This year IMAV 2011 in Delft, Netherlands went really well for all of the participants, we have seen lots of successful flights. ENAC Paparazzi Team took the 2nd place in general “Outdoor Autonomy Challenge” and Fire Storm demonstrated 105+ minutes of flight and took the “Best Outdoor Endurance Award”. He was waiting for this day for 2 years since the cancelation of IMAV 09. Additionally, Fire Storm flew its endurance mission with the new Umarim V1.0 autopilot board which will be released soon.
The IMAV 2010 International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Flight Competition took place today in Braunschweig, Germany. The ENAC Paparazzi team took home 1st place for the outdoor
autonomy mission and 2nd place for the indoor flight dynamics
challenge. Both the indoor and the outdoor event consisted of two separate competitions, one focusing on high maneuverability, the other one focussing on the MAV’s ability to perform a complex
Paparazzi was a big success at the 2009 UAV Outback Challenge held at Kingaroy Airport, Queensland, Australia, Sep. 28-30. Team “Look mAh, no hands!” representing Brisbane Grammar School, won the ‘Robot Airborne Delivery Challenge’ placing 1st, after performing an autonomous mission phase including autonomous payload release. The team consisted of four members in their senior years of high-school, and was led by team captain Ben Paratz. Many thanks to the paparazzi community, not only for the autopilot itself but for the assistance that was enthusiastically given whenever needed. Link to competition
The USU-OSAM Paparazzi team won the 1st place in the 7th AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) Student Unmanned Aircraft System Competition (18 teams total). The competition was held at Webster Field, Maryland, Jun. 17-20. The honor also goes to all of the Paparazzi community, especially the developers.
Link to competition
Dear Paparazzi members, the registration for EMAV09 is now open at http://www.emav09.org/.
We look forward to meeting many paparazzi teams at this yearly event.