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Started this discussion. Last reply by crystal garris Sep 12, 2011. 3 Replies

GPS ground speed 2D or 3D ?

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crystal garris commented on crystal garris's blog post flying pancake intro and progress
"a flying pancake"
Dec 26, 2019

Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov commented on crystal garris's blog post flying pancake intro and progress
"What is it?"
Dec 24, 2019

DavidJames commented on crystal garris's blog post I am back!
"Crystal,   Great to see that you are back.     I am still enjoying flying my Techpod.     Best wing I have ever flown!"
Dec 21, 2019

crystal garris posted a blog post

flying pancake intro and progress

I am really happy with the way it hovers, now to add some elevons to help stabilize high speed forward flighthttps://youtu.be/gLKPYMmZhEU…See More
Dec 20, 2019
Pascal Fust commented on crystal garris's blog post I am back!
"Heard a lot of amazing performance from your TechPod - would have loved to get one on my own, but was too late for the kickstarter campaign. Good to hear that you're back working on long endurance capabilities of UAVs. It's really…"
Dec 7, 2019
Johnatan commented on crystal garris's blog post I am back!
"Hey. Welcome back. I was wondering where you are. I wrote you several messages, but received no replied. I hope everything is going on good with you. I am still waiting for the final version of the TechWing :)"
Dec 5, 2019

crystal garris posted a blog post

I am back!

That's right I am back with some new  UAV designs and old favorites. I started A youtube channel to show off my stuff. please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more.https://youtu.be/UpoJRqxvQVISee More
Dec 4, 2019

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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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uav :: hard_core
everett ,wa

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flying pancake intro and progress

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

I am really happy with the way it hovers, now to add some elevons to help stabilize high speed forward flight



I am back!

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

That's right I am back with some new  UAV designs and old favorites. I started A youtube channel to show off my stuff. please check it out and subscribe if you want to see more.


Techwing low and slow

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 11:55pm 14 Comments

To show just how stable the techwing is while flying slow, I made the following video.


WS: 43 inches

all up weight:37 oz

motor: 370 watt 1100 kv

prop: 9*7

battery: 5000 mah 3s lipo

battery weight:14.8 oz

flight duration: 20  minutes

ma used: 1007

As you can see the techwing handles extremely well…


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.…


Comment Wall (10 comments)

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. 


At 12:37am on June 7, 2015, Jose Torres said…

Hi Wayne, I'm just wondering if you still have the hobbyuav store active and if not can you point me to some resellers.



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