Star Wars Drones Coming in 2016 from Propel

Propel is preparing to launch four Star Wars-themed drones this winter that you'll be able fly at speeds up to 40 MPH and engage in "real-world laser battles" with others.


Updated on December 9, 2016: Propel’s Star Wars drones can now be reserved on the company website for $239.99 each. And some retailers are guaranteeing delivery by Christmas.

If you were hoping for some more Star Wars-themed drones to hit the market, you’re in luck.

Propel RC Toys unveiled at London’s Star Wars Celebration four Star Wars-themed drones that you’ll be able fly at speeds up to 40 MPH and engage in “real-world laser battles” with others.

Propel is creating Star Wars-themed battlling quadcopters modeled after the Millennium Falcon, TIE Advanced X1, T-65 X-Wing and 74-Z Speeder Bike. Each model costs $239.99.

Each of those Star Wars drones is hand painted to model quality, and finished, numbered, certified and packed in a special collectable display box that plays music from the film the vehicle in question appeared in.

The Star Wars drones also include the following features:

  • Reverse propulsion blade system achieves speeds of up to 25MPH
  • Laser battle game with other Propel Star Wars battling multicopters
  • Push button 360 aerial stunts
  • 3 speed settings for beginner to advanced pilots

Here’s a look at each of the four Star Wars drones:

Millenium Falcon DroneMillenium Falcon

Star Wars DronesTIE Advanced X1

T-65 X-Wing StarfighterT-65 X-Wing Starfighter

74-Z Speeder Bike Drone

There’s about 10,000-15,000 units for each model, and Propel said there’s no additional manufacturing in the works. Yeah, I’ve heard that one before.

[Source] IGN

Correction: This article was updated July 15, 2016 with new speed and pricing information that was sent to Robotics Trends by Propel.




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Comments

slimtb · August 5, 2016 · 1:17 am

Really? No comments yet?
Can’t you just imagine seeing that falcon doing a 360 in flight? maybe while climbing, and then again as it rolls out and back to horizontal flight? All while being chased by a tie fighter actually trying to shoot it. I wish I could get 1 of each and just go to battle with my son and nephews.


slimtb · August 5, 2016 at 1:17 am

Really? No comments yet?
Can’t you just imagine seeing that falcon doing a 360 in flight? maybe while climbing, and then again as it rolls out and back to horizontal flight? All while being chased by a tie fighter actually trying to shoot it. I wish I could get 1 of each and just go to battle with my son and nephews.


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