AUIS First Official Drone Flight | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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AUIS First Official Drone Flight

Outside Building A
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 00:00

Wedesday, April 20, 2016
4:00 P.M. 


Please come out to see the first official flight of our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (aka drone) at AUIS!
We will launch in front of Building A at 4 PM on Wednesday, 20th.
We encourage you to be a part of it by being outside or in the courtyard for the launch.
Last year, AUIS board member Azzam Alwash donated a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), to the Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage at AUIS. This remote controlled multicopter (a miniature helicopter with 4 rotor blades) is coordinated from the ground using an iPhone or iPad and a controller. The helicopter can shoot high-definition photography and very-high definition video (4K) of any place from the air and has a maximum flight time of roughly 15 minutes. Dr. Tobin Hartnell, director CACHE, has been trialing potential uses of this technology to create 3D models of the landscape at Betsansur, the oldest known village in Iraq. In the future, the Center hopes to use the technology to create models of archaeological landscapes and historic buildings.