Pre-order the iPhly iPhone R/C controller on Kickstarter


Please visit the Kickstarter project page: iPhly.org/ks.

It's all in the wrist. Roll the phone to roll. Tilt down to pitch down. Swipe up to throttle up. Swipe side-to-side to yaw.

You can store as many model memories as you like. You can give them long names. You can photograph your models using the iPhone's camera. Seven-segment displays on a TX are so last century.

The software is GPL. The schematics and SVN are on iPhly.org. The app is in the app store (if you don't want to compile your own). I am using KS to raise money for a production run.

 

Please visit the Kickstarter project page: iPhly.org/ks and share with your pilot friends.

 

Ari.

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Tags: TX, hardware, iPhly, iPhone, open

Comment by Max on March 25, 2011 at 7:55pm
Bloody hell! Another thing to buy... :)
Comment by Chris Card on March 25, 2011 at 9:09pm
Totally cool project!!
I have android and I don't imagine myself owning an iphone in the foreseeable future.
The effort & creativity in projects such as these deserve support.
So I've signed up for $150.
I think I may give it to an iphone use'n buddy or donate it for one of the draws at my R/C club. On condition that I get to try it out from time to time.
Maybe it'll force me to get an iphone and keep it if I can't come to terms with "iphone-R/C-cool-stuff" ENVY. :)

I'll be watch'n for a Droid (nexus) version.
Comment by SupreCharger on March 25, 2011 at 9:48pm
Does this adapter support iPhone4?
Comment by Ari Krupnik on March 25, 2011 at 10:07pm
Yes
Comment by Thomas on March 25, 2011 at 10:17pm

@Ari

 

Just wanted to say great work on keeping the RC world up to date with the modern age, Just one question though.  Does your app have the ability to be updated to use it with APM?  As I am thinking IMO that to have an additional toggle on the display to change the mode your APM is in would be helpful for a fully functional RC control.

Comment by SciFly on March 26, 2011 at 12:47am
great work.did the app store approve this??do they have to?does the unit drift?
Comment by Ari Krupnik on March 26, 2011 at 7:02am

@Thomas: I guess what you're asking for is a switch that can flip a channel from one preset to another, like a landing gear switch? That's easy to add.

 

@SciFly: I have App Store approval. The app is in iTunes now.

 

Not sure about the your question on drift. I use accelerometers for input.


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Comment by Mark Colwell on March 26, 2011 at 8:39am

Great project, I want the Android version if it is ported. I have a G1, I ordered a  FrSky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for JR  from HobbyKing It should be here next week.

Hope you port it over. Thanks

Comment by Greg Fletcher on March 26, 2011 at 9:12am
Why don't you add a couple of joy sticks. I wouldn't want to fly a plane with this. What happens when a call comes in and you instinctively put it up to your ear? Just kidding ;)  I realy don't understand why you don't want sticks. I see no advantage and lots of disadvantages to this. When you center a joy stick you know you are trimmed centered. There is no tactile feedback with a tilting Iphone. When the Iphone can be a telemetry interface connected to an Xbee, I will get one.
Comment by I.S. on March 26, 2011 at 9:24am
the dock connector has a srial Tx and Rx indeed. attaching it to an Xbee should be simple (electrically), but plenty of programming under the hood.

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