PowerUp Toys has announced the first public flight of the PowerUp FPV, the world’s first paper-airplane drone with a live-streaming camera, during the Drone Rodeo at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
Putting flyers into the cockpit of their own creation, Powerup FPV, which was launched on Kickstarter, streams video of the flight straight to the user’s smartphone and allows the user to control the experience with a virtual reality headset, such as Google Cardboard.
The PowerUp FPV was developed in partnership with Parrot. Generating its own Wi-Fi signal and controls, the drone has a fully rotating, wide-view camera.
“We’re truly pushing the envelope of what people remember of their favorite childhood paper airplanes,” says Shai Goitein, CEO of PowerUp Toys. “When we were younger, we were inspired to create, to experiment and to play. Now, we’re bringing today’s technology to where it all began – paper airplanes – to create something truly remarkable. We’re giving imagination real wings and letting people experience flight in a way they only dreamed about.”