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QuestUAV become TAA Compliant

After a quality inspection from the Ministry of Defence and The Defence Equipment and Support Agency, QuestUAV are now classified as TAA Compliant and have met all standards for RA1600: RPAS. We look forward to future work with the MOD and other government organisations.  

QuestUAV Closes Deal to Map World’s Largest Construction Project

QuestUAV Closes Deal to Map World’s Largest Construction Project Client comes all the way from Kazakhstan to hand pick his drone QuestUAV welcomed Paul Reynolds of Aardvark LLP to their head office this week to hand pick his new drone fleet.  QuestUAV and Aardvark are about to embark on mapping the world’s largest construction site […]

Introducing the DATAHawk II

QuestUAV, the UK’s most established fixed-wing UAS developer, has applied its expertise to a new airframe model, the DATAHawk II.  Two years in the making, this new high density moulded design brings improved performance and greatly reduced costs. The key to its success has come from then listening carefully to what the customer wants, and blending […]

QuestUAV Clients in Top 20 Drone Service Providers

  Drone Industry Insights recently comprised a Top 20 of Drone Service Providers. In this ranking, they displayed the TOP 20 drone-as-a-service companies based on an analysis of 200+ global operating drone service providers. Since the drone industry does not yet offer a solution that can fully incorporate drone services as they currently exist, drone […]

New Drone Partnership Close to Home

Droneflight and QuestUAV: A New Partnership. QuestUAV embarked on a lengthy Research and Development project spanning 3 years to enable the Datahawk to perform with Post Processing Kinematics (PPK) to deliver Ultra High-Accuracy Precision. The Datahawk PPK has had a good response all over the world so no surprise that a company on their door […]

QuestUAV unfold their Fixed Wing Drone Rental to Europe and USA

Business Expansion Unveils Extended Rental Service QuestUAV have been hiring drone systems and sensors to a UK only market since 2013. However, for selected customers it is now expanding its rentals to include Europe and the United States. QuestUAV are offering Drone Rental from just £23 per day* QuestUAV are market leaders in the drone […]

Grande Cote Operations

“I have had an excellent time with the QuestUAV Team.  This was a great opportunity for me to visit Northumberland, the English hospitality and the professionalism of QuestUAV was amazing.  It has been wonderful, excellent, I have really enjoyed my experience here” – Papa Manadou Diouf – Grande Cote Operations

Keeping it Local

We are very lucky that our head office is located near such a community spirited town.  We jumped at the chance to be sponsors for Amble East Junior Football Team.   The young talented players were very happy with their new QuestUAV strips and enjoyed hearing about the UAV’s  when Nigel and Stuart King showed […]

New Features to All QuestUAV PPK Products

New Features to improve GNSS and Inband Interference have been included in Quest UAV PPK Products. Thanks to the new Septentrio high-performance, ultra-low GNSS receiver, QuestUAV can offer clients All-in-view multi-constellation and multi-frequency satellite tracking capabilities.  The PPK Package also carries the latest anti-jamming technology. Quest UAV will take advantage of the Multi Constellation and […]

CSR Conference Dec 2017

A Newcastle based initiative is pulling together best practice methods for the use of Drones in Search and Rescue and in particular the Search and identification of lost people. The Centre For Search and Rescue, (CSR), a Newcastle University based charity, has been focusing on the use of drones in SAR and has discovered a […]

Winter Words of Wisdom

  Whilst that white layer of frost can be eye catching, lower temperatures bring warnings for the drone operator. We have tried to capture some of the most important points here; Crew Fatigue. Everything takes longer in the cold and that means everything gets colder again. Crew will want to chase along a little quicker […]

Keep an Eagle Eye Out For Fakes

Keep an Eagle Eye out for fakes. They don’t only come from China and they don’t have to come in the same colour as ours. Unscrupulous former employees have set up a stall that looks just like a mini QuestUAV factory. They have copied our operation, methods, tools, used our IP and designs, claimed originality, hold a […]

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 […]

Beijing Topcon Business & Trade

We are always looking to expand our range of imaging products, we have a desire to discover products globally that meet our and our customer’s needs” “We were keen to learn about QuestUAV both before and during our UK training, but it was wonderful to find that the quality of staff and equipment was very […]

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 […]