Ardu in for a tune UP!.

GETTING READY FOR WINTER.. Ardu has been flying great all summer and he is ready for this ice climbing season.

The Building of "ARDU"

by Doug Millen The most advanced RC Helicopter I have built to date Building helicopters is fast becoming my main addiction (like I need another). It has been one of the hardest and most challenging things I have done in my...

NEice takes to the air in Huntington Ravine

It was Easter weekend and what better way to spend it than with our friends at Harvard Cabin!  Packed in a sizable sled, the latest and greatest flying machine and it's components were headed up the trail Friday night,...

The Missing Link

Up to now we have been flying blind. But that will change. I just finished building a ground station down link that will receive live video from the GoPro. We will be able to see what the camera is seeing as...

Adding to the NEice Air Fleet

The latest build in progress Just starting a new build.  A  small quad copter. I am hoping for more portability, longer flight times and a true FPV (first person visual) experience. Oh, and more power! The photo shows the basic frame and arms....

Night Vision

While we are still trying to figure out what makes the helicopters fall from the sky on cold days.. (not good!)..  we ended up testing one theory long after the sun went down.  Maybe next time, both the chopper...

More Storage Capacity!

Meet the newest addition to my editing room. I just purchased a 2-TerraByte G Drive with FireWire ports for storing all the video files. I will still be using my USB 1-TB Seagate drive for the backup, but all...

Back into the Editing Room

Well, it's back into the editing room.  We are getting ready for the Catskills Ice Festival this coming weekend and along with tuning the helicopters, the footage needs a little tuning as well.  I won't be able to go,...

Fixing the Radio

With Helicopters something always needs fixing or improving. I was trying to carry too much and I dropped the radio breaking 2 switches. We lost the day of flying but the fix is easy! Go to Radio Shack and buy new switches. They fit perfect!  

Too Cold to Fly!

We were having problems with the cold (single digits) at the Smuggs Ice Bash. We think it is the radio so I got an insulated carry case that we can put hand warmers in...Let's hope this works.