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Old Dec 28, 2013, 02:16 AM
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Kickstarter Power Up 3.0

Paper Airplane + iPhone = RC Simplicity!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...f=home_popular
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 03:58 PM
Stupid gravity!
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This is a cool looking project. So I went for it and jumped on the Kickstarter campaign. I just got it today and the packaging and contents are very professional and polished. So, here are the problems:

1. I got two modules and out-of-the-box, only one will connect to a cellphone. The other module is defective. So much for enjoying a dual flight with my son.

2. The bluetooth has a limited range. I mean, like 25 feet and it's out of range and headed for the ground. And, yes, the WIFI is off as recommended in the manual.

3. It flies like garbage. I've been flying R/C for a long time and this thing barely gets to 10-15 feet of altitude and it only wants to turn one way. The rudder control is useless.

Save your money. There's no way a beginner is going to enjoy this. It's very frustrating.
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 04:08 PM
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given the size of the rudder i would imagine it makes slow turns. plus, a lot would depend on the dihedral of the wings. looks tail heavy but i suppose its meant to fly in no wind anyway.
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 05:31 PM
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Got mine today. My initial test flights were hampered by some gentle gusts, but it did fly! I was flying in front of my house and did not get to test the range.

Cute idea.
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