A maker just created a home built Millennium Falcon drone that has taken off in social media. The drone is built around a carbon fiber quadcopter frame with foam parts and it is most definitely not a “piece of junk.” Not only does this drone look great, it appears to have it where it counts, with some special modifications made by this innovative creator.
The genius of the maker movement is on full display in the detailed photo rich post by the drone’s builder. In it he walks through his build steps and test flights, and he reveals how he used expanded polystyrene insulation in 20mm and 30mm thicknesses as his primary build material.
This is so fantastic that someone at the FAA will probably want to make it illegal. After all, they have already at least considered regulating toys, and a homebuilt platform is not something that could pass the certification requirements for aircraft. The innovation on display here will die if the FAA goes too far in regulating in this area, so here’s to hoping that sensible minds prevail.
But back to the fun, check out the photos below and the great full post here.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com