Let’s try a basic PowerUp

I get lots of requests to make electric powered paper planes and I guess this is because people have seen PowerUp videos and want to make one without buying to original article. The basic version is relatively cheap on eBay so I thought I would buy one at try it myself.
Of course I have no idea if the item I purchased was a genuine product.
The flying conditions were far from ideal and I was disappointed with the performance. I could attach the power unit to another plane but for test purposes I wanted to use the items provided in the box.
I have since found the performance is much better if you make sure your batteries are in peak condition, absolutely fresh out of the box. It really needs to be fully charged to get the initial burst of power that gets the climbing start to the flight rather than just a powered descent.
I have grouped this series into it's own playlist so you can find the previous episodes easily

Here is a video of one doing much better

This was the eBay listing I used

Here is the genuine PowerUp site

For those interested in an alternative I like this video of the HM830 by Michael Steele
Trying out the RC Paper Airplane - HM830

Filmed using
FujiFilm FinePix S4800 & XP70

Edited using
Serif MoviePlus Starter Edition

I will add this new video to my Aircraft playlist

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Generally my projects are for my grandchildren to enjoy. OK, I enjoy them too. If anybody else likes them, that is a bonus. I like to keep my work as simple and basic as possible so that it can be copied easily and improved by anybody who wants to try themselves. I recycle or repurpose items rather than buy new and when I do buy I like to keep it cheap.


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