This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Offers a Pilot's View

The inner child in everyone will appreciate the playtime miracles that technology has made possible: a smartphone-controlled paper airplane that offers a first-person livestream from its paper cockpit is hitting the toy market just in time for Christmas.

PowerUp Toys' first iteration of the smartphone-controlled paper airplane was a small motor and rudder kit that could be attached to any paper plane to turn it into a steerable remote control toy. Since then, the start-up toy company has been releasing updated models of the PowerUp, making it more powerful and easier to control.

The latest version is the PowerUp FPV (which stands for First-Person View). This smartphone-controlled paper airplane comes equipped with a live-streaming camera, so that kids (and the young at heart) can experience what it would be like to pilot their own paper plane.