Fall 2017 Student Recruitment

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We are looking for new students to join us! Team Guardian is a Mechatronics based team, but includes students from other programs as well. There is plenty of work to be done for software development, 3D modelling and printing, system testing, but also for sponsor relations, finance and budgeting, promotional material, and project management. If […]

New Hexacopter!

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Team Guardian has just obtained the first multirotor aircraft for our team! We have exclusively flown fixed wing aircraft for our competitions in the past years. A fixed wing aircraft allows us to cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time along with a greater payload capacity compared to using a multirotor system. […]

Team Guardian Wins Second Place at USC 2016!

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We are thrilled to announce that Team Guardian has been awarded Second Place at the Unmanned Systems Canada UAS Competition 2016! With 14 teams competing in Southport, Manitoba this year, competition was tough. Several teams were well prepared, demonstrating a unique strategy to the problem we were all facing. This year’s scenario was to survey a farmer’s crops […]

Updates from USC 2016

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Day 1: Friday started at an early 6:30am for breakfast in Southport Manitoba. After a safety briefing for competition, each of the 14 teams attending competition gave a ten minute sales pitch as to why their team is the best candidate for the job. Our presentation focussed less on the technicalities of our system and […]

Competition Preparation

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As the date of competition approaches, the team has been busy performing several flight tests to validate several systems. Using the same airframe as last year has its advantages in that we can be confident in a stable flight. This allows us to focus on the changes that happen within the system, such as testing […]

New Airframe: The Albatross UAV

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Team GUARDIAN has received a new airframe on which we will continue development: an Applied Aeronautics Albatross UAV. A new airframe allows us to expand our capabilities by carrying a larger payload. The expanded carrying capacity allows us to mount higher resolution cameras as well as new equipment. The Albatross has a 10kg takeoff weight, double our […]