XK Detect X380 Drone Review

This drone is a worthy upgrade to the WLToys V303 Seeker, with double the range (1000m), and double the flight time (30 min.). Yet it’s currently only about $20 more than its predecessor. You can find it here http://shrsl.com/?~9f1f

The X380 is very similar to the V303, with mostly the same components, except the battery, and “possibly” the GPS system. Its GPS seems greatly improved over the V303, with MUCH faster lock-on (seconds X380, vice minutes of the V303). Main flight capabilities include GPS or altitude hold flight (if no GPS lock), along with headless mode (heading lock), and return to landing capability.

Improvement in flight time is achieved through inclusion of a battery with twice the power (5400mah) of the original 2700mah V303 battery. The battery bay of the X380 has been lowered to accommodate this larger battery. The landing gear legs have also been increased in length. However, even with these longer legs, the available clearance beneath the quadcopter is unchanged from the V303 (about 105mm for both).

Improvement in range may have been achieved by increasing the battery power of the transmitter. The X380 transmitter uses six AA batteries, vice four of the original V303. It also includes a new capability of one button takeoff and landing. By pressing this button, the quadcopter automatically starts and achieves 5 foot hover. The button can also be used for automatic landing. This button is more for emergency use though, as it does NOT return to home when this button is pressed. Pressing it again while in flight will cause the quadcopter to land immediately beneath its current position.

Overall Quadcopter 101 assessment, I like it. Thumbs up! 🙂

Comments

ReviewsByBG says:

Did you get yours on Gearbest? Seems like it’s got the best price of all the vendors here: http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_202830.html?wid=21&lkid=10111890

mik mike says:

must help with orientation with a camera feed ?

Redphoto says:

Why is the image so shacky during the flight mode?

Domenico Parise says:

Don’t be scared

marty b says:

101 watch your videos and are very helpful, am looking at buying one soon   could you review this one again but with the new fpv that is made for it (Upgraded Parts X380-055 5.8GHz AV TX/RX FPV for XK X380 RC Quadcopter)  thankyou

aidan mead says:

I’m looking to buy it how can u see what it is videoing

Basetau says:

My one felt from the sky today. Few days ago it had issue with controlling and it was stuck in one place in the sky. Today I re-bind the TX and compass calibration. Flew well for 11 minutes before suddenly motors shut down middle of the sky. Lucky I was on the beach and not much damaged. Any advice? Should I upgrade the firmware? Bought it only last month.

El Hombre Murciélago says:

Quadcopter 101 wich one is Better wingsland minivet or this one?

Bryan Weber says:

so gearbest wants me to send them a copy of my photo id and a copy of my credit card too.  is this normal?  Did anyone else have to do this?

Pepper Perrin says:

Brushless motors?

tinker bot says:

Greatly appreciate your video’s!! I hav a few ?’s: 1) would you currently recommend this or the 500 version? 2) Is there any camera control such as start/stop video or snap a pic from controllet? 3) Do the FPV capabilities only come with camera included versions? 4) What alternative cams/gimbals work with it and are any features lost utilizing 3rd party cam/gimbal? Thanks.

Domenico Parise says:

Can you remember what the controls do or what memes the have?

PauL TerL says:

This has telemetry?

Lip stick says:

Wow, a lot of bounce on that video??? Thank you for this review… I like the X380 better than the X303…
Please, keep making videos… I learn a lot…

frank sarmiento says:

please are you or some body can help me out with my XK 380, it can find GPS signal, only have a fast red light flashing, what do l need to do?

GamerDeal IL says:

Thanks buddy, another great review – getting this quad.

Marcin Zet says:

Hi Sir, which quadcopter you consider better choice ? The UpAir One Chase or the XK380 ? I’ve heard that the XK380 has better GPS+Compass and better range at stock transmitter and antennas. Thanks for ur reply in advance.

PugetSoundFlyer PSF says:

Wondering if anyone has set up FPV equipment on this??

Firal Rally says:

Hello Quadcopter 101, I cannot seem to get my x380 to get GPS lock, (2 flashing green lights) It is stuck at 1 green, 1 red flashing light. What am I doing wrong here? I am outside in a big park and there are not radios nearby that might affect it. Thankyou in advance 😀

Tom D says:

If you don’t have the patience or the skill to fly RC helicopters, just buy a quad lol.

Teun says:

Sorry for asking you all those questions.. I really want to find a good drone. Is this the default camera for the x380?

Eduardo Jerez says:

$224 with free shipping right now on gearbest for the next 3 days

PauL TerL says:

Is the hubsan x8 pro more stable than this, or is just my impression?

LeonardoValente says:

How did you get to put that camera there ?

ziggyzbeak says:

do they have the same motors

Domenico Parise says:

How can this drone is up to £500 and bit more god knows

adriana timkova says:

you mostly filmed the ground, didnt you ?

Offshore Drifter says:

Is this better than the Cheerson CX20?

khat rai says:

X380 vs kai deng k70c ??
Which one is better??

PauL TerL says:

This or the hubsan x8 pro???????????????

goupe surjo says:

uh.

Paul Hyde says:

Great that is awesome thank you so very much once again

Mark Gibbs says:

HEY MR. 101!! I GOT THE SAME TRANSMITTER AS THE XK DETECT 380 ON MY V303 QUAD. ONLY WHITE INSTEAD OF BLACK!! COULD IT BE POSSIBLE THAT I HAVE A TRANSMITTER THAT GO’S A 1000 METER’S?? I ALSO OPEN IT UP, IT HAS THE XK DETECT BOARD!! AND GOOD JOB ON THOSE REVIEWS!!

Giorgio Ocaña says:

Hi sir! Wich is the best drone i could get for 250 euros? I was interesting on the cheerson cx-20 but it seems like it has a lot of troubles and its fate is to fly away and never come back.. Thank you!

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