Super-Sized Snow Speeder Model Flies, Fights Giant AT-AT

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Super-Sized Snow Speeder Model Flies, Fights Giant AT-AT


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Our favorite Star Wars “it really flies!” model aircraft builder is at it again. Adam Woodworth shares his latest build, an oversized Snow Speeder, sized up 3.3x from his previous 12″ rendition. Measuring a meter in length, this thing is big!

Watch as it flies deftly around a not-very-Hoth-like environment, recreating the famous battle scene from Empire Strikes Back. Make sure to catch a key moment at the 1:40 mark.

“The AT-AT is from Home Depot, and is 9ft tall. When I saw it I immediately wanted to build the big one. I used the little one for the through the legs shot, and the rest is done with the big one, which was big enough to easily carry around the camera gear.”

Photos and description of the build can be found here.


I took the plans which were made for 3mm foam and scaled everything by 3.3x and started cutting. It’s all straight lines, so it’s pretty straightforward with a straightedge, and a nice razor blade. Change blades frequently to avoid tearing the foam.


9mm EPP foam

HXM2730-3000kv motors with stick mounts and 5 inch props

HXT900 9 gram servos

Afro 12A UltraLite Multi-rotor ESC V3 w/BEC

1300mAh 11.1v Lipo battery

1.5mm Carbon rods

1/8×3/8 basswood sticks

Krylon spray paints

Miscellaneous 1/16 plywood parts (control horns, braces, etc.)

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Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.

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