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CanberraUAV (ArduPlane) wins Outback Challenge!


Congrats to Tridge and the CanberraUAV team for winning the 2012 Outback Challenge! The official results have just been posted:

Search & Rescue competition - FINAL SCORES In the end Canberra UAV were clear winners, finding Joe and making it...


Tridge and CanberraUAV team are core ArduPlane developers and the UAV is flown by an APM 2 autopilot. So proud of Tridge and the team! No doubt a full report of how it went will be coming soon.

[UPDATE: The ultimate goal of the Outback Challenge is to drop a water bottle near Outback Joe (the dummy on the ground in the picture above), and no team accomplished that this year (the CanberraUAV bottle got stuck). So although CanberraUAV won easily on points this year, the ultimate challenge still remains for future competitions.] 

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  • Awesome Tridge!  Good work!

  • Congrats Tridge!!! Way to go!!!

  • Congrarulations. Well done!
  • Congratulations!
    Were you allowed to use APM because you're a core developer or could other teams use it as well?

  • Developer

    Congratulations. Marvellous achievement.

  • Developer

    Congratulations Tridge! With all of your hard work on ArduPlane, this success is well deserved!

  • Distributor

    Well Done guys, Congratulations!

  • Does CanberraUAV still win the prize money? What were the circumstances surrounding the prop/engine failure? The end result seems a bid dodgy to me considering it was the organizers fault for CanberraUAV failing the mission.

  • No big surprise there, congratulations!

  • Great news! I knew you guys would win this. Great work Tridge and the rest of the team.

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