Dario's Lab

Carbonix Partners with Robotic Skies to Advance Global Field Support

Carbonix and Robotic Skies Inc, a global marketplace for commercial drone maintenance services are partnering to provide an international field support program for customers who operate Carbonix Volanti and Domani UAVs. Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies Founder and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to work with Carbonix and be their partner specialising in UAV maintenance and repair. […]

Carbonix Featured in StartUp Daily and AusBis

Following the feature in the Australian Financial Review, some more interest was picked up by the Australian press. Here is an interview with Founder and CTO Dario Valenza (the segment starts at 9min 20sec): https://www.ausbiz.com.au/media/startup-daily-tuesday-24-august-microsoft-drones-and-cybersecurity?videoId=13923 And companion article:

Carbonix Featured in the Australian Financial Review

Carbonix recognised by the Australian Financial Review on occasion of some significant milestones for the business. For more than 65 years The Australian Financial Review has been the authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia. It has a reputation for independent, award-winning journalism and is essential reading for Australia’s business and investor community. […]

Carbonix Partners with Honeywell to add Satellite Connectivity

Honeywell identifies Domani as the leading craft to integrate its new small form-factor airborne satellite communication hub. Radio communication range is a limiting factor for efficient fixed-wing drones. Carbonix already offers a mesh radio network that can practically extend range. But where such infrastructure can’t be put in place, satellite connectivity is the only alternative. […]

Golden Rule

One final reflection about recent events in the A Class, before resuming normal programming. Future posts will focus on hopefully interesting technical commentary, and updates on our projects…“The golden rule is that the words of a statute must prima facie be given their ordinary meaning.” Viscount Simon, in Nokes v. Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries, [1940] A.C. […]


You can now listen on demand to the show we guest-hosted on Sunday night: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/11/03/live-sydney-adventures-sailor-girl-november-2/

The Internship

Two talented and enthusiastic young guys have joined us to lend a hand and learn. Raphaël Censier and Sébastien Canva are students of the engineering school of ISMANS (Superior Institute of Materials And Advance Mechanics) in Le Mans, France. They have made the trip Down Under to spend some time at CB/Cx. They have already proven […]

A Cat Rule – Is It Broken?

Many have asked me to comment on proposed changes to the A Class Catamaran Rule. Questions fall in two areas: is a change necessary, and what should the revised restrictions be?My position is that, as a manufacturer, our task is to work within the rules, not to influence them. Therefore CarbonicBoats will comment publicly when […]

Interesting Times

Great interview with Martin Fischer on Catamaran Racing News and Design.Discusses Paradox (on which he consulted providing CFD and optimisation services as well as one of the initial foil geometry concepts) and other foiling multihull projects…