Adam Woodworth, a fan of both remote control flight and ‘Star Wars,’ turned a quadcopter into an Imperial Speeder bike that pretty much recreates the scene in ‘Return of the Jedi’ where Luke and Leia dodge stormtroopers on Endor.
When Woodworth first started to get interested in FPV multi-rotor racing, he recalled this 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 workbench 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.”
Woodworth used toys Hasbro re-released in the 90’s when ‘Star Wars the Special Edition’ was in theaters to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘A New Hope.’ He configured a small aircraft complete with a FPV (first person video) camera in the stormtrooper’s helmet.
Check out some of the video footage.