The awesome Propel Star Wars X-Wing drone is down to $40

Too pricey at $180. Too good to pass up at $40.

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Propel’s Star Wars drones are flippin’ awesome. I own one, and I’ve had the chance to dogfight with a friend who owns one. Pure geeky fun, let me tell you.

They started out at $180 and have seen some pretty good sales in past months — but rarely this good: For a limited time, Amazon has the Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Quadcopter for $40. Update: Amazon proper is sold out, but that same link is currently leading to seller Ultimate Electronics, which shows a price of $44. (This may change if their inventory runs out as well.)

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The X-Wing auto-hovers, so it’s much easier to master than drones of old. It comes with two batteries, so you can get 12 to 16 minutes of flight time instead of just 6 to 8. The controller is large and easy to hold, and it plays Star Wars music and sound effects. 

I don’t know how long these will last at this price, so if you’re even slightly interested, I’d jump at this. Then sit tight and wait for a TIE Fighter or Speeder-Bike deal so you can stage proper dogfights. Pew-pew!

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