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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Thats a nice alternative. I am still seeking some guidance on the appropriate motor and prop combination that would be best suited for flying the X8 up to 13K. Of course, I will be on the ground not much lower than that. I would like to get a scorpion motor, but lack the experience so many of you have.

I have also seen mention of using a variable pitch prop in this thread, but haven't seen anyone pull that off with the X8 yet. It would be nice to have that feature at high altitude. Anyone working on that or have video/photos already in hand?
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My quick questions never seem to get answered... :-D
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What was your quick question ?
That's probably because nobody knows for sure. I've flown mine up to 7000 feet but 13,000 feet is a whole other world. Any answers would be purely a guess and unproven. I'm guessing you'd need a large diameter prop with high pitch, driven by a big, low kv motor for the thin air.
Variable pitch props are still fairly new and you wouldn't really want a non-folding prop for a belly lander anyway.
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