The Powerup 4.0 is a lightweight paper airplane module that is controlled by your smartphone and is Bluetooth compatible through the Powerup App. The module boasts an onboard flight computer, autopilot, two sensors and a minimalist and versatile design that can fit any paper airplane design that you choose.
The Powerup 4.0 comes with up to 15 paper airplane templates along with a desk stand for easy display of your plane.
L.E.D. lights are an optional feature if you prefer flying at night. The module itself weighs 19 grams thanks to its lightweight yet durable carbon fiber structure. The module allows you to fly any plane design you choose that is under 20 grams.
The device itself takes about 25 minutes to charge with a standard micro USB cord for a full 10-minute flight. It allows your plane to fly at speeds up to 32 km per hour. Flying the plane is also super easy: Just tilt your phone in the direction that you want your plane to go!
This model can also withstand wind gusts with its fly by wire sensor, so your plane will head in the direction that you fly it regardless of any wind. Finally, because of its compact size, there is no need for FAA registration for the device. You’re free to fly as you please.
The Powerup 4.0 is available on kickstarter until November 1st.