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Tilt Steering released for Puzzlebox Orbit


We are often asked if it is possible to steer the Puzzlebox Orbit. The answer of course depends on precisely what is meant by the questioner. The helicopter itself can fly in any direction.Usually what they want to know is whether the Orbit helicopter can be steered around in the air using the mind alone. The truth is that yes it can, but not with only a single-channel EEG sensor placed over the pre-frontal cortex of the brain. There is not sufficient information and the location is not ideal for distinguishing intent. The compromise for now is to use brain-control to trigger flight, then another mechanism to steer. We have several innovative methods in mind which are being rolled out in stages to keep your Orbit experience fresh and new months and even years after purchase. Released in time for the holidays, and thanks to dynamic signal generation by Hao Zhang, it is now possible to steer your Orbit while in flight by using the tilt sensors in your mobile device. Enabling “Tilt Control” under the Advanced Options tab will allow tilting to the left and right to control Yaw, or clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of the Orbit (when viewed from above). Forward and backwards angles will operate Pitch, causing the small propeller at the top of the Helicopter to activate. Finally “Throttle Only” mode will swap to manipulate how quickly or slowly the Orbit rises and falls in the air. Presets are also available to reset back to default flight characteristics. This update is available for download from Google Play for Android devices running version 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) or later. Puzzlebox Orbit for Apple iOS is available for download through the App Store.

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