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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 Richard Sterling on December 6, 2016 at 1:42pm

@Ronald- I am open to other models. Do you know where I could find the models? I pan to build a few in Carbon with solar cells laminated into the upper surfaces.

Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Tommy Larsen on December 6, 2016 at 11:36am

Hi

I got the files somewhere. Will search and put a dropbox link to them :)

Comment by Brandon on December 6, 2016 at 11:13am

Someone might be able to use their camera or smartphone to generate a 3d mesh render of the model, I know there are some apps available. (123D Catch)

Brandon

Comment by Ronald Pandolfi on December 6, 2016 at 11:08am

Do you need a 3d model of the X-8 or something similar? Skywalker has not released CAD for the X-8, but there are several similar Blended Wing Body aircraft for which CAD exists. Some have CAD based on well defined (mathematically) airfoils. Such aircraft tend to be designed for composite or 3D printing fabrication.

Comment by Richard Sterling on December 6, 2016 at 7:13am

Does anyone know where I can find a 3D model of the X8?

Thanks in advance,

RS

Comment by Richard Sterling on December 5, 2016 at 1:53pm

Does anyone know where I can find a 3D model of the X8?

Thanks in advance,

RS

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Comment by Gregg on July 13, 2015 at 5:26pm

https://youtu.be/y2pmUHo0cVI

Here is a video proving that the gopro cam does get charged from the x8

Comment by Gregg on July 13, 2015 at 5:19pm

Okay  here is my problem. I have attached 2 different go pro cameras to my 3dr x8 and plugging in the little usb cable that sends video signal thru the 3dr flight view fpv setup. I noticed that the go cameras show that they are being charged thru the power on the x8. When disconnecting the  cameras to down load they will not charge now and can not download data thru the usb cable to my computer. My week old gopro 3+ will not charge when hooked to the computer or the wall socket. Are my cameras being shorted out by the power from the x8. When contacting 3dr they tell me that the go cam does not get power from the x8, but it does! I shot a video of my cam on my x8, showing the bars counting off and the bottom red light on!! Both go pro cams still power up and video tape, but I cant charge them!!! I have contacted go cam, and of course they never heard of my problem! I had an Iris with the same setup, but never saw the go cam being charged thru the iris. Anybody else had this problem. I can return my newest go cam I just bought, but cant use it on my 3dr x8 in fear of shorting out the usb!!


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on June 6, 2015 at 10:48am

@Hans,

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely keep it in mind:-)

Regards,

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