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TORNADO UPDRAFT 12 MODEL KIT

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TORNADO UPDRAFT 12 MODEL KIT

A classic self build high quality/ high performance Balsa Wood kit designed to fly with the POWERUP 4.0 (not included)

✔ Moderate building difficulty 

Designed made in the USA by Brad & Bruce Williamson from Nighthawk Gliders

Build Instructions & Full-Scale Plans  included

FREE shipping available

1 year product warranty

30 days return window

Build and control a high quality and high speed balsawood plane.

Use the in-app controls to loop, barrel roll and hammerhead with ease. Or hit Acro mode and enjoy your own private airshow. 

POWERUP almost anything. Create and test new designs from paper, light balsa wood or foam. 

Fly even when the weather isn’t perfect. Pit your skills (and our onboard computer) against

Durable carbon-fiber construction means you can enjoy peace of mind while flying.

Nylon reinforced nose and motor mount designed to withstand unexpected impacts without breaking.

Doesn’t require a license to operate or registration with the FAA.

You will need:

✔ 1X POWERUP 4.0

✔ 1X ACCESSORY KIT

✔ 1X 3/32” Balsa Wing (12” Span)

✔ 1X 1/32” Balsa V-Tail

2X 1/32 Full Balsa Winglets

✔ 3X 3/32 Bass Strips

✔ 1X Wing/Tail Gauge

✔ 1X Sanding

✔ 1X sanding file

✔ 1X 3g Tube Gorilla Super Glue

Bluetooth enabled:range of 240 ft /73 metres

Smartphone controlled:download the POWERUP 4.0 app for iOS or Android

Weight: just 19 grams with a 2:1 thrust : weight ratio

Speed: up to 20mph (or 9m/sec)

Measurements: 8.6 in/ 220 mm long 

Flight time: up to 10 minutes of flight time

Battery: 150 lipo quick charge - easy to replace; comes with a 6 month warranty 

Charging time:25-30 minutes for a full charge

Product warranty:12 months

Works with:the 4.0 can support paper planes, light balsa wood plane or foam models (as long as they weight under 20 grams

Smart: the onboard flight computer, autopilot and gyro accelerometer prevent nosedives and reduce choppiness

Two high-speed motors: more thrust, extra maneuverability and sharper turns

Flight analytics: see heading, thrust levels and turn angles in real time and use data to improve 

Data-powered flight improvements: get personalized in-app suggestions based on past performance

Have questions about the 4.0? We’ve got the answers.

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.

It is really up to you as long as you keep the wing weight below 0.71oz /20grams. POWERUPquick 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.

We support any iOS or Android device that has Bluetooth 4.0 and a gyro. 

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 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.

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.