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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Comment by CharlieNoFun on October 2, 2012 at 4:44pm


Comment by Mark Colwell on October 2, 2012 at 4:57pm

Great News! Congrats 

Comment by Andrew Tridgell on October 2, 2012 at 5:20pm

thanks everyone! I'll post a full report when I'm back in Canberra in a few days

Comment by Randy on October 2, 2012 at 5:31pm

Congrats Tridge!  Looking forward to hearing the details!  My bets were always on you actually!

Comment by Greg Fletcher on October 2, 2012 at 5:35pm

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

Comment by Jeff Taylor on October 2, 2012 at 6:40pm

No big surprise there, congratulations!

Comment by PeteD on October 2, 2012 at 7:09pm

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.

Comment by Alec - Sydney on October 2, 2012 at 8:19pm

Well Done guys, Congratulations!

Comment by Pat Hickey on October 2, 2012 at 10:04pm

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

Comment by Pete Hollands on October 2, 2012 at 10:13pm

Congratulations. Marvellous achievement.


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