XK DETECT X380 review

XK X380 quadcopter review

XK X380 GPS Quadcopter

I received some useful critics on the RC Groups forum regarding my previous quadcopter review and thanks for this. I kindly ask all my readers, in case they find incorrect facts or just some mistyped words in my XK X380 review or in any of my articles to notice me. I never claimed that I’m a professional writer or a quadcopter specialist but I’m trying to do my best to help others to find out about the latest quadcopter models.

My goal through the product reviews that I do is to provide as many useful details as I can, not necessarily to convince my readers to buy them. I’m always trying to make my reviews as honest as possible and to share not just the positive but also the negative facts regarding the products. Taken into consideration the bad experiences of others with this X380 quadcopter I was very skeptical regarding the final conclusions of my review.

Before my first flights with a new toy, especially with a complex GPS one, I read many blog posts and forum threads about the drone. I know it’s a bit time consuming, but I always find some useful recommendations. Real user experiences are the best way to find more about a product beyond the manufacturer’s “dry” specs. Also, it is cheaper to learn from other’s mistakes then from your own. For example, many owners reversely connected the Gimbal to the X380 and they burned out the receiver board.

XK DETECT X380 review and testX380 Quadcopter

The XK DETECT X380 family has 4 models, the only difference being the video equipment:

  • X380 – basic setup, no gimbal or camera;
  • X380-A 1080P – HD Sports camera with built-in 1 axis gimbal;
  • X380-B 1080P – Mobius alike camera;
  • X380-C HD – GoPro alike camera with 2 axis brushless gimbal.

Already having some compatible action cameras and a cheap 2D Gimbal I decided to order from GearBest the standard model. I was very disappointed when after 4 days of posting, the parcel was returned back to China because some “security issues”. After GB resend it to me I receive it in 2 weeks. I had luck with a friendly customs officer and I didn’t pay any extra charges. He asked only what’s inside the box, I said a “quadcopter“, he asked again “a kind of drone” I smiled and said Yes. After only 40 minutes of picking up my package, I had the X380 finally in my hand to review it. (it takes 30 minutes the way from the postal office to home).

XK X380 review – First impression

Both, aircraft’s and transmitter’s build quality is surprisingly good, no cheap material as I expected. Everything in the box was well arranged to prevent any damages during the overseas shipment.

The airframe has a nice carbon style painting that makes it look a bit different from other 350mm sized drones. Somehow the design of the X380 tries to imitate a UFO with long landing legs.X380 propeller

Besides the X380 quad and its remote controller the package contains the followings:

  • X380 user manual;
  • 5400mAh 3cell 11.1V LI-Po battery (20C);
  • Balance Li-Po charger (suitable for 2s and 3s batteries);
  • 220V to 12V 2A power adapter;
  • USB data cable for firmware upgrade and interfacing with ground station;
  • Camera mount with dumping balls;
  • 1set of propellers (2pcs CW and 2pcs CCW);
  • Tools for installation of the propellers.

The aircraft comes with pre installed landing legs but, in order to make my first fly, I had to install the propellers by myself. Both the blades and the arms of the drones are marked with the correct order of the propeller installation. Just a quick note: the white color props are for the front and red ones for the back.

A big multicolor LED light in the rear of the quadcopter marks the status of the flight controller. In the X380’s user manual (page 6) there is a table that explains the meaning of all the possible color combination (sequences). I recommend to consult this table before and during every flight.

In the front part of the airframe there are two bright LEDs that look just like a vintage motorcycle’s headlights. The battery is loaded from the front, not from the back like as in other multi-rotors that I have. Compared to the WLTyos V303, this model has a bigger battery compartment to accept the high capacity 54000mAh Li-Po.X380 front lights

On the belly of the aircraft there are 4 screw holes that serve to secure the camera mount or brushless gimbal to the aircraft.

There are 3 connectors on the bottom of the Quad that allow features extensions:

  • micro USB connector for firmware upgrade and interfacing with ground station;
  • 12v power port (JST), that allows to power up  gimbals or any other extension modules like FPV transmitters;
  • 3 wire Gimbal connector, GND, +5V and control signal.

Unfortunately, there are no pin-out marks on the connectors and it is very easy to accidentally reverse the gimbal wires. Unfortunately, this ends usually with bricking the X380’s mainboard.

XK X380 review – Transmitter

The 6 channel remote controller is quite large and has a pretty professional look. By long pressing the “stick mode” button, the transmitter can be switched between mode1 and mode2 control modes. The “Take OFF” beginners oriented button allows to easily take off and land the aircraft. To switch between regular and headless flight mode can be made by a 2-way switch that is located on the top-left side of the RC. The “Return to home” function can be activated with the second 2-way switch, which is on the top-right side.X380 transmitter

A radial dial button located on the right side near the LCD screen allows to fine tune the gimbal’s position. Regardless the fact that a 2D or 3D gimbal is installed, only one axis can be controlled through the remote controller.

XK X380 review – First flight

After I fully charged the X380’s battery and loaded 6pcs of AA batteries in to the transmitter I went out to test this bird.

In order to make the first flight I proceed with the magnetic sensor calibration. This is an essential step to prevent flyaway and crash-lands. I know, these circle movements with the aircraft in your hand can be confused with some voodoo dancing by the ones that are not from the business :).

After I finished with the calibration I preceded with installation of the propellers which can be done easily and takes only 2 minutes.

When everything was set up, I placed the X380 Detect quadcopter on a flat ground with flying indicator (status LED) pointing to me, switched ON the transmitter and I plugged in the battery’s connector. In just a minutes the red and yellow flashing of the status indicator was turned on green flashing. The two green and one blank sequences mean the Quad is ready for safe flying and it has GPS signal from more than 6 satellites. The aircraft can be armed in two ways, both sticks down to outer position or by long pressing (least 2secs) the “take off” button.

My maiden flight was smooth and lasted around 27 minutes with 3 take off/lands. I tried only basic flight movements without testing the max altitude, headless mode or the one key return to home function (RTH). When the green status light is changing into fast red flashing it is recommended to land a.s.a.p..XK X380 test flight

XK X380 review – Conclusion

The XK DETECT X380 is a beginner and aerial filming oriented quadcotper with extremely good control range and flight time. Lack of the full manual mode (without GPS) was a bit disappointing for me because it can’t be flown inside zones with pour GPS coverage. Nevertheless, for half price of the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, it can be considered a good deal for those who don’t want or can’t invest $700 in this hobby. Something that you should take into consideration in case you are thinking of purchasing this quad is that, from my estimation, a full FPV upgrade for the XK DETECT X380 can rise up to $250.

What I liked

  • Stable flyer with good wind resistance;
  • Excellent control range;
  • Impressive play time, 25-30 minutes without accessories and 15-20 minutes with gimbal and camera;
  • Precise altitude holding;
  • Two level low battery warning;
  • 10 inch prop compatible;
  • micro USB port for firmware upgrade.

What I didn’t liked

  • Bad experiences of others with this Quad;
  • Only GPS mode, can be flown in large indoor spaces;
  • No pinot marks on the gimbal connector;
  • Can control only one axis of the Gimbal;
  • Circle hovering only by firmware upgrade;
  • NO telemetry, the aircrafts battery can’t be monitored remotely.X380 quadcopter backpack

XK X380 quadcopter upgrades and hacks

You know, nothing is perfect out of the box and we can always add some nice new features to our toys.  Bellow you can find a list with some of my plans for the X380 Quad:

  • Uploading the latest firmware with circle hovering;
  • Adding Li-Po battery to the transmitter;
  • Installing 2G brushless gimbal and HD camera;
  • Adding 5.8GHz FPV system (600mW TX and 7″ LCD).

In case someone lost the XK Detect X380’s user manual, it can be downloaded from here:


Just returned from the field after my second flight with the X380 Quad and I was impressed how stable was even in moderate wind. Due to this fact I could call it “The Wind Fighter” because it maintained easily its position like a model for a photo shooting.



  1. I’ve used your information and links pages for a while, messing about with the xk X380 drone, I’ve just recently bought a couple of these cheaply on eBay just to run as don donors and spares, while checking one out I came across this wee chip plate, ( see attached photo) it is obviously something to do with camera / gimbal but it’s wired into the mainboard, I was wondering if you recognize it and what exactly it is.
    Many thanks in advance

  2. Hey, looking for spare parts for the XK X380. Does anyone know where I can get some? I need a flight controller board and GPS module. I know that is a very old model, but still, use it with my GoPro7

  3. I would like to learn how to increase the speed of the x380 quadrocopter and if you can make an answer in Russian

    • You can probably increase the speed by using a HIgh voltage LIPO, but for longer usage this can be harmful for the electronic parts as well for the motors. Other way it would be to replace the ESC with a open source one.

  4. hi, I own this x380 camera and tonight I tried to update it and no longer works with my xk x380 drone. I’ve mounted the FPV kit in my drone but since I’ve updated it, it no longer transmits the video signal. So my question is if you can send me the firmware of this camera.

  5. Can anyone help please I have a XK X380B loved it untill I had a slight fall ..and now the rear led light do not come on would this be a simple replacemant or is it more seious ive sent off for a replacement led light that inicates all the gps and warnings im hopi g the new bulb solves this can anyone help regards ..Darren

  6. Will work the XK X380 with Hubsan H109S-17 battery? Does anyone test it?
    My original Li-Po is puffed and I want to replace it before something wrong happens….

  7. My X380 does not hold a position during flight. Respond properly to commands, the LED is green, I redid the magnetic trim but do not stand still in the sky moving in a causal position. Even when I insert the returne to home is not working properly.
    Can you help me fix it?

    • Hi David and sorry for the late reply.
      My X380 died about a 2 months ago. Even after I replaced the main-board still not working correctly. It just turns over on the ground. I completely gave up this drone :(

  8. I purchased my XK Detect X380 from apunky on Ebay and he will not exchange it for me. The right rear motor will not power up without giving some additional throttle and then it stops which basically means I can’t fly it.
    I replaced the motor AND the ESC with only receiving the same results. This is a new drone and I am really sad to have wasted my money. I have not connected to a computer via usb and doubt that would correct this but I am certainly willing to try most anything at this point.
    Any thoughts out there?

  9. I know there are some modifications out there to extend the range of the xk 380, they require opening up the transmitter, soldering, etc….and then your transmitter no longer looks appealing, with all those additions.
    Is there an easy, effective by which we can increase the range of both the transmitter and the FPV?
    Can a windsurfer/parabolic antenna be adapted to this transmitter?

  10. My x380 has not been performing too good. It seems like the GPS is not working all the time.
    Do you have the latest software and updates for this quad?
    Thanks, Paulus

  11. Will work the Hubsan’s 7000mAh Li-Po battery with the X380??
    Probably the flight time will be increased to about 30 minutes, if we can fits it in :)

  12. Great review, thanks!
    I also don’t like the fact that it doesn’t have a full manual mode (without GPS).
    I found another X380 review saying that this quadcopter can stay in air up to 30 minutes? If that is true, than that beats the DJI Phantom series flight time.
    What is your best flight time with this XK X380?

  13. I tried fitting the generic 2 axis gimbal to my X380 but it would not work. X380 will not turn on now.
    I have checked internal board and find the small red led on receiver board is showing red, and pulsating quickly.
    Have I cooked the receiver and control board, as you say by connecting the gimbal in reverse.
    When I connect battery, the leds under the esc boards, flash in sequence, but the large led at the rear does not light up.
    When it was flying I found it is the most enjoyable radio controlled aircraft I have ever flown.
    I am 82 years of age and enjoy flying it.

    • Unfortunately if the status LED (big one in center) not blinks probably X380’s main board is dead. I had the same issues but I managed to replace it and now works like new :)
      I recorded a video with the repair process, I will try to upload it.

  14. I have a problem with my X380….will not start up on manual mode, but will take off. using the take off button
    can you help,

  15. Hi,
    I recently bought a XK X380 Detect quad. Which was working perfect until I had a minor crash.
    Now I I can’t get all the satellites i need to re-calibrate it.
    It will fly but very unsteady and the light blinks red green red green , can you advise please.
    thank you.

  16. guys, I have the X380-C, with its camera.
    how do I change the camera setup parameters ?
    I try to connect to PC but it popup the storage memory only.

  17. I have a problem with an X380 – LED flashes red without stopping, and when I upgrade displays the error (red). The upgrade does not change anything – no firmweare (201032).
    Please give me a repair solution

  18. Hello,
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ask you something about a problem with the X380.
    It’s from a friend who is not all that technical and he gave me this drone to find out what is wrong because all it does is flashing the red light (and some little beeps in the beginning and than stops)
    I opened up the drone to check for lose contacts or soldering problems but all seems fine, also the (rapidly) blinking blue light on FC works and the red light turns from flashing into steady when turning on the transmitter on the receiver board.
    I tried also downloading the factory reset software (and ground-station) but USB is not recognized although Ground station can be opened, sorry for this long story but do you have any experience with similar problems?
    The XK X380 is a month old and my feeling is a mainboard problem.
    Thanks for your time,

    Kindly regards,

  19. Hi friend
    Last week I bought this DETECT X380 and today i was trying it in an open area. While in mid of the flight the drone did something strange. In first it started to run far away from me without using the remote, so I turned the GPS feature ON, the drone came back. Then when it came close to me I turned the GPS OFF and the drone just turned upside down and fell down really hard in the ground.
    Now it’s not working and broken, when I plug in the battery, it beeps and all the lights turn on except the main light.
    Can you guys help me.

  20. I have a new x380 in process of delivery. Is there anything i should b watchful of? I have heard mostly positive comments, but i have also heard some horror stories. I think most are human error. also the newer 380’s, do they have the same features as the older ones or have newer things been added which have not been advertised?
    i am excited about the arrival and any input u can give me would b appreciated.


    • Hi Warren and welcome on FirstQuadcopter.com!

      Mine just died last weekend.
      Half was pilot error. A landed on a tree and the motors forced the ESC respectively the motherboard.
      It looks that the flight controller is bricked.
      Luckily, I have a spare one and I will try to replace it.

      I do not recommend to use headless mode and take care with the gimbal wires. In the rest is a good quad :)

      Have fun with your new toy!

  21. Its a shit quadcotper. Be careful, at long fly.
    I have this X380 for 2 months, and now one engine stop in fly….the quad-copter was at 15 meters away from me. Withaut any worning the engine fail working and the drone….crash with hight speed (because i want to save this model from crashing ) :(
    I dont recomand this model!

  22. We bought in January, 2 quad X380 from GB and they flew perfectly for 2 months.
    One week ago after 15 minutes of flight, the first ,coming back in RTH mode, at 25 meters from the landing, fell down vertically from the sky with all the motors and propellers running and broke down on the ground.
    The second, 2 days ago , after 2 minutes of flight, fell down from 200 meters and broke completely.
    In both cases, there was no wind and no advise of any kind of rupture before the fall.
    The second is destroyed but the first that fell down on soft ground in a lawn , after some repairs ( all the legs broken and other minor items) flies again but is not able to acquire all the GPS satellites ( Lights: green red null, green, red, null) and tends to fly always ahead instead of staying in the sky: do you think that is possible to have the GPS receiver broken ( physical I do not see any break)?.
    In the second also some ESCs are broken but I find 2 spare parts, one for red light and one for blue lights but I see only red and white lights? are they all equal except the color of the light?

    • Dear Roland,
      I received a new GPS to change my old but nothing changed, I still have lights: green red null, green, red, null and my quad tends to fly away ahead instead of standing in the sky if not commanded.

      Do you have any advice of what I can do?
      Thank you
      Gino Massarani

  23. Hi all, I installed a 2 watt transmitter amp. and has been great, but it gets hot and moved from where I had it in controller and shorted the board out. So I’m after another one or can anyone suggest what controller will work with it.
    Thank you in advance.

  24. hello,
    My drone XK X380 does not keep its position anymore. I formatted the internal flash as I can do to reset the data to factory default.

  25. I check already and the switches were off. But still the problem still occur. it looks like there is no connection between the quadcopter and the remote controller.

  26. I just bought the xk detect x380.
    After I switch ON the remote controller and connected the battery, the GPS light is not blinking at all and the light at the motor did blinking at different speed. There was no connection between the quad with the remote.

    I tried to use the software but nothing happen. What should I do and what is happening actually?

    Thank you.

  27. Hi,

    Has any of you guys used GROUND STATION software to change some flight parameters of X380?
    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 (e.g. from 15m height to 50m), velocity… it has never been saved there. After the change, I have clicked on “write” button, “close USB”, then disconnected quadcopter.
    However, when I reconnected quadcopter to software again, there were original default values (not those I have changed).
    I have also been following instruction from WLtoys website, but this did not help so far.
    What can be problem(s)? How does it work at you?


  28. 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 to XK FPV kit.
    E.g. is it possible to connect SJ4000 camera, iLook camera with antenna to XK FPC 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?

  29. Hello Quad copter players, would you please give advise on below issue?
    I have a XK X380 drone for about 3 months already, it flights nicely. loved it.
    But a week ago I was so exited to flight it until I forget the life time, battery was drained out, at the quad crashed.
    Long story short, the green LED light is totally OFF, only red light. everything else are work as a normal, gps, compass all are okay. The quad can flies, but without light green ON.
    My friend says its perhaps the capacitor.
    Any idea what causing green light is off?


  30. 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 (I will replace it by a new one). After the crash I connected the quadcopter to ground station – all sensors (except magnetic compass) seemed to be working OK. 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 reason (for no green light)? i.e. once I replace damaged magnetic sensor, can I expect that the GPS will again work (green light flashing – if the GPS sensor is now OK)?

    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 the X380 manually (without danger of crash – stopping work motors in air)?

    Thanks for your help,

  31. I can not get my x380 drone to connect to the controller.
    It worked great for 1 week then quit. I would appreciate any help you could provide.

  32. Hi,
    I have recently got the XK detect X380 quadcopter. 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 to 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 (forth/back), 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 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,

    • Hey vic!
      1. Yes the quadcopter will slowly decend and land peacefully

      2. Upon reaching the range limit, youll find that you will start to lose control of it and once fully lost signal, it will initiate return to home. No indication is given except on the drone itself.

      3. Im able to do only 2 cirles but its better to do more. I have to flick the switch 4 times.

      4. Yes

      5. I believe this is limited by the lipo battery (5-60 degrees celcius)


  33. Hey there,
    I am waiting on delivery of my X 380, I have a parrot AR 2 power, 2 bebops and a sky controller and a phantom 3 pro , among a bunch of $ (( junk.

    Does the X380 have an altitude indicator on the transmitter?? Know one seems to know, I know it has the sensor, and I have an altitude three dig meter, but I was planning on flying this with no camera as sort of a practice , crash type drone instead of using the PH3 Pro.
    What do you know??
    PS. How will I ever abide by the law if I do not know how high I was flying!!

  34. hello, someone can tell me where to buy fpv kit for my drone xk x380a ?
    but intended fpv kit with telemetry information and all flight data , altitude, distance , etc …
    someone can tell me what the best kit fpv ?

  35. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.
    I am a farmer in Ghana and want to film my farm projects with such a quad but from reading on forums such as this, i get a mixed feeling.
    Some get their quadcopter flown away and others smoking. All I want to do is to film from above but if i run the risk of it flying away then i would be in a big trouble, as just the opposite of my farm lies a forest reserve of 70sqr. Km filled with chimps, baboons, buffalos and other wildlife.
    Imagine the quad-copter flying into the forest and the chimps get hold of it. Lord have mercy.
    Please those of you who have different types, could you honestly recommend the safest one to purchase. Your advice would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks and happy new year.

    • Hi Farmer F
      My suggestion to you would be to buy a cheap small quadcopter without GPS etc first. That way you will learn to fly first. They do not like much wind, and they only have about a 50m range, it doesn’t sound like much, but they are a very good training platform. I wish we would have done this, it would have saved us bucket loads of money. If you loose a cheap one ie. $30Aud, you will not be so upset.
      I have found, with both the v303 and the X380, the solders on the main CPU are hit and miss. I think this causes most of the problems you read about with flyaways etc. If you are not exceptionally good with a soldering iron, I would suggest you spend the extra money and buy a Phantom 3 Proffessional.
      It comes with everything you need, already programmed to work together. Their quality control seems to be much better than xt. Also, the company DJI have very good instructional videos on the internet, which wltoys and xk do not.

  36. HEY Guys
    Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!
    GUYS I recently tried installing the cheap $45 BCG Gimbal but it just kept acting like a bronco. also it caused the lights on my quad to flicker at a high rate and beeped also. So I gave up.
    Now the real issue is that I can’t get any GPS Lock on my quad. it’ll sit there forever and just give me the intermittent red and green light. it flies okay and holds altitude. but it drifts all over. of course I don’t have a solid green light. Could you tell me what’s up. Also I’d like to do the firmware upgrade. however because I Am not that tech savvy.
    I Am holding of. Please help me

    • Hi Robertson
      Did you try flicking the Rth switch 12, 16 or 20 times until you get solid green light. Then it will reset your GPS and you should get green green flashing. Otherwise take two panadol and lie down.

  37. hi,
    I bought this xk x350 quadcopter a month ago it lost signal so the company I bought it off sent me out a new board.
    I set it up and tried to fly it but every thing is flying in reverse and will not lift off the ground could you tell my what this could be do I have to re calibrate it?and if so how do i do this.

  38. Hello

    A friend of mine has screwed up my quad copter, X380.
    He told me to format the Folder URSAMAFC.

    Do you have all the file required for this folder?
    Or do you know how to put all these things back?

    Cause now the X380 Quadcopter is showing only the Yellow light.
    Look forward to read from you.

    Thanks in advance

  39. Nice review, covered some things others do not. To be able to change from Mode 2 to Mode 1. is a very important point, and to be able to do this so easily is great.

  40. Hello,
    First excuse me for my English I translate with google…
    I bought an XK X380 two days ago and I now received my 3 axis gimbal for it.
    I installed everything but my XK X380 no longer works. GPS does not work anymore.
    It just beep beep beep
    I do not understand what can be the problem.

    Thank you for response

    • Hello Thomas ,

      Google for “dronemaniacs xk380” you find a review of the xk 380, scroll down the side and you find discusions about people with the same problems,i also had this problem. Only red LED flashing and beeps, I connected the xk x380 trough USB with the computer, than it shows a new harddisk on youre pc, you have to format this xk380 disk and disconnect USB, then power OFF youre xk380 and power ON your xk X380. It will reset and everything workid again (in my case).
      Sorry for my bad english also…
      Good luck!

    • If you plug anything in to the power pins under side of XK X380 WHILE main battery is plug in you fried the FC (flight controller).

  41. My last flight ended with some smoke from the main board :(
    Now, my XK X380 don’t want to bind or start….the battery is OK
    I found two type (version) of the receiver board. There is any difference between these two board XK-MB V2.0 and XK-MB V2.1?

  42. Yesterday, I did the firmware upgrade with the WL380001.FIW file.
    The FAP (Fly Around Point) mode works perfectly! And it has dual functionality, if you don’t increase diameter then the X380 will pan not circle.

  43. Just ordered my Xk X380, the basic version without camera and gimbal.
    I have a XiaoMi Yi camera that I’m planing to use with this Quad.
    Please, can you command me a FPV setup (RX+TX) for the X380?

  44. Don’t activate the headlock mode! You can lose your X380 Quad. It can crash land or fly away. Is something wrong with the X380’s firmware…

    • ExOwner,

      I am curious what did you learn about your XK380 and the headless lock mode issues?

      Did you find out why it was acting strangely?

      Did it do it from the beginning?


  45. Thanks for the review! Just ordered one, now is with free shipping on GearBest’s website.
    BTW, please can you suggest me some suitable spare batteries?

  46. I’m working to add some telemetry/osd to my x380 FPV setup.
    I’m thinking to use the Mini OSD System with GPS Module. This OSD looks very professional with the uOSD firmware.

  47. Hello, thank you for the excellent X380 review. I want to know what the back pack photo you post … which is compatible case? Thank you

  48. Any advise on some good spare batteries?
    Is there some self tightening carbon fiber propellers which are 100% compatible with the Xk Detect X380?

  49. I received mine two weeks ago, after 5 flights I noticed that the auto takeoff didn’t always work.
    Anyone else got this issue?

  50. Hi I was wondering what gimbal you would recommend if I have the Amkov 5000s series action cam. Also would you please do an installation guide for this gimbal?

    • I have a similar camera with yours and I planning to use it with the cheapest BGC 2D gimbal.
      When I’m done with the X380’s gimbal upgrade, I will surely make a step-by-step guide about this.

  51. Hello, I have a X380 ordered, if it ever gets here! I have the BGC 2d Gimbal and the GoPro 3 clone mini cam. I am a rookie, so i need help. So type slowly!!! When that quad gets here I will need information on FPV setup, software upgrade and Gimbal/mini cam setup. Oh, and pictures with circles and arrows!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


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