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Skywalker X8 setup

Started by Brian S. Last reply by Moises Garcia Durand Mar 21, 2018. 2 Replies

8-10-2014Skywalker X8Tiger Motor MT2826 KV380Propeller 16 x 10Zippy 6s 3000mah x 2 (I had 3 x 3000mah batteries but flies better with 2)APM 2.5Power ModuleTelemetry 3DRFlying weight = 2812 gram/ 6.2…Continue

Possible Composite X8

Started by Michael Levesque. Last reply by Tommy Larsen Feb 26, 2017. 29 Replies

Hey guys! (and girls) I noticed a lot of people do love their X8 but they are pimping them quite a lot... Most of the time going above the max weight of the aircraft or going faster creating flutter.…Continue

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Differential Spoilers on X8

Started by Lockhart. Last reply by Ray Anderson Dec 20, 2016. 5 Replies

Has anyone attempted this on the X8? The X8 does not seem to be particularly prone to yaw wobble. Nonetheless, yaw control would be nice to have. And, implementing differential spoilers would be an…Continue

Skywalker X8 Launcher Plans

Started by Evan Palmer Sep 3, 2016. 0 Replies

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…Continue

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Comment by Geoffrey Preston on August 25, 2012 at 6:56am

  EMS just delivered the X-8 that I ordered without motor, prop or servos.

Planning to use:

Scorpion II 3026 -710

75 amp Castle ICE ESC

Haven't choosen servos yet.

13/8 prop thru 11/8 prop (can use 3s or 4s)

Already have:

Ardupilot 2.5, older U-Blox GPS

3DR 915 data radios, but plan to upgrade to the 1 watt version for the air and already have a 915 3 watt amp for the ground station

TSLR Radio and Reciever

Calculating total flying weight at about 96 ounces with camera and video transmitter

Any suggestions or comments?

Comment by james sowell on August 25, 2012 at 1:38am

yes i went with scorpion 3020 890kv and it takes a 6000 4s to get it right with nothing on it

Comment by Glen Thomas on August 25, 2012 at 1:08am

The room inside the X8 is not a reality when in comes to flying... up front where you want to house all camera gear becomes cluttered with batteries because of CG on this monster, you want the lightest motor you can find.

Comment by Glen Thomas on August 25, 2012 at 1:05am

a 730kv - puts out about 3.3kg of thrust, 80amp ESC

Comment by james sowell on August 25, 2012 at 12:01am

glen what motor is that ?

Comment by John Cousins on August 24, 2012 at 10:50pm

Nice... Thanks all.

I'm still minus motor, prop and servos... still playing with my Skywalker but i'll get round to the X8 soon. Can't get over how much room there is inside!

Comment by james sowell on August 24, 2012 at 8:26pm

i used tape on mine, white 2 run the next one i got lined up a little better

Comment by Glen Thomas on August 24, 2012 at 7:51pm
Comment by Glen Thomas on August 24, 2012 at 7:50pm

Actually I think because it is so thin it tends to curl and you can correct it with hot water but I just manipulated it by bending in the opposite direction by hand until they aligned...worked fine material is quiet strong and does not break but just manipulate slowly in opposite direction.

Comment by John Cousins on August 24, 2012 at 7:44pm

Hi all!

Just a quick question about the x8.

I have the first generation X8 and was wondering if anyone could tell me what the differences are between the 1st and second generation models.

I noticed on the X8 i received, the trailing edge of the wings doesn't seem to line up with the blended fuselage. I am referring to the wing route at the trailing edge. It seems like there has been a moulding error but maybe this is how they are supposed to be.

It looks like some of the aircraft I have seen on youtube videos have this area aligned and well blended.... are they just using tape to align this area... or is it a different modification?

Has anyone noticed any differences between the black and the white models? or is it a case of different colour.... but same mould.

Cheers for your help.

John 

 

 
 
 
 

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