Dion Patelis

“The designs you see on this site are somewhat of an obsession of mine. I walk around thinking about foil shapes and fluid flow. Thinking about how I’m going to create the next wing, fin or mechanical part. 3D printing, CNC machining and CADCAM software is now making possible what only 10 years ago I was merely dreaming about. It still feels like magic to release a wing off the edge of a cliff and watch the wind lift it up, perfectly controlled by the radio control in my hands.”

You can often find Dion at the Lennox head or Skennars head cliff tops in Northern New South Wales, testing a new wing or flying an existing design.