Sias Pretorius
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  • Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Sias Pretorius commented on Graham Dyer's group South African DIY Drones User Group
"To the concern of the SACAA...I applied for a FUA (Flexible use of airspace) till December and was given it.  In January I will re apply for  further test flights when the new RPAS UAV is finished. This will be my last uav before I moving…"
Dec 9, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Cool. anding with them. Gary, keep me posted on that. Yes, I work through ATNS for my FUA`s and have a good understanding and fly RC since the 80 in the airforce. Only switch to RPAS UAV`s the last 12 years in the development for surveillance work…"
Jun 30, 2013
Sias Pretorius commented on Graham Dyer's group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Hi RhinoUAV Did you came right with your antenna stories. To every one....my new website is active and operational at siaspretorius.wix.com/hansia-aerospace Go and have a look. Will start very soon to put my photo`s up of my RPAS system. The UAV is…"
Jun 29, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Says who. I got clearance for flexible use of airspace for a specific area from CAA for until December for automated take of and landing my RPAS. So who is going to test me to test fly my unit if it is fully automated...... "
Jun 29, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Christiaan, I got my permission via ATNS by applying for Flexible Use of Airspace for August when we going to Test fly my SABRE UAS...see comment on this page on all aspects via comms and way to report your flying. Greetings "
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Sorry for the gremlin. It should be ATNS....."
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"Christiaan, can u email me this pdf to siaspretorius@gmail.com Thanks"
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius replied to Christiaan van Vollenstee's discussion South-Africa CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) in the group South African DIY Drones User Group
"All you do is to apply at ACSA in your area for Flexible Use of Airspace. You will need to do standard transmission with your intentions on your air band radio at your local airfield provided you are a registered license holder like me. You have to…"
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius commented on Graham Dyer's group South African DIY Drones User Group
"New development on my web site in the ultimate design of stratosphere flyer. Go and look at fireriskdesigns.wozaonline.co.za I am also on linked in and referralKey.com "
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius commented on Graham Dyer's group South African DIY Drones User Group
"For antenna problems. I build my own as I am an amateur radio operator. I am busy building and 438 mhz blade dipole for my SABRE UAV for the aprs tracker. For the cam I am making a 2.4GHz dipole  tho use at top of tail boob. Goto…"
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"What are you working on?It`s raining cats and dogs today....so no building UAV Going to finished the wing and gear mounts. Small work"
Apr 19, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"One wing nearely finished. Busy with final layout of nose section before starting the rear end...."
Apr 17, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"Very busy building UAS. Go to fireriskdesigns.wozaonline.co.za at the gallery to see the progress on theSABRE UAS......"
Apr 17, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"Will start all engin mounts and wing mount plates for landing gears....."
Mar 30, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"Second stub wing formed. Just wait for glue to set to attach the first wing box to rotor unit at rear of UAS......"
Mar 30, 2013
Sias Pretorius posted a status
"Still busy to build thee UAS called SABRE. Cut the rotor stub wings and glued one in position...."
Mar 28, 2013

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About Me:
I am an aerospace designer and are nearly full time involved in all aspects of aviation. Am an fire fighter by occupation. We are busy building an blimp UAS and like to share my passion.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
We are busy with an blimp UAS for disaster surveillance work in disasters.
Hometown:
Brenthurst,Brakpan

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