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Aug 14, 2012, 11:34 PM
A semi-advanced FPV newbie

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

Last edited by Koo; Aug 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM.
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Aug 15, 2012, 12:54 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.
Aug 15, 2012, 12:56 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!
Aug 15, 2012, 02:01 AM
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Looks great, and its probably lucky its not proper carbon fibre or you might struggle with signal blocking etc
Aug 15, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by hwat rc
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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