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 thrust line of the motor is pointing down (the forward end of the motor is slightly lower than the prop end). The angle is less than 5-degrees.
Is this intentional in the X8 design, or is this due to my modifications? Does your X8 have an angle similar? Should I try to zero this out? Am I correct in thinking that this would give me a pitch-up moment when the motor is powered on?