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Check out this incredible scale model of Doc Brown’s DeLorean from Back to the Future. What sets it apart from other scale models isn’t the awesome lighting or attention to detail (Mr. Fusion, anyone?), it’s that it’s a fully-functioning quadrotor. Yep, it flies! Built using foam core and a ton of LEDs, this has to be one of the cooler RC models I’ve come across in a long time. For a certain audience it truly is a flying time machine. [via Technabob]

Adam Flaherty

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  1. Lazy_gamer says:

    man i want one of them (or a tutorial on how to)

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  3. jonbenya says:

    Wow, I’m totally gonna build one of these my self!! LOVE IT!!!

  4. I’d love to see one of these show up at a scale R/C competition…

  5. flys smoother than Doc Brown does!

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  8. Simon says:

    Cool! Someone do a flying car from Bladerunner next!

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  10. ChrisW says:

    Awesome! But what happens when that baby hits 88 miles per hour? Great build– now just keep scaling up until you can get behind the wheel!

  11. The DeLorean Time Machine Rental folks thank you for pointing us to this video!!!

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