Millennium Falcon Drone is Awesome!

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  1. dgstorm

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    Even if you aren't a Star Wars fan, it's hard to think of this Drone as anything but awesome. As you can see in the video above, a creative engineer has modified his quad-copter drone to become a flying replica of the Millennium Falcon!

    The drone looks a little front heavy, but that doesn't seem to diminish its flight ability. We suspect it will still do the Kessel run in 12 Parsecs! This is definitely the coolest off topic news we've seen in a while! What do you guys think?
     
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    Hurray for 3D printers and nerds!
     
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    That's one Gnarly Mod!! So nice. Wish I had a 3D printer to play with like that. :D
     
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    I know drones have a certain amount of calibrating that can be done when they veer to one side or the other, or don't fly exactly parallel to the ground, but I'm thoroughly impressed that they were able to get the balance set on this thing.

    So awesome. And, once again, I miss the little $50 drone I lost in the snow...Haha
     
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    Yeah, the balance seems pretty good, maybe a little pitched forward due to the elongated frame of the Falcon projecting out beyond the front and pushing the center of gravity forward, but overall pretty good. Balance can obviously be addressed with weights but once you start adding weights you risk making it too heavy to get sufficient lift to fly. I wonder exactly what the frame of that is made of. I would expect closed-cell rigid foam, but it looks smoother and more solid.
     
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