Quadcopter Comparison Review

Wltoys V303 Seeker Quadcopter versus XK Detect X380 Quadcopter


Quadcopter Comparison Review

Please note both these outstanding flying machines have been supplied by GearBest so we can undertake an impartial and unbiased Quadcopter Comparison Review. Both these RC Quadcopters are the most perfect entry point for those wishing to partake in Aerial Photography.  Both are extremely well made, robust and have the flight characteristics of far more expensive models. Whether you decide to purchase the Wltoys V303 or the XK X380 we are sure you will have hours and hours of pleasure capturing your surroundings from a birds-eye view.
These two RC Quadcopters have basically the same body shell and are made by the same company as XK are a new branding from Wltoys. The V303 Seeker Quadcopter comes in a white plastic and the X380 in a realistic mock carbon fibre covering. They are well styled and we like the shape of them.

Wltoys V303 Seeker Quadcopter Comparison Review

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Quadcopter Comparison Review

The V303 Seeker has distinct advantages over the XK Detect X380 as it comes with a GoPro type gimbal so mounting an action camera is a simple operation and it is about $50 cheaper. The XK 380 RC Quadcopter does however have a larger battery 5400 mAh compared with the 2700 mAh the V303 has thus affording it a far longer flying time. The flying time listed for the XK Detect X380 Quadcopter is 30 minutes but realistically with a camera attached this is more likely to be 20 minutes and the V303 Seeker RC Quadcopter should give you approximately 10 minutes with the camera and gimbal attached. The XK Detect 380 also has some added features like one key take off and one landing which operates perfectly.
Quadcopter Flying Range
With the XK X380 the flying range also doubles from 500 meters on the V303 to 1000 meters impressive statistics from these flying machines. The return to home switch is available for both models and it’s a godsend. When testing this feature on the X380-C we were amazed at the accuracy of the RTH function. Taking off from a blanket it returned to within feet of its take off-point. When the RTH switch is enabled the back light turns red to indicate engagement. The Quadcopter lifts itself 20 meters up in the air, returns to the take-off point hovers for 20 seconds then gently lands and the brushless motors switch off. It is a spectacle to watch and very reassuring if you lose orientation, no need to panic just activate RTH and hey presto your Quadcopter comes home.
Magnetic Sensor for Altitude Hold
Both these great RC Quadcopters have a built in magnetic sensor and hover extremely well and superbly stable without any input from the sticks on the transmitter making them the perfect platforms for Aerial Photography. What we are going to do in this Quadcopter comparison review is attach a number of high quality low priced action cameras to see if there is much difference in image and video capture. We have also tested the XK X380-C the Gimbal version of this model that comes with a SJ4000 camera and you can see our review by clicking this link. We fly plenty of RC Quadcopters and we love this model as it is very easy to fly and has a number of fail-safe features.
V303 and X380 Quadcopter Calibration
At first the calibration process seems somewhat arduous but you soon get used to it. Unlike many other models in this class it always seems to function without difficulty. We always re-calibrate whenever we fly it is another safety measure and a habit you should get into. After a few flights it becomes second nature and is accomplished in a matter of minutes. What we always do when flying both these models is to take the owner’s manual out with us. On the odd occasion you may forget something so you will have a point of reference at hand. Both manuals are identical and although they are written in Chinglish the can be deciphered without too much difficulty. We had a go at re-writing the manual before our models arrived and although this was unnecessary it did no harm whatsoever. We have a PDF of the manual if you need it. You can mail us a droneflyers@gmail.com with the subject X manual and we will gladly forward a copy. We always make a habit of trying to get hold of a manual before our Quadcopters arrive so we can study them and learn about the functionality.
Quadcopter Spare parts
As of the 16-07-2015 spare parts are readily available for the Wltoys V303 and many of these parts can be used on the X380. Spare parts for the X380 will be available soon

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Quadcopter Comparison Review Specification of both models

V303 Seeker RC Quadcopter Description
Brand Name: WLtoys
Item No.: V303
Item name: WLtoys V303 Seeker Quadcopter
Power: Lipo rechargeable Battery
Channel: 4 Channel
Remote control:2.4G
Material: PA Plastic
Size:30.5*30.5*18.5cm
Diagonal Wheelbase:37.6cm
Flight time:13-15 Minutes dependant on the payload (Camera and/or Gimbal)
Charging time: 60-100 Minutes
Flight weight:770g/925g(with pzt)
Remote Control Distance: 500 Meters
Motor:4 pcs 2212 950kv motor
Battery for Quadcopter: 1 Piece of Li-Poly Battery 11.1V 2700MAH 25C(Included in Package)
Battery for Remote Control Transmitter: 4 pieces of  AA Battery (Not included in the package)

V303 Seeker Quadcopter Features
1.With 6-axis system ,can Raise & Down/Forwards & Backwards/Left & Right Turning/Left & Right Crab Flying/Hanged Flying/360 2.Degree Rotating/Light
3.GPS Auto Pilot Function
4.Come Home Button Ready
5.Low voltage protection(two levels)
6.Failsafe and Self Landing
7.Set high mode
8.CF headless mode
9.PTZ gyro-stabilized
10.Gopro camera mount


 

XK X380 Quadcopter Description
Name: RC Quadcopters
Material: High imitation carbon fibre, special PC + ABS
Size: 30.5*30.5*21 CM
Wheelbase:37.6 CM
Color box size:39.8*34.3*23 CM
Take-off weight: X380 945 + camera and camera mount
Packaging: Sealed case

XK X380 Quadcopter Features
GPS positioning, Level error(±0.5m)
Measuring height with air pressure, Vertical error(±0.5m)
Compass, Headless mode, Super Headless mode
Automatic return, Failsafe, Around point shooting
Two low-voltage protection, Landed safely
One key take-off and One key  landing
Remote control distance 1000 meters
Charging time:1.5-2 hours
Remote control mode: 2.4 Giga Hertz
Remote distance:1000m
The number of drive motors:(2212  950/KV) *4pcs
Battery Details:11.1V  5400mAh  20C
Flight time: 20 Minutes with Action Camera attached

Your XK X380 Quadcopter Package Includes the following Items
1 x X380 RC Quadcopter
1 x Remote control transmitter
1 x Instruction Quadcopter Manual
1 x Quadcopter Battery Charger
4 x Propeller Blades for the X380
1 x Lithium Battery
1 x Micro SD Card Reader
1 x Data line

Full and detailed review of the Wltoys V303 Seeker RC Quadcopter with GPS and the XK Detect X380 RC Quadcopter with GPS Quadcopter Comparison Review coming soon

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