HELO TC: Helicopter, Remote-Controlled by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch at CES 2012

While at CES 2012 I visited the Griffin booth and wound up “winning” a Helo TC remote controlled Helicopter. On of my fellow aspie sons and I were very impressed by it. We plan on doing some tests and videos of it this weekend. I would like to the thank the folks at Griffin for it.

Here is a nice and funny video on Youtube with regards to it.

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Rule the office airspace with HELO TC, the touch-controlled RC helicopter you control with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Download the free HELO TC app onto your iOS device, load your device into HELO TC’s Flight Deck and you’re ready to fly indoors in either of two ways:

Touch Control: Use a virtual joystick on your Multi-Touch display to maneuver the chopper.
Tilt to Steer: Tilt your iOS device to move the chopper forward, backward, and side to side.
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.
Ready to Fly?

HELO TC comes complete with a precision twin-rotor remote-controlled helicopter and Flight Deck. The Flight Deck plugs into your iOS device’s headphone jack and translates your commands into infrared signals that beam to the helicopter.

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.

HELO TC requires full volume output from your iOS device, and will not work properly with devices purchased in the EU, the UK, or any other region with volume limitations that cannot be turned off.

Features

Control HELO TC from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using the HELO TC app
Use joystick controls on the Multi-Touch Display, or tilt your iOS device to fly
Make up missions and record up to three flight plans for later recall
Control the chopper’s five super-bright onboard LEDs
For indoor use only, designed for ages 14 and up
HELO TC is AppPowered
HELO TC requires full volume output from your iOS device, and will not work properly with devices purchased in the EU, the UK, or any other region with volume limitations that cannot be turned off.

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David Berkowitz, Editor in Chief.
I am the aspie dad of 3 with autism, in industrial sales by day, and a run tech and autism news media organization as well. I am trying to be like Engadget.com and help autism too via the arts and tech. I am also on twitter, itechnewszone, facebook/technewszone, youtube/technewszone, linkedin.com too.