The contemporary saying “there’s an app for everything” has just taken another step to being true with news that Appcessory will be selling their iRemoco iPhone Controlled Helicopters in Australia. Yes you heard right – a mini toy helicopter you can control from your phone!
I can’t wait to get my hands to try out one of these as I would like to see if the iPhone control can actually mimic the real thing when it comes to sensitivity – I actually fly remote aircraft and helicopter and it’s a matter of life and crash that you don’t over compensate with the control sticks.
Should be a lot cheaper than Parrot’s AR.Drone copter which retails for around US $299 and will be on shelves next month. We’ll keep
you posted on any more news about it.
iRemoco iPhone Remote Control Helicopter Product Description
IRemoco is a remote-control toy helicopter that you control with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The kit includes the toy helicpter along with a dongle which plugs into the dock connector of your device and sends your instructions to the helicopter.
You can opt to use on-screen joysticks to fly the helicopter, or use motion control. The App (which can be downloaded for Free on the Apple iTunes store) uses the accelerometer or gyroscope inside the iDevice to translate the phone’s movements into helicopter’s movements.
Both helicopter and remote have rechargeable batteries (via USB), and the helicopter is gyroscopically stabilized, making it easy to fly. Should you crash it, the motors will cut out, and the rotors are all made of bendy plastic so they should bounce back just fine. Should you manage to snap one anyway, there are replacement blades in the box.
iRemoco iPhone Remote Control Helicopter Features:
- Remote control Hellicopter for iPhone, iPod & iPad
- Infra-red controlled, 3 channel, battery powered helicopter with gyro-stabilization.
- 3D Joysticks or Motion control (Free App from iTunes) Includes : Toy helicopter, dongle, USB charging cable & spare rotor blades
See more details at iWorldAustralia