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Skywalker X-8 FPV / UAV Flying Wing 2120mm

Skywalker X-8 FPV / UAV Flying Wing 2120mm
Skywalker X-8 FPV / UAV Flying Wing 2120mm

This is the X-8 FPV wing from Skywalker Technolog,. The BIG FPV wing!
The X-8 has been specifically designed for FPV and UAV, customised for F-Tek stabiliser systems.

An awesome looking and fantastic flying FPV / UAV platform, moulded out of EPO so it's nearly indestructible!

This model offers a huge amount of under canopy space, excellent glide performance, fast low power cruise speeds in the region of 80-90 kph.
 
The airframe was designed from the outset to take FPV and other video devices, the equipment bays have been laid out to suit FPV / UAV applications, there is a camera mount in the nose and there's a forward oblique mount to suit a Gopro. Transporting the airframe is easy, both the wing panels and the vertical stabs are bolt on affairs.

Nice design points are the moulded in wing reflex, removable vertical stabilisers, ventral launching grips, nose camera bay, canopy retained via strong magnets , moulded battery and FPV trays and 2 through fuselage spars - plus a moulded in spar in each wing panel.
 
It's an impressive airframe that spans 2120mm and has a rather imposing silhouette!

Specs:
Wingspan: 2120mm
Motor:  400 - 800watts dependant on payload
Prop: 12x6 - 13x8
Battery: 4s 3000mah - 6S 5000 mah
Esc: 40-70 amp
Maximum AUW: 3500g

Required:
3 or more channel radio system
2 x std size servos
Propellor and adapter
Brushless outrunner
Brushless ESC
Lipo battery
FPV or UAV system


PRODUCT ID: 304000005

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2 1:IC/2:Elec 4 Channel 2120mm (83.46in) 0mm (0.00in) 0g (0lb)

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 Customer rated 4 crowns   
 
Total of 152 discussions.
Serge  1 points - 4/19/2014
 
If interested you think is better than foam limanaviation.wix****/flying-wings
Siegfried  14 points - 3/26/2014
 
Prop is to small. 13x8" will work.
marlon donald  1 points - 3/17/2014
 
Have any experiencing overheating motor? I have tried o's 3825-750kv (smoked) now using turnkey 3548-1100kv 12x6 prop 4s running really hot. Help??
 Arnaudd 53 points
U need to make a little periscope kind of tube on top of the motor to push air onto it. The motor is in such a location that its in air pocket and gets no airflow.. like driving just behind a truck. It need ventilation . Thats what I have done on mine
 Happyexpat 1 points
Yeh my friend and I have exactly the same problem, in fact a burnt out 35/48 motor was the result. We have now using half of two plastic spoons made into two air scoops behind the the hatch on the top directed towards the two holes in the motor plate. As Arnaudd said the motor without this mod gets no airflow and it definitely needs it. It also pays to use full power only in short bursts. We are using a 12*6 folding prop and drawing at full power 44 amps giving just over 3kg of thrust. The motor is rated up to 55 amps so we are well within tolerance. It does however still get very warm / hot on bench test.
 AlicanteFlyer 1 points
The motor on this model needs ventilation and a modification to the motor housing plate is to drill out the plate enough to show the matching holes on the motor, approximately two inches. Also the foam where the motor housing is, needs cutting out the same 2 inch hole to allow airflow through target=_blank>X8motor mod
Paul  6 points - 2/17/2014
 
Hi, I'm new to fpv and lipos! I'm going for the x8. I want a setup to give me maximum range and time in the air. Can any one help with the best motor batteries, esp and prop for this. I'm going to be using the fat shark attitude goggles head tracking, pan and tilt with the camera that comes with it so will need to power this too? Thanks
 Seegeist 51 points
Yikes, Paul, one step at a time, mate. Get a simpler starter package like a Bixler, and ten flights with that will put you in the picture, allow you to carry a small keychain camera, and view the results. This plane is not for you, it's too awkward to operate. The first time you fly it with all that pan and tilt gear, big batteries, and so on, it will land heavily and demolish itself. Always start on the bottom rung of a ladder, that's why it's there.
 Paul 3 points
Hi Paul I'm also making an X8 for long range FPV, I have the Fat shark goggles they don't come with battery charger or Camera so I ordered the separately, they work O.K with slight adjustments to the strap position. I'm going to use a 890KV motor the FSD-FC3548 as it runs 3,4 & 5 CELL battery's so plenty of choice. Using the Cyclops Tornado OSD for flight stabilization and RTH. Using Rlink TX/RX 433 Mhz for long range on my Futaba 14sg radio, with 1.2Ghz for video link(25323&25327) powered by a Gens Ace 850MaH battery velcroed on the back of the Futaba. 2 camera a gopro silver hero 3 to record & IBcrazys RmRc-600XVP to the goggles. IB-Crazy arials for 433 and 1.2Ghz. ubec's with smoothing for low noise interference. LOW PASS NOISE FILTER FOR 433mHZ. Prop will be 13x8 pulling power from 2 x 7,300Mah 3 cell battery's and for the really long stuff 4 cell x2 6000Mah plus battery's a separate 3 cell 3000MaH battery for receiver video etc
 Paul 3 points
Sorry forgot I'm also making a launch ram for it www.link catapult&page=8 can be seen here, got the ali waiting on the catches
André  2 points - 1/19/2014
 
Anyone know it's stall speed at certain weight ? - provided the measurement is done at normal, optimal CG.
 Joakim 6 points
All I can say is that if you double up the weight, the stall speed will increase by 40%
 Arnaudd 53 points
Stall speed around 40kmh. Always keep it moving.. stal speed will change with the direction of wind... example facing the wind helps. This plane as cg about 2cm in front of finger holes. It will fly safely with full up trim on elevator.. thats a guide to confirm cg is right and u will have no stall effect over 40kmh
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franmargi
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Hola a todos. Quiero comprar una X-8 para FPVpero antes me gustaria saber que motor , helice y bateria son las mas recomendables para una larga duracion en vuelo. Gracias. Paco


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__Giba
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Perfeita asa para fpv longa distancia. Estável e com otima rasão de planeio veja video youtube.com/watch?v=g_KC98m9P4U. Perfect wing for FPV long distance. Stable and optimal glide Reason see video youtube.com/watch?v=g_KC98m9P4U


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Overall Rating3/1/2014
Isaac
10 likes
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Looks cool and carries and lot. Quality is bad and foam is bent and needs to be heated and bent back. Also it stalls really easy if you try turning sharp.


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