RC Helicam

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Andrew Martens and the RC Helicam Quadcopter
RC Helicam is based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal South Africa and was founded by Andrew Martens. It specializes in Aerial 360 Photos and Aerial HD Action Video taken with remote controlled helicopters (Helicams) called the Quadcopter. It offers the services of aerial photography and conventional 360 Virtual Tours. RC Helicam also provides ground-based virtual tours and provides Aerial 360 Photos (of the 2012 aQuellé Midmar Mile).


2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The RC Helicam was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award. Its World Open Water Swimming Association nomination reads, The RC Helicam is truly a remarkable innovation for the global open water swimming community. For outstanding high-definition aerial footage of any open water swim, there is no more convenient, lower cost, technologically advanced means to showcase the sport and its participants from the air. An innovation by Andrew Martens, the remote-controlled helicopter system is portable, light, compact and has been proven at the world's largest swim, the Midmar Mile in South Africa. For bringing the sport closer to the media and general public, for its ability to showcase the sport with beautiful aerial footage that can be streamed online, the RC Helicam is selected as a nominee for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Aerial HD Videos


Midmar Mile, Home Owners, Constructors, Real Estate Companies, Land Surveyors and Engineers as well as Aerial 360 Photos of the aQuellé Midmar Mile 2011 and 2012, The Unlimited Dusi 2011, Comrades Marathon, the Umhlanga MTN Summer Carnival and the New HanoverPreparatory School Farm Dams Bass Competition, UCL Company Ltd, Industrial and Construction clients like JT Ross, Greater Edendale Mall of McCormick Property Development, The Royal Show Grounds, Olive Convention Centre, Community Discovery 702 Walk the Talk Recreation like AfriSki Snow Park in Lesotho, St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown, Michaelhouse, Hilton College, Thomas More College, St Dominic’s Academy Newcastle and Highbury Preparatory School, the stranded MT Phoenix ship, St Ives, Coin De Mire Hotel and Palmeraie Resort in Mauritius, Coco Rico in Ponta do Ouro Mozambique, Jozini Tiger Lodge near Swaziland, Champagne Sports Resort, Wits End Chalets and Inkunzi Cave & Zulu Hut in the Drakensberg, Awali Golf course in Mauritius, and Champagne Sports Resort, Bonitas Comrades Expo in the Durban Exhibition Centre, CCR Expo during COP17, Moses Mabhida Stadium for Durban Tourism, Headwear24, Le Domaine Retirement Village, 2011 Nedbank Eston Show and Cultural events like the Pietermaritzburg Tourism Nashua Art In The Park with sound to capture the atmosphere of the venue.


Its latest Helicam rig includes an in-house designed and developed remote controlled quadcopter to take Aerial HD Action Video footage.


Jaco Tredoux, jaco@rchelicam.co.za; mobile: +27823971446, www.RcHeliCam.co.za

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