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Skywalker X8 Launcher Plans

I recently built an X8 launcher and thought that I would share the plans. The legs are removable, but at the moment, not adjustable. The trigger isn't anything special and I hope to modify it eventually. It currently is made up of a door hinge with s

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X8-M with gimbal loadout?

I am considering getting to the X8-M for the 2D mapping and the option for 3D point clouds. The frames appear to be the same as the X8+. Is it possible to change out the mapping camera with the Tarot 2D Gimbal Kit as an optional accessory?



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Gimbal for X8

Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has had success with a 1, 2 or 3 axis Gimbal in an X8.

I've looked at and have the flatmap gimbal, which is brilliant, but I would like something that will fit an A7 camera and lens where possible. There are people

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X8 from BevRC

Good evening out there all X8ers.  I had bought an X8 from BevRC back in 2012 and have never got around to setting it up or doing anything with it.  I'm in the process of getting ready to move across the country right now and I have a brand new X8 in

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X8 Carbon with total weight 4kg

Hi Guys,

I had first maiden with my X8 carbon yesterday. This is my spec:

800 kV motor, max 1250 watt

13x6.5 propeller

2x 4S 5000mAH 25C

Castle 80A ESC

Total weight 4kg

my X8 failed to take off... could someone help me to give advice about my spec, which pa

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Tarot Gimbal Issue

Hi Guys

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this. I looked around and could not find anything about this specifically.

I just updated the firmware on my tarot gimbal. Everything is working great now except the manual panning control is not func

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APM Power Module with XT60

   I found out by chance that I had been running the Power Module with the 3DR radio telemetry on my 6s setup! The APM PM is rated for 18volts. The  6s Lipos at 25.2v are over the specs. Is there any power module rated for say ...... 30V? Or any othe

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Skywalker X8 setup


Skywalker X8

Tiger Motor MT2826 KV380

Propeller 16 x 10

Zippy 6s 3000mah x 2 (I had 3 x 3000mah batteries but flies better with 2)

APM 2.5

Power Module

Telemetry 3DR

Flying weight = 2812 gram/ 6.2 pounds

Keychain Camera


Mission Planner 1.3.7


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X8 parts needed

Grounded :-(
Just came back from flying! When it landed I noticed it was missing the left winglet. Anyone have one or know where I can get the winglet part. Or is there any other plane that might have the similar part?
Thx, Brian

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X8 Thust Angle?

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 thrust line of the motor is pointing down (the forw

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X-8 In the post...

Hi All,

I joined this group a couple months back when I was trying to decide whether or not I should get an X-8. Thanks to all the discussions I have done just that. This is where again I need your help.

First of all I live in South Africa, I bought my

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