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Old Mar 01, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Here are some pictures of what i have done to my wing with carbon vinyl--not sure how much more weight i have added but its not a great deal and i will be running a scorpion 3026--710kv 1000 watts on 2x5 cell 4000 packs in parallel so should have plenty of punch,i also have installed blind nuts and plastic bolts to attach the wing tips next step is to install my dragon link and all the other garbage that goes inside
nice model, you have done a great job with the plane too !.... I also like the artwork that is resting against the wall
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 04:59 PM
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nice, wouldn't mind get one when it gets back in stock.....
I hope, when it gets back in stock, everyone forms a nice orderly queue
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 05:52 PM
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I hope, when it gets back in stock, everyone forms a nice orderly queue
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (breath) ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (breath) ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah..... etc...
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Problem is, now that a couple different photos of the X8 have spent 2-3 day each featured in the Hot Pics
section of the Rcgroups home page, you guys will be competing with non-FPV pilots to buy em.

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 11:35 PM
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nice helichoper...

where does one find these carbon vinyl..
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 02:11 AM
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when the X8 comes back in stock I plan on trying to snatch one up! I was looking at possible power setups and I think I found one. I know the X8 can handle A LOT of weight so id rather have an over powered setup I will be using a 3cell setup and am looking for a higher Kv rating for some speed.

MOTOR

PROP

SPINNER

ESC

I also plan to see how strong the stock setup is and I think I will FiberGlass the whole thing (or at least the wings) as i have a 300foot roll of 3/4oz FG and it should also make it a little bit faster.

(off topic advertisement )if anyone would like some CP Antennas I have a good deal.

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Old Mar 02, 2012, 03:38 AM
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nice helichoper...

where does one find these carbon vinyl..
I got mine from ebay
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250850088...84.m1439.l2649
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Love the looks of this aircraft. Does anyone know if its Styrofoam or something much better? What's the cost and shipping to the US?

Thanks
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:40 AM
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nice helichoper...

where does one find these carbon vinyl..
Here has it in black, silver, white, blue, and red.
http://www.metrorestyling.com/Metro-...FQ1U7AodLlUA_Q
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Love the looks of this aircraft. Does anyone know if its Styrofoam or something much better? What's the cost and shipping to the US?

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Check BEVRC.com . I believe it's free shipping for orders over $200.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Any more updates from pilots of the X8?

Lessons learned?

Dos and Don'ts?

More video to show?

Emerging pros and cons?

Reasons those of us on the fence should or should not take the plunge?

Comparisons with other planes?

I want to hear it all.
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Just a thought, if the next batch are going to be black EPO, does that mean the first 50 white EPO ones will be the ONLY white ones? If so, heck, these white suckers are going to become pretty rare, very quickly - might have to hold on to mine 'unmade'
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Hahahaha! I mentioned that the Chinese guys may have missed a few details on the Spectra and they came back for another look-see....... straight from this thread. Gotta love it! I sure wish they would go ahead and fill my order for 10 of the dang things!
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Apparently this is an airframe whose time has come.

This is the X-56A. It "will explore active control technology for potential use in future high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) reconnaissance"
and
"The X-56A flying wing will also later be flown by NASA, and is an innovative modular unmanned air vehicle designed to test active flutter suppression and gust load alleviation."
Cool!
More info from Aviation Week here:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/jsp_i...p28-419827.xml
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Old Mar 02, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Apparently this is an airframe whose time has come.
This is the X-56A. It "will explore active control technology for potential use in future high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) reconnaissance"
and
"The X-56A flying wing will also later be flown by NASA, and is an innovative modular unmanned air vehicle designed to test active flutter suppression and gust load alleviation."
Cool!
More info from Aviation Week here:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/jsp_i...p28-419827.xml

Someone needs to read Photoshop for Dummies.....
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