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

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 […]

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 […]

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Asset Inspection

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 […]

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 […]

A ship loader inspection show a ship loader in an up position, it is always odd to see board walks and railings in the wrong orientation against a backdrop of a gorgeous ocean

Ship Loader Inspection

November 2015 – Ship Loader Inspection NQ UAV were called in at very short notice to perform an emergency asset inspection on a ship loader. The site managers and engineers were able to observe the entire operation from an additional monitor and communicate clearly with the payload specialist and pilot to ensure that they could see […]

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Aerial Photography and Videography

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 […]

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

Burdekin River during the cane cutting season from Rita Island

Channel 9 – Keely Johnson

September 2015 – Keely Johnson If you live in the Townsville or Burdekin area, you would have heard the story of Keely Johnson and her Golden Octopus Foundation. Have a look at her story below and some of the interesting shots that we captured for her story.

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 Blog

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 […]

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 […]

Our DJI S900 in flight!

What can I do with my drone?

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 […]

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