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”
I wanted to share some test flight video.
It was equipped with a 5000 mah 3 cell lipo. a 1100 kv 350 watt motor spinning a 9*7 prop. I did a 20 minute flight and burned 1007 ma.
As you can see from the video it is extremely stable while flying slow, even with a fairly large battery on board. I could have easily flown for an hour and a half with that battery.Continue reading “Techwing low and slow”
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.
1. Rear brace 20. Quick nuts 2. Motor mount 21. Wood screws #6 3. Rear bulkhead 22. Brass tubes 4. Forward bulkhead 23. Nylon […]
The main steps to building the wings (pictures coming soon) drill servo arms to fit push rods Fit and mount servos adjust servo arms for neutral point Fit spar cap Glue in spar cap attach spar capture tube install control linkages drill servo arms to fit push rods use a #50 or 5/64″ drill so the […]
This is the Construction manual for the techpod. Part identification I will take you through all the steps for making your techpod kit into a high performance flying machine. The Techpod can be broken into a few major parts. Wings Fuselage Tail Camera pan/tilt Custom gear installation Nick Weber has been kind enough to make a […]