The gyro-stabilized smartphone controlled copter! The appCopter uses your smartphone together with a free downloadable app to become the most intuitive RC Copter ever! Turn on tilt control for an extreme flight!
Use your smart phone or media player together with the unique ergonomic peripheral and take to the skies with the most intuitive remote control copter ever!
Simply plug the peripheral into your handheld device and use the DPAP (traditional remote control) or the built in accelerometer to fly the helicopter using the tilt function – for the coolest flying experience.
With an 8 metre flying range, the skies are yours to conquer. The peripheral unit is charged using a USB charger so no batteries are required.
Works on both Apple IOS and most Android devices! Hours of fun for all ages.
Spare blades available here
Please always refer to the instructions before flying both in packaging as well as in the app.
Make sure both the peripheral and copter are fully charged. This is indicated with the LED on the USB charger going on once charged.
The peripheral is full plugged in to the headphone jack. You may need to remove covers for your phone.
The suckers do not work on non-flat plastic surfaces so cases may need to be removed before applying to your phone.
Make sure the peripheral and appCopter are switched on. For the peripheral it will be indicated by the red LED and for the copter by LEDs at the side of the copter.
The peripheral needs to be connected so that the LED section (red plastic at the front) is pointing generally towards the appCopter.
Do not put your fingers over the LEDs on the peripheral.
If you are still having problems especially on Android handsets try and adjust your volume to 80% and try again.
Make sure you have the right handset. This works on the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iTouch 4 only. Best performance is found on devices that have a gyro-meter.
Make sure you are running at least iOS 4.0. This can be found by looking at the Software version on the summary of your device in iTunes.
If the helicopter is not moving when you are using the motion controls then make sure there is no interference with your compass. (3GS only)
Tested Android Devices
HTC One X OS:4.0.3
HTC Sensation XE OS:2.3.4
HTC Sensation XE OS:4.0.3
HTC Desire HD OS:2.3.3
HTC EVO 3D OS:2.3.4
HTC Sensation XE OS:2.3.3
HTC Sensation OS:2.3.4
LG Optimus Black OS:2.3.4
LG Optimus V OS:2.2.2
Samsung Nexus S OS:4.0.4
SamsungGalaxy ACE OS:2.2.1
Samsung Galaxy S3 OS:4.0.4
Samsung Galaxy S2 OS:4.0.3
Samsung Galaxy S2 OS:2.3.3
Samsung Galaxy S2 OS:2.3.4
SamsungGalaxy S OS:2.1-update1
Samsung Galaxy S OS:2.3.3
Samsung Galaxy Gio OS:2.3.3
Samsung Galaxy Note OS:2.3.6
Samsung Epic Touch 4G OS:2.3.6
Sony Ericsson Xperia ARC OS:2.3.3
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play OS:2.3.2
Sony Ericsson X10 OS:2.3.3
The application is free on the store. Type appCopter or apptoyz into iTunes search to find the application for controlling the appCopter.
The copter detects band but you can change the one you are using in settings. To complete the pairing you may need to turn the throttle to max and then nothing 3-4 times before it fully registers.
If the copter revolves slightly when just applying throttle then you can adjust the trim to make sure that the flight is completely level.
If the motion controls are too sensitive adjust them in the settings.
If you crash always set the throttle back to 0.
While flying you can initialize weapons by shouting the following phrases: Fire missiles, fire machine gun or fire lazer. You will have to shout this clearly to be heard over the helicopter noise and make sure your hand is not covering the phone’s microphone.
Other things to be aware of
If you change band be sure to turn the copter on and off before you try to pair with the app again.
Sometimes the copter picks up hair and other dirt. Check the blades occasionally to make sure that everything is clear for it to revolve.
We recommend flying the copter in airplane mode to avoid interference from calls and texts.
If the appCopter starts to lose height or behave strangely this means the battery is low and you will need to recharge.
Do not fly in drafty or extremely sunny conditions.