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POWERUP 4.0: The First Flight

Take control of the most advanced and user-friendly propeller on the market - 4.0

✔ 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
    A Tree ate my Powerup 4.0

    Had so much fun that my son and I tried to fly in a heavy wind which took over control of the glider and hid it at the top of a tree. So much fun that we bought a second one.

    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product
    I'm so glad I backed this project

    I am so pleased with end result of this product. I backed the project on Kickstarter (having seen it on FliteTest on YouTube). The product has not disappointed. I backed this for x2 mid-level kits and my 13yo son and I absolutely love going down to the local field to fly them. I recommend you to consider buying one of these and if you do?.... I even more strongly recommend you fly these bad girls in a WIDE OPEN SPACE!! They don't crash if they lose signal to your phone... they keep gliding as is the great design of the models... and before you know it.... they'll be gone.

    Robin K.
    United States United States
    Awesome product, so fun

    I only owned the power up for two weeks but it was glorious. It was much easier to fly than the last versions and it would fly for a long time as well. We could fly it around a field and then when it came down switch drivers/‘pilots’ and keep going. Unfortunately we lost it when it was attached to a very good balsa wood model. It went too high and was out of range. Unfortunately I built the plane to fly straight, so it did. Never saw it again. I ordered another one.

    John W.
    United States United States
    So much fun

    Took a bit to figure it out, but then it was a lot of fun

    Chris Y.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great fun

    I have very much enjoyed flying my Powerup 4.0. I have some good flight videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHPQ7ZKIKL_FRGVHSWs0ITQ

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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.

    The POWERUP is perfect for anyone who’s dreamed of flying. The onboard flight computer and autopilot control flight quality, making it easy to fly a variety of designs.

    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. 

    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. 

    Yes. You can use the 4.0 to give your kids a strong foundation in aeronautics. 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 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. If you want the easiest flying experience that works out the box, the 4.0 is perfect. If you like a challenge - and love tinkering with things until they work - the 3.0 may give you just the right level of stimulation. And if you just want to fly a paper plane without using your phone, then the 2.0 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. 

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