A new Kickstarter campaign is ensuring that when the prankster in you throws a paper plane, it won’t have to depend on the elements to hit its intended target. Meet PowerUp 3.0— a Bluetooth 4.0 module that can be stuck to a paper plane, making it controllable via an iPhone. Also Read - Truecaller on Android can now clean up your SMS inbox spam with one tap
The Bluetooth module is connected to the propellers, which essentially forms the chassis of the paper plane. Using an iPhone app, a person will be able to control the trajectory of the paper plane and the module itself is made of carbon fiber and hence is sturdy enough to survive a few crashes. The microUSB charged module is said to be good enough for 10 minutes of flying per charge, has a 55 meter communication range and the plane can hit a top speed of 16kph.
PowerUp 3.0 will hit the stores sometime around May next year and according to the inventor will be priced somewhere around $50 (Rs 3,100 approximately). You can watch the smartphone controlled power plane in action in the video embedded below.