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:
For almost one year I worked on designing a solar powered UAV capable of theoretical perpetual flight so I have an in depth knowledge of multi-disciplinary optimization since you have to individually make each part efficient and as a system too. But sadly the project stalled due to lack of funds. I hope I'm able to pursue it further sometime in future.
I have worked extensively in Aircraft CFD analysis and control systems (way point navigation). I have been working on these domains exclusively since the past 3 years.
I have worked on multiple autopilot systems and have designed completely autonomous multi-copters. I have also worked on aircraft design and completely constructed a 4-axis CNC machine for foam cutting (airframes) and test rigs with my mates here.
I've been in talks with Wayne Garris and hopefully we'll soon be working together on the next techpod along with the complete drone community. (if the design becomes open source)
Really excited about this, would be a great learning opportunity working withprofessionals like Wayne.
Looking forward to working with you Wayne.
Do check out the attached pictures.