In Brief: RC Paper Airplane Goes Aerobatic

By Terry Dunn

Last November we reviewed the PowerUp FPV, a clip-on module that turns a paper airplane into an RC model you can control with your phone. It even has a First Person View camera to give you an onboard perspective. The PowerUp FPV and the PowerUp 3.0 that preceded it were funded by (very successful) Kickstarter campaigns. The latest variation on the PowerUp theme hits Kickstarter today. The new Dart introduces aerobatic capabilities to their paper airplane fleet. They say the Dart has adequate power and control authority for loops, spins, rolls, and other maneuvers. It also has landing gear for rolling takeoffs and landings. Dart kits will start at $50 and are scheduled to be available by Christmas of this year. Kickstarter backers can get discounts. We have a review sample on the way. We’ll see what this baby can do! In the meantime, check the Kickstarter page for more details.

Last November we reviewed the PowerUp FPV, a clip-on module that turns a paper airplane into an RC model you can control with your phone. It even has a First Person View camera to give you an onboard perspective. The PowerUp FPV and the PowerUp 3.0 that preceded it were funded by (very successful) Kickstarter campaigns.

The latest variation on the PowerUp theme hits Kickstarter today. The new Dart introduces aerobatic capabilities to their paper airplane fleet. They say the Dart has adequate power and control authority for loops, spins, rolls, and other maneuvers. It also has landing gear for rolling takeoffs and landings.

Dart kits will start at $50 and are scheduled to be available by Christmas of this year. Kickstarter backers can get discounts. We have a review sample on the way. We'll see what this baby can do! In the meantime, check the Kickstarter page for more details.