Ditch drones and get a remote controlled paper airplane instead

The Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane lets you soar in beginner or advanced modes via Bluetooth connection

Published November 13, 2018 10:59PM (EST)

Drones are some of the hottest gadgets around this holiday season, but tinkering with complex assembly for an airborne adventure isn’t for everyone. If you want the excitement of a drone with a softer, retro vibe, PowerUp’s Paper Airplanes make great gifts for kids (or for your inner child).

PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

This kit turns any standard paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled aviation wonder. Just craft a basic plane, attach the module to the plane’s nose, and take off for up to 60 yards of controlled flight with the accompanying smartphone app. A Bluetooth connection keeps your eyes on the sky, and the battery recharges with any standard micro-USB cable. The plane’s easy to control with FlightAssist technology, and beginner and advanced modes keep you on your toes.

MSRP: $49.95

Sale Price: $42.99 (13% off)

PowerUp X FPV Video Paper Airplane Kit

If you want to take your paper plane game to the next level, this video kit transforms your airplane into a live video-streaming aircraft with a wide-angle camera that beams a first-person view of your trip straight to your smartphone. This plane zooms through the air at up to 20 mph, so you can create exciting live videos at speeds that a standard paper plane could never reach. Self-stabilization features and auto-takeoff make this a perfect choice for kids or adults who want to record videos at new heights.

MSRP: $139.99

Sale Price: $99.95 (28% off)

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