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Testseek.com have collected 19 expert reviews of the Griffin Helo TC and the average rating is 78%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Griffin Helo TC.
 
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The editors liked

  • Actually flies pretty easily once you get the controls down
  • Looks and feels more sturdy than other similarly priced helicopters
  • The battery lasts for a decent time and recharges fast
  • Durable helicopter
  • Intuitive controls
  • Replacement blades included
  • Cool it's your own helicopter!
  • Inexpensive
  • Includes Auto Land
  • Surprisingly sturdy. Comes with spare parts
  • Works with iOS devices
  • Quick charge time
  • Affordable price
  • Works with both iOS and Android
  • Tough little helicopter
  • Includes spare parts
  • Fun to play with
  • Easier to control than some similar products

The editors didn't like

  • Infrared controls can encounter a lot of interference
  • The app needs an update badly
  • With a better UI and labeled buttons
  • No way to tell how much juice is left on your four “AAA” batteries
  • Steep learning curve
  • Hard to fly well
  • Not a toy that you will master in 10 minutes
  • For indoors use only
  • Learning curve involved before mastering flight
  • Short battery life
  • IR Flight Deck needs to be aimed at HELO TC to maintain full control
  • Infrared control means slight lag
  • Not exactly accurate with missile fire
  • Takes a lot of practice
  • No throttle trim
  • Throttle stays where you move it

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  Published: 2014-02-19, Author: Ripper71 , review by: gamingshogun.com

  • Abstract:  I am definitely the gadget guy of GamingShogun.com, when I hear the whirring of little machines or flashing lights, I'm drawn in like a moth to a flame. As a result, events like CES can be a hazardous for me as I am pulled in so many directions at once. A...

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  Published: 2012-10-03, Author: Josh , review by: gottabemobile.com

  • Abstract:  The Griffin Helo TC is a remote control helicopter that uses an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or Android device and a small clip on accessory to deliver a fun, though sometimes frustrating experience for $50.Remote control helicopters are nothing new. I've u...

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  Published: 2012-04-26, review by: technogog.com

  • Works with both iOS and Android, Tough little helicopter, Includes spare parts
  • Infrared control means slight lag, Not exactly accurate with missile fire, Takes a lot of practice
  • The Griffin Helo TC is a fun little toy yes, but it can take a lot of practice to get accustomed to flying it especially since it’s infrared. You’ll crash a lot but luckily the Helo TC Assault is very rugged and durable and thankfully Griffin included...

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  Published: 2011-12-06, review by: technogog.com

  • Works with iOS devices, Quick charge time, Affordable price
  • Learning curve involved before mastering flight, Short battery life, IR Flight Deck needs to be aimed at HELO TC to maintain full control
  • The HELO TC is a unique way to pair one’s iOS device with a remote controlled helicopter. Compared to other iOS remote controlled devices the HELO TC is a bargain. There is a learning curve to flying the remote controlled chopper but it definitely is ...

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  Published: 2011-11-16, review by: techwarelabs.com

  • To wrap things up, Griffin obviously had a specific idea in mind when approaching RC helicopter flight. With several genius ideas, as well as a few common sense implementations, the TC could be a truly great RC toy for both the home and office. Sadly,...

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  Published: 2011-11-12, review by: macnn.com

  • Cool it's your own helicopter!, Inexpensive, Includes Auto Land, Surprisingly sturdy. Comes with spare parts
  • Hard to fly well, Not a toy that you will master in 10 minutes, For indoors use only

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  Published: 2011-11-10, review by: Laptopmag.com

  • Durable helicopter, Intuitive controls, Replacement blades included
  • Steep learning curve

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  Published: 2011-11-08, Author: Mike , review by: bitbitbyte.com

  • Abstract:  All-digital apps iOS apps have a finite level of awesomeness they can obtain, for at the end of the day none of it is real. Apps that make use of 3rd party hardware attachments, however, add an entirely new dimension to the process. Griffin's HeloTC R/C H...

 
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  Published: 2011-10-03, review by: i4u.com

  • Fun to play with, Easier to control than some similar products
  • No throttle trim, Throttle stays where you move it
  • The Griffin Helo TC is a cool helicopter and is the best iOS controlled RC toy I have used so far. Don't miss ... reviews Bracketron Dual USB Charger Review Sep 23 2011 Bracketron Dual USB Charger powers iPad and iPhone at the... news Logitech ...

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  Published: 2011-09-30, Author: Nathan , review by: legitreviews.com

  • Abstract:  When the Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter came out back in September 2010 it got a ton of attention and was a really cool device that could piloted by remote control from an iPhone or iPod touch device using an accompanying iOS application. While it was...

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