XK Detect X380 GPS Review

XK Detect X380 GPS

XK Detect X380 GPS Overview

XK Detect X380 is a quadcopter drone with GPS. This means it has a lot of features like hoovering, headless mode, stable flight. It also features automatic take-off and landing, so you don’t need to worry at this critic moments. It uses Brushless Motors, more durable and affordable.

Both, aircraft’s and transmitter’s build quality is surprisingly good, no cheap material. The airframe has a nice carbon style painting that makes it look a bit different from other 350mm sized drones. It features a 5400mAh 3cell 11.1V LI-Po battery.

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XK Detect X380 GPS Reviews


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XK Detect X380 GPS Features

1. There are four version of XK Detect X380.

The XK DETECT X380 family has 4 models, the only difference being the video equipment: ( Gearbest sells only the standard version )

  • 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.

 

  • If you already have some compatible action camera and a cheap 2D Gimbal you can just buy the standard version (or maybe you just want to begin flying for the first time an spare some money)

2. Mountable gimbal and camera. ( Not included )

3. Equipped GPS system.

This drone features GPS for radar positioning. If the drone loses the wifi sgnal from the transmitter, it activate the automatic return to home, flying back to its take-off point and land safely. No more worries to lose your quadcopter!

4. 3D Hovering.

Thanks to the GPS, the drone can stay still in a position, stable. But you can also set circle hovering, with preset radius.

5. Headless mode.

When you activate headless mode the drone can rotate, but keeping the same direction.

6. One key take-off and landing.

With just one key you can let the drone take off or land. You don’t need to worry for this operation, just press one button and the drone will do that for you.

7. High capacity battery.

The battery is 11.1V and has a capacity of 5400mAh 20C LiPo, and can reach 30 minutes of flight time. In the package you also get a balance charger.

8. 2.4G 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.
Controlling distance: 1000m
Charging time: 1.5 – 2h
Flying time: About 30mins

Battery: 11.1V 5400mAh 20C LiPo
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.

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.

The XK DETECT X380 is a beginner and aerial filming oriented quadcotper with extremely good control range and flight time.

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Specifications

General Type: Quadcopter
Features: GPS
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
Functions: Forward/backward,GPS location tracking,Hover,Sideward flight,Speed up,Turn left/right,Up/down,With light
Level: Advanced Level
Connectivity Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Channel: 4-Channels
Mode: Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
Detailed Control Distance: 1000m
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Battery Battery: 11.1V 5400mAh 20C LiPo
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.950 kg
Package weight: 2.450 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 30.50 x 30.50 x 21.00 cm / 12.01 x 12.01 x 8.27 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 40.00 x 34.80 x 25.50 cm / 15.75 x 13.70 x 10.04 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x Battery, 1 x Wrench, 1 x EU Balance Charger, 1 x EU Adapter, 1 x USB Cable, 4 x Blade

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