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Sep 22, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Got my 2nd X8 maidened today. Also tested out my new ramp at the same time. I broke off both winglets when it flipped on landing but I've already fixed that & it's ready to go again.

X8 Launch Ramp Test (3 min 7 sec)
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Sep 23, 2012, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rcmonster99
very nice and practical ideas here ... Hey Mordega... is it a LONG EZE i see in the background? are you going to fpv it ?

I am totally with your concept. Beautiful planes beauty must be preserved
It is possible, for short distances.

And thanks.
Sep 23, 2012, 03:39 AM
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The thing about the control rods being on top is that when it's flying, guess which side you see?
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Originally Posted by Daemon
As an FPV plane, neither.

ian
Of course guys, but itīs like a motorbike. The external outfit is important, but when you are riding it you donīt see the outline from it neither, but you feel and enjoy it.
Sep 23, 2012, 03:53 AM
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So you've added a whole bunch of extra drag, when you could have just
poked the servo arm through the wing. The servo box doesn't have to change at all.

ian
Good thinking, havenīt seen that. Will do like this if I have to change it.

For the extra drag, I donīt think itīs so much.
Sep 23, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seojeff
Got my 2nd X8 maidened today. Also tested out my new ramp at the same time. I broke off both winglets when it flipped on landing but I've already fixed that & it's ready to go again.

http://youtu.be/-spg1Rp55-I
That's awsome man! Where in Atlanta do you fly? I have the black one, we should do some formation flying. My buddy Greg is also into FPV.
Sep 23, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Maiden launch of CMS Catapult V2
CMS Catapult V2.avi (0 min 13 sec)
Sep 23, 2012, 08:34 PM
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That's awsome man! Where in Atlanta do you fly? I have the black one, we should do some formation flying. My buddy Greg is also into FPV.
I fly at North Cooper Lake Park near Smyrna. You should consider going down to the Pecan Patch on the 29th. Plenty of FPV fun going to be going on.
Sep 23, 2012, 09:27 PM
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I fly at North Cooper Lake Park near Smyrna. You should consider going down to the Pecan Patch on the 29th. Plenty of FPV fun going to be going on.
Ah, off East West Connector.

I cant this time..i will be in Orlando then Clear Water Beach. Im gonna try to get some vids of the ST. PETE Bridge with my X8. Greg will be there at the Patch, he is one of the guys who started that group.
Sep 24, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Maiden launch of CMS Catapult V2
http://youtu.be/YLMcy42Bx1o
Really , really cool !

I steel want one off it !

How much will it cost with shipping in France ?
Sep 24, 2012, 03:28 AM
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Maiden launch of CMS Catapult V2
http://youtu.be/YLMcy42Bx1o
Very cool launcher. To help you on the pricing front take a look at the Bormatec Maja launcher.

If you end up with an idea on how much you want for this I would potentially be interested. I have one I hacked up myself but I can't start the motor until after launch and my design won't support adding a raised support as with yours.

Simon
Sep 24, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Maiden launch of CMS Catapult V2
http://youtu.be/YLMcy42Bx1o
Excellent work DT
Sep 24, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Hi Guys,
I would like to share some info on my X8 and hear what comments you guys have for me.
My X8 is powered by a 3548 900KV motor. Prop is a 12X6.5 folding with a 50mm alu spinner and a Plush 60A ESC all from HK. I am running 6600mah 4s battery
Current draw on the ground is +- 33A with close to 500W input power.
My concern is that the plane feels very sluggish and not very well powered. I am aware that 500W of power is not allot to fly 4 KG especially considering that I fly at 2000 metres above see level but my concern is that I need more power to hold cruse altitude than I would like.
My CG on the plane is set so that if I hold it in the rear of the finger holes it will tip forward slightly. I feel that it is a little nose heavy and therefore sluggish! How far would you guys suggest I move the CG back before it becomes tail heavy and unflyable?
Could the CG be the contributing factor of making it feel sluggish?
Any info is appreciated.
Kind regards
Driesbabe
Sep 24, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Skywalker X8. Scratch setup.


I am new to RC Flying Wing's, but have some experience with sailplanes and gliders.

I am going to purchase an X8. Initially not for FPV, but with the aim of maye adding FPV at a later date. I know the X8 is aimed at the FPV market and I know it is large...but I just like the idea of a large wing.
I have a few questions to help me make the right choices in terms of electronics, motor, prop, ESC, servos, batteries etc and any advisable basic setup . Apologies if the answers are in the hundreds of posts contained within this thread, but I was hoping that you guys might be able to assist:

1. So initially, I am looking for a slight bias towards a bit of airspeed and climb performance in preference to long cruise flight times for FPV. I am not looking for a 'hot rod' if I was, then i would not be going for the X8. If I do get into FPV, I will change the setup for FPV flying in the future.
2. Ideally I want 30+mins flight time.
3. Ideally I want to buy from UK online suppliers (or ideally single supplier)
4. I am happy to pay for quality components; mid to high end as I don't want to save a few quid and end up with faults and problems as a result.
5. I will be hand launching
6. I am planning to use Eagle Tree Guardian 'standalone' 2D/3D stabilisation unit mainly for basic 2D stabilisation ( I have one and I like it...unless there are bad stories associated with it and flying wings....)
7. I have Spektrum DX6i and will buy full range receiver such as AR6210

Basically I'm after a 'kit list'!!
Sep 24, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Hi 2Slow2Care!
I was lazy and baught the pre-covered version. But i still had to re-cover some parts with heat gun for better fit. The foam got a little too much heat in some spots so be careful when covering...
Sep 24, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by simmons1a
I am new to RC Flying Wing's, but have some experience with sailplanes and gliders.

I am going to purchase an X8. Initially not for FPV, but with the aim of maye adding FPV at a later date. I know the X8 is aimed at the FPV market and I know it is large...but I just like the idea of a large wing.
I have a few questions to help me make the right choices in terms of electronics, motor, prop, ESC, servos, batteries etc and any advisable basic setup . Apologies if the answers are in the hundreds of posts contained within this thread, but I was hoping that you guys might be able to assist:

1. So initially, I am looking for a slight bias towards a bit of airspeed and climb performance in preference to long cruise flight times for FPV. I am not looking for a 'hot rod' if I was, then i would not be going for the X8. If I do get into FPV, I will change the setup for FPV flying in the future.
2. Ideally I want 30+mins flight time.
3. Ideally I want to buy from UK online suppliers (or ideally single supplier)
4. I am happy to pay for quality components; mid to high end as I don't want to save a few quid and end up with faults and problems as a result.
5. I will be hand launching
6. I am planning to use Eagle Tree Guardian 'standalone' 2D/3D stabilisation unit mainly for basic 2D stabilisation ( I have one and I like it...unless there are bad stories associated with it and flying wings....)
7. I have Spektrum DX6i and will buy full range receiver such as AR6210

Basically I'm after a 'kit list'!!
There are many build lists in this thread. It's worth starting from the beginning and skimming through the entire thing. Don't miss the part about wearing a glove if you're going to hand launch.


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