Skywalker X8 Build

Hi guys.

I'm waiting for my Skywalker X8 Black to arrive but in the meantime I have started thinking about a suitable build for mapping large areas. Jobs would be between 2 to 10 square kilometres.  Therefore long flight time are required.

The only 3 sure things of the build are.

1. Skywalker Black X8 airframe.

2. Sony A6000 camera. (460g)

3. Pixhawk 2 Cube, Flight Controller.

4. Twin battery setup. (For some redundancy)

Would anyone know of a suitable combination to allow for flight times of at least 90min for;

a. Motor

b.Prop

c. 2 x Battery Setup

Thanks guys, this information would be much appreciated

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  • Hi Mark, how did you go with your Skywalker x8 build. I am just starting on that journey and would love some advice and suggestions
  • a gps would be needed too to track your drone

  • HOLA CHICOS COMO LES FUE EN SU PROYECTO, LE IMPORTARIA SI COMPARTEN SU INFO, TENGO PROBLEMAS CON MI X8, BATERIAS DE 500MAH Y MOTOR SCORPION.

    ADJUNTO FOTO DEL PROBLEMA

    foto 1 (1).jpg

    https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3702420018?profile=original
  • :) if you are new to building planes from scratch, this is one is a monster plane to build. Buddy take your time.

    Its a bit** to launch this plane also.



    Mark Leuschnrr said:

    I plain to use 2 x 5000 batteries myself.
    Could you please keep me updated as Im very new to building.
    Thanks.
    Skywalker X8 Build
    Hi guys. I'm waiting for my Skywalker X8 Black to arrive but in the meantime I have started thinking about a suitable build for mapping large areas.…
  • This is the best custom X8 mod and design I have seen so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s17JGsS0xE

    I am using ultra long range TX/RX that goes up to 80 KM. Plus 4G/5G LTE video transmission.

    This is the motor I am going to use with 80 AMP ESC

    http://www.flyelectric.com/Scorpion4020-14.html

    YouTube
  • I plain to use 2 x 5000 batteries myself.
    Could you please keep me updated as Im very new to building.
    Thanks.
  • I am building one myself, however, at this point don't know what kind of flight time I will get out of it.

    I am planning to use either two x 5000 maH batteries or one 10,000 mAh battery.

    I still need to do all the calculations yet to figure out final payload and the motor I will use. I am planning to use a Scorpion motor.

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