With their new Helo TC RC Helicopter, Griffin aims to improve upon the general formula for indoor RC helicopters by swapping out an iOS device for the standard RC remote. The end result is a bit of a letdown, but the brilliance Griffin aimed for can still be seen, though it is obscured by a few glaring issues.
The Machine Itself
Before getting into the flight and control of the Helo, it bears mentioning just what you get for the $50 asking price. The helicopter itself is of spectacular construction, the all metal body covered by a surprisingly high quality plastic shroud. Overall the helicopter feels exceptionally solid, with no flimsy parts or questionable materials used that I could notice. Visually, the Helo is quite appealing, especially with the LED’s flashing in a dimly lit room.