As part of its range of AppPowered Accessories, Griffin has today announced another gadget in the ‘Helo TC’.

griffin helo tc ios controlled helicopterThe Helo TC is a remote controlled battery powered helicopter, that is operated by your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You charge the helicopter from any computer or USB power source, before sliding your compatible iOS device into the included flight deck module.  The flight deck transmits infrared signals to the helicopter giving you total flying control.  There are two flight modes available, you can use the Multi-Touch display to control the Helo TC’s throttle and flight controlled joystick – the cyclic – or enable Helo TC’s Tilt-to-Fly, which uses the iOS device’s accelerometers, and tilt the device forward, back and side to side to control the helicopter’s flight.

The Helo TC app can also record and store up to 3 flight plans, allowing automated flights round your house or garden – although I’m not sure I’d trust this thing to fly unattended around my house! The Helo TC will cost £34.99 but has no release date available yet.