Pilot any paper airplane from your phone

Published On 09/24/2013 Published On 09/24/2013
Paper airplane
PowerUp Toys/Supercompressor

Forget tossing paper airplanes recklessly out of highrise windows to achieve maximum flight time, the $50 PowerUp 3.0 kit retrofits a prop and throttle onto any old printer paper flyer and enables it to cruise continuously through the air while you pilot it from your smartphone. With a Bluetooth-enabled rudder, prop, and accelerometer connected to a snap-on carbon fiber rod, you control its flight via a dedicated app, which not only gives you the power to have it ascend and descend on command, but makes steering as simple as tipping the phone left or right while watching its orientation to the horizon in real time on the screen.




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