FPV Star Wars Imperial Speed Racer? Yep.

BY Alan Perlman
14 March 2015

I got into FPV (First Person Video) multi-rotor racing a few months ago. The fast, low level flying instantly reminded me of the Endor chase scene from Return of the Jedi. This project was an obvious choice to combine my interest and experience in RC (remote control) flight with my love of Star Wars stuff. I like always having some strange project on the work bench and this one was next in line, an attempt to build a version of the Imperial Speeder Bikes from the movie that I could “get into” and fly around myself.

Adam Woodworth, a lifetime RV enthusiast and hardware engineer at Google, gutted a 1999 Hasbro Power of the Force (POTF) Speederbike and attached it to a quadcopter, creating an FPV Imperial Racer that’s sweeping the Internet superhighway with the same gusto that we saw with the Millennium Falcon drone a few months ago.

You can read about Adam’s full build process here.

Alan Perlman

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Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

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