Smartphone Paper Airplane

This is the world’s first remote controlled paper airplane conversion kit, called PowerUp 3.0. Bluetooth technology allows you to control the airplane right from your phone while viewing information like battery level and current distance/range.

The kit comes with special crash-resistant design, template paper for folding the airplane, a micro USB cable for charging, and a spare propeller and rudder to ensure you don’t have to stop after an unfortunate accident!

The airplane kit has a flying range of 180 feet or 55 meters and can fly for 10 minutes on a single charge, which should be enough to do some pretty creative flying in parking lots, fields, or off of a balcony.

This was originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign. Here’s a video of a test flight, which gives a good idea of the speed and range that the plane travels at. For a paper airplane, both are quite impressive.

 

The phone app (iOS and Android) is pretty sophisticated, including a feature that allows you to tilt the phone to control the airplane’s turning.

powerup 3 app features paper airplane

Image source: Kickstarter.com

 

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