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Official FIMI X8-SE Folding Quadcopter ***Owner's Thread***


FIMI X8-SE: This is the official RCG thread for the new Xiaomi Fimi X8-SE 4K folding quadcopter drone.
The first real $499 DJI Mavic killer? (Pre-sale price $399)

FIMI X8 SE 5KM FPV With 3-axis Gimbal 4K Camera, GPS and 33mins Flight Time



Updates:
The first 2 posts are now updated on regular basis.
There's a lot of important info in the first and second post, make sure to read it!

The Fimi X8-SE has very quickly become THE most interesting 4K "cine" drone of the moment.
The excelent 4K video quality, great performance and loads of features - all at a very low price - created high demand.

Coupon codes and ordering info gets requested a lot, so first things first: (almost weekly updated)

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https://www.fimi.com/fimi-x8-se.html

On pre-order the X8 SE is was $399
https://store.fimi.com/fimi-x8-se.html Edit: pre-sale ended, $499,- now.!
Best to order now from shops listed right under this because of best price / shipping options:



Update: Currently there's a special $399 / €356,- deal for previous Mi 4K owners:
https://www.banggood.com/marketing-X...tlinkid=301402
(need to provide a Mi 4K serial number)

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Tax free Priority Direct ordering / Shipping options:

* BEST OPTION at the moment, $424,- US / €378,- Euro when order direct from here:

BG: Coupons direct order links:
CN Warehouse: http://bit.ly/FimiX8-SE
GWTR Warehouse: http://bit.ly/FimiX8SE-GWTR
Coupon 1: 05bb96 ($421.99)
Coupon 2: 14b604 ($424.15)
Coupon 3: 01f59b *** ($423.99)
Coupon 4: TTxBG10 ** ($452.08)
Also try: 52bc0b - ToysHo

Check CN and GWTR warehouse options on the page for CURRENT processing time (both warehouses located in China)
Updated:
At this time GWTR seems to get most batches first!
USA warehouse option available now, but limited stock: http://bit.ly/FimiX8SE-USA



For faster shipping when a batch comes in: Do not combine order with other products!
Advised to "Proceed to Checkout" first, after that pay with PayPal!



Read the Note below to select the correct tax free shipping option!


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Known expired older coupon codes: NLFBA95 - af553c - c12e2f - TTxBG10 - 502C6B - RCHobbies8 - 14b604 - 05bb96 -a7464a
(These might work again at some point)

updated: < Extra 10% OFF Coupon: 52bc0b > http://bit.ly/FimiX8-SE
just try them out in the cart page! (scroll down)


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Spare Parts:

FIMI X8 SE Spare Parts - Original 11.4V 4500mAh Lipo Battery
BG: http://bit.ly/X8SE-Battery


FIMI X8 SE Spare Parts - Original 4PCS Quick-release Foldable Propellers
BG: http://bit.ly/X8SE-Props



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* FIMI X8: Geekbuying listing can be found: HERE
Updated:
China warehouse:
Fimi X8 > http://bit.ly/Geek2buy-X8SE $439 / €391,- Coupon: ZCAJCJYM

German EU warehouse stock:
Fimi X8 > http://bit.ly/Geek2buy-X8-DE $439 / €391,- Coupon: ZCAJCJYM
Fimi A3 >http://bit.ly/2DE6SOh $279 / €249,- Coupon : GLWVLPUZ




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*** Alternative / for beginners / on budget: you can order the Fimi A3 at BG right now for just $237.99 / €207,-
Coupon code for the Fimi A3: 5e5a6d - 612105 , from HERE

Other coupon codes: 502C6B - e504de - 1a4462 - TTxBG10

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Disclaimer: Prices might go up/down - depending on exchange rate. No idea how long these codes stay active.
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Note: use the correct shipping methodes: (EU) Priority Line - Priorty Direct Mail - EU Express - Railway Direct .......
All these shipping option are most of the time free, or cost just a few bucks extra. You should see free "Tariff insurance"

Do NOT use Air Parcel Register, EMS or Expedited shipping on higher prices items. (expensive import duties)

It's recommended to pay using Paypal, so you have buyer protection and free shipping insurance!

Be advised that: shipping from China takes time, relax and search the thread before asking the same questions..
Some tracking numbers will not update for a long time, this is normal and tracking will be updated a few days before delivery.
Also see this post.

Use the Thread Tools & Search function (Top of the page, in the blue bar on the right!)
And make sure to read the second post...
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Updated FIMI X8-SE with Goggles and FPV
Review with info can be found in Post #3127 HERE






[SNIP QUOTE HERE]

Fimi totally evolved:




Recieved mine. Updates will follow








[/SNIP]

For now, some RAW videos of my first flights can be found here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostid=41763793







(Scroll down post 2 for recommended accessoires!)


FIMI X8SE User Manual - downloads
https://www.docdroid.net/QOnqQQH/fim...ser-manual.pdf
https://www.fimi.com/media/Productat...r_manual_1.pdf


FIMI Navi app - For iOS and Android



iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fimi...447940132?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mi.android.app
APKPure: https://apkpure.com/fimi-navi/com.fimi.android.app

Reverse engineering the Android app - Discussion started: By 0Pointer



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More info and specs will be posted soon.. Scroll down post 2 for a lot of updated info!

Older Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K (and V1 1080P) thread can be found HERE

FIMI A3 tread can be found HERE

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Video, Accessoires and thread Tips & Tricks


Reserved for video, accessoires, best tips / tricks, and the important thread info..
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Recommended accessoires:

under construction
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FIMI X8 SE Spare Parts 11.4V 4500mAh Lipo Battery
BG: http://bit.ly/X8SE-Battery
GKB: http://bit.ly/Geek2buy-X8battery



FIMI X8 SE Spare Parts 6PCS Quick-release Foldable Propellers
BG: http://bit.ly/X8SE-Props
GKB: http://bit.ly/Geek2buy-X8props


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Landing feet: To get more gimbal clearance

They are cheap, but need to order 2 sets to fit the Fimi X8
(They come in Black / Transparant White color)

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Storage Overview:


FIMI X8 > Backpack overview is HERE





FIMI X8 > Hardcase overview is HERE




FIMI X8 > Softcase / Soft Bag overview is HERE





[under construction]

PGYTECH Tablet mount for larger than 8" tablets:
http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/eEW0HSi
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GGvvhUb3Kf




PGYTECH Sun Shade magnetic:
https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GKmmEM0TPM


3D Print Design:
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Gimbal Protector - By Stefan Stukken
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3613980


Fimi X8 se leg by clement1207
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3600080



Search more:
https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=fimi+x8

[under construction]


Unsorted thread info snippets:


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Updated FIMI X8-SE with Goggles and FPV
Info can be found in Post #3127 HERE



Shortlist - first setup for flight!
Calibration and Setup
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostid=41801637


Beginners!
Is the Fimi X8 for beginners? Yes and NO! Please read:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostid=41786039


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Transmitter Mode 1 / Mode 2 switched! Update: Fixed in firmware
Be aware that the RC modes are switched up in software. So if you normaly fly mode 2 set it at mode 1, if you fly mode 1 set it to mode 2 during setup. (Stick mode - this mix-up is the same situation as on the previous Xiaomi / Fimi Mi 4K drone)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy-RC
been flying for 28 years and Mode 1 is mode 2 and mode 2 is mode 1 as recognised in the RC hobby.
Update: the switched mode looks to be fixed now in firmware update
If you don't no what Mode1 and Mode2 means, than you should select mode2!



Firmware updates listed in Google doc sheet by Aiolosimport
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiolosimport
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Precision landing testing by 777MARTIAN:
Quote:
Originally Posted by 777MARTIAN
I did MANY P.L. with my X8 and it was allways right on the H. Yesterday the wind was blowing crazy blowing the X8 sideways and all my PLs were bad!

To get good PLs:
1) Use a orange or blue drone landing pad.
2) Do auto take off with the button..
3) Let the x8 complete the auto take off to 4m above ground.
4) let it hover a few seconds and fly away.
5) Use RTH to return and land on the pad.

BTW. If strong wind is blowing during take off, expect a "bad" landing
Note: Good and cheap 80cm (folding) landing pads can be found HERE and HERE and HERE
Smaller 55cm pad can be found HERE.
(Use the orange color sides - bigger = better!)





Memory card question:
Quote:
Originally Posted by lesmart
Anybody tried bigger than recommended 64GB
memory card?
Quote:
Originally Posted by 777MARTIAN
I use a 128GB card now in my Fimi X8! Record no problem at all.
Note: Use a fast U3 card, these are known to work best: https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...8-sdcard-2.png
Read/Write speed info: https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...rds%20fast.jpg

Be aware of ordering Samsung cards from China, risk of getting fake cards with slow write speed. Best to order "high-end" cards local!
(or online direct from samsung for example)

Card speed test info:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quad808
One thing about card testing.
make sure everything is the same for testing...
USB 3 card reader
USB 3 port
exfat formatted on both cards...don't test one with fat32 and the other with exfat

Test your card reader and port with a known good card with same speed rating on your PC so you have a baseline to compare. Not all USB 3 card readers are the same performance, and your results won't match others more than likely, but should be close.
https://osdn.net/frs/redir.php?m=gig...kMark6_0_2.zip

USB Port on drone:
Quote:
Originally Posted by 777MARTIAN
The USB port is to download the "Blackbox" files if Fimi want to see it. Now to download video and pictures through the USB is far too slow. Just remove the SD card and download the video and pics on a PC.
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhelmer
No, I do it all the time, more convenient and not too slow if you have latest USB 3.0.


Drone / case dimensions:
Size:
Quote:
Originally Posted by jauling
X8 folded: 204 x 106 x 72.6 mm
X8 RC: 203.8 x 91 x 46.6 mm

Mavic 2 Pro folded: 214 x 91 x 84 mm
Mavic Pro folded: 198 x 83 x 83 mm
Mavic Air folded: 168 83 49 mm

Compact cases designed for the Mavic Air are way too small for the X8, best to look for Mavic 2 cases.
Note: see constant updated overview for all current cases / bags!


Battery info:
Size:
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiolosimport
62mm Wide x 103mm Long x 36mm Depth
Universal Lipo battery rules By 262octa
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post41774931


RC Exponential: stick sensitivity settings
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekkostar
EXP Settings

60% - 75% -75%

Sensitivity settings

Yaw Dist 30%

Yaw Sens 25%

I will experiment a bit more but these toned it down for me to where I like it

How to re-bind the remote controller:

Repair:
Video (in Spanish) teardown and re-assembly

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ginandtonic
VIdeo (youtube) for FIMI x8 teardown and re-assembly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wj28-vQ8Yk
Showing GPS module location.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 777MARTIAN
( Fimi X8 se teardown inside chip review )

Quote:
Originally Posted by sburnolo

Removing the back cover:
Quote:
Originally Posted by gavuk
Nice thanks for sharing!
This finally shows me how to remove the rear top back plate (with the red fimi logo on).

Here are the steps :-

1) Remove the four screws on the top back plate
2) Remove the four screws in the top battery bay
3) Remove the four screws on the bottom drone plate
4) Remove the two screws of the circuit board under the rear plate (you need a micro cross head driver for this step)
5) Remove the two screws holding the top back plate in place
6) Slowly lift off the rear plate, ensuring you don't rip the ribbon cable
Quote:
Originally Posted by 777MARTIAN
I will add to step 6:
Slowly lift off the rear plate from the back end of the plate, the front is attached to hinges.

CAUTION: LIFT PANEL SLOWLY ENSURING NOT TO RIP THE GPS CABLE ATTACHED TO THE GPS MODULE.


Reverse engineering:




Reverse engineering the Android app - Discussion started: By 0Pointer

Manual SD-card-flashable firmware https://github.com/wladimir-computin/FimiX8-SDFG


3D Print Design:
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Gimbal Protector - By Stefan Stukken
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3613980


Fimi X8 se leg by clement1207
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3600080



Search more:
https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=fimi+x8


[under construction]



More info, links and products will be added later...



Fly More - Pay Less!

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Last edited by Justapoke; Yesterday at 06:14 PM.
Dec 06, 2018, 10:46 PM
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Trading in my mavic 2 for this haha
Dec 07, 2018, 12:25 AM
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Looking forward to see it in action
Dec 10, 2018, 04:38 AM
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Alright, here we are, it's the 10th where I live
Dec 10, 2018, 05:14 AM
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Pre sale $399 ($499 RRP) until Jan 15th. Ships Jan 15th.

https://www.fimi.com/fimi-x8-se.html
Last edited by IanGB; Dec 10, 2018 at 05:55 AM. Reason: Added information.
Dec 10, 2018, 05:59 AM
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Not too badly priced @ $399 for what it offers.

Few neg points, No OA at all, no 4k60. Using Ambarella SoC, but doesnt mention which? A9 again?

RC is a little weird, does it stretch out for the device used or is it a fixed length?

Altitude limits suck, particularly for SAR which its being marketed for

No word on NFZ ?
Dec 10, 2018, 06:05 AM
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Just ordered mine, compared to the Zino, for a few dollars more it just seems a better buy.
Dec 10, 2018, 06:22 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rcnewb1e
RC is a little weird, does it stretch out for the device used or is it a fixed length?
It does slide out to fit longer smart devices:

Dec 10, 2018, 06:34 AM
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Xiaomi FIMI 4K folding drone FIMI X8 SE comes at $499.99


Xiaomi FIMI 4K folding drone is already launched in the name of Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE at price $499.99! See the detailed features and specifications of it here https://bit.ly/2Qndfhh
So far no stores open pre-order of it yet. It is said that these online shopping stores will not ship it until February next year.

Hubsan H117S Zino, previously considered as a strong competitor of FIMI X8 SE, does not have the function of precision positioning system, but at a much cheaper price https://bit.ly/2C26Nn4 No doubt that it's still excellent performance in all aspects within such a price range.

Wondering if most people would rather wait for FIMI X8 SE or enjoy Hubsan H117S Zino first?
Dec 10, 2018, 06:36 AM
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On pre-order the X8 SE is $399 though
Dec 10, 2018, 06:45 AM
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Not too shabby, but I'll have to wait until I see reviews or just original footage.
Dec 10, 2018, 06:51 AM
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The app looks totally redesigned compared to the one for the Mi 4K; wonder what has been done with the NFZs?

edit:

Regarding NFZs I only found one mention in one of the promo pictures:



"Automatically hover when approching no-fly zone"
Last edited by Pixelpeter; Dec 10, 2018 at 07:10 AM.
Dec 10, 2018, 07:49 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by QIU
Xiaomi FIMI 4K folding drone is already launched in the name of Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE at price $499.99! See the detailed features and specifications of it here https://bit.ly/2Qndfhh
So far no stores open pre-order of it yet. It is said that these online shopping stores will not ship it until February next year.

Hubsan H117S Zino, previously considered as a strong competitor of FIMI X8 SE, does not have the function of precision positioning system, but at a much cheaper price https://bit.ly/2C26Nn4 No doubt that it's still excellent performance in all aspects within such a price range.

Wondering if most people would rather wait for FIMI X8 SE or enjoy Hubsan H117S Zino first?
It ships on Jan 15th 2019.

The precision landing and the 5km distance (compared to the 1km on the zino) plus already owning a Mi 4K Drone gave me the confidence to buy one.
Dec 10, 2018, 08:25 AM
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To be honest the youtube Video they've put on doesn't look very confidence inspiring, too blurry, not much detail. But I think we'll see more in the future, hopefully.


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