Just in time for the holidays, Griffin Technology releases its new Griffin HELO TC – RC Helicopter for iPhone. This mini RC helicopter comes complete with a precision twin-rotor remote-controlled helicopter and flight deck. Compatible with iOS devices (iPod Touch 3rd & 4th Gen, iPad & iPad 2, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S) that have full volume output, the flight deck simply slides on and connects via your iOS device’s headphone jack. Once connected, the iOS device and flight deck translate your commands into infrared signals that beam to the helicopter.
Download the free app and you are ready to start your own flight plans and enjoy up to three recorded missions. If you’re a beginner, then you will really enjoy the app feature, Auto Land, so you can bring HELO TC down for a safe landing with just a tap of the multi-touch display.
Perfect for indoor action or outdoor flights on calm days, this stealth helicopter offers a world of fun. Use your joystick controls on the multi-touch display, or tilt your iOS device to fly and control the five super-bright onboard LEDs.
HELO TC’s intuitive, easy-to-learn controls and twin-rotor design make for stable, controlled flight. And the HELO TC app provides features not available with other RC helicopters, such as Auto Land so you can bring HELO TC down for a safe landing with just a tap of the Multi-Touch display.
Use the app to record and store up to three Flight Plans so you, or another pilot, can easily repeat a favorite flight pattern. Make up routes among the furniture, missions to fly, obstacles to avoid, goals to achieve, and replay them later with your friends.
- Twin-rotored, indoor helicopter built on a lightweight metal frame with a black polycarbonate body
- Comes with a Flight Deck infrared module which plugs into iOS devices’ headphone jack to transmit control signals to helicopter
- Two modes of flight available: Touch-to-Fly uses the Multi-Touch display to control HELO TC’s throttle and joystick. Tilt-to-Fly allows users to tilt the iOS device to move the helicopter forward, back and side to side
- HELO TC App can store up to three Flight Plans, so any pilot can repeat a favorite flight pattern easily
- Built-in battery recharges from any USB power source, including your computer’s USB port
Watch the video to see it in action.