Fly this remote-controlled plane by phone – with a joystick
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There are a lot of high-tech drones and RC planes flooding the market lately, and the innovations are coming so fast on each new iteration, most of them forget one crucial thing: Flying these is supposed to be fun.
Here’s an alternative that keeps that ethic firmly in mind: The Moskito Smartphone-Controlled Plane.
This thing glides effortlessly and has an effective range of nearly 200 feet from any Bluetooth controller. The EPP foam construction makes it super-light and impressively durable, able to bounce back from any number of head-on collisions. A set of programmable LED lights makes it easy to fly at night, and there are tutorials included that let you improve your pilot skills.
But what really makes it cool is the smartphone control interface. Thanks to the included app, you can maneuver it by intuitively tilting the phone, or attach a special joystick by suction cup and get a little more hands-on.