New technology lets you control a paper plane with your smartphone

Researchers have developed a new technology that can turn your paper airplane into a smartphone controlled flying machine.

Published Date
02 - Dec - 2013
| Last Updated
02 - Dec - 2013
 
New technology lets you control a paper plane with your smartphon...

Power Up 3.0, built by US designer Shai Goitein, turns your self made paper airplane into a smartphone controlled flying machine. The device comes with a small attachable propeller and rudder for speed and steering control that makes you paper plane fly faster.

The Power Up 3.0 comes with inbuilt Bluetooth smart technology that lets you control your paper airplane via your smartphone with an accompanying app. The user can tilt there phone to left or right to control the plane even at 60 yards. The app comes with a compass, controls for thrust and readouts for battery life and range. The device comes has a crash proof fiber frame and comes with precision control for easy flying. It has a Lithium Polymer battery that provides 10 minute of flight on a single charge.

To use the device users have to fold a piece of copier paper into a paper airplane and attach the Smart Module to it with the patented clips underneath the Smart Module. Users need to start the app to connect to the Smart Module with your iPhone. Then just push throttle to full and launch the paper airplane high up into the sky. Users can tilt your smartphone to the left or to the right to control your plane, to go up or down and increase or reduce throttle.

The Smart Module works with iPad Mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S for now. The designers are working towards making the app available for iOS and Android soon.

 

Source: Kickstarter