I can't tell you how amazing Powerup 4.0 is. I am now two months into owning one and it never fails to disappoint. I have used both the foam F22 glider from Flitetest and the Tornado Balsa Model from Nighthawk gliders. It took me a while to get used to the controls - my first Nighthawk glider was splintered so many ways when I was starting out. I snapped the fuselage, broke off the wings etc. But a bit of glue sorted it out and even though there was asymmetry after all the repairs, the Powerup 4 flight computer handled it fine. To begin with, I was happy with a 30 second flight. Then a minute became the benchmark, and now, I can comfortably stay aloft for the entire time of a full charge and can even manage the power to extend the duration of the flight. I am now at the point where I am fine tuning the plane's flight settings within the app to improve flight cjaracteristics. After many crashes, I decided to build a balsa Tornado Glider using the template that accompanies the laser cut model (as well as some balsa sheets from the internet). It flies fantastically well and better balanced than the first. My children (10 and 11) are both able to handle the controls comfortably and I think this highlights the success of this amazing piece of kit. Be sure to fly on a still day or with winds in single figures for the best results. I honestly love this - it is robust enough to take crashes, not so expensive that you daren't risk flying it and has me checking out the nearby wind turbines the moment I get home for wind speed and direction. The next step is model paper planes. I can't wait.
Hey Ben Awesome sharing thanks! What model paper planes did you have in mind to build?
I wanted to try flying RC model planes for quite a while but the cost, need for large spaces, and possible loss due to crashes kind of scared me off. Then I found the PowerUp modules. Now, I'm flying paper airplanes and balsa gliders under radio control from an app on my smart phone. I'm flying them in a field about the size of two soccer fields. With a little more practice I could probably fly it in a smaller space, but it is fun watching the plane take nice wide turns and covering more territory. The PowerUp 4.0 module has a mode for beginners (like me) that makes the plane very stable while still giving you control over turning, speed, and altitude. I needed a couple of practice runs to get the hang of it, but it didn't take long for me to be having nice flights. I am flying balsa gliders now and I plan to try some other configurations in the near future. Use the instructional videos to fold the plane and to learn how to use the app. The website is very helpful and the PowerUp folks have been very good at answering my emails. If you want to try some radio control flying for fun, this is a great place to start.
Having a ball with this little beauty. Just married it up to the fold and fly kit. Attached it to a balsa throw glider as well. Great fun, well worth the money spent... Mini foam planes are coming up.
The PowerUp 4.0 is by far the best PowerUp yet! I have been having a blast building different airframes to fly! While paper airplanes are fun, where this unit really shines is in building your own foam and balsa airplanes and sending them into the air! With the built in stabilization, it seems like you really can make just about anything fly! I love it and highly recommend the PowerUp 4.0!
Hey Mark Thank you so much for the awesome feedback - POWERUP 4.0 can definitely make almost anything fly, we even made a maple leaf fly today! https://instagram.com/p/CGcqv6mDyvL/