From water to air
Carbonicboats Pty Ltd was founded
Following a successful career in professional race boat campaigns, including Amercia's Cup challenges, Dario Valenza founded Carbonix (then CarbonicBoats) to develop and produce competitive radio controlled yachts and A-Class Catamarans.
Having learned the value of cross-pollination through stints in roles as diverse as feature film production, architecture, and television, the plan was to apply technology forged in the performance-critical environment of top-level competition to consumer and business applications.
Started development of all-new A-Class catamaran platform
Dario and his team of composite technicians started in-house design and product development operations. Carbonicboats started the development of an all-new A Class catamaran platform and foil system.
Produced the world’s first fully foiling A Class catamaran
By 2013 Carbonicboats was producing the world’s first fully foiling A Class catamaran and the business was featured in Australian Sailing Magazine
Carbonix manufacturing and design methods take the world stage.
A-Class catamarans of the New Zealand America's Cup Team were fitted with Carbonix appendages and took four of the top five places in the World Championships, as well as winning the junior category.
Carbonix starts designing and building UAVs
Carbonix started its UAV journey, designing tooling and building our first UAV, the Cometa, in its Sydney workshop. The Cometa was designed by D3 Applied Technologies, who remain our close design partners.
Carbonix sells its first UAV
Carbonix sold and shipped its first UAV, the Cometa.
Carbonix begins UNSW collaboration
To maintain our leading composite technology, Carbonix starts a collaboration partnership with UNSW on various aspects of composite engineering.
Carbonix marine systems make the Olympics
Carbonix developed and supplied advanced control systems for Moth customers, including Olympic Gold Medal winners of the Australian Sailing Team.
Carbonix builds its first VTOL UAV
Carbonix designed and built the first VTOL pods to turn the Cometa into a fixed-wing multi-rotor UAV. Carbonix started offering VTOL pod additions to its airframe sales.
Carbonix sells its first VTOL UAV
Carbonix started importing the first VTOL version of its Cometa airframe to South Africa.
Carbonix becomes member of CASA RPAS sub-committee
Carbonix became a member of the CASA UAS Standards sub-committee, a joint CASA and aviation community forum for the development of regulations and standards relating to UAS, including UAS operations, remote pilot licensing and unmanned aircraft certification, manufacture and maintenance.
Carbonix finalises the designs for Volanti
To ensure maximum efficiency and aerodynamics, Carbonix upgrades the VTOL airframe design for its flagship power-lift drone, the Volanti.
Carbonix's Volanti is test flown for the first time
After months of in-house avionic integration, Carbonix starts test flying the Volanti with great results.
Carbonix launches Volanti at Avalon
Carbonix attends Avalon Airshow as part of NSW Department of Industry's network, and launches the Volanti to the market.
Carbonix starts selling the Volanti
Carbonix flies the Volanti publicly and starts selling the Volanti.
Carbonix finishes the build on its next generation airframe
During 2017, Carbonix was working on a new power lift drone that can carry up to 5kg. The first Domani prototype airframe was built and finished in December 2017.
Carbonix receives its ReOC for power lift
Carbonix applies for and receives its RPAS operators certificate for operations using the Volanti. Carbonix pilots are also some of the first in Australia to receive their power lift licence for a sub-25kg power lift drone using the Volanti.
Carbonix moves into its new production workshop in Artarmon.