Jan 29, 2019
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Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

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Adam Woodworth transformed an old Imperial Speeder Bike toy from Return of the Jedi into a fully operational, flying quadcopter complete with a POV camera for FPV racing. You can see the finished product in action in the embedded video below.

 

 

In an extensive post on Make Magazine, Woodworth says he used a 12″ speeder bike toy from the Hasbro Power Of The Force series. To make the speeder take flight Woodworth used four 7″ rotors, driven by 880kv 28mm motors and 3 bladed propellers, running on a 14.4v 2200mAh Lipo.

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Woodworth says remote control is provided by a 3DRobotics PixHawk. The rider is made from pipe cleaners and old Nerf darts and the helmet can be swapped for an FPV camera that is mounted to a styrofoam ball. This allows Woodworth to race the speeder wearing video goggles!

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

 

For a more in-depth explanation along with additional photos check out the complete post on MakeZine.com!

 

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

 

 

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