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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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MORE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS

Rove McManus and CHANNEL 10’s ‘The Project’ team were supported by Jorden Bethune flying a DJI Phantom. The article was about the proliferation of drones being used by amateurs to capture bird’s-eye video. The objective was to demonstrate the capabilities of a simple $1000 drone.

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