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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.

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    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Fun toy!

    My experience with the POWERUP 4.0 was overall very good. I even gave one as a gift! I still have to master controlling it and keeping it from flying off into the wild blue yonder.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    One suggestion

    It was interesting and impressive followed quickly by disappointment. I got the Powerup 4.0 for my husband for his birthday. He only got to fly it twice. The first was at night (because the sun had set when he opened his present, and I remembered seeing that it has lights on it and can be flown at night). It crashed into the neighbor's house and lost the middle piece. The second time he flew it was in the day time, but it flew much farther and faster then he ever expected and it ended up stuck at the top of a 100 ft tree, lost forever. Our one suggestion is that, upon opening the product, there should be a glaring warning label stating that it's not suitable for neighborhood flying, but needs to be taken to an RC park, air field, or some other huge open area.

    Josep B.
    Spain Spain
    I recommend this product

    Not tested yet. That's a gift to my grand son. I had good references from one of my friends

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Still works after over 3 weeks stuck in a tree!

    We got our first Powerup 4.0 stuck way up high, 50 or 60 ft., in a big white pine with lots of bushy branches that held it tight through rain, and wind, and I think there was even some early spring snow that fell on it too. It's been over 3 weeks and it just happened to come down today! We charged it up and it works as good as ever. We are totally amazed! The paper of the plane even looks kind of fresh still. We actually bought a second Powerup 4.0 in the meantime because we were sure the first one was forever woven into the branches of this giant tree. Now we have two and we love them both!

    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    ✈️My expierience was great . When I was attaching the modual it was hard overall this is really fun I want to fly this inside so make some blade gaurds maybe.One last question can you fly this with any kind of paper airiplane

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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.