Karan Chawla
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Sending images to cloud

Started Jun 29, 2015 0 Replies

Hello all,I'm new to aerial photography and I'm trying to develop a solution similar to some commercially available products wherein the data is sent to a cloud for post processing. I'd like to use a…Continue

Realistic Constraints for a Delivery Drone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coby Nov 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello all,I'm trying to design a delivery drone with a maximum payload of 2 kg and a range of around 13km. I want to ask if these constraints are feasible ? If yes, can you link me to some of the…Continue

Tags: uav, multirotors, drone, delivery

Thrust Vector

Started this discussion. Last reply by John C Hansen Mar 16, 2018. 5 Replies

I came across this design on kickstarter. Any idea why the motors are tilted at such peculiar angles ? Is it supposed to improve dynamic stability or something ?Continue

Tags: #design, #airframe, #quadcopter

Potential problems with a Pixhawk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre K. Jul 21, 2014. 1 Reply

Hey all,I've been working on a quadcopter and will be using a 2 axis gimbal on it.I'll be shooting videos with my quad.I've heard APM gets bogged down due to it's 8 bit processor. Can someone shed…Continue

Tags: quadcopter, APM, pixhawk


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About Me:
A huge drone enthusiast with a knack for computer programming.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
UAVs are intriguing, one because they're autonomous and second because they have so many applications.

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This week in Tiltrotors and Dynamic Modelling of Drones

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 12:48pm 5 Comments


Hello all ! It's been a while since I last posted, it's mostly because I've been busy brushing up on Aircraft controls and dynamics so that I can create an autopilot for the VTOL design. We re-iterated our previous design which was a flying wing to a fixed wing aircraft because no matter how much we tried to optimize it, the performance was always below what is achievable from fixed wing UAVs. So…


Designing a VTOL Tiltrotor UAV

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 10:11am 12 Comments

A big hello to all the intelligent lifeforms everywhere and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together.

I just want to update you all on my current project work. The design started by deciding…


Flying Wing for Search and Rescue

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 5:30am 21 Comments

Flying Wing for Search and Rescue

Hey Guys,

I've been working on designing a flying wing UAV since 2 months now. Human search and rescue using an autonomous drone is the prime objective of this project.

First Prototype.

One of the major aim of our project is to show how a visual human detection system that uses images from a normal camera can be implemented in software. The system would fit into the larger context of disaster…


Techpod Dev Team - Open source

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 8:00am 21 Comments

Hey everyone,

I'm Karan from India and have been involved with drones for around 3 years now. 

I'm the sub-coordinator of the Aero Dynamics club here. We are a bunch of highly motivated people who love building planes and see them soaring high up in the sky. You can check it out here:…

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At 5:35pm on March 5, 2014, Rhett "Wreck" Phillips said…

Hi Karan,

I'm sorry I don't have a build log for that aircraft. Most of the specs for it are on the post with that photo. I have since built several aircraft and have been too distracted to record much about older models. Thanks for checking it out!


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