Hey everyone, I have been working on a system for working bay doors for the camera bay located in the belly of the techpod. This is what I came up with. I 3D printed It with a replicator dual by makerbot using black and white ABS plastic. The actuator is a retract servo so it […]
My first blog
Hi there everybody, I am Gabriel Garris head assembler of ready to fly techpods and son of Wayne Garris, creator of the techpod and founder of Hobby UAV. Im writing this today because i want to extend mt gratitude to all of our customers for help making this all possible and I would love to […]
Introducing the Techwing
Hey every one! so I have been deep in the bowels of my garage for the last couple months, working on a new flying wing design. Here are some specs: Wing span 38 inches weight as flown 20 Oz battery 2200 3s lipo motor AX 3802 1100 kv outrunner
Magnetic encoder and brushless gimbal controller
For the techpod 2.0, I want to have a high precision camera gimbal capable of continuous rotation in two axis. I have always likes the brushless gimbals that are so popular today. The control and drive systems are very nice but are not setup for continuous 360 degree rotation. furthermore the IMU algorithm is very […]
170 minute techpod flight with APM 2.5
So I did a test flight yesterday, here is the result. here are the Tlogs. 170 minute flight time, 76.5 miles over the ground. this is the equipment list: Techpod Kit Foxtech 370kv motor APC 12*8 prop Castle ice2HV 40 ESC 2x Zippycompact 6s 5000 mah lipo APM 2.5 6x Hitech 65-hb servos
Variable pitch Techpod
Hey everyone, Here is something cool that I have been working on that I think you may enjoy. So, I had been pondering how to make an inexpensive variable prop. I was thinking about using a heli head from a hk450 or perhaps a tail rotor. I eventually saw a post on DIYdrones.com where a […]
Hey everyone! I wanted to share some conceptual drawings of the next gen techpod. It will include a fully functional pan/tilt/zoom camera mounted on a stabilized gimbal with 360 degree continues rotation on two axis.
The techpods have landed!
So, I received the shipment of techpods. The family and a few friends helped me unload it. We were able to unload it in just 45 minutes we were extremely careful and did not drop one. We just fit them all in my garage. Techpods are in stock and I will begin shipping them soon. […]
Northwest Model Hobby Expo
Hey Everyone, Wayne and his gang is down at the Northwest Model Hobby Expo. If you have are in Washington State, near the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, come drop in and check out the Techpod for yourself. Click here to find out more about The Northwest Model Hobby Expo. I can’t post a lot of pictures […]
techpod build blog
Hey everyone good news. techpods are going to start shipping after the 21st of February! here are some shots of my latest build. Has 10,000 mah of 6s lipo, an APM 2.5,and minim OSD. Going for a 3.4 hour flight.