About AXC-Drones (Aeroxcraft LTD)
Aeroxcraft Ltd was started in 2011 by Rob Green. Innovation is our thing. Bringing new ideas to fruition is what gets us out of bed in the morning. In a market clogged with copies and clones we try to bring a breath of fresh air to the FPV drone scene. We do all our design and manufacturing at our base in Burnley in the UK where we have the latest in CAD/CAM and CNC technology.
Growing up in the early 1980s, when he wasn't flying his RC planes, Rob was helping at his parents kite manufacturing business. Amongst many kite related achievements, Greens Kites pioneered the "closed leading edge" ram air kite which they marketed as the Stratosoop. Released in 1979 the Stratoscoop was used extensively for kite aerial photography (KAP) and lifting all manner of things such as scientific instruments in the Artic, goal posts, park benches, people and beer*. Immersed in a world of flying things, aerial photography, radio control, design and manufacturing it was clear where Rob's path was leading. After leaving the family business, getting his paragliding licence (long lapsed!) he gained a BSc in Product Design and then got side tracked in the world of IT. All the while aerial photography ideas were going around in his mind. In 2011 with the RC aerial photography boom kicking off he started Aeroxcraft Ltd with the world’s first commercially available GoPro camera gimbal.
Burnley owes its existence to the Lancashire cotton weaving boom of the 1800’s but it also has a rich history in the aviation industry. In the 1940s Lucas’s in Burnley developed the fuel system for Frank Whittles Rolls Royce jet engine which was built in nearby Barnoldswick. Surrounded by aviation manufacturing companies, Aeroxcraft is based in an ex Lucas Fuel Systems building, was it here history was made? Who knows?