PowerUp Unveils World’s Only First-Person View Paper Airplane Drone

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Company Partners with Parrot for PowerUp FPV; Kickstarter to Launch
Early November

TEL AVIV, Israel & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PowerUp
Toys
today unveiled the next generation of paper airplanes with the Powerup
FPV
– the only first-person
view paper airplane drone
. Putting flyers into the cockpit of their
own creation, Powerup FPV embeds a camera to transmit a live video
stream of the flight experience straight to the user’s smartphone with a
range up to 300 ft. To make video streaming a reality, the company has
partnered with Parrot,
makers of the AR.Drone
and Minidrones,
to leverage their expertise in WiFi streaming and drone controls.


“When my friend said I couldn’t control a paper airplane with a
smartphone, I sought to prove him wrong with our PowerUp 3.0,” said Shai
Goitein
, CEO of PowerUp Toys. “When he said I couldn’t put a
live-streaming camera on a paper airplane, I’ve again proved him wrong
with PowerUp FPV. Now we are taking paper airplanes to new heights, and
with the help of Parrot, are giving consumers the ability to see and
feel the excitement of flying.”

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/162XTuVoJpw

Launching on Kickstarter this November, PowerUp FPV gives users a truly
unique flight and viewing experience, all based on a paper airplane.
PowerUp FPV can live stream the flight straight to a user’s Google
Cardboard or other smartphone-powered head-mounted display (HMD). Users
can control their flight using their HMD, or use the PowerUp App’s
on-screen gamepad to control the drone. In addition, the fully rotating
wide-view camera lets users capture 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 and share them via WiFi
straight to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or favorite video sharing service.

Henri
Seydoux
, founder and CEO of Parrot said: “PowerUp has created
incredibly innovative products, bringing smartphone-controls to simple
paper airplanes. We are providing Shai’s team with our streaming and
software control technologies to help create the first ever paper
airplane with a camera and live streaming. I wish them a very successful
Kickstarter campaign.”

PowerUp FPV will be available for preorders this November on
Kickstarter, and will be available for general retail Summer 2016. The
product is currently priced at $199 USD, with both early-bird and
general discounts offered for Kickstarter backers. The project follows
the company’s wickedly successful campaign for the PowerUp
3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane
, which is still the most
funded campaign for “flight” projects.

KEY FEATURES:

  • WiFi live streaming with range of over 300 ft.
  • Capture live streaming video and still images during flight
  • Intuitively controlled with Head Mounted Display or in-app gamepad
    (optional)
  • Google cardboard compatibility for heads-up display
  • Ultra wide-angle rotating camera to capture and stream forward-facing,
    rear-view and wing-view
  • Ultimate selfie-capture mode during rear-view launching
  • Save flight videos straight to MicroSD card, with images and video
    transferred to your phone via WiFi
  • Travels at speeds up to 20 mph
  • Auto-Pilot mode for easy flying
  • Up to 10min of continuous flight time
  • Carbon-fiber and nylon reinforced frame for added durability

SPECS of FPV (SHAI TO PROVIDE DETAILS of what’s in the box)

  • Twin propeller module
  • Battery: 550mAh removable Lithium Polymer cell
  • MIMO Antenna supporting 2.5 and 5Ghz WiFi
  • Video stream and capture up to 30FPS
  • 3-axis compass sensor
  • 3-axis gyroscope sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Open-Source SDK

To find out more about PowerUp FPV and to follow the launch of the
Kickstarter, visit: http://www.Poweruptoys.com/FPV.

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.

About Parrot

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets
advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.
The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and
develop in three primary markets:

  • Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication
    and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.
  • Civil drones: With leisure quadricopters and solutions for
    professional use.
  • Connected objects: With a focus in audio and gardening.

Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 900 people
worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot has
been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO) For
more information, please visit www.parrot.com

Contacts

ExceleratePR for PowerUp Toys
Chris Michaels, +1 650-395-9004 x101
cmichaels@exceleratepr.com