|May 05, 2012, 08:42 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
Turbo Ace X88 octocopter oktokopter official site
Turbo Ace X88-J Octocopter RTF w/ Devo 7: CNC Aluminum/Carbon Fiber I-Beam, DJI WK-M, GPS/Carefree Modes, BL Motors, 8x 35A ESCs, $2995.95 RTF. Preorder Now at www.WowHobbies.com ETA 5/28.
SINGLE FLIGHT CONTROLLER TURBO ACE X88-J OCTOCOPTER
Pay 10% deposit now and the remaining balance to be paid when the Turbo Ace X88-J is ready to be shipped. California shipping location is required to pay sales tax on deposit as it is a partial payment of the purchase.
TURBO ACE X88-J comes in a RTF (ready to fly) package. To reducing shipping size and prevent damage, propellers and landing skids are dismounted after individual flight test and prior to shipping. End user can easily re-install them in about 15 minutes.
GPS Demo Video
Camera mount auto stabilization (Included with X88-JS and X88-JSD, optional for X88-J)
* Super Rigid Expanded Carbon Stacked Structure is extraordinarily lighter and stronger than all current designs based on sandwiched booms and plastic molds. At 4.8 pounds without the battery, X88's super structure features (1) an expanding CNC aluminum reinforced carbon fiber stacked central main frame anchored by 4 sets of radiating carbon fiber arms that will not sag and bounce under heavier payloads (2) optimized boom distance with lighter square aluminum tubing with anti-twist mounts that extend out to the motors significantly reducing weight around the parameters for excellent maneuverability (3) spacing within each carbon fiber arm provides propeller cooled ESC locations (4) sturdy CNC mounting locations at the end of each arm facilitate an extra wide landing skid (5) foldable joints for portability, traveling and shipping.
* Care Free Home Lock Flight Mode utilizes the octocopter's take off home position as a reference point for orientation/heading. The pilot no longer needs to maintain a tail-in (tail towards the pilot) orientation to keep track of the octocopter's heading. Pushing the cyclic stick up will always result in the helicopter flying forward and away from the pilot. Pulling the cyclic stick down will result in the octocopter backing up towards the pilot which in turn provides a very reliable "come home" solution. Similarly the roll (left & right) controls will correspond to the pilots home position without any mental acrobatics. Although the pilot can still use yaw to turn or spin the octocopter, it will not affect the pilot's flight orientation from the home position. After activation, this Home Lock mode will be effective when the octocopter is beyond 30 feet from the take off position. Home Lock mode is the most convenient and preferred mode for pilots who like to fly facing the octocopter.
* Care Free Course Lock Flight Mode utilizes the octocopter's initial take off heading direction as a reference direction for the duration of the flight. For example if the octocopter and the pilot's transmitter is facing north in the take off position, the octocopter will always treat the north as the direction (heading) for forward flight even if the yaw has rotated the front of the octocopter to a different direction. After activation this Course Lock mode will be effective when the octocopter is beyond 30 feet from the take off position. The best way to use the Course Lock mode is to keep the transmitter facing the initial take off heading direction during the entire flight even if this means the pilot has to turn his head to see the octocopter.
* GPS Lock enables the X88-J to lock into a self sustaining hover at a fixed GPS location with a flip of a switch on the transmitter. Even when the octocopter is pulled away from its locked location, it will return to that original location. This a very useful and precise locking function that operates within a few feet (about 1 foot vertical and up to 6 feet radius) depending on the quality of GPS satellite signals and the flying environment.
* Dual Stage Fail Safe Mode offers a backup plan when the octocopter receiver looses connection with the transmitter. When this occurs, the octocopter will automatically return to the point above the home GPS position. Hovering at about 60 feet, the pilot may be able to re-established connection and manually land the octocopter. If connection is not re-established, then the octocopter will automatically lands in fail safe mode. Also, if the octocopter battery is low, it will start an auto landing sequence before it runs out of power.
* Dynamically Balanced Brushless Motors reduces high frequency vibrations at the source. This can only be accomplished at our motor factory using a specialized motor balancer to spin up each individual motors to its operating RPM range. Similar to balancing tires, tiny weights are positioned along the edges of the rotating motor drum to achieve smooth rotations.
* 35A ESCs with Cooling Algorithm offers extra capacity for continued operation without a fan or cooling-off periods between flights.
* 7° Inclined Arms for exceptionally fast and agile maneuverability with minimum tilt or roll.
* Foldable Arm Joints for safer transportation and traveling.
* Anti-static Design prevents video signal interference and catastrophic electronic damage. Although carbon fiber is an excellent choice for many structural solutions, it's the #1 cause of static electricity under spinning propellers. For a safer design without interference, X88's carbon fiber central main frame seamlessly transitions to square aluminum booms under the propellers.
* Professional Aluminum Carrying Case is customized to ship the X88-J octocopter with the arms folded up without any gimbal or camera attached. However, after you have installed a gimbal/camera on the bottom of the octocopter, you can use the aluminum case to carry the octocopter with the arms folded down around the gimbal/camera.
* Modularized Design for ease of maintenance and repair. With strategically placed connectors and brackets, all individual components on the X88 can be easily disconnected or removed.
* USA Parts Support for fast and easy continued access to parts, upgrades and accessories.
* Optional Telemetry for transmitting updated battery voltage and temperature on board readings to the transmitter (for DEVO 8S/10/12S only)
* Optional 2 or 3-axis Camera Mounts for a variety of cameras and camcorders.
* Optional Automated Gyro Compensation for the camera mount: Requires a secondary Xaircraft flight controller and 3-axis gyro.
* Optional Dual Pilot with secondary receiver and transmitter for the camera man.
* Optional single way point and multiple way point GPS with PC connections can be purchased separately.
* Total Weight: Without battery, camera mount and camera is only 4.8 pounds for super responsive performance.
* Payload Capacity: Up to 3.2 pounds of camera gimbal and camera.
* Flight Time: 15-30 minutes depending on the battery size, the weight of the camera gimbal and camera.
PRIMARY FLIGHT CONTROLLER, 3-AXIS GYRO AND GPS SPECIFICATION
DJI WooKong-M controller with 3-Axis gyro
Multi Rotor Types: Quad-Rotor / Hex-Rotor / Octo-Rotor
Supported ESC output: 400Hz refresh frequencies
Recommended Power Supply: DC 4.8 ~ 12V
Power Consumption: MAX 5W (0.9A@5V, 0.7A@5.8V,0.5A@7.4V,0.4A@8V)
Operating Temperature: -5°C to +60°C (You have to keep the IMU warm if you want to use it under low temperature, could be -5°Cor lower.)
Flight Modes: GPS Lock & 2 Care Free Flight Modes
Hovering Accuracy: Vertical: ± 0.5m, Horizontal: ± 2m
Suitable Wind Condition: < 8m/s (17.7mph)
Max Rotate Angle: 35°
Vertical Speed: 6m/s
Packaging & Shapes
Main Controller: 51mm x 39.6mm x 15.8mm
IMU: 40mm x 31mm x 26mm
GPS & Compass: 50mm (diameter) x 9mm
LED Indicator: 25mm x 25mm x 7mm
Total Weight: <= 150g
Built In Functions:
Voltage monitor (not telemetry)
* Expanded carbon fiber stacked central main frame and arms
* Carbon fiber skid landing with extra wide foot print suitable for auto landing
* Square anti-twist mounted aluminum booms reduce static interference to video and prevent electronic damage
* Extensive CNC aluminum bracket integration for extra durability and structural integrity.
* Customized central hub for outstanding protection and ventilation.
* Fitted with 10" propellers.
* Optional 12" carbon fiber propellers will be available soon.
* Extended wingspan diameter of 90cm from motor to motor on opposing sides
* Foldable arms for easy transportation and traveling
* Weight with all electronics (without battery and camera mount): 4.8 pounds
* Professional Aluminum Carrying Case for easy traveling. Dimensions: 42cm X 42cm X 46cm
* 8 x 35A ESC 4s input with 2mm spring-loaded motor connectors for ease of maintenance
* 8 x Dynamically Balanced Brushless Motors to reduce high frequency vibrations
* 4 GB USB Flash Drive for set up, upgrade and electronic manual
* Walkera Devo 7 Transmitter with 7 channels
* Walkera RX802 Receiver with 8 channels
DEVO 7 SPECIFICATIONS
1). Encoder: ARM micro computer system
2). Frequency: 2.4Ghz（DSSS）
3). Output power:-5dBm~20dBm
4). Battery: 1.2VX8 NiCard or1.5VX8 AA dry batteries
5). Current Drain: ≤170mA
DEVO 7 FEATURES
1). Quad-bearing design: Improved quad-bearing design of the Radio sticks makes the control silky smooth.
2). Adopts core DEVO 12 technology: Versatile functions and high performance .
3). 2 Model Type: Compatible with helicopters and airplanes. Improved programming with more mixes and better interface Program MIX ，MIX to Throttle. Long range.
4). 7-point throttle curve: For outstanding feel, control and reliability.
5). 15 (Fifteen) programmable model memory.
6). Online updatable software: Enjoying the versatility keeping your transmitter updated and the convenience of copying model data online.
For optional upgrade rechargeable Lipo battery for this transmitter go to
PACKAGE INCLUDES FULLY ASSEMBLED X88-J OCTOCOPTER WITH THE FOLLOWING FEATURES
* DJI Flight Controller for octocopter operation
* DJI IMU 3-Axis Gyro for octocopter operation
* DJI GPS with GPS Lock & 2 Care Free Flight Modes
* Walkera Devo 7 Transmitter (Devo 10 and 12s transmitter on photo are not included.)
* Walkera RX802 Receiver
* 8 x 35A ESCs
* 8 x Dynamically Balanced Brushless Motors
* 5,300mAh 4s Lipo Battery
* 4 GB USB Flash Drive containing test flight video with serial number of the Octocopter ordered and
* Foldable X88-J Octocopter Carbon Frame
* Professional Aluminum Carrying Case
* Carbon Fiber Super Wide Skid Landing (dismounted for shipping)
* 8 x 10" Propellers (dismounted for shipping)
* DSLR 3-Axis camera mount is not included.
* Preorder promotion does not apply to this model.
For optional upgrade camera mount and camera mount auto compensation module go to
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|May 05, 2012, 08:51 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
The X88-J has 8 rotors so it has the redundancy to protect your invetment. We have tried to fly with 7 rotors and landed safely each time.
Here are some reference pointers about octocopter verses hexa and quads for video footage. These are the reasons owning an Octocopter instead of a Hexacopter or quadrocopter.
Octocopter is are more stable and very easy to train.
Octocopter can lift much more weight, the X88-J2 can easily lift the 6 pound payload such as Mark iii with lens plus a 2.5 pound gimbal.
Octocopter has redundant rotors, so if one goes out, your equipment won't tumble down and be damaged.
Octocopter, particularly the X88-J2 is intelligent, it flies hands off and will be able to come home if it loses transmission.
Octocopter is more predictable and safer than quad and hexa due to its redundant rotors.
Octocopter will fly under heavier windy condition
Octocopter will produce more stable video
Octocopter is easier to do FPV due to more stability
|May 06, 2012, 02:00 AM|
Can you also provide a video of the bird with no camera and gimbal (just LG) and fly it acrobatically to show how the octo behaves in that flight pattern rather than in hover mode mostly?
BTW, in that last video, are you using 12" props or still 10"? And what's the size of motor and KV?
|May 08, 2012, 02:42 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
|May 28, 2012, 04:21 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
Turbo Ace dream team presents our first film. The film was shot with our X88 octocopter, X830 quadrocopter with Canon 5D Mark iii, M52 and GoPro. It was completed in only 3 days with little sleep, goes to show that how our team is all about passion and no fear, ha ha. This is our first film as we are completely new to script writing, directing, 5D Mark iii camera, recruiting and video editing which we have to learn all of them in one week, so if itn't to your dream, wait for the next round. We only knew how to fly before.
A surprise prize awaits for the second place winner in end of the video, to be continued!
|Jun 24, 2012, 10:10 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
New footage from Turbo Ace X88-J
Our field team just got back from Europe with some new footage.
Turbo Ace sales and support
|Jun 27, 2012, 01:37 AM|
United States, CA, South Lake Tahoe
Joined Mar 2009
Are there any videos from the stabilized gimbal, for the duration of the flight, to demonstrate the stability? are the videos from the dream team shot with the auto-stable? they feel rather jittery. perhaps it's the pilot? (teasing...) : p
i am looking to buy a hex or octo for av, in high elevation (6-10k ft). has anyone (I can only find walkera sponsored threads/videos) purchased or flown one of these in a professional sense? what are your observations? the video with the castle at leeds (i think) looked like vibrations were reaching the camera, and possibly like it was underpowered (or heavy...). does the x88-jsd with 14in props handle the load a little more smoothly?
|Jul 15, 2012, 10:14 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
|Sep 23, 2012, 06:48 PM|
Joined Jan 2009
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|Feb 19, 2013, 08:32 PM|
Wookong Voltage Monitor Question
I’ve had my X88-J2 for a few weeks now and I need some help with the wookong battery monitor.
I have the AV200 gimbal and I’m lifting a Lumix GH2.
I fly with two MG Power 5300mAh 14.8volt batteries in parallel.
The voltage measured from the two batteries together with no load before flying is 16.7 volts. Both my multi meter and the transmitter’s sensor read this.
In the Wookong software, the first stage warning led is to flash at 14.4 volts and the second stage warning is to flash at 14 volts.
When I’m flying, the transmitter’s sensor is reading 15.1 volts when the first stage warning starts flashing and the second stage flashes at 14.7.
The ending voltage from the two batteries together with no load is 15.52volts
This is giving me about 5 minutes of flight time taking it to the self landing point.
I thought with this setup I would get about 10 – 12 minutes.
These figures are also with me doing minimal flying around. Not shooting up and down or anything. Just practicing flying around my backyard filming.
I don’t want to lower the wookong settings and risk ruining the batteries.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
UPDATE: I also tried flying without the camera and the best time I got was 8.5 minutes from a full battery to the self landing point.
First warning light came on at 14.7 volts and the second stage led came on at 14.4 then it self landed.
Tried to contact DJI in Austin TX to ask why the led's were not coming on as per the software values but no luck there.
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