Canberra UAV member Andrew Tridgell recently had a go at building a Techpod plane. Watch for his upcoming review of the plane but from what I saw it looks like the plane lives up to the expectation of managing very long flight times.
CUAV members Jack, Chris and myself ventured out with Tridge to the air field for test flights on a very cold and foggy Winter morning yesterday. Much to our delight the sun finally appeared and the day turned out to be perfect for the Techpod's maiden flight. The plane flew two test flights of over an hour each, returning with plenty of power left in the 5000mAH battery each time.
More Canberra UAV Techpod Maiden Flight Photos are posted on Flickr.