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POWERUP 4.0: Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

150 reviews

The Best Holiday Gift to Give & Get this Year!
✓ Simple to fly with autopilot & gyro stabilizer.
✓ Up to 10 minutes of flight time.
✓ iPhone / Android Devices & Tables compatable.
✓ Can be used with various models & materials.
✓ Perfect for flight lovers, DIY & crafting enthusiasts.

 Full One Year Warranty
 30 Days Money Back

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Join our community of makers and explore the limits of aerodynamics by creating unique planes that push your creativity - and our propeller - to the limit.

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    Bene R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Great Customer Service

    This company is very responsive and really go above and beyond the standard when it comes to customer service. I ordered this to be delivered to my grandson in a remote part of AZ. The carrier advised me with the address, they were returning my purchase to PowerUp. I contacted PoweerUp immediately and advised them of my error in the address. They had the gift turned around and sent back asap. I can’t thank them enough for getting it to my grandson in time for Christmas. My grandson hasn’t been able to try it out yet but I am recommending it anyway due to this great small company, They really listen to their customers.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Thanks for the service

    Small mistake in fulfillment, but you guys corrected it quickly. I really appreciate it, my kids will be learning about flight with the PowerUp4. Thanks again!!

    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Paper Airplane

    Bought this for my 20 yo grandson who has enjoyed showing, flying this play airplane.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product


    LOVE the entire concept of these assemble yourself planes! Such a fun yet great learning experience to share with children and adults alike! I bought this for my son who pilots his own plane, but also loves to tinker. No doubt, this will keep him amused this winter. WONDERFUL customer service!!

    Andreas v.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    There is no better one!

    We had an issue, but praise power up for how they dealt with it! Thank you for your great help and support! And by the way, my son loves your products!!!

    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.