South African DIY Drones User Group


South African DIY Drones User Group

A user group for South Africans interested in, and/or involved in, drones or UAV's or UAS's.

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Members: 95
Latest Activity: Apr 10

Discussion Forum

Recent changes to south african legislation. what are the implications?

Started by Hayden Wilson. Last reply by Oliver Wetmore Apr 9. 3 Replies

Hey all.So apparently the CAA has decided to clamp down on drone use here in SA.I recently read the following article …Continue

CUAASA - Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa

Started by Hennie Kieser. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Mar 13. 8 Replies

Hi All CUAASA is holding a UAS Workshop at the CSIR Campus this Friday 14 March and everyone is welcome to attend, just confirm with Louise at for final arrangements. The work done…Continue

Clubs is SA (Jhb)

Started by Anton Grobbelaar. Last reply by Antonie Kruger Feb 22. 5 Replies

HiIs there a list perhaps somewhere for multicopter flying clubs?Or do multicopters fall under normal RC flying clubs?  Reason I ask is it seems that the purists, i.e. Rc aircraft like planes,…Continue

Tags: Clubs, RC, Clubs, Flying

System recommendations Gps and Autopilot

Started by Anton Grobbelaar. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Feb 19. 2 Replies

HiDoes anyone have some experience between the following and recommend either...APM vs PixhawkUbloc vs Naza GpsAre their any benefits that one may have over the other and are these products available…Continue

Tags: GPS, Autopilot

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 15, 2012 at 12:24am

Fitting an APM 2.0 to an old test wing today should be interesting. WX is good as well at the minute tad chilly in the Midlands been close to -10 this week some saying -14 but I am not sure I believe that.

Comment by Andre on June 10, 2012 at 10:32am
Andre here from Pretoria have quad copter and hobby king Epp Fpv plane with Apm2 and getting my Telemetry radio soon.
Comment by Gareth Rens on June 10, 2012 at 7:43am

Hey Guys! Im ordering some carbon fibre props for my copters. Does any1 else want?
 If you do, drop me a mail:

Comment by Louis on June 4, 2012 at 2:15am

Thanks Graham and other, i had a great Sunday morning flying my new Bixler.

Comment by ContraSpec on June 3, 2012 at 3:33pm

Hi anyone for kzn north coast, im currently working on a 700 heli, quad and octo. using apm2 and apm1

Comment by Louis on June 2, 2012 at 12:17pm
Hey Graham, I am in. Bixler done and ready for maiden. APM 2 is also in and setup done. See you tomorrow, at 7 ?

Comment by Graham Dyer on June 2, 2012 at 4:40am

Going 'copter flying Sunday morning in Northcliff, JHB if anyone wants to join?

Comment by Sarel P. Wagner on May 21, 2012 at 2:23am

Gr8 going, I'm from Centurion, way to busy currently, not much time anymore :(


Comment by Hein on May 20, 2012 at 10:32am

Hi guys.  Thank you Louis for the invitation.

This is my new bird:

Skywalker with:

APM1 2560,



Airspeed Sensor, ect.........

I want to mount my Go Pro and do some FPV flying.

Wanted to test fly it today but there was to much wind.......


This is my Hexa.

Then I also have a Quad. 

I am based in Centurion.




Comment by Murray Spoelstra on May 19, 2012 at 2:19pm

Became hooked on these contraptions end of last year. Built 3 different multirotors to date, not counting all the rebuilds. Two destoyed while experimenting with PID's to fine tune waypoint flying with unusual configurations. The 3rd one flew away and is MIA. I'm considering a tethered one next.


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