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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

Adam Flaherty

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  • http://lazygamerminecraft.wordpress.com Lazy_gamer

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

  • http://www.unmaintained.com/index.php/video-back-to-the-future-delorean-quadrotor/ Video: Back to the Future DeLorean Quadrotor | unmaintained

    […] MAKE] Art, Design, Hardware, Mods, Videoback to the future, bttf, delorean, flying, led, […]

  • http://www.somdexpert.com jonbenya

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.gosnell Christopher Gosnell

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002531076048 Justin Forposting

    flys smoother than Doc Brown does!

  • http://www.tabletpcdealsonline.com/news-in-brief-one-more-thing-thats-not-a-4g-iphone News in Brief: One More Thing: That’s not a 4G iPhone – Tablet Pc Deals Online | Tablet Pc Deals Online

    […] Back to the present – Quadrotor + miniature Delorean + blue LEDs = a weekend well spent. There was no plutonium handy though, so this flying car doesn’t travel through time. [Make] […]

  • http://www.robotmutant.com/2012/03/12/flying-rc-delorean/ Flying RC DeLorean – Robot Mutant

    […] script for BttF 3, and then some. It’s built to scale from foam, LEDs and, uh, jigowatts.via Make//LinkWithinCodeStart var linkwithin_site_id = 978967; var linkwithin_div_class = "linkwithin_hook"; […]

  • http://www.asciimation.co.nz Simon

    Cool! Someone do a flying car from Bladerunner next!

  • http://ras.ece.utexas.edu/2012/03/16/this-week-in-robotics-5/ This Week in Robotics | IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    […] A Quadcopter in the shape of a DeLorean: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/03/12/back-to-the-future-delorean-quadrotor/ […]

  • ChrisW

    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!

  • http://timemachinerental.com/ Rent A DeLorean Guy

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

  • http://richerramblings.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/weekly-ramblings-quadrocopters/ Weekly Ramblings – Quadrocopters | Richer Ramblings

    […] going, we won’t need roads! That’s right, it’s a fully functional (well, flying) DeLorian! Brilliant. See below for all three […]

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