Turn Your Drone into a 3D Printed Version of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars

Share this Article

dr1

When it comes to 3D modeling and printing, there are few individuals who possess the skill level that MyMiniFactory’s Lead Designer Kirby Downey has. He’s created some of the most awe-inspiring 3D printable objects we have covered since our launch back in January 2014. At the same time, there are few categories which garner the excitement within the internet community as much as cool Star Wars creations, as well as drones, and when you put Downey’s creative genius and modeling skills together with both Star Wars and drone themes, fireworks are bound to go off.dr2

That’s just what happened this week when Downey and MyMiniFactory unveiled the 3D Printed Millennium Falcon Drone Shell for anyone to download free of charge. For those unfamiliar with the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars series, it was originally known as the YT-1300, and has a history which stretches back prior to Clone Wars. The ship’s most famous navigators were Han Solo and his Wookie copilot, Chewbacca, making the Millennium Falcon one of the most popular ships in the entire series.

If you are a drone enthusiast and an avid Star Wars fan, then you likely had the desire, at least once, to fly your very own Millennium Falcon drone. With that said, as far as we can tell there is no such drone available for purchase. No worries though, as you can now print the shell of the drone yourself, and attach it to the popular HUBSAN X4 H107 Quadcopter quite easily.

The shell, when printed, is only 0.5mm thick, making it incredibly light, barely affecting the flight control whatsoever, while also providing a bit of flexibility so that when you do crash it into a table, ceiling fan, or best friend, it won’t crack or shatter to pieces. The total print time will be approximately 45-60 minutes (printed at 0.2mm layer heights) according to Downey, and once printed it is immediately ready to be attached to your drone.

To do this, simply remove the propellors from your HUBSAN X4 H107 Quadcopter, and slide the shrouds, which are built into the design, over the four motors, before putting the propellers back on. Your Millennium Falcon is now ready to take your neighborhood by storm!

dr3

If you have access to a 3D printer, this shows that anything is possible. This is just one drone shell that can be created, out of an infinite number of possibilities. If you decide to design your own 3D model for a new drone, just remember that the lighter it is the better, and that weight distribution of any shell should be fairly even all around, as you likely do not want to affect the drone’s aerodynamics and stability.

Let us know if you have printed this design out. Discuss in the 3D Printed Millennium Falcon Drone forum thread on 3DPB.com, and don’t forget to check out the video below of Downey flying his Star Wars creation, and explaining the assembly process in a bit more detail.

Facebook Comments

Share this Article


Related Articles

Maker and Veteran Tim O’Sullivan Completes Third Life-Size 3D Printed Movie Character Suit

3D Printing in Africa: 3D Printing in Ghana



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Make the Perfect 3D Printed Accessory for Your New Year’s Eve Party

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now – I’m a sucker for a good New Year’s Eve party. I’ve been to fancy themed parties, parties where everyone...

Making the Holiday Season Merry and Bright with 3D Printing

While the official first day of winter isn’t actually until next Friday, December 21st, it’s certainly felt like winter here in southwest Ohio recently. For me, this means drinking hot...

How Cost Effective are 3D Printed Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients?

Millions of people are affected by arthritis, a chronic condition consisting of physical disability and joint pain that can negatively affect the patient’s life. But not only is the condition...

3D Printing News Briefs: September 18, 2018

We’re starting with a bit of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then a story about metal 3D printing, and then moving along with examples of some of...


Training


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Print Services

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!