Using your iPhone to fly a miniature helicopter around your house is pretty cool, yes. But using that helicopter to launch little plastic missiles at photos of those nephews you can’t stand is much, much better. That may not be Griffin’s reason for creating the HELO TC Assault, but I have no doubt it’ll be a popular use.
To see the HELO TC Assault in action (specifically, schooling disruptive employees), check out the video below.
If you’re so inclined, you can even download paper replicas (PDF) of the actors in the video for some target practice. But surely, you have nephews you can use instead, right?
Now, about the device:
Protect your airspace and attack intruders with Helo TC Assault. Your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android smartphone is the remote control for this super-durable, super stable helicopter. Control the heli with your device’s touchscreen, or tilt to steer. Then when you target is in sight, launch Helo TC Assault’s twin RedEye missiles.
The HELO TC Assault, which is available now for $59.99, features:
- Flight Deck module that plugs into the headphone jack of any iOS or Android device, turning the device into a controller after downloading the HELO TC Assault app
- Six live-fire missiles launched via a quick tap on the smartphone’s touchscreen
- Auto Land feature with tap of touchscreen controls
- Two ways to fly: touch control (using a virtual joystick on the touchscreen display) or tilt to steer (tilting the smartphone’s motion sensors to maneuver the chopper)
- Intuitive, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use controls
- Ability to record up to three Flight Plans for easy repetition
- Stable twin-rotor design
If you like your remote control helicopter action to be a bit let less aggressive, you can check out the HELO TC that doesn’t fire little weapons, but is still pretty fun.
Product [HELO TC Assault]