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Instead of going into great detail about how I set up Fix My Hyperdrive, I'll just state the obvious: I put almonds in the Tie Fighter, and Frannie came back again and again to collect them. I also opted to use a Galatic Heroes Tie Advanced rather than the standard model because it's compact and has a much bigger cockpit.


This is an outtake from my test setup. I usually run a partial test to make sure that the chipmunk will interact with the props in a comedic way. Frannie did not disappoint. In fact, it only took two or three trips before she figured out how to open the canopy on the cockpit by herself. Honestly, I am astounded by her intelligence at times.


In this instance, she approached Vader, stood on her hind legs, placed her little hands on his shoulders and pushed him over.


I guess she'd had enough of his bullying. :D

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Taken on August 3, 2009