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PFD unstable when airspeed is enabled

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Levesque Jul 11, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, This is my first Forum/ APM Experience... I am trying to have my X8 fly with the airspeed sensor but I am having a really strange behavior. I have the APM 2.5 directly from 3Drobotics,…Continue

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Ahmed Rehan replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I have done a 2M wing with composite and non composite versions will start producing them shortly."
yesterday
Andrew Rabbitt replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I've been working on a wing design that's quasi-Skyfun size (1000mm span) but I keep running into MTOW/payload issues with the equipment I want to have on board.  I'm beginning to think I need to scale it up to achieve my goals.…"
Thursday
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"Great List of suggested upgrades!  Although I too like and continue to enjoy the X8, it is not perfect nor is it well suited for composites.  At Kashmir World Foundation we have created a much improved blended wing body aircraft that…"
Wednesday
RatFeet replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
" I'd be very interested Michael."
Tuesday
Michael Hadsell replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I would like one!"
Tuesday
MarioT replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I have much interest."
Tuesday
Tommy Larsen replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"''yeah I would like one" :)"
Dec 11, 2013
Patch Thompson replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I'm in for a pair if this moves forward….. X8 carbon Kickstarter Campaign?? As opposed to "Just" an x8, it would be great to compile all the mods and custom revisions into an open source file; things like: -Tapered rear…"
Dec 10, 2013
Steve Keep replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"I strongly disagree with the issues you guys are raising about weight. If you build it right it can be very strong and still quite light. I fly fully moulded gliders and they are bullet proof compared to what is required for a X8  I Like the…"
Sep 19, 2013
Hans Miller replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"YES!"
Aug 18, 2013
Simon Howroyd replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"although I have just put a 5mm carbon web along the length of each wing just in front of the elevons, 600mm length. Has enabled me to have another 10m/s before flutter happens. Simple, easy & very light, but it is a bodge."
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"Hi Zedtwitz, Both the FDM (Stratasys Fortus Ultem) and SLS (carbon filled polyamides from SolidConcepts) we have used for X8 sized blended wings yield no discernible surface roughness, although grooves could be added to minimize drag for low…"
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"Hi Jason, It only takes a few hours to print an X-8 sized aircraft using SLS. (It takes about 36 hours with FDM.)  The principal hurdle is cost.  Glass filled or carbon filled nylon is expensive and only a few production facilities are…"
Aug 18, 2013
Jason replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"With all due respect, if there is a large interest in this, a printed X8 won't be viable for people who have no patience.  Like me  =)"
Aug 18, 2013
Jason replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Aug 18, 2013
Ronald Pandolfi replied to Michael Levesque's discussion Possible Composite X8 in the group X8
"There are several composite blended wings available including fiberglass and carbon fiber.  One is now in service in Africa supporting counter poaching missions.  Optimized composite blended wings have a somewhat different shape as…"
Aug 18, 2013

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Love flying wings, I think it is the perfect way to minimise the wet area not used for lift. Former merber of VAMUDES at University of Sherbrooke, I still love UAVs for their great potentials and accesibility
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