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Star Destroyers Really Can Fly, and This Drone Proves It

Admit it–the moment you were old enough to realize that the Star Wars movies scientifically misled you into believing there’s sound in the vacuum of space, you wondered what other fibs for the sake of cinema lay within. Well, we’re not here to rain on your space parade–that’s Neil deGrasse Tyson’s job, and he does it better than we can. No, we’re here to show you a video that proves a Star Destroyer can actually fly in the atmosphere, as shown on Rebels cartoons–at least, provided it’s fifteen feet long and you don’t mind it going upside down and having pieces fall off.

The Gang at Flite Test, who have previously rigged drones with cinderblocks and uncooked poultry, first test out one of the wedge-shaped Imperial cruisers at only a couple feet long. But once that works, they go big. Not “Rebel Blockade Runner in the cargo hold” big, but big enough to engender envy.

I see their Schwartz is bigger than mine. But it’s what you do with it that counts, right?

They do quite a bit before the bridge falls off. A slow, lumbering crawl across the screen is definitely not on the agenda for this particular warship. Judge this drone by its size, do you? And well you should.

What would you like to see in Star Wars drone world next? A scale Executor? Jabba’s Sail Barge? The Starkiller base, maybe? Give these designers some ideas in comments below.

HT, Images: Flite Test via Gizmodo

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