Powerup and French drone-maker firm Parrot collaborated together to create a revolutionary new gadget that easily converts something as insignificant like a paper airplane into a virtual-reality, electronically controlled device.
The developers attached remote controlled engines and a camera to the paper plane in order to transform it into a powerful drone, explained PowerUp.
To offer the first-person view, the camera installed in the drone streams the video footage straight to a smartphone. The phone can be used as a head-mounted display just like the Google Cardboard.
It is also possible to pilot the drone through smartphone controls. The drone offer’s a maximum range of 300feet with Wi-Fi enabled and can fly up to 20mph. The drone has been named Powerup FPV.
Its batteries can make it fly for about 10mins continuously and the video footages taken while being airborne are saved onto a MicroSD card.
This drone will be launched on KickStarter in November this year and the initial price for its standard kit will be set at $200.
Powerup 3.0 drones came into news previously this year when Peter Sachs, an attorney and drone law activist, was granted permission to fly a paper airplane for commercial purposes by the FAA.
From the outlook, Sachs’ petition seemed absurd because of the limited range of such a drone and usage of a small homemade camera for performing aerial photography. However, the FAA believed that this drone could be used for business.