Drone-enium Falcon

If you own a quadcopter chances are you own more than one. It’s kind of an addictive thing in that way. So dig out that dinged up model and build something awesome around it. We’d suggest making it look exactly like a Millenium Falcon. Okay, to be fair this is built around a custom quadcopter originally designed to carry a camera and GPS but removed for this project. We’re not sure if stock models have enough extra umph to lift a fancy fuselage like this (maybe you’ll weigh in on that in the comments?).

As with any great build this started with a scale drawing. The drawing was printed for use as a cutting template for the expanded polystyrene. Part of what makes it look so fantastic is that the fuselage isn’t 2-dimensional. There is depth in the places that matter and that’s all because of near-mythical foam cutting/shaping skills on [Olivier’s] part.

Final touches are LEDs on front and to simulate the curved engine on the tail. You can almost see this thing picking up a handless [Luke] below Bespin’s floating city. This Falcon flies like… a quadcopter (what did you expect? The Kessel Run in 12 parsecs?), which you can see in the videos after the break. The second clip shows how easy it is to remove the foam body from the quad frame, yet another nice touch!

Of course if Star Wars isn’t your thing you can give trolling the skies as a flying body a shot.

[via Reddit]

23 thoughts on “Drone-enium Falcon

        1. @zakqwy
          That’s transparent retconning of a clear-cut mistake and everyone with two brain cells to rub together knows it. It’s a lame explanation, and the line absolutely deserves continued mockery.

          1. Actually, IIRC the original script had Obi Wan raise an eyebrow or something after Han said that line. Basically, he was talking out of his ass and Obi Wan knew it. So not an error by the writers, but an error by the character

  1. 2015 02 02 fpv |   | |   | |   |   |   |   |   | | 2015 02 02 fpv | | | | View on youtu.be | Preview by Yahoo | | | |   |

      Eachines H108C quadcopter ($40 on Banggood.com) with stock HD camera and micro-sd recorder removed and tx5813 video transmitter ($8) and 120deg fov cmos camera ($30) installed, along with extra 150mAh battery ($4).  Flown using Quanum DIY FPV goggles ($40) and recorded with cheap chinese inline dvr ($30). 

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