Man helps the Force awaken by turning TIE fighter toy into a working drone

Toymaker decides a lonely Imperial starfighter deserves a little real-life airtime

As if our excitements levels weren't already peaking, one man goes and sends our hype nuclear with a working TIE fighter. Okay, technically it can't fire green lasers or chase down Rebel scum but this re-purposed drone can still take to the skies and look all kinds of awesome.

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The homemade design, which was uploaded to Imgur by clandestine user woodpiece, uses parts recreated using a 3D printer, the motor and wiring from an unknown make of quad-copter and an actual First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter from Hasbro. You know, the rad looking new black and red design that features in The Force Awakens. He's even put together a tutorial to show how me put it all together.

This isn't the first time we've seen a flying Imperial dogfighter either - back in March, drone enthusiast and craftsman extraordinaire Oliver C unveiled a bespoke TIE interceptor (pictured above) built using the engine from his self-built 'Prophecy 335' quad-copter. He even built a Millennium Falcon, months before Air Hogs unveiled its official version.

Via: Engadget

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Dom Reseigh-Lincoln has been writing for T3 for over half a decade now, covering everything from mobile phones and laptops right through to video games and gaming peripherals. Purveyor of an excellent beard, as well as some perpetually cheeky offspring, Dom likes to wind down in his spare time by listening to heavy metal.