X8 Flying wing now available from Hobbyking

IMG_23641.jpgThis flying wing has been around for a while, but now it is also available from Hobbyking. The X8 is made from EPO and with spars in the wing and canopy, this aircraft is virtually indestructable. With a wingspan of 2120mm (about 83.5 inch) this wing is capable of carrying some pretty nice gear for FPV or UAV's. It should be able to carry 1-1.5kg in extra weight. There is a camera mount in the nose and a forward oblique mount for GoPro camera's.

Even though this plane is big, it is easy to transport it. Both the wing panels and the vertical stabilisers are bolt on. The canopy is hold on by magnets. There is a spar molded into each wing panel.

To complete this aircraft, the following items are suggested:

  • 400 - 800 watt motor (depending on your AUW)
  • Propellor: 12x6 - 13x8 (foldable?)
  • Battery, depending on motor size: 4S/3000mAh - 6S/5000mAh
  • Speed controller: 40 - 70 Amps

Available from Hobbyking now for US$ 164.95: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__27132__Skywalker_X_8_FPV_UAV_Flying_Wing_2120mm.html&aff=5361


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  • Lol, 4 left. Hurry!!!

  • Moderator

    HK prices different depending on the warehouse you look in.

  • Just checked - you are right Veikko, the first batch was made from EPS. My mistake.

  • Hobbyking seems unavailable at the moment, so I can't check the price. Maybe they lowered the price.

  • THAT is weird. I tried with and without logging in, I even tried from a different computer and via 3G to make sure HK doesn't recognize me, but I always get $164,95 - also with or without your affiliate ID.

    Is it possible that HK makes different prices based on the user's location also?

    Besides, I'm "Standard Customer". Just bought one RQ-4 and the Turnigy R/C there yet.

  • @Stefan: The price is depending on your membership level. Buy more, get a better price. I used the price that you probably see when you are not logged in.

  • I believe the original batch of X-8's were made of EPP.  Most people seemed like they were very unhappy about this.  If you contact bev-rc you might be able to find an EPP model in stock.  I know no one seemed to want one in that material.  

  • @Dutchman:

    Hmmm... I get $164,95 as a price from HK, not $177,19. Does HK make different prices for different people or is it more expensive when we use your affiliate ID?


    The first versions were made from EPP and IIRC there was a problem with less durability. If you have a dent in an EPO plane, a little heat should help that.

  • Moderator

    You can't teach autopilot to fly.



    I flew for years on different Paparazzi boards and have one ( 1 ) fails.

    But I believe, different tuning procedures exist.

  • Moderator

    aircraft is virtually indestructable

    May be learn fly first?

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