- "Popular toward the final years of the Galactic Republic, FA-4 droids were commonly used to drive dignitaries on diplomatic missions."
- "Either way, they became highly valued, not only for their skills in the cockpit, but also for their discretion when it came to keeping their masters' travel plans under wraps."
The FA-4 was a pilot droid model with a thin, spindly frame mounted on a wheeled unit. They had ball heads, and at over two meters in height were tall enough to pilot many starships, including Punworcca 116-class interstellar sloops. FA-4 units had the unordinary ability to be discreet regarding their masters' travels.
FA-4 droids were utilized in the last decades of the Galactic Republic, and during the Clone Wars. The Sith Lord Count Dooku, head of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, owned at least two FA-4 pilot droids, which he used onboard his Punworcca 116-class interstellar sloop solar sailer. One droid piloted the Sith from the planet Geonosis to the planet Coruscant after the Separatists' defeat during the First Battle of Geonosis. This droid was destroyed when Dooku crashed onto the planet Vanqor. The pirate Hondo Ohnaka later held the droid's face plate. At some point afterwards Dooku would acquire another of this droid.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
- "Dooku Captured"—The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Monster"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Witches of the Mist"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Escape from Kadavo"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
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- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as FA-4 pilot droid)
- Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- Star Wars: Droidography
- Collapse of the Republic
- Star Wars Day-at-a-Time Calendar 2021