Great video... tells me more than anything that APM is the best.   Keep going guys with the improvements.   We really appreciate it.

Comment by Tilman Baumann on September 9, 2013 at 3:16am

Was that the Documentation produced for Catalyst?

I remember they covered the challenge a while ago. But IIRC not in such great detail. It still looked familiar.


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