University UAVs Stolen

Bergen UAV

Very sad but I guess inevitable had to happen one day.  Being reported on hobby forums, last weekend (27./28.11.2010) somebody broke into the University of Bergen, Norway and stole three Paparazzi-equipped autonomous aircrafts/systems for atmospheric research based on the Multiplex Funjet. The break-in was very precisely targeted to only the systems that had been used in many measurement campaigns. Any information about the disposition of this equipment (e.g. suspicious offer for sale) is highly appreciated.

Contact Martin at RCgroups

The list of equipment stolen is exactly what you need to operate the UAVs.

  • 3 SUMO systems with autopilot, data logger and sensors (serial numbers 4,7,9)
  • 1 field PC Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (SNR:7JKCA88527,UiB-tellekort:00185521)
  • 1 remote control Graupner MC 22
  • 2 modems for communication between aircraft and ground control station
  • 2 antennas
  • 8 batteries LiPo 2.2 Ah
  • 1 box with cables, connectors and spare parts (data loggers, sensors)
  • 1 Microstrain inertial measurement unit 3DM-GX1
  • 1 battery charger 220 V and 12 V
  • Gary Mortimer

    Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.