Currawong Engineering PTY LTD is Established
After re-locating to the state of Tasmania, Gavin Brett established the company, Currawong Engineering Pty Ltd. The company was named after the intelligent Tasmanian Currawong bird, which is endemic to Tasmania.
Currawong teamed up with Cloud Cap Technology in the US to design and manufacture the TASE series of camera gimbals.
EFI Contract Awarded
Gavin then began work on designing an aerospace grade, world leading electronic fuel injection system for UAV carbureted engines. In 2009 Currawong secured a contract to supply the EFI system for Honeywell’s T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle.
Over 700 systems were supplied. Since then the EFI system has been used by Raytheon Sensintel (US), Fuji-Imvac (Japan) and numerous other UAV manufacturers.
Corvid-29 Engine System Release
In 2013 Currawong partnered with Cobra Aero (US) and Power4Flight (US) to create the Corvid-29 engine, a fuel injected version of the 3W-28 engine with a low noise exhaust.
Currawong also designed and manufactured its own engine dynamometer (due to the lack of a precision dynamometer on the market) in order to properly test and calibrate the engine. The Corvid-29 has been successfully integrated into eight airframes.
Product Range Expands to ESCs and Servos
Currawong expanded its product range to include servos (with internal vibration sensors), electronic speed controllers and a special hub to connect all of the avionics via the very reliable and robust controller area network.
Corvid-50 Engine System Released
In 2017 Currawong released the Corvid-50 engine, based on the Desert Aircraft DA50 engine, with a custom throttle body, EFI, inlet manifold and integrated isolation mount.
Currawong Expands to Larger Factory
In October 2018, Currawong relocates to a larger factory 5 minutes down the road. The new factory is officially opened by the Premier of Tasmania.
Major Upgrade to Corvid-50 Released
Currawong released the upgraded version of the Corvid-50 engine with custom crankcase, crankshaft and low noise exhaust.
Electronics Production Expands with $150k CDIC Grant
Currawong hosted a visit from Senator Jonno Duniam to celebrate the announcement of a $150,000 CDIC Global Defence Competitiveness Grant. The grant enabled Currawong to expand its electronics production capability leading to improved quality, reliability and lead times for its electronic speed controllers.
Currawong Introduces DroneCAN to Product Line
With the inclusion of DroneCAN into the protocol range, Currawong will be able to bring the market leading, high power density Velocity ESC range to a wider range of consumers. Support for DroneCAN increases interoperability with other DroneCAN devices without compromising on control or the existing rich set of features that Currawong products are known for.