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





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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