FliPhone: R/C helicopter controlled by iPhone

On its way to learning how to cook your breakfast, the iPhone just learned how to control a model helicopter. The FliPhone is not just reacting to button pushes on the screen, either — it's using the iPhone's built-in accelerometer to manipulate the rotor, letting this skilled R/C helicopter pilot control the copter using body english.

These geek flyboys are also clever programmers, creating an app that uses Wi-Fi to control the electric chopper. Check out the video above, and hope for more exciting test flights than this in the weeks to come. And guys, let's don't use this mashup to drive passenger cars or real helicopters. Now go, use it to find some weed.

Via TechEBlog