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FlitknotSpeeder
Flitknot speeder
Production information
Manufacturer

Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective

Model

Flitknot speeder[1]

Class

Speeder[1]

Cost
  • New: 8,000 credits[1]
  • Used: 3,000 credits[1]
Technical specifications
Length

2 meters[2]

Maximum speed

634 km/h[2]

Maximum altitude

2 kilometers[2]

Engine unit(s)

Ion engine

Crew

1[1]

Usage
Role(s)
  • Motorized infantry
  • Reconnaissance
  • Cavalry
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

The Flitknot speeder, often simply known as the Geonosian speeder bike, was a model of speeder bike built by the Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective and used by the Geonosians.

CharacteristicsEdit

Flitknot speeder

View of the underneath of the speeder.

Unlike most Geonosian craft, the speeder could be easily piloted by non-Geonosians with minimal modifications. It was notable for its unusual pilot-forward design. The speeder structure flowed back aerodynamically from the pilot seat, ending in two stabilizer fins at the rear.

Standard models of the Flitknot speeder were fitted with pheromone systems that used the sensitive Geonosisan sense of smell to relay information on the performance and status of the vehicle, and had a multi-yoke system of control. Altitude was set by twisting the handlebar grips backwards to rise, and forwards to go lower.

The Huppla Pasa Tisc Shipwrights Collective used many of the same components for the Flitknot as they had done on the Nantex-class territorial defense starfighter, including the inertial compensator and the gravity generator used to keep the pilot seated.

HistoryEdit

DookuGold

Dooku riding his speeder.

The speeders were first put to use by Geonosian perimeter scouts to examine new meteor impacts or track acklays and merdeths. Standard models were not fitted with weaponry. Strike versions were equipped with a blaster cannon. Sometimes the speeder bike was modified for use by a B2 super battle droid for scouting missions.

Count Dooku used a modified Flitknot during the First Battle of Geonosis to escape from the Stalgasin hive to his secret hangar. He abandoned the vehicle once he left Geonosis in his solar sailer. Dooku had at some point retrieved the speeder from Geonosis and used it to meet Anakin Skywalker and duel him. Following the duel, Skywalker stole the speeder to escape the Dune Sea and head for Jabba the Hutt's Palace.

STAPs BSV

Three B1 battle droids riding STAPs escort a tactical droid riding a Flitknot speeder.

At least one flitknot speeder, painted in the Separatist color scheme, was used by a tactical droid to patrol Naboo prior to the Blue Shadow Virus incident.

During the Second Battle of Geonosis, flitknot speeders were extensively used by the Geonosians. Oddly enough, many Republic Naval troopers would used captured speeders to go to bars and other places on Coruscant. One was used by clone trooper CT-5555 when he was trying to escape from other clones to prove his innocence when he was framed for the attempted murder of Chancellor Palpatine.

AppearancesEdit

Non-canonical appearancesEdit

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game

SourcesEdit

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