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Watch a DIY Millennium Falcon drone take to the skies

Watch a DIY Millennium Falcon drone take to the skies

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It can do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, and its quadlasers are strong enough to send Darth Vader's TIE-Advanced spiraling off into space, but the Millennium Falcon seems to have some trouble with a snowy French field. At least YouTuber Olivier C's Millennium Falcon drone does, as it unceremoniously ditches into a snowdrift in his demonstration video. Olivier built a Millennium Falcon casing for his drone, turning the quadcopter UAV into a tiny, noisy version of Han Solo's heavily modified YT-1300 freighter.

In another video showing the drone's first flight, Olivier notes that the Falcon's oversized, asymmetrical frame makes controlling the craft a little more difficult than normal and the battery drain faster, but who cares when it's got bright LED lights shining to represent the ship's engines and forward-facing lamps. Like co-pilot Chewbacca, Olivier seems to be an expert mechanic — he built both the Falcon frame and the drone itself. Interested parties with hydrospanners to hand can find his blueprints for the polystyrene frame and the drone itself online, and have everything they need to smuggle spice, investigate the belly of a space slug, or hide from a tiny Boba Fett.