RC Model “Podracers” Take Center Stage

RC Model “Podracers” Take Center Stage

OK, I know what you’re thinking: what on earth is that?! But trust me, these indoor fliers are incredibly cool little machines. Flown at the recent Modell-Hobby-Spiel Fair in Leipzig, Germany, these Star Wars podracers appear to have a t-shaped carbon-fiber frame that holds the battery and electronics. Two foam shrouds each house a forward-facing prop. A tail rotor, which also serves as a cockpit for a Star Wars character, provides downthrust along with two other downward facing props. And somehow they are all mixed together to provide thrust and control — ingenious! LED lights add to the fun when the aircraft “race” in the dark. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any other information on these little guys, but I hope you’ll enjoy the video (filmed by RC Media World). If you have more info on them, please share in the comments.

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  1. Wowwwewee. Very cool Plans please

    1. I know! I hope the guys who built them see this post and respond. 🙂

      1. I would love to build one of these podracer

  2. Wow. Amazing. Imagine the trial and error (or is it trial and terror?!) to get these things to fly properly.

  3. WOW!!! Way cool

  4. In the words of Will Smith: “I gotta get me one of these!”

  5. super cool i hope they show up as kits soon

  6. how is the diagram and what type of board is used?can you give me diagrams photo?
    I am from Malaysia and very excited with this podracer

  7. how is the diagram and what type of board is used?can you give me diagrams photo?
    I am from Malaysia and very excited with this podracer.
    I hope you will reply through my email….thanks..

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