Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor (VTOL) Aircraft

Hi everyone,

I want to share my latest project, Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor. It uses Arduplane 3.8.2 firmware. Tilting mechanism and integration parts were printed with  a 3D printer. I made some transition tests a few weeks ago.

I made its maiden flight one year ago.

My current configuration:

Frame Kit: Skywalker X8
Vtol Conversion Parts: Custom 3D printed
Motor: Rctimer x5(400kV), 4 pieces
Speed Controller: Hobbywing 40A
Propellers: 17x5.5
Battery: Gens Ace 6s5100x2
BEC: Hobbywing 10A (Max 20A)
Flight Controller: Pixhawk,GPS recevier, Airspeed sensor
Tilt Servos: Savox SC-0251MG, 4 pieces
Wing (Elevon) Servos: Turnigy TGY-S712G, 2 pieces
Takeoff Weight: Approx. 5kg

As a result, I made a third flight last week and I had a crash (Youtube video is on the way) After I check the log files and my configuration I will repair my plane and continue flights to perform full forward flight transition. 

You can check my blog at for project details.


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    ArduPilot FTW!

  • Ersin Gonul  Great project!! Keep up :-D

  • Hi, thanks.
    Indeed, you don't have mass drop advantage. Weight of tilt mechanishm which includes servos and 3d printed parts are roughly the same or more with fifth motor and its speed controller.
  • Hi! Interesting project!

    What is the mass drop advantage on 4 servos with all the equipment needed, and moving parts vs additional fifth motor for horizontal flight? 

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