TEL AVIV, Israel--In just four hours, PowerUp Toys announces the successful funding of its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising over $140,000 thus far to create world’s first paper airplane drone with a live-streaming camera - the PowerUp FPV. Partnered with Parrot to manufacture the device, the new drone creates a first-person-viewing (FPV) experience, letting people experience what it’s like to sit in the cockpit of a paper airplane, directly on their smartphone, or using a Google Cardboard headset.
PowerUp FPV Kickstarter link - https://goo.gl/7oQooV
PowerUp FPV Kickstarter Video - https://youtu.be/WyDXDYxXcbc
PowerUp FPV Flight Video - https://youtu.be/BjSc6W4YhxY
“We are working hard to make this a reality and are thrilled with the response we’ve received from our backers,” said Shai Goitein, CEO of PowerUp Toys. “Our backers have proven to us that the idea to put a live video camera on a paper airplane is amazing. Moreover, people are excited to fulfill a childhood dream of flying through the air, riding on a paper airplane.”
PowerUp FPV was developed in-part with the industry leading minds at Parrot®, implementing the world's most incredible live-streaming technologies to bring you the thrill and exhilaration of flight from over 300ft away! Users can control their flight using their Google Cardboard or other smartphone-powered head-mounted display (HMD), or use the PowerUp App’s on-screen gamepad to control the drone.
Featuring a fully rotating wide-view camera, users are able to stream their flight while looking forward from the cockpit, off the wings; or even take the ultimate “selfie” with a rear-view shot as users launch their planes. Connecting via WiFi, users can watch the video, or wireless transfer it to their smartphones and upload it to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or favorite video sharing service from their mobile network.
- 300ft WiFi live streaming range
- Capture live streaming video and still images during flight
- Intuitively controlled with Google Cardboard Head Mounted Display. or in-app gamepad mode (optional)
- Ultra wide-angle rotating camera to capture and stream forward-facing, rear-view and wing-view
- Travels at speeds up to 20 mph
- Auto-Pilot mode for easy flying
- Up to 10min of continuous flight time
To support the Kickstarter and order your own PowerUp FPV, visit: https://goo.gl/7oQooV
About PowerUp Toys
PowerUp Toys lets consumers of all ages expand their sense of play and experimentation by adding power to familiar paper airplanes. PowerUp Toys brings homemade paper toys into the future by adding next generation mobile controls, propulsion and tools to take imagination to new heights. Experience the joy of making your ideas take flight in just a few minutes! PowerUp Toys is based in Tel Aviv with representatives and distribution centers around the world. www.poweruptoys.com