Saturday, December 7, 2013

Power Up 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Soars on Kickstarter

Power Up 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Soars on Kickstarter

Remember all those childhood days when we used to make paper planes and try to achieve the perfect shape and trajectory? Well buckle up again to go back to that route as Power Up 3.0 is here.

Power Up 3.0, built by designer ShaiGoitein, comes with small attachable propeller and rudder for increased speeds and steering control, thus, it’s time will upgrade your basic paper model. The most appealing part of this is that it can be controlled using Bluetooth connectivity to our smart phones. Its propulsion and steering device which is Micro-USB charged. The charging lasts for about 10 minutes every charge and has a range of about 60 yards. The maximum speed that can be achieved id 10 mph. The plane can be tilted left or right and speed can be varied accordingly.  So basically we are getting a personalized remote controlled plane for a much lower cost. But the disadvantage is that we can’t use it in all weather conditions.

Power Up 3.0-PING

The module is made of carbon which is strong and light, both qualities at the same time.

The iOS version has a throttle lever, used to ascend and descend, and a tilt to steer, the plane’s in-air trajectory by manipulating a small fin on the rear side.

The project is soaring high by passing its $50,000 goal and after surpassing the $150,000 the designers decided to create an Android app for it. So maybe in the near future we will start teaching our children how to fix the module rather than teach them how to control the planes’ trajectory and flow manually!

At the moment with 50 days to go Power Up 3.0 has 8,585 backers and $476,533 pledged of $50,000 goal.

Power Up 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Soars on Kickstarter

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