Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:59 PM
Subject: DDRF

Hi Guys

 We had a great day on Sunday. Little windy but nothing too bad that the DDRF fighter aces could not master. I counted 18 pilots who came through to strut their wares. Well done guys.

Welcome to Andrew Plummer who has joined our ranks. If anyone has an objection please let me know. He also was the closest winner of the Kamikaze award. Not for any deeds done on Sunday but looking at all the repairs on the plane he has it must have taken a tumble or two.

 Enjoy the pics see you all on Sunday.


Kind Regards,

Peter Carlisle



Friday, November 23, 2012

Flyday_pics_17th November 2012

Hi Guys
Some pics of the flyday

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fw: 17 November 2012 DDRF Fun Day

----- Original Message -----
From: Marnus Els
Subject: Re: 17 November 2012 DDRF Fun Day

Hi all pilots, family and friends
Thank you to the members who have already contacted me with ideas / suggestion as well as their offers to participate.
It will be great to have everybody from DDRF there and specially to welcome the members from other clubs who come and enjoy the hospitality and events with all of us.
We are looking again at a brilliant turnout, judging from the correspondence that I have received.
I am reminding, all members and visitors once again to bring along their families and friends to enjoy the festivities of the day, to watch and some spectacular flying and see some amazing aircrafts.
Please remember to bring your cooler bags and something to put on the coles after the activities and get to know each other a little better and make new friends.
We will also have "The RC Swop Shop" on the day where one and all can come and sell, swop, buy and exchange some of their products.
All of us have unwanted or unused radio control items gathering dust where there could be great value in these for someone else.
Please go through your items in your Hobby room / Hanger and lets bring some items to the table.
also ensure that you have little tags on your items with your details and asking price clearly indicated. (Inventory list will be available at the table and we ask of members to please bring tables and chairs with)
You are welcome to list any products or items on e-mail and send through to me prior to Saturday. I would prefer to have these lists by Thursday 15 November 2012.
I will send out existing list as it stands on Friday, 16 November 2012 to all members as these items could draw large interest on the day and your items will more likely find a user.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information.
Kind regards
Marnus Els
071 479 5838


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

17 November 2012 DDRF Fun Day

Subject: 17 November 2012 DDRF Fun Day

Hi guys


Thank you all for participating and contributing with the last couple of DDRF Family Fun Day's that I organized.

It is greatly appreciated!


As you have seen in the e-mails from Peter Carlisle, the above mentioned date has been recommended for the next DDRF Fun Day.


Please come forward with any suggestions as to events, catering, etc for the day and don't hold back.

If you would like to arrange something for the day, please do so, but just inform us prior.


1:   What I am needing is some form of security banner to keep spectators away from the planes and heli's.

2:   Also suggestions round food and beverages, which I have already had some suggestion (Tjop & Dop with Pap & Gravy or Boerewors Rolls)

       Remember to pack your cooler box as it should be HOT as Hell.

3:   Helium for some balloon chasing and streamers.

4:   THE MOST IMPORTANT….ALL MEMBERS TO TRY AND PARTICIPATE ON THE DAY….Even if you don't fly…Come support the other pilots.

5:   All COMMITTEE MEMBERS to be at the DDRF Fun Day to encourage new members and to assist in spotting pilots!!!

6:   Heli Pilots and Fixed wing pilots… Please come up with event suggestions.


Heli Events...      Circuit flying where you fly against yourself to even the odds between pilots.

Spot landing From Takeoff, round pylon and back to mark.

                                                Drop a coin in a glass or closest to it.


Fixed wing  Events           Streamer Chase

                                                Balloon popping (WE NEED HELIUM FOR THIS!!!!)

                                                Sweets Drop for the young ones!!!

                                                Creative Flying and Unusual flying machines


Let's make this DDRF Fun Day the one to stand up and be counted!





071 479 5838


P.S. What makes a Fun Day successful is the participation of each and every one of us!

If you have any sponsorship or contribution lined up, please refer them to PETER CARLISLE.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Fw: DDRF Familily Fun Day / SAMAA Meeting

Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:46 PM
Subject: DDRF Familily Fun Day / SAMAA Meeting

Good day to all


Thank you again for all the Members, Participants, Visitors and Sponsors who endured the bitterly cold and windy weather

to come and show us all their commitment to not only the club (DDRF) but also their favorite sport / hobby.


Yes…The weather was not the best that we have had to date, but never the less, we all had a lot of fun and put our skill to the test

by flying in a very cold and gusty wind.


Incidents were few and far between but as we all know…There are casualties in even the best weather.


To everybody who ensured the success of the day, I want to send a special thanks and note that it would not have been possible without

all of you and your families.


Thumbs up to everybody who send me suggestions and those who volunteered such as Dave and his family for the great catering.

Hope we can count on you for the next event in September and also to Delia, Donovan, Clinton (Roodepoort Record), Dean (Aerial Concepts)

and then a congratulations to the raffle winners.


There were about 36 pilots and almost 100 spectators who had to hide their noses from the cold including members from JOMAG, WHITE HILLS,

IRENE RADIO FLYERS and as far as Thabazimbi.


Please have a look in your Roodepoort Record and Northsider Newspapers for the full article written by Clinton from Caxton Newspapers.



I am still waiting for the pictures and will post them as soon as I can.


Thank you all again and please help to make the upcoming event in September an even greater success.


Please start scratching your heads for suggestion for the next DDRF Family Fun Day and lets cooperate to make it all happen.


Kind regards


Marnus Els

DDRF Events Co-Ordinator

071 479 5838


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Monday, June 11, 2012

Items Forsale

1 x SC .61 as is  R600-00 With Muffler  (good condition)

1 x SC .91 as is  R750-00  No Muffler (good condition)

1 x SC .53 as is  R400-00 With Muffler (fair condition , Still plenty life left)

1 x Magnum Pro .25  R250-00 Needs Cylinder head or buy for spares

2 x Quadra 35 petrol Engins  both for R1500-00 (ideal for 1/3 scale Piper Cub - Needle Rollers on crankshaft-
Runs on two stroke oil and petrol mix  @  +/-  1part oil to 35 parts 93 unleaded
Overbalanced Flywheels with magneto ignition)

To View contact the Advertiser at: 0768594752

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fw: DDRF Family Fun Day / DDRF Fly In

Subject: DDRF Family Fun Day / DDRF Fly In

Good day all!!


The excitement is growing by the minute and my phone is permanently glued to my ear with enquiries.


We can expect a great turnout as I receive many calls from members at the surrounding clubs who want to attend the fun and hospitality at DDRF.


As we are all aware...Not everybody can make it on the day due to other obligations and as you all know, we have a number of planes and a GyroCopter

Up for grabs.


Now for the good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have already created the Raffle tickets and the breakdown is as follow.


1: We have a Breathtaking JET (120 size)up for grabs and raffle tickets are R50.00


2: We also have a YAK 54 (60-90 size) going for R25.00  per ticket


3: Pattern Plane (Second hand, but breathtaking!!!) R25.00 per ticket


4 GyroCopter (second hand, but breathtaking!!!) R25.00 per ticket


Now.... Since some of the members have asked me about purchasing tickets and not being able to attend on Saturday,

I decided to make the raffle tickets available immediately for purchase.


Tickets 1 – 99            Fun Jet 120


Tickets 100 – 199     YAK 54


Tickets 200 – 299     Pattern Plane (2m Wingspan)


Tickets 300 – 399     GyroCopter


Please send me your preferred selection so that I can allocate them for you!!!!!!!!!!!


Name, Surname and CELL NUMBER.


Here are the rules......


The draw will take place at DDRF with the first draw at 13:00


Second draw at 14:00


Third and fourth draws at 15:00


If your mane is drawn and you are not present at the club.....DON"T WORRY!!!!!!!!!

I will call you......



If you do not answer your phone or it goes to voicemail, you forfeit your price and I draw again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please send me your number selection as soon as possible and I will reply with the banking details for payment.


No Money No Ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please come in numbers on Saturday as we have a couple of really great surprises and prises for young and old.


DON't FORGET THE PLANES, HELI'S and family AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!!





071 479 5838

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good day everybody

Thank you very much to the two members who have already send me some suggestions regarding the upcoming

DDRF Family Fun Day.

It is much appreciated and I am working on it to secure many more prizes and sponsors for the day.

We will also have a couple of planes up for grabs, so please remember to bring some cash to purchase

raffle tickets and food.

Just as a teaser…

We have a Gyro Copter, Yak 54 and 2m Pattern Plane and hopefully more up for grabs….

If you don’t buy a ticket, you cannot WIN one of these brilliant planes!!!!!!!!!

Catering will be great this time round as we have a members wife who will have a stand with Burgers, Boerie Rolls and Prego rolls.

She will also have lots of refreshments available for everybody.

Please remember to invite all your friends and family to come and enjoy the day with us as this is going to be a REALLY BIG event.

We are hosting the SAMAA Westrand meeting on the same day at DDRF which will bring lots and lots of members from the surrounding clubs.

I have also contacted Johan and Graham from Irene to come and show us their BREATHTAKING Large (90mm) EDF JETS again.

Some more members from White Hills, JOMAG, Snoopies and other clubs will also be joining us, so please show them why we are

the greatest and most hospitable club in SOUTH AFRICA.

As we are all well aware, we only have a single ablution block and we would all appreciate it if someone knows or have some portable units for us to use on the day.

It would be even better if someone could donate some to us.

Guys and Gals…PLEASE come in numbers and make sure to tell everybody about it.

As we are expecting larger numbers than ever to attend, come early to ensure your place under cover in the pitts and for those who can, please bring gazebo’s with.

For those who believe that they need to expand their collection before the Fun Day…Please have a look at some magnificent planes that I have In Stock and feel free to contact me at any time.

You can also go and visit my website to look at some of the new Electric Planes that have arrived.


Marnus Els

DDRF Events Co-Ordinator

071 479 5838

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Good day all

Once again we have an upcoming DDRF Family Fun Day, which will take place on 09 June 2012.
The last one was a great success for all participants, sponsors and spectators.

With this in mind, I really want to make the following DDRF Family Fun Day even bigger and better!

This will only be possible with your help and participation, so I am inviting you all to come forth with suggestion and support such as sponsors, helpers, events, catering and whatever you can possible think off.

If you have any suggestions to sponsors, please try and provide me with contact details and a contact person, if you can.

As we all saw from and at the last DDRF Family Fun Day, all members, families and enthusiasts are more than welcome to join us on the day.

This is not restricted to members of the club only, but to all members and enthusiasts of this great sport.

SAMAA will also be hosting the annual regional meeting at DDRF on the day which will draw a lot of members from the West Rand Clubs!

So, please spread the word and tell everybody that you know to come and join us on the day.

I want to thank everybody who has had a look at my new website  and also welcome all comments and recommendations.

If you have specific products that you would like me to source, please provide me with those details and I will contact you as soon as possible to compare pricing with your current supplier.

The EPO Pitts (1.4m Wing Span @ R3100.00) that I have on my website and the Blogg, will be coming soon and I can squeeze in a last couple of them for anybody who is interested.

So…Please contact me as soon as possible to ensure that yours is in the first shipment.


Marnus Els
DDRF Events Co-Ordinator
071 479 58738

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hi Everyone.

I am placing an order for these planes very soon and there will be more coming.

I need a minimum order of 6 to proceed with this and hope that we can get everybody together very quickly so that non of us have to wait too long for the planes to arrive.

The price for this plane is R3100.00 which includes everything exept your receiver and battery

Please get back to me as soon as possible so that I can place the order!!!
Wingspan: 1400mm
Length: 1340mm
Flying Weight: 3200g
Propeller: 16×8 3 blade propeller
Material: Durable EPO
RC System: 2.4Ghz 4 ch
ESC: 60A Brushless ESC
Servo: 40g×6 pcs
Battery: 14.8V 3300mAh
Package: 1PCS/CTN 7.2/kg 1165*520*345mm
  1. Great Scale Appearance
  2. Bi-Plane, Super Stable
  3. EPO Material Offers High Durablility
  4. Sounds Like Real Plane
  5. Easy to Control for Beginners
  6. Advanced Pilots Can enjoy 3D Fly
  7. Easy to install and disassemble
  8. Strong Alloy Landing gear
  9. Can upgrade to 6s Lipo version with monster power.

Hi Everybody

I am looking for a 50cc ignition system to fit to my Pitts.

Please let me know if anyone has one.



Monday, April 2, 2012

Fw: For Sale

Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 2:27 PM
Subject: For Sale

Hi All.

I have two planes that I want to sell, please see details below:

Hangar 9 - Ultra Stick 60 size, excellent condition, not available any longer from Hanger 9 -discontinued which probably makes it a collectors item, details below:

Price - R4000-00
  • Irvine 72 high performance engine, bearings just been replaced, immaculate condition.
  • Hightech Servos x 5.
  • Switch and charging plug installed.
  • Prop and spinner installed.
  • 1700mah 6 volt nicad battery installed.
Very powerful, unlimited verticals, can prop hang, perfectly setup. Receiver not included.

Seagull Edge 540 160 size, excellent condition, rebuilt one side of nose section, details below:

Price - R7000-00
  • DLE 30cc Gasser(petrol), perfect condition never been in a crash, starts very easily every time.
  • Aluminum spinner and prop installed.
  • CDI unit, never given a days problem.
  • Opto sensor and cut off protection in case of loss of signal and or battery or receiver.
  • Battery Charging plugs/ports for charging batteries
  • 1 x 4,8 volt battery for ignition.
  • 1 x 6 volt receiver battery pack.
  • on / off switches
  • refueling plug - anodized
  • 5 x 7.6kg servos
  • 1 x 15kg rudder servo.
  • Cable rudder system
  • Digital RPM meter / Tachometer installed in dashboard
  • pilot and canopy
Very powerful, engine starts and runs perfectly, full manuals included for plane and engine, all original spare accessories still in engine box. Receiver not included.

Both planes are extremely clean, see pics taken on Sunday, 1/04/2012, PS. this is not an April Fools Joke, hehe.


Garth Nofal
Project Office Manager (PMP) / Risk Manager SA - Sub Region
ABB South Africa
Phone: +27 10 202 5712
Telefax: +27 10 579 8348
Mobile: 0827899749
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Monday, March 26, 2012

DDRF Family Fun Day 24 March 2012

Good morning everybody

What a fantastic day we had at the airfield on Saturday.

We really hope that the members that could not attend will schedule the next big Family Fun Day for 09 June 2012.

I would like to start this message today with Special Thanks to all the Members, Partners as well as Sponsors who all contributed to the success of Saturday's DDRF Family Fun Day.

Clint from Caxton (Roodepoort Record) placed a fabulous add in the newspaper that was distributed on Thursday 22 March 2012 and he is also doing a brilliant article in the newspaper as well as the website (

Thank you very much Clint!

This was a great contribution that you made to the club and our phones never stopped ringing with enquiries about the DDRF Family Fun Day!

Due to your spectacular add, we also had a massive influx of visitors as well as prospective members.

We are looking forward to reading the article this Thursday in the newspapers and firmly believe that we are going to get even more publicity from this.

RockStar Energy Drinks South Africa!!!

Franki, Shaun and the whole RockStar team. We cannot thank you enough for the gazebo’s, banners, flags and product that you supplied us with.

It worked as well as what it taste as kept the pilots and participant well alert and going strong for the whole day!

We can honestly say that you are brilliant and cannot wait to work with you on the next big event.

Well done guys and good luck with all your ventures!!!

Your products are and will stay the flavor of choice!!!

Team PROTINT Grafix

All I can say is WOW!!!!!

The signage that you did for us is brilliant and we only got compliments from everybody that visited.

Thanks to your bright, eye catching and colorful boards, we had a lot more visitors to the DDRF Family Fun Day.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a long partnership with you!

Delia, Donovan and Estelle

None of this would have been possible without your help!!!

The Boerewors Rolls were brilliant and everybody, Young and "Mature", seemed happy, relaxed and enjoying themselves.

You are a support team that has no equal and I will be proud to have you involved with the planning of the next DDRF Family Fun Day!!!

To all the Pilots, Exhibitors, Members, Non-members, Families, Friends, Visitors and Spectators who supported us on Saturday, we thank you and welcome you all to DDRF!!!!

Please come spend more time with us at the airfield and never hesitate to ask questions or for help to get involved in this great sport of ours!

Again, I want to thank every single person who was there in Saturday!!!

You made the day very special for all of us!

Please feel free to send me your feedback and recommendations for the upcoming DDRF Family Fun Day, 09 June 2012.

With Gratitude

Marnus Els

DDRF Events Co-Ordinator

071 479 5838