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Andrew Rabbitt

"Patent fees are much wasted money" - Lawrence Hargrave


My CAD interest is in the Aerospace/Aviation field. I am currently designing my own UAV airframe. You can follow my blog at


work experience

My career has revolved around combustion engine technology since 1992, working with Orbital Engine Company developing two-stroke and four-stroke direct-injection engines for various applications. I spent over a decade in the UK, Europe and India working for the likes of Ricardo, Cosworth and Prodrive on development projects ranging from 50cc scooters to V12 supercars, from hands-on roles to managing engineering teams of a dozen people, with budgets spanning shoe-strings to several million pounds. Whilst my core experience is actually in electronic control system application, I enjoy the creative side of mechanical design and excel in turning ideas on their heads, reducing parts count, improving packaging, manufacturability and utility. I am self-taught in SolidWorks since 2006 and have continuously expanded my knowledge base into FEA and some experimental CFD work, with a continuing focus on engine technology.



University of South Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 1988 - 1991



Workstation specs: Dell Precision M4700, i7-3920XM, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro K2000M, 512GB SSD.
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