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POWERUP 4.0: RC Airplane Kit

The Next-Generation Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit, RC Controlled. Simple to Fly with Autopilot & Gyro Stabilizer.

✔ Enjoy up to 10 minutes of flight time.

✔ Control your flight through your smartphone.

✔ Fly anytime. With its sophisticated onboard computer and auto-stabilizers, the 4.0 can fly in imperfect weather.

✔ Go beyond paper. POWERUP light balsa wood planes or test out our Jet foam fighter.

✔ Works well with a wide variety of planes. Even if your folds aren’t perfect.

✔ Great for beginners and flight hobbyists who can’t wait to fly.

 Full One Year Warranty
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    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Best Bonding with Kids!!!

    My 4-yr old son Fernando LOVES the Powerup 4.0 and associated products. I seem to do most of the building and folding but he is sitting next to me or on my lap much of the time. The finished products are incredibly rewarding to actually see your work take flight! Fernando is already folding the Valkrie from start to finish and super-proud of his work and watching his planes fly. He's a star in his pre-K school, folding planes for all the kids to fly! Not only that, but the engineering skills and descriptions of the science of flight are awesome by-products of what he's learning and will definitely help him throughout his life! Thank you for making these products and facilitating these beautiful connections with my son!

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    Hi Steven Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the contribution of the POWERUP concept to your bonding and quality time with your son, this is really touching. I am always so grateful to learn how my vision is realized and appreciated by others. this is so rewarding! Would love to see the planes you and your son are folding (you can add a photo or video if you like to the review) Happy flying Shai

    Henrik Z.
    Sweden Sweden
    I recommend this product
    Best toy ever!

    This is by far the best toy I have ever bought for my son. It’s so fun to build the paper airplanes, but even more fun to fly them. The team is so helpful and offers the best support you can imagine in case you have issues with the device (most likely you don’t need to contact them, since the product and instructions are very easy to understand). I cannot recommend this product enough.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Amazing Product!

    My name is Titus and I am 12 years old. My mom and dad got me the PowerUp 4.0 for Michaelmas and I think it is the best toy ever. I fly it in my cul-de-sac every day. I also got the F-22, accessories, and spare parts kits so I can build the hammerhead. My favorite plane so far is the wide glider. In conclusion, I LOVE the PowerUp 4.0!

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    Thank you Chris for sharing your experience! you are awesome!!!

    Galen R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    An impressively fun project, portable and versatile

    I've purchased four of these at this point, and all of the accessory packages. An excellent gift for almost any age. Each addition (night flight kit, landing gear, etc.) improves the experience. I've enjoyed using balsamwood planes, especially the Guillow's Sopwith Camel Kit which flies excellently right out of the box (just remove the front aluminum weight first). Powerup is a good fit for property which features an open field and good breeze. Easy to get stuck in trees for beginners. I especially recommend the landing gear sets as they help avoid damage to the plane even when crash landing. So much fun flying in a good breeze, a great way to begin to comprehend/enjoy reading the wind and understanding flight mechanics. My 2-year old sun loves it, always cheers him up.

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    Hi Galen Thanks for sharing your experience with Balsa planes and also tips on where to fly. Every review is a world to learn from. Happy flying Shai

    Sammy P.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    As soon as I opened the box, my imagination ran away. The possibilities are endless. Your're not limited to paper planes either. I've been flying these models more than my large ones. Best fun I ever had. Great for teaching kids and grandkids as well.

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    Have questions about the 4.0? We’ve got the answers.

    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.