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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

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

Weight: 2910g
Quantity: 
International Warehouse
stock
5
Price  HKD1,264.80

esc
  • HobbyKing 70A ESC 4A UBEC

    Combo Price: HKD216.89   IN STOCK

  • TURNIGY TRUST 70A SBEC Brushless Speed Controller

    Combo Price: HKD232.26   IN STOCK



motor
  • Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-660kv Brushless Outrunner Motor

    Combo Price: HKD288.90   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-500kv Brushless Outrunner Motor

    Combo Price: HKD323.05   IN STOCK



battery
  • ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 4S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: HKD322.82   IN STOCK

  • ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 6S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: HKD484.22   IN STOCK



servo
  • HXT 6.9kg / 39.2g / .16sec Twin bearing Digital Servo

    Combo Price: HKD37.02   IN STOCK

  • Hitec HS-422 Deluxe servo 3.3kg/45g/0.21sec

    Combo Price: HKD115.70   IN STOCK



acc.
  • Folding Propeller Assembly 12x7 (Alloy/Hub Spinner) (1pc/bag)

    Combo Price: HKD70.31   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 1) (v2 Firmware)

    Combo Price: HKD465.21   IN STOCK

  • Plastic Folding Propeller Assembly 13.5x7 (Alloy Hub) (1pc/bag)

    Combo Price: HKD37.40   BACKORDER

  • Folding Propeller Assembly 13.5x7 (Alloy/Hub Spinner) (1pc/bag)

    Combo Price: HKD74.57   IN STOCK

  • FatShark PredatorV2 RTF FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX

    Combo Price: HKD2,172.41   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)

    Combo Price: HKD465.21   IN STOCK



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 Customer rated
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Total of 159 discussions.
gabsterino  4 points - 10/28/2014
 
Is this a good motor for this plane? NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 1800Kv / 875w Or any other suggestions?
 Keeweeeee 42 points
no, too high Kv means small prop. You should use around 700-800 Kv and a 13x6 prop. For example, motor : NTM Prop Drive 35-48 Series 900KV / 815W.
Glen  2 points - 10/12/2014
 
What size wing servos in kgs would you use for a full payload on this big wing...? thanks.
Happyexpat  6 points - 9/7/2014
 
This is an excellent plane for grass, unfortunately I have to fly off gravel of concrete. Has anybody added an undercarriage. I would be interested in ideas and suggestions. I don't want retracting!
 Glen 2 points
there is undercarriage out there just what your looking for , and they don't retract.....just Google it and you will find them..
Mochanic  270 points - 9/4/2014
 
This is simply the most ridiculously over priced plane on the entire internet! It's foam!!! It comes out of a mold, nothing special here. Yes I would like to have one, but you can forget me ever paying that much for a molded piece of foam! Once you add shipping to this monster you can almost buy a condo! LOL...
Tyler  5 points - 7/24/2014
 
I followed a manual for preparing the wings, more specifically the control surfaces. It said to cut the short sides of the control surface so it's free from the wing, but leave the long side of the surface attached. these are the only steps mentioned for the control surface. My concern is that the foam is brittle and the control surface will snap off as soon as the servo moves it up/down. Can anyone let me know if I'm overly concerned or if I'm missing an important piece to my control surface setup?
 David 6 points
i used 3M Extreme Wrapping Tape. it is a 2 fiber perpendicular tape made by 3M. I applied it lengthwise down the elevons on both the top and bottom. the tape is a highly robust tape and should be more than enough to reinforce your elevons. I would also put strips down the the length of the wings (take care not to stretch the tape as to avoid warping of the wing) as this will help strengthen the wings against oscillations picked up in the wings from higher speeds. the only flaw with the tape is that the adhesive is UV sensitive. a UV resistant laminate fixes this problem. I promise once you start using Extreme Tape you will find it making an appearance on all of your RC projects.
Customer Reviews
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franmargi
4 likes
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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
54 likes
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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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Isaac
14 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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Overall Rating10/29/2014
nigel_uno
3 likes
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Excellent FPV platform. We use it for our photogrammetry UAV Check the video Skywalker X8 Mobius front cam / Sony Nex 7 w/PixHawk in full auto mode and our DJI Phantom V2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt7YE1g8XMw


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