Our good friends over at DIYDrones.com just concluded another awesome T3 contest, sponsored, in part, by 3D Robotics and moderated by Gary Mortimer, editor at sUAS News.
T3, which stands for Trust Time Trial, challenges UAV enthusiasts to conduct a difficult mission. This competition invited contestants to create a 3D map based on an autonomous flight. According to 3DR CEO Chris Anderson, “the quality of entries for the latest T3 round, … was nothing short of astounding.”
“The T3 competiton at DIY Drones has been pitting open source autopilots against each other since 2009. It has challenged hardware and aircraft alike,” said Gary. “It has moved from trying not to crash to very complex tasks in the real world in just five years.”
The winner, “Sylvain” from France, created a 3D model of an old German bunker from WW2, which had fallen on the beach at Sainte–Marguerite–sur–Merin France. The fire department eventually took down the structure due to erosion of the cliff. Sylvain used a 3DR autopilot to complete the winning 3D model. For submitting the winning entry, Sylvain will receive a 3DR Pixhawk.
You can view all six contestant entries here.