Smartphone controlled paper airplane skyrockets on Kickstarter

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 28, 2014

The makers of the PowerUp 2.0 uncontrolled paper airplane module have stepped up their game, adding mobile device controls and longer battery life, to help you achieve new heights.

In the prime of our childhood – or adult – paper airplane crafting careers, we’ve all worked toward extending our flight times and dreamed of flying forever. Forever may yet be unattainable, but 10 minutes is now in reach. Add to this the ability to remotely control your paper airplane using your Android device, and you will be pleased to know that the Kickstarter campaign for the PowerUp 3.0 – Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane was successfully funded and you can now find the tool for extended flight on their website.


The device is powered by a rechargeable battery, good for 10 minutes per charge, runs a coin sized BLE chip, capable of keeping your device Bluetooth connected up to 180 feet away, and has a very fun companion app for that extra excitement.

A minimum contribution of $30 would have put this beauty in your hands during the campaign, $49.99 lets you pre-order now for a June 2014 delivery.

Is 10 minutes of flight worth $30 to you?

  • MasterMuffin

    One of those things that I’d use maybe once, but I still want one!

    • Steve

      Can i have it when you’re done after you use it onceLol!

      • MasterMuffin

        No >:)

  • masaya shida

    wait wait… thats an iPhone controlling it -_-

    • Jonathan Feist

      Don’t worry Masaya Shida, there is an Android App as well.

  • Kassim

    I can already see an upgraded model with a camera on it – imagine the nefarious things that people would get up to!

    I almost wish that I was back in school…

    • Jonathan Feist

      Over on G+ there is the idea of adding laser tag functionality, a cool way to make a game of it.

  • Steve

    Yes! I want 1 to chase cats!

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  • systemupdate

    it seems like you can just come up with anything and make it a kick starter and instant millionaire!

  • Jayfeather787

    Then a small wind comes along and blows your plane to the next neighborhood. It seems pretty fun aside from that.