Tutorial #1 Unboxing
Tutorial #2 Charging
Tutorial #3 Folding
Tutorial #4 The App
Tutorial #5 Flight prep
Tutorial #6 Adjusting
Tutorial #7 Flight planning
Tutorial #8 Trouble shooting
Tutorial #9 Tips
PowerUp 3.0 works on most iOS and Android devices, click HERE for the full list of compatible devices.
Make sure your PowerUp 3.0 smart module is turned to the ON position. (Look for the tiny switch located above the micro-USB port.)
Make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is turned on.
Try holding your phone even closer to the paper airplane. We call it Touch&Go!
Turn off your phone’s Wifi.
Two short blinks (repeating): The PowerUp 3.0 is connected to your phone, and is ready to fly.
Slow blinking: The PowerUp 3.0 is turned on and waiting for you to connect.
Fast blinking: The battery is being charged (only when on/off button is in the ON position). Blinking in the off position will not indicate charging of battery.
Very fast blinking: The firmware is being updated to the latest version.
You can check the battery level by opening the app and connecting to the module. The FUEL gauge shows the approximate battery level. When the battery is charging (on/off switch in the ON position and micro USB connected), the LED will blink fast. When the charging is finished, the LED will blink slowly again.
Make sure the module is turned ON while charging! Otherwise the battery cannot be charged.
Try changing the charging adapter you are using.
If you are charging via a USB port on your computer or laptop, switch to a different port. Some ports may be in stand-by mode and do not supply enough power.
Make sure you are using the original cable. If this does not work, try using another cable.
There’s nothing to worry about. Just turn the module ON/OFF button to the ON position, connect the charging cable and fully charge the plane until the LED is flashing slower again. Your PowerUp 3.0 will be ready for its next flight!
You can still keep flying although the call screen appears. Just land your plane and answer the call or simply call back later.
The carbon rod should be flat and aligned to the airplane wing surface positioned along the central V groove of the airplane. If the rod is sticking up, try pushing it down or applying a thin tape to hold it in place.
PowerUp 3.0 is made with durable materials to sustain crashes, but there are ways to ensure your module avoids damage. We recommend always flying on soft surfaces like grass. Flying and crashing the PowerUp 3.0 on hard surfaces like tarmac may eventually damage the unit. Applying a thin tape on the rear of the module to secure it in the V-groove will help protect the module from damage over time. And if your paper airplane is deformed, you can always fold a new design easily.
For the best experience, choose a non-windy day, or a large closed space like a gym. If you must fly on a windy day, choose a location without obstacles. When wind passes obstacles, it creates turbulence, which could have unexpected effects on the PowerUp 3.0.
PowerUp 2.0 will convert you paper airplane into a Free Flight electric paper airplane.
PowerUp 3.0 is our recently unveiled smartphone control module which will convert you homemade paper airplane to a controllable paper airplane.
As mom and dad always say… Practice makes perfect! If you’re a pro at throwing paper planes, the PowerUp should only amplify your skills. If you’ve never learned to properly throw a paper plane, however, it may take a little practice. Always remember, your plane should be able to fly well on its own before adding the PowerUp module, so if you’re new to flying paper planes, practice throwing one on its own first. For help, watch this video [link, optional]. Once you’ve mastered that, test out different wing sizes and airplane designs to see what works best for you. It’s the little adjustments that make all the difference!
At PowerUp, we strongly encourage experimentation, and part of the fun is tweaking your airplane designs to achieve the best results. You can check out some recommended styles in our Download gallery [link], or create original designs and share your success with us on Facebook [link]! Keep in mind that not every style of paper plane works with the PowerUp module – the plane cannot exceed 8 inches in length, and there must be a crease down the center to attach your PowerUp module. And of course, PowerUp can only enhance your paper plane’s capabilities if it is able to fly well on its own.
The PowerUp module is made of a highly durable carbon fiber composite, so it will not break with normal use. But that does not mean it is indestructible! Make sure to fly in open fields to avoid crashing into trees, concrete, or anything potentially damaging. The PowerUp is not waterproof… but neither are paper planes!
One set of batteries will provide over fifty fully charged flights, but you must wait two minutes in between charges. Never use old or rechargeable batteries.
Yes! the new PowerUp 2.0 kits include a paper 2 special paper templates specially designed for easy flight. The basic PowerUp kit includes also instructions on how to create a simple paper plane ideal for the PowerUp module.