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PowerUp 4.0 NGSS

SKU #AIR-310
Backordered until 9/10/2024
*Backordered: 9/10/2024
Take control of the most advanced and user-friendly propeller on the market!


Take control of the most advanced and user-friendly propeller on the market. Enjoy up to 10 minutes of flight time. Control your flight through your smartphone. Fly any time. Real time telemetry. With its sophisticated onboard computer and auto-stabilizers, the 4.0 can fly in imperfect weather. Go beyond paper. Works well with a wide variety of planes. Even if your folds aren't perfect. Great for beginners and flight hobbyists who can't wait to fly.

Turn any paper plane into a powered, remote-controlled flying machine. Use the in-app controls to loop, barrel roll and hammerhead with ease. Or hit auto-loop and enjoy your own private airshow. POWERUP almost anything. Create and test new designs from paper, light balsa wood, or foam. Fly even when the weather isn't perfect. Pit your skills (and our onboard computer) against unpredictable elements. Durable carbon-fiber construction means you can enjoy peace of mind while flying. Nylon reinforced nose and motor mount designed to withstand unexpected impacts without breaking. Doesn't require a license to operate or registration with the FAA.

Tech Specs
  • Bluetooth enabled: range of 230 ft /70 meters
  • Smartphone controlled: download the POWERUP 4.0 app for iOS or Android
  • Weight: just 19 grams with a 2:1 thrust : weight ratio
  • Speed: up to 20mph (or 9m/sec)
  • Measurements: 8.6 in / 220 mm long
  • Flight time: up to 10 minutes of flight time
  • Battery: 150 lipo quick charge - easy to replace; comes with a 6 month warranty
  • Charging time: 25-30 minutes for a full charge
  • Product warranty: 12 months
  • The 4.0 can support paper planes, light balsa wood plane, or foam models (as long as they weigh under 20 grams)
  • Smart: the onboard flight computer, autopilot and gyro accelerometer prevent nosedives and reduce choppiness
  • Two high-speed motors: more thrust, extra maneuverability, and sharper turns
  • Flight analytics: see heading, thrust levels, and turn angles in real time and use data to improve
  • Data-powered flight improvements: get personalized in-app suggestions based on past performance

In the Box: POWERUP 4.0 twin motor bluetooth module, 4 paper plane templates, Micro USB charging cable, crossbar, spare propeller set, trim card, user guide.



This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Suggested Science Idea(s)


The PowerUp 4.0 is a motorized paper airplane with a crash-proof carbon fiber body, controlled by your smart phone.

This paper airplane conversion kit will teach students the basic principles of physics, the concepts of flight, and the fundamentals of electronics. When the electric engine spins the propeller, energy is released.

Students can use PowerUp 4.0 to investigate many problems regarding forces and interactions as well as fascinating trials to study flight, gravity, force and motion. With the PowerUp 4.0, students will observe Newton's Laws of Motion in action. It is designed for older learners in Middle and High School. The observable and measurable results of trials will allow students to collect and analyze data for a better understanding of forces.

The many different airplane designs give students opportunities to prioritize criteria for safety and reliability of the craft. By changing the design, students can test a variety of real world changes. Advanced students can develop computer simulations to evaluate criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problems. The remote Bluetooth control adds opportunity for reliability of flight, as the students develop confidence in their engineering and mastery of the control panel.


* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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