✔ Includes one POWERUP 4.0 kit
✔ Go beyond paper planes and explore entry level RC airplanes that you make using sheet foam and Balsa Wood
✔ designed by Josh Bixler from Flitetest and Brad & Bruce Williamson from Nighthawk Gliders.
✔ Takeoff and landing gear from the ground
✔ Quick connect parts for connecting foam balsa and cardboard wings to your POWERUP
Love the F-22 and the Nighthawk models. I've cloned both planes from scap foam and balsa I had lying around.
I previously owned a Powerup 3, so I knew what I was getting. Or so I thought. What an upgrade! It is so much more responsive and easier to fly. It has more power, too, so can cope with slightly windier conditions. I purchased the extra package that comes with the Nighthawk glider and F22 foam plane from Flitetest. I have yet to fly the F22, but the balsa glider is fantastic. Sure, you will have to tinker with your models for optimum performnce, but that is part of the fun and you get a better understanding of flight mechanics in doing this. The app has been upgraded, too, allowing some real fine tuning of the on-board computer as well as providing some presets for the various paper planes and models you can use with this. It is a fabulous product and great fun to see your creations being flown so well. I can't fault it.
Dear Benjamin Thank you so much for the feedback! It is so gratifying to learn how our efforts to improve our past models are paying off. Happy flying Shai
First I was a little disappointed and crash landed on some trees due to wind, but then I found I have to turn up sensitivity in the app and then flying curves actually worked superb! Control is really nice and allows for precise flying. Like it much better than V1.0
Very clever piece of technology that really works and allows extended flight of paper planes and other models.
Good so far. Worked well but flew too fast and far using Nighthawk balsa and Invader paper plane to control easily. Nearly lost the unit. I am now trying slower planes.
The POWERUP 4.0 is a propeller module, power source and flight computer that makes paper planes capable of independent flight. You can add it to any paper, light balsa wood or foam plane. To control the plane, download the POWERUP 4.0 app for iOS or Android.
Very. Tilt your phone left or right to control which way you turn or use the tuning setting in the app to get extra control over your flight.
Yes. As long as it weighs under 20 grams. While its predecessors (the 3.0 and the 2.0) worked best with very precisely folded planes, the 4.0 is powerful enough to fly all kinds of models. We even tested it on a plane made of lettuce leaves… and it worked.
We support any iOS or Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0 and a gyro.
The POWERUP 4.0 has a range of 240 feet. If you go beyond that, the app will lose communication with the bluetooth chip in the propeller and your plane will land.
Thanks to the onboard flight computer and stabilizers, you can use the 4.0 in less-than-perfect weather. If you’re flying a paper plane, it’s still best to avoid rainy days though. And for the smoothest flights, aim for clear, sunny, calm days. The template kit includes waterproof paper incase your are restricted to fly in wet, snowy or damp conditions.
It depends. The POWERUP 4.0 may be a super successful gift if you’re giving it to someone who loves making paper airplanes, loves creating things and loves flying. The 4.0 is also a great starter gift for anyone looking to get into RC flight.
It is really up to you as long as you keep the wing weight below 0.71oz /20grams. POWERUP quick connect accessory systemlets you connect the POWERUP 4.0 module to thin materials like paper and to thicker materials like cardboard, foam and balsa wood in many different ways.
Yes. You can use the 4.0 to give your students a strong foundation in aerodynamics. Crafting a plane from a sheet of paper, adjusting it for a perfect glide and controlling it, provides a challenging yet fulfilling educational experience. And thanks to the extra thrust in the 4.0, you can encourage students to design foam and balsa wood planes and put them to the test too. We recently released an option to download the data of the sensors as well for every flight, this data can be utilized in many creative ways by educators and students.
We designed the POWERUP module to survive most crashes. It’s made with durable carbon fiber rods and polypropylene plastic. The bumper is made with rubber. Still though… no machine is unbreakable. If you run your plane into a wall - repeatedly - your POWERUP may sustain some damage. That’s why we recommend trying to land on something soft - like the grass in your local park.
The POWERUP 4.0 is our most advanced version to date which recently replaced our legacy POWERUL 3.0 model. If you like inventing your own planes we recommend the4.0 Tinkerer collection where you get to explore endless planes using just paper. If you are looking for an entry level RC experience with step by step instructions please head over to our 4.0 Hobbyist collection. the 4.0 is perfect. And if you just want to fly a paper plane without using your phone, then the2.0 could be the one for you.
No. The FAA only requires registration for drones that weigh 0.5 lb/ 250 grams or more.The POWERUP 4.0 weighs less than 19 grams.
You can return an unused product within 30 days of purchase.
We provide a full 1 year warranty on all parts except for the propellers and batteries. Our battery warranty lasts for 6 months from order.