X8 flying wing

New wing from Skywalker factory >>X8 UAV platform<<

For those who want Long range / Long flying time / High payload the new X8 wing will get you there..



The wing X8, will be released early 2012.

Wing span: 2122mm

Wing area: 80dm2

valid payload: 1000-2000g

X8 use KV730 2820 Motor, 40-60A ESC and 1260, 1280 prop


X8 skywalker wing

I'm already in love with this bird...


Now the X8 wing is ready in strong EPO foam


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  • Hi Peter!

    How are you?

    I am interested in the X8 for AP.

    Some questions... ;)

    Did you already test it with the Hacker motor? 

    How long do you think you can fly with 2 x 4s 5000mAh at aprox. 30 mph???

    Can it carry 15000 mAh without any problem?

    Thanks for your help!

  • @peter

    thanks for the info and I am looking forward to see the videos of your new experiments with this airframe. It would be helpful if you could include the motor/esc/prop/battery specs and resulted characteristics, e.g., net weight, flight time, max speed, at the beginning of the videos or their descriptions.

  • Arash

    manfred (friend of mine) did the long endurance flight in this video - i have a "more powerful" setup with the Hacker A30 10xl v2 which is more efficient so we both have nearly the same flight time! manfred´s x8 is powered by an turnigy 3548 with 790kv - not really powerful but perfect for fpv and filming! we both didn´t change  ánything since the last videos - but this weekend we´ll try some other motor/prop combinations!



  • @peter Have you changed anything since your long endurane flight:



  • @Neil


    this video will give you all answers to your questions ;)

    the x8 is a perfect glider but you can go fast as well - our top speed was 177km/h (throttle at 85%)


  • How was it when you go low and slow. Can you let me know how low and how slow?




    Hacker A30 10xl v2 - 2x 4s 5000mah 45C - 11x8 folding prop - flight time up to 85min - top speet 160km/h and more

    feel free to ask me any question about the X8 ;)



  • These bad boys are now up for preorder on


  • There is a lively thread on the X8 over at RCG

    Given that several are up and flying and a few have come down hard, what are your general thoughts on this plane?  Thus far there haven't been any of the worst cases some were predicting.


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