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This smartphone controlled paper airplane is so much more fun than a drone

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Quadcopter drones are fun and all, but they’re also pretty tired at this point. Seriously, how many times can you watch your quadcopter putter around before it gets boring? If you want a fresh new take on an airborne, remote-controlled toy, check out the POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane. This awesome kit comes with a motor, radio, propellers, and a template to make the perfect paper airplane yourself! Do some folding, attach the gear, and watch your awesome paper airplane fly around while you control it from your iPhone or Android!

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • Bring your favorite “blast from the past” to the present when you turn your paper airplane into a remote-controlled flying machine!
  • This multiple award-winning conversion kit features a crash-resistant design and will give your paper plane a massive 180 ft (55m) range – truly a gravity-defying experience.
  • Equipped with Bluetooth Smart Technology, you can control your plane with your smartphone through the Power Up app (iOS/Android compatible, check POWERUP website for more details)
  • Simple controls are fun for all ages: tilt smartphone/tablet from right to left to maneuver and use the throttle lever on the app to ascend and descend
  • Features battery level, charging status and range indicators plus an Air Traffic Control attribute. New features! for easy on-boarding – Boost – Nitro for extra Power, In app flight academy, Free template downloads, Gesture control and Game-pad controls
  • Contents: Power Up 3.0 Bluetooth Smart Module, crossbar, spare rudder, spare propeller, 4 sheets of special template paper (2 Cardinal Design, 2 Invader Design), instructions, quick start guide, and mounting display and storage box
  • 365 day limited warranty!
POWERUP 3.0 Original Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplanes Conversion Kit - Durable Remote Cont… Price: Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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