Nostalgia and Tech Combine in POWERUP FPV, the Paper Airplane Drone

Your days of classroom shenanigans are likely behind you. No more spitballs, no more passed notes, and tragically, no more paper airplanes. Fortunately, everyone knows that nostalgia sells, which is why one company has decided that paper airplanes are not just for kids in elementary school; they’re for people attending CES 2017.

POWERUP, the Miami-based hi-tech toys company, has launched POWERUP FPV, the first ever paper airplane drone with a live-streaming camera. It is the third product in POWERUP’s core collection, and the successor to the Amazon best-seller POWERUP 3.0. You’ll be put in the cockpit of this tiny little flying machine and the thrill of manning your own paper airplane will be enough to make you weep tears of nostalgic joy.

As far as features are concerned, this little device has it all. With a durable carbon fiber polypropylene frame, automatic takeoff and crash detection, and a seemingly endless selection of airplane design possibilities, this device is more than a drone, it’s a personal flight experience.

“FPV’s iconic paper airplane design is nostalgic, with a high tech twist,” said Shai Goitein, CEO and founder of POWERUP. “We wanted to inspire people, young and old, to use technology to find joy in simple things. You can even get creative and create your own wing designs.”

POWERUP FPV has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree for Drones and Unmanned Systems. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

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