HELO TC Touch-Controlled Helicopter uses your iDevice
by Mark R
Since toys are always a popular seller this Christmas, you might as well get something that big kids can play with with the Helo TC Touch-Controlled Helicopter.
It is similar to the Dexim AppSpeed, a miniature iPhone controlled truck, but it takes to the air. It has a twin-rotor remote design for a stable controlled flight, provided it is indoors.
As you might have guessed, there is an app for this. You can download it for free, and the Helo TC app has an interesting ability to record and store up to three Flight Plans so you, or another pilot, can easily repeat a favorite flight pattern. You can plan routes around the furniture with missions to fly and obstacles to avoid, in order to replay them.
Just to let you know, you have to plug your iDevice via headphone jack into a Helo TC Flight Deck, and this Flight Deck and the copter itself take 2 AAA batteries each. I’m not certain why Griffin decided to go with 4 AAA batteries instead of USB charging, but you can always buy rechargeable AAA batteries.
If you want to get in on this copter deal, it is available on the Griffin site for $49.99. Considering that there are an abundance of low-priced RC helicopters available on the market today, I will leave it up to you whether or not this is a good deal.