powerupWe’ve all made paper planes as kids, and sometimes even as adults when there’s just nothing better to do. The fun part about making a paper plane is not only trying to make it look cool, but also trying to design it in such a way that it will fly straight and true, as opposed to spiraling down to obvious death. Well it looks like there’s a Kickstarter project that has been recently launched that will be taking paper planes to whole new heights, both figuratively and literally. The device is called PowerUp 3.0 and it is designed to give the classic paper plane an upgrade by attaching a propeller and a rudder to allow more air time, speed, and control.

Designed by Shai Goitein, the paper plane can be controlled via your smartphone through an accompanying app, which will pair with the PowerUp 3.0 via Bluetooth connectivity. By attaching PowerUp 3.0 to your paper plane, it should allow it to fly a good 60 yards, as well as control it by turning left or right. As it stands the Kickstarter project has managed to raise over $300,000 at this time of writing, well above and beyond its original goal of $50,000, and with over 50 days to go, we have to wonder how much more money it will be able to raise by then. If you’re looking to relive your childhood with the added bonus of some technological benefits, then this is a Kickstarter project worth checking out.

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