PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane

Jan 25, 2019

Category: Tech

How long did your best grade school paper airplane stay airborne for? Three seconds? Five? Or were you one of those talented and gifted types who could turn a sheet of loose-leaf into a 10-second 747? Either way, the crash always came too soon. The PowerUp 3.0 seeks to erase all those childhood traumas by being the world’s first smartphone-controlled paper airplane. We’re looking at, quite possibly, minutes and minutes of glorious sky time here.

The premise seems pretty simple: just make your plane, attach the PowerUp 3.0 to it, then take off. There are two pieces to attach to the plane, a propeller/rudder in the back and the Bluetooth receiver/rechargeable battery in the front. Your plane will hit a top speed of 10 mph and it’s built tough to withstand even the gnarliest of dive bombs. And since it’s just a piece of paper, yeah, we’re gonna go ahead and say it’s totally cool to aim for your friend’s head with this thing. Check out the project on Kickstarter and watch the video below.

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