Finding Bruce

June 13, 2017

See where Bruce is, what he is doing and see what Bruce sees at any time – LIVE. Bruce is now transmitting LIVE some of his on- board sensors, cameras and data. Click on this link to find Bruce! You can explore with Bruce and use some of the features and menus – for example switch […]

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“Collision Avoidance Testing May 2017”

“Collision Avoidance Testing May 2017”

May 25, 2017

Bruce’s testing continues on Sydney’s Botany Bay this May with a range of new features being implemented on board and remotely. Software Engineer Matt McGill said “It’s been almost 6 months since Bruce’s maiden voyage. After a few teething problems that have now been resolved, Bruce is now undergoing assorted sea trials.” Senior Systems Engineer […]

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BlueBottle Completes 12 days ​of ​Endurance Trials on Lake Macquarie​ NSW

April 7, 2017

Chief Engineer Lloyd Breckenridge said ” Today we completed 12 days of trials on Lake Macquarie from Monday 27th March to Friday 7th April. We tested Bruce’s power management and solar recharging, waypoint sailing, position holding in a number of modes and collision avoidance. The weather was raining and overcast 11 out of the 12 […]

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Early Testing for Bruce on Botany Bay

Early Testing for Bruce on Botany Bay

February 2, 2017

The first sea trials for Bluebottle ‘Bruce’ on Botany Bay have been successfully conducted. Autonomous navigation, raising and lowering the sail, motor and wind propulsion and array towing capabilities all tested with success.

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