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Paper airplane drone goes on sale

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A new product will turn your paper airplane into a remote control drone.

The PowerUp 3.0 connects to any paper airplane and is controlled via a smartphone using BlueTooth.

After downloading an app, attaching the device and throwing the plane into the air, the user will use a throttle to power the plane and then tilt the plane to the left or right to steer it.

The company behind the product says the plane will stay airborne for more than 10 minutes. When the battery goes dead it can be recharged using a micro USB cable.

And, as for the inevitable, the device is designed to be crash proof. Just in case, the device comes with a spare propeller and rudder.

The key, according to the manufacturer, is to properly construct a paper airplane before attaching the gadget. Design plans for the perfect plane are on the company's website.

As for the cost, how does $49.99 sound?  The first units will start shipping in August 2014.

Shai Goitien used the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to finance his plane. He met his $50,000 goal in 8 hours.

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