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Adam Erickson commented on wayne garris's blog post 170 minute techpod flight
"Is this still the optimal setup for the TechPod?"

wayne garris commented on Toby Lankford's blog post The Official Aerial Vista Challenge Team Video for the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge
"Sorry John just because I worked for you for 8 months in 2010 does not mean you somehow own something I designed starting in september of 2011. You are simply using a previous business relationship to confuse the general public. So you refer to a…"
Apr 10

wayne garris commented on Toby Lankford's blog post The Official Aerial Vista Challenge Team Video for the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge
"So I just imagined this post? Quote" Quote: Originally Posted by UAVPILOT1  Thank you, John for supporting Aerial Vista Challenge Team and the other teams in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. We look forward to development…"
Apr 10

wayne garris commented on Toby Lankford's blog post The Official Aerial Vista Challenge Team Video for the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge
"I got to wonder if the aerial vista challange team is interested in using pirated airframe designs? The "cyclops" is the techpod rebranded and copied. No john has never given me a dime for my design. No he does not have my permission. Yes,…"
Apr 10

wayne garris commented on MikeA's blog post For all the Techpod lovers and supporters
"Hey mike that is looking pretty sweet. The landing gear looks nice. I have set up files for the apm."
Apr 6

wayne garris commented on Hai Tran's blog post Triathlete sustains head injuries from a drone
"They should try my new rock idea. Completely Unhackable. Heck it's even Y2k/zombie apocalypse compliant."
Apr 6

wayne garris commented on Hai Tran's blog post Triathlete sustains head injuries from a drone
"I think my camera-rock idea just may take off. It's about a stupid idea as flying a quad over a person's head. People seem to think that's ok."
Apr 6

wayne garris commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post South Africa CAA Gave a warning to all South Africans flying sUAV's in civil aviation airspace
"What if the rock had a camera strapped to it and was thrown for money. What if people started throwing rocks with cameras strapped to them at news events? I would think law enforcement would and should stop you from throwing rock over people's…"
Apr 3

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I have ve been designing and flying uavs for commercial and hobby use for more then ten years . currently employed as an aerospace machinist . check me out @ hobbyuav.com
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Camera bay doors coming soon for techpod.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 6:10pm 14 Comments

Hello everyone,


I just wanted to show off what I've been working on lately for the techpod. Is a mechanism to at automatic doors to the camera bay of the techpod. This will allow people to mount a camera in the belly of the techpod and gather unobstructed vertical photos and still keep the camera protected during landings…


The Techwing maiden flight

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 1:30am 18 Comments

Hello everyone!

A few months ago I recieved an email from Lorenz, main developer of the Pixhawk research project and  the PX4 autopilot. He urged me to create a small flying wing platform. Around 35 inch wing span and around 500 grams. capable of carrying a small camera like a gopro or canon s100.camera and an…


Magnetic encoder and brushless gimbal controller

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

- from my blog hobbyuav,com.

For the techpod 2.0, I want to have a high precision camera gimbal capable of continuous rotation in two axis. I have always likes the brushless gimbals that are…


170 minute techpod flight

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 12:30am 89 Comments

Hey everyone, so I don't have the APM tuned very well but at least its hitting waypoints and holding altitude and airspeed. I decided to get it flying and see just how long it would go. Here it the result:

here are the Tlogs

this is the equipment list:…


Variable pitch Techpod

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 4:06am 17 Comments

Hey everyone, Here is something cool that I have been working on that I think you may enjoy.

Variable pitch prop

So, I had been pondering how to make an inexpensive variable prop. I was thinking about using a heli head from a hk450 or perhaps a tail rotor. I eventually saw a post here, on diydrones, where a guy was using a tail rotor from a HK500 (can't find post). I got inspired and found a HK600 tail rotor has the…


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At 3:41pm on December 20, 2007, Jeffrey Johnson said…
Wayne, lets plan to fly together in Jan sometime up there in WA. We can get you started with Beta Software then.

RE: Your small platforms, do you have access to a Nokia NSeries device (N95 etc). If so, we can get you up and running with them, if not, I think these will turn out to be a better set of devices to work with insofar as Autopilots go than the WM devices that Chris currently works with. But we will also be porting our acquisition code to WM6 in the new year. You can check out the new Tilt device on ATT since it is the best device in this family at the moment. But we highly recommend the nokia devices, and would like to be able to implement an autopilot with them as well.

Stay in touch,

At 10:39am on April 24, 2008, Josh Ferguson said…

I don't know if this is the most private way to post my e-mail address. I thought I'd leave it here instead of in the forum. Here's my e-mail address:


Drop me a line and we'll discuss.

At 4:30pm on May 8, 2008, Skyler Associates, LLC said…
Hi Wayne. This is Scott Thompson from Skyler Associates, LLC. Things going well up there?
At 5:17am on May 20, 2008, Keith Shaw said…
Sorry, wrong Keith Shaw
At 3:13pm on June 8, 2008, Scott Williamson said…

I'm very impressed with the work you are doing here and interested in your C2 design as it looks very similar to what I'm toying around with. My plan was for a UAV based on that design for air potos primarily. I confess i just like the look as well. I have a ryobi 31cc converted ready to g and spectrum radio equipment. I was wondering if you had any drawing or palns that you'd be willing to hshare to help me get the proportions correct??

Scott in New Zealand
At 4:02pm on August 25, 2009, Dave_fr said…
Wow I've just looked at your page, there's lots to learn from you !
Thank you for looking at my posts and I'd be delighted to receive some help from you !
At 2:34pm on September 1, 2010, Andrew Van Der Plaats said…
No, it's a 1944 Taylorcraft, similar to the type used durng WWII. In fact the one in the photo is the same type as one which was brought ashore during D-Day, then assembeld and flown as a spotter for navel guns. The pilot sits up front and observer can elect to sit facing forward or backwards. All tube and fabric construction.

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