Last summer I decided it would be interesting to make an orthomosaic map of an interesting piece of the bank on the snohomish river. I used my mavic mini2 and set the camera to 90 deg down, adjusted the camera setting for the light conditions and set the camera to a 2 second intervalometer. I then slowly flew in a grid pattern after checking the airmap app to make sure I had clearance to fly in the area. After I was done with the grid pattern, I captured some oblique shots of the shoreline to help fill in that area given the bushes and other obstacles lining it.Continue reading “Using DJI mini2 and PIX4D to generate orthomosaic image of a river bank”
I scanned Ruckers tomb and created a 3d printable model
There is a local landmark where I live, Rucker’s tomb. It was built in 1907 to house the remains of the Rucker family. I thought it would be good practice and a perfect subject to create a 3D model using Agisoft metashape. I took 79 nadir and oblique photos of the tomb using a DJI mavic 2 pro. I also captured some pictures using my handheld sony camera. I used the photos from the handheld to capture some large scene pictures to help give metashape some context while aligning the photos in 3D space. I used a raw image format, set the camera to manual with autofocus, set the aperture to 5 to minimise field of view and adjusted to iso and shutter for nice clear images with minimal noise.Continue reading “I scanned Ruckers tomb and created a 3d printable model”
After years of flying UAVs in many different conditions. I have come to one conclusion. Laptops are no good for using as a ground station. #1 problem? sunglare. The techstation features a 10.1 inch display from Pixel Qi. What makes it so special is that it changes from […]
techpod summer sale and new parts shipping with kits.
Techpod kits are going on sale from today until july 31st They will be available for $140 to all US and Canadian customers. All newly shipped techpod kits will be shipped with these great upgrade parts which make the tail and wing very […]
The techwings small size and rugged swept flying wing design naturally lead to some design challenges. Good low speed handling can be very difficult to achieve. this has a lot to do with the low aspect ratio and swept wing, leading to a large wing tip vortex as pictured here Another problem that flying wings […]
tool-less wings and removable tail
Hey everyone, I wanted to share the work I have been doing on making the wings very easy to install and remove and making the tail removable. The files are available on grabcad if you would like to print them yourself or they are available on the store.
Techpod update: new mods available soon
hey everyone, So, I have been working on a few upgrade modifications that will be available in about a week. removable tail working belly/camera bay doors Plug and play, tool-less wings. No more dealing with pluging in servo wires and hunting for a screw driver. there will mating […]
Hey guys, I wanted to share my thoughts about the open source FEA/CFD package, openFoam. I have been using it as part of the free linux distribution, CAElinux 2013. I have been playing around with some of the tutorials for the past few weeks. Very interesting and cool. After familiarizing myself with the file […]
Showcase : HD FPV on a 50 min flight time Quad with a Linux FC
Hey Guys, I’m Kabir, a friend of Wayne’s. I’m 15 and am form Kolkata,India. I would like to showcase my latest project here 😉 The Copter : The copter is a large one of my own design made from lightweight CF rods, equipped with a brushless gimbal. I am using very efficient low-kV pancake motors […]