Use this app to fly your new SmartPlane from TobyRich! The app is built like the interface of an airplane cockpit and lets you intuitively fly your SmartPlane.
The SmartPlane is the world's only smartphone-controlled airplane. Built to be ultra light and slow-flying, it is possible to fly the SmartPlane even in indoor areas. Outdoors, it is even more fun. Fly against the wind and make your plane hover in mid-air! Thanks to the app's sophisticated FlightAssist feature, even sharp turns and stunts are easy to do for beginners.
Use the bottom half of the screen to gain speed and altitude, and simply turn your iPhone or iPod Touch left or right to control the rudder (actuator).
The top half of the screen displays an artificial horizon that responds to your hand movements. You can easily see weather conditions for your location before flying by swiping the horizon left. Change flight settings by swiping right. There is even a pre-and-post-flight checklist of things to keep in mind (lower right icon on the horizon screen). The app also shows the current battery level (FUEL) as well as signal level and battery charging status. For an even more authentic flight experience, turn on ATC sound effects with the little ATC icon on the bottom left.
*Note: This app requires a TobyRich SmartPlane and will not work without it! More information is available at http://tobyrich.com/smartplane
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
FIXED: firmware upload will not happen during flight
FIXED: weather center works again
FIXED: rudder no longer flickers when FlightAssist is turned off
Ratings and Reviews
The item is made of styrofoam. Super cheap how does this brand sell. Cheap is. Although if you are in low budget. Found it. I’m not I got it for a present.
Flying for awhile
I have been using this app for about a week both on my iPhone 5 and iPad mini. No problems syncing on either device. This app does what it needs to so you can fly your smartplane. Aside from the throttle control and battery life the displays are more for role playing and less for actual flight (ex: providing weather conditions). Nice design but appears it was created from theory rather than actual use. Most of the app is novelty and there needs to be more emphasis on the actual flight and how to relay relevant information to the user - a user who is staring at the plane and only glancing at the app .. During those glances I find myself struggling to extract the information I need quickly
Few recommendations for 5 star rating:
Remember While flying users are not looking at the app but concentrating on the plane. Utilize the screen for what the user needs to know and show it largely. Although the top half of the screen that shows a compass and the level/tilt seem helpful, after flying I never need to check it. However throttle speed and battery life I struggle to look at quickly before I fly into a tree. A 4th top half screen option largely displaying throttle percent would be useful rather than novelty info.
A longer throttle would help on the iPhone p. A trottle control of 3/4 of the screen would help control the plane more precisely. Having a larger screen while using the iPad mini allowed me to control my speed more closely and not have to look down to see if I was at 60% or 80% as often.
Low battery / range auditory or visual warning (border of the screen flashing red, etc..). Sometimes I don't notice when I'm low on battery or range and the plane just shuts off mid flight and glides into a tree or whatnot.
An option to disconnect control of the plane in the app. Since you have to change the plane in the "on"position if you have the app open you can fully operate the rudder and throttle. Also while the plane is connected the rudder makes a noticeable high pitch noise. It would be great if you could turn off controls without closing the app
What is the "tilt" option for? It is never explained.
It would be helpful to explain to the users what flight assist option does. At first I was puzzled why I was limited to 80% throttle but then I learned it automatically increases throttle as you turn so the plane does not dive. Limiting the throttle at 80% reserves room to automatically increase the throttle as you turn.
I've spent $60 for the plane and it's not working. iPhone 5 with updated IOS can not make connection to the phone. I am not sure if this is problem with a phone or the plane (phone does connect to other BT devices) If I was you I would stay away!
If developer update software to allow me to connect and fly the plane I will update.
One more note to add, plane is made out of very cheap material and one of the propeller were broken on delivery, thankfully there was a spear but pointless when doesn't work....
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- TobyRich GmbH
- 4.7 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Hindi
- Age Rating
- © 2015 TobyRich GmbH
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.