World's first" smartphone-controlled SmartPlane takes off

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November 25, 2013

Parrot's AR Drone quadcopter has been strutting its smartphone-controlled stuff for a few years now, but fixed wing remote controlled aircraft have been a little thinner on the ground – and in the air. TobyRich, a German company specializing in smartphone-controlled gadgets, has now launched its SmartPlane, which it calls "the first smartphone-controlled airplane in the world."

Here is a close-up of the lightweight plane: 

Full article here: SmartPlane

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Comment by Euan Ramsay on November 26, 2013 at 8:10am

Groovy!

First one to upgrade this to a 3S brushless monster with FPV gets a gold star...:-)

Comment by Euan Ramsay on November 26, 2013 at 8:16am

Hold the phones...this looks like it has rudder *only*. Hows that work then? Throttle instead of elevator?

Comment by Euan Ramsay on November 26, 2013 at 8:20am

Well, we'll find out I guess...just ordered one :-)


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 26, 2013 at 10:06am
Rudder and throttle. Just like the small Silverlit planes

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2013 at 12:47pm

What about that motor ad on for paper darts, is that no tablet or phone controlled? I can't remember its name.


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2013 at 1:16pm

And the next thing that landed in my inbox, the kickstarter for the paper dart started today!!!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/393053146/powerup-30-smartphone...

Comment by Euan Ramsay on November 26, 2013 at 1:24pm

Lol - it's the same guy involved - Toby Rich.

Comment by Christoph Albiez on November 26, 2013 at 4:26pm

hm is it just me or look the 2 phone apps the same :) i guess the have the tech and you can either pack it into epp or strap it on the back of a paper-plane

Comment by Chris Card on November 26, 2013 at 9:58pm

I guess the Iphly doesn't count???

Comment by Quadzimodo on November 27, 2013 at 6:16pm

I hope it flies better than my Tomy Aero Soarer

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