Griffin Technology announces HELO TC remote controlled helicopter


Griffin Technology knows that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, which is why they have decided to go ahead with the release of their HELO TC remote controlled helicopter. What makes this remote controlled helicopter different from the rest that we have seen in the past? For starters, this particular model will be able to be controlled through any iOS-powered device via its touchscreen display. To put it in a nutshell, your iOS device is actually a remote control for the HELO TC – making it an even more indispensable part of your life, no?

Let us check out just what the HELO TC is able to bring to the table. For starters, this will be a twin-rotored, indoor helicopter that has been constructed using a lightweight metal frame complete with a black polycarbonate body. Equipped with a Flight Deck infrared module, you will plug that particular bit into an iOS device in order for it to transmit control signals to the helicopter.

You will be able to choose from two different flight modes – Touch Control, where we suspect most people would have a field day with it since it will rely on the multitouch display in order to control the HELO TCs throttle and joystick, while there is the Tilt to Steer mode that relies on the iOS devices accelerometers to get the navigating job done. For instance, if you tilt the iOS device, it will move the helicopter forward, back and side to side. Heck, the app is even able to record and store up to three Flight Plans so that you (or other “pilots”) can repeat a particular flight pattern in a jiffy.

The HELO TC comes with a built-in battery which can be juiced up from just about any USB power source, and that includes your computers USB port. As for the Flight Deck module, that will require a quartet of AAA batteries, where it will remain plugged within the iOS devices headphone jack. Expect to fork out $49.99 for the HELO TC if you’re interested, where it ought to arrive in time for the holiday season.

3 reviews or comments

Richard Says: August 18, 2011 at 5:53 am

Have you seen the AR Drone?

sve Says: September 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

I do not recommend this RC Helicopter, After two days of playing the little cables on the tail rotor snapped and of course with out the tail rotor the helicopter became useless, I called the tech support and the said there is nothing they can do about it, and offered me a 10% discount if I wanted to get a new one… Seriously? 10% when I just spent $50.00 three days ago??? Do not Buy it lok for other alternatives.

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