PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 25, 2014.
Android and More!
Production and Shipping Update
This will most likely be my last production-related update for you all, as I’m happy to announce that we are manufacturing the PowerUp modules faster than anticipated. With over 50 people working on assembly, we are now producing over 1,000 modules per day! And as you may have seen on our Facebook page, the first bulk shipment has arrived at our fulfillment center in Hong Kong. Exactly 7,705 orders are shipping out this week, and all shipments should be on their way in the next 3 weeks! Thank you for your continued patience and support.
You can expect an email with your personal tracking number in the next few weeks to see where your package is on its journey to your doorstep!
Stretch Goal Update
As a refresher, our stretch goals during funding were, respectively: developing the Android app, multi-engine mode, and dogfight mode. The latter two are still in development and will be added through future firmware updates, but we are thrilled to announce that the Android app is officially in the Google Play store and ready for use! Android users, please keep in mind that this is a brand new technology, and testing has been minimal to this point, so in many ways you are helping us Beta test this app. Any feedback you may have regarding the Android app’s functionality can be submitted to our support – and would be greatly appreciated!
Before you get your module…
I encourage all of you to do a couple of things while you wait for your reward:
Learn: Check out the PowerUp 3.0 User Guide, this will be very helpful prior to liftoff, it includes all the stuff you need to know to get the most out of your PowerUp 3.0!
Practice: Origami 101, master your folding skills with the recommended airplane designs.
When you get your module…
Now that you are ready for take off, for the best flying experience, choose a none windy day and look for a great flying location, I recomend a large grassy park. Follow the step by step airplane preflight and flight procedures as explained in the user guide.
Share: Once you get the hang of it, head to our Facebook page and share your experience! A video, a picture, even a quick review would go a long way in sharing your love and appreciation with the PowerUp community. There is also a sharing function within the PoweUp App where you can load your PowerUp experience directly to social media!
I’m so excited to finally get the PowerUp 3.0 into your hands and into international skies. Can’t wait to hear what you all think!