Upgrade Your Paper Airplane with POWERUP 4.0 Remote Control

This Kickstarter product includes onboard flight computer, autopilot, gyro accelerometer, flight telemetry, and night flight.




Modern technology has taken simple products such as books, CD’s, and vacuums to the next level. Now technology has evolved the simple paper airplane into the POWERUP 4.0 airplane. 

A basic paper airplane is made of paper and controlled by hand. However, the new POWERUP 4.0 can be controlled by bluetooth using the POWERUP app. The app is available on both android and iOS smartphone devices.

 “The POWERUP 4.0 incorporates sensors, autopilot, and auto stabilization software making it easy to fly in challenging conditions. Regular paper airplanes normally would not fly in conditions like the POWERUP 4.0 would,” explains Shai Goitein, creator of the POWERUP 4.0 in an interview with the Matador Messenger. 

The difference between the POWERUP 4.0 and the regular paper airplane is simple.  According to Goitein’s Kickstarter website, the device is a module that is attached to the front and back of a regular paper airplane.

Thanks to all of the added features on the module, during windy conditions, this airplane powers through, while basic paper airplanes have no chance. Regardless of the type of paper airplane you start with, the POWERUP module can make the  plane perform “stunning aerobatic tricks while maintaining stability.” It also has optional LED lights for flying in the dark, as well as optional landing gear.

Shai Goitein was hoping to raise $40,000 for the plane when he started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his idea. Instead, he and his team have raised more than $800,000 from backers on Kickstarter.

With a pledge of more than $49.00, investors can receive the “Special Early Bird” POWERUP 4.0 Barebones kit which includes the 4.0 module, and four red paper templates to create different designs, eventually retailing at $79.00, a savings of 38 percent.

Goitein has a BA in ndustrial design and has been a pilot for over 15 years in the military. He has volunteered in teaching underprivileged teens STEM classes, such as aerospace and aerodynamics. Goitein’s advice to young entrepreneurs is, “Don’t be afraid to have fun with what you’re inventing.”

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