Canberra UAV video deliverable for the 2012 UAV Outback Challenge

ArduPlane team leader Andrew Tridgell and the rest of the Canberra UAV team show their stuff in this required video for the Outback Challenge. The first part is all checklist stuff, but flight starts at 11:41. Listen closely for the ArduPlane automated voice reports!

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Comment by Randy on April 22, 2012 at 11:11pm

Looking good!  Here's the link to the takeoff.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on April 23, 2012 at 11:52am
Looks like the mugin platform.v tail version.
Comment by Alex Lee on April 23, 2012 at 5:03pm

Nice detailed checklist. A proper checklist would have save my plane this past saturday. I checked it all "in the brain" and not on paper. Overlooking the step where you lift the tail and roll the plan to validate arduplane is countering correctly. I flipped the switch and dove into the dirt. Now I have a list.


Comment by Sandro Benigno on April 23, 2012 at 5:09pm

Oooh... nice to see Tridge and his team in action! =)
Good look for you all! Go APM go go!

Comment by Greg Fletcher on April 23, 2012 at 7:42pm

That's a big plane! Is there a camera gimbal that goes on the bottom in front of the bottle? Don't show the competition your equipment.

I'm sure team Canberra will win this one!

Good luck Tridge!

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on April 23, 2012 at 8:35pm


We don't have a gimbal yet - for now we point the camera straight down. We may add a gimbal later based on test results though.

We don't mind the other teams seeing our equipment - we decided early on to be a completely open team.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by PeteD on April 24, 2012 at 5:10am

The credits on the video say "Paul Tridgell", I'm confused.

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on April 24, 2012 at 5:33am


Paul is my brother, and he has been kind enough to sponsor the team, so his name is in the sponsors list.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by Cool Dude on April 24, 2012 at 2:19pm

 Great setup. I have been looking for spacious frame like this myself. Is this a custom frame or I can buy it as a kit somewhere?


Comment by Stephen Rayleigh on April 24, 2012 at 6:03pm

I'm doing the SUAS competition in the states, and I was wondering how your team changed the failsafe action for Arduplane.  We have to do something similar for our competition.


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