By Louis Senecal on Tue, 04/24/2012
You have probably read Tim Hillebrands’ review of the Griffin Helo TC remote control helicopter a few weeks ago. If you have not, I suggest you do and will place the link below. I also had the opportunity to play, I mean test, this new product out (pics at the end of review).
The kit comes with the Helicopter, a control pack, instructions, charging cable, missiles and some extra parts. The setup is pretty straightforward.
It’s important to note that this is designed for indoor use. I did try it outside and it did not function well. That’s because of all the potential wireless conflicts that (can) interfere with the remote control aspect. It’s also important to note that you should try to fly this in a larger open area. My son and I ended up taking a trip to the auditorium at our town hall for some flight time. There was more room to crank this baby up.
As Tim said, it does take a little bit of practice and learning to get good at this. Quite frankly, I’m still learning to fly straight, but I’m having a heck of a fun time trying. The review unit I have seems to be built well as I can’t even count how many times I have crashed. There are some extra parts that were included and you can even purchase an additional part kit online for $9.99, which I think is a great idea. This is one of those neat accessories/products that no matter how old you are, you’re going to have fun.
Oh, btw, The Helo TC has two remote firing missiles (How cool is that?)!
Specs and Features:
-Control HELO TC from your iOS or Android device with the HELO TC app
-Assault model features twin missile launchers and six (6) Redeye missiles
-App features single annual touch-to-fire controls
-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.
Tim Hillebrand’s Review: