There are three flight modes: manual flight (STD-altitude hold), hover mode (LTR-loiter), and mission flight (AUTO). Use the switch on the right side of the controller to select a flight mode.

Standard (altitude hold mode)

fly manually

Start your flight in standard to select altitude hold mode, and fly manually using the controller.

Loiter Mode


Select loiter to hover in place automatically. Use the controller to adjust position then release the sticks to hold that position. Loiter is a great way for beginners to learn how to fly! If you’re new to flying, start your first flight in loiter instead of standard.

Auto Mode

fly a mission
Select auto mode to fly an autonomous mission. X8 will automatically fly the series of waypoints saved to the autopilot. See pages 19 and 20 of the operation manual for instructions on planning and flying missions.