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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
 30 Days Money Back
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    EK
    09/20/2021
    Erin K.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love it!

    I got this for my husband for his birthday and he loves it!

    TA
    09/16/2021
    Tom A.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    Amazing control

    Great fun!

    M
    09/15/2021
    Marco
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product
    The best toy I bought since a while !

    I follow you guys since you were a kickstarter project and jumped in when I saw you've release the version 4. I was flabbergasted by the quality of the product and the amount of tech you were able to fit into it, at a very reasonable price. I have to say as well then when I had an issue with the plane, the support team did an incredible and fast job to help me !

    TA
    09/09/2021
    Tom A.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    Blew my expectations

    This product has absolutely made my childhood dreams come true. I’ve found it performs amazingly in still weather and light breezes. In fact a breeze can present really fun challenges to fly in, and I regularly clock up to 10 min flight time without crashing/landing. This thing is so much fun, love it!!

    09/11/2021
    POWERUP Toys

    Hi Tom Awesome review and feedback Thank you so much for sharing!! Any chance to see your plane in action? you can post a video review as well.

    TU
    08/29/2021
    Tetsuzo U.
    Japan Japan
    I recommend this product
    Very good for STEM education

    It took some time due to the delivery's issue, but with the very good and generous support of the POWERUP staff, I am able to obtain it in Japan. Paper airplanes can be easily cut and various trials and errors can be performed, so they are ideal teaching materials for science and technology education. I have uploaded a video of flying the original paper plane with the POWERUP-4.0. I'm glad if you can use it as a reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxIYI0UVXTQ

    POWERUP Toys POWERUP 4.0: RC Airplane Kit Review

    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.