Star Wars fanatic and drone expert Don Melara has created “Arturo”, the world’s first flying R2-D2 drone. This astromech comes complete with a DJI GPS autopilot navigation system, an articulating dome, LED jetpack lights, speaker box for sounds effects, and even a CCD camera. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Don Melera can build a flying BB-8 one the new film is out in theaters. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“In 2010, physicist Rhett Alain from Southeastern Louisiana University studied the way R2-D2 flies in Attack of the Clones to see if it was physically possible to do so. By studying the thrust of the flight, as well as the gravity and resistance, he came to the conclusion it would only be possible if R2-D2’s mass was just 0.2lbs (100g),” reports Mail Online.