Monash UAS has successfully passed the final hurdle before the Outback Rescue Challenge in September. Yesterday, the competition judges concluded that our technical report and video proved the capabilities of our aircraft and autopilot system.
This confirms our position in the Search and Rescue Challenge in Kingaroy! While this is a great acheivement, the hard work starts now and there is much more to be done. The team would like to thank our academic supervisors and organisations that have supported us, including the university's Mechanical workshop and our sponsors, CNC Design.
Last Sunday was Open Day at the Clayton campus of Monash University and Monash UAS was a major highlight of the Engineering precinct.
In the main engineering display, the team's stall had a constant crowd of people around it, ranging from potential students and parents to university staff from other engineering disciplines and even other faculties. Our flight simulator gave people an enjoyable experience of flying.
With our Deliverable 3 submitted, today marks the last major deadline that the team has been required to meet before we head up to Kingaroy to rescue Outback Joe in September. As part of D3, the team was required to present to the judges over 5 hours of autonomous flight records, as well as a video showing our aircraft and ground station in operation.
Check out our D3 video below and stay tuned for more exciting footage next week, after we get some target practice to fine tune our bottle drop mechanism.
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