Techpod Users

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here are the instructions for the techpod.

Part identification

I will take you through all the steps for making your techpod kit into a high performance flying machine. The Techpod can be  broken into a few major parts.

Nick Weber has been kind enough to make a few build videos

Discussion Forum

Techpod in Benin for meteorology experiment

Started by Medina Patrice Sep 28, 2016. 0 Replies

Hello allI was in Benin for DACCIWA Campaign with 3 techpod modified for scientic experiment.I used the plane for meteorological measurement.You can find some image in…Continue

Techpod model for X-plane or other sim?

Started by Adam Bellchambers. Last reply by Robin Hilliard Sep 4, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi all,Does anyone have, or is aware of, a model of the Techpod suitable for use in X-Plane or another sim? I am doing some development work with a UDB5 which includes hardware in the loop testing in…Continue

Techpod french certifcation

Started by Medina Patrice Aug 30, 2015. 0 Replies

Hello allThe Techpod with some modification for turbulence measurement ( OVLITA ) have been certified by the french administration for Scenario S1 and S2 ( 1000 m distance from pilote, out of view)…Continue

Camera pan tilt setup instructions?

Started by Marty. Last reply by Marty Jan 22, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi All!I'm very happy with the Techpod and now I'm ready for FPV. Could you point me to a place where I can read how to setup the camera? I got the parts all right and couldn't find directions on how…Continue

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Comment by DavidJames on August 20, 2017 at 5:44pm

I am approaching 3 years on my first Techpod.  It is amazing how many hours of flight time you can build up on a Techpod.   Typically I get about 2.5 hours of flight time at 13 m/s airspeed using two 6600 mAhr 4s batteries.   Cruises at 13m/sec and 70 watts.  I was getting under 60 watts but I think with age I am getting a bit more wing twist.

Have so much time on this Techpod airframe that the rudder hinging material wore out.   One of the hitec aileron servos went out too, last year.   Was a little surprised to find out that the average expected life of RC servos is only about 100 hrs.

Comment by armahdi hatta on November 1, 2014 at 8:48am


Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 27, 2014 at 3:52pm

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?



Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on October 27, 2014 at 3:37pm

Hi All,

I am new to the Techpod User Group, but not to DIY Drones.

After having flown a couple of custom modified EZ*s and TwinStar IIs, I have been thinking about building a Techpod.

Therefore I am interested if anyone has integrated a Pixhawk into the Techpod fuse?

I believe that Wayne has integrated an APM2.5 into his fuse.

If any of the members has integrated a Pixhawk into his Techpod, could you please pm me.



Comment by Mark on June 29, 2013 at 12:26am


If you are interested, we have started a detailed Techpod build log at


Comment by Mark on June 7, 2013 at 4:46am

Kickstarter and first orders commenced shipping today. Emails with tracking info will be sent out early next week.

Our store checkout module has been improved to provide real time delivery costs for the Techpod. Some minor mods still required however a big step forward.

Comment by Mark on June 4, 2013 at 8:41am

I are am pleased to confirm that the Techpods have arrived in Australia and have now cleared customs. Shipping commences this week.

Kickstarter’s, please contact us at if you have not already received an email from us.

Comment by John C. on May 30, 2013 at 5:49pm

Hey all, I hope all is well.  I've almost got my kickstarter techpod completed.  I was just wondering if there are any v2.0 fixes or suggestions that I should implement prior to beating the crap out of this plane?  Thanks.


Comment by Mark on May 28, 2013 at 7:28pm

Hi James, that is correct. I have your details from Wayne. I have sent you a pm so we don't mistakenly disclose any personal detail on this board.

BTW, Kickstarter buyers you can purchase any of the parts from our store and have the parts delivered for free with their plane. Just select pickup from store option on checkout.



Comment by James masterman on May 28, 2013 at 7:55am
That is great news Mark. I assume you will also be distributing the original kick starter orders (of which I am one)?

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