Autel Robotics Tutorial: X-Star and X-Star Premium Setup

Thank you for choosing Autel Robotics. We invite you to explore the world with our fantastic
X-Star smart drone series. X-Star and X-Star Premium come integrated with it’s own gimbal and ultra high definition 4k camera. The X-Star and X-Star Premium come in two different colors. Classic white and energetic orange. In this video we will be setting up the X-Star Premium for flight. These are what you will need for your flight. The X-Star Premium aircraft, two pairs of propellers, one with red caps, and another with black, your intelligent battery, and your remote controller. You will also need your mobile device to use your Starlink app. First make sure the aircraft battery and remote controller are both fully charged. To check the battery level, take the battery film off and short press the power button It should be fully charged before every flight. And it can provide up to 25 minutes of flight time. Squeeze the tabs on both sides of the battery and insert it into the aircraft’s battery slot. Remove the gimbal holder. Next, make sure to read the warning cards
carefully before you remove them. Then fasten the two sets of propellers on to the motors. Match the pair with the red caps to the two painted motors. And rotate them counterclockwise as indicated by the arrow imprinted on the propellers. Fasten the black cap propellers to the remaining motors by screwing them on clockwise. The remoter controller should always be powered on before the aircraft. Have the flight mode set to GPS mode. Press and hold the power button for two seconds to power on the remote controller. Download the Starlink app and clamp your mobile device to the remote controller. Let’s now power on the aircraft. Press and hold the power button on the battery for three seconds. Once the aircraft is powered on
the gimbal will perform a self test. The front stickers and two LED’s that light up in red help you identify the nose of the aircraft. If you have the X-Star, enable Wi-Fi on your mobile device and select your
X-Star from the Wi-Fi list. For X-Star Premium, connect your mobile device to the controller
with a USB cable. After connecting your mobile device to the aircraft
you can now launch the Starlink app. Go to settings, select flight control settings,
and then tap on compass calibration. The four LED’s on the aircraft will then flash in yellow light. Follow the instructions displayed on your mobile app, and rotate the aircraft horizontally for 360 degrees. The LED’s will flash in green light. Then with the aircraft’s nose pointing downwards Rotate another 360 degrees. If the LED’s light up in yellow, repeat the calibration process again. When the calibration succeeds, the LED’s will light up in solid green light for five seconds. On the remote controller and below
the mobile device holder. You will find a LCD flight information panel that displays real-time flight information. To start the motors, push the two command sticks toe-in or toe-out. Or simply press and hold the motor starter. On the right of the motor starter, it’s the auto take-off and landing button. Press and hold this button for three seconds to command the aircraft to automatically take-off and hover at an altitude of four meters. Pushing the left command stick forward
ascends the aircraft and pulling backwards descends the aircraft. Rotate the aircraft counterclockwise by pushing the command stick leftward. and clockwise by pushing rightward. Move the aircraft forward by pushing the right command stick forward. and move the aircraft backward by pulling backward Similarly move the aircraft to the left by pushing the right command stick leftward. and to the right by pushing rightward. Switch to IOC mode to lock the control direction of the aircraft relative to your position The ATTI mode should only be used when GPS signal is weak. Turn the dial on the left to adjust the gimbals pitch angle. Turn the dial on the right to adjust camera settings. Take photos with the shutter button and record videos with the record button. Playback videos or images anytime you want by pressing the playback button. To have the aircraft land automatically. Press and hold the take off button and landing button to land the aircraft at it’s current location. Or press the go home button to command the aircraft to return and land at it’s home point. Pressing the pause button will pause the aircraft’s autopilot functions. and keeps the aircraft hovering at it’s current location. These are the basics for the X-Star and X-Star Premium. You should also read the user manual carefully before your first flight.


  1. Sean Ozz said:

    You guys are really catching my interest. I'd love to see a video showing your auto flight function in depth.

    June 8, 2016
  2. Mr Lizzard 67 said:

    I would just like to say thank you mine arrived here in Australia last week and I am very impressed love it
    Do you have any idea how many are in Australia

    June 9, 2016
  3. Tony Mawdsley said:

    Hi Guys
    This looks like the perfect Drone for my wife & I to use on our trip around Australia, The X-Star Premium has it all …GREAT!!

    June 17, 2016
  4. TripMcSleazestack said:

    Poor mans phantom 4.

    June 30, 2016
  5. Ruudy L said:

    Why do you not sell it in Europe??

    July 1, 2016
  6. Tdrex820 said:

    Wish I could afford

    July 5, 2016
  7. DroneWolf Media said:

    What a sweet looking drone! I watched the Nerdgasim guys put this machine through it's paces last night and I was super impressed. Great price too!
    Autel Robotics comes out swingin!

    July 13, 2016
  8. DRONE POOL said:

    Could you please tell me what the difference is between the premium model and the other model.

    August 12, 2016
  9. bfly51 said:

    I'm getting one!

    September 15, 2016
  10. Pragmatic said:

    can I use my ipad to fly this?

    September 16, 2016
  11. Shaise Kindering said:

    Looks great! I might just be getting this next year. Are these available in UK retailers?

    September 19, 2016
  12. Litzntrate FSX Productions said:

    Is Autel Robotics trying to copy the DJI Phantom?

    September 27, 2016
  13. Luke Catledge said:

    Looking to get my first drone and the reviews on your products are so good that I want to go with you guys instead of DJI or the Solo. I have a few questions on what video editing software to use and why you guys over the other name brand drones?

    September 28, 2016
  14. Jeff Brown said:

    why do you send a tool to lock propellers? When you don't even use it in the video?

    October 8, 2016
  15. Giovanni Rolli said:

    i would go with the phantom 3 because the price is lower, the quality is about the same and it has a HUGE community. You can also buy loads of mods for the ph3 controller

    October 12, 2016
  16. Andre Smith said:

    watching video just makes me wish i had enough to just buy one os these drones right now… but instead I just have to watch, want and wish I can win one from the competition you currently have running.😓

    November 6, 2016
  17. RVIN Villanueva said:

    please give me one x-star drone

    November 6, 2016
  18. RVIN Villanueva said:

    please give me one x-star drone

    November 6, 2016
  19. Life Life said:

    I just got this one today, did anybody know the easy video editor app for this aircraft?

    November 19, 2016
  20. King Reef said:

    why dji not suing you guy yet lol?

    November 26, 2016
  21. newbiecam said:

    Do you sell refurbished drones on your site?

    December 2, 2016
  22. Oscar Flores Aerial said:

    I am starting to like this drone.

    December 4, 2016
  23. alex trod said:

    ripoff of the dji phantom

    December 11, 2016
  24. iBels said:

    nice video but it made me fallaslep

    December 16, 2016
  25. Rafael De Lima said:

    what's the difference between x star and x star premium?

    December 19, 2016
  26. Alex lamarche said:

    DJI ripoff

    December 20, 2016
  27. MUNIR SHEBA said:

    hello ,how can i get audio from the camera ,thank u

    December 21, 2016
  28. Korsita Korchenko said:

    loved your guys video and I'd love to have this!! 🙂

    December 27, 2016
  29. shemar fpv said:

    atleast can u guys carry down the price

    December 27, 2016
  30. Jay Mullins said:

    Please stop the music that is played while someone is talking

    January 3, 2017
  31. Etrain said:

    Wish they would do more in depth tutorials on the camera and it's settings for beginning droners. Have to go to other videos for tips and pointers on iso, shutter speed and other settings to get best video filming quality. Right now my video has lots of "noise", and I'm struggling to clean it to up. Guess now I have to take a videography course. lol

    January 7, 2017
  32. Richard Miller said:

    best drone made. honest.  retired Police Captain, Michigan and great support and they will do what ever it takes to make you happy.  I have no reason to steer you wrong, only a honest opinion as its something we all need

    January 8, 2017
  33. Crazy Media said:

    i wish i could sponsor this beautiful thing

    January 11, 2017
  34. Scott Miller said:

    just got mine and it doesn't seem to be charging.

    January 27, 2017
  35. Roy Rogers said:

    I am curious as to why you insist on playing annoying music during the narration. I find it extremely distracting, and wish I had a way of just hearing your voice without that background noise. Good information, bad choice to play music louder than necessary.

    January 31, 2017
  36. Titus Wainscott said:

    Would this be better than the phantom 3 standard?

    February 5, 2017
  37. Josiah Van Hoy said:

    Just got the Autel X-star premium, & I LOVE IT!
    Check out my latest video to see awesome footage I took at the beach!

    February 10, 2017
  38. Jermaine Mcqueen143 said:

    OMG is this legal lol this drone copied the phantom

    February 10, 2017
  39. markus g.christensen said:

    is it wifi signal or SD card? if wifi, then it can lag?

    February 14, 2017
  40. Rafael De Lima said:

    any video on rc calibration?

    February 22, 2017
  41. ATPEnglish Felix Rodriguez said:


    March 13, 2017
  42. Alan Savage said:

    Great video Autel!! Got my X Star Premium yesterday & looking forward to getting it in the air soon

    March 30, 2017
  43. Emilio Claro said:

    que se acuerden que todo el mundo no tiene por que hablar ingles por favor

    April 7, 2017
  44. J Aguayo said:

    Amazing customer service! They will do everything they can to make sure you're taken care of.

    April 20, 2017
  45. john dougherty said:

    I have to say, it was a close call on whether to buy the DJI 3+p or the X-star Premium. I had flown a DJI 3 and liked it a lot, so I figured I would really like the 3+P. I chose the X-Star P instead based on a few factors. I won't lie, price came into play, but was not a deal-killer for me. As a newby, the reports of customer service satisfaction on the Autel product was an important consideration. Time will tell. I also liked the detachable camera. This will not be my last drone purchase so I thought this product was a good entry point. There are some subtle differences with both products, but this is not intended as a technical review. I really don't think you could go wrong with either product. Good flying!

    April 22, 2017
  46. Mike Remvidas said:

    First I did all the research !! Seconded , I could of purchased any of the drone's Best Buy had ….DGI 3advanced, 3pro 4 & 4pro !!! Everything I researched pointed to this X Star 👍🏻 Everything !!! DGI can pound sand for all I care ( No Really ) I now have an XSP Orange in the fleet. Who would spend $ 9 bills on a pos with NO support ???? Not I said the guy with the new XSP ….. Yeah Girl !! Go Head … Get Down !!!

    May 10, 2017
  47. Poor OL JC said:

    I'm a beginner never have flown one before but I think I would love this model, thanks for the information. Your video was really helpful.

    June 12, 2017
  48. Hackerguy Carpenter said:

    does it do stunts?

    July 10, 2017
  49. AB TechnicaL said:

    Sir…how to buy in india..please reply??? And Price ??

    August 2, 2017
  50. Melani Wickramarathna said:

    I like this drone very much but I don't have an autel drone😔

    August 2, 2017
  51. joseph wright said:

    All that was needed was audio recording

    August 13, 2017
  52. hbc865 said:

    If only I owed one….:(

    August 26, 2017
  53. Sports/Gaming drones said:

    Do you have to do that all the time

    September 20, 2017
  54. Alex Frame said:

    This an awesome good quality drone it only $700 I know $700 is a lot of money but it worth it because it's better then dji's drones and dji's drones are around $1,800 and no one can afford that except for rich youtubers

    September 21, 2017
  55. Kyash-D said:

    Where can I get a gimbal ribbon cable to buy?

    November 16, 2017
  56. lilcrazychon said:

    I have one of these and I love it

    November 26, 2017
  57. technOpinion gr said:

    I would strongly recommend you not to copy dji. You are a good company and you should manage to act with imagination.

    February 11, 2018
  58. Nowaita second said:

    Autel Customercare is the BEST!

    February 18, 2018
  59. D&J Films said:

    Explicación en espanish

    March 12, 2018
  60. cube gallery said:

    Where are brought this drone

    May 31, 2018
  61. John theofilaktidis said:

    Can you fly this drone with tablet

    August 13, 2018
  62. Hayden Van Meeteren said:

    Way excited for the next camera for the x star! It's been two years so you must be making a great one!

    September 27, 2018
  63. Don Jansen Eda said:


    October 8, 2018
  64. Don Jansen Eda said:

    Pls try to visit here in the philippines we do have a lot drone enthusiast also hobbiest and pro pilot drone and technicians here in our country we hope you soon you visit us…

    October 8, 2018
  65. Don Jansen Eda said:

    😍Since autel robotics first lunching of the drones well the xstar primium is the one touches my heart im so inlove😍 i promise to my self i will never change and shift to other meaning stick to one but now 2018 when autel robotics announced again that they lunching a fodable drone well when i check the new drone i admiting to my self im inloved again not only in the xstar and also the new one called Autel EVO.. Yes those two is really beautiful and super great haayy well im telling you guys the real deal is i dont have a capable to buy this sorry for me😞… Now i can only afford is to just to watch and also by looking at the pics on the internet

    October 8, 2018
  66. Aadityaa Sai.k said:

    can u say the cost of the both

    November 3, 2018
  67. electricboy53 said:


    November 7, 2018

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