A Radio-Controlled X-Wing From ‘Star Wars’ Made Out of PVC Pipe

Designer Rodger Cleye made a five-foot-long radio-controlled X-wing starfighter from Star Wars out of what is mostly PVC pipe and decorative tape. The model uses three 850W motors attached to 12″ propellers to achieve flight.

Three motors with 12″ props pull 850W each to hover this monster tri-copter. A large servo direct-drives the tail motor gimble… that is actually the nose of the craft. 1/2 inch PVC pipe, screws, and decorative tape complete the mix (it could weigh less, but this is a FAST prototype technique). Three 5S 4.5Ah lipo batteries in parallel drain in about 5 minutes at these power levels. The entire craft is flown backwards from a standard tri-copter.

via Hackaday

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