Powerup 3.0 Review – Fly a Paper Airplane with iPhone or Android Smartphone Control

Powerup 3.0 Review – Fly a Paper Airplane with iPhone or Android Smartphone Control

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Powerup Toys has been making kits that add a battery powered propeller to paper airplanes. In this new 3.0 version, they have added the ability to control the plane with a smartphone!

Just about any regular paper will work – I followed some instructional videos on Powerup’s YouTube page and built myself the ‘invader’ from standard copy paper. The engine clips on to the paper airplane and very quickly paired with my phone.

Powerup includes a 1200 mah lithium ion battery pack that can charge the plane’s motor in the field. It’ll also plug directly into a computer for charging.

Controlling the plane takes some practice but I was able to keep my plane aloft for a significant amount of time. The Bluetooth range is limited but this isn’t something you’re going to fly for long distances. I do recommend flying in fairly large open spaces with minimal wind.

What I like most about this is the experimentation that can come from the very open nature of the product. Tweaking different paper airplane designs will result in different flight behaviors. The fast charge time makes it possible to do a lot of trial and error to find the perfect design. Great for kids to learn about the physics of flight.

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47 Responses to Powerup 3.0 Review – Fly a Paper Airplane with iPhone or Android Smartphone Control

  1. Gaming Man says:

    Who the fuck cares

  2. Snow Trooper MC5 says:

    Cool Bluetooth plane.

  3. Adnan Farooq says:

    plz tell me how can get this airplan in pakistan ??? bcz i am develop an anriod app for my final year projects and i also use with this airplan in my anriod app???

  4. NIKON says:

    not getting what you have taken for fly can give the link of take

  5. Ricardo Paletita says:

    Avaliable Alone un IPhone por androidM

  6. AIthea says:

    What a nice guy

  7. burak ayverdı says:

    how can take thıs paper airplane buy if ı give your mail adress i can buy power up when is coming to turkey feedback me happy my e-mail: burakayverdi07@gmail.com

  8. Simran Sidhu says:

    from where i get the engine

  9. Au Andrew says:

    if it carries a camera and controllable flaps , it will be more fun.

  10. Leon Maes says:

    must I guess really ubeu seriously

  11. Mel Suarez says:

    I bought one of these. Awful waste of money. The rudder is totally flimsy while activated – no way it could control anything. Don’t recommend this product.

  12. malibuu6969 says:

    what a house, mate!

  13. Simran Sidhu says:

    from where i get the engine

  14. TopFelya says:

    Jim Carrey brother

  15. Michael Mileham says:

    really liked your review on the Powerup 3.0 just got one myself today and your video was helpful, will check out some of your other videos. Michael England.

  16. jack ibanez says:

    nice and cretive

  17. Blayde Stone says:

    Excellent Ron !1 We can tell you enjoy doing your videos!! Keep up the good work!!

  18. Oscar Navarro says:

    I don’t think that the app is compatible with android tablets but actually for iOS users I have good news or bad news for some people or for some other people simply the same but actually you can download the app on the iPad, you only need to go to the App Store and search the app and in the upper left corner it will be saying “only for iPad" touch that and it will show you an option that says “only for iPhone" click that and download the app I hope this was helpful

    Sorry for my grammar or my mistakes but I’m Mexican and actually on 6th grade 🙂

  19. Izaiah Martinez says:

    its expencive

  20. Jimmy says:

    After a few minutes, I was actually more interested in the obsolete tech collection on the shelf behind him than the thing he was reviewing. Is that an Apple Newton just to the right of his left shoulder?

  21. Priya Hiriyanna says:

    Hi +

    How are you?

    Recently I was surfing on Youtube. I come to know about your Youtube Channel. I have viewed so many of your videos. I become fan of your videos and style of making it and represent your ideas.

    I am so curious to know about How did you start this? please tell your story

    Who did you inspire or motivate to make this amazing and useful videos.?

    Why did you start this channel?

    How many hours do you give in a week? do you work full time or work on weekends?

    Which kind of opportunities do you start getting after making this videos?

    How much money do you get from google adsense?

    Is it good idea to make videos for full time?

    What do you think if more different subjects experts start making their own youtube channel to teach something then what will be the future of education?

    How much money did you invested to record and edit this videos?

    Do you your own studio?

    which tools do you use to record these videos and which software do you use for editing?

    Do you raise money by build vblog and add google ad engine and other direct advertisement?

    have you tried to raise money using crowdfunding platforms like kickstarter or micro donation platforms to support your social work?

    Have you tried to raise money in way that khanacademy, digitalgreen kind of non-profit raise money to support their free video distribution?

    What message and tips do you like to inspire others to make educational youtube videos?

    Hope for the best reply

    thanks 🙂

  22. RAzzz says:

    can you give the link to templates of the airplanes pleases!!!!!!!!!!!… you said that it is available in website and we can download it but where is the website……

  23. anomuumi says:

    Unboxtherapy

  24. tzouman says:

    is it worth it?

  25. wooz hacker says:

    how much for one

  26. free4logix says:

    It’s time to go outside 😀

  27. Benjamin Smithynunta says:

    How does it pull up and down and roll??? Can it only yaw?

  28. MAHARSHI AVM says:

    whats the name of the app used and where u got that bluetooth system

  29. Priya Hiriyanna says:

    Hi +

    How are you?

    Recently I was surfing on Youtube. I come to know about your Youtube Channel. I have viewed so many of your videos. I become fan of your videos and style of making it and represent your ideas.

    I am so curious to know about How did you start this? please tell your story

    Who did you inspire or motivate to make this amazing and useful videos.?

    Why did you start this channel?

    How many hours do you give in a week? do you work full time or work on weekends?

    Which kind of opportunities do you start getting after making this videos?

    How much money do you get from google adsense?

    Is it good idea to make videos for full time?

    What do you think if more different subjects experts start making their own youtube channel to teach something then what will be the future of education?

    How much money did you invested to record and edit this videos?

    Do you your own studio?

    which tools do you use to record these videos and which software do you use for editing?

    Do you raise money by build vblog and add google ad engine and other direct advertisement?

    have you tried to raise money using crowdfunding platforms like kickstarter or micro donation platforms to support your social work?

    Have you tried to raise money in way that khanacademy, digitalgreen kind of non-profit raise money to support their free video distribution?

    What message and tips do you like to inspire others to make educational youtube videos?

    Hope for the best reply

    thanks 🙂

  30. Cacing Naga says:

    KURANG KERJAAN LU

  31. Nuclear System says:

    i must get it

  32. storyteller Lyndon says:

    wow!!!!! interesting i watch it full video and put a big like and subscribed

  33. Simran Sidhu says:

    from where i get the engine

  34. Susan Malaga says:

    como puedo comprar uno de esos y cuanto cuesta y donde venden

  35. bwcpublishing says:

    I can’t seem to get mine to fly very long any suggestions?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6C7SiDPDDc

  36. Richard phillips says:

    These are shitty. will fly 15ft at most them come smashing down hard.

  37. Manjeet Singh Saini says:

    hlo everyone.. please help me out where i can buy this product ie this Bluetooth device..

  38. Malinda Wickramasekara says:

    it’s cool where did u get the power up

  39. Renee adonia Eazuranay says:

    how much was it ???

  40. Liam McKenzie says:

    that is epic

  41. dupontwins says:

    How much is it

  42. CammyG says:

    This app was supported in Android