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Old Aug 15, 2012, 12:34 AM
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The best looking FPV plane ever: 100% carbon fiber covered X8 :O

Was just looking around on fyetechs website when found this

Wow, if I'd have $300 lying around, I'd buy that in a heartbeat. Looks great, probably flies even better and is "only" $100 more than the stock x8.
Do you guys think that its worth the extra $100 and on scale from 0 to 10, how amazing does she look? I'd say 10
If I ever lose my skywalker, I know what to buy
EDIT: Just did some research and apparently its carbon fibre vinyl so kinda fake. Should be able to protect it anyways and doesn't take away from the looks


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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Not sure how much CF vinyl costs... Might be cheaper to do it yourself. However, there was a guy that did this to his Skywalker, but he used 3M CF wrap and it would cost about $300+ for the whole coating. So you'd have to look into it.

Also, I feel like with this everything has to be perfect to keep the look. Everything internally mounted with only the antennas sticking out. External VTX/GPS would ruin the look. No smudge marks or dents. Etc.

Just some things to consider.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Sure looks great! Also looks like wing is slightly longer which could be an improvement. Shame its not real carbon fiber but looks great either way. Though for $100 more than stock I would not buy, a standard paint job would give the same cosmetic effects. On scale from 0 to 10 I think shes about 8.5. She looks too futuristic for my eyes to earn a 10/10. Cool find Koo!
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 03:01 AM
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Looks great, and its probably lucky its not proper carbon fibre or you might struggle with signal blocking etc
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Looks great, and its probably lucky its not proper carbon fibre or you might struggle with signal blocking etc
I was thinking the same :P I decided not to put any CF on the tail of my skywalker while building it because I was afraid that having a carbon rod right next to my vtx antenna would really mess up my signal.
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