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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Comment by Greg Dronsky on October 31, 2017 at 4:51pm

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? 

Comment by Ersin Gonul on November 2, 2017 at 3:13am
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.
Comment by Stanley Anak Suab on November 5, 2017 at 7:06am

Ersin Gonul  Great project!! Keep up :-D

Comment by Tom Pittenger on November 24, 2017 at 8:59am

ArduPilot FTW!


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