Man Builds Rideable, Electric-Powered TIE Fighter

April 16, 2018

This is the rideable land-based TIE Fighter built by Queensland, Nova Scotia man Allan Carver. The spacecraft is powered by mobility chair motors, tops out at 10km/h (6MPH), and can be piloted remotely or from inside the cockpit (albeit uncomfortably without the top hatch open) via radio controller. Oh -- and it also makes TIE fighter sounds. Pew pew, pew!

"I didn't want people to look at this and start picking it apart. I want people to look at this and go 'That's a TIE fighter,'" Carver said. "The proportions are right, the details are close."

He said he was inspired to build it last December during the release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

"I was like 'You know what would be cool? If you could actually drive a giant TIE fighter,'" Carver said.

That's a pretty sweet ride, Allan, you should be proud. You should also let me take it for a spin down to the beer store. And I'm not just saying that because I know the kid behind the counter is a huge Star Wars fan and would probably give me a free beer, but I have noticed he has a Rebel Alliance tattoo behind his ear and I could really go for a free beer right now. Ooh -- and some chips and lotto scratchers. "Anything else?" I wouldn't say no to a body massage.

Keep going for a video of the the build and finished product.

Thanks to Deksam, which is 'masked' backwards, although that hasn't brought me any closer to his true identity.

  • Deksam

    Colin Furze should put electric wheels on his life size Ren Tie Fighter and try driving that down the full width of the street in the UK.

    Wow, no checking your sides for any wingmen, it's all blindspots.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I never really noticed but Tie Fighters look almost exactly like a high torque differential like from the rear of a dragster or a huge truck.

  • Bling Nye

    Badass for kid in a TIE pilot costume doing Halloween trick-or-treating... every other time... noooooooot so much.

  • Draco Basileus

    Let's be honest, no one was "inspired" by The Last Jedi...

  • Nicholas Conrad
    I didn't want people to look at this and start picking it apart. I want people to look at this and go 'That's a TIE fighter'

    .............but then he posted it on the internet?

    Bro, are you new here??

  • TheQiwiMan

    "The proportions are right"

    LOL no dawg, they aren't.

  • Munihausen

    Waiting for it to run into Darth Vader's TIE for no reason whatsoever, eventually leading to a cataclysmic explosion.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I seem to remember hearing or reading that tie fighters didn't have independent flight controls or something... Maybe that was some backpeddling attempt to explain the otherwise inexplicable story.

  • Eric Ord

    May the first be with you (or me)

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Eric Ord

    I have that effect on men

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