About

Gender

Male


Location

Fairfax, VA


About Me:

Self-proclaimed aerodynamicist


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

More leaning on the design of the aircraft rather than the computer science aspect.


Hometown:

Fairfax, VA


Activity Feed

Tarik Agcayazi replied to Monroe King's discussion Continuing efforts on the space program in Ardupilot Space Program
"Hey monroe!! I just came across this project, this is so fucking cool. Is there any updates? 

also, what legal hoop did you hop through for high altitude flights? I'm trying to return an autonomous glider from 100,000 feet (weather balloon), we wra…"
Apr 9
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tarik Agcayazi's blog post Project Log 9 | Autonomous Glider from High Altitude balloon
"Thanks David! Hopefully we can see the end of it.

To Pepper, that doesn't surprise me at all. Right now i'm reacing out to spaceports and other airports of such to see if we can do a launch there. We're first going to go for Class E airspace (Hopef…"
Apr 9
Tarik Agcayazi posted a blog post
This project aims to autonomously return a glider from a high altitude balloon (100,000 feet). I just wrapped up “proof of concept” autonomous glides dropped from a hexacopter. We’re ready for 18,000 foot class E flight testing, pending how our talk…
Apr 6
Tarik Agcayazi posted a blog post
So, I started this project 2 years ago. Not cutting my hair until i finish it.The High Altitude Balloon Return project aims to return a flying wing autonomously from a 100,000 feet. There's a lot of challenges associated with this. I tried to make m…
Jan 8
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Oh right i completely forgot about the servos. I havent looked into tricopters in a while. Hey Tao, have you seen this?

https://youtu.be/w2itwFJCgFQ?t=6m51s"
Jul 27, 2018
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Heres a thought:

3 CCW motors and 2 CW motors
a CW motor goes out
3 CCW motors and 1 CW motor left
Would it be possible to disable a CCW motor in software and run it like a tricopter? "
Jul 26, 2018
Tarik Agcayazi posted a blog post
On the sixth installment of my project log, I finally get some test flights off with the flight controller i started to make from an arduino 101.Up until this point, we barely had the aircraft gliding. This week I decided to add some methods, and cr…
Jul 25, 2018
Tarik Agcayazi posted a discussion
So, the manual I have states a solid green LED means that the two radios are connected to each other. On Mission planner, i've gone ahead and done the radio setup as well, and it's confirmed that its saved the two settings on both of the radios.Howe…
Dec 19, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi commented on yangdaonline's blog post 3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera
"Appreciate it!

uavtarik@gmail.com"
Oct 13, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tarik Agcayazi's blog post Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"I was under the impression that roll and pitch would operate like torque. Put the control surfaces further out from the pivot point and you have more authority. Increase the surface area, and you would increase your force or pressure acting at that…"
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tarik Agcayazi's blog post Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"You definitely could! The Sr-71's flown pretty high, and a bunch of airplanes have flown above 100,000 feet. Just increase control surface area + airspeed, and at some point you'd definitely be able to control the aircraft.  It isnt if we can or if…"
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi commented on yangdaonline's blog post 3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera
"I would've loved this years ago. You guys have a number for the price yet? I'm guessing this is going to be quite pricey though right? FLIR cameras themselves are expensive to begin with. "
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi replied to Tarik Agcayazi's discussion Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"Got it. Just posted there as well, awaiting approval. Out of etiquette, do I erase this post?"
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi posted a blog post
Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project aims to return the electronics on board a weather balloon autonomously instead of drifting away on a parachute. My Project Log series aims to provide short sweet and to the point updates to said project. Heres…
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi replied to Tarik Agcayazi's discussion Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"Great advice! Thank you, i'm new here though. How do I post as a news item?"
Oct 10, 2017
Tarik Agcayazi posted a discussion
Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project aims to return the electronics on board a HAB autonomously. Traditionally, weather and HAB's return electronics safely to the ground via parachute, but this obviously steers waaaayy off from the launch site an…
Oct 10, 2017
More…