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Powerup 3.0 | Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
Powerup 3.0 | Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

A conversation with Shai Goetin, Founder and CEO.

WHAT IS POWERUP 3.0, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

PowerUp 3.0 is the world’s first smartphone controlled paper airplane. A paper airplane you fold from a standard sheet of paper will fly for just a few seconds. But by connecting a piece of technology, you can fly for up to 10 minutes. You control it, you can do all kinds of stunts with it – and turn it into a real flying machine.

PowerUp 3.0 engages the inner child of everyone.

Shai Goetin

Founder & CEO

WHY CREATE POWERUP 3.0?

I have a background in flying and making things that fly. And like any inventor, we usually make stuff for ourselves. The initial idea came from being exposed to some new technologies, when mobile technology was really influencing miniaturization. I wanted to make something really small and put it on a paper airplane.

I remember that magical moment, when I saw the airplane fly down… and suddenly it’s flying up – and I understood that there is something amazing there, and it gave me a hunger to make it better and better; make it fly for a longer time, make it easier to control. After tinkering with it, I knew I needed to turn it into a product and not just a weekend hobby.

Relive the childhood memory of holding a paper airplane and saying “Let’s see how this works!”

Shai Goetin

Founder & CEO


Just grab a piece of paper and start folding a really cool airplane.

Shai Goetin

Founder & CEO

WHAT MAKES POWERUP 3.0 SO COOL?

What’s unique is that you are actually making the airplane! And if you make a good airplane, it’ll fly better. If the airplane doesn’t fly that well, you can make it better and better – it’s actually quite addictive.

We want to get kids off the computer and into the outdoors, making something with their hands. This is a great idea because on one hand, they’re used to this technology and on the other hand, they’re crafting something. It’s unique in that sense.


WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?

We just released an app update that lets you control two motors from one smartphone – you can actually create a twin motor paper airplane! Plus, you can control your airplane with gesture control – just raise you hand up, down, left, or right and the airplane will follow.

We’ve also just launched a unique, innovative concept on Kickstarter using a live-streaming camera that streams video from your airplane to Google Cardboard – which means you are actually sitting on the airplane while you’re flying! It’s an experience of real flight, like a real pilot.

WHAT MAKES IT AWESOME

1/2OZ
OF PAPER
Up to15
MPH
10
MINUTES OF FLIGHT
55K
RPM PROPELLERS
PowerUp 3.0

PowerUp 3.0

Fold It. Charge It. Fly It.