HiI have just lost control of my X8 last Friday during a survey mission using the APM2.5 and Mission Planner 1.2.4x and ArdoPlane 2.72.Having a successful flight the previous day, I could not get the…Continue
Yes start with a plane like the bixler, or if you want to get something bigger and start doing aerial work, a traditional Skywalker. I have heard allot of good things about the FX61. The X6 from Skywalker is also a good candidate. I highly…"
Aeromao used to sell a system based on the X5 that met your criteria, It was however marginal and both the Skywalker X5 and X8 are not ideal as UAV's as they tend to tipstall and are not overly efficient.
I have a X5 and played around…"
Great to hear from you. I have a heavely modified X8 (Berghaan) that could do the job. I would need to set up the system for long range though. Can you tell me something about the required product (just high resolution geometric or…"
Im from the Cape of Storms, so we would like to be able to fly in winds exceeding 40km / h so a top speed of 120km / h and a cruising speed of 80km / h is desirable.
Regarding the payload, both. We are trying to support a large range of…"
Just got back from my trip oversees. Would be great talking shop with you off-line about many aspects of our trade and the X-8 in particular.
Regarding a new model. I think we need to decide which strategy can provide us with the most…"
Appologies for the delayed reply. Im on a business trip at the moment in SE Asia.
The X 8 is great. We have done several modifications to the airframe though.
Creating a mold should be sraight forward, theres the option of 3D printing. We…"
That is quite impressive, well done. I have a similar X8 setup here in South Africa but am still experimenting with different HR payloads. My best bet is currently on the Samsung NX 1000 because it is quite a bit cheaper than the Sony NEX 7…"
As mentioned by Christiaan, this problem with the X8 is known. I think I have experienced the same problem flying faster than 100km / h. I am also experimenting with different, fast, cheap and light methods of enhancing the wings strength…"
Yes, this is the order of waypoints we need. The previous day I flew close to 90 and that went well. Yes I am a German South African with Namibian roots.
I will definitely upgrade to 2.7.3. Lets hope there is a stable version down the line…"
You seriously had 121 waypoints loaded? And do you live in South Africa?
Yes the navigation appears totally busted. Hunting around in a never ending left turn for a WP that is 500 meters away (if circling around it caused the hunting, there was…"
I am a Remote Sensing expert and have also been into RC planes as a hobby for many years. Its time to combine the two passions which is why i have decided to build a UAV using COTS and equip it with different sensors to aquire imagery substituting the purchase of high resolution satellite imagery.