PowerUp: A Pilot’s “Why Not?” Flight of Imagination

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PowerUp creator Shai Goitein has never forgotten the fun of making paper airplanes. And now, he's added twenty-first century technology, to make them innovative, as well. Shai, who is the owner and CEO of PowerUp Toys, has created the world's first smartphone-controlled paper airplane! A pilot himself, Shai has come out with a line of remote-controlled plane kits, including the "PowerUp 3.0", which can be flown in snow. But he didn't stop there. His newest model, the FPV, is a paper-airplane drone with the ability to live-stream what it "sees". Shai's PowerUp FPV paper airplane drone won a 2017 Innovation Award during CES®' fiftieth-anniversary show, which happened in January in Las Vegas. At CES® 2017's Eureka Park™ Marketplace, Shai talked about designing his paper-airplane drones, his experiences at CES and what fellow makers can take away from his experiences. On this edition of Over Coffee®, you'll hear: How the PowerUp paper airplane works; How Shai first came up with the concept for his paper-airplane drones; The different types of aircraft he's created, for his line of remote-controlled paper airplanes; His experience at 2017 CES®; A resource that worked well for Shai, in his creative entrepreneurial journey; His advice to fellow makers, on creating a successful new product.

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