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PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine
Created by

Shai Goitein

21,412 backers pledged $1,232,612 to help bring this project to life.

BackerKit is on its way!


Hello backers, Get excited, the BackerKit is on its way! 

We’ll be sending everyone an email this Friday, March 21, at 12pm EST with a link to the PowerUp BackerKit, where you can update your information before rewards ship. This is your last chance to purchase additional PowerUp 3.0 kits and accessories before the final product hits stores. And don’t worry; there are no additional shipping costs for add-ons!

Thanks to all of your feedback, we have been developing the PowerUp 3.0 app with two additional capabilities: Multi-Engine Mode and Dogfight Mode. These updates will be ready towards the end of the summer, but now is your chance to get additional PowerUp 3.0 kits at the Kickstarter price. Multi-engine mode gives you the ability to design a single aircraft with multiple engines and control it using V-tail, or proportional thrust. Dogfight mode lets you battle a friend in the air and fire a “Bluetooth rocket” that sends your opponent’s aircraft crashing to the ground. These were the top two stretch goals during the Kickstarter campaign, and thanks to your support, we can make them happen!

The BackerKit Shop

Here are the featured items you can add through our BackerKit shop just in time for the summer!

  • Barebone Package – Looking for extra PowerUp 3.0 Smart Modules to try Multi-Engine Mode and Dogfight Mode? This is your least expensive option if you don’t need additional paper templates, or a charger.
  • Basic Package – Great as a gift for family and friends to team up for Dogfight Mode and Multi-Engine Mode, or just to spread the PowerUp love. Also, if you did not pledge for a PowerUp 3.0 Smart Module on Kickstarter and still want one, this package has everything you need to get started!
  • Perfect Package – If you plan on adding two or more PowerUp 3.0 Smart Modules to your collection, look no further than the Perfect Package. With two PowerUp 3.0 Smart Modules, two portable power packs, and many other accessories, you can fly all day, charging one module while you fly the other. Also great for Multi-Engine Mode and Dogfight Mode. 
  •  Hacker Pack – We’re all about creativity and experimentation here at PowerUp, so we’re offering this package to let you build your own apps and hardware! The Hacker Pack includes the Basic Package, as well as hacker accessories – additional PCB, two Lipo batteries, four motors, four coils, four carbon hollow rods, and a micro-Phillips screwdriver – and of course, the Hacker Handbook, which is filled with specs, diagrams, Bluetooth protocol and even sample code to develop your own smartphone apps! We’ll even throwing in an ”I hacked PowerUp 3.0” T-shirt for good measure. This is the ultimate package for all you tech-savvy innovators out there, but you may want to stock up on extra Basic Packages and Spare Parts Kits just in case! 
  •  PowerUp 2.0 Kit – Give our original product a whirl, the free flight PowerUp 2.0! 
  •  PowerUp Boat Kit – A great bath toy for kids, the PowerUp Boat kit includes a quick connect windup motor, waterproof paper templates and pirate accessories (figurine, flag and anchor) for endless fun in the tub! 
  • Spare Parts Kit and Other Accessories – Get any additional parts you might need for your PowerUp products, like waterproof paper templates, spare propellers, and portable power packs, or even a PowerUp hat for sunny days in the park. 

The BackerKit Shop will be open from March 21 through May 21.

Happy flying (and shopping!), 



    1. Creator Craig Carrington on August 3, 2014

      still no arrival of my kits

    2. Creator Jennifer Konsker on April 3, 2014

      WHERE IS THE PRODUCT?? It's April now and other than sending me emails to buy more stuff I've received nothing about shipping. As one if the first backers from a million months ago, I'm really frustrated and disappointed !

    3. Creator Jennifer Konsker on April 3, 2014

      WHERE IS THE PRODUCT?? It's April now and other than sending me emails to buy more stuff I've received nothing about shipping. As one if the first backers from a million months ago, I'm really frustrated and disappointed !

    4. Creator Shai Goitein on March 31, 2014

      @Christian Jacob
      Please refer to update #9 regarding Christmas gift list. Items will be delivered with each reward.

    5. Creator Christian Jacob on March 31, 2014

      Around christmas, I got an email that told me about additional gifts that my Hackers Kit will contain (an art book, an akku pack, water resistant paper, etc.). However, the mail that I received a couple of days ago containing information about the kits being on their way didn't contain information about those christmas gifts. Is there a list of what exactly will be sent to backers?

    6. Creator Calvin Cheung on March 31, 2014

      Does that mean we can purchase more until the latest May 21?

    7. Creator Jonathan Tabarejo on March 27, 2014

      I didn't receive an email either but the link below helped me provide the info required. Thanks

    8. Creator ankh on March 25, 2014

      Those waiting for an email - try this URL

      You will be required to enter THE SAME email as used on Kickstarter.

    9. Creator Mathew P. Hodgkin on March 24, 2014

      Hi Shai
      I haven't received the email
      Last email received was 2nd of March. Did check spam and nothing there too.

    10. Creator Eugene Sytnik on March 24, 2014

      Hi, I have not received an email, can you please forward it to me?

    11. Creator Cas Horwood on March 24, 2014

      Hi there, I've checked my spam folder and have yet to receive an email, can you please forward on again to me

    12. Creator Paul Groothuis on March 24, 2014

      The mail was in my spam folder also (gmail). If you haven't gotten the mail yet, try looking for a mail send by Shai Goitein in your spam folder, it's probably there...

    13. Creator Jenna on March 24, 2014

      Got it, email was filtered to junk mail.

    14. Creator Jenna on March 23, 2014

      I never got an email.

    15. Creator Sandy Boyd on March 23, 2014

      Please can I ask that you put a "please do not bend" sticker on the parcel. My last Kickstarter package travelled half way round the globe only to be folded in half by the local postman to get it through the letterbox!! I don't want that to happen with your fabulous products. Thanks S:)

    16. Creator ankh on March 22, 2014

      Juan, you're a hot mess man. How did you expect to get it by Christmas when funding didn't even end until Jan 25. The estimated delivery is listed with each pledge. Jeeez..

    17. Creator Shai Goitein on March 22, 2014

      Q - When do they start shipping?
      A - Shipments out of the factory to our International warehouses and then to backers. will start towards the end of May for the first batch and June for the second batch.

    18. Creator Chia-Hung, Huang on March 22, 2014

      I have not received the mail, would you please kindly help to send the survey again? Tks.

    19. Creator JDole93 on March 21, 2014

      Filled out the BackerKit survey a couple hours ago. So when do they start shipping?

    20. Creator schiko on March 21, 2014

      Someone's stolen a 't' from Backerkit in my last comment. ;-)

    21. Creator schiko on March 21, 2014

      I upgraded my pledge via Backerki.
      But I missed the 1$ option to get the PDF template(s?).
      So I hope you will make it available for all backers…

    22. Creator Shai Goitein on March 21, 2014

      We have over 21000 backers, All BackerKit emails should arrive within the next few hours.

    23. Creator Audrey viard on March 21, 2014

      Bonjour Shai. J'espère que vous allez bien. Je voulais connaître la date de fin du Backerkit. Est ce le 21 avril comme indiqué sur la boutique ou le 21 mai ?
      Merci beaucoup

    24. Creator JDole93 on March 21, 2014

      Having some technical difficulties with your email account? Haven't received an email yet...

    25. Creator Anthony Sette on March 21, 2014

      It's 2 and still no email

    26. Creator Vignesh Jariwala on March 21, 2014

      No email received yet

    27. Creator Anthony Sette on March 21, 2014

      I didn't get a email yet and it's 1.

    28. Creator Andrew Moore on March 21, 2014

      Shai, great news, weather improving just in time..

    29. Creator Shai Goitein on March 21, 2014


      All backers already paid, Backerkit is primarily a survey to get information from you regarding shipping address and additional custom info, for example: some backers upped the pledge so they can order additional units, in Backerkit you can tell us exactly how to allocate the additional funds to what additional rewards. We realize that dome backers were not aware of this opportunity and therefore we are providing an option to buy more rewards if you want using a credit card or PayPal . We also added accessories backers requested like spare parts additional power packs and more.

    30. Creator JDole93 on March 20, 2014

      Do we need to pay again in the Backerkit for what we already pledged for? Or is the Backerkit a way to finalize our choice of package? In other words, if we pledged $75 for a perfect package, does that mean we already paid for it?

    31. Creator Julio Terra on March 20, 2014

      Looking forward to getting the backerkit, and the PowerUp!

    32. Creator Derek Gwinn on March 20, 2014

      Looking forward to finally getting it. My wife thought I was crazy contributing to something I wouldn't see until May - particularly with no promise at the time of an Android app.

    33. Creator Shai Goitein on March 20, 2014

      @ Dave Aughenbaugh
      Q - What if I don't remember what I ordered? Will the link you’re sending contain that info?
      A - Backerkit e-mail that you will receive tommorrow will link to the reward you chose automatically, this is where you fill in the shipping address.

      @Guido Villa about 3 hours ago Report spam
      Q - Can buy the hardware now and then just update the app later?
      A - Yes, the App will have future updates plus over-the-air wireless firmware updates.

      @Shawn Ryan
      Q - How do we access the backer store to purchase additional kits?
      A - You will receive an email tomorrow with a link.

      @Jason Decena
      Q - Exactly how can we upgrade?
      A - You can’t upgrade a reward but you can add additional items that we are offering in the backer kit. If you pledged more funds than the reward you chose, you can just add items without extra cost according to you're remaining credit, this is all self explanatory in the Backerkit.

      @Harel Avikasis
      Q - This is the way to use the “extra” money I put to receive 2 barebones powerUp?
      A - yes this is place, you also have an option add items that were not offered in the campaign like additional accessories and spare parts.

    34. Creator Juan Sancho Wilberg on March 20, 2014

      I thought I bought, ?? not pledged,, what do I get for a pledge?. looks like i got it,, an" e mail how cool it is," and wanting more money,---- has anyone gotten anything ?? but E mails?.. Looks real at first said I would receive it for Christmas,,,, which one?..

    35. Creator Juan Sancho Wilberg on March 20, 2014

      Dang-- everytime its seems like" Hey everyone I want more money!"-- hurry Up and wait !! spend more ! --get nothing!! ( but another e mail of a projected date for another e mail!!-Love it,, you got all the money your gonna get from me,, till I see what I paid for,, NOT HAPPY!

    36. Creator Jeremie Lariviere on March 20, 2014

      Looking forward to it!

    37. Creator Harel Avikasis on March 20, 2014

      This is the way to use the "extra" money I put to receive 2 barebones powerUp?

    38. Creator Mike Passalacqua on March 20, 2014

      The store is gonna be awesome! What time do you open your doors tomorrow?

    39. Creator M. Bouziane on March 20, 2014

      Hi from Montreal, Canada,
      Hopefully it will arrive just in time with the mild weather. Can't wait to play with it outdoor! ;)

    40. Creator ankh on March 20, 2014

      Just get the betas out already. I want to PLAY! Oh, and I appreciate the ability to add on more goodness. Thanks!

    41. Creator Ayman AlAnsari on March 20, 2014

      Awesome! So, I signed up for a Barebone, how much more do I need to add to get a Basic package along with it?

    42. Creator Jason Decena on March 20, 2014

      Exactly how can we upgrade? Can't wait to try dogfight and multi-engine mode! Gotta upgrade to PERFECT first, though...

    43. Creator Shawn Ryan on March 20, 2014

      How do we access the backer store to purchase additional kits?

    44. Creator Anthony Sette on March 20, 2014

      I can't wait

    45. Creator Andrew Curtin on March 20, 2014

      how does one aim a bluetooth rocket?

    46. Creator Guido Villa on March 20, 2014

      @Creators: when you say that dogfight and multi-engine mode will be available later does it mean that we can buy the hardware now and then just update the app later?

    47. Creator Dave Aughenbaugh on March 20, 2014

      What if I don't remember what I ordered? Will the link you're sending contain that info? #cantwait

    48. Creator Thomas McHugh on March 20, 2014

      Woohoo! Cannot wait to start playing with this, still one of the coolest Kickstarter projects ever. And darn you for tempting me further with the upgrade options from the Backerkit shop! Might have to need something...