I don’t know anyone who has never made a paper airplane. Both kids and adults love them and are fascinated with them. It’s fun to try different ways to make them and see which designs are better for flight. But they don’t always fly well and there are plenty of nose dives before you can get the plane to fly. The new Powerup 4.0 is a smartphone-controlled device to get your paper airplane to not only fly, but also do tricks in the air. The Powerup 4.0 has an on-board computer, autopilot assist, and 2 new sensors, which lets you take control of your paper airplane and take it to new heights.
The Powerup 4.0 is a conversion kit to make any paper airplane fly, even if it doesn’t have the best design or material. This conversion kit can also fly cardboard airplanes, Styrofoam airplanes, and light wood airplanes. You simply make your airplane, attach the module to it, and control it with your smart phone. The two added sensors, Gyro and Accelorometer, allows the plane to do aerobatics, stabilizes the plane in windy conditions, gives it smooth operating even if launched badly and has auto-stabilizer which allows your plane to fly even if badly made. The added dual motors also give it additional power for launches and maneuvering. This kit also has 2 rear wheels and 1 front wheel for an easier take-off and landing and gives you the ability to launch off of the ground instead of hand launching it.
Through the app, your flight data is recorded and gives you tips on how to make your plane fly better. The Powerup 4.0 is made from an indestructible carbon fiber body and has replaceable parts in case something does break. The computer also includes software to prevent diving and stalling of your plane.
The Powerup 4.0 is a fun kit for both kids and adults. With intuitive flight mode, it’s easy to control by tilting your phone in the direction you choose to go. This little computer has a flight range of 70 meters so you can watch it fly a long distance and come right back to you. Powerup 4.0 is currently being crowdfunded on kickstarter.com and you can get different perks starting at $49.