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PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine
PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine
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    1. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      @Grant Brennecke - Thanks for the advise, definitely will take into consideration! PowerUp FPV leverages the Cardboard design as a simple affordable FPV viewing system, making FPV flying accessible to all while allowing us to embed an additional UI layer which will be true stereoscopic VR and that is our plan for future features in our app.

    2. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      Thanks Jeremie!

      Warm Regards,

    3. Grant Brennecke on

      If that is the case, I would suggest not showing this drone next to a Google Cardboard if it does not correctly display in VR. Just a fair warning, there are likely going to be a lot of disappointed people who thought they were getting FPVR because that is heavily implied through your advertising of the product. I just say this as a fan of your past products and someone who almost backed your newest product thinking it was VR-enabled but luckily did a double-take.

    4. Jeremie Lariviere

      Very cool update, thanks!

    5. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      HI Catalina
      I have emailed you an update on the status of your reward to the email address we have on file.

    6. Jarno Peschier

      Still no plans whatsoever for Windows devices? Universal Windows app, possibly with Microsoft Band support? I thought so...

    7. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      @Manolo Molina Sánchez -With the new update trimming your rudder is now really simple, you should be able to do the same just follow our support and video tutorials, verify that you start with the beginner model and fold accurately, adjust till you get it right and finally fly on a windless day for starters. We have all of the support info here -

    8. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      @Grant Brennecke - Similar to other FPV drones with head mounted displays (i.e. fat shark) PowerUp FPV streams the video to the your smartphone using one camera. The best practice to avoid nausea is identical to flying any other FPV drone - Sit while you fly and look at the horizon/ point you are flying to, you get used to this and the immersive sensation feels 3D as you rip the skies.

    9. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      @Catalina Andrade no worries, Steve from support will get in touch with you to fix this issue.

    10. Shai Goitein 4-time creator on

      @JDole93 & @Googlyhead, Twin motor update has also Vtail mode meaning elevon function as you requested while using the existing PowerUp 3.0 modules - check out the Twin Motor support page regarding control modes and FAQ

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      Manolo Molina Sánchez on

      Since probe the plane the first time , never got to fly , even at the end I have several unopened , what you see in the video and my experience is very different.

    12. Grant Brennecke on

      Does the FPV version have two forward-facing cameras for VR? In the picture it looks like just one, and from personal experience, VR extrapolated from just one camera is nauseating and headache-inducing.

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      Googlyhead on

      Rather like @JDole93, I was hoping there would someday be a PowerUp4.0; preferably featuring something like independent left & right ailerons/elevators, and independent upper & lower rudders. Even if this is at the expense of motor speed control (but then; advantage; single most efficient speed).

      Hopefully the fpv version doesn't replace the evolution of the more lightweight and pure variants.

    14. Catalina Andrade on

      I haven't received the power up I am really dissapointed. You never answer my question where is the product I bought.

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      JDole93 on

      Actually I have one suggestion for the FPV version. Keep the twin-motor design, but add elevons. I imagine quite a few people are gonna want to do stunts with this. Imagine doing inverted flat spins with this thing. Or barrel rolls. That would be epic!

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      JDole93 on

      Elevator control, now that's more like it! Can't wait for the Android version to go live. Hopefully you fixed the connectivity issues as well. Also can't wait for the FPV version, it looks really cool