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Crashed all your planes? Still want to fly? Grab a piece a paper from the printer and take to the air.


PowerUp Toys Adds Awesomeness to Paper Airplanes

PowerUp Toys launched with a singular aspiration: to test the limitations of timeless homemade toys with technology, to go beyond the possibilities that have confined the imaginations of kids, their parents, and their parents’ parents for oh-so long. Remember learning to fold your first paper boat, car, or airplane? Imagine that boat not merely drifting, but cruising across a pond; paper cars racing down the sidewalk; paper planes soaring high above the trees. Whimsical, perhaps beyond belief, but not impossible. With this, PowerUp Toys has propelled homemade paper toys into the modern world… literally!

The Smart aerial unit transforms your homemade paper airplanes into a controllable aircraft that can soar for up to 10 minutes. All you need is a Smart Phone with Bluetooth 4.0 technology the newly developed flight control app and some paper for the airplane. PowerUp™ 3.0 can attach easily to any paper airplane made of standard A4 or 8.5”X11” copier paper. The innovative design makes flying surprisingly easy. Ages 12+ Available August 2013.

Last edited by Jason Cole; Jul 16, 2013 at 02:23 PM..
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Jul 16, 2013, 05:02 PM
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That's a pretty cool idea. I have an icopter, I was just wondering how long it would be for an airplane version.

I think I need one of these to annoy the folks in the office. Lol.

Last edited by Joe 1320; Jul 25, 2013 at 09:33 AM.
Jul 17, 2013, 09:02 AM
The world in foam & tissue
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Nice write up Jason. Congrats and welcome to RCGroups!
This looks like a lot of fun and some of the free flight products look like a great way to get kid's interested in flight and eventually RC! I wish their website had an email list for updates on the 3.0 release.
Jul 22, 2013, 02:38 PM
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This could be cool!!!
Jul 22, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Air Hogs free flight plane without the plane! Hahaha...
Jul 24, 2013, 01:12 PM
Where is the power package available......I don't see a link
Jul 24, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CoastalFlyer
Where is the power package available......I don't see a link
Link was in the first sentence.
Jul 25, 2013, 09:25 AM
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do you know the all up weight of the power pack 2.0 and power pack 3,0?
Jul 25, 2013, 09:30 AM
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Sorry, I didn't see that spec listed anywhere.
Dec 11, 2013, 07:22 PM
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I want one!
Dec 11, 2013, 10:56 PM
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$250 to get one of the Betas in February, the others will be available in May.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Went with one of the $75 Kickstart packages. I can wait till July.
Last edited by Rasterize; Jun 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM.
Dec 13, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Are there replacement motors for this? I would hate to buy a whole new one just cause the motor is dead.
Jun 25, 2014, 07:26 AM
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As a trainer, this is idea is cheap and easy to replace the plane. These will be fun to fly inside the house . Ads for motors are cheap in the RC classifieds, anyone could use chopsticks or a plastic rod and come up with something similar. I read about these in the Wallstreet Journal so I'll load the link in case someone wants to read about it.
Aug 16, 2014, 05:34 PM
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I got mine today and it flies. I was flying in front of my house and it was breezy so I did not get a real feel for what it can do.

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