X-UAV has released a new UAV platform called the Skua. I will try and get one for some review.

Wingspan: 2100mm
Length: 1150mm
Flying Weight: 2500g-3000g
Wingload: 45~55g/d㎡
Drive System: 3720 KV1200
Propeller: ≤10in
ESC: 60A
Servo:2*9g 2*17g servos
Battery: 14.8V, 4S Li-polymer
Control system: 4CH 2.4GHz Transmitte

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Comment by david shumate on April 11, 2014 at 6:51am

I found additional information regarding this UAV here:


Comment by Don H. on April 11, 2014 at 8:30am
Sure is ugly.
Comment by Stephen Gloor on April 11, 2014 at 8:40am

Just the pod is pretty cool.  Just put it on something like this:


and you have your own Aeromapper.

Maybe they could just market the pod

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on April 14, 2014 at 12:58am

I am ordering one to check what is the pros and cons of this plane.

Comment by Nicolas Calderon on June 14, 2014 at 2:16pm

 Hi everyone : for a retired newbie like me which plane do you recomend ? I like the looks of the talon ,bixler and the skua .my goal is to  mount a fpv to do video of a particular montain in my area .5 miles away more or less ,seeing what you guys have done is amazeing .I now know it can be done . I am doing my homework ...learning the terms you use .I found a rc club close by so i can master what i am learning here.  reputable retalers online ?

let me know .I have a name for my bird (THE ELDERLY TALON ) ,OR BIXLER  LET ME KNOW

                                      Best Regards

                                                           Old Nick

Comment by Stephen Gloor on June 14, 2014 at 4:53pm

@Nick - my recommendation would be for the Penguin


It flies a lot better than the Bixler and has much much more room to put gear into.

I have two - one I have customised with landing gear etc.  I have the APM,Rx and power supply up in the canopy so it is a removable pod that I can take inside to update on the computer.

Comment by Nicolas Calderon on June 14, 2014 at 5:29pm

Thank you Stephen checking it out rigth now.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 14, 2014 at 5:43pm

I have two talons from XUAV and I love them, this is from the 3rd flight of the extension winged version

Flew it today GoPro just stuck to the front

Comment by Stephen Gloor on June 14, 2014 at 6:03pm
Comment by Stephen Gloor on June 14, 2014 at 6:17pm

Also for FPV go the extra dollars and buy the Immersion gear and antennas from circular wireless.  It is one area that I would not buy HobbyKing again.  HK is brilliant for lots of stuff and I would not be flying without them as my radio gear, batteries, motors and ESC are all Turnigy and NTM however their FPV radio Txs and Rxs can be a bit hit and miss.

If you get the Immersion gear it is just about always a hit.  I did not really get my HK stuff working properly and I am a Radio Technician however all the other people I fly with have Immersion gear it works straight out of the box.



I am not saying the HK gear is bad, just their quality control sometimes lets them down and this is one area where it can really bite.


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