We’ve all learned how to fold pieces of paper and make a paper airplane. If you never did, you missed a fun part of your childhood. Kids and adult enthusiasts alike enjoy making them, imagining they are pilots, and coming up with the best designs. Today, you can finally fly a paper airplane with your smartphone. Yes, you read that right!
The mechanics of playing paper airplanes are simple: Fold here and there, embellish your work, get ready for takeoff, and throw it into the wind, hoping it flies through the air.
Fly A Paper Airplane With Your Smartphone!
Who would have thought that you could revamp your plain old paper airplane and take it to the next level?
Shai Goitein, the CEO and Founder of Powerup Dart, worked with his talented and creative team to come up with a mobile application-controlled paper airplane. Using your smartphone, you can launch the PowerUp Dart app and control your paper plane, performing various tricks and maneuvers.
When I first saw this project on Kickstarter, I became interested right away. I was like, “Really? A paper airplane?” I just can’t help admiring the creativity of this awesome spin they have put on a very simple toy I used to love as a kid.
A standard PowerUp Dart kit consists of five special templates designed for take-off, landing, and acrobatic maneuvers. It includes a PowerUp Dart module, two paper templates for high-speed acrobatics, a crossbar for high-performance maneuvers, an extra propeller, wheels, and a rear skid for take-off and landing. But don’t forget the helpful user manual!
It’s super easy to use. The manual shows you how to fold your plane and fly it from takeoff to a safe landing. Simply fold your plane, attach the Bluetooth-enabled components, pair the module with your smartphone, and control the plane. You tilt your smartphone to control it.
I’d love to have my very own set. It’d be a great activity for bonding with family and friends, especially on weekends when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities.
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