Paper Plane are always fascinating since childhood, remember those days when we use pages from back of book make plane and shoot in the sky. Have you ever thought of smart paper plane that can fly, control using smartphone, live streaming and do aerobatics!! Power Up does it all, so let list Power Up Paper Plane Toys series, shall we?
Shai Goitein with its first Power up 2.0 Product
Shai Goitein is an active aviator inventor and pilot for the past 25 years. CEO & Founder at Power Up Toys. Back in 2008 it all began when Shai volunteered to teach aerodynamics to kids. While doing so, he learnt about in-depth about advance micro indoor flight.
Shai was passionate about cool stuffs that fly and wanted to bring joy of flying to everyone. This way Idea of Power Up strike to his mind.
Power Up 2.0 – Electric Paper Airplane
Power Up 2.0 was his first Electric paper plane invented by him. Free Flight takes homemade paper plane and powers it for up to 30 seconds of flight with just a 20 second charge! It has port to charge module when it run out of juice.
It is mainly used by Used by Educators for teaching the principles of Physics & Aerodynamics. Since it can’t be control Shai came up with new upgradation Power Up 3.0
Power Up 3.0 – Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
After two years of research and over 57 prototype Shai came up with magical Power Up 3.0 the first ever Smartphone control flying beast.
It has crash-proof carbon fiber frame with precision control for easy flying. Automatic thrust to assist when banking. Lithium Polymer Battery provides 10 minute of flight on one charge.
Tilt your smartphone to the left or to the right to steer your plane, increase or reduce throttle to go up or down. 21,412 backers pledged $1,232,612 to help bring this project to life. Power up 3.0 also won Popular Science Best of NY ToyFair 2013 Award.
Shai didn’t stop here he was challenged if can live stream flight video from paper plane and he came up with Power Up FPV.
Power FPV – Live Streaming Paper Airplane Drone
PowerUp FPV lets you experience flight as if you were sitting in the cockpit of your very own paper airplane. Wearing your smartphone with a head-mounted display (Google cardboard viewer included), you see what your plane sees, controlling your paper drone with intuitive movements of your head.
PowerUp teamed up with the leading minds at Parrot® to create the world’s most incredible live streaming technology, giving you the thrill and exhilaration of flying up to 300 feet in the air!
Live Stream Video | Record | Capture Stills | 30 fps upto 30 ft | Super wide angle camera | Audio recording
It travel up to 20 mph. Hot Swap Battery up to 10 min of continuous flight timing. It has Wi-Fi Streaming with range of over 300 ft. It is made up of durable carbon fiber and nylon reinforced frame. 2,537 backers pledged $492,204 to help bring this project to life.
This time challenge was can paper plane can do Loop or Barrel roll. After year of prototyping and testing PowerUp DART is here.
POWERUP DART – App Controlled Paper Airplane. With Tricks.
POWERUP DART is a conversion kit for paper planes that makes them awesome. Fold a small paper plane, attach the DART, and fly around your backyard, office or park with impressive accuracy. Do cool tricks with an awesome paper plane jet you fold yourself.
Loop, flip, landing and barrel roll with tiny smart paper airplanes designed to do a variety of mind-blowing aerobatics.
Air Show – Loop | Barrel Roll | Spin | Wingover | Lazy 8 | Scissors | Hammerhead | Immelmann
It has a crossbar and improved paper airplane templates to make the DART. The crossbar enables the DART to sustain high G Force during tight maneuvers.
Plus, you can adjust the plane’s stability by moving the bar up and down the spine. Super durable with carbon fiber and nylon reinforced plastic and a rubber tip to withstand the force of a crash landing. 24,066 backers pledged $1,678,290 to help bring this project.
“Adds awesomeness to paper airplanes” – WIRED
“The Coolest Toy Ever!!” – Cult of Mac
“We can’t wait to get our hands on one” – Gizmodo
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