Mar 19, 2015

Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (9)

 

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.

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (2)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (6)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (1)

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!

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (5)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (3)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (4)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

 

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

 

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (7)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

imperial speeder bike quadcopter drone by adam woodworth (8)

Photograph by Adam Woodworth

 

 

 

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