By Danny Baggott @DAN_BAGGIE

A COMPUTER technician has added to his crazy collection of rides by building a full size remote-controlled DeLorean from Back To The Future.

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Videographer / director: Faik Geci
Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper

 

The incredible replica from the hit sci-fi franchise, boasts robotic servos that are controlled by a tiny remote.

Dutch creator, Bjorn Harms, has an impressive past in this field and was inspired when he watched the films as a youngster.

Taking six months of Bjorn’s time, he admits the building process was far from easy – but he is very proud of what he has managed to achieve.

Bjorn, 36, told Barcroft TV: “A lot of people tell me I’m crazy to build these kinds of things.

“The challenge for me is to see if I can do it.

“I saw the first episode of Back To The Future and the idea that Doc controlled the DeLorean with the remote control just always stayed with me. I just knew I had to try it.

“Building this car wasn’t easy. It took me six months to make it safe and reliable.”

Bjorn had to replace the robotic servos under the dashboard - the servos that control the break, throttle and steering.

“One of the hardest things to build was definitely for the steering,” Bjorn said.

“This is because of the steering axle and the DeLorean doesn’t have power steering. But I managed to replace it.

“The remote control of course has a lot of functions itself. The moment I hit the switch to off, the entire failsafe system will go on, so that means the car will immediately come to a stop. 

“It’s always a little bit scary the first time you try it on the road.”

The DeLorean replica remains road legal as a normal-driving car, with the remote control switched to off.

It has a V6 2.8 litre engine and around 130horsepower.

Bjorn continued: “Top speed, I believe, is around 150 to 160km/h.

“The weight of the DeLorean is around 1,250kg and with all the modifications on it, it has to be more like 1,500kg.

“It’s a really big hobby of mine. In the past, I’ve build different cars like this.”

Bjorn has also converted a full size 2006 Corvette C6 and a replica from the Knight Rider franchise, into remote control projects.

He said: “I’ve had a lot of comments on Facebook and YouTube – a lot of positivity and fun.

“I ended up selling the Corvette for around €28,000 (EUR).

“But I have to say, I get more reactions to the DeLorean than to any other remote control car I’ve built.

“It’s special for people to see. The fans go crazy, you can’t just take it for a normal drive.

“I think the value of the DeLorean, with this R/C system, is around €75,000 to €80,000 (EUR).”

Whilst Bjorn remains proud of his greatest achievement, his work is certainly far from finished. 

“I’m extremely proud of what I’ve achieved with the DeLorean,” he added.

“I’m always open to new projects and other remote control cars, maybe life size, so if somebody has a nice project for me, send me an email!”

ENDS. 

The incredible replica from the hit sci-fi franchise, boasts robotic servos that are controlled by a tiny remote.

Dutch creator, Bjorn Harms, has an impressive past in this field and was inspired when he watched the films as a youngster.

Taking six months of Bjorn’s time, he admits the building process was far from easy – but he is very proud of what he has managed to achieve.

Bjorn, 36, told Barcroft TV: “A lot of people tell me I’m crazy to build these kinds of things.

“The challenge for me is to see if I can do it.

“I saw the first episode of Back To The Future and the idea that Doc controlled the DeLorean with the remote control just always stayed with me. I just knew I had to try it.

“Building this car wasn’t easy. It took me six months to make it safe and reliable.”

Bjorn had to replace the robotic servos under the dashboard - the servos that control the break, throttle and steering.

“One of the hardest things to build was definitely for the steering,” Bjorn said.

“This is because of the steering axle and the DeLorean doesn’t have power steering. But I managed to replace it.

“The remote control of course has a lot of functions itself. The moment I hit the switch to off, the entire failsafe system will go on, so that means the car will immediately come to a stop. 

“It’s always a little bit scary the first time you try it on the road.”

The DeLorean replica remains road legal as a normal-driving car, with the remote control switched to off.

It has a V6 2.8 litre engine and around 130horsepower.

Bjorn continued: “Top speed, I believe, is around 150 to 160km/h.

“The weight of the DeLorean is around 1,250kg and with all the modifications on it, it has to be more like 1,500kg.

“It’s a really big hobby of mine. In the past, I’ve build different cars like this.”

Bjorn has also converted a full size 2006 Corvette C6 and a replica from the Knight Rider franchise, into remote control projects.

He said: “I’ve had a lot of comments on Facebook and YouTube – a lot of positivity and fun.

“I ended up selling the Corvette for around €28,000 (EUR).

“But I have to say, I get more reactions to the DeLorean than to any other remote control car I’ve built.

“It’s special for people to see. The fans go crazy, you can’t just take it for a normal drive.

“I think the value of the DeLorean, with this R/C system, is around €75,000 to €80,000 (EUR).”

Whilst Bjorn remains proud of his greatest achievement, his work is certainly far from finished. 

“I’m extremely proud of what I’ve achieved with the DeLorean,” he added.

“I’m always open to new projects and other remote control cars, maybe life size, so if somebody has a nice project for me, send me an email!”