Outback Challenge UAV competition starts next week

The annual Australian UAV competition starts next Monday, Sept 27th. Ten teams are entered. The schedule of events is now up. Wish we could be there!

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Comment by Max on September 20, 2010 at 8:45pm
You will be there!
Ill be broadcasting live every day @ http://justin.tv/uavchallenge

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Comment by Ron Jacobs on September 20, 2010 at 9:59pm
Sweet. Look forward to seeing our coverage Max.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on September 21, 2010 at 4:15am
If you would like to see as many of the qualifying videos and teams as I could find, they are here I am going to ask a couple of people, including Max to send some stills and reports back. I will be buying my VB to support the Victoria teams and sitting down to watch ;-)
Comment by PeteD on September 21, 2010 at 6:06am
This year will be the year, i can feel it.

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Comment by Mark Griffin on September 21, 2010 at 8:13am
Looking forward to the coverage of the event. Great to see that Max will be broadcasting live!

Our team,Y-UAV, met all requirements for Deliverable 2 and we demonstrated them in the videos. However, we were disqualified because we didn't clearly mention one technical point in our documentation (although we implemented it). We were disappointed with that news and will have to enter next year.
Comment by Chris McNair on September 21, 2010 at 12:29pm
Multiple million dollar deals have been thrown out the door for missing important technical information. It’s the name of the game!
Comment by David on September 21, 2010 at 5:16pm
Team EagleEye from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering Lab at the University of North Dakota is getting ready to leave for Australia tomorrow morning! You can follow our progress on the blog we set http://unduav.blogspot.com/.
Comment by Max on September 21, 2010 at 5:48pm
Not long to go now! :)
All this rain is starting to clear today too.... fingers crossed!

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Comment by Randy on September 21, 2010 at 6:28pm
Two questions...
1) all entrants are planes because they simply need to stay aloft longer than a heli or quad every could?
2) no arduPilot entrants this year? Maybe this is the year of ArduPilotMega creation, next year is where it's on one of the winning entrants.
Comment by Max on September 21, 2010 at 11:44pm
The search area is some distance away from the launch point. In my opinion a quad would be ideal if 1 hour of flight time was easily achievable.

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