Well, it says 4k camera, but it really is more. Like 2.5 k on video, now i've not done any flights with this, i usually do flights ahead of time under the circumstances, along with the weather being poor. Lately, this is going to be a maiden flight, so we'll see how this goes. I don't particularly like to do maiden flights because there's, sometimes so many unexpected things that it makes it difficult to do a good, thorough review, at least for me, but we'll see how it does today. So the battery is fully charged. I noticed while charging that the blue light just kept blinking in the last light, and it was then plugged in for several hours, so i don't know what's up with that. If it should be fully charged so we'll get it up in the air here, we'll power it on we'll, do the compass calibration and a gyro calibration and then get into the app here, which i did put a screenshot in the table. Review of what this app is it's a wl toy. Let me go back to the uh i'll set it down here and tell you guys the name of the app again let's set the drone down on the ground and the app is the wl gps app. So go ahead and go back into that and then we'll get this powered up here and we'll get it. Actually, we need to connect to the wi fi first before we even get into the app so let's go ahead and i'm going to press the power button and we'll set it down, so it can do its calibration, so let's get it down here on the ground.
Again, i'm going to press and hold it on the button, and you hear the esc's beep. You guys aren't going to be able to see that until i back up, go ahead and trust the power on the controller. And then you do your bind sequence up and down. It should be bound. You'Ve got a rear, blinking light now doing red and green, and i know that it mentions in the manual. You know the doing the compass calibration, but it doesn't necessarily say to go right into it. So we'll have to see here here in just a second let's go ahead and before we do anything, let's go into my phone's settings, let's go to our network internet and see if we can find that drone wi fi. It should show up here in the list. In a second i'm sure it's going to be this wi fi 4k gps 248, a e0 yours may be slightly different, go ahead and connect to that. That should be a 5g connection, so 5 gigahertz spectrum, wi fi and then we'll go into that um wl gps. App let's go ahead and once we get in here, i going to start my screen recording, so you guys can see so i'm going to click start flying and then my mobizen will flip over here. Let'S go ahead and start with screen recording, so you guys can see. Now now you should be seeing the screen the screen recording here, if i remember to put it up at this point and we'll – see everything it's in the app as you can see, we've got the the wi fi uh video feed up on here now.
The instruction manual says to do the compass calibration. You long press the mode button here, so it may already be in the mode let's go ahead and do it. You can also go into the gear section here and then it says: calibrate accelerometer, which is your you know your gyros and excel and calibrate the magnetometer and that's your compass so i'm going to go ahead and just try the manual way so let's do a long Press and that should be in compass calibration. I think i got a solid red light in the back. Let'S go ahead and it says to do a a rotation. Now the lights are all solids. I don't know this doesn't work, but right from the app you rotate it around i'm, not seeing any difference so let's go ahead and try it from the app then oh wait. It does show it on the app now it is showing on the app. Forgive me saying to do this. I don't know how long you got to do it now, it's still showing that let's try. If i can get out of that, because i'm going to get dizzy, spinning around here in circles, a bunch let's see if i can get out of that, oh back to the main screen let's go back again: yeah it's still staying the calibrate let's that was let's. Try just spinning it like this, because it tells you now it says, put it on on its side.
That'S odd instruction manual shows putting it nose down let's see if this completes now it said it completed. You know lots of times. These will say to do a spin in a circle you don't have to. Usually you can just spin it on its axis in your hands, especially if you're like me, and you get you know, get dizzy easy from spinning in circles. That'S supposedly completed let's go in here and just go and try it to the app once again just to be sure so, click that and now it's going to say it again just like when we press the button and let's put yeah let's just try it. This way again and see if that wants to complete doing it, just in my hand, well it's, not now it's saying, and i think what means and the diagram shows on its side, but the instruction manual says upside down, nose down yeah now i completed so it Completed both times, but i like to be safe because i kind of he was not wanting to complete spinning in circles myself, so you can just spin the aircraft in your hands. You don't have to do in circles like i did. You know either way will work and the button on the controller or in the app will work as well all right, so that should be calibrated to do the gyro or accelerometer it's. Both sticks down to the left, it's. What it says, though, i'm not seeing it do anything here, let's try down to the right.
Sometimes i get that mixed up. Oh well, it should be fine, but it does say instruction manuals. Both sticks down, left let's, try it in the afternoon since it's not let's. Do accelerometer it says over limit now, it's now, it's did it. So you know what, for some reason, the sticks wasn't working. Hopefully the controller controller should be bound because we were able to start it through the button here. Let'S go ahead and see if we can start before we take off here. If we can start recording some video, that should be a long press here on the and there we go on the photo button and you can rotate. You can tilt the gimbal, as you guys can see there with a little dial that did look a little jerkier than i seem to call. It would be, and let's go ahead and let's take off. So i think the takeoff button was this top left button and there it's, spinning and then let's see. I think you have to just give it throttle that jart it up in the air. Pretty quick let's see how stable it is. It'S a very calm day. Let'S give it a little yaw that's nice. Looking at the video it's drifting a little on me, there let's make sure there's some y'all there. We go it's drifting, a little bit when i'm doing my yaw spins we've got full signal stream. So we have maybe nine satellites that's, not like a ton.
I think that will increase as we get it up in the air but yeah as i'm, giving it let's make sure that we are in gps mode, that's manual, the yellow light one so that's just altitude hold, and that will drift and then press this button again And now we should be back into gps mode. Yeah it's, not too bad, see how it's kind of drifting as i'm, giving it y'all that's a little goofy. It should just spin on its axis. You shouldn't get any drift that's a bit unusual. I don't think that's a gps issue. I think that could just be these sticks on the controller are giving it a little bit of of roll or pitch input. C watch is like it's, going to start going around. Look at that. That should not do that. Not a huge deal, but if you're trying to spin and film you're not going to want it to do let's, try giving it right y'all and see if it does, that with the right. Yeah see. Look at that it's, not a lot. But when you fly the higher end, drones you'll notice that stuff anyway enough jibber jabbing around that let's just see how the video looks i'm just going to gently fly over this way, just kind of low we'll turn it. So far the gimbal looks pretty good there's. A little lag in the video feed, but you expect that, but it does look to me like we've got gimbal tilt.
I think, which is something i was worried about because of the way i saw it on the ground. Let'S aim it over at me: let's tilt the gimbal down some yeah see i like i got to mention the table it's very fast. Look how fast that tilt is, and it is a little. I told you guys i thought it'd be pretty smooth. It looks jerky. I didn't think it'd be quite that jerky, because it looks very smooth, tilting on my table: it's pretty stable fire, but we're, not finding any wind at all, so that's going to make it a little harder to tell take it a little higher and turn it around There a little bit let's tilt it down ground tilt it back up, yeah, it's, true, it's, really quick and there's. Nothing in the instruction excuse me the app to adjust the gimbal pitch yeah it's, just kind of it does move whenever you are giving it y'all and it should just stay stationary let's. Take it a little higher, but it flies pretty nice, otherwise he's. So far, i'm. Just y'all a little see as i'm yelling up there guys it's just doing a small circle, and it should not do that. It should spin on its yaw axis again. That'S to me is not a big big deal, but it's not right. Even a toy drone should would spin on its yaw axis and not move around okay, so let's um there's different speed rates, let's see which rate we're in here.
We should be in the first right this little dial on the side, that's the middle rate and then there's the highest rate. You can see the way it really moves. This would be a good test on the gimbal. I would not fly this in those higher rates unless you get a book it back home. I want to go back here's. Even the lowest rates moves pretty good. I would stick with that lowest rate for most, your filming needs it's, going to give be easier on that gimbal let's just fly this out a little bit here. Let'S move it over here, so i can don't run into those trees. This isn't the best place to fly guys but it's. All i got to be able to do today, so let's move it to the left. We'Ll fly it down the street a little bit here, let's just take it up higher. So we have to worry about those tree limbs. Oh yeah. This is trees, look really pretty in the neighborhood let's. Try to get it up in here, i'm, not get it. The video says it's recording but i'm. Getting no time. Let'S let's try along hmm i'm gon na press i'm gon na stop the video and start it. If we didn't get video there, i'm gon na start it again now i'm getting a timer. I don't know what happened there now i'm getting a timer on the video. So hopefully, if i don't have any, if i just include the screen recording at first it's because i'm, not so sure, it's according to the sd card, originally it the icon lit up.
But i don't see any let's look up at the horizon now and see. If we see, if i went down sorry guys see how that looks, i still have a nice solid video feed it's a little jerky jerky. As you expect let's turn it now yeah the wi fi is really getting laggy there. We can see it's starting to break out now. I am going through a lot of trees and stuff. So, even though i am only out says i'm only out 40 feet that can't be possibly right, i'm beyond that, but it's, not uh. It is breaking up that's. What i'm trying to get at something that's because of these trees, let's fly it back over here, see if i can figure out where i am. I look back down a little bit and this y'all, so i can try to locate where i'm at i think, i'm facing away from us i'm, not real familiar with this neighborhood guys. So there we go aim it back up a little bit. Sorry this is not the best flight review yeah. I can see look at that. Look at that horizon that's terrible, but when you fill them down with these drones, you can get by with some of that tilt at times. But what i'm wondering about is: is there any jello? It looks to me like there could be some wobble on this video. It doesn't look bad. I just don't know how the gimbal is performing overall.
Besides the fact that i was very worried and there's a drone there that we're gon na have some uh crooked horizon and that's absolutely what we have. It just seems like these toy or lower end drones. They can just not get these gimbals to uh work. Well. In terms of horizons, they always like they, i don't understand it just needs to j, to level back to position that it was at and take off, let's go ahead and do return to home from right there. I know that's let's back it up a little bit. I know it's not ideal, but you don't, you know in the app settings it has a you know, beginner mode, which i have turned off, but there's, not i don't see anything in here for um in the mode you can set in the. If you want to fly by the app too, i don't see anything for about return to home height or anything. So i don't know what that's set to. If i take it out of ways i'm afraid it might fly into this big tree as it tries to come back, i don't again, i don't see most of them give you an option to raise that height, so let's, just press the return to home and let's See how it does that fly up overhead here, and then it should come down here. Instead of the edge of these rocks it's overhead i'm sure i can correct it as it comes down i'm going to back up.
Some more really looks like it's. Here it comes let's fill them straight down there. You are guys it's, hauling, butt down let's, go back up, let's, see how close it's going to be off, but it's, okay, but it's going to be off by a good 10 12 feet. That'S, not that's. A nice return landing, but again we took off over in this low spot here and again, that's off a good 10 feet or so, which is more than you would like to see all right. So we are getting on board video recorded now i don't know if we originally got any so i'll make sure. I include that now i'm trying to see what this does. If this little lever, yeah that looks like that lets you tilt the gimbal inside the app all right, let's go ahead and let's just take it up again. Let'S see if i can take off manually, yeah both sticks down and in and just give us some throttle. But it really jets off the ground with the throttle. What i'm gon na do now is let's kind of like just do some gimbal testing here, let's just go back and forth wobble it. This is what you a good way of testing the gimbal let's just test that and see let's rock it gimbal seems to be doing okay right there in the preview, but again that can be misleading we're. Just looking at the preview – and i don't know in here i did not see follow me or um circle me here in the app i'm gon na click on it.
You got you got some. You do have some camera options for a single snap, multiple or delay. That'S kind of cool for photos, but of course that does not affect having any impact on video, and this is your on screen for your joysticks. You want to fly with the app over here. You'Ve got oh here. We go all right, here's circle me and follow me. I thought that was in there, but i wasn't seeing it in the app um let's try to see if we can do a little follow me. I know this area here is not really ideal for that. Let'S bring it in closer let's, actually move it over. Here again. I know this is not ideal guys. I don't have a lot of open areas here, where i'm currently at to do this stuff, i'll be in the new house around christmas and there's, a ton of field and areas around there, let's press the follow me and let's see. If it does oh jeez, it was jeez, i don't know what is oh jesus. It took off and flew into the house. Oh boy, let's see if i can oh it's upside down, wonderful wow. That was weird all right. Guys. I'Ll have to try to get this down, but my goodness i just took off and flew into the top of the house when i told it to follow me i'm standing right here. That should not have done that. I wonder if somebody told me that they had someone's drone took off the wl toys this one took off into a tree.
I don't know who that was, but i wonder if they were testing the follow me, because that was nuts i was just trying to keep it from hitting the trees. All right, guys, i'll, try to get that down and then we'll see. If we can continue the review or not but boy that was not a good sign, so it's up on the roof, i'll i'll be back. If i can get it guys, i'll be right back all right guys, so i got it down from the roof. Wasn'T too hard to get down, but the drone is abs, certainly damaged it's it's, no longer a safe drone to fly so that's gon na end this review. Yes, i know that i was not flying in a very good spot, i'm sure i'm gon na get people and hate. Unfortunately, this is kind of what i got it's, not like i'm, the only channel to ever fly something from my house. You know i'm flying ryan used to fly everything out his front door over the street, so it's not like i'm, the only one to do it, but as soon as i pressed the follow me, it turned around and it just darted off this way. I had to try to correct it some and i flew it into the roof, so i didn't end up caught up in the tree anyway, what's wrong with it. Now, as you can see, the gimbal is hosed, it will sometimes level out, but it spazzes around it.
Just doesn't stay level. It was already bad enough before i wrecked it, but you can see some damage here hitting this obviously did something to to the roll motor you see it tries to sort of correct. I can sometimes get the pits to work on the camera and the drone just doesn't. It took me a long time. I finally got it to unlock and take off. I had a damaged prop up here that i that i replaced, but now i see the motor is leveled down but see it should self level see, look it's doing nothing, so the gimbal is damaged. But when i took off and flew it around, the gimbal was doing that that's spazzing out and then, as i flew it, i was just trying to test some features. I had trouble trying in the app don't want to say it's connected to the drone, and then the controller does work, but not every function will work. The controller will no longer. Let me switch from gps to altitude hold mode, and then, when i did a i landed it, it wouldn't sense the ground and just kept spinning the motors i finally had to do an emergency motor kill on the controller to actually get this drone to turn off It was just really weird, like you know, the first time i took off, you know i was able to get it to land uh by trusting the uh. There was an emergency motor kill in the app and the next time.
The app no longer was giving me that option, so i was able to do it with the controller. So after the crash, the drone just doesn't fly right. Not every feature is working correctly with the app or the controller and the gimbal's all hosed up as you guys can see. So you know i would have to say a hard pass on this it's, just very erratic um. You know from the y'all doing this it's. Almost like you're doing funnels the yaw doesn't turn right on its axis. It does a small circle and that's not right. The gimbal does not hold level horizon uh well at all, in fact, it's quite bad at times, and then you know they follow me. Just took off, i mean i was absolutely crazy. It should have been flying towards me, the gps in my phone it turned around, it was going to fly off for me. I did like, as you guys saw to begin. I did two compass calibrations, so i know it was calibrated correctly uh, yeah it's, just this piece of junk um sort of what i expected. I didn't have high expectations for this drone. I thought it would fly okay. I just thought that the gimbal would be crooked, which it was but it didn't fly. I mean it flew. Okay, when i was flying it, the only real complaint early on was that funneling when it was jawing, but then the way it flew and crashed and of course now it just is terrible.
Yeah i got, i got ta say pass there's just better options. You know for 150 160 buy the bugs 20. it fly is great. It'S got um, eis is stabilized, it works really. Well it shoots through 4k. This is only 2.5 at 25 frames per second, but i did get it back. So i got my good sd card recovered and i'll include everything in you know the footage we'll see how the gimbal works. I think the gimbal was going to be okay in terms of stability. I don't know how jello was in the video, so we would know that by now in this video, but the cooking right crooked horizon, if it's just slide at times, you can deal with that, but it was so bad at times. Pre crash that it's just unacceptable. So i got a pass on this one guys i'll put some recommendations in the video description, such as the bugs 20.. Probably the bugs 12 has come out as eis. It should be very similar to the bugs 20 or the eachine ex4, which actually works pretty good. It does have a minor amount of jello, but that when the gimbal at least works pretty good, it flies nice it's a much better option than this. You know wl toys. This is supposed to be the premier brand xk, and this is just more junk it's. Just really unfortunate all right guys that wraps up the review of the xkq 868 it's hard pass for me.
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