X-UAV Talon

A group for those of us with the X-UAV Talon and Mini-Talon

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Alternative noses for the Talon (3D Printed)

Started by Ben Dellar. Last reply by Hugues Nov 17, 2017. 21 Replies

I noticed many people want to replace the dome with different noses for their Talons. For those access to a 3D printer I have uploaded some designs to Thingiverse which may prove helpful. All are…Continue

auto grid mission with my talon

Started by Sulu. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Jun 1, 2017. 3 Replies


Pixhawk Mini and Spektrum Controller

Started by Jordan Mesch. Last reply by Jordan Mesch Mar 19, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi friends,I'm currently trying to integrate a pixhawk into my XUAV talon that I have built for aerial photography. This is going to be my first time using a pixhawk on a plan rather than a copter…Continue

X-UAV Build

Started by Aaron Emmett. Last reply by Aaron Emmett Feb 4, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi all,I'm looking for an airframe that will ultimately be aimed at mapping/orthomosaic type projects and the Talon is one we are certainly interested in.I know this has probably been asked 100…Continue

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Comment by Thomas Stanley-Jones on July 13, 2015 at 8:01pm

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to share their dataflash or tlog from their Talon.  I want to see how my Talon's response to roll, pitch, and yaw input in Auto mode compares to others.  Thanks!

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on July 13, 2015 at 12:24pm

Tatich, did you ever find your Talon ?

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on July 13, 2015 at 12:21pm

Hi Elios,

I try to do some pictures tomorrow or so, Talon is in my store, and it is night here ! Not that you would see much, the thin carbon rods are completely hidden in the foam, and I painted the tips red !

I'm not too good with calculations, I just flew different speeds in manual, and logged current draw vs speed, to see what would give me the longest distance, with some safety factor sucked out of my thumb for strong winds.

I haven't done much flying lately, it is winter, the weather is bad, and most clubs now don't allow drones anymore.....

Comment by John on July 13, 2015 at 12:07pm

HI Gustav,

Great work,

2 questions:

1-Can you post some photos of the tail and how you did it, It will nice to see it. 

2- What was the calculation to configure the cruise speed to 16m/s and the FWB min at 10 under Airspeed section? With my configuration both parameters are almost the same at 14m/s.

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on July 13, 2015 at 10:02am

And a tip from my side, I found the tips of the rudders quite easily bend when it is bumped, and then becomes soft and floppy.

I bought some 2mm carbon rod from Clowns Hobbies here, cut two 70mm lengths, sharpened one end on a grinder, and carefully pushed it from the rear of the floppy bits into the more solid foam.

I didn't use any glue.

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on July 13, 2015 at 9:55am

Well, as I said, my document is a work in progress.........

I helped set up another Talon recently, and the owner required clarity on some parts of the document.

I would also appreciate any feedback, tips you might have, etc.

I particularly would like to know how to make the tail feathers removable, for transport !

Anyway, the new document.....


Comment by Tatich on February 23, 2015 at 10:21pm


Hi, Bad news, on Sunday I went to flight X-talon, was test of camera trigger plan photography with the mission planner, only 5 minutes. I switched Auto mode and suddenly the X Talon changed the route and started to far away; In the logs watched the legends "bad compass Health" and "GPS: No GPS" I got switch to RTL mode, but didn't respond. The X-talon lost on the forest around one km of take off place. Now I need recovering my UAV, I followed the flight path to find it, meaning through flight records unsuccessfully. I am concerned because approaches my first job of aerial photo with the UAV.

Today I went with GPS on hand for looking for it, but unsuccessfully. The crash place no it difficult to walk .

Do you think that X-talon fell down more far away that logs show?

I attach crash log, I hope your comments


Comment by Jesus A on February 2, 2015 at 2:41am

Does anybody know about a possible discontinuation of talon wing extensions?

I have talked to fpvmodel and they say the factory is not producing them now.
Comment by Tatich on January 16, 2015 at 10:08am

  Heeeyy  Gustav: 

Great job, the documento is very useful for people how I, that having basic knowledge of UAV,

Thank very much ¡¡¡

Comment by Gustav Kuhn on January 16, 2015 at 4:52am

Oops, that was the draft copy, this one is better!




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