You've Never Heard of the Millennium Falcon?

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The markings on this ship matches one that blasted its way out of Mos Eisley.

Credit: Imperial News Service

Where are the plans you intercepted? One crafty drone maker has lovingly crafted a quadracopter into the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, and he's smuggled the plans out so you can build her yourself. 

Built by a French hobbyist known only as Olivier-FR (we suspect he’s actually Corellian), the Falcon is described as an “overpowered little beast” on the reddit group discussing the pirate ship. The ship starts off as a Prophecy 335 quadrocopter, but yes, Olivier made a few special modifications.

The ship itself is made from woven carbon fiber, aluiminum and instead of the YT-1300’s original Girodyne SRB42 sublight engines, Han, we mean Olivier-FR used two Tiger Motor MT2208-18 1100kV engines.

The ship looks amazingly close to the YT-1300 light freighter, but you’ll notice the large cutouts for air and to smuggle illegal pharmaceuticals. Sure, we know, you’re asking how can a hero of the Alliance actually be a Spice smuggler?

Well, if you can get away with gunning down a legally bonded bounty hunter in pursuit of his duties, you can pretty much get away with anything. It helps to be married to a high-ranking Alliance government official though.

The Falcon has made two flights. The second flight, though, was cut short by an Imperial Star Destroyer. Olivier-FR claims the ship has made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but we don't actually believe that either.

This story, "You've Never Heard of the Millennium Falcon?" was originally published by PCWorld.

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