“My grandson and I are having quality time together as opposed to "watch me play my video game Papa". We've spent time on the internet researching aerodynamics, lift, drag, etc. And weighing different types and brands of paper to help determine ideal shape and dynamics of our experimental aircraft. He keeps a detailed journal of the build process - all flights include temp, humidity and winds.”
"I bought the POWERUP 4.0 for my10 year old son and he LOVES IT and so do I! He's been wanting an RC plane for a while, but most would be too tricky for him to fly and land well, not to mention a lot more expensive and a pain to fix when they crash. So I gave this a try and it's perfect.”
"I have established an aeronautics class for my middle school students who have learned the fundamentals of flight through the use of the system. I don't know what is more fun, watching the aircraft zip around or seeing the joy and sense of fulfillment by my students flying it. I think most people view this as a toy and not as the research tool that it can and should be."
Comes with an onboard flight computer, autopilot, gyro accelerometer, flight telemetry and night flight lights. Can be attached to any paper, light balsa wood or foam plane.
Before there were smartphones, drones, or remote controlled planes, we had paper. And paper meant paper planes. This was the original distraction - a creative outlet - for the children and adults who dreamed of flying. But technology left the paper plane behind.
One day Shai - our CEO and an ex-cargo pilot - was teaching students about the principles of aerodynamics. Something wasn’t clicking. He was struggling to find a way to show them how flight really worked.
He needed to put a plane in their hands. But not a real one. Or an expensive one. Whatever this was, it had to be durable and flexible. Something people could experience for themselves. That’s the day technology and the paper plane joined forces and the POWERUP propeller was born.
With POWERUP, anyone could test and experience the principles of flight. (Or just relive their childhood.) But this was just the beginning… to turn POWERUP from an idea into a real product, Shai needed help. That’s how the first Kickstarter campaign was born...