So we’ve got the femi x8 mini with us. Sperăm că, we’ll get it off the ground. We’Ve had a kind of bit of a false start. The camera’s been overheating all sorts of stuff, so um let’s see. If this will work, it keeps it keeps restarting it so there’s a bit of weirdity with it, certainly that i’m finding uh right. Bine, so i think everything’s set to go. I check my settings. Um i’ve got precision landing on i’m in 4k, high high video quality. My screen recorder’s running i’m, hoping just check that yeah. It is right, Sunt., going to start the recording on the drone i’m going to do a takeoff and i’m worried. I just don’t want to run out of battery here. Bine, so hang on it’s really having problems with the compass, and i don’t understand why i mean basically that i’ve tried calibrating it um. I don’t know why it’s behaving that way, it just keeps going in and out. There just seems to be something wrong with the firmware to me, Um, which just doesn’t look good. I mean basically there’s. nu, we did try updating the firmware earlier, um and i’m just worried that it only half updated something um, but i don’t know the firmware said it had completed and said it was fine. Deci, who knows who knows if it’s, right or not so right, let’s just see right, say i’m ready to go so let’s do a take off right, let’s, let it do what it does.
Let it go up. Practic, it seems to go up to a really high height. I don’t know why um and then it stops there and what i’m gon na try and do is bring it forward to you. So you can see it on the camera. Music right, este. Quite quite nippy. A bit like the the the sort of femi x8 se, he was really seems more nippier than the uh right. So hopefully you can see that, hopefully you can see on the camera that it’s definitely a femi. Definitely a theme x8 it’s not holding its position as well as a mini uh like a mavic mini or a dji mini 2. It seems to sort of move about a bit might be to do with the compass. I did try calibrating it earlier, but it just wasn’t playing ball, but anyway, i want to get this up and running because we’re running out of battery here and we don’t want to basically run out of battery, because this is a new drone and we want to Try it out, we tried moving the camera away from the sun, so hopefully that will help a little bit uh with the camera overheating issues, so right so i’m going to drop down the um drop down that uh drop down the camera well i’m. Going gon na keep going up a little bit more let’s, get ourselves up and forward. So this is a. This is not the first time i’m flying this, because we had a aborted run just a minute ago, but um let’s see if we get a bit better luck with with this, it just seems it seems to be like cursed so far, it’s mostly the camera overheating.
The camera i’m recording on so nothing to do with the drone um, but yeah let’s just see if we get in um getting quite a lot of like what i can see is like sun on the um on the on the lens there so saying compass, interfered There’S definitely some issue with this compass. It may just be mine, but let’s just do a look down here. Just look over as we come through it’s, looking quite sort of blurry the image on my screen, but whether or not that’s right, i don’t know um we’ll have to look at the footage when we get it back and and edit it. I want to pick up the camera. No ryzen still looks a bit tilted to me um, but i don’t know: we’ll have to have a good look when we get this uh get this footage back uh, but basically that’s the way. It goes right. So i’m gon na i’ve turned on precision landing that’s, something you don’t get on the mavic mini or the dji mini. So let’s do a return to home right. So you do that in the app there there’s also a button on the right hand, side of the controller while it’s coming back nice quality controller i’d, say you’ve got like nice little metal, um gimbal sticks here, you know for controlling uh you’ve got. You know it puts a phone in the center like the previous x8 mini uh. îmi pare rău, x8se 2020 did so really happy with that.
Only thing i find weird is these sort of like antennas ones in the middle, why they couldn’t, try and get it to stay on that end and that on that end i don’t know, but anyway, all seems to be pretty good. Sperăm că, the drone will find its way back to us um with it, and hopefully it will precision land on the pad. Now it did do when i had an aborted flight, not not long before. I restarted the recording here, dar da, basically all looking good. Hopefully it will, it shall come back but i’m guessing that they’ve rushed this drone out there’s a few firmware issues. It could be just how my firmware update process went. I did see something like a message saying: Oh, not fully downloaded or firmware update hasn’t been downloaded. nu ştiu, but it seemed to do an update and all work, so i would have thought the drone would just not boot. If that update was not fully done um i don’t think it would have booted so it’s very odd. I i don’t think it would be that but yeah let’s, let it return let’s see if it precision lands and then we’ll try out the tracking features, because those are the things that are different. Practic, with this drone, as opposed to the mini uh, the dji mini 2. it’s going to get weird now because we’re going to be saying mini all the time and won’t know which drone we’re talking about anymore right.
Precision landing brilliant it’s landed bang on in the middle of the pad there, so very happy with that. That is working really well um. If the firmware update can sort this compass problem, i hope it’s, not just my drone, then we’re on to a winner here turns off the recording, as it normally does. Bine, Sunt., going to turn it back on again and i’m, going to do and i’m going to up. Take it off again makes a bit of a noise, a kind of a lock noise almost when it does the uh when it when it takes off now let’s see what we’ve got here. Can we do mini 2 style tracking, where you sort of point the camera at you, um let’s, get it up a bit higher. You point the camera at you and then you select yourself. Now it doesn’t, i don’t, think you can just drag on the screen so that it’s not got that sort of facility. So you can’t just drag on the screen there. So what i think i’m going to probably have to do is turn off the recording. Then you’re probably going to have to go into different different stuff like intelligent flight and then where’s. The smart track, which is saying, is beta, este, been saying it’s beta for years, so right, i’m gon na do trace and then okay right and then i’m gon na i’m gon na tap on myself, aşa, okay i’ve got myself in her height is too low.
It wants me to go up a bit so right, let’s do no light. Height is too low, it’s pretty high up i’d say right. I think it’s tracking me now so let’s see what it does. So this is the feature that you’re getting that you don’t get on the uh on the mini two. Let me just walk past my camera and check that it’s all working. It is that’s good, so it was overheating before right, it’s lost me, it’s lost me and it’s locked onto the pad, deci asta e, not a good that’s, not a good thing. So let me let me bring it back. Maybe it’s confused me a bit with the color of the right so i’m going to try and lift up the camera. So at the moment i’d say it’s quite buggy, so let’s turn off the trace. de fapt, you know if you’re in that mode, can you just record and then still do all the trace stuff see? I don’t think you can and that’s a bit of a worry to me. So intelligent flight smart track trace. Bine, draw a rectangle around me. Click go right now it should be tracing me, but can i record at the same time, because if i can’t that’s going to be a problem right so i’m going to try and move it around this way, this time now, it’s just lost me straight away. So i don’t know what’s going on there: it’s not it’s, not working as it should be right now.
Let’S pick me back up again and if i go this way so i’ve tried to walk around it and it didn’t work so moving around it. Just doesn’t don’t know maybe it’s the time of day the light you know, maybe that’s a problem for it, but so far, not sort of like air 2s level tracking um, dar este, is moving around. It is following me, so you know these tracking features are always a bit bit funny, so let’s see if it can trap me. If i go this way, you know a lot of it could be to do with speed we’re getting that compass interference warning again, which is a worry low battery, so unfortunately, we’ve only got one battery, so we’re gon na have to push this battery a little bit To its limit, because we don’t really have any other options, so okay, so trace seems to work and that’s a feature that you’re getting that you don’t get on the mini 2, so that’s quite good. Now the problem is, is you’ve got to stop recording to come out to go into your intelligent flight features such as a bit of a pain? Știi, știi, nu-mi place, which i don’t think it used to have to do that on the on the x8se 2020, so yeah that’s, not the best, so any other intelligent flight. Sigur că da., you’ve got your dronies. You got all that kind of stuff, so the tracking was the main thing and the precision landing um i’ll also uh, try out the hdr if we get a chance, but anyway, right so i’m.
Looking for you know like for well, Bine, so let le it can orbit me let’s. Let it orbit me. Can i draw on it? No it’s it’s, still a manual orbit, isn’t it so i’m going to come out of that it’s a bit rubbish so yeah! You know i would say that this, this app doesn’t do a lot of cool stuff. Yet um right, intelligent flight let’s do a spiral: Bine, right and again just set the center there uh what’s, the i’m just gon na set the radius radius should be over five meters. All right let’s go back a bit, Din păcate, because of all the issues that we’ve had with the compass yeah it’s, just not it’s, not you know, este, just like really fiddly, i mean a lot of this will be to do with me just getting it out. Bine, what i’m going to do is i’m going to turn on the hdr footage, because you know we’re not getting anywhere with that, and i just want to have a quick sort of have a look around with hdr turned on because that’s, something again that you’re getting That you don’t get on the mini 2, so we’ve got low battery. So we need to be careful here but i’m willing to take the rest with a minute i’m not going to run away too far. So i just want to take it up and get like kind of some filming with it with the hdr mode on uh battery enough from return to home.
Bine, so it’s gon na it’s gon na send it back. Oh hang on now it’s now it’s crashed out. So we need to. We need to get that thing back. Basically right, so let’s return to home, yeah it it. It is returning to home um. That is a shame. We have had a real struggle with the battery, because you know we. This is the first time we got it out. You can only get it with one battery. We don’t have two batteries, so there’s a little bit of a disappointment really because i was hoping that we’d get like long enough, but the camera overheated. We had issues with the compass interference at the beginning. I was trying to calibrate it, so you didn’t really see that side of it um, because basically i had to kind of start the video again because the camera overheated, so luckily it doesn’t seem like the camera’s overheating now, but yeah that’s a bit of a that’s. A bit of a shame because the battery i wouldn’t say it’s been in the air a lot. We maybe went up for a couple of minutes and then came back and landed. So we weren’t exactly using a lot of battery power up really so i’m a little bit disappointed with that battery. I would say that you know i only flew it for like maybe two minutes before i flew it with you guys, Deci, unless they’re taking off and landing has really taxed it, i don’t know but um, but anyway it’s on the ground.
Now maybe we can turn on the recording on the drone again in hdr mode, and maybe we can sort of you know, use the camera as a camera and look around so right. Can i pick a camera up yeah, so let me just sort of try and see if i can kind of point it at things and then maybe look around and we can just sort of see if we get a good view. You know good idea what the camera looks like try and go away from the sun there right back over there, where rachel and emily are yeah, so that’s a bit of a shame. We just we’re seeing a lot i’m seeing interference with the compass, and i don’t know why that is um, so that could be my drone or that could be a problem with this. With this drone in general, Cine stie, and maybe a firmware update will fix it. Um but yeah i mean the worry is that they rush this out, probably to to get ahead of hubsan, because hubzan are bringing out a smaller drone, which i didn’t really believe would happen, but it is happening, i believe, they’re going to have a mini drone, possibly Announced you know soon so um yeah, i mean that’s, just a shame. Știi, știi, nu-mi place, but part of it was my fault for not. You know not being able to get the camera running properly and stuff, but but yeah i mean from what little flight we got there.
Sperăm că, you can take something from that, but it is a real disappointment that femi didn’t enable it to be sort of sold with more than one battery, because we could have just put a new battery in. We could have got on with it, but now, Bine, so the the camera overheated again uh. So i probably haven’t got long but yeah. Shame the flight. Didn’T, go as well as we’d hoped, Um, basically i’m, going to bring up the fema mini just to put on the camera again. Hopefully it won’t overheat. What i’m showing you uh, but basically look there we go. You know the battery’s like flashing red because obviously it’s finished i’m. Shame the flight time was so short. Hopefully we can get some more batteries and hopefully we can kind of do a better flight, maybe on a cooler day, although it’s only 15 Grade. I think but um but yeah, you know that’s a bit of a shame. You know there’s quite a lot of issues with it. Din păcate, i’ve got a compass calibration issue i’m gon na try and see. If i can restore the firmware, you know when i get home and and do something um you know see if i can completely restore that firmware and and make sure it’s definitely up to date so and that nothing went wrong with it. So hopefully we can do another flight again, but maybe that’s just a bit of an indicator that you know maybe it’s not 100 ready, trântor.
So yeah, you know just be careful um because i would say they’ve rushed this one out, but it did fly okay. You know i don’t know. I just felt like the whole thing was cursed all the way through and we just had nothing but issues and we got off the ground then had to land and start the video again all that kind of crazy stuff. So it may not, it may just be me, but it feels like there might be some firmware issues to fix i’m, definitely going to try and see if i can restore the whole firmware get back to scratch, see if the compass calibration issue goes away and compass Interference issues, but thanks very much for watching. I hope you got something from that um. Știi, știi, nu-mi place. I really appreciate you watching these videos so shame it. Didn’T go 100. The way we would have liked, but hopefully it was still useful to you. Sperăm că, that’s like one of the first real themey videos that you’ll see because there’s been a lot of fake ones. Thanks very much, Deşi, for watching – and please like, if you can please subscribe, if you can and we’ll see you again in the next one where hopefully we’ve got all this stuff ironed out and we can get this drone back up in the air. But thank you very much for watching. We really appreciate you watching these videos, so thank you very much see you again in the next one.