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

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 […]

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, […]

Overpass on the Bruce highway captured from above

UDP – Railway Corridor

June 2016 – Railway Corridor We were approached by the UDP Group to conduct rapid deployment and turn around for our aerial survey services. The area of interest was along an 8km railway corridor from the Port of Townsville, along the Port Access road before then turning off and heading towards the overpass of the Bruce Highway […]

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Asset Inspection

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 […]

Rail Bridge Inspection

February 2016 – Rail Bridge Inspection During a recent flood event, a rail bridge in the Burdekin area was damaged by the high volumes of water and debris travelling down stream. NQ UAV went to investigate the bridge to demonstrate the abilities of an RPAS to conduct a rapid asset inspection of infrastructure after a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

Jack Miller tearing it up as he races around in his back yard

Noisy Beast – Insurance Advertisement

December 2014 – Noisy Beast Local Legend, Jack Miller teamed up with Swann Insurance to show his story, checkout some of our footage in the final product below. This project was completed with Noisy Beast

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:  

John Gray Constructions

John Gray Constructions

October 2016 – Home Construction John Gray Constructions are building Caro and Kingi from the Block’s house! This project was filmed with Bluekino for John Gray Construction

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 Blog

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 […]

Our DJI S900 about to start conducting some night operations. Taken moments before the lights were activated and the legs were retracted and some amazing footage captured. This was at the site of the new proposed super stadium. We also use this platform to train new pilots on the latest technologies

Navigating the Complex World of Unmanned Aviation

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 […]

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 […]

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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