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: 126
Latest Activity: Sep 26

Discussion Forum

Pilot's wanted

Started by Graham Dyer. Last reply by Petrus Botha Sep 26. 5 Replies

We're looking for RPAS pilots…Continue

Quad 'Tuning'/Eval' assistance? > CT

Started by Gerhard Laubscher. Last reply by Gerhard Laubscher Apr 4. 19 Replies

Hi All, I am in Cape Town.Built a 650 quad with pixhawk FC Flying in stablz etc.I cannot really eval whether the kit is properly 'tuned' since I have very little experience.Is there someone who can…Continue

DJI E 800 motor+ESC

Started by Lucian Coman Jan 28. 0 Replies

Hi Guys,who knows where I can find a pair pf motors and ESC for a DJI E800 propulsion system in Jozi. I am not able to locate a shop with stock, and from ebay is taking a month. Thank you.Continue

3DR values

Started by David Pulvermacher Feb 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Can Anybody give some values for the fine tuning of the 3DR telemetry modules in Mission Planner?Some guidance would be much appreciated for  an asymetric 550 quad, mainly used for up and down arial…Continue

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Comment by Graham Dyer on July 23, 2012 at 2:18am

Anyone using the 433Mhz 3DR radios?

Comment by Gareth Rens on July 13, 2012 at 12:19pm

Hey everyone!

A quick update, has been "upgraded"

Look and forum content updated :)


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 :(



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