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Uaviation launches its new asset inspection UAV

Uaviation’s robotics engineers designed and constructed a new unique remotely piloted aircraft. Equipped with a revolutionary new positioning system that uses ten sonars and ten 3D cameras to “sense and avoid” obstacles. It has been built to inspect hard-to-reach locations like bridges, overpasses and coal conveyors. It can hover in place just centimeters from an obstacle (all withour GPS) while it carefully surveys and inspects This UAV sports an upward-facing camera and gimbal and live HD broadcast to the ground so engineers can pick and choose what they are looking at.

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RACING NSW ARTICLE IN SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Racing NSW stewards are hoping to use a drone to provide overhead video footage, usually only available during carnival time, at every meeting within a year. Racing NSW deputy chairman of stewards Marc Van Gestel has been working on the project for several months and a drone, operated by Uaviation, was used at a recent set of Rosehill barrier trials, delivering incredible results. Approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is the main sticking point before the system can be introduced. The helicopter shot used at carnivals gives a great indication where horses are in running and has sunk many …

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UAVIATION COMPLETES TESTING OF ITS NEW THERMAL IMAGING UAV

Uaviation has completed testing of its new thermal imaging drone. Sporting the highest quality radiometric thermal camera, and a separate visual camera, the UAV is capable of recording over 2 million seperate temperature readings each second. The platform will be used to extend Uaviation’s asset inspection services to new clients. Services include underground leak detection, friction and wear detection, insulation and photvoltaic cell inspection.

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THE NEED FOR SPEED

Rob Eldridge pieced together this new video showreel to demonstrate his team’s skills in capturing fast-moving action sequences. Based in New South Wales, Rob, Mel and Tom specialise in professional aerial photography and aerial video. Rob loves flying the DJI inspire with a second operator controlling the gimbal and camera. It is capable of capturing 4k HD video and still images smultaneously. The team also fly the larger S1000 platform – a 1000mm octocopter that lifts Canon 5D Mark III that produces cinema-quality images. View the full video on You Tube here.

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Unmanned Aircraft and Privacy

Uaviation was interviewed by CHANNEL 9 News about privacy and drones. The interview followed the accidental filming by a real-estate drone of an adjacent property owner sunbathing. Our Chief Controller – Nigel Brown outlined the regulation and laws that govern both private and commercial use of drones

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AUSTRALIA MOVES ON COMMERCIAL UAV PRIVACY LEGISLATION

Australia has an opportunity to create a world leading privacy regime for the effective management of unmanned aircraft flown for commercial purposes according to the Australian Certified UAV Operators Association (ACUO), the main national body for the emerging industry. An ACUO submission last Friday to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs outlines a proposed four tier architecture for the development of effective privacy controls that protect individual human rights while still facilitating industry growth. The ACUO submission was well received by the ministers. The proposed approach would see Australia’s existing Privacy Act and other …

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