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Jul 20, 2012, 08:38 PM
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DJI 550X Question

Ok, I posted this over in one of the other forums on the web and then was told about this place, WOW !

So here goes:

So I finally took my DJI 550X out for some test flights last night. I am using the Naza with GPS, of course, and it flies amazing, GPS works incredible, very quick when flying in attitude mode. Tested my failsafe, very scary feeling when you turn off your radio and watch the 550 slowly climb up, almost like it will never come back. Actually landed with 2 feet of where I had plugged in the battery! Now onto my 2 questions.

#1. We can not get it to go into the programming for setting up the compass mode. Have tried numerous times and can not get the light to go solid. Any secret tips or am I missing something?

#2. I know that the beeps that play when you plug in the battery come from the ESC/Motors but I get the sound like normal but then at the end I get one separate sound. so it does the sounds, then when you think it is done, within a millisecond, a slightly quieter beep goes. Does this indicate a possible motor issue? It does fly perfect and none of the motors are getting hot, using 8" props and a 3S 5000 battery.

Any help is of course greatly appreciated !
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Jul 20, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Mode switch 10 times from manual to atti to GPS and back to manual, thats one. Works 95% of the time for me first time.
Jul 21, 2012, 02:04 AM
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#1 make sure your using a three pos switch. I set mine to gps and throw the switch 10 complete times. Gps - atti - manual - atti - gps. That counts as one.. If you open the naza assistant , make sure all three modes are trimmed correctly (highlight in blue). What I had done is had gps-atti-fail safe setup on my three pos. took me a few head scratches and some help from my pops to figure it out..

#2 mine does this all the time. It's just the esc's playing a tone a little later than the rest. You have 6 esc's and sometimes they don't sync. It's in no way causing any issues..

Let me know if that helps
Jul 21, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Thanks fro both of those replies. I am gld to hear that the motor beeps are something normal then, I am using a DX8 and am using the gear channel for my mode switch, also how fast are you guys moving the switch? I tried sloooowww, sloow, slow and fast In the assistant I do get blue on all 3 positions. The thing flies awesome and I have been through the settings numerous times. a friend of mine has the exact same setup and he got his to go into the compass setup mode first try

Once again thanks for the input guys
Jul 21, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Had the same issue with my 450,wkm and dx8...try flicking the switch much faster and start as soon as you can after plugging in battery.

Havent found a precise way yet but i've got it to calibrate twice now this way.
Jul 22, 2012, 12:09 AM
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I think I do 2 full flicks (gps-atti-manual-atti-gps, gps-atti-manual-atti-gps) in about 1 second. So, naturally 10 flicks in 5 seconds..
Jul 22, 2012, 11:20 PM
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any luck?
Jul 23, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Zenonic
any luck?
Sorry guys, been busy with work as I have staff on vacation so working a few extra days AND just bought a new house. So hopefully next weekend I will get a chance to try your suggestions and will post back with the results !

Thanks all !

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