On Fri, 10th Nov 2017, the global pioneers in drone technology - Propel - hosted a secret Sydney pilot training session of their new range of Star Wars Battle Drones; with the Australian release on Fri, 17th Nov of the Limited Edition Souvenir Boxed Drones, only 1,977 have been made coinciding with the year that the 1st 'Star Wars: A New Hope' movie was released.
Using a specially-designed contoller that can be Bluetooth-connected to a drone app on an Android/Apple device, the hand-painted Star Wars Propel Drones include features such auto take-off & landing, being able to reach speeds of up to 60km/hr & an invisible hovering range between 30cm & 3m so that the drones don't crash hard on the ground when landing or fly too high & get stuck in trees when outside.
Whether you support the Rebel Alliance or the Empire, you have a choice of a T-65 X-Wing, a 74-Z Speeder Bike or a TIE Advanced X1; the latter was what Darth Vader piloted in 'Star Wars: A New Hope' when trying to stop the assault on the Death Star.
Available at JB H-Fi, Harvey Norman, Myer, Apple & some Telstra stores, the Limited Edition Souvenir Boxed Drones come in matte black boxes that are individually numbered & wax-sealed; lifting the lid off one of these boxes unveils an illuminated drone with Star Wars music playing in the background. Priced at $299, there is a special $100 manufacturer rebate available for only the 1st 48 hours from release.
Priced at $199, the Standard Edition Propel Star Wars Drones are set for release on Tue, 21st Nov at the same store locations listed above.
Before Xmas, an upgrade will be available that will allow the drones to fire laser beams to make it look like they are in a full assault laser battle.
Thanks to @propel_world & @redagencyau for putting on such a fantastic event. © ✴✴✴✴ #propel #propelstarwarsdrone #propeldrones #starwarsdrone #tieadvancedx1
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