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Our Mission StatementPurpose of our Company & how we serve our Customers

Unmanned SA is an independant organisation committed to support Drone Fisherman World Wide with CutaCopter Fishing Drones. Our core focus is pilot and people safety, how the Cuta flies and regulates the pilot is an essential element in assisting with the overall protection of the asset. Platform reliability and stability is paramount.

RELIABILITY – STABILITY – USERBILITY

This has been achieved by using advanced hardware and software enabling ‘World First’ multiple safety features and multiple hardware redundancies. In addition, we have desensitized the control sticks and added features making all Cuta models the easiest and safest drones to fly.

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Our Vision StatementOur Current and Future Objectives

Hand made in South Africa with love and dedication to create the most robust, reliable, and safest drone on the planet – rest assured your drone fishing has never been so safe and fun.

We strive to be the leader in Technology & innovations to ensure our customers have access to the latest, the world has to offer in Pilot experiences to ensure your Cuta is always ready for Action whenever you are.

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Timeline to Date From humble Beginnings

2004 - business founder Gary McDonogh established Hobby Centre, a traditional radio control store.
2010 - quadcopter (drones) started becoming popular and after 30 years of flying and building RC aircraft, the business was building many types of drones.
2014 - The decision was taken to start building an entry level fishing drone to compete against the traditional freshwater bait boat. This was called the African Quadcopter.
2015 - Soon customers were asking for a drone to use for saltwater fishing and that is when the Cuta-Copter was born. Cuta-Copter is a hybrid name from “Barracouta  and Quadcopter”.
2015 - Improvements in the construction and the use of a shoebox vacuum form design's was used. The Cuta-Copter Revo MK1 started selling.
2015 - Due to certain parts being discontinued, we had to re-design the drone and so we came up with the Revo 2 in 2016.
2016 - The Revo 2 was the first attempt at waterproofing a drone, but this proved exceedingly difficult, so it was dropped that in favour of a new design the REVO3. The Revo3 went on to become a best seller and from this point the fishing market in South Africa exploded. There were new entrants and even imitators of the ideas.
2018 - To improve things further, we designed the big lifter the REVO 4 and the smaller more efficient Matrix. These 2 drones became top sellers and even out stripped the Revo 3 sales.
2019 - At the end of 2019, our customers were asking for water proofing  again and to include a camera. So the Ex1 was designed. In 2019 CutaCopter took on a small reseller in the form of SA Secure in KZN to cover the Durban area, who was recognised to share the passion and understand client needs in Durban which grew from strength to strength, developing from just a reseller to repairer, and then an authorized CutaCopter Repairer to an Authorized Manufacture of the EX-1 Drone in just 12 months.
2020 - During 2020 the Covid situation caused havoc with suppliers and parts availability and business operations were significantly affected. Fortunately, the storm was weathered and the famous Pixhawk flight controllers was introduced into all our products. Using Pixhawk auto-pilots has proven to be the best decision for flight safety, user features, drone stability and client confidence. It did not take long for other Fishing Drone manufactures to migrate to the PixHawk system after the success of the EX-1 with PixHawk. We will continue to evolve our designs to suit customers word-wide. During 2020 we expanded our international network to Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Israel and the US with new countries joining in 2021.
2021 - The Trident Range begins. Professionally hand-crafted in South Africa by a dedicated, committed and outstanding team. Platform reliability and stability is paramount, and this has been achieved by using advanced hardware and software. As a small business it has been a challenge to meet world and local demand, however the company continues to expand to meet the needs of anglers the world over. At the end of 2021 after COVID and the shortage of micro chips worldwide Hobbycentre closed its doors for the last time, however our timeline does not end there. To ensure continued support to customers our number one asset, SA Secure took over the reigns of CutaCopter in December 2021.
2022 - To Suite the industry SA Secure changed Call Sign to Unmanned SA fitting with the primary business of Fishing Drones and with it became the sole Supplier, Repairer, Service Centre and Manufacture of the CutaCopter Fishing Drone, closely watched over by founder Gary McDonogh.


We build our solutions by closely listening to our potential clientele and understanding their expectations with our product. We know how to analyze this information and customize our offering to changing market needs. Why not join our fast growing customer base? Get in touch today to learn more about the Unmanned SA t/a CutaCopter Journey and where to from here.

We hope that you like and enjoy our products as much as we do, we appreciate all your support and feedback.

Support

Assuring you (our greatest asset) quality support and care of your prized possession.
All Parts & Accessories used are tried, tested and approved for use on your CutaCopter.
Quality is core at all that we do.

2022 Products

All our Fishing Drones come standard with the following:
Free 3 hour training session, covering the battery charging process, care and maintenance & hands on flight training.
Choice of various colour canopies to suite.
3 month warranty on the flight controller and all electronic components refer to T&Cs
The training is only applicable if purchased and collected from our store. Products you can be Proud of.
Tap on the items below to view what we have to offer!
Feel free to contact us if you need something specific.

contact us

Technical Assistance & Sales:
Sudhais Khan (+27) 71 485 3834
Email: sudhaiskhan@cuta-copter.co.za
Ashraf Khan (+27) 71 482 1706
Email: admin@cuta-copter.co.za

Sales Only:
Email at sales@cuta-copter.co.za



Authorised Dealers and Agents




COMPANY CONTACT COUNTRY WEBSITE E-MAIL
Unmanned SA (Head Office) Sudhias Khan South Africa Unmanned SA E-Mail
Ultimate Drone Fishing Tony Cornell Australia Perth Ultimate Drone Fishing E-Mail
Horizon Fishing Drones Kevin Lambrecht Australia Sydney Horizon Fishing Drones E-Mail
Seahorse Equipment Limited Phil Scherer New Zealand Seahorse Equipment E-Mail

These are our Trusted Authorised Dealers, Reseller's or Agents.
If not listed above then not CutaCopter approved.


For Technical & Sales:


Sudhais Khan (+27) 71 485 3834
Email: sudhaiskhan@cuta-copter.co.za

Ashraf Khan (+27) 71 482 1706
Email: admin@cuta-copter.co.za

Get in touch !


1 Dickens Road,
Umbogintwini,
AECI Complex,
Gate 1,
Unit 41,
Durban,
South Africa.

Sudhais Khan (+27) 71 485 3834
Ashraf Khan (+27) 71 482 1706