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, […]

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 […]

AECOM – Phosphate Hill Surveying

September 2015 In order to monitor various environmental impacts, gather an accurate elevation model and to provide an up to date ortho-mosaic image of the plant area, NQ UAV was brought in to conduct a surveying operation. The site is operated by Incitect Pivot mining gypsum and phosphates with an onsite plant facility to turn the raw materials […]

NQ Dry Tropics – Siam Weed

June 2014 – Siam Weed NQ UAV was approached by NQ Dry Tropics to develop a methodology to help in the detection of Siam Weed (considered one of the world’s most invasive weeds). Siam proliferates in a variety of environments such as rainforest and steep river gullies where it is often hard to reach by […]

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Asset Inspection

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Chasing a luxurious vehicle through the hills on Magnetic Island

Jade Holland

May 2016 – Jade Holland – Good Day Working with local talent Jade Holland and Bluekino to provide a unique view on the tropical Magnetic Island. This shoot was especially fun and really relaxed! This project was completed with Bluekino for Jade Holland To see some of our behinds the scenes shots of this awesome music video

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 […]

Lodestone Reef from the air with Adrenaline Dive

Adrenalin Dive

October 2016 – Adrenalin Dive Reef Trip The Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary place to visit, from the air we can see the great vessel that can get you out and back and the wonderful reef that you can explore. See below for the video that shows it all off: This project was filmed […]

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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 […]

A destroyed CyberQuad Maxi (made by Sci.Aero) after a catastrophic power failure on the central power distribution board. The power failed approx 20m above the ground and completely destroyed the aircraft and extensive damage to the camera system. The electronics are never to be flown again and the battery was disposed of.

In Air Failures

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 […]

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