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PowerUp’s Head-Controlled Paper Airplane Drone Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See Today!

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We all grew up making and playing with paper airplanes but how many of us have fancied flying on an actual paper plane? Probably all of us, right? Well, here’s a new technology that brings you close to that experience.

This upcoming invention from the genius guys over at PowerUp Toys is absolutely worth a look.

Of course, you may have already heard about PowerUp as the company that created the PowerUp 3.0, a smartphone controlled paper airplane which made more than a million dollars raised by over 21,000 backers over at Kickstarter.

This time, PowerUp took their paper plane fascination a notch higher by teaming up with Parrot to design a paper airplane drone that combines motor technology and live streaming camera.

Ladies and gentlemen, the PowerUp FPV!

Basically, the idea here is to turn your ordinary paper airplane…

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Photo credit: PowerUp Toys
… Into something totally high-tech!

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Photo credit: PowerUp Toys
With drone tech installed, you can then pilot the plane using your smartphone…

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Photo credit: PowerUp Toys
Or you can control it with your head movements using a Google Cardboard.

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Photo credit: PowerUp Toys

Sure, you won’t get to strap a paper plane on your back or ride on top of one. But with the wide-view camera mounted on the plane, you get to experience what it’s like to enjoy virtual reality flight. And that’s pretty cool!

You can watch the video here:

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According to the video, the PowerUp guys will be launching another Kickstarter for this one come November. So make sure to check with them often for updates.

H/T: Pixable

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