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October 24, 2013

Inside an Inexpensive Air Hogs RC Helicopter

at 5:02 am. Filed under Toy Hacks


There are a ton of these tiny RC Helicopters around, lots of them use IR light to send signals from the remote to the RC Helicopter. Arduino versus Evil took one apart to see what makes it tick. The helicopter doesn’t have much payload capability but it seems to be quite nimble. Since it is just IR it should be simple to reverse engineer the commands for various movements. Once the codes are in hand you would be able to use something like an Arduino to take control although without a complex vision system I am thinking you would just be giving a human another way of flying the toy.




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One Response to “Inside an Inexpensive Air Hogs RC Helicopter”

  1. Devon Says:

    I just bought something similar for my son from Brookstone – the Gyrocopter RC helicopter with G-sensor (http://www.brookstone.com/gyropter-2-rc-helicopter-with-g-sensor). They had a deal that was two copters for $80 and you can even get additional savings by using codes from their coupon codes page (http://www.brookstone.com/brookstone-coupons). SAVE 939 gets you $10 off an $80 purchase. I love their selection of remote helicopters. Just thought I’d share the deals I’ve found. Thanks for posting!

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