How did Luke's X-wing fly from Ahch-To? I thought it was damaged beyond repair.

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    A wizard did it. – Valorum Jan 18 at 20:09

While it's true that Luke's X-Wing is in bad shape (missing part of a wing as well as several other key components), it's worth pointing out that a lot of the major bits that are needed to get it into space, such as repulsorlifts, and the bits that are needed to get it into hyperspace, such as hyperdrive motivators, are housed inside the main body of the ship rather than on the wings. Rey doesn't need to fly it as a combat fighter, she just needs it to limp into orbit and not kill her when she lands at her destination.

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It's also worthy of mention that we've seen that exact T-65b X-Wing submerged before and it worked just fine almost straight away afterwards. If anything, seawater would probably less damaging for a piece of fine electronics than swamp ooze.

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    "seawater would probably less damaging for a piece of fine electronics" No: saltwater is, more or less, instant metal corrosion. (You may have noticed the high investments in corrosion-resistant paint given to saltwater vessel hulls and salt water bridges. There's a reason for that.) – Lexible Jan 18 at 21:11
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    @Lexible that and those items normally have anodes installed that are made of different metals that are designed to reduce corrosion and need to be replaced at regular intervals. – Joe W Jan 19 at 0:50
  • Built Incom-tough. :) – MissouriSpartan Jan 20 at 21:36
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    @MissouriSpartan - "And that's why I always buy Incom. When you need reliability and affordability" [turns both heads toward camera and smile] – Valorum Jan 20 at 21:38
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    @MissouriSpartan the amount of punishment the Millennium Falcon takes in the new trilogy really stretches the suspension of disbelief - they literally drive it into rock many many times and fly away without issue. Rey flying Luke’s X-Wing is nothing compared to that. – Moo Jan 21 at 5:49

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