The Force is Strong With This TIE Fighter Drone

Not that long ago, a gentleman named Olivier C posted a video to YouTube of a Millennium Falcon that he created. A working, drone-powered Millennium Falcon. Well, be prepared to revisit a wretched hive of scum and villainy once again.

Enter Olivier’s TIE fighter.

Designed in AutoCAD and built over several days, Olivier meticulously crafted a drone that would Make George Lucas proud. His TIE fighter has working lights, and has had many successful test flights after some difficulty finding balance in early versions.

Check out the video to see the TIE fighter in all of it’s glory:

 

http://youtu.be/rFa0D1fq54k

Did you miss the Millennium Falcon video? Here is Olivier C's first outdoor test flight:

 

http://youtu.be/GRtXd1eiH-s

For more about Olivier C’s builds, visit this link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=50692

Here’s what went into the TIE fighter build:

Quadcopter : Prophecy 335 (custom frame, carbon and aluminium)
Motors : T-Motors 2208-18 1100kV
Speed controllers : T-Motors T30A
Propellers : HQprop 8×4.5SF
Battery: LiPo 4S-1800mAh
Flight controller : Naza v1
Radio system : Futaba 14SG, receiver FrSky TFR6
Ground camera : Gopro 4 Silver 1080p-50
Weight:
– Quadcopter + battery : 810 grams
– Tie Interceptor : 400 grams

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Russ Fairley
Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for About.com (Lifewire.com), RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group. Fairley is the creator and editor of ProductionWorld.net, a popular production news website.