Build: ImmersionRC Xugong8


We like the Xugong 10 so much, we bought the 8 shortly after and it’s as awesome. Waiting for the Xugong Pro v2 to launch and making one more purchase. The Xugong seem is all we need to pack, go and fly. It’s small and the Xugong8 is even more impressive.


Purchased the “crash kit” and extra rubber balls and the red ones that’s suppose to be harder.DSC08998

Same eggshell type tray in the box.DSC08999 DSC09000 DSC09001 DSC09002

ESC power cables shorten.DSC09003 DSC09004

Size compared as seen on our Instagram account previously.DSC09005 DSC09006  DSC09008

Going with a DJI Naza M Lite v2 first, would like to have the Naza M V2 from the Aliencopter soon after we tear that down.DSC09009 DSC09011 DSC09012 DSC09013 DSC09014 DSC09015  DSC09017

Compared folded…DSC09019

…and ready to fly  DSC09021

Gotta change that blue GPS folding mount to a red one!DSC09022

We really like the size but the space within the Xugong8 is like the Xugong10, it’s oddly hard to balance the whole quad. We always like the Naza to sit right in the center with proper Center of Gravity (CG) with front and back balanced. To achieve that, the lipo has to be mounted below the whole quad meaning the Xugong has to be modded to be taller. We hope to keep it at this size.

First Flight

We’ll be able to move the electronics like the LED module, PMU and Frsky D4R II receiver into the current lipo compartment too if we move the lipo to the bottom.

You can add a gimbal to the front to add weight to it and try to balance it. We flew it with Emax 2213 935kv motors, 8 inch propellers, a gopro3 black in the underwater housing and it lasted about 10.5 mins on a Turnigy 3S 20-30C 2650mah lipo.

Conclude, you can’t find a better travel quad as of Jan 2015. The arms folding mechanism is simply well thought through and is genius! It unpacks, unfold the arms in seconds and ready to fly. No screws and nuts to fiddle with or to tighten before you can fly like the Aliencopter 430mm we have! It makes it a pain when we tried flying the Aliencopter at St John’s Island/ Kusu Island we simply stop disassembling it and hung it outside the bag. It’s sure to raise questions and unwanted attention at certain areas to fly.

The 8 inch version of the Xugong is really small for it’s class, when folded (and we’ve looked at what is available and tried just about all of them backwards folding, fold inwards etc etc) and we see ourselves travelling with it overseas even.


Our Xugong 10 build
Xugong Pro V2 build
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Build: Whitesheep

May 2015 – JiyiUAV P2

The Whitesheep was revamped and used for the P2 article. JiyiUAV was very kind to send us a review unit. Article here, here and here (Flitetest).


Nope, you didn’t see the name wrong. It’s the WhiteSheep.

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Very soon, we found the contacts were not that great or could be the bad soldering skills. We swop over to the Hobbyking PDB.

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After some successful flights, added the carbon fiber tube to lift the Tarot gimbal.

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Then the conversion to multistar 2814 motors for even heavier lifting.

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Added some LEDs


3rd party hardware?!


Not too good DJI support. It flies great when it’s working but you’re seriously in trouble if you can’t figure out what’s wrong on your own. What non 3rd party hardware can I use to test if I were to have gotten only the Naza M V2?! Buy some DJI receiver and transmitter just to do testing?

That’ll be stupid.

23 May


Im so happy with my Phantom FC40, i got a Naza M V2 but it doesn’t seem to power up. There is powering going to it via a PMU v2. When i connect a receiver to it, there is power and I can bind with no problem but the LED module do not light up. No status, no light at all. I connected the LED module to a seperate Naza M Lite i have, it does light up.Connecting the X3 cable from the MLite and LED cable from MLite to LED port to the NazaMV2 do not show anything either. What could be wrong?

Wat i am using:

Naza M V2 (s/n provided)

PMU V2 (s/n provided)

LED Module (s/n provided)

FrSky D8R-XP


Turnigy 3S 2200mAh 20-30C Lipo




10 June 2014

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Hello 360,

Thank you for your email.

Are system indicates that you’re currently asking questions about 3rd party hardware. Please note that we do not offer support or setup instructions for 3rd party hardware due to liability issues. We regret the inconvenience however, due to the high cost of our crafts we cannot assist you this request and will have to recommend using Google, searching forums, or asking fellow hobbyist/pilots.


DJI Technology Management Team.


When it comes to problem, it seems, you’re seriously most of the time better off asking Google, forums like RCGroups or disassembling it and hope you see something loose then trial and error or even just put your hands together and praying than contacting them.

Our Naza M V2 in the end, simply had some loose connection within the FC. Knocking it on it’s side made the LED module worked again.

Cheap GPS Chip

Broken GPS chip is common, placing it has a cheaper alternative! We ordered 3 for less than USD $50.00 INCLUDING Shipping. yeah, it’s only USD $6.64 each.




See the above GPS cracked?

Here’s it close:


Desoudered it, use the replacement gotten from Digikey and off we went flying again. No need to shell out USD$95 to USD $100 for the M Lite GPS Module or around USD $170.00 for a GPS module for the Naza M V2.

By a few especially if you have the Naza M Lite too. The chip is the same.


Direct link to buy