Griffin’s latest AppPowered Helo TC indoor-heli lets users play pilot via an iOS app offering onscreen Touch-to-Fly or accelerometer based Tilt-to-Fly controls and with half-hour’s charge, you’ll be airborne for about eight minutes and can initiate one of three programmable flight paths. You’ll need to hook up a four-AAA packing IR sled to your iDevice for signal and this helicopter equipped for night flights with five LEDs, you’ll find extra rotors if you ever need to ditch into the linoleum……………..
Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life announces the Helo TC, a touch-controlled helicopter that is operated by your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Part of Griffin’s latest range of AppPowered Accessories, the Helo TC app turns your iOS device into a remote for an indoor helicopter. Available to buy in time for Christmas, priced at £34.99. The Helo TC is simple to operate; charge the helicopter from any computer or USB power source, before sliding your compatible iOS device into the included flight deck module. The flight deck transmits infrared signals to the helicopter giving you total flying control. There are two flight modes available, you can use the Multi-Touch display to control the Helo TC‘s throttle and flight controlled joystick – the cyclic or enableindoor helicopter’s Tilt-to-Fly, which uses the iOS device’s accelerometers,and tilt the device forward, back and side to side to control the helicopter’s flight. The helicopter itself is built on a light weight metal frame with a black polycarbonate body. The twin rotor design is very easy to fly and gives a stable flight but just in case you get a little too over-zealous with your flying techniques; the Helo TC comes with replaceable main and tail rotor systems. And if you are interested in some night-flying the helicopter also has 5 super-bright LEDs. The Helo TC app can record and store up to 3 flight plans, perfect for launching flying-attacks on unsuspecting friends and family. Priced at £34.99, the Helo TC will be available for the Christmas season.
- Average flight time – approx. 8 minutes
- PolyLithium Fuel Cell – 3.7V @ 180 mAh
- Flight Deck Controller Sled powered by 4 AAA batteries
- Recommended for pilots aged 14 and up
- Suitable for use indoors only
- Helo TC app is a free download from the iTunes App Store; iOS 4.0 required.