About

Gender

Male


Location

Melbourne, Victoria


About Me:

Mechanical Engineer with more than a decade in electronic engine control development and application in the OEM sphere. I am a lapsed PPL(A) and currently an experimental aircraft builder (Van's RV-8). UAV's are a fascinating diversion from rivetting...


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Inspired by press articles earlier this year on near-space ballooning, I would like to one day send a UAV glider aloft for a positionable return to land. I'm sure others have similar ideas.


Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia (sometimes)


Activity Feed

Andrew Rabbitt commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post Coming soon - New "mRo Location One" a CAN GPS sensor.
"Thanks Pedro!"
Jan 19
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post Coming soon - New "mRo Location One" a CAN GPS sensor.
"Nice!  Is there a .STEP available so us CAD obsessives can package it in our UAV obsessions?"
Jan 16
Andrew Rabbitt replied to Forrest Frantz's discussion Duration World Record for Electric Multicopter Flight Duration 4 1/4 hours--How We Did It
"Wow!  Some real engineering.  Great to see and congratulations!"
Aug 26, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Josip Nunth's blog post Boeing cargo Drone Prototype. Does this make sense?
"Boeing spent $5.25 at BangGood and got millions of dollars-worth of publicity.  Sure, it made sense!"
Mar 30, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post The 1st fatality caused by a self driving car
"Thing is, you can take your own measures to avoid tree shredders.  If you choose to jump into the feed hopper, you're not really acting rationally and neither was this cyclist-cum-pedestrian.
If the car had been being driven by a distracted texting…"
Mar 25, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Charles Blouin's blog post 10 km high flight with a 1kg quadcopter!
"Ravi is not right.  Propeller aircraft can go to 50000 feet.  Google Grob G520 if you don't believe me."
Mar 25, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post Skydiddy startup
"seriously impressive!"
Feb 21, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Omax 12's blog post Variable Pitch Drone Setup Series
"that's not a very encouraging way to state your prior experience..."
Feb 15, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Abhinav Pandey's blog post CF flying wing
"What does it do that all the other flying wings out there don't...?"
Feb 11, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Pacific Drone Challenge
"Well, you could adopt an albatross strategy and include perching to solar-recharge, dynamic soaring and thermaling to do the business."
Jan 17, 2018
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Yana Tang's blog post Intelligent Electric Unmanned Helicopter "PARUS " released
"What caused the great concern...?"
Dec 19, 2017
Andrew Rabbitt commented on jlcortex's blog post HYBRiX, 3 hours and 35 minutes flight time in hover
"Nice work!"
Dec 14, 2017
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Luka's blog post KapetAir VTOL test flight
"Nice machine!  Can it do a 60km round-trip mission inside 45mins...?"
Nov 28, 2017
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Alex Williams's blog post Open source underwater glider
"Awesome work Alex!  Congratulations"
Oct 16, 2017
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Tarik Agcayazi's blog post Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"Awesome! Thanks for the links Andy - bedtime reading for at least one evening."
Oct 12, 2017
Andrew Rabbitt commented on Tarik Agcayazi's blog post Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!
"Any links to your PhD dissertation Andy?"
Oct 11, 2017
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