The Spangled DRONGO is a native Australian bird. Its defining
features are iridescent black and green plombage ( carbon fibre ) and a splayed
out fish tail. This cheeky little bird came and sat on my shaping
room door and started making a racket the day I was shaping the
first future fish with the Simmons principles. It was a sign from
the unified field so that day the model the DRONGO was born.
Daniel exercising a Swordfish and a Drongo
Dave Rastovich checks out a
Drongo during filming of Hydodynamica
In 2003 I started work on the film Hydrodynamica. The producer of
the film Richard Kenvin showed me all of the original mathematics
and hydrodynamic principles of a surfer called Bob Simmons who
developed the first dual finned concave designs in the 1940s. I
immediately applied this knowledge to my carbon epoxy construction
and developed a super modern high performance future fish design
affectionately known as the DRONGO.
Daniel testing the flight
characteristics of the Drongo
The Drongo is known for its speed and
Daniel giving a Drongo some stick on location in Indo filming
with Dana Morris for the film Beneath the Surface.
Super Typhoon Nida - Mark adventuring in Taiwan -
Whu Shi Harbour