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Possible Composite X8

Started by Michael Levesque. Last reply by Will Richter yesterday. 26 Replies

Hey guys! (and girls) I noticed a lot of people do love their X8 but they are pimping them quite a lot... Most of the time going above the max weight of the aircraft or going faster creating flutter.…Continue

Tags: airframe, question, possible, flutter, X8

X8 Build Mods

Started by Wessie. Last reply by Ben Norris Jul 25. 28 Replies

Hi AllJust thought I would share my build mods of my x8, there are many build threads on the web, so I only want to share places where I deviated from the standard build. Just a few cool-ish ideas…Continue

Wing reinforcement & servos

Started by Martin Poller. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III May 26. 3 Replies

Just doing some research before I commence my build and was wondering what the general opinion of the forum is on a some points.1. I've read that the standard CF wing connection tubes can break and…Continue

Converting quad to X8

Started by Andy Roberts. Last reply by Andy Roberts May 25. 2 Replies

Which is the most effective/cost efficient way to build an X8? Convert a quad DIY kit or get all the bits for an X8? Are the chassis significantly different?Continue

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Comment by Gregg on July 13, 2015 at 5:26pm

https://youtu.be/y2pmUHo0cVI

Here is a video proving that the gopro cam does get charged from the x8

Comment by Gregg on July 13, 2015 at 5:19pm

Okay  here is my problem. I have attached 2 different go pro cameras to my 3dr x8 and plugging in the little usb cable that sends video signal thru the 3dr flight view fpv setup. I noticed that the go cameras show that they are being charged thru the power on the x8. When disconnecting the  cameras to down load they will not charge now and can not download data thru the usb cable to my computer. My week old gopro 3+ will not charge when hooked to the computer or the wall socket. Are my cameras being shorted out by the power from the x8. When contacting 3dr they tell me that the go cam does not get power from the x8, but it does! I shot a video of my cam on my x8, showing the bars counting off and the bottom red light on!! Both go pro cams still power up and video tape, but I cant charge them!!! I have contacted go cam, and of course they never heard of my problem! I had an Iris with the same setup, but never saw the go cam being charged thru the iris. Anybody else had this problem. I can return my newest go cam I just bought, but cant use it on my 3dr x8 in fear of shorting out the usb!!


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 6, 2015 at 10:48am

@Hans,

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely keep it in mind:-)

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Hans Miller on June 1, 2015 at 11:56pm

It does need quite a bit of elevon deflection. More so than other flying wings. Ah well, back to the drawing board.....


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 1, 2015 at 6:57pm

@james,

It wasn't me, but some unfortunate individual on RCGroups.

I believe that he did not checkout his aileron performance on the ground to see if it was correct prior to his maiden flight.

Regards,

TCIII AVD 

Comment by james sowell on June 1, 2015 at 12:06pm

what did u do wrong ?


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 1, 2015 at 11:42am

Here is what happens when your APM is not setup correctly for your X8

Regards,

TCIII AVD


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 25, 2015 at 4:39pm

Were the magnet canopy latches that bad that Skywalker had to revert to a new canopy latching system that totally sucks since it hangs out in the airstream and is totally ugly?

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Marc Cretten on April 17, 2015 at 2:23pm

anyone know the airfoil used on the X8, RvJET, eBee and CastralLTD?

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