News

November 7, 2017
The UAV team has now received their 3D printed camera mount. With the new mount, the team is now able to conduct test flights with a dummy load to test how well the gimble functions and how well the drone can handle its weight. 
November 1, 2017
The UAV Platform team conducted their first test flight with the drone. Due to multiple timing issues and trying to fix things on the drone, it has postponed many earlier test flights that were supposed to occur. The next goal for the semester is to create a simple flight plan and do an autonomous...
October 24, 2017
This week the UAV team designed the new camera mount for the drone. They sent off the specs for the design to the 3D printing lab to get it printed, and they will hopefully have a finished product to mount to the drone by next week. Doing so will allow them to start conducting a test with a load(i....
October 24, 2017
With the UAV team currently only having one pilot available to conduct test flights, the team decided that it would be best to have another pilot available to do flights in the case that the other pilot is not available. Currently, the new person, Marco Mendez, is studying for his pilot's test...
October 3, 2017
The UAV team attended the 2017 world drone expo. It was an extremely enlighting experience to see all of the variations of drones and their possibilities, and we learned some valuable information to helps us continue on into our project. This is only some of all that was seen.
September 19, 2017
The UAV team had a meeting with there project partner, David Doll, on September 12. They discusseed what has been done with the project up to this point in time, and they also discussed what will be done going into the future to bring the project closer to its goals. The team members were able to...
August 29, 2017
  The UAV team kicks of the semester with choosing who will take on what roles during the semester and figure out where to pick up within the project to get it headed in the right direction.   
May 12, 2017
Innovate to Grow is the annual showcase of the UC Merced student ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Whether it was picking tomatoes, loading chickens, treating drinking water, or another project, engineering students show off their ideas and projects at the annual Innovate to Grow convention....
May 9, 2017
The UAV will deliver a final presentation for the Spring 2017 Semester regarding what has been completed so far and outline what will need to be done in the following semester to get the project closer to the Delivery and Maintenance Phase. They will also discuss the the major issues and concerns...
May 2, 2017
The UAV team gathers to take one final group picture to rap up the end of this semester. Now all that is left to do is to present our final design and go to the Innovate to Grow convention.

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