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Parrot’s AR.Drone quad 'copter has been quite a hit with the radio control crowd, but its £300 price tag puts it out of most people’s price range. Griffin’s new Helo TC, on the other blade, is affordable enough to be a fun little treat for the more casual weekend flier. Griffin Helo TC iPhone-controlled helicopter The Helo …

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  1. Vit
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    The syma s107 (that this one rebadges) is actually a much better "toy" and is only 16gbp on amazon.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/reviews/2011/09/the-helotc-falls-short-even-for-a-50-rc-helicopter.ars

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    IR?

    Why not Zoidb^H^H^H^H^HBluetooth?

    1. Annihilator Silver badge
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      The cost

      Any RC chopper in the £30 or less range is going to be using IR, simply because it's so cheap (both in terms of power and cost to implement).

      BT = two microcontrollers on each end

      IR = an LED and a photodiode

  3. Hardcastle the ancient
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    Least they could have done was include a couple of cameras, ahead and down looking.

  4. Graham Bartlett

    Needs an iPood?

    Count me out then.

    1. Thomas 4
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      Sadly I have to agree

      Was hoping for one that would work with an Android phone. Oh well.

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