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The Smartphone Controlled RC Helicopter

Smartphone Controlled Helicopter

 

At Mint Gadgets, we love radio controlled helicopter gadgets. Here’s a new twist that caught our eye, a remote controlled helicopter that is controlled by a smartphone.

The Smartphone Controlled RC Helicopter works with your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone device. You simply download a free app to you iPhone, iPad or Android and your smartphone becomes a remote control that communicates the remote controlled helicopter using the built-in wireless radio. Your smartphone wireless radio is able to control the helicopter up to a range of 60 feet.

The remote control app for flying the Smartphone Controlled RC Helicopter uses the motion-sensing accelerometers that are built into your smartphone device. This allows for easy and natural remote control by enabling the simple tilt and pan of your smartphone to precisely control the radio controlled helicopter’s forward, backward, left, right, up and down movements. The remote control app also provides a visual direction and speed indicator, and a convenient swipe of your finger controls the throttle.

The Smartphone Controlled RC Helicopter has a horizontal tail rotor that works in tandem with the two contra-rotaing coaxial main rotors to keep the helicopter balanced during flight. This innovative design enables easy flying and remote control, no more frequent crashes typical of many RC helicopters.

The Smartphone Controlled RC Helicopter comes with a rechargeable battery that provides approximately five-minute flight times from a 60-minute charge using the included USB charging cable. Suitable for kids ages 14 years and up.

AvailableHammacher

Price: $99.95

Buy the Smartphone Controlled Helicopter from Hammacher Schlemmer

Syma GYRO S107G Mini RC Helicopter

January 5, 2012 by  
Filed under RC Helicopter Gadgets

Syma S107G RC Helicopter

 

One of our absolute favorite category of gadgets at Mint Gadgets are the RC toys or radio controlled toys (sometimes referred to as remote controlled toys). Maybe these ingenious little remote controlled devices just bring out the kids in all of us. Of course, that is if you can pry these RC wonders away from your kids long enough to play with them yourselves.

RC technology has improved as manufacturers are able to miniaturize and pack more capability into these devices. One of the truly exciting RC toys we’d like to feature here at Mint Gadgets is the Syma GYRO S107G Mini RC Helicopter. This is one of the newest, smallest and most light weight RC helicopters you can find!

The Syma GYRO S107G RC Helicopter is about 7.5 inches in length. As you can see from the picture above, it literally fits in the palm of your hand. But it’s the gyroscope technology that makes this new generation of RC flying helicopters really exciting. The gyroscope technology makes this RC helicopter much easier to fly and maneuver. No more constant crashing and losing control which winds up damaging your RC helicopter. And this means far less need to constantly order all those replacement parts to keep your RC helicopter flying.

The Syma GYRO S107G Mini RC Helicopter is perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. The RC helicopter features a coaxial rear rotor for precision maneuverability and a GYRO for significantly improved stability whether your flying with a forward motion or just hovering in place.  This improved stabilizing gyroscopic technology allows you to focus on flying and having fun, rather than the constant struggle of just trying to avoid a crash. And if you do run into a bit of trouble, the helicopter has a strong, light weight metal body so no worries about something breaking if you happen to land just a bit too hard.

The Syma mini Gyro helicopter charges directly from a USB cable supplied with the kit, or from the radio controller which holds six AA batteries. Radio controls enable you to move forward, backward, up, down, left and right as well as hover in place.

The Syma RC Helicopter is ready to fly right out of the box, no assembly necessary. Simply place the six AA batteries into the transmitter/charger, charge up the RC helicopter and you’re ready to go!

Now the best news. The reason the Syma GYRO S107G Mini RC Helicopter is one of the most popular sellers on Amazon is because you get this great performing RC helicopter at a fantastic low price. RC helicopters in this class are usually much more expensive. But you’ll be able to pickup the Syma S107G RC Helicopter for under $30. Now, what are you waiting for?

AvailableAmazon

Price: $25.90 (super discount, save $104, over 80%)

Buy the Syma GYRO S107G RC helicopter at Amazon

 

Black Ghost RC Helicopter

September 17, 2008 by  
Filed under RC Helicopter Gadgets

Black Ghost RC Helicopter

 

 

Moving on from the Radio Controlled Black Stealth Helicopter posted earlier in the month we now bring to you the Black Ghost RC Helicopter.

The very cool Black Ghost RC Helicopter  is for those pilots amongst us who never quite made it to the big time but still want to experience being in control of a combat stealth helicopter. Featuring infra red remote control, this helicopter has a robust stability system making it easy to control, hover, and maneuver.

The remote control allows all for all the common flying maneuvers – up, down, left, and right. One of the things that put me off buying a remote control helicopter was I always thought one crash and that would be the end of my new gadget, however, this Black Ghost helicopter looks remarkably resilient to rough handling.

See the Black Ghost RC Helicopter on a Test Flight

Black Ghost RC Helicopter Product Information

  • For ages 8 and up.
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years.
  • Do not leave the toy unattended while charging it.
  • Battery charging should be done by adults.
  • Charge the toy on a non-flammable surface and keep it away from flammable items.
  • Turn the charger off when the toy’s battery is charged, and always unplug it from the toy.
  • Disconnect AC wall chargers from outlets while not in use.
  • If the toy has been damaged, immediately stop use, unplug, and safely move the toy away from flammable materials.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for charging the toy. Do NOT charge longer than recommended.
  • Battery requirements:  6 x AA Batteries (not included)

Available: Amazon

Price: $49.99

Buy the Black Ghost RC Helicopter at Amazon

Radio Controlled Black Stealth Helicopter

 

Any remote control gadget fans out there? Well today we present to you the Black Steal Helicopter available from Thinkgeek. Featuring a dual rotor design allows good torque control, therefore making flight control easier.

Comparing this Radio Controlled Helicopter to traditional helicopters you will notice an extra rotor on the top which spins in opposite directions to the first one.  The result is that the helicopter has more stability in the air and therefore not as reliant on adjustments being made between the tail rotor and the main rotor.

The Mini RC helicopters is relatively easy to control with a bit of practice and I guarantee you will not crash as much when in control of the with the Black Stealth radio controlled helicopter as you would with others available on the market.

Check out the video of the Black Stealth in action.