What can I do with my drone?

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One of the most common questions we have after people have before completing RPAS Training is: What can I do with my drone and what exactly are they good for? Sure – they are a ton of fun, but to consider them as only toys is to miss the true value of this technology that soars. In […]

In Air Failures

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In Air Failures When the general public look at what we do, they think that it is so easy to to our job that the systems are so reliable and that the human is not doing much. The truth is that these systems have failure, and they have failures regularly. A small list of the […]

How to become a Drone Pilot?

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So you want to become a drone pilot, or you know someone that wants to become a drone pilot? Have you asked your self how do I become a drone pilot? And have you been confused by everything that is in the media? We make is really simple to become a drone pilot with our certified […]

Navigating the Complex World of Unmanned Aviation

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My Experience of NQ UAV’s Certified Drone Training With CASA’s recent introduction of excluded category in September 2016, I set my sights on becoming a commercial RPAS (drone, UAV, UAS, platform – what do we even call them these days?) operator. I only want to fly a DJI Phantom. Why the need for certified drone training? A […]

Townsville 2.0

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What if you knew that Townsville was taking off, that we live in a part of Australia that is truly exciting? The video below has been put together by BDmag with a lot of footage that we have shot over the years for a number of our clients. You can read more about this project on […]

Hovermap LiDAR System in GNSS Denied Environment

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November 2016 – Hovermap LiDAR System in GNSS Denied Environment We recently completed some trials with the Hovermap LiDAR system in GNSS denied environments, this environment was a small shed with a large number of obstructions and some distinctly interesting features. In the point cloud you can see details such as a brick, hard hats, […]

Weather Protection

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Weather Protection One of the most common questions we are asked: Can you fly in the rain? This is fairly complex type of operation and requires us to look at a large number of factors to evaluate the risk when we consider weather protection including: The Platform, Payload, Requirement of the data, followup maintenance, crew protections […]

GNSS Denied Environments

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GNSS Denied Environments Every now and then, we are required to conduct operations in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Denied environments. These operations typically carry with them a higher level of risk as there are normally other complications such as flying indoors, inconsistent air flows, low levels of light or very tight clearances. Other times […]

Hovermap LiDAR System

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November 2016 – Hovermap LiDAR System NQ UAV recently completed a series of trials with the Hovermap LiDAR system, the system is a LiDAR based system that uses SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) to generate a very accurate and detailed 3D point cloud of the environment that we operate over or inside of. Hovermap is an impressive […]