If you're like me, you've been asked plenty of times if your RC unit can be controlled by an iPhone.  Now you may be able to answer yes!

Hobbyking IOS & Android 4CH WiFi Receiver

Four channel, talks over wifi, app works by pseudo-stick or tilt control, mysterious reference to "video function", failsafe... seems pretty nifty!

It looks like the unit joins a hard-coded network name, and the password is printed on the receiver.
Reference manual here. The Internet believes this to be the app.

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Comment by Jan Detlefsen on April 21, 2012 at 3:07am

that is pretty cheap for a wifi device. if you try to do anything like that with arduino you will end up paying much more.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on April 21, 2012 at 7:32am

Very interesting. But it says the range is just 100-120m, so you won't be using it for much outdoors.

Comment by Luke Cooke on April 21, 2012 at 9:58am

Looks good, Would be cool to have live video feed as the background for the app.

Comment by mquintilian on April 21, 2012 at 10:00am

I would not trust a touch screen controller on a plane  or a quad but the hardware looks interesting. They're also seems to be 6 channels but the app only supports 4. 

Comment by Hans Cappelle on April 21, 2012 at 1:22pm

Nice concept but crappy range and why only 4 channels? Is that the max range we can get out of wifi? Why don't they create some USB (or bluetooth or any other interface) module to add to your phone that works with spektrum, frsky, ... you name it. The other way around that is. Much more useful.

Comment by Anish on April 21, 2012 at 1:38pm
Was wondering if someone had a closer look at it ;) rf range could definitely be given some "remedy" ;)
Comment by Aaron Shaw on April 21, 2012 at 1:59pm

I wonder if it is a clone of http://www.wirc.dension.com/ that I saw a while back.

Comment by Aaron Shaw on April 21, 2012 at 2:04pm

And now that I look, nope, probably not a clone, but very interesting.

Comment by Luke Cooke on April 22, 2012 at 3:51am

Has anybody found the app on android?

Comment by John Moore on April 23, 2012 at 5:07am

So the receiver creates a stand alone wifi network that you connect your device to? What would be really cool is if you could connect your receiver to an existing network and use it as a bridge to control your machine. It would be useful in a place like a university which is blanketed by wifi.


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