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Product description

Aerial Photography and Drone Glossary Read More The SPY X8 U3 RTF Octocopter from xFold is designed to be a compact, portable solution for aerial videographers shooting with a GoPro or similar action camera. The aircraft's X8 configuration allows it to provide lift and better performance than quad- and even hexa-rotor alternatives. With its included 3-axis brushless gimbal, 5.8 GHz video transmitter (downlink), and 7" FPV monitor, the operator is able to acquire professional level results without hauling bulky equipment around. Once filming is done for the day, the SPY folds down to a 13.5 x 8.7" footprint for easy transport.

In addition to the gimbal and video downlink, this ready-to-fly (RTF) bundle features a 14-channel xFold/Futaba transmitter (radio controller), two flight batteries, and a hardshell travel case.


    Toray 3k Weave Carbon Fiber Frame
  • The main airframe is constructed from carbon fiber to take advantage of the material's high strength-to-weight ratio. 3k-width weave is the same weave commonly found on bicycle frames, as it is strong while still providing a degree of flexibility

Gimbal Stabilizer and Video Downlink

    3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro / Action Camera
  • The included gimbal is compatible with a GoPro or similar-style action camera weighing up to 14 ounces. The gimbal provides image stabilization while helping isolate the camera from vibration caused by the motors. Its three axes keep the camera horizontally and vertically level while still allowing the camera to pan left and right
    5.8 GHz Video Downlink
  • A 5.8 GHz analog video transmitter is included to beam a live image back to the ground end. For the ground-end, a 32-channel dual diversity receiver is included for connection to a separately available filed monitor if FPV glasses. It can also be used with a wide range of radio-equipped wireless field monitors and FPV receivers that support 5.8 GHz analog
    7" FPV Monitor with IPS Panel
  • To monitor a live feed from the camera, a 7" field monitor is with 32-channel dual diversity receiver is included

DJI Naza-M V2 Flight Controller with GPS

    Supports DJI Ground Station
  • By adding the separately available Bluetooth Datalink to the flight control system, you can plot waypoint-based autopilot courses using an iPad app or Windows software
    Software-Based Aircraft Stabilization
  • The system works with or without GPS and helps keep the aircraft stable and on course by taking data from gyros and other sensors and apply it to any pilot inputs. Naza-M V2 features GPS course correction plus GPS and compass interference monitoring, which combine to prevent the aircraft drifting off course do to magnetic interference that may throw off the compass (the GPS must be enabled and properly calibrated for this feature to work)
    Takeoff Assistance
  • Helps ensure a stable, drift-free take off even on uneven surfaces
    Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
  • Because multi-rotors are virtually symmetrical, it can be easy to lose track of which end is the "front". IOC features two modes to help make flying more intuitive:
    • Core Lock: "Forward" is always the same as the direction the nose was pointing when the aircraft first took-off, regardless of the actual orientation of the aircraft
    • Home Lock: "Forward" is always away from the origin defined by the Home Point that was established during GPS calibration. In other words, "forward" will be away from the Home Point (pilot) and "back" always toward the Home Point. Moving the stick right or left will cause the aircraft to follow a circular path around the Home Point
    Motor-Failure Protection
  • If a hexa-rotor or octo-rotor equipped with a Naza-M V2 suffers a single motor failure in flight while in attitude or GPS mode, it will maintain its altitude and rotate around the stopped motor. This allows it to fly safely back to home and land

    Note: This feature does not work for quadcopters
    Failsafe and Auto Go Home Support
  • If the connection between the multi-rotor and the remote control (transmitter) are disconnected during flight, a failsafe system will activate. Provided there was enough GPS signal at the time of the disconnection, the multi-rotor will fly back to its point of takeoff and land automatically. This feature can also be triggered manually using the One-Key Go-Home function activated using Assistant software
    Assistant Software for Mobile Devices
  • Using an iOS mobile device with Bluetooth LE support, parameters can be adjusted at any time the multi-rotor is within range. Connection records are automatically stored by the Bluetooth module and protected by password. Where Internet access is available, parameters can be automatically synchronized to the cloud and restored immediately if you switch to a different mobile device
    Built-in Functions
    • Multiple autopilot control modes
    • Enhanced fail-safe
    • Low voltage protection
    • S.Bus receiver support
    • PPM receiver support
    • Independent PMU module
    • 2-axis gimbal support

DJI iOSD Module

  • The included iOSD module superimposes flight telemetry data over the FPV video feed being sent to the ground-end via the 5.8 GHz transmitter. This allows you to keep apprised of vital flight stats, such as remaining battery voltage, speed, and altitude
UPC: 019962575150 In the Box xFold rigs SPY X8 Octocopter (RTF)
  • xFold / Futaba Commercial 14 Transmitter (Radio Controller)
  • DJI Naza-M V2 Flight Controller
  • iOSD Mini On Screen Display
  • 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro or Similar Action Camera
  • 7" FPV Monitor with 32-Channel Diversity Receiver
  • 600 mW VTX 5.8 GHz Video Downlink
  • 2 x 3300 mAh LiPo Flight Batteries
  • Hardshell Transport Case
  • Camera in the Sky: Using Drones in Wedding Photography and Videos Peter Ward_1 02/29/2016 Some Good News for Photographers and Filmmakers Who Use Drones Peter Ward_1 02/23/2015 Quick Start Guide PDF 1.3mb Table of Contents

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    Technical parameters

    xFold rigs SPY X8 Specs

    Payload Capacity 5 lb / 2.3 kg
    Flight Time Up to 15 minutes (depending battery capacity and conditions)
    Model xFold / Futaba Commercial 14
    Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Number of Channels 14
    Stick Response Center sprung
    Number of Axes 3
    Capacity 14.1 oz / 400 g
    Camera Compatibility GoPro HERO or similar action camera
    Frequency 5.8 GHz
    Transmit Power 600 mW
    Size 7"
    Power Source Built-in battery
    Receiver Type: Dual diversity Number of Channels: 32
    Supported ESC Output 400 Hz refresh frequency
    Supported Transmitters PCM or 2.4 GHz radio with at least 4 channels
    Working Range MC: 4.8 to 5.5 V
    VU Input: 7.4 to 26.0 V (2S to 6S LiPo recommended)
    Output (V-SEN Port Red Wire): 3 A at 5 V (burst current: 7.5 A)
    Power Consumption Maximum: 1.5 W (0.3 A at 5 V)
    Normal: 0.6 W (0.12 A at 5 V)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°:F / -10 to 50°C
    System Requirements Assistant Software: Windows 8, 7, XP SP3
    Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode) Vertical: ±2.6' / ±0.8 m
    Horizontal: ±8.2' / ±2.5 m
    Max Angular Speed 200°/s
    Max Tilt Angle 35°
    Ascent/Descent Ascent: 19.7 ft/s / 6 m/s
    Descent: 14.8 ft/s / 4.5 m/s
    Weight MC: 1 oz / 27 g
    PMU: 1 oz / 28 g
    GPS: 1 oz / 27 g
    LED: 0.5 oz / 13 g
    Dimensions MC: 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.3" / 45.5 x 32.5 x 18.5 mm
    PMU: 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.4" / 39.5 x 27.5 x 10 mm
    GPS & Compass: 1.8 (diameter) x 0.4" / 46 (diameter) x 10 mm
    LED: 1 x 1 x 0.3" / 25 x 25 x 7.0 mm
    Model DJI iOSD Mini
    Video Format NTSC
    Supported Flight Control Systems WooKong-M
    Naza-M V2
    Power Requirement 6 V
    Working Current 180 mA at 6 V (typical value)
    Operating Temperature -4 to 140 °F / -20 to 60°C
    Weight 0.5 oz / 14 g
    Configuration Dual battery configuration
    Chemistry Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
    Capacity Supported: 3300 to 3800 mAh (25 to 35C)
    Included: 3300 mAh (per battery)
    Discharge Rate Supported: 25 to 35C
    Included: 35C
    Voltage Supported: 4S
    Motor Velocity Constant 920 Kv
    ESC 20 A
    3S / 4S
    Size Supported: 9 to 12"
    Included: 9 x 4.5"
    Configuration X8
    Dimensions Flight Configuration: 17.4 x 15.9 x 15" / 44.2 x 40.4 x 38.1 cm
    Folded: 13.5 x 8.7" / 34.3 x 22.1 cm
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg (includes motors, props, flight controller, landing gear)
    Package Weight 38.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.5 x 20.0 x 14.3"


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