My Reptile S800 Sky Shadow flying wing

I am fully aware that Reptile S800 Sky Shadow EPP flying wing is not a fresh topic. It is on the market for much more than a year and the internet is full of reviews. So it will not be a review. I will only say that I like S800 very much. Much much, much better than ZOHD Nano Talon 😉

Specs:

  • Flight controller: Matek F405 Wing, the best INAV compatible flight controller for fixed-wing airplanes. Period
  • Motor: T-Motor F80 1900KV – it' an oversized mini quad motor. With 2408 it's slightly too big for drone racers but provides a shitload of trust and torque for small airplanes. Oh yeah, it's rated for 1000W 😉
  • Propeller: APC 6×4 clone. Combined with the T-Motor F80 1900KV it's enough for 120km/h flight. Too bad one has to cut foam on S800 to fit 7-inch props
  • ESC: Racestar 35A Tattoo – just works
  • Video transmitter: TBS Unify Pro HV
  • FPV camera: RunCam PZ0420M
  • Radio system: FrSky R9 Slim receiver with EU LBT firmware and FrSky R9M TX module. With the latest firmware, this thing finally works, but it's kind of far from perfect…
  • Power is provided by 4S mini quad LiPo battery. I had to replace the main compartment cover with 3D printed one and cut some foam to fit it. I like to keep my batteries unified so I can swap them between airplanes and drones

Mini Flying Wing: MiniWing v2

Miniquads are fun, right? After all, there is a reasons most uf us flies 210-250 quadcopters. If so, small flying wings should be fun too! I tried that already in late 2015 and failed miserably! My design did not survived maiden flight. Well, things like that happens from time to time, so few months ago, after learning few new things, I’ve made a second attempt. And this time I’ve succeeded.

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