I remember flying model airplanes with my dad, filling them with fuel and running around the field with the rather large control box with an antennea on it… not to mention the little orange ribbon tied to the top of it, I guess to protect others from flying into it. I also remember our plane ending up on someone elses frequency and flying into a tree. Good times they were… good times.
My how times have changed, Swann, the guys that bring you advanced security sytems, proudly introduces three new additions to its line of RC helicopters: two that feature on-board wireless video cameras and another that is controlled by your iPhone, iPod or iPad. The Sky Eye and Black Swann actually let users record their flights as videos or you can opt for still photos all with the touch of a button and then you can easily share them with friends via the included USB cable.
The less expensive i-Fly Micro Lightning can be operated by the included IR remote or by an iDevice with the included adaptor and downloaded application.
Swann’s helicopters feature what they call “Easy-Fly Gyro Technology” and they have trim adjustment for added stability and dual joystick controls on the infrared remote control for 6-way multi-directional flying including up/down, forward/backward, left and right turns. The helicopters are powered by a rechargable lithium ion battery Swann’s RC helicopters are designed for indoor flying for ages 14+, include a spare set of replacement rotors and a bonus landing pad game.