FIMI X8 Mini Drone User Manual

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Here’s the full instructions manual for FIMI X8 Mini Drone.

Product Introduction:

The FIMI X8 SE MINI is a high integrated and foldable drone equipped with long flight time, strong wind resistance, 250g-class ultra-light design and other advanced technologies which achieve functions like long-distance remote control, intelligent flight, precise landing, etc.

The easy-to-use App enriches with smart features like one-tap edit and fast connection, bring you more joyful flight trip.

Package List:

Product Overview:

  • Drone
  • Remote controller

Controller Functions:


Flight Mode:

  • GPS Mode

To achieve precise hovering, the drone is equipped with a GPS module. The intelligent flight function works in GPS mode.

When the Beginner Mode is on, the flight speed, flight distance , flight altitude and RTH altitude will be limited.

  • VPU Mode (Vision Processing Unit Mode)

An Optical Flow module is also built into the drone for precise hovering and landing at the home point. In VPU mode, the intelligent flight function is not supported.

When the drone is flying above a well-lit ground with a clear texture and the GPS signal is poor, it will switch automatically to VPU mode.

  • ATTI Mode (Altitude Mode)

When the GPS signal is poor or the compass has interference, the drone enters in ATTI mode. In this mode, the drone can start drifiting horizontally and intelligent flight mode is not supported.

Once the drone enters in ATTI mode, please land in a safe place as soon as possible.

Drone Lights:

Safety Protection:

  • Failsafe Return

Failsafe return is only supported in GPS mode. When the drone and remote controller signal is interrupted for more than 2 seconds, the flight control system built into the drone will take over the control of your drone, plan the return path according to the original flight path, then the drone will fly back and land at the home point.

If the wireless signal reconnects during the failsafe return, the pilot can short press the RTH button to cancel and the drone will hover at the current position.

  • Low-power Protection

In flight, when the battery level is only enough for RTH, App advises users to return, and the drone will return automatically after 10-second countdown.

When the battery level is at 15% usage left, the drone will be forced to land.

  • Hovering on the Edge of No-fly-zone

The drone will automatically hover in the restricted flight area designated by the state, such as the edge of airports, and the App will appear with corresponding hints.

The user can use sticks to fly the drone from the edge of the no-fly-zone, but the drone will not enter the no-fly-zone.

  • Intelligent Flight

When the conditions are right, the tap the auto take-off icon on the left side of the App interface.

In VPU mode, the drone will take off to an altitude of 1.2 meters and hover for sticks control.

  • Auto Landing

When the conditions are right, tap the auto landing icon on the left side of the App interface.

  • Auto Return
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When the drone is in flight, the user can long press the auto return button to return the drone.

When the return distance of the drone is greater than or equal to 10 meters and the flight altitude is less than 30 meters, the drone will ascend to 30 meters and return to the home point.

The user can press the Auto Return button or tap the App to the left to exit.

  • Smart Track

Smart Track is supported only in GPS mode. The user can choose Trace, Profile, or Lock in the App menu.

In Trace mode, the heading will always lock at the target and trace it from the back at a distance.

  • Spiral flight

The user selects spiral flight on app, set the centre point and radius. The drone will fly around the center point at a default speed.

Set flight speed, move direction and heading. If the heading is free, the user can drag a rectangle around a POI.

  • Tap-fly

The user can select Tap-fly in the App. Tap map to choose a destination and set flight speed, the drone will fly over there at a default speed in a straight line.

If a point of interest is set, the camera will be locked at the POI.

  • Course Lock

The user can select Course Lock mode in the App. The drone saves current fly direction as heading.

The user can control sticks to adjust direction of head and gimbal, but the forward direction remains unchanged.

  • Tripod Mode

The max speed of the drone is 1m/s, and the max rotation speed is 60/s.

In Tripod Mode, operation sensitivity is lowered simultaneously to shoot more stable and smooth video.

  • Aerial Mode

The brake distance is lengthened and the angular speed of rotation is limited to make sure the shooting videos are more stable and smooth.

  • Spiral Mode

The user can select Sprial Mode in the App. Set the central point and radius, the drone will spirally fly upward and shoot a video simultaneously, showing a sense of sense.

  • One-click Video

Select a target and the drone will rise quickly according to the set altitude, and shoot a video.

Select the target, the aircraft will keep the current altitude, take the horizontal distance from the target as the radius, circle the target, and shoot a video.

  • One-tap Edit

One-tap edit video material as a 15-second short video. 5 templates and filters are available.

  • Waypoint

The drone files along waypoint route at a default speed. The user can select a way to set waypoints, including choosing points in flight or on the map, historical routes.

  • Choosing points on the map

Set waypoint attributes, including flight altitude and action at the destination. Drag the POI icon to the map, and set its altitude and relate waypoints.

  • SAR Mode

The user can select SAR Mode in the APP. With real-time GPS coordinates, the drone could help user to search and rescue. Once matched successfully, the drone will land on the landing pad precisely.

  • Fix-wing Mode

In Fix-win Mode, the drone can only fly forward, not backward. The user can use sticks to control flight speed and course.


  1. Attach the gray marked propellers to the motor mounting base with gray marks on the arms.
  2. Distinguish clockwise propellers and counterclockwise propellers before installation.
  3. Need to use a screwdriver for installation and make sure screws are locked well.
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Hardly push the battery, after the battery is installed in place, there will be a “click” sound. To remove the battery, you need to press the bottom buckle to pull out the battery.


  1. Use the USB cable to charge the battery.
  2. The battery status light flashed when charging.
  3. The battery level light off when charging finished.

Turning on and off:

  1. Short press+long press power button 2 second to power on/off.
  2. Short press the power button to check battery level.

Insert Micro SD card:

  1. When installing Micro SD card, please pull out the battery.
  2. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot.
  3. When removing SD card, press the SD card to pop out.

Equip and remove the gimbal protector:

Equip and remove the gimbal protector.


FIMI X8 MINI combines a lightweight 3-axis mechanical gimbal with the latest professional control algorithms and control accuracy, which provides a stable shooting platform for the camera.

The camera is equipped with 1/2.6 inches CMOS sensor, 12M pixels and 26mm focal length.

Remote controller:

  • Turning on and off
  1. Short press+long press power button 2 seconds to power on/off.
  2. Short press to check battery level.
  • Charging
  1. Connect the remote controller to a power adapter.
  2. When the RC is in charge, the battery level lights are flashing.
  3. When the RC is fully charged, the battery level lights go out.
  • Connect the remote controller
  • Taking Videos & Photos

Press the shoot button to take a photo. A photo is taken when you hear 2 short sounds.

The pitch angle of the gimbal can be controlled by toggling the left dial up and down.

  • Sticks Control

Remote Controller Pairing:

When a new remote controller or drone is replaced, please pair the remote controller and the drone.


Download and install Fimi Navi Mini app, register a FIMI user account or enter the app directly.

  • Image Interface
  • Wi-Fi mode connection

Move the Wi-Fi/RC button to the right when the aircraft is off as shown in the figure.


  • Distinguish the direction of the drone

The side of gimbal camera is head of drone.

Distinguish the direction of drone through status light.

  • Prepare to Fly

Make sure that the battery of the aircraft and remote controller is sufficient.

Make sure that the propeller is properly installed and free from damage and aging.

  • Manual take off/land

Keep both sticks to the bottom inner still over 3 seconds, the propellers start spinning.

Release both sticks once the propellers spin, and firmly push the left stick upward to take off the drone.

  • Stop propellers in an emergency

When motors can’t properly turn off, please toggle the left stick to the bottom inner in maximum range, and press Auto return-to-home button for 5 seconds simultaneously, the motors will stop.

Flying Condition Requirement:

The drone is suitable for people above 16 years who have full civil capacity.

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Make sure to keep some distance from people, animals, trees, vehicles and buildings while using the drone. Please be careful when someone approaches.

The flight altitude and distance of the drone corresponding to the take -off point will be limited based on relevant regulations and policies.

Do not operate the drone in bad weather such as strong winds, rain, snow, or fog.

It is suggested that the user should make the first flight under the guidance of an experienced pro.

Maintenance and Calibration:

  • Remote Controller Calibration

Please try to calibrate the remote controller when you detect inconsistencies between stick control and drone flying.

Tap “start” to calibration succeed Skip to dial calibration once the sticks calibration succeeds.

  • Compass Calibration

If the magnetic field changes, the compass needs to be re-calibrated to ensure flight safety.

After entering the flight control menu, please select “compass Calibration”, and then calibrate based on prompts on the App.

  • Gimbal Calibration

Click “gimbal calibration” and enter the calibration page in the gimbal settings menu.

After the calibration is completed, the App interface shows “Calibration succeed”. If the App interface shows “Calibration failed”, please recalibrate.

  • Propellers Maintenance

Propellers are wearing parts. When they’re damaged, replace them in time to ensure flight safety and efficiency.

  • Battery Maintenance

Do not throw the battery into the fire; Do not batter the battery; the Lithium battery’s capacity reduces significantly in low-temperature conditions.

Do not use the battery when it is below 0 degrees. Do not place the battery under the burning sun.

  • Gimbal Maintenance

The gimbal of X8 MINI, integrated with the drone, does not need to disassemble.

Please be careful not to scratch the camera when store the drone. please keep the camera clean for better image quality.

  • Drone Self-check

The drone enters the self-check when the drone is powered on. If the self-check failed, App will pop up corresponding hints.

  • Firmware Upgrade

Please check the firmware version regularly, new version will be updated by Fimi Navi App to prompt users to update.

Please download new firmware when the App is connected with the drone and remote controller.

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