Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Tim has over 20 years experience in commercial aviation as a Mechanical Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He is also a certified RPAS Pilot and has extensive experience with building, modifying and flying remotely controlled craft. Tim brings to Skyborne his test piloting skills, extensive knowledge and experience in aircraft maintenance, CASA regulation knowledge and training and assessing qualifications. Tim is passionate about the role and potential of drone technology to enhance the human experience.
Paul Van Staden
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineer
Paul has over 20 years engineering experience in the aerospace, automotive, food and medical industry. Has published and presented at numerous international and national conferences pertaining to sustainment of aerospace platforms. He has a passion for those “it cannot be done” engineering issues and is a registered Boeing patent inventor.
Igor has been working in the field of Aerospace electronics for 5 years and general electronics design for 10 years. Most notably, he has developed the instrumentation, power management, and the overall electrical and electronics design of the SCRAMSPACE I experimental hypersonic vehicle. In addition, Igor has developed a number of prototypes of inertial navigation systems, one of which has been flight proven on a real hypersonic vehicle.
Skyborne is a Brisbane based, Aerial Services company that specialises in photography and videography in a range of industries as well as R&D on a revolutionary hybrid tri-rotor design.
Maximum Take-off Mass
0.90 m (motor to motor)
0.82 m (tip of airframe to tail motor)
0.19 m (bottom of landing gear to top of GNSS receiver)
Endurance - full payload
15 mins (3x40mm Grenades)
Endurance - no payload
21 - 25 mins
10 km radius
Carbon fibre and aluminium
Less than 400m