The Techpod featured in leading hobby magazine

Hi all,

The Techpod and Arudupilot has been prominently featured in the leading nordic hobby magazine "Allt om Hobby" in a three part series on FPV and autonomous flying.

This second part has a nice build log and part three will feature how integrate the  APM into the airframe.

The article can be found at rctech.se and for all of you who have difficulties reading swedish we offer a 20% discount on the Techpod kit at www.rctech.se.  (use code techpod20 when checking out)

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Comment by Aaron Serafinowicz on November 12, 2013 at 8:53pm

Still would like to read the article. 

Comment by John Stuart on November 13, 2013 at 1:50am

The front camera mounting has more application for FPV. Why not design it with a camera bay at the base for nadir (vertical) photomapping?


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 13, 2013 at 2:02am

Hi John,

There is a bay in the bottom:

Comment by John Stuart on November 13, 2013 at 5:39am

I see - thanks. Could not see this clearly from the website photos. Any idea whether the clear plastic cover will create any distortion in the photos? This is often a problem with clear protective covers. One solution is to measure the distortion and process it out of the photos, but less or no distortion is always better.


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 13, 2013 at 5:54am

I would not consider the plastic cover something to be "optical transparent". You will have to DIY something that fits your needs. Maybe an "bomb bay door" solution or similar. 


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 13, 2013 at 5:56am

The front globe on the other hand is made of Lexan. Same material as in motorcyclehelmet visors.


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 13, 2013 at 6:33am

Great aircraft when made well, I see too many where folks hang stuff off them and destroy the point of all the aerodynamic work though.


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Comment by wayne garris on November 14, 2013 at 6:00pm
Wow! Awesome. Thanks RC tech for getting the techpod into a magazine.

A couple notes: the dome is acrylic not polycarbonate (lexan)
A 3d printed camera "cartridge" for the bay area wirh operating doors is next in line on my development road map.
I am currently developing a small 36" ws flying wing. The prototype will be ready for test flying this weekend. The design goal is a mostly crash prof uav platform weighing less than 500 grams capable of 45 minute flights while carrying a camera like the canon s100.
Comment by Martin Guttesen on November 15, 2013 at 3:46pm

wel they must have reviewd an unreleased  mini model, maby a dogfighter model.
if you look at the specifations you can se that it only has an wingspan of 26.6 cm


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 15, 2013 at 3:51pm

No, the reviewers blew their minds by the sheer beauty of the plane and mixed up the numbers...

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