this R4-P series astromech droid was owned by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and was used on his Jedi starfighter Delta-7, some ten years after the Battle of Naboo. It started out as a standard R4-unit, including the truncated conical head, operating on the planet Gyndine. R4-P17 had a female personality, and was nearly destroyed when she fell into a trash compactor and later scrapped. Anakin Skywalker discovered the unit and rebuilt it for use as an astromech droid. Because of the extensive damage caused by the compactor accident, R4-P17 was rebuilt with a smaller main body. It eventually became the prototype of the astromech used for the Aethersprite-class interceptor, being further reduced in size and serving as a dedicated astromech to the ship. After the Battle of Geonosis, R4-P17 and Obi-Wan's starfighter were recovered from Geonosis, and R4-P17 was restored to its former configuration, complete with a body and legs. R4-P17's replacement was destroyed, along with Obi-Wan's starfighter, some six months before the First Battle of Coruscant, when Obi-Wan rescued Quinlan Vos from the Titavian IV. R4-P17 was then restored to "active duty" when it was placed in the astromech socket of Obi-Wan's Eta-2 Actis Interceptor during the First Battle of Coruscant. Unfortunately, a buzz droid managed to latch onto Obi-Wan's fighter and ripped the "head" off R4-P17, rendering the droid useless.