PowerUp FPV Kickstarter Hits Funding Goal in Four Hours

Campaign Brings Live Streaming Video to Paper Airplane Drones

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In just four hours, PowerUp Toys announces the successful funding of
its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign
, raising over $140,000 thus
far to create world’s first paper airplane drone with a live-streaming
camera – the PowerUp FPV. Partnered with Parrot to manufacture
the device, the new drone creates a first-person-viewing (FPV)
experience, letting people experience what it’s like to sit in the
cockpit of a paper airplane, directly on their smartphone, or using a
Google Cardboard headset.


PowerUp FPV Kickstarter link – https://goo.gl/7oQooV

PowerUp FPV Kickstarter Video – https://youtu.be/WyDXDYxXcbc

PowerUp FPV Flight Video – https://youtu.be/BjSc6W4YhxY

“We are working hard to make this a reality and are thrilled with the
response we’ve received from our backers,” said Shai Goitein, CEO of
PowerUp Toys. “Our backers have proven to us that the idea to put a live
video camera on a paper airplane is amazing. Moreover, people are
excited to fulfill a childhood dream of flying through the air, riding
on a paper airplane.”

PowerUp FPV was developed in-part with the industry leading minds at
Parrot®, implementing the world’s most incredible live-streaming
technologies to bring you the thrill and exhilaration of flight from
over 300ft away! Users can control their flight using their Google
Cardboard or other smartphone-powered head-mounted display (HMD), or use
the PowerUp App’s on-screen gamepad to control the drone.

Featuring a fully rotating wide-view camera, users are able to stream
their flight while looking forward from the cockpit, off the wings; or
even take the ultimate “selfie” with a rear-view shot as users launch
their planes. Connecting via WiFi, users can watch the video, or
wireless transfer it to their smartphones and upload it to YouTube,
Facebook, Twitter or favorite video sharing service from their mobile
network.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 300ft WiFi live streaming range
  • Capture live streaming video and still images during flight
  • Intuitively controlled with Google Cardboard Head Mounted Display. or
    in-app gamepad mode (optional)
  • Ultra wide-angle rotating camera to capture and stream forward-facing,
    rear-view and wing-view
  • Travels at speeds up to 20 mph
  • Auto-Pilot mode for easy flying
  • Up to 10min of continuous flight time

To support the Kickstarter and order your own PowerUp FPV, visit: https://goo.gl/7oQooV

About PowerUp Toys

PowerUp Toys lets consumers of all ages expand their sense of play and
experimentation by adding power to familiar paper airplanes. PowerUp
Toys brings homemade paper toys into the future by adding next
generation mobile controls, propulsion and tools to take imagination to
new heights. Experience the joy of making your ideas take flight in just
a few minutes! PowerUp Toys is based in Tel Aviv with representatives
and distribution centers around the world. www.poweruptoys.com

Contacts

ExceleratePR for PowerUp Toys
Chris Michaels, +1-650-395-9004 ext.
101
cmichaels@exceleratepr.com