Introduction: Paper Flying RC Back to the Future Delorean (made of Paper)

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Like a lot of people I have always been a big fan of the Back to The Future franchise. I have always dream with having a flying Delorean that travels in time but that not being possible (yet) i went with the best next thing. I made an RC flying Delorean to scale made out of paper. What makes this baby fly is a quadrotor donated by my friend and the car is 12" wide 30" long and 9" high. I tried to do as many details as possible the entire interior illuminates all the buttons and the dash and the Flux capacitor. The needle in the speedometer also moves to to 88mph. I am so proud of this project and it was extremely time consuming but the final result was worth it. I design all the parts that i wanted to illuminate in the computer and the printed the in a transparency. 

Guys let me know if you want me to publish a step by step instructable and ill get it done as soon as possible. 

Video of the dash showing how the needle moves:
This is the video showing the lights and how everything lights up:

This is a video of the Delorean flying at night, i couldn't get it to stop spinning and had to edit because i crashed a couple times :)

This are the original plans for the Delorean.
This plans are for a 1:20 scale, I printed the pages and the took them to kinkos and had them print at 400% the size.
I'm going to add a video hopefully tomorrow so you guys can see it in action and the lights.

Thank you very much to Claudio Dias at

Please vote for me if you guys like my project. Please ask questions if you have any and ill make the best to answer as soon as possible.


RobertR190 (author)2016-03-21

how can i make this car scale 1:15?

please answer

rmoore28 (author)2015-10-18

This only needs to be updated by putting it on a 160mm mini quad racer! The fuel issue looks like a moot point. It's running on Lithium fusion battery's these days, sold everywhere! LOL!

Sadeed (author)2015-06-11

i want a step by step guide

slavrenz1 (author)2015-04-01

Will this model actually travel back in time? This is critically important!

pucksurfer (author)2014-10-20

this is really cool. would love to see a step by step of this

niglo (author)2014-05-11

Great strong good job, if they pleases you messenger I the pdf with quite the instructions and cutting(division) on my e-mail thanks to you

Erik lopez (author)2014-03-26

Its insanely amazing, The wheels are missing though, where can i get one?

TimberWolf5871 (author)2013-08-05

TimberWolf5871 (author)2012-06-14

I don't mean to put down your effort, but if it's a flying DeLorean time machine, where's Mr. Fusion? It looks like you have the Plutonium powered model. Inaccurate.

wdwdash (author)TimberWolf58712012-06-14

Mr Fusion was a plot crutch!;)

TimberWolf5871 (author)wdwdash2013-07-24


Nelson_Yepez (author)wdwdash2012-07-04


hyookami (author)wdwdash2012-06-15

Youre just jelaus cos we dont have MrFusion to power our homes yet.

roystonlodge (author)hyookami2012-06-17

Maybe you don't ...

hyookami (author)TimberWolf58712012-06-15

At first i was like "Wath a whinny nerd, whats the innacuracy?"
then i saw the photos again... Totally true.
But maybe (im guessing, obviously) the delorean first got a DIY flying adaptation from Doc Brown, and only AFTER (in a related incident, because, you know, flying cars NEED to be nuclear) it got MR. Fusion. This is a delorean at a point of time where it hadnot have gotten a Mr Fusion to power the flying thingy,

wdwdash (author)hyookami2012-07-04

I theoretically disagree, to assume repulsorlift technology could exist on gasoline (or even diesel) combustion is fairly illogical. The required matter energy for this type of technology is far beyond petroleum.

MillenniumMan (author)wdwdash2013-07-20

*With the voice of Samuel L. Jackson/Black Nick Fury*

If I theoretically shoved my size fourteen foot up your size three rectum, would it fairly logically fit up there and go far beyond your tongue so you can taste boot leather?

Shut up and let the man have his flyin' Delorean!

Back off Sam, or I'll go back in time and have you erased from existence. I'm entitled to my opinion. And in my opinion, it needs a Mr. Fusion. How many times you seen a flying DeLorean without Mr. Fusion?

hyookami (author)wdwdash2012-07-06

Thats the case with doc Brown. He's always trying to go beyond the current technology. Maybe I should add to my scenarium that this flying adaptation is running on the nuclear reactor the delorian already has installed

TimberWolf5871 (author)hyookami2013-07-24

The DeLorean already had the nuclear parts. It's the fuel for the Flux Capacitor, remember? Mr. Fusion is the part that takes out the need to use those icky plutonium rods. So, in essence, he didn't need Mr. Fusion to make it fly. BUT, for ease of refuel and to save money at the pump (or, rather, nuclear commission) he got it.

Point is, it's canon.

Nelson_Yepez (author)hyookami2012-07-04

exactly, it will get a Mr Fusion but its in back-order until 2015 at ( your one stop for all your nuclear needs)

Actually i ordered the Mr. Fusion to put it on but they told me its on back-order until January 2015 so ill have to wait for now...

Ah. Cool ^.=.^

Klappstuhl (author)2012-06-14


(I'm suprised no one made a model quadrotor helicarrier from the Avengers movie yet...)

MillenniumMan (author)Klappstuhl2013-07-20
Already been done:

It's the size of a car and flies!
Nelson_Yepez (author)Klappstuhl2012-07-04

ummmm !!!!! (brain thinking how to make one right now)

Alastor136 (author)2012-09-16

To stop it spinning, reverse the direction on two of the fans opposite each other. (obviously switching the fans around so they still provide lift)

This is explained in someone's law of motion or something. (sorry for no help here)

smoak (author)2012-09-02

You could try fans in the wheel wells to help stabilization. Other than that, this is insane. I actually just finished watching the trilogy a few hours ago. This is an awesome project and to see a step-by-step would be amazing. Very impressive detailing. And all with paper, just amazing.

AmazingRCstore (author)2012-07-24

Very impressive, how long did this take to build?


wiidude345 (author)2012-06-29

the question is can it hit 88mph?

Nelson_Yepez (author)wiidude3452012-07-04

Of-course, check out how the needle moves video!!!

wiidude345 (author)Nelson_Yepez2012-07-14

i think you might need a gyro!

D00M99 (author)2012-06-14

DO we want a step-by-step Instructable? DO WE?!?! WHAT QUESTION IS THIS, OF COURSE WE DO :DDDDDDDD

Nelson_Yepez (author)D00M992012-07-04

hahah, step by step it is then...

D00M99 (author)Nelson_Yepez2012-07-06


browfurd (author)2012-06-16

A flying Delorean in 2012?! Doesn't this cause some sort of space-time problem where we'll skew off into some tangent future because we weren't supposed to see a flying Delorean until 2015?

Nelson_Yepez (author)browfurd2012-07-04

yeah but that is for a life size model this is just my prototype for it ;)

askjerry (author)2012-06-21

Make it BIGGER... fly it down the street... then wait for all the UFO reports.

Nelson_Yepez (author)askjerry2012-07-04

YESSS!!, this is actually my prototype, im working on a life size model, i should finish by 2015 ;)

Jo-dan (author)2012-06-11

its. amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was planning on doing just an rc car similar to this. this is definitely my next project.
it would be cool if the rotors could flip around and become wheels :)

Nelson_Yepez (author)Jo-dan2012-07-04

thank you so much, it will be awesome if you can figure how to do that.

zack247 (author)2012-06-11

wow, that is AWESOME!
is there a way to make covers or guards for the blades that look like the wheels?

either way, words cannot describe the awesomeness.

Nelson_Yepez (author)zack2472012-07-04

THANKSSS, yes i did it at the beginning but i had to take them out when i fly it so i just took them out for good.

articz82 (author)2012-06-12

make a step by step guide please!!!!!

Nelson_Yepez (author)articz822012-07-04

i will....

Spokehedz (author)2012-06-14

It was spinning because one of your trims was off. - Is how to program quad controllers - and then this is how to connect it and the other stuff.

Nelson_Yepez (author)Spokehedz2012-07-04

ohhh great thanks a lot!!

rysjin (author)2012-06-14

A step by step is definitely in order awesome project looks like alot of fun brah.

Nelson_Yepez (author)rysjin2012-07-04

you have no idea, the best part its the look on peoples face when they see it...

foreverdisturbed (author)2012-06-14

Very Cool!!!! Nice Job.

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