Smartphone-controlled paper airplane!

Feb 14, 2013 7 Comments by

PowerUp Toys takes the ubiquitous paper airplane to new heights! Last year, they introduced an electric conversion kit that can propel a paper airplane and this August they plan to offer a control system so that you can control it with any Bluetooth-equipped smartphone! Free airplane templates, inexpensive ($14) electric power systems and the upcoming control system sound like a great way to introduce kids to RC (and a lot of fun for experienced pilots, too!). Check out the video … we can’t wait to get our hands on a few of these!

Debra Cleghorn

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7 Responses to “Smartphone-controlled paper airplane!”

  1. Chad Vader says:

    Would have been nice to see the powerplant attached. And, how it intergrated with the smart phone.

  2. Moe says:

    Hey that paper airplane would be great for the Kids at our local school gym where we fly every Monday night during winter month.( I’m from N.B. Canada, it cold here and we have ton of snow.)
    Where can we purchase the electric motor set up for this paper airplane? Moe

  3. James Clark says:

    Been waiting for this.

  4. Al says:

    I have Wi-Fi receivers that work with Smartphones. I use joystick attachments.This looks like fun. Especially in clubs. How many can be flown at a time?

  5. Raphael R. W. Gerstel says:

    I would like to order a power system and a few paper planes

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