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March 20, 2017 5:34 AM
A Paper Airplane Drone That's Nearly Indestructible
Posted by Staff
Bloomberg:

The basic dart. The Arrow. The High Glider. And now the PowerUp FPV, a $200 drone, enters the pantheon of paper airplanes. This one comes with eight high-quality pieces of black, German-made origami paper, a twin prop that slides over the creases, and a camera mounted module over the top that sends a live video feed to your phone, and records it on a micro SD Card. 

The plane can be launched via a “throw to fly” mode, where you launch it like a standard paper airplane. That forward motion kicks the motors on—or, well, it should, I could never get this to work right, but my son had no problem. A more consistent takeoff maneuver is to throttle up the propellers first, give it a gentle toss, and away it goes.

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