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" you are crazy, do you have FPV equipment on palne. i think it is so fast . "
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"Hi All, As far as the HS 65 servos go, is it better to use the metal gear (MG) model in place of the Karbonite gear (HB) model? Regards, TCIII AVD"
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"Hi All, I am new to the Techpod User Group, but not to DIY Drones. After having flown a couple of custom modified EX*s and TwinStar IIs, I have been thinking about building a Techpod. Therefore I am interested if anyone has integrated a Pixhawk into…"
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"Hi Wayne, I know you've done some work with OpenFOAM before. Would you be willing to collaborate on geometries? I'm the author of droneCFD and I would like to generate some results with the software. I have some CPU time to crunch away on…"
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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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Techwing update and maiden

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 3:25pm 7 Comments

Hey everyone,

 The newly updated techwing design has achieved its maiden flight.…


The Techstation

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am 15 Comments

Hey everyone,

 I have to admit, I am a little fed up with the "ground stations" available on the market today. First off, good luck seeing most laptops or tablets at all outdoors. Second, good luck modifying or repairing your laptop / tablet. It can be done but its usually a major pain with a good chance of breaking something.…


techwing gets winglets and slots

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:49pm 24 Comments

Hey everyone,

 I wanted to post an update on the work I have been doing on the techwing design.

The new design is scaled up some to a 40 inch WS. It also includes real Grantz type winglets, a longer tip cord and fixed LE slots.

Flat plate:…


techpos summer sale July 15-31

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:46am 33 Comments

Techpod kits are going on sale from today until july 31st They will be available for $140 to all US and Canadian customers.

techpos sale_edited-1

All newly shipped techpod kits will be shipped with these great upgrade parts which make the tail and wing very easy to remove and transport.

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Tool-less wings and removable tail mods for the techpod.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Hey everyone!

So I have finally emerged from home built CNC machine purgatory. I finally have the new machine running, and it rapids @ 1000 IPM and gets around +- .003 accuracy. But anyway thats not the point of this post. I have been working on upgrades to the basic techpod. Upgrades that make it much easier to transport and assemble at 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.
At 10:01am on May 7, 2014, Gary McCray said…

Hi Wayne I very much applaud your going Open Source and I am truly sorry for your problems with John, I have been in a similar position with a "partner" once also and these things are really painful.

I was in the nearly identical position to which you find yourself, a years worth of development work and told to go away.

My ex partner then went on to try and develop it without me but ultimately failed.

If your circumstance truly mirrors mine, believe me I feel your pain.

I am putting together my own informational website with mostly non-APM/PX4 implementation and use information on it that will still be primarlily for the benefit of the DIYDrones community.

To make a very long story short this has resulted from the desire of the lead developer on the Copter wiki to keep the wiki solely focused on APM/PX4 use and implementation.

I think this is a disservice to the DIYDrones community who has a right to and use for a wider focus than that.

Probably it could have been worked out at one time with cooperation and collaboration, but unfortunately it is too late for that now.

You can probably understand this too.

In any case, I would be happy to feature and include information about your TechPod on my site.

BTW my site will expressly not be in any way confrontational or negative relating to 3DR, DIYDrones or any of the people involved with it, my difficulties are mine and a waste of time for the group so I will not do or be party to that.

I actually think your Techpod is the single best example of an off the shelf multi use UAV currently available and have already included a picture of it on the front page of my website.

I haven't launched it yet because I am still trying to get more of the initial pages done, but you can go take a look at it here:


You can also write to me at gary@dronesarefun.com

Best Regards,


At 1:16pm on October 21, 2014, Chris Paulson said…

Hi Wayne, I know you've done some work with OpenFOAM before. Would you be willing to collaborate on geometries? I'm the author of droneCFD and I would like to generate some results with the software. I have some CPU time to crunch away on geometries. Let me know. 


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