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PowerUp 3.0 is a module that lets users control origami aircraft with their smartphones.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on November 27, 2013. @leahgonz

Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, PowerUp 3.0 is a little gadget that lets users control any paper airplane with their smartphones.

Developed by pilot, industrial designer and TailorToys CEO Shai Gaitan, the PowerUp 3.0 attaches to a paper airplane and syncs it with the accompanying app. At the back of the device is a tiny propeller and rudder that helps the user control the airplane. It runs on a rechargeable battery that allows up to ten minutes of flight. The module is also made of crash-proof carbon fiber frame.

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To use the PowerUp 3.0, one needs to attach it first to a paper airplane with the patented clips underneath the module. The user syncs the module with the app, and then pushes the throttle to full and launches the paper plane to the sky. The user needs to tilt their smartphones to steer the plane and push the throttle to control the speed.

The Kickstarter project was just launched recently but the campaign has already exceeded its target goal. Backers can get their own PowerUp 3.0 for only $30.

Watch the video below for more about the PowerUp 3.

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