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Star Wars Fan Converts Drone Into a TIE Interceptor

Drone360By Carl EngelkingMarch 6, 2015 10:50 PM

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Star Wars fans, step away from your computer, lest your drool drips onto the keyboard. The man who converted a drone into a Millennium Falcon is back at it again. This time, he’s built a stunningly accurate recreation of a TIE Interceptor — the fighters flown by the Galactic Empire during the Battle of Endor, of course. Granted, this miniature TIE Interceptor isn’t armed with four laser cannons, but it sure looks fun to fly. The genius behind these Star Wars-themed drones goes by the name Olivier C, and he has quite a following on RCGroups.com. The TIE Interceptor “skin” is actually carefully cut foam insulate that’s both light and easy to work with. In this video, the TIE Interceptor shell is fit over a custom-built quadcopter he calls the Prophecy 335 (there are 335 millimeters between motors, and it’s called ‘Prophecy’ simply because Olivier said so). For the TIE Interceptor setup, Oliver removed the drone’s GPS unit, GoPro camera and transmitter for maximum aesthetic appeal — no first-person flying with this setup. Fortunately for all of us, Olivier shared a highly detailed, step-by-step guide for the Millennium Falcon mod, but we have yet to see similar instructions for the TIE Interceptor. We’ll keep you posted. By the way, here's that Millennium Falcon in flight:

In the meantime, check out Olivier’s plans, purchase your supplies and get to building.

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