Arducopter OctaQuad (X8) Owners

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Arducopter OctaQuad (X8) Owners

Hi X8 Copter folks!  Opening a new Group as I wish to share my development and gather information on yours.  Please join in and let's grow our hobby!

Members: 57
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2018

Discussion Forum

Landing gear for 3DR X8

Started by Carlos. Last reply by Paul Tegler May 9, 2017. 5 Replies

So I am thinking of adding a "crab"-style landing gear to my 3dr x8 octoquad. This is mainly so I can add padding at the bottom for extra protection and for the ability to land/float on water in case…Continue

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Camera Mount Designs

Started by Joel Dec 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Does anyone know of 3D print camera mount designs for the X8? Or other neat DIY camera mounts?I was looking at …Continue

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Prop washers for 3DR X8+

Started by Carlos. Last reply by Carlos Jul 3, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi all,Recently I was flying my X8+ copter and a couple of the propellers flew off. Aside from the issue of keeping the things wound on tightly (I am considering lock nuts) I need to replace a couple…Continue

Tags: washers, prop, x8+

go pro charging

Started by Gregg Jun 28, 2015. 0 Replies

3dr tech support said the go cam does not charge from the x8.....yes it does. I made the mistake of unplugging the usb cable from the go cam while powered up and now I can not get the video to feed…Continue

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Comment by David Pulvermacher on December 29, 2014 at 3:14am

Hi Doug nice neat rig! I was wondering why you opted for such a powerful rig with only a GoPro as payload? I'm running 980Kv Sunnyskys and have an additional RunCam 600TVL on the gimbal, and they seem to provide enough poke with only four motors...I have four others, and have been considering adding them in a similar config to yours. So some flight time and battery specs from yours would be greatly appreciated. Best from a very windy Cape Town.

Comment by Bob Chaplin on December 28, 2014 at 9:45pm

Hi Doug, wonderful group you started. Your bird on the table looks great...unlike mine that is a stock DIY store purchase and without a canopy. Can you give me an idea of where you purchased your canopy? My intentions are not to fly in the rain, but some drizzle could probably play havoc with the exposed circuit boards. TKS, Bob

Comment by Doug Walmsley on December 21, 2014 at 5:06pm

2x HobbyWing's Skywalker Quattro 25Ax4 ESCs.

Comment by DG on December 21, 2014 at 2:43pm

What ESC's are you using?

Comment by Doug Walmsley on December 20, 2014 at 9:13pm

Refit complete! Will be taking it out for a test flight tomorrow weather permitting.

See photos and a video of it reassembled.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5b9n3oikqel7ikq/20141220_173557.mp4?dl=0

Comment by Doug Walmsley on December 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Hi Folks! 

 

Thought I'd establish a new group and update everyone with where I'm at in my build.

As some may be aware, I built a custom OctoQuad frame from OMGFLY.com called the ATG T2-X4-12 Carbon Fiber Frame.  I installed 3DR 880KV black motors which later found to be the wrong type to use and cooked a 8000 mAh battery.

So I'm now refitting new motors from SunnySky called the 4108S 11 600Kv outrunner motors to my frame.  I have two of the 4 arms completed and should be wrapping up the refit soon.  I will be planning to test 13x47 or maybe  14x47 APC propellers with these motors for best flight results/characteristics as well.

I recently ordered a LIDAR sensor from RobotShop.com but it is on backorder with an estimate delivery date around the 30th of December.  I will be performing altitude testing of both the sonar and LIDAR close to the ground and at each of the sensors max limits and over different terrains to include water.  I plan to publish those results in the main forum room once I'm satisfied with my tests.

For more details, pictures and videos on my OctoQuad (X8), go to my page if you're interested.

 

More to follow to include updated pictures and videos as soon as refit has been completed. :-)

 

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