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X8 distance/endurance records

Started by u4eake. Last reply by u4eake on Monday. 25 Replies

Hi all,Reading that the X8 cruises at 10-12A (3S) with a speed of 60km/h and also reading that some have succesfully put 20Ah worth of batteries in her, she should be able to break the 100km…Continue

X8 Thust Angle?

Started by Lockhart. Last reply by Brian S Apr 13. 9 Replies

Hi all, I have reworked the motor mount on my X8 by adding vibration damping and an extra wooden plate on the inside of the styrofoam firewall for robustness.After doing all this, I noticed that the…Continue

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x8 auto takeoff

Started by zheng jishi. Last reply by Michael Hadsell Mar 23. 3 Replies

 My X8 auto launched successfully on…Continue

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My X8, still no success.

Started by Brian S. Last reply by Austin Suhler Mar 15. 31 Replies

My X8.I'm at my wits end!! Any help will be VERY MUCH appreciated. Things I have changed  and tested after each change with no results: 1) Level the APM to the center line of X8, re did all "Initial…Continue

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Comment by Hans Miller on August 18, 2013 at 2:38pm
Hi Simon, that is a definite YES from me...
Comment by james sowell on July 31, 2013 at 8:27am
Comment by Tommy Larsen on July 30, 2013 at 2:59pm

@Simon: Maybe you should make new thread instead of discussing this on group level...?

Comment by Simon Howroyd on July 30, 2013 at 1:07pm

Hi all,

I'm about to start building my third X8 tomorrow (crashed due to a horrible gust on launch at 6.6kg all up). I notice a lot of peeps are managing to put the batteries in the middle of the fuselage. Just wondering how people have managed to balance this for CoG? For my setup (albeit with a meaty 1.8kW potor & 16x10 prop) I have to have 2x 7s LiPos as far forward as possible to just get the CoG correct.

Just interested if there is anything obvious I am overlooking? I want to keep the pitch inertia low by having everything heavy near the CoG if possible.

All ideas welcome!

Comment by Chris Waltham on July 30, 2013 at 7:53am


I think fitting a fixed undercarriage would be straight forward enough. I'm using 3 inch wheels, you should be able to get plenty of clearance for the prop too. Might well try that myself! 


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