This video is from Allan Carver, maker of awesome things. Here he has created a homemade, driveable, electric Tie Fighter. If you’re a Star Wars fan then no doubt you’ll be wanting to get one of these for yourself. Not sure how this would fare going down the motorway (Spoiler: Not very well). This is however still cool to see and imagine the look on peoples faces as you’re cruising through the streets.
Two kinds of foam were used. L200 for the body and rigid 2″ thick insulation foam for the wings.
The motor controller was a Sabertooth dual-motor driver and worked perfectly with the RC controller. FYI, use the aileron and elevator pins.
I used a 70s Kenner toy for the wings and control pod scale, but I adjusted the width so it will fit through a set of double doors. For the back of the tie fighter, I used the toy shown in this video. It was much cleaner than the original Kenner tie fighter.
After measuring tie fighter and pilot height from the movies, it’s roughly one third the scale of a real tie fighter as depicted in the movies.
Roughly one third of the size, well, I think his next challenge should be making a 1:1 scale replica of the Death Star.