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$149 drone plane runs Linux and streams 30fps video

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PowerUp Toys has launched a smartphone controlled airplane drone with an open Linux SDK on Kickstarter, letting you stream video to a Google Cardboard HMD.

Most of the drones on display at CES cost many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. But the biggest benefit of drones — putting a camera in the sky — can be enabled for less as long as you’re willing to make some tradeoffs on range, autonomy, camera quality, and other extras. PowerUp Toys, which has spun our childhood love of paper airplanes into a tidy flying toy business, has done just that with PowerUp FPV.

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