The AC-series pilot droid was a model of commuter ship pilot droid that predated the better-known RX-series. One day, one such droid designated AC-38 allowed its StarSpeeder to be hijacked by a rogue protocol droid and taken to a dangerous trip across the galaxy. Because of that incident, all AC-series units were retired from service and replaced by RX-series droids, which proved to be only slightly more reliable.
Behind the scenesEdit
The AC-series droids originated in Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, a Disney simulator ride theme park attraction. They made their entry into proper canon in the 2018 reference book Star Wars: Droidography, written by Marc Sumerak. The book describes an event involving a unit named AC-38 and "a rogue protocol droid," directly referencing The Adventures Continue, where C-3PO is forced to pilot the StarSpeeder 1000 in the pilot's absence.
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (Mentioned only)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Droidography (First canonical mention)