X-8E 4 Channel 2.4GHz HoTT Color - TFT

7 Review(s)
$329.99 $395.98
P/N: S1008



    • Large 3.5 inch TFT LCD color touch panel
    • Adjustable steering wheel for left and right handed use
    • Adjustable steering wheel position and spring tension
    • Adjustable trigger space
    • SD card slot for real-time data logging and model storage
    • External data port for Bluetooth module (sold separately)
    • Integrated patch antenna
    • User configurable Haptic (vibration) feedback
    • User assignable Left/Right/Front LED colors
    • Headset or speaker audio output
    • Balanced weight distribution with comfortable rubber hand grips
    • Micro USB charging port
    • 5000 mAh Lipo battery
    • Graphic vinyl radio skins (sold seperately)
    • Updateable firmware with Graupner Firmware Update Studio

    • Graupner X-8E Surface Radio
    • GR-8 4 channel HoTT Receiver
    • 5000 mAh LiPo battery
    • LiPo battery charge cable
    • USB update cable set
    • 4 Gb SD Card 
    • Steering wheel adapters
    • Voltage and Temperature Sensor


    • Easy-to-use graphical programming menus
    • 3.5-inch TFT color and touch screen
    • 4 programmable proportional channels
    • Selectable frame rates: 3ms, 6ms, 12ms, 24ms
    • SUMD-V2 support for telemetry ESC’s and telemetry servos
    • Model types: crawlers, boats and track vehicles
    • 5 Different configurable model profiles
    • 35 model memories
    • Real-time telemetry voice announcements and alerts
    • User assignable switches and controls
    • Dual ESC mixing
    • 4 Wheel steering mixing
    • 5 Programmable mixers (2 linear, 3 curve)
    • Mode dependent dual and expo rates
    • Configurable timer and lap timer
    • Use of up to 35 frequency-hopping channels to ensure operating reliability
    • Programmed in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch
    • Additional languages available for download with the Graupner Firmware Update Studio


Sport and competition drivers will discover the Graupner X-8E surface radio meets and exceeds all your requirements. The colorful 3.5-inch LCD display and TFT touchscreen makes navigating menus and software adjustments easier than any radio you have ever experienced before.  Voice announcements provide a new level of connection between you and your model, continually updating you with important information.  Heptic feedback can be set and programmed to vibrate during the timer and lap functions.

Menu items are easily accessed from the screen and changing orientation from portrait to landscape is simply done with a single touch. Left handed drivers can setup the X-8E with left steering and left screen orientation.

The X-8E provides a very extensive set of software features such as model profiles, model types, assignable switches, linear and curve mixes and so much more. 


Telemetry is fully integrated out-of-the-box and the X-8E provides standard real-time information of RF signal quality, receiver temperature, motor temperature, receiver voltage, and main pack voltage -- no additional hardware is required.  The built-in speaker and voice announcements notify you of important changes to the system. The X-8E will boost your confidence on the race track: no more surprise situations such as sudden battery depletion or accidentally driving out-of-range!

Telemetry functions and notifications can be easily assigned to user switches which can be retrieved on demand or have the radio automatically notify you when a certain value has exceeded programmed limits.  Model telemetry information is recorded in real-time onto the SD memory card which can be analyzed to improve your system's reliability and performance. With the free Update Studio you can view your model data onscreen and oversee all aspects of your time on the track!

Increase the value of your X-8E surface radio by choosing from a wide selection of Graupner telemetry ESCs, telemetry servos and GPS that connect directly to your HoTT receivers.


Ease-of-use is further enhanced by allowing you to configure all the telemetry and product settings directly from the radio. Programming cards and computer links are no longer needed to setup or make quick changes to the system.  Just use the X-8E wireless access features and you will be up and running in no time.


It is important to all of us at Graupner that you make good use of your investment in our products. The X-8E can be further enhanced with our Genius telemetry speed controllers, telemetry servos and a Bluetooth module (for Android phone or tablet), allowing you, your spotters and your fans to follow a real-time overview and progression of your race.  You are only limited by your imagination.

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So far I'm super impressed about the functionality of the controls and how everything can be taylored to your preference. Ease of use and customization of the controls is fantastic and future able updates make it a breeze to get the latest software. This controller will rival the Sanwa M12S and the Futaba 4PX no problem except at a 1/3 less the cost. Not to mention receivers are well priced at $25-$45 for a 4ch 3ms capable rec. For the money $379 shipped it includes a lipo and a hard carrying case plus a 4ch 3ms rec. BUY ONE!
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Reviewed by:  from Scottsdale on 12/8/2016
Very Happy
I have had the radio for three weeks. I have bound it to qty. (5) GR-4 receivers that are about a year old with out any problems. None of the receivers have had their firmware updated. In order to bind the radio to a year old GR-8 receiver I had to update the firmware on the receiver only. Using the radio I have raced my TLR 22 3.0 SR with a GR-8 receiver, HGM SST BBMG servo, GM 17.5 motor and a GM-GENIUS 120R +T ESC. It's nice to be able to immediately see what your max motor temperature is after your run. It's also nice to be able to adjust brake force, drag brake, etc. from the transmitter. After running it for one race I did install the angled steering wheel mount. So far it's seems to be a great radio. I did cut a heavy duty custom touch screen protector that is made out of a tablet screen protector. Setting up the telemetry ESC was fairly easy. I do wish that the Graupner website had step by step instructions on how to set up the telemetry. It's not impossible to figure it out your self, but some good instructions would make it much easier. The throttle trigger feels much better than the trigger on the X-8N.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Collins, CO on 1/23/2017
You won't be disappointed!
I have had the X-8e for a month or so, and used it in 3 races. I am very impressed with the array of features, and the price. I don't think there is another radio out there that can beat the combination of quality, features and price. I adjusted the trigger brake stop all the way in to get the feel I was used to from my previous radio and spent some time setting up the switches and buttons. I also ran into a learning curve with profiles and timers, so I am including a writeup I did on RCTech.net about this.
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Reviewed by:  from Hutto, TX on 5/19/2017
Good stuff !!
Great radio system !! Easy to bind and program with a vast amount of settings including lighting and control wheel adjustment. The screen is very good with bright colors and adjustable sensitivity. Built in stylus if you prefer that to your finger. The system comes with a very nice case and lipo battery too! This system is a tremendous value for the cost. You will not be able to find anything better in my opinion. Read about the features and decide for yourself.....you will not be disappointed !!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Phoenix on 12/25/2016
This is the single best change I've made to improve my driving. I recommend this radio highly with it's Direct Connect feel and countless features!
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Reviewed by:  from Chesterfield MI on 4/23/2017
So far So great
I got my controller about 2 months ago from Tower Hobbies. The carrying case was dented when I got it. Not a big issue but I did pay a lot. The radio was in perfect condition still. I have been to about 3 races with my new controller and haven’t had any issues with it. The controller feels good. It took a little bit to get used to it just because it wasn’t my old x-8n but after I got it set up it feels pretty comfortable. The trigger still feels strange sometimes but it isn’t a big deal for me. I initially thought it was top heavy but I got used to it quickly. I decided to get decals for my controller. They went on very well and fit nicely. I thought it looked better without all the decals on so I only put the ones I wanted on. It is a nice looking radio though. The user interface is great! It took some figuring out because the manual is the typical barely finished manual that I have come to expect from Graupner. It covers all the basic functions but leaves out some of the more advanced stuff and smaller details. Otherwise the menus are easy to navigate and the response is great. I have seen 0 issues with using any functions and no lag as I navigate the menus. My only complaint is that I have to restart the controller when I switch models. The telemetry screen is less than spectacular. Data is split between 2 screens and there is no way to automatically go straight to the esc telemetry screen. The screens are boring to look at. It would be nice to see data displayed more like my x-8n did. There is an extra screen that asks you to select the device before viewing the data. The screen is easy to read even in sunlight. The voice callouts are nice but they are hard to understand during the race because the voice is not very clear and uses overly complicated terminology such as “temperature 1 maximum temperature”. It would be much easier to listen to a callout saying, “esc overheating” while I’m in the middle of a race. Overall it is a great radio with a little room for improvement. 4 stars until the little thing I mentioned are fixed.
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Reviewed by:  from Iowa City on 8/22/2017
Surface Radio the best
My customers gave me a A+ A+ so I take that as a five star review: A+A+ good deal!! and might I add it comes with a 2 year warranty! and voice telemetry!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Shawnee KS on 9/11/2018