About Frasers


Frasers Radio Control Models

The story of Frasers Radio Control Models

Frasers Radio Control Models is a 44 year old family business that specializes in the sales and support of radio controlled models including aircraft, helicopters, cars, boats and drones. We also sell slot cars, model trains, static build kits and die cast models
The shop was started in 1974 by Johan Fraser in the Queenswood Galleries Shopping Center and managed by him for 22 years. Johan was a lifelong modeller and was very well known for his model building skills. Johan received the” Golden Wings” award in 1976 from SAARF ( Now SAMAA ) for his contribution to aeromodelling in South Africa. Johan passed away in 2007 but not before passing on his passion for aeromodelling to his son Allen and grandson Shaun who is currently a first officer with Emirates Airlines on their Boeing 777 fleet.
Allen Fraser, Johan’s son, took over the shop in 1996 after a 10 year career working in the military remotely piloted aircraft ( RPA ) industry and continued trading in Queenswood until 2005 when the shop was moved to a larger and more modern location in the Oxlynn Center in Lynnwood road Menlopark.
Allen is also a livelong modeller who obtained his solo proficiency in 1971, instructor rating in 1975 and SAMAA instructor judge rating in 2016. He has also participated on national, provincial and local level in several disciplines of the sport including precision aerobatics, gliders, helicopters, large scale aerobatics, cross country and fun fly
Allen also served on the SAMAA committee as technical rep and dealer rep, as chairman of the South African Aeromoddellers Dealer Association ( SAADA ), on the committee of the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of South Africa ( CUAASA ) and as chairman of the Silverton Model Flying Club (SMFC ) for the past 18 years.

The shop has moved to the Eastdale Pavilion Centre on the corner of Solomon Mahlangu and Jacqueline drive’s in Garsfontein Pretoria in September 2018.
The Fraser’s shop also houses the admin office of the Silverton Model flying Club. The club’s flying field is situated inside the Legends Adventure farm +- 15 km south of Rayton. All the relevant information for SMFC like membership application forms, Constitution, rules and membership fees can be obtained from the shop including joining of the club , paying of fees, obtaining membership cards ect.

All the personnel working at Fraser’s are active RC modellers with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from years of involvement with building, flying, driving, competition participation and training of beginner modellers. We are therefore keen and enthusiastic to help fellow modelers get the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from their hobby.

With the advent and growth in the drone industry we have invested a lot of time and effort in getting to know these remotely piloted aircraft systems ( RPAS ) in order to give our customers expert advice and support, especially on the very popular DJI range of multi rotor drones.

Frasers RC Models also initiated and financially supports a development program for children at Cornerstone Collage to encourage them to get involved with RC model flying.This program is also supported by the” South African Model Aircraft Association “ ( SAMAA ) and the” Silverton Model Flying Club” ( SMFC )
We are very happy and exited about our new shop that opened in Garsfontein on 1 September 2018 and hope to see you there soon. Happy modeling.


Phone: 087 701 7602


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