X380 Firmware and driver

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XK Detect X380 Firmware, driver and ground station

As I’m a XK Detect X380 owner I thought it would be very useful to gather all the important files related to this quadcopter (like:firmware, drivers and tools).

I’m also planning to add to this post gimbal and FPV connection diagrams and other useful details, guides and tutorials related to the X380.

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I promise that I will try to keep this post as fresh as possible with the latest updates. If anyone has something new that would like share, you can contact me and I will add it to this post.

X380 Firmware update

First off all, upgrading the quadcopter’s firmware it’s a very risky process, it actualy can brick your favorite toy. Proceed only at your own risk!

The latest X380’s firmware will add a new feature called circle hovering or FAP (Fly Around Point).

Only few steps are required to upgrade the firmware on the XK Detect X380. Before you start, make sure that the quadcopter’s battery is fully charged.

  • Download the latest X380 firmware from here.
  • Connect your X380 by using the included micro USB cable (No battery, transmitter OFF);
  • Connect the quadcopter’s battery;
  • Copy the download and unpacked firmware file into the “UPDATE” folder;
  • Unplug the USB cable from the quadcopter;
  • The status LED will be blinking in RED for a minute;
  • Disconnect the battery.

Now you can test the new FAP feature:

  • The X380 must be in standard flight mode (not in headless mode!);
  • Fly over the object (building, tree, etc.) that you want to capture and hover above it;
  • Press the photo key on the transmitter (the gimbal dial knob) till solid green light is shown by the status LED;
  • Move elevator backwards to set the desired radius (minimum 5 meters);
  • For quitting the circle hovering mode just press the photo key again.

An additional feature to the FAP mode is the Panorama mode:

  • Press photo button till the status LED turns on solid green;
  • Release both sticks and buttons;
  • The X380 will start rotating around its axis.

BTW, the FAP mode works only with the newer transmitter (2 antennas and ensure 4 cables on the photo button).

Through the ground station software (FlightCtrlConfig) a lot of parameters can be fine-tuned. For example you can increase the altitude of the RTH mode. Don’t forget to be very careful with those settings.

  • Download the X380’s driver from here.
  • Download the XK X380 ground station from here.
  • Plug the micro USB cable into the X380’s USB port (not yet into the computer’s USB port!);
  • Turn on the remote controller;
  • Plug the X380′ battery;
  • Plug the USB cable into the computer (if it is the first time, install the X380 driver);
  • Start the ground station tool and change the language to English;
  • Click on the “open USB” button.

List of  all XK Detect X380 available downloads:

XK Detect X380

    Updates 12.02.2015

    Added latest WL380008 firmware

    • FAP will be disabled if there is no or not enough GPS signal;
    • Automatic decline rate during RTH or Auto Land increased from 2 m/s to 3 m/s.
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