An established survey company is now providing drone services in Mauritania. Consulting Training Group (CTG) Topographie, based in the capital city of Nouakchott, has taken the lead from one of our Senegal based clients operating in the mining sector.
CTG is aiming to take on the challenge of a 40,000ha high-resolution survey in the Eastern Mauritania region using DATAhawk PPK. The sheer size of the project would make a normal drone survey with ground control an impossible task due to the immense number of ground control required and the difficult, barren terrain. Hence the 3cm to 6cm geospatial resolution capable with the QuestUAV PPK technology brings this opportunity closer to reality.
The companies director, Cheikh Tijani Hamed, received his DATAhawk PPK fixed-wing drone during his official drone training in the United Kingdom in February 2019.
Mauritania is one of Africa’s newest oil producers and is rich in mineral resources such as iron and ore. Mauritania is in North West Africa and the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa, bordered by Algeria, Mali, Western Sahara and Senegal. The largely desert country presents a cultural contrast, with an Arab-Berber population to the North and black Africans to the south. Many of its people are nomads.
CTG’s contact details are 126 Zone universitaire Nouakchott Mauritanie TEL: +222 45292120 +22222377823
QuestUAV DATAhawk is part of a popular exhibition in the North East
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 starts next month. The Exhibition is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers. QuestUAV are invited to display the DATAhawk as part of the exhibition. This can be viewed at the Hancock Museum from 22nd June – 9th September 2018. QuestUAV are honored to be chosen as an influential manufacturer in the North East. Find out more about the Exhibition here.
Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.
The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.
There are three starting points to our Exhibition. These hubs are connected by three trails. Each hub will host its own programme of experiences.
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 that with the optimum arrangement of components and performance of the final product.
The biggest request we had was for lower prices. In order to achieve that, we needed to reduce our own manufacturing costs and this has meant big changes in the way we work. Our new business model is leaner and more efficient, meaning we can move cost savings on to the customer. Choosing to use a pre-cut moulded body for the DATAHawk II was always an option and working alongside DS Smith has proven to be a good partnership and a huge benefit to Quest and its Clients.
DS Smith produced a promotional video all about QuestUAV and how their services helped us move forward with our new business model. Check it out. We look forward to working them again very soon.
More details of the DATAHawk II will be available publicly soon. If you would like to know more about its affordable pricing please contact QuestUAV. firstname.lastname@example.org +44 1665 479042 or make an enquiry using our contact page.
Once QuestUAV found out there was an opportunity to sponsor our local football team we jumped at the chance. The company has been honored to take on the sponsorship for our local junior football team Amble East Junior Football Team. It is important to realize the value of local sports teams to show support the local community.
QuestUAV took the opportunity to meet the team and show them the products and industry the company is in.
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 off the DATAHawk at the strip presentation and watched the team train. We look forward to supporting Amble sports teams in the future.
In this article you will read everything you need to know about QuestUAV’s recent integration that will vastly change the UAV marketplace.
QuestUAV now include new features which will improve GNSS and Inband Interference. These are only available with the QuestUAV 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. Not only this but our packages also carry the latest anti-jamming technology.
Quest UAV will take advantage of the Multi Constellation and Satellite Technology, appreciated by their Clients in the Southern Hemisphere. This System now includes support for GLO, BDS, GAL and IRNSS. Accuracy from the QuestUAV products have increased greatly since the integration of the Septentrio reciever boards in the aircraft.
During this integration project QuestUAV have worked closely with highly skilled and experienced experts in this field of work to ensure that all tests and accuracy’s are reliable.
QuestUAV products accuracy using Septentrio’s receiver have been tested and proven, as can be seen in the whitepaper for these products (White Paper available on request)
All new features will be included in the PPK packages for both DATAHawk and Q200.
Contact Quest UAV to find out more about our range of products that could suit you company needs.
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 full potential of the civilian mapping UAS.
Flying at 700ft agl and almost 15000 ft above sea level, QuestUAV’s 2kg DATAhawk aircraft covered an area of 150ha in less than 15 minutes.
This short video charts the operation of the QuestUAV PPK DAThawk by the ROCtec team and it’s post processing output.
It demonstrates the capability of the aircraft to operate entirely successfully with PPK in high altitude conditions and remote areas with little or no local RTK network.
QuestUAV’s director, NIgel King, said “This is an example of a great aircraft being used by a great crew. Jiang Chao and his ROCtec team (Topcon Beijing) are proving to be formidable partners with an assertive stance, ready to capture a new fixed wing drone survey market in Asia”.
“Their achievements with our QuestUAV DATAhawk, both in standard and PPK versions, are outstanding in terms of their quantifiable output following such high-profile flights as these. This mission is just one of their many achievements in China.
“Roctec have extracted the best of the stability of the aircraft, the exceptional quality of the SONY QX1 Camera and accuracy the Septentrio dual frequency AsteRx DGPS rover.
“The all weather capability of the system in sub zero, high altitude temperatures provided the final benefit for ROCtec to capture data for survey grade maps for mapping government construction.”
Topcon Survey Yanqing District with Fixed Wing Drone
A QuestUAV's Chinese reseller recently surveyed the Yanqing District, located North West of Beijing, China as part of a UAV demonstration. They were able to create a flythrough to show results. The team used QuestUAV's Q-100 DATAhawk drone to survey the area and processed their images using the Pix4DMapper software.
Beijing Topcon Business & Trade (BTBT) are a Positioning Business, which uses high-precision GNSS positing technology to achieve the automation of civil engineering construction and farming. Topcon supply a range of survey technologies globally including QuestUAV's Q-100 DATAhawk drone.
BTBT with QuestUAV's Stuart King and Q-100 DATAhawk
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 went on the say “You owe your readers, both female and male, an apology for posting such a degrading article.”
The following is a statement from QuestUAV director Nigel King, defending the author of the original article “Drone Boys vs Drone Girls”.
Kerstin... "It was an ironic piece phrased in an unassuming way to show women's presence in the drone world."
DroneGirls Kerstin and Carla on PPK trials
DroneGirl Jess and Her Dad
Comment By Nigel King. QuestUAV Director
“Jo Harris, my marketing publicist, is a DroneGirl through and through, having been in the industry for five years now.
She was itching to write a piece on one of her favourite subjects; That woman have as much a right to a role in the drone world as anyone. (And by process of deduction that simply means as much as any man!).
I gave her my blessing. And then hid under the desk….
Now we have a saying here in the North of England. Jo Harris “isn’t backward in coming forward”. It means she is pretty outspoken. Most DroneGirls are.
In fact let me tell you a little about my female staff in general…… the “DroneGirls” of QuestUAV.
Kerstin Traut, international drone operative, the smallest of my DroneGirls, can throw me to the ground quicker than anyone I know. Donna can organise accounts better than a Ninja warrior can dispatch enemy heads. Heather is fearless, loves her bright red lipstick and tells me I don’t work hard enough. Actually so does Jess, my grandaughter (part time worker). Jo Harris looks after a family of five and still manages at least four days a week at work. Carla Taylor took one look at the picture of the guy that wrote the complaint and went “he’s cute’ and promptly sent a Linkedin invitation to him. Between them they do a hundred different jobs including, yes, drone stuff.
Don’t you love it that kind of variety and uniqueness? I do! Life wouldn’t be the same around here.
So, who was to know that Jo and her DroneGirl colleagues, in all their feminine uniqueness, would be then hailed as (I quote)
“Flagrantly sexist, male-centric and benighted”, degrading their own feminine uniqueness in a “demeaning”, “sexual” and “callow” way.
For real? Having read the complaint, the members of the pink flight-line naturally looked at each other with that “very confused” look. And then took great interest in the writer of the complaint… Believe me, it’s a dangerous situation for a bloke to be in the middle of.
Their accuser is, it seems, a MALE drone business owner, unable to identify Jo’s sense of humour OR identity as a the DroneGirl who penned the article (Two pictures of her were in the article).
When I asked Jo for a statement on the validity of the complaint Jo said in typical Jo Harris simplicity….
DroneGirls Heather, Carla and Jo
Our Pink DATAhawk, icon of the QuestUAV DroneGirls
The complainant has since requested to withhold his complaint from being published but has demanded an apology from SUAS news on behalf of the rest of the world.
Well, truly, to anyone who has been offended (only one that we can make out so far) we offer our genuine apologies. There is no offence made at all. We hope that any reader can read between the lines of humour to the real message that each DroneGirl is a professional and rightly treated (and paid) as such.
My message to Mr Fox is; “Do you really want to take these DroneGirls own self expression and competence out of their own hands and protect them with some faux grandeur that you want to call anti-feminisim? If so I suggest you go and find a woman who doesn’t want to have a door opened for her and then don’t open the door for her. Just don’t try it on here. It’s not welcome.”
Kerstin, DroneGirl, also had something piercing to say.
“I’ve travelled the world, operating complex UAVs all over the world and done missions that Luke probably cant even dream about. I’m not an arrogant person. I know about my knowledge and my skills and therefore this article isn’t sexist at all. I feel like I am a professional UAV operator and this article was just an interesting way to show our take on DroneGirls in the industry. It was an ironic piece phrased in an unassuming way to show our presence in the drone world.”
Papa Mamadou came from Senegal on a mission to learn how to operate the QuestUAV Surveyor Pro on his Grand Cote mines. A great character, full of smiles and fun, he braved the roughest of English weather and Storm Doris to complete his training with us.
Some quotes from him both in English and his native French tongue.
“Wonderful good great I enjoyed my time"
"Javoue vraiment davoir passer d’excellent monments avec l’equipe QUESTUAV. Cetait une occasion pour moi de decouvrir northumberland et decouvrir aussi lhospitalite anglaise. Du professionalisme et de lexcellence chez Quest UAV et lhistoire ne fait que commencer sachant que nous avons un grand chemin a parcourrir ensemble.”-Papa
QuestUAV Releases New High Performance (HP) Wings for DATAhawk
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 wings are a straightforward retro-fit with no changes required to the standard DATAhawk.
The wings increase the ceiling of the DATAhawk to 10000ft and beyond and have the effect of reducing the stall speed; a benefit in turbulent conditions. The wings also improve launch capability in light winds.
For more details including pricing contact sales@questUAV.com.