TEST: XK X380

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INTRODUCTION

XK is a subdivision of WLtoys. Like Nvidia is doing with some graphic cards, WLtoys tries to make something new with something already partially known. Anyway, this XK X380 can be viewed as the V303 V2. Main new features are: i) increased flight time (thanks to a 5400mAh Lipo), ii) a better range transmission via a new radio protocol and iii) auto take-off/landing functions. This quadcopter clearly targets beginners who are looking for a flying aerial plateform easy to pilot and carrying any actual action cam.

BOX CONTENT

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+ 1 x XK X380 (with a 3S 5400mAh LiPo, 20C ending with XT60 connector)
+ 1 x Transmitter (using 6xAA batteries not included)
+ 4 x Spare 9047 props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 1 x Action cam mount
+ 1 x Charger (using balancer plug)
+ 1 x USB-microUSB cable
+ 1 x Prop wrench
+ 1 x Allen key (to remove motors)
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)

OVERVIEW

In a first glance, except the carbon style of the painting, no real difference with the WLtoys V303 canopy. It’s clearly a new revision of this model at least in term of design.

-Front view

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On the front part, you will find the battery compartement door. For this version, the bay’s size is increased to welcome the 5400mAh LiPo

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Two bright “eyes” LEDs are located on front giving a cute aspect to this quad

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-Side view

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-Rear view

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A large and ultrabright LEDS status

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This one can be turned in green, and/or yellow and/or red in sequences according to the current state of the X380. This list of sequence is given below.

-Upper view

A nice UFO disc design

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-Bottom view

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Three port are available. From left to right: a microUSB port, a +12 power port and a servo port

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No indications about polarities for the last two parts. It’s a problem if you want to be sure to correctly plug your gimbal. The power port is compatible with JST connector at least. Here is the pinout

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The ground clearance is about 10cm so less than the V303 due to the extra belly part

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Stand alone without the LiPo and the battery, the X380 reaches 614g, so a little bit more heavier for example than the naked Flying3D X8

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925g with the battery installed

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and a total weight of 962g with props installed

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The provided camera mount add 34g

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Motors

Some 2212 type rated 950KV

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As far I know, there are the same as for the V303 and the V392. They are powerful.

The inner diameter of the shaft (screw part) is 6mm

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While the outter below is 8mm with 2 flatted part with 7mm of diameter there

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The 9 inch props shipped with (9047) offer great thrust capacity. You must balance prop to remove part of transmitted vibrations to the gimbal. You can install also some 10 inch model. I found for example the wingland minivet props are fitting out of the box.

LiPo

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DISASSEMBLING

It’s very easy to disassemble it. You will have to remove feet

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In two of them are located the two antennas of the 2.4G receiver with diversity.

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In the third one is located the compass connector with a 1.25mm microJST connector 4p.

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Flight Controler

The general view of the Power Distribution Board with the FC installed in the central part

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Notice the presence of connectors and servo plugs for motor’s connexion to the FC. Only ESC power lead are directly and properly soldered on the PDB. There is a free UART serial port “UART3”

Here is a closeup of the FC

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Versus the V303 with a zerouav model, here the FC is no more boxed. I am not sure it’s still zerouav based.

You can see a STM32F405 ARM is installed as MCU. On the right, the receiver connected to the FC in PPM mode. So you want to use your own PPM receiver, it’s pretty easy to install a new one. A close up on the receiver

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The USB and gimbal port on the PDB

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The GPS is perfectly shielded behind EMI copper paper

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ESC

No specific sign on the ESC, probably some 20A model

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TRANSMITTER

The radio is quiet large with a large display. Just two 2-way switches are located on top. The left turn on/off the headless mode while the right one engages RTH. That’s all, no other flight mode possibility. It means the default flight mode is GPS+ALTH clearly oriented for beginners and aerial videos. Both sticks returns automatically in central positions. It means again that the altitude holding beheviour is prefered.

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The pannel buttons. The upper right cycles between mode 1 and mode 2 while the bottom one permits to take off (1m of altitude) or to land if you long press on it (>2s). It’s a nice feature also oriented for beginners. Finally a wheels permits to control 1 axis of a gimbal for example and of you have the C-version to eventually take a photo (with a camera compatible with the associated trigger command)

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GIMBAL INSTALLATION

I illustrate the gimbal installation with my plastic G-2D. it’s really easy to instal the rail of the G-2D: just take 2 screws of the gimbal mount and install the rail as indicated below

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Here are the connexions

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I was not able to correctly control the tilt axis with the X380 radio. It seems this port is not working in PWM mode. I have to investigate this point but I guess it’s a software configuration to fix.

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GROUND STATION SOFTWARE

The software or at least a beta version have been just released. Paradoxally, all attempt to connect the X380 with the V303 software failed. This fact let me think that the FC is no more a zerouav based. Anyway, the new software requiers to install some VCP drivers (tested with V1.4.0 at http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/tools/PF257938# ) and some runtimes associated with of Labview of NI ( http://www.ni.com/download/labwindowscvi-run-time-engine-2013-sp1/4561/en/ ). The ground station software can be dowloaded here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=32285938&postcount=143
To connect to the software, you need first to i) plug the microUSB cable into the X380’s microUSB port (but not yet into the PC) ii)
turn on the radio, then iii) turn on the quad, then iv) plug the USB cable into the PC then v) run the software and finally vi) click on the “open button”

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A lot of parameters can be tuned. For example you can tweak the altitude of the RTH mode, if the quad shows noze or back during RTH.
Also to flight parameters, for example you can increase some speed limits if you have find the X380 too wise. Be aware with some gain tuning whom can render your X380 completly instable. No sign of a potential mission planner pannel with the current version.

FIRST USAGE

First you have to perform the compass calibration in take-off location for the first usage (video to come but it’s the same way as for the V303). Then you have wait 1 or 2min than statellites are fixed by the GPS. You should see two green flashing lights indicating you are receiving at least 6 satellites. If you see zero or only one green flash, your GPS positionning is not really accurate.

Here are all the different color sequences you can have

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After these precautions taken, you have to arm the quadcopter by pressing both sticks in inner positions (left stick lower right and right stick lower left). Just long press the take-off button and voila !!! the X380 is locked at 1m high !!! with an amazing precision…. No nieed to move stick. In anycase, as soon as you release the sticks the X380 stay where he is…. pretty simple and avoid a lot of potential crashes as soon as you can trust at 100% the GPS informations….. If not…. no way to turn it into manual mode to save it from a flyaway….
The X380 offers pretty slow and smooth attitudes with default paremeters. It’s clearly not a sporty model… but an AP for sure. Ut’s very Wind resistant…. It’s very very easy to fly with.. So bravo for beginners…. The LED status is very visible even in daylights so you can know how well is your quad. I regret to not have some telemetry information s displayed on the remote…. The flying duration is just great: 25min with the 5400mAh… I know there is a 6600mAh model which can be installed ….so good …..

With a Plastic G-2D modded for a mobius cam (a 150g kit)

CONCLUSIONS

I was positively impressed by the stabilization of this model… clearly the advertised 0.5m of deviation is true. This model is a beginner model who want a simple AP easy to control. I strongly recommend it for this case. If you are hesitating between the V303 and this one, I advice more this one because the price difference (around 50 USD) is worthy to double the flying time duration, and control range and to gain stability. If you have already the V303, it’s not neccesary to upgrade. If you plan to buy directly the camera version… maybe a cheaper option should be to buy separatly a lightweight gimbal (G-2D for example) and a XIAOMI cam…

UNBOXING

PROS

+ Ultra stable flyer
+ Great flying time duration (at least 25min without camera, 20min with an action-cam, no gimbal)
+ Ultra precize altitude holding
+ Great wind resistance
+ Great radio range
+ Nice and large RTF radio
+ 10 inch prop compatible

CONS

– No manual mode (Risk of flyaway is non-zero)
– No port pinout signs
– One gimbal axis-control (not fully working with PWM gimbal port)
– No mission planner (actually)

RCgroups thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2473961#post32349440

You can find it actually at http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_202830.html

or at http://www.banggood.com/XK-X380-X380-A-X380-B-X380-C-FPV-GPS-2_4G-1080P-HD-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-p-974720.html

Spare parts also start to be available at:
http://www.banggood.com/buy/xk-x380.html

or at:
http://www.gearbest.com/xk-x380-_gear/

EDIT 09/06/15: There is a new firmware available

Instructions

1. Connect your X380 by using USB cable (No transmitter, No battery)
2. Connect battery.
3. Copy new firmware to the “UPDATE” folder.
(If it is full, remove some files in the Blackbox folder)
4. Uplug the USB cable.
5. Red light will be blinking for a minute.
6. Unplug the battery.

Circle hovering function

1. Make sure that your X380 is not in the headless mode.
2. Press a photo key in the transmitter.
2. Move right stick to “Elevator”
3. If you want to finish circle hovering, just press a photo key again.

WL32395 Factory
WL380001 New

177 Comments

  • Sandeep Gurung says:

    HI sir…i have this quad from couple of days..but after some flights its not working..whenever i insert the battery it only flashes red and beeps annoyingly…i tried to connect this thing with my pc but no luck at all….my pc doesn’t show up this quad….so what could be the possible reason for this and how can i solve this ….please i need your great help…

    • admin says:

      First of all, did you installed correctly the drivers as depicted in my video ?

      • Sandeep Gurung says:

        yes i did everything that you have showed in your video…even flight controller software is running..but my pc doesn’t recognize the quad…sometimes it only gives usb connection sound but it doesn’t showed up..

        • Rob Street says:

          I had this same issue. Basically the drivers are not being recognized. I had to rollback my pc to an earlier date. Then when I plugged it in the driver was located. Or if you have another computer I suggest plugging it into that and go to My Computer and you should see the drive for it. I believe it is US – – – – – something like that. Right click on the drive and go down to format. This will reset the Quad. Then when you plug it into the other PC it should detect it. But if not you will have to rollback to before you started having this issue.

      • Sandeep Gurung says:

        Hi…can i install other flight controller in this quadcopter? can you suggest me

        • admin says:

          Yes probably… What kind of feature do you want ? not already included in the current FC of the XK X380 ? Mission planning ? Why not install a pixhawk solution ?

          • cannonwheel says:

            So adding mission planning would be a possibility with this? Can it be implemented into it’s programming? I don’t know what the internal memory capacity is with this board for storing waypoints.

          • SeByDocKy says:

            I don’t think it’s possible to have a mission planner for this machine. I don’t think when is developped by XK ….

  • Sandeep Gurung says:

    Its not because there is not enough features in it…my flight controller light is not blinking..so they said it has to be replaced….so i am asking you cause i couldn’t find the right fc to buy online…the same one

  • Sandeep Gurung says:

    I have asked in rcgroups but no one did what i asked them to do ..so please can you do it for me?

  • WG says:

    Hello,After a crash my flight control led also didnt light up anymore,i openid the xk 380 and at the mainboard there were 2 black smd resistors (4R7) broken,there near the led connector.
    i replaced them and now my flight contoller led is working again!
    you can check with a normal resistor, put the pins on the black smd at both ends 1 when the batery is connectid,,in my case the led were blinking again
    Maybe helpfull for anyone with the same problem.
    Greetings!

    • Sandeep Gurung says:

      In my case.. no crashes and no broken resistors….its just died without any reason…may be its helpful for others who have crashed their qc..ok i will put it in rc groups and facebook group..thanx a lot

    • Sandeep Gurung says:

      In my case.. no crashes and no broken resistors….its just died without any reason…may be its helpful for others who have crashed their qc..ok i will put it in rc groups and facebook group..thanks a lot

  • Larry says:

    I am having a problem getting a good GPS signal on my detect x 380. I do not live in a rural area but there is a Comcast tower less than a half mile away. The GPS only blinks from green to red then apause. I think that means a week signal I think. Also when I calibrate the magnetic compas vertical the red light goes on when I liht it. Is that right? The headless works and return to home is somewhat accurate but not like vieos I’ve seen. Any help would be appreciated .

  • can I update the XK380 firmware (WL380001 New) into my Seeker v303 XK version to fix the fc problem?(tx could not bind with seeker)

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well … As I wrote, the first think I would test is to check if your FC is compatible with the X380 ground station software… If yes, in theory, you can update the firmware but it will dépends also of your ESC, GPS and radio parts maybe different from a real X380

  • The binding error is it the flight controller problem bcoz of wrong calibration procedure?

  • Tim says:

    Hi. I am looking to buy one of the xk x380’s. For the work I need it for I need to be able to monitor the camera so I am sure I capture the detail I need. Can you do this? On say a tablet or phone?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I strongly advice to install a FPV kit in 5.8G band. Avoid any WiFi solution working in the same band as the radio control. FPV by WiFi is in general offering poor range with a lot of latency

  • Rob Street says:

    Ok thanks! Not sure I want to take it apart. Alot of screws and afraid to mess something else up.

  • Stan says:

    Hi I think that my transmitter is not working. The receiver has a fast flashing light and the flight controller light is flashing. When I connect to the PC and press read, the flight gain and velocity go’s to zero. The control data does not work at any time, and no signal indicator is red. Also the RTH and CF indicators don’t turn on. And the receiver stays on PWM instead of PPM. All other functions are working on the PC. When you press read it displays the settings in the quad, and when pressing the write, it changes the quad settings. Is this correct?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Really strange …. Did you try to flash the new firmware ?

    • Rob Street says:

      Stan – I had the same issue. What you do is plug the USB into the Quad and into the PC. Then connect the battery of the Quad. Go to My Computer and it should load a drive that starts off US – – – – – . You want to right click on this and go down to FORMAT. Then after it completes, right click and go to disconnect or whatever it says to remove it safely. Then unplug from the PC. The drone light should start flashing and then stay steady RED. This is basically resetting the Quad. Then you should be able to connect the transmitter again. Now when you connect to the FlightCtrl software you turn on the transmitter, plug in the battery, then connect to the PC. Click Open USB and click READ. Then make sure under the BASIC Config tab that you have the transmitter set to PWM. Mine was changing to PPM. (a glitch maybe) After you make any changes be sure to click Write and then Close USB. Then you can unplug and your back light should flash again a little and then should be all set.

      • Stan says:

        Thanks Rob it worked but start up on the throttle and aileron does not work. The throttle is set at zero what do I set on. This is new for me. Stan

      • Stan says:

        All so the quad goes in to stick calibration but it doesn’t calibrate.And the throttle is at 48..

        • Rob Street says:

          Stan – Did you make sure the setting was at PWM? When doing the changes in the software you can move the throttle etc and see it move on the screen. It should be set at 0. Until you lift it upwards. I have never had this issue so not sure what is going on. Maybe reset the drone and don’t do the software and see if it works first.

          • Stan says:

            On PWM the quad can’t find the system and all lights go out. On PPM every thing is ok except for the calibration.It is ready to fly with GPS locked in while sitting on my desk.I have formatted and put the settings in.

      • wg says:

        Thank you!
        I had the same problem and my xk 380 connects normaly again!

  • Stan says:

    And the one button for landing/take off is working

  • Francis says:

    Hi there Rob…I have the same issue with Stan…my Seeker V303 version XK keep flashing..transmitter could not bind with seeker. When I connect to the PC and press read, the flight gain and velocity go’s to zero. The control data does not work at any time, and no signal indicator is red. Also the RTH and CF indicators don’t turn on. And the receiver stays on PWM instead of PPM. All other functions are working on the PC. Rob, can I use this same method that you had explained to Stan on my Seeker V303?

    • Rob Street says:

      Francis – Sorry, not familiar with the Seeker, but I would assume you can format it the same way by plugging it into the PC and formatting the drive. I have had 2 xk detects and both have had issues so I actually got rid of them and purchased a Blade Chroma because there software updates to the unit are published and supposedly do not put the drone at risk. XK detect etc was online from someone and alot of people seem to be having issues with it.

  • francis says:

    After formatting my Seeker V303 XK version and go to XK ground station, setting it to ppm bcoz when setting it to pwm, the gps led do not flash, no led flash at all. On PWM the quad can’t find the system and all lights go out. On PPM every thing is ok except for the calibration. I try to do the calibration but it doesn’t calibrate. The gps led stay solid red. When I do the transmitter calibration it flashes for a while then back to solid red again. What is the problem here? Hopefully you can help.

  • Diogo says:

    Hi, i have a x380 and was working very well with my cnc gimbal and video transmitter, used 5x good, but now, i got this problem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60CElo0Bvv0

    and not working anymore,transmitter control don’t do nothing, anybody knows what happened? Thanks

  • Alexander Noorman says:

    Maybe someone could give me advise: I want to ask the following ” When I turn my xk 380 on (connect the battery), the light blinks green-red, then when I start the motors they all 4 stop turning after 4 seconds, then the red light blinks and it won’t start again. If I disconnect the battery and connect it again, it will do the same, the engines stop. If I use the take off button, it starts high speed but also stops after 4 sec. The battery is fully charged. What can I do about this, what defects make that all the engines stop after 4 sec, must be a commando in the software???

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Really Reeally strange. Can you try with another battery ?

    • x380TN says:

      Hi. Have you got it fixed? In a way, I have the same problem. I git the battery fully charged, but when I connected it to the quad, I wa able to turn the motor and run the props, but in a few seconds red lights flashed and the motor quit running. I figured it could be the battery. Caused when I looked at the groundconfig siftware there is only 8.6V, though I just has it fully charged.

  • Pit76 says:

    Hello,
    I just bought a xk x380.and I had my first try this evening but i can not trim the magnetic sensor, when i pull the head lock and back 3or 4 times i don’t have any green light fix to do the trim magnetic sensor? Does someone can help me ? does the problem come from the transmiter or the drone itself? Any help really welcome because the drone is brand new and i can not fly with it…..
    Thanks in advance for your help

  • Stan says:

    Hi Stan here just letting you know what has happened. I had a faulty transmitter and the system is a PPM like the v303. It is written on the board near the receiver plug, with one set of wires connecting the receiver to the board. So when one channel is out it interferes with all the rest .

  • Bill says:

    You know, I’ve wanted to purchase one of these XK X380s for a long time. As a matter of fact, I have one on order at GB, but have not paid for it, so it is on hold. The reason I keep putting it off is because I see all these problems with the quad. The last thing I want to do after buying a brand new expensive quad is to have to update firmware, or flash it, or format a SSD inside the quad. Don’t these things ever work correctly right out of the box? I’m afraid if I buy one its going to be nothing but problems. Then i watch someone like Dustin Dunnill fly his all over Maui with absolutely no problems, and I wonder if the problems are with those people who are buying it? I’m a Senior Electronic Technician (recently retired) and am tech savvy, but all these problem worry me!

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well to be honest, I didn’t flash anything with my X380. It’s working fine out of the box. Ok I don’t have the circle function….
      The X380 is probably the most stable “cheap” AP machine, the GPS lock deviation is impressive

    • Rob Street says:

      Bill – I have had 2 of these. Both had issues. Maybe I had bad luck but here is what happened. The first one had about 6 successful flights and on a return to home about 25 ft above when it was descending the motors shutoff and it smashed to the ground. I returned for a refund. The 2nd one the TX lost signal to the drone and it took off. I had no control. Smashed into a house across the street and then would not shut off. I had to grab it and pull the battery out to shut it down. Returned! I have been flying for over a year and have 4 other drones. I always calibrated the compass and the TX before each flight. I am very safety conscious with these things. So after my first 2 issues and update issues, I decided to go with something else as I was no longer comfortable flying these and wondering what may or may not happen next. Not fun at all to be flying and worrying about it flying away again or dropping out of the sky. It is sad because I really liked the design as well. Anyway I went with the Blade Chroma CGO2. Yes it was more, BUT it has support via telephone and it has it’s software listed on the site as well as videos to use and easy to update. It works. It also comes with a TX that has a 5 1/2 inch screen so you can see your flight. FPV. I just feel more comfortable having support with this drone instead of having to go to forums etc. Which are helpful, but having someone answer a phone and be able to answer questions etc is a huge plus for me. The XK Detect does not have this type of support and as mentioned with he issues I had I was just lost and out of $1000.00 if it was not for Ebay! Sorry if I am pissing anyone off by sharing this but as a buyer and lover of this activity, I am being honest and sharing my experience in hopes that it may help another.

      • SeByDocKy says:

        You experience is of course the welcome. If happened to you it have to be known. The question is a general design problem or a question of bad luck.
        For your first crash, did you noticed a puffed battery ? or a general battery swagging ? Some unsoldered main lead wires ? or a Brown out problem ?
        The second crash, I don’t understand how you can lost your radio connexion ? you were very far ? I think no …. GPS signal strong ? really strange crash.
        In another hand, I still do believe the XK X380 is one of the most accurate cheap chinese AP. A lot of positive reviews but even the inspire may have fly aways …

        • Rob Street says:

          The battery was fine. I don’t know about the wires internally because I never opened it up. All I know is that I had at least 6-7 good flights. The 1st crash happened no more than 10 ft from me. The 2nd crash I calibrated it and lifted off. It was the first flight with this one. It was not hovering very stable so I landed it and re calibrated compass and the TX. Then took off again….it hovered and seemed steady so I flew away from me about 5 ft….I was no higher than 10 ft off the ground. Then it started wobbling, I tried to return to me and it went away so I did the opposite with the stick and it cam closer (which at this point the sticks were reversed) then when it got closer i released the sticks hoping it would hover and I could land it and it took off going away from me and hit my neighbors house on the side and was still running. I had to pull the battery out to get the drone to shut off. I had strong GPS on both situations, and as I mentioned before I have been flying for over a year with several different drones and I always do my safety checks.

    • Oscar Flores says:

      Well,I had the same doubts too but I watched all the videos I found on youtube ,I read the manual more times than any oher book I have ever read ,and asked questions here and there to experienced “pilots” and I have to say that so far it is working greatly.

  • Vic says:

    Hi,

    I am just awaiting a new XK detect X380 to arrive. I have downloaded X380 FlightCtrlConfig. I was wondering how the adjustment of speed (m/s) (or other parameters) works? There is a factory setting 6m/s at horizontal speed and 4m/s at vertical speed in Advanced config. But the scale is from 2-12 and 2-6m/s. Can this be changed, once drone is connected? E.g. can I set horizontal speed to 11m/s – may it cause any significant problems (in stability, engine/battery life etc.) or engine damage?

    Thanks,
    Vic

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well with such extreme values, you quad will be more sporty… and yes battery, esc will be more stressed for sure … It’s up to you to apply or not this new setting

  • kojak says:

    Hello
    Great video, you said a moment that there is a batery of 6600mha?
    (I know There Is a 6600mAh model qui can be installed)
    I look for hours on the internet and no way to find, you had to find a link, THANK YOU in advance

    • SeByDocKy says:

      The feedback of this 6600mAh LiPo is not fantasti, no real extra time (probably due to a lower discharge rate). I don’t advise it

  • David says:

    It sure seems like there are a lot of issues with this x380

    • SeByDocKy says:

      proportionally compared to other “chinese” cheap AP machines, not so much problem statically IMHO…
      For a beginners (with a already a nominal knowledge), a advise this machine more

  • Andrea says:

    Hi
    Can you please help me. I can get into FlightCtrlConfig, but I am unable to change any of the values on the screen. For example, my RTH has a constant green light and when I flick the RTH switch, the values change, but the light remains green.

  • Kris says:

    I brought one of these. Great stability, unfortunately when I commanded it to come home, it carried on going. I’ve lost a 300 pound drone and a 250 pound camera…… Gutted. I wonder if I’m able to claim it as a faulty machine?

  • Shane says:

    Can the extra UART3 port be used for telemetry?

  • Vic says:

    Hello,
    I have recently got the XK detect X380 drone. Before the first outdoor flight, I would like to know a few things.
    1. There is a function “one key take off/landing”. There is written in user manual “one key landing will let the quadcopter land at the current position”. I would like know, whether this works in any situation when the quadcopter is under manual control, e.g. the quadcopter will be 100m above the ground, and I will press “take off” button – will quadcopter slowly descend and then land on ground?
    2. The control range is around 1km. If the quadcopter will fly close to this border, will I get any warning from transmitter (e.g. on monitor), that I am coming close to the end of control range? Can the control be lost easily in this way or quadcopter actually will stop automatically to fly behind 1km distance limit?
    3. Is it important number of circles and how many times the “head lock” is pulled, when calibrating magnetic compass? I have tried to do it exactly according the user manual but it did not work – I had to walk 4 circles (not 2 as written in manual) and pull the “head lock” 5 times (not 3 times) to get proper/expected responses for successful calibration.
    4. Does the “return home” function work both in “head lock” and “normal” mode?
    5. What is the operational temperature of X380? At many of outdoor quadcopters it starts at -5degrees of Celsia, but at X380 I could not find this info….

    Many thanks for any answer,
    Vic

    • SeByDocKy says:

      1) Yes
      2) No … No telemetry feedback with this associated protocol
      3) I advise to use a rotating chair to do some compass calibration (of course in the area you plan to fly). Yes maybe more turn are requiered to do it correctly
      4) RTH is independant of the flying mode
      5) I don’t know sorry 🙁 …. but if it’s very cold, the main problem will be the LiPo. Performances decreases as the inverse of the temperature

  • Vic says:

    Hi,
    thanks for your answers to my previous questions;-)
    1. Now I would like to know how camera gimbals at X380 work. There is version “A” with 1 axis gimbal and version “C” 2 axis gimbal. 1 axis gimbal moves camera up/down only (change vertical angle). 2 axis gimbal moves camera up/down and left/right. There is camera control button on transmitter. As I understood from the user manual, by rotating this button camera angel can be adjusted – but this is just vertical angle (up/down) and not horizontal angle (right/left). So my question is, how 2 axis gimbal work, if the control button on transmitter moves camera just up/down? What is the purpose of the 2nd axis (horizontal – right/left), if it cannot be controlled by X380 transmitter?

    2.There is a XK detect X380 5.8GHz 4.3″ Diplay FPV Kit (a complete kit for FPV transfer). I would like to know, what info I can see on monitor – will I see just film/pictures from camera or will there be any other information on monitor e.g. how far/high is drone, what is the speed of drone etc.?

    Thanks,
    Vic

    • Stewie says:

      Hi Vic, I have the 380-C the two axis gimbal will stabilise the camera on two axis pitch and roll (not yaw). The pitch is controlled by the photo/FAP button on the transmitter..

      I am also looking at the XK detect X380 5.8GHz 4.3″ Diplay FPV Kit, from the research I have done it is pretty much a pnp solution but does not have any OSD telemetry information. There are other solution you can “bolt on” for OSD telemetry cheaply but from what I have seen the information displayed is rather sketchy.

    • Barry in MA says:

      Hi Vic,

      I also have 2 of the 5.8GHz, 4.3″ monitors that are made to fit the X380 radios. They fit on the radio rather well. They show only FPV, no telemetry. Keep in mind that I use 2 Mobius Action Cams on my 2 X380s. If you just want them for FPV, they work rather well with the supplied transmitter. The transmitters are advertised as 500mW but the “T600” on the label makes me think they are 600mW. The only drawback I can find with the transmitter is you can not remove/change the antenna. I believe the transmitter antenna is a 3dBi antenna and does a rather well job out to 600 meters. I haven’t gone any farther than that yet. My other copter has a different 600mW transmitter with removable antenna and I have put a 7+dBi antenna on it and have flown out to about 700 meters. I use a 14dBi mini flat panel antenna on my monitors on both.

      Barry

      • Vic says:

        Hi Barry,
        which gimbal you use for your MOBIUS ACTION CAMERA? I guess, this camera is fully compatible with original XK FPV kit, i.e. you do not need any additional devices (e.g. adapters, cables…) to connect camera to antenna and to get real-time pictures/video transfer to XK FPV monitor?
        Vic

        • SeByDocKy says:

          You can probably think about the walkera plastic G-2D, a pretty cheap and lightweight 2-axis gimbal. I modded sometimes to welcome the möbius. Everything is Under 152g.
          Now I would advise to do the same mod for the runcam HD2, offering a low latency FPV output

        • Barry in MA says:

          Hi Vic,
          I really didn’t use a gimbal. I used a $5 “Mobius Pan & Tilt” kit (H.King part # 9171000590-0) “A” shaped mount with a single 9g servo so that it would tilt only, mounted on 2 plastic plates with shock balls between. On the first one, I mounted a Mobius Docking Station/200mW transmitter (H.King part #9171000751-0) onto the tilting plate of the “A” frame mount, with the Mobius Cam mounted in it. Video was sent to a 5.8GHz monitor I had from a smaller copter. The 2nd copter, I mounted a 600mW T600 transmitter and sent to the XK monitor. The XK monitor kit does come with a 500mW transmitter very similar to my 600 but does not have a replaceable/changeable antenna. The 500mW works well though. All I needed was the ability to tilt the cam downward. This mount allowed me to tilt the cam downward to around a 45 degree angle which allowed me to see almost straight below the copter. If I needed to pan the camera, I simply rotated the copter. Works well and is cheap. Last week I did get a generic 2 axis, motorized aluminum gimbal with controller board & motors but have not tried to hook it up yet.

          • vic says:

            Thanks Barry and SeByDocKy for your advices.
            Eventually I have found some instructive videos on youtube where people used e.g. Walkera G-2D gimbal and e.g. SJ4000 camera for X380 and linked this to original XK FPV kit:-)
            I am a little bit concerned about WIFI function of SJ4000, GoPro HERO3, RunCam 2 etc. I suppose, it is completely safe to use these camera as long as the WIFI is switched off during the flight (otherwise there may be some interferences with transmitter signal) – is it right, is it really safe?
            Both you guys probably use X380 for a while. What life span do you estimate for this quadcopter?
            Vic

  • marek says:

    Hi,guys i need help with stock gimba for x380.I need a program to set the gimbal or firmware update.

  • Vic says:

    Dear all,
    1. I would like to know, whether ground station software (FlightCtrlConfigV4.12-ground station) can recognize if some sensors are not working properly/damaged? I have had a small crash of X380 – the landing frame with magnetic sensor was damaged. When I connected the quadcopter to ground station all sensors (except magnetic compass) seemed to be working… But when I turned quadcopter and transmitter on, I have not received green light flashing (there was green-red flashing – which indicates no GPS(?) Is the GPS function dependent on/linked to presence of magnetic sensor in quadcopter or what can be problem?
    2. regarding “return home” function. If the quadcopter will be e.g. 500m from me and I switch off the transmitter, will it automatically return to me and will it also smoothly land on ground (from point where it started)?
    3. when the “return home” function is ON, and during the return I will press throttle, take off/landing button, any other button… may this disrupt return process? Can I switch off “return home” function during returning quadcopter (and start to control drone manually)? I just want to avoid crashes:-)
    Thanks for your help,
    Vic

    • Barry in MA says:

      Vic,
      I own 2 X380s but I am still a novice. I can not answer Question 1 but Question 2 & 3… If you turn off the transmitter or hit the return to home (which does the same as turning off the transmitter) the copter will return to the last point that it took off from. As happened to me, I had auto landed & shut off about 100 yards away. I then hit the auto takeoff button and successfully flew up and purposely flew further away. I then hit the auto return and the copter attempted to land at that spot 100 yards away and not right in front of me, where it first took off from. When I noticed is was going to land 100 yards away, I simply turned off the auto RTH and manually flew it back to me. Then pressed the takeoff (Land) button for 2 seconds, it started it’s decent straight down from about 50 feet. When it got to about 8-10 feet, I hit the throttle and I went off on another flight. Remember, the auto return to home (RTH) returns to the last spot it took off from. Auto landing with the takeoff button will make the copter come straight down and land straight under whatever position the copter was at at the time you pressed the button.
      Hope this helps.

      • Vic says:

        Thanks Barry for your answers – very helpful.
        I have some more:
        1. What is the purpose of barometer in this quadcopter? E.g. is it important for quadcopter to hold stable altitude?
        2. Can I get some flight data from ground station software, e.g. how high quadcopter was, what speed it reached during last flight… OR is this software just for check of sensors and setting different parameters?
        3. Have you ever tried to set some parameters using ground station software – and if yes, did it work normally and reliably (without any crash)? E.g. speed, flight limits (maximal altitude/distance), return home mode….
        Vic

        • Barry in MA says:

          Hi Vic,
          I’m not going to be much help with these questions as I have not been able to successfully download the ground station software….yet. I also want to do this because of local tree sizes, I would like my copter to rise up to the max of 30 meters, rather than the factory set 20 meters.

          Question #1 … All I know about the barometer is the copter uses barometric pressure to determine height and does use it to determine stable altitude.

          I am thinking that without the addition of some kind of separate telemetry board, whether mounted internally or externally, height – distance etc. telemetry isn’t possible. I could be (& hope to be) wrong.

          The only modifications I have done is to my radios. I removed the internal 2.4Ghz antennas, mounted SMA connectors in the 2 “knob” plugs at the top corners of the radio and then screw on two 7″ long, hinged 10dBi antennas. This gives me an estimated 20-25% further distance, not that I really want to go that far but it gives me a bit more “piece of mind” when going out to 800-1000 meters (farthest I have gone currently is about 700 meters).

          • Vic says:

            I would like to ask you another question regarding “return home” function. For example, if the quadcopter would be in 500m distance and 150m above ground, I switch on the “return home” – what happens regarding height? Does quadcopter automatically descent to height of 20m (or whatever height, which is set in Ground station program – max. is 30m) and begin to return to start position? OR does it return to start position in the actual height (150m above the ground) and there it automatically descends and lands on ground? If the first suggestion is correct, then quadcopter would hit any object (e.g. rock, tree…) higher than 20m during automatic RTH (?).
            Do you use (sometimes) head-lock mode? Does it work reliably – not any crashes, flight away…?
            Do you have any idea what is the lifespan of X380 (how many flying hours)?
            Thanks.

          • Barry in MA says:

            Hi Vic,
            Flipping the return to home switch (upper right switch) will cause the copter to come straight back to the point it took off from. IF, the copter is lower than the 20/30 meter setting, then it will rise up to 20/30 meters and then come straight back to a point directly over the starting point and descend from there. IF the copter is above 20/30 meters… say 100 meters, it will stay at that height, come back to a point directly over the starting point and descend from 100 meters. Keep in mind, it takes a while to come back. Lets say you are about 100 meters up and 300-350 meters down range, it will probably take almost 3.5-4 minutes to come back & land completely by itself.

            I have had no problems with the head lock / headless mode, Altho I use it very seldom. I fly via FPV so headless is useless to me. When viewing FPV, left is always left, right is right and I see where I’m going. So if I’m flying back to me and I see myself way down there on ground and I start drifting off to the left, I “steer” a little right.

          • vic says:

            Thanks Barry,
            I have tested X380 today (after exchange of damaged landing skid) and it worked as you described.
            There is another issue. I have seen in Ground station software, that there is “low battery protect: warning voltage, landing voltage”. Landing voltage – does it mean that when battery is too “weak” (close to be discharged), the drone will automatically land? Warning voltage – what does it mean (how is warning shown)?

            I also want to install a camera and gimbal. Do you have any experience with the original camera attached to model X380-A. I am not sure how good pictures can I get from this – it is just 1 axis gimbal connected to HD camera. However, (according to http://forum.wltoys.eu/hc/en-us/articles/205761812-Auto-rotating-your-HD-camera) using Ground station software it should be possible “to auto-rotate camera from the X380-A model. This will allow camera to be focused on one point while fly forwards and backwards”. Does it have any sense to buy this – will not be pictures of poor quality?
            OR if I would get original XK 2 axis gimbal could I fit on this one different types of camera (which can be connected to FPV monitor)?

            Do you use original “XK FPV kit” (5.8GHz FPV, 4.3″ Display) for X380? I have read that the transmission range of this device is about 1500m – is it correct?

  • Stewie says:

    Does anyone know if the Basecam software will be able to communicate / calibrate with the OEM stock gimbal that ships with the latest (December 2015) XK Detect 380-C.

    Or does any one know how to connect to the gimbal via a PC for configuration / calibration.

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Stewie

  • Cozette says:

    Bonjour’ ou peut on trouver un manuel en français du xk x380A. D avance merci. Cordialement.

  • Oscar Flores says:

    Hi, Sir.

    I noticed that the deviation of my quad is more than 0.5 meters when I perform the return to home feature.is the a way to calibrate this?Thanks.

  • Tommaso says:

    Is it safe?
    Hi all, I got my new x380 just yesterday and first impression were very positive.
    Today I decided to try the headlock mode. I did all the calibration yesterday but I didn’t calibrate today. After a few happy headlock minutes the x380 just crashed and came down from about 50m. Propellers now are damaged and landing frame gone. Now questions:

    Is headlock mode safe?
    Can I really trust this quad at all?
    Is gear best going to refund at least the replacement parts?
    Is it safe to fly with slightly damaged propellers?
    Comments welcome!

    • SeByDocKy says:

      In general Headlock/Headless mode are ok … but I strongly advise to learn to fly in normal mode.
      I am afraid GB won’t refund something … since it’s a crash… I strongly advise to order some spare props… If it’s slightly damaged should be ok… but be sure to not have a weak point especially close to the hub

  • Tommaso says:

    Hi, i posted a comment yesterday. Why did you delete it?

  • tommaso says:

    Hi Again,

    I’d like to install an FPV system ( camera + transmitter + reciever + display) . I have the basic version with just the static gimbal. Can you recommend some good setup ( maybe with SJCAM )?
    Thanks

  • Vic says:

    Hi,
    could you recommend me any 2 axis gimbal and suitable camera (from other company than XK) for X380? I would like to know some alternatives, which work well with X380 and can be connected fully functionally to XK FPV kit.
    E.g. is it possible to connect SJ4000 camera to XK FPV kit (without any additional device)? And is possible to control Walkera plastic G-2D brushless gimbal with XK X380 transmitter?
    Do you have any experiences with camera of X380-A? This is HD camera connected to metal digital servo 1 axis gimbal. I am not sure how well is this working – will this give good (acceptable) quality pictures, film?
    Thanks,
    Vic

  • Vic says:

    Hello,
    has any of you guys used GROUND STATION software to change some flight parameters of X380? I have tried to do this without success:-( I am able to connect my quadcopter to Ground station properly – it communicates with sensors and with transmitter. But when I changed something e.g. height at RTH mode, velocity… it has never been saved. After the change, I have clicked on “write” button or on “write” button and then “read” button, but in neither of those cases it has been saved i.e. when I disconnected quadcopter, switched off Ground station, and then switched on and reconnect quadcopter, there were original default values (not those I have changed). How does it work at you? What can problem?
    Vic

  • WLDOR says:

    Hey guys, I’ve just crashed(!) my X380-C on only it’s second flight. All power was lost to the quad for some unknown reason, and it came down (hard, and from high) in the one patch of soft mud in my entire yard. The legs/body avoided any damage, but unfortunately the OEM 2D gimbal didn’t – the shafts broke on BOTH of the brushless motors. Would anyone know: (a) of any aftermarket motor shafts that might be available, and if so, from whom, and/or any specs/SKUs? or (b) of any 3rd party brushless motors (with shafts) that could replace the OEM motors? TIA.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      The cheapeast option should option should be to go directly for a Walkera plastic G-2D ….

    • Tommaso says:

      Hi, just out of curiosity, were you running in headlock mode? Did you complete the gyros calibration procedure before flight?
      is this
      http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopter-parts/pp_267039.html
      the part you broke?

      T.

      • WLDOR says:

        @ Tommaso: Yes, the gyros were calibrated pre-flight, and no – the unit was being flown in ‘full manual’ mode – no AI/electronic assistance features were used (headlock, auto take-off/land, etc)

        Yes – that’s the gimbal. The OEM XK 2D brushless gimbal that ships as standard with the “-C” version of this quadcopter. Both of the brushless motors feature a shaft (~4cm or so long) – the crash broke BOTH of the shafts, so now I’m trying to identify:

        1) whether I can replace JUST the broken shafts in the gimbal motors
        2) if not, alternate/compatible 3rd party motors that I can replace the OEM motors with
        3) if not, a 3rd party 2D gimbal that will allow me to ‘plug-and-play’ with the existing gimbal controller card without having to reprogram everything! (I am an absolute rookie to quadcopters!)

  • Zoltan Komaromi says:

    Could you please tell me where can I buy the extension cord for magnetic landing gear, gps cable and led covers? Thanks for answer

  • Vic says:

    Hi,
    if the red indicator light starts to flash fast (during a fly), it means that quadcopter should land immediately. Does any of you know how long does this indicator light flash in red, before motors completely stop to work? i.e. how much time I have for landing the quadcopter before it crash (since the time when the red light indicator appears)?
    Have any of you used Walkera 2D plastic gimbal? If yes, how long have you been able to fly with this gimbal and a camera on it? X380 normally flyes 30min, but with Walkera 2D gimbal the time was reduced to around 15min, which seems to me very short time…. Perhaps it was to cold or windy that I got such short time(?). With original XK gimbal and camera the time should be ca.22min.

    Thanks,
    Vik

  • Vic says:

    Do you have any idea what is the life span of original X380 propellers? I have heard that it is necessary to exchange propellers after some time to avoid damage/breakage of them…. After what time they should be replaced?

  • Vic says:

    Hi all X380 fans,
    I have lost my X380 today – it has flown away:-( It probably was out of the control range – I could still see it as a small dot, but when I pressed the “return home” stick the function did not work.
    I would like to ask you:
    1.If quadcopter flies out of the control range (more than 1km), should it automatically “return home” (because it loses signal from transmitter). This is theory – is it right? Have you tested it?
    2. If it would fly forward and during this, the quadcopter loses the signal from transmitter and the “return home” function would not work (e.g. GPS signal loss) – would it continue to fly forward (away) or would just hover and then fall down (when battery is gone)?
    3. If quadcopter would start to return home automatically (e.g. because of lost signal – it would be more than 1km away), and during this automatic return I would push the “return home” stick (because I would not be sure whether it is returning), would it not actually disrupt/cancel the return home procedure?

    Many thanks. I hope this may help me at least to find the quad.
    Vic

  • Cezar Dutra Brasil says:

    Good Morning,

    My xk x380, after it was updated, the red LED flashes, then lights the yellow LED infinitely.

    Please I need help.

    • Keith says:

      You need to recalibrate everything… do everything you did when you first got the quadcopter. this should solve the problem.

  • Jrfunman says:

    After firmware update quad tunnels I recalibrate rebound tx no change Dino54 suggested recalibrate accelaromator by flipping rth switch 12 times any other ideas thank you

  • Victor C says:

    HI Guys
    Basic question, I just got the x380 and I have no idea how long it takes to charge the battery with the provided charger. I flown it once and it lasted maybe 10 minutes ….Manual says to charge till light is solid red but it has been over 8 hours and the still blinks.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I strongly advise to buy as soon as possible a real charger where you can control/monitor every setting in the charging. The X380 charger is really basic

    • keith says:

      Hi Victor, The reason it takes a very long time with the charger that came with your x380 is that 1) it is a low watt charger 2) it is balancing all 3 cells in the battery so that the each have exactly 4.2 volts at fully charged. This is what a balance charger does and it does it so you can get the most number of discharges (uses) from the Lipo battery. You could get 300 flights on the battery by doing this long slow balanced charge. If you use a speed charger, you could expect 100 or so flights from the battery. So this is worth the wait time lol.

      You will love your x380. did you get the x380-c?

      • Victor says:

        Hey Keith thanks for the reply, as of right now the battery has been charging 24 hours and the charger is still blinking ??? is this normal ?? I cant imagine it takes longer than 24 hours ?? can you tell me how long it should take ? I think my charger is not working normally.

        I got the basic x380 and i bought the Hakrc 3 axis gimbal, I am trying to get it to work with my sony action camera but while testing it out I lost the function to pan the camera up and down.It worked in the beginning but when playing around with different forms of mounting the camera It just stopped working. Gimbal works normally with a gopro, but controller will no longer activate the tilt function.

        thank you

      • Victor says:

        Hey Keith thanks for the reply, as of right now the battery has been charging 24 hours and the charger is still blinking ??? is this normal ?? I cant imagine it takes longer than 24 hours ?? can you tell me how long it should take ? I think my charger is not working normally.
        I got the basic x380 and i bought the Hakrc 3 axis gimbal, I am trying to get it to work with my sony action camera but while testing it out I lost the function to pan the camera up and down.It worked in the beginning but when playing around with different forms of mounting the camera It just stopped working. Gimbal works normally with a gopro, but controller will no longer activate the tilt function.
        thank you

        • keith says:

          Sorry to hear the gimbal is not working right. 24 hours is a long time to be charging. You need a voltage meter to read the voltage of each cell in the battery. It is very unlikely that the battery is bad – they are new batteries – but it is possible that your’s is bad. Here is a video on how to check each cell with a voltage meter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T_wz6D3-n8

  • Pan says:

    After flying sucefully 2-3 times, now i cannot complete the calibration process, at the end it gives me a continusly red light and nothing happen. If i dont start the calibration process i get normal green light flashing but when i attept to fly the drone it lost balance and goes wherever it like, but still somehow i can control it with the transmitter and bring it down ( i mean its not problem of transmiter).

    Any idea what to try??

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Do you mean each time you are turn on the quadcopter ? the X380 is completely unleveled and drift a lot ?. Did you crashed it before ?
      Can you check GPS cable connexion ? Can you add/dp the EMI tape shielding mod ?

      • Pan says:

        Finally today i managed to fly and all was fine. It seems X380 has auto-repair function bec i really didnt do nothing and start works again))

  • geogo says:

    i have a xk 380 and i cannot get to calibrate compass i looked at the receiver board and it looks like the 3 wires yellow red and brown the opposite to the pic could this be the problem

  • andrei says:

    Hello guys,

    I have xk 380 for 2 month now. It was flying great with latest firmware for a month – no problems no crashes (with gimbal and gopro as well as without it).

    Then I whent to vacation and had to take the legs off the drone. The main body was packued in bubbles and left in luggage.

    On arrival and assembly fly indication led is just dead. The machine is not seen via usb or doesn;t respond to anything. Only red and green leds are blinking with sound.

    Has anyone encountered a problem like this ? If someone has a clue, please share your thoughts. Have tried to tear all apart and double check the connectors – nothing has changed.

    Hope to receive someones response.

    Yours,
    Andrei

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Just removed the legs ??? that’s all ?really strange …. 🙁 can be a condensation/static electric shocks 🙁 …..Can you measure some voltage after the voltage regulation stage ?

    • Grappler says:

      The front right leg has the compass/magnetic sensor. The connector at the top of the leg is very poor and mine did not communicate when I replaced it. Repaired the connector and all good.

  • Dieter says:

    Hi I have a new XK 380.
    Everything does not work well only FAP.
    I have the software loaded 380001 and it does not work.
    Question, the remote control shows the turn on?

    Dieter

  • Gary T says:

    Great quad, Love it.
    Unfortunately I have FRIED mine 🙁
    https://youtu.be/_dC6eowkO8U

  • giannis says:

    Dear all,

    I have recently recieved my x380 c and before my first flight i tried to calibrate it. I waited for the gps to be ackuired but the flashing light never changed to 2 greens (it remained red-green-pause). I waited for it for 10 mins tried again connecting and disconnecting the battery but nothing. I still tried to calibrate it anyway (wasnt sure if i need to have all greens as manual was unclear) but i couldnt get any change in the red-green-pause sequence holding down the left stick and flicking the head lever.
    As i was really excited to fly it i went ahead anyway and did it all manually, without any problems on the manual mode. it never accuired the gps signal though.
    Does anybody have any suggestions?
    Should anyone knows if this would work?
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/all-xk-drones-owners-club/diagram-for-alternate-5v-supply-to-fix-gps/456089547928925 (this guys broke after a crash) a bit afraid to open it as i have no idea of electronics. sorry for the long msg…

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Can you tried to connect it to the ground station software (outdoors) too. You will be able to monitor the number of satellites received. If still 0 after 10-15min…. yes you have a problem with your GPS module … You will have to open it

      • youpee says:

        hello
        i have the same probleme with my xk x380.(it remained red-green-pause)
        Generally I receive the satelittes and therefore the 2 leds green green and then I fly 30 s -1 mn and then the leds pass in red- green!
        The replacement of the gps module has it solved this problem ?

        Thanks for your aids

  • nicola says:

    hello everyone, I ricevuro this blind jewel 3 days , but the third flight, unfortunately after a small fall I broke the landing foot relative to the connector bush , I glued the foot with glue, everything seems ok , but when I turn on the drone seems not receive GPS signal as you turn on the green and red flashing lED , without ever becoming only the green , I can not even do the procedure of the compass calibration as performing the procedure , the lED turns red rather than green to start dancing drone
    What could it be?
    the landing foot to change with the relative compass or other more serious ?
    how can I tell?
    thank you very much

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Yes…. be aware, the compass is in practice installed into one of the foot… Check if the plug is not disconnected.

  • Mick says:

    I have a XK Detect X30 Quad copter with camera i haven’t been able to calibrate it or even use it , I have tried everything and nothing does anyone know where in los Angeles i can get this unit fix or calibrated or any ideas what to do. I called the china office but you know how that goes any info would be appreciated

    • SeByDocKy says:

      So when you move fast tbe corresponding switch to engage the compass calibration procedure, no specific flashs appeared ?

  • Grappler says:

    Trying to set up a cheap 3 axis gimbal (storm32) on X380
    Followed a youtube link but cant get the tilt to work

    Found heaps of info on OlliW but nothing specific to interfacing to XK X380
    Does anyone have a detailed solution? With pinouts and PPM verses PVM

  • askthebananas says:

    Hi, I was wondering, what is the size of the prop caps? Would they fit the XK X251? I’ve lost one and I can only find some for this model. Thanks for the answer and btw – amazing review.

  • John tolley says:

    Hi
    Has anyone got there walkera 2d gimbal to pan tilt from the tx . Mine has never worked. Everything else works . On the quad .
    Or is it a new board?
    Regards john

  • SHUKI says:

    HI.
    I have the X380 more than six months.
    He flew to excellent, Last flight crashed me, (my fault), and a broken engine and compass ..
    I fixed the engine switched compass, I did the dance of the XK.
    First time I piloting is taking off and crash, someone has an answer.
    Thanks

  • Cj says:

    It your inspection to you think there is another channel that hasn’t been enabled. I like to enable and disable a gimbal.

  • Luca says:

    Hi, could I have a manual instructions of th programme flight ctrl config v 4.12? I can’t find this anywhere and I can’t do anything with the programme without it, because I’don’t understand how it works.

    Thank you very much,
    Luca

  • Adriano says:

    Goodnight friend! I bought the XK 380, I have already done some flights and I noticed that sometimes when I use the return to home function and before completing the landing I cancel the function by placing the right key up to return to fly before landing the quadricópiter sometimes Left or back, even without a command, only comes back to normal when I make the landing and again the decopulation, the same happens when I sometimes use the FLY AROUND MODE function, when I turn off the function sometimes the same thing happens on the way back To normal after the landing and again takeoff, this began to happen after I calibrated the ACCELEROMETER according to a video I saw in YOUTUBE! Good friend can you help me solve this problem? If I can, I’ll be grateful!

  • Adam Siwinski says:

    Hello,

    I purchased an 4.3 xk380 fpv monitor and ts832 transmitter and i cannot get an image to show up on the screen from the camera.
    I’ve tried all frequency/channel combinations with no results…
    Please help?

    Thanks

  • sam says:

    hello

    I also have an x380 but mine has a problem with the gps. I bought it second hand and the gps does not work at all. I saw a video saying that it may be a loose connection in the leg but I checked and it wasn’t. I don’t want to start taking it all apart as im not really that good with all the electronics and I don’t want to break it. Does anyone know what it could be?
    thanks

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