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Topcon (Beijing) Chooses QuestUAV for High Altitude PPK Fixed Wing Operations on the Tibetan Platea

Topcon (Beijing) Chooses QuestUAV for High Altitude PPK Fixed Wing Operations on the Tibetan Platea Collaboration between ROCtec – Topcon (Beijing) and QuestUAV has resulted in a first-time PPK land survey in the mountainous area of Mudao in the district of Qinghai.  With 99.9% unambiguity at better than 5 cm accuracy, the results display the […]

Gas Sensor Takes Flight on UAV

Remote sensing of atmospheric gas concentrations is important in monitoring global greenhouse gas levels and industry monitoring. Monitoring is usually carried out via satellite sensing or laborious ground-based measurements. With aerial measurement, a wider area can be measured efficiently, and repeat measurements taken of days, weeks and months gathering time-series data. This spring, a study […]

Precision Capture Testimonial

“Our time here has been great! The manufacturers training has been excellent, very hands on with the product and a lot to take in. Stuart has been a wonderful instructor and we couldn’t have asked for a better host on both a professional and personal level. The facilities at QuestUAV are excellent and we feel […]

Precision Capture and QuestUAV Form Strategic Partnership For Fixed-Wing Sales and Training in USA

Precision Capture and QuestUAV Form Strategic Partnership For Fixed-Wing Sales and Training in USA   QuestUAV are pleased to announce a premiere partnership with Precision Capture, Kentucky-based survey specialists who are now our Sales and Training Reseller for continental USA. Precision Capture have been successfully delivering innovative solutions in 2D and 3D data capture, measurement […]

QuestUAV and BGS Work in Partnership to Develop Innovative Aerial Gas Sensor Platform

QuestUAV and BGS Work in Partnership to Develop Innovative Aerial Gas Sensor Platform A Gas Sensor Project Simon Holyoake of BGS Launching the Gas Sensor UAV Gas Sensing Overview Remote sensing of atmospheric gas concentrations is an important activity, especially the monitoring of greenhouse gas levels on a global level. This monitoring is currently carried […]

Terra Drone’s innovations take off at Brisbane’s Myriad Festival

Terra Drone’s Innovations take off at Brisbane’s Myriad Festival Terra Drone Myriad Festival Terra Drone Corporation’s ground-breaking innovations captured attention at Queensland’s Myriad Festival, with founder and CEO Toru Tokushige outlining the company’s vision for growth in the Sunshine State. Held at the Brisbane Powerhouse from March 29-31, the landmark tech and innovation event established […]

High Altitude Survey Drone Trials Bring Success for South American Company

High Altitude Survey Drone Trials Bring Success for South American Company   Ecuador based Pilots Fly QuestUAV DATAhawk at 3700m ASL (12,000ft) for Municipal Tax Calculations One of QuestUAV’s research partners has been running a series of test flights with a 2kg fixed-wing DATAhawk in the Andes, for cadastral mapping and the calculation of municipal […]

Topcon Survey Yanqing District with Fixed Wing Drone – Flythrough

Topcon Survey Yanqing District with Fixed Wing Drone Roctech- Topcon, QuestUAV’s Chinese reseller recently surveyed the Yanqing District, located North West of Beijing, China as part of a UAV demonstration. The team used QuestUAV’s Q-100 DATAhawk drone to survey the area and processed their images using the Pix4DMapper software. About Roctech-Topcon Beijing Topcon Business & […]

Multispectral Field Monitoring with the QuestUAV DATAhawkAG, MicaSense RedEdge and MicaSense ATLAS

QuestUAV’s All-Round Package for Precision Agriculture Mapping Multispectral Field Monitoring with the QuestUAV DATAhawkAG, MicaSense RedEdge and MicaSense ATLAS Simple Mapping Workflow – Quality Data – Better Decisions Aerial images captured with a drone is a great asset for growers and agronomists. They can monitor the health and vigour and track change over time. When […]

Precision UAV Showcase the Q-100 DATAhawk at the 49th Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors Conference

Precision UAV Showcase the Q-100 DATAhawk at the 49th Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors Conference Precision UAV (formally Your Precision) attended the 49th annual Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) Conference. The company showcased QuestUAV’s Q-100 DATAhawk over a two day period. Visitors at the conference were keen to see the fixed wing drone with […]

QuestUAV DroneGirls React To Sexist Complaint

QuestUAV DroneGirls React to “Sexist” Comments     Jo Harris, QuestUAV DroneGirl   Jo Harris, female marketing consultant at QuestUAV wrote an article entitled “Drone Boys vs Drone Girls” on 21 Feb 2017. SuasNews received a complaint following the publishing of the article complaining that the article was “flagrantly sexist, male-centric and benighted”. The complainant […]

Drone Boys vs Drone Girls

Drone Boys vs Drone Girls      Kaz Operator During Training, Kazakstan Female QuestUAV Pilots, Philipinnes Pink QuestUAV DATAhawk Heather Ainsworth (left), Carla Taylor (Centre), Jo Harris (Right) by Jo Harris, DroneGirl, QuestUAV The face of the Drone industry is changing. Girl power is taking an increasingly important role in the Drone industry. And not […]

QuestUAV Releases New High Performance (HP) Wings for DATAhawk

QuestUAV Releases New High Performance (HP) Wings for DATAhawk DATAhawk HP Wings With an increase in surface area of around 22%, out new HP wings are having a significant boost for users where high altitude and/or turbulence are key factors to overcome. The image shows the new (HP) wings in black and the standard wings in grey. The […]

FIXED WING SURVEY DRONES IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY AT MINING SITES

Co-Authors Kerstin Traut, Nigel King and Ruairi Hardman A QuestUAV Case Study from Kazakhstan INTRODUCTION Mine operators know that safety precautions are of utmost importance in the daily routine at a mining site. Conventional surveying methods involved considerable effort and resources on the ground. Starting with electronic tachometers and later with ground GPS, surveyors have […]

TerraDrone Corporation and QuestUAV strike up a strategic partnership providing highly accurate large scale surveying services as well as Reseller presence in Japan

Terra Drone Corporation and QuestUAV Strike Up a Strategic Partnership Ruairi Hardman (L) Toru Tokushige (M) & Nigel King (R) In January 2017, Terra Drone Corporation signed a strategic alliance with British fixed-wing drone developer QuestUAV. In the future, Terra Drone will conduct surveying services using QuestUAV’s fixed-wing aircraft, sales of the airframe itself and […]

QuestUAV Drones – Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring

QuestUAV Drones – Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring A Case Study on Long-Term Erosion Mapping in Northeast England The Urgency to Measure Coastal Erosion Protecting coasts from erosion is a global mission.In the UK alone, the British Geological Survey states that across England and Wales 113 000 residential properties, 9000 commercial properties and […]

The British Geological Survey (BGS) Showcase DATAhawk at the Rushlight Show 2017

The British Geological Survey (BGS) Showcase DATAhawk at the Rushlight Show 2017   The British Geological Survey (BGS) attended the Rushlight Show 2017 in London on 25th January to exhibit the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) gas monitoring system for the energy sector.  The prototype system is the product of a project examining the technical feasibility […]

AGNAV SHOWCASING THE QUESTUAV DATAHAWK AT THE NAAA CONFERENCE, CALIFORNIA, USA

AgNav Showcasing the QuestUAV DATAhawk at NAAA Conference   AgNav attended the NAAA Conference in Long Beach, California at the end of 2016, in part, to launch its new line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) outfitted with various kinds of sensors. At this conference, they showed off the UAV line, including the QuestUAV DATAhawk, the […]

HOW A SENSOR GIMBAL IMPROVES EFFICIENCY OF AN AERIAL MAPPING MISSION

QuestUAV Sensor Gimbals Improve Flight Efficiency By More Than 15 Percent INTRODUCTION Demands on fixed wing drones are growing continually. Other than copter drones, fixed wing platforms are generally used to cover large areas (hundreds of hectares) in a short amount of time. Standards on flight endurance and efficient area coverage are growing throughout different […]

DATAhawk spearheads new compact QuestUAV range

QuestUAV launches full production of DATAhawk DATAhawk is a compact mapping UAV designed specifically for easy-of-use, rapid deployment, high resolution, photogrammetry missions. Fully autonomous with multiple landing options including para landing, the main sensor in the surveying edition takes the incredible 20.1mp Sony QX1 in a gimbaled mount. Including Pix4D Mapper, the system provides a […]

QuestUAV Training Team Starts Large-Team International Training with the Q-200 with GGP

QuestUAV’s Flying Team Starts Large Team International Training One of QuestUAV Ltd’s flight training teams arrived in Indonesia this past weekend, to provide in-country training for GGP (Great Giant Pineapple). Sunday saw the completion of a successful series of test flights with Q-200 AGRI Twin NDVI aircraft.                 […]

QuestUAV Addressing Safety Standards in Urban Environments | QuestUAV News

QuestUAV Addressing Safety Standards in Urban Environments   Introduction Drone mapping is growing at a rapid rate in almost every country in the world. Unfortunately, incidents with drones are also growing at the same time. Just like any other aircraft, drones not only need to be flown in a safe manner but flight operations need […]

KAZ Minerals commence UAS survey operations – a photo story

UAS Mining Survey Operations At Aktogay   KAZ Minerals operate a large operation at Aktogay in eastern Kazakhstan, with an open-pit mine and on-site concentrator – Aktogay Open-Pit Mine   From this autumn KAZ Minerals surveyors have begun to use a Q-200 Surveyor Pro UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) in Kazakhstan. The UAS (also known as […]

Texo DSI

“QuestUAV were extremely helpful in training me and ensuring that I had the knowledge of the Q200- PPK platform prior to practical and post processing training thereby increasing the learning speed during the entire training period” “Stu was very good at getting his point across in a calm and precise manner making it easier to […]

Q-200 Launch System V2 Available

Q-200 Launch Line System V2 – Safety and Efficiency Combined. The Q-200 airframe, the workhorse of the QuestUAV fleet now flies with an upgraded launch line system. The system improves upon the original launch line in several ways, bringing more efficient and safer launches to flight crews for every mission. Line Launched UAV The Q-200 […]

Successful UAV Operations In Cold Environments

7 Tips for Successful Drone/UAV Operations in Cold Environments Whatever the application around the world, be it mining, engineering, research or agriculture, in general terms small mapping UAVs are being increasingly utilized to observe the Earth’s surface in great detail – to monitor change over time. The analysis of this data enables better decision-making, resulting […]

Demonstration of High Geospatial Accuracy Achieved by a Fixed Wing UAV | QuestUAV News

Demonstration of High Geospatial Accuracy Achieved by a Fixed Wing UAV 1 (3cm) pixel accuracy across 2 Km grid using a QuestUAV Surveyor Pro UAV 1 Survey Objectives and Deliverable Items The purpose of this survey was to achieve a high accuracy topographic map and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of a study area in a […]

DATAhawk Fleet Arrives in South Korea For Large Scale Cadastral Survey Work

New fleet of Q-100 DATAhawks arrives in South Korea A fleet of DATAhawk mapping UAVs have arrived in South Korea, ready to perform mapping duties as part of an ongoing, large-scale cadastral survey mission by government departments. Multiple Datahawk Delivery A nationwide effort to create datasets that can be used by government and citizens looking […]

Pix4D User Workshop in Brisbane

HELImetrex – a QuestUAV Australian partner – is hosting the first Pix4D User Workshop in Brisbane. This is the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face with HELImetrex experts and develop your knowledge. The course runs on September 7th, 8th and 9th. Course Schedule Day 1 (from 9AM to 5:30PM) Pix4Dmapper Applications From Images to 3D Points […]

Drone Chasers – Mobile Ops

Mobile Operations – The Art of Chase Vehicles For Extended VLOS Missions Whilst autonomous UAVs are incredibly useful for surveying, they are not totally “fire and forget” in operation – you need to have a flight team to manage the mission as the aircraft performs its flight plan. This is generally because of safety and […]

Know Your Gimbals

Know Your Gimbals   A gimbal is, simply put, a cradle that allows the object contained within it to rotate about a particular axis (backwards and forwards, or left and right, or side to side – known in technical terms as pitch, roll and yaw). Used for a sensor within an aircraft, a gimbal for […]

Long Range MicaSense Agronomy Surveys

Long Range MicaSense RedEdge Agronomy Surveys Q-200 and Q-100 Aircraft Are Put Through Their Paces In Agricultural Survey This long range agronomy survey was part of a mission in the English countryside. We regularly fly test and demonstration missions across the UK. A multiple airframe survey demonstration flown for Hummingbird Technologies was no exception. The […]

Still Flying After 3000km – The Incredible Story of Mango Six | QuestUAV News

AN INDESTRUCTIBLE QUESTUAV “SURVEYOR” THAT FLIES WEEKLY MISSIONS THROUGHOUT SOUTH KOREA AND ASIA After 3,000 kilometers and 200 hours in the sky, Q-200 Surveyor “Mango Six” is still far away from retirement   MANGO SIX – AN AMAZING DRONE Mango Six is a Flagship of the QuestUAV fleet and commercial drone world. It continues to […]

Technical Services For Imagery Analysis Available

Technical Services For Imagery Analysis GIS, Image Processing and other services The best and most sophisticated UAV equipment is of no use when, at the end of the flight, nobody can competently read the information behind an image. Image analysis can become quite a complex task, especially when multi-temporal and multi-spectral information is involved. QuestUAV […]

Congratulations Team GGP for Successfully Completing the QuestUAV Training

After Seven Days Intensive Flight Training The GGP Team Is Ready For Their First Survey Adventure 30,000 Hectares of Tropical Fruits Need To Be Mapped! More Than 25 Takeoffs And Landings After seven days of intensive training, the flight crew at GGP (Great Giant Pinapple) is ready to complete their own flight missions without supervision […]

QuestUAV Images Make UNESCO World Heritage Sites Perceptible For Visually Impaired People | QuestUAV News

QuestUAV Images Make UNESCO World Heritage Sites Perceptible For Visually Impaired People An Image-Based Model of an Amphitheater Amazes Visitors at Ancient Kourion, Cyprus The ancient city-kingdom of Kourion is an impressive archaeological park on the southwestern coast of Cyprus and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paphos. The park has a pretty […]