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Mauritania Sees Survey Company CTG Provide New Drone Services

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.

Tijani with PPK Datahawk
Tijani with his DATAhawk PPK
Map of Mauritania, Copyright Planet Earth

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

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GEO Business Show 2018

Can you spot yourself at the GEO Business Show?

We attended the GEO Business 2018 Exhibition this week at The Design Centre in London. We got to meet lots of interesting people and enjoyed sharing the event with our host Septentrio.

About the GEO Business Show

Showcasing 200 of the world’s leading suppliers of geospatial technology and service providers. Visitors can meet face-to-face with exhibitors displaying the latest in the geospatial industry including GIS data capture, laser scanning, photogrammetry, UAV’s, remote sensing, GPS and satellite positioning, cartography GIS and mapping based applications, 3D modelling and visualisation and land, building, utility, rail, hydrographic surveying equipment and services.

The next GEO Business will take place on 21-22 May 2019.  We hope that we will be able to see even more associates next year.  To find out more about this please visit GEOBusiness Website.

Ugandan Delegation visits QuestUAV Headquarters

Ugandan Delegation visits Quest UAV HeadquartersImage of Q200 Surveyor Pro Package

A Ugandan delegation recently visited QuestUAV in Northumberland. The purpose of the visit was to carry out an inspection of the Q200 drone mapping equipment they had purchased from Quest UAV.

An inspection team had been nominated by the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports. The team included representatives from Makerere, Kyambogo and Busitema Universities and was led by Mr Twesigye Boaz Collins of Benefit Worldwide Ltd.

Benefit Worldwide is a company invested in bringing new technology to researchers in Uganda. Makerere University delegates will receive training later this year in UK. The university team consisting of Moses, Michael, Joseph and Gregory.

The team also learned about the further considerations needed to operate a drone safely in Uganda. As a typical liaison visit, the group were picked up from the local train station, driven to the QuestUAV premises, and shown around the business, prior to the inspection and consultation.

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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

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QuestUAV welcomed Paul Reynolds of Aardvark LLP to their head office this week to hand pick his new drone fleet.  Aardvark and QuestUAV are about to embark on mapping the world’s largest construction project in Kazakhstan.

QuestUAV already have a good connection with Kazakhstan after many years supplying drones and having a hands-on approach there in 2016 raising safety and efficiency for a copper mine working with Kazminerals.

Initially approaching QuestUAV for a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to withstand extreme weather and handle temperatures below -24 degrees; a good relationship was already moulded with Aardvark LLP.  Once finding out more about their project QuestUAV were more than happy to supply Aardvark with the most efficient fleet.

They have initially procured two Q200 Surveyor – Extreme Weather Packages to their extensive fleet including the popular PPK Package.

Aardvark recently completed their extensive manufacturers and UK CCA PfCO training at QuestUAV Flight School and are ready to start operating using their new drones in Kazakhstan.

Here is some brilliant footage of the QuestUAV Q200 Surveyor Pro out in Kazakhstan with Aardvark LLP.

 

QuestUAV is the longest running fixed wing manufacturer based in the UK.  They Design, Build and Fly small fixed wing unmanned aircraft (sUAV) that carries sensors including high-resolution cameras, infrared, thermal, multispectral and video surveillance.  Their network of clients spans across 6 continents and contains strong links with World-Leading Universities and Research institutions.

www.questuav.com

Call:  +44 1665 479042

Email: sales@questuav.com

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Introducing the DATAHawk II

QuestUAV 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 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. sales@questuav.com +44 1665 479042 or make an enquiry using our contact page.

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New Drone Partnership Close to Home

Droneflight and QuestUAV: A New Partnership.

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Droneflight is taking on QuestUAV products that will expand its current foreshore survey work.  Droneflight’s Head Quarters is less than 40 miles South of QuestUAV’s Manufacturing Base. The advanced QuestUAV PPK Datahawk aircraft will complement their current range of multirotor drones.

 

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 step was interested in the product.

Partnership:

Nigel King, CEO of QuestUAV, said ‘The Datahawk PPK is a great little aircraft and very well priced; I’m sure this fixed wing choice by Droneflight will help them move forward quickly and with minimum outlay. Andrew of Droneflight said he wanted a fixed wing tough enough and ugly enough to take a good beating; he won’t be disappointed”

 

Andrew Griffiths, CEO of Droneflight said ‘Working with QuestUAV was a just a sensible business decision. They are a UK based manufacturer so liaison, training and repairs are more easily managed than with a foreign company. We do a lot of foreshore work where PPK is ideal, so the Datahawk PPK, with its attractive pricing and rugged capability, made it a winner for us.’

 

The Datahawk PPK carries the highly regarded Septentrio Asterex L1/L2/L2/L5 with GPS, GNSS, GALILEO, BEIDOU and others. With the most advanced antijamming technology on the market it is integrated at a price point into the Datahawk that is placed well below the competition.

 

For UK and European customers within reach of QuestUAV training centre, it can make a big saving when entering the single operator, fixed wing, PPK market.

 

Droneflight also has a training division, DronePartners that is a CAA NQE and provides specialist inspection and PIX4D training.  The partnership will explore training opportunities for both companies.

QuestUAV:

QuestUAV is the longest running fixed wing manufacturer based in the UK.  They Design, Build and Fly small fixed wing unmanned aircraft (sUAV) that carries sensors including high-resolution cameras, infrared, thermal, multispectral and video surveillance.  Their network of clients spans across 6 continents and contains strong links with World-Leading Universities and Research institutions.

Contact Us:

QuestUAV: www.questuav.com

Telephone: +44 1665 479042

Email: sales@questuav.com

More information on Droneflight: www.droneflight.co.uk

 

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Grande Cote Operations

Grande Cote Operations

Papa Mamadou Diouf (Grande Cote Operations) recently visited QuestUAV to complete his training for the Q-200 UAV system.

If you want to learn more about what our UAV is being used for click on the link below.

http://www.tizir.co.uk/projects-operations/grande-cote-mineral-sands/

Papa Mamadou Diouf (Grande Cote Operations)
Papa Mamadou Diouf completing flight training

“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 Mamadou Diouf – Grande Cote Operations

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Commercial UAV Show – ExCel London 15th-16th November

The Commercial UAV Show 2017

We will once again be attending The Commercial UAV Show in London on November 15th and 16th.

This is an opportunity to meet up with us to discuss your Fixed Wing UAV needs, whether you have already made an enquiry with us or would just like to introduce yourself, we are more than happy to schedule an appointment with you.

If you would like to pre-book a time slot please contact us.

The Commercial UAV Show 2017
The Commercial UAV Show 2017
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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.

BGS Gas Sensor Q200

This spring, a study by QuestUAV and the British Geological Survey (BGS) used a custom QuestUAV Q200 airframe equipped with two sensors, one tuned for methane (CH4) and one for CO2. The sensors use an open-path gas mass spectrometer — a fiber-guided laser beam passed laterally across open atmosphere on top of the drone to a reflector and then back to the sensor itself.

Signals from the sensors were fed into a multi-core processing unit on board the drone. All readings were stamped with time and location provided by the standard GPS and flight units in the Q200.

The completed drone was commissioned in March. Over several months, trial flights were run over gas releases initiated manually on the ground over the test site. The recorded sensor data was processed immediately on return to base, and the data passed to BGS for analysis and appraisal.

The team plans to fine-tune the operational workflow and maintenance tasks for regular missions.

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National Pink Day

National Pink Day / Cancer Research

National Pink Day for Cancer Research

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of people born after 1960 who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

Friday 23rd June is National Pink Day - This year we're supporting Cancer Research UK. Statistically 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer. That's nearly a third of the people you know or work with.  QuestUAV are proud to play their pink datahawk.

Let's beat cancer sooner.

Cancer Research UK

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