Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter

By | February 14, 2012

The toy fair is on, and Engadget is reporting from the show floor. Pictured below is one Force Flyer RC toy helicopter that uses a special glove with an accelerometer to provide controls.

Force Flyer accelerometer-controlled RC helicopter

You hold a joystick in your hand to control the throttle while tilting hand movements take care of direction. And while that sounds like a lot of fun, it looks like there’s a bit of a learning curve here: the Engadget editor took about 5 seconds flat to crash it. Representatives of Regal Elite, the company making it, were able to make it fly correctly however, so it’s not a design flaw. And like many toys at the fair, this particular model is a prototype. The full copter should be ready for a late April launch for $50.

[ via Engadget ]

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