My Tuesday morning in Toogoolawah

Australian aviation videographer Ross Stenhouse has posted a video of the ScanEagle briefing and demonstration that I and a group of journalists received a couple of Tuesdays ago in Toogoolawah, Australia.

The Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle, designed by Aerovel founder Tad McGeer, has become by far the most popular unmanned aircraft system in the size class beneath the AAI RQ-7 Shadow.

ScanEagle solves the problem of runway dependence for small UAS using a catapult launcher and a clever recovery method, in which a wing-tip hook snags a wire suspended from a crane. Witnessing ScanEagle’s moment of recovery was actually worth a roughly 4-hour bus ride into the Australian bush in a cramped bus full of increasingly cranky aviation journalists! 

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One Response to My Tuesday morning in Toogoolawah

  1. Ross Stenhouse 20 July, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    Gooday

    Stumbled upon your “My Tuesday morning in Toogoolawah” web page, I removed the youTube video and have since put it back in slightly edited form.

    here is the URL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqFAhUdIjvU

    thought you might like to know.

    cheers
    Ross

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