Someone Created A Star Wars Probe Droid
Rebels, take cover! If you don’t want to get caught by the Empire, then you need to keep [...]
Rebels, take cover! If you don't want to get caught by the Empire, then you need to keep yourself out of this probe droid's line of sight. One tech-friendly Star Wars fan has managed to build their very own spy drone, but no one knows whether they'll use it for good or not.
In a recent video, Youtuber user @ajw61185 shared a video of themselves piloting a hand-made probe drone from the Star Wars films. The hi-tech piece of equipment looks remarkably similar to its on-screen counterparts, so let's just hope the drone is not packing any phasers on its body.
"This is a build I've had on the back burner for a while, but wanted to finish in time for Halloween," the Youtuber wrote. "It's based on the same quad I used for the Falcon 9 build (the Blade Inductrix) and is built entirely from 3mm depron foam. The whole body weighs about 50g, and the drone flies reasonably well indoors. Landing is a bit of a challenge, but I made break away mounts for the legs, in case I miss a hand catch."
If you were hoping the creator would sell kits so you could make your own droids, then you are out of luck. The Youtuber has no intentions to sell anything of the sort, but they are more than willing to help other Imperial spies create their own droids.
Clearly, the probe droid comes just in time to celebrate the impending arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The standalone film will take fans back into the original Skywalker trilogy as audiences follow a group of Rebels who steal plans to the Empire's Deathstar. Surely, the gang won't be able to make it too far without running into one of these pesky drones during their adventures.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16, 2016. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it's the first of the new standalone features from Lucasfilm and Disney, which take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of films noted by an Episode number. Rogue One tells the story of the small band of rebels that were tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star. The story spins directly off the opening crawl from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In that crawl, it read: "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet."