Past Projects and Portfolio

NQ UAV has completed a large number of interesting and unique projects across a wide cross section of industries. Below is a random selection of projects (refresh the page to see others!) that we have successfully completed over the last few years, if you are interested in having us perform a similar operation or would like to know more information about any of the particular operations, get in contact with us.

Aerial Surveying

Hovermap LiDAR System in GNSS Denied Environment

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, […]

A side profile of the land slip shows the slip is starting to undercut the dirt road

AECOM – Mareeba Shire Council – Land Slip

July 2015 – Land Slip We were approached by AECOM – Cairns to conduct a series of high risk flights to capture 3D data of a land slip on a dirt road in the wet tropics. AECOM had assessed the site and deemed that no other method apart form using a UAV platform was safe or […]

Indoor Stockpile Volumes

August 2015 – Indoor Stockpile Volumes NQ UAV has recently completed aerial volume data capture trials with major multinational company at the Townsville Port, Queensland. Traditionally, the client estimates the volume of storage stockpiles through image processing of ground captured data. However, limitation exists for proximity and access around stockpiles for OH&S and operational reasons.  A novel approach to […]

LiDAR Sample Data Set

Hovermap LiDAR System

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 […]

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Asset Inspection

An angry crow moments before attacking the crew

Townsville City Council – Birds Nest Inspection

August 2015 – Birds Nest Inspection How do you determine the species of bird that built a nest when a cheeky and aggressive crow has taken over? You get NQ UAV to conduct a birds nest inspection. Before removal of a birds nest from key infrastructure; the Townsville City Council needs to determine the species of bird that […]

Captured on our Aerial Photography Platform on Mt Louisa, Townsville

TEi – Mt Louisa Reservoir Project

August 2014 – September 2015 Townsville Engineering industries approached us to provide frequent Photography and Videography updates of the Mt Louisa Water Tank Project. The purpose was two fold, to showcase the fantastic work that TEi has been conducting on Mt Louisa as well as to provide project updates to Townsville Water and Townsville City Council. This […]

An Asset Inspeciton carried out at QNI with our Aerial Photography and Asset Inspection platforms.

Queensland Nickel – Stack Inspection

Queensland Nickel – Stack Inspection What do you do when you have a condemned structure that requires an urgent inspection? You call in NQ UAV to conduct a detailed inspection over the entire structure. Our skilled pilots are able to operate within meters of the structure while our payload specialists control the camera to get […]

Looking down to show plant equipment in the area surrounding the chimney

Chimney Inspection

Chimney Inspection What is the best way to minimise a disruption to your plant facility during a shutdown or just do a chimney inspection? Get NQ UAV in to do an asset inspection via a drone. We are able to get in and out in an extremely short period of time ensuring that the other […]

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Aerial Photography and Videography

Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling in the Townsville Port

Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling

March 2016 – TBSH Videography During March of 2016, we went down and did some filming for TBSH (inside the Port of Townsville) of their new dust suppression system. The whole video shows the material arriving in the facility and being loaded into the ship with a specially designed dust suppression system in full swing. […]

Video overlays on one of our videos for Pinnacle Views

Pinnacle Views

October 2016 – Pinnacle Views When you have a need to get up and see what is around, you have 2 choices, get a helicopter in, or get in NQ UAV. We are able to get some uniquely UAV or drone shots for use in the Pinnacle Views Estate video. See for your self how we can […]

Jet skies off the strand of Townsville with Castle Hill in the background

Townsville Watersports

August 2016 – Townsville Watersports When you come to Townsville and you want to explore and see some of our hidden spots, checkout Townsville Watersports for some serious fun! This project was filmed with Bluekino for Townsville Watersports

The Marketing Factory – TEC-NQ

May 2016 – The Marketing Factory The marketing factory approached us to utilise one of our drones to give a really unique perspective to the TEC-NQ campus, as you can see in the finale videos below:  

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How to become a Drone Pilot?

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 […]

Captured by Western Aerial Mapping

Weather Protection

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 […]

A GPS Satellite artist impression

GNSS Denied Environments

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 […]

This is Townsville #thisistownsville 2.0 We are alive, and there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes

Townsville 2.0

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 […]

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