Made mostly of insulating foam panels held together with Gorilla Glue and copious amounts of packing tape, the 15-foot long Star Destroyer was powered by three motor-driven propellors while a pair of servos adjusting flaps on the ship’s trailing edge. The giant RC craft was also quickly detailed with a can of Rustoleum spray paint giving it that recognizable grey Star Destroyer finish.


Amazingly the giant replica actually flew for a short while after being launched from the back of a flatbed truck—just not well. It stayed aloft for quite some time before rolling over in mid-air and eventually returning to earth with a less-than-graceful landing. What’s important, though, is that humanity is officially one tiny step closer to building a real Star Destroyer and eventually oppressing the galaxy we call home. [YouTube via Make]

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