Hot Off Topic Tech of the Day: Back to the Future DeLorean Flying Drone

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's an awesome fantasy/life hack to brighten your Wednesday morning! YouTuber Native118 possessed the ingenuity, time and resources to build his own Back to the Future DeLorean! While his version doesn't actually travel through time, nor is it a full sized model, it does actually fly!

    As you can see in the video, Native118's flying Back to the Future Delorean is actually based on a customized drone concept. To be clear, this video is actually from 2011, but perhaps it's time for it to shine in the spotlight again. Going back in time to share something that was so ahead of its time seems both relevant and apropos to the theme of the drone.

    The video shares many of the details of his design, and walks us through much if the process and the specs, including its wood and Styrofoam frame, and a 2250mAh battery powering the drone. The device uses a MultiWii TURNIGY 2204-14G 19G Outrunner flight controller, and the speed controller is a HobbyKing 12A BlueSeries unit. Share your thoughts!
     
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    This is pretty sweet. The blue LEDs in the wheels are the cherry on top.
     
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    now to make this full size and able to carry humans...
     
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    This would be simple to do now, but this was 2011~! Didn't even have Gyros that stable back then. I would love to see one made with today's technology. It would fly so smooth.

    The lights are the bomb, especially flying at night.
     
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