When you combine two good things, the resulting creation is often more amazing than the sum of its parts. Take pickles, for example. Cucumbers are pretty great on their own, and vinegar isn’t bad either — but when you put the two of them together and let ’em marinate for a while, they create one of the most beloved food items on Earth.
Same goes for quadcopter drones and Star Wars. Separately they’re badass, but together their awesomeness level is off the charts — just take a look at this unbelievably rad Millennium Falcon drone built by YouTuber Oliver C.
As you’d expect, the entire thing is custom made. The base drone is a “Prophecy 335” — a quadcopter of Oliver C’s own design, built from the ground up using off-the-shelf parts. To give it the iconic Millennium Falcon look, he made a custom “skin” out of lightweight foam that fits snugly onto the drone’s chassis. It even has working LED thruster lights!
Unfortunately you can’t buy one of these badboys (yet!), as Oliver C hasn’t mass produced them, but you can build one yourself if you feel inclined. Oliver C has posted DIY instructions for both the drone and the Millennium Falcon skin online.
And this is just the beginning. Oliver’s next project — a Tie Fighter drone — is already in the works.
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