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Building, Maintaining, Flying, and Filming with the  NEice  RC Helicopters


White Mountains and the Catskills – New Video Footage!

White Mountains and the Catskills – New Video Footage!

February 14th, 2014

During the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest and the Catskills Ice Festival, the NEice helicopter, ARDU, took the air to capture the some footage.  We are excited at Year Two of this project to be able[...]


UP at Boston Rock Gym

UP at Boston Rock Gym

December 18th, 2013

Thanks to all who came out to check out NEice’s presentation on building, flying and filming with our radio controlled helicopter fleet!  We had a great time.

 

Here’s a few photos from[...]


NEice presents at ‘Social Outcast’ at Boston Rock Gym

NEice presents at ‘Social Outcast’ at Boston Rock Gym

December 5th, 2013

On Sunday, December 15th, 2013, Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, MA will be hosting the 7th installment of their Social Outcast Club—a unique way for climbers to learn, socialize and share experiences a[...]


Ardu in for a tune UP!.

Ardu in for a tune UP!.

November 6th, 2013

GETTING READY FOR WINTER..

Ardu has been flying great all summer and he is ready for this ice climbing season.[...]


The Building of “ARDU”

The Building of “ARDU”

June 3rd, 2013

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[...]


NEice takes to the air in Huntington Ravine

NEice takes to the air in Huntington Ravine

April 1st, 2013

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 t[...]


The Missing Link

The Missing Link

March 6th, 2013

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 se[...]


Adding to the NEice Air Fleet

Adding to the NEice Air Fleet

March 1st, 2013

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 [...]


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Night Vision

March 1st, 2013

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 t[...]


The UP Footage:  First Takes

The UP Footage: First Takes

February 19th, 2013

It all started one night just this past October over a couple of beers. We looked at the ‘Mammut 150 Years Peak Project: Trango Towers’ video which used radio control helicopters to capture amazing ae[...]


More Storage Capacity!

More Storage Capacity!

February 19th, 2013

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,[...]


Back into the Editing Room

Back into the Editing Room

February 5th, 2013

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[...]


Fixing the Radio

Fixing the Radio

February 4th, 2013

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 S[...]


Too Cold to Fly!

Too Cold to Fly!

January 26th, 2013

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.
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UP!

UP!

January 3rd, 2013

The new logo for the RC Helicopters….UP! …YES!
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