This Could be the Largest Flying X-Wing Model Yet

By Andrew Liszewski on at

At five feet (1.5m) in length, Rodger Cleye's X-wing could be the largest flying Star Wars model to date. Except that since it's built with a framework of PVC piping to keep it light, it's the last thing the Rebels will ever want to take into battle.

Despite its size, this X-wing model weighs just 19 pounds (8.6 kg) thanks to its lightweight framework. And it's kept aloft by a trio of twelve-inch rotor blades powered by 1200W electric motors. It's not exactly manoeuvrable, and it could never carry an astromech droid—let alone a pilot. Even given all that, I still like its odds against the original Death Star. [Hack a Day via Technabob]