Aerosky X350 calibration?

Discussion in 'Build & Tune' started by stony99, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. stony99

    stony99 Active Member

    I just got an Aerosky X350 and I read the whole manual and there is no mention of a calibration procedure. Not for the compass or nothing. Also, all the "trim switches" are fixed in the middle position. So there seems to be no trim for any of the functions?

    Who can help?
     
  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Woah, you've got a lot to learn. This an APM flight controller using mission planner software. You can start here

     
  3. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    The trim might be stiff, but just one click up & down or left right.
     
  4. stony99

    stony99 Active Member

    NO, Moz, the trim buttons are fixed in the middle position some how.

    When I watch videos on youtube, the Aerosky X350 controllers on there have black trim buttons, the ones on mine are white. Perhaps I have an older or newer model? My manual also mentions not having to adjust the trims. I don't get that myself.

    I FINALLY got mine to start up, despite the crappy directions both in my manual and ALL the online videos I watched. To arm the motors, it says "push the left joystick down and in" .... Which I did to no avail. THEN I tried it and held it there UNTIL THE MOTORS STARTED and it worked. The book and online videos do not say you have to HOLD it down and in. So I was moving it there and letting it go. You must hold it there for at least 5 seconds! It would have been nice if either the operators manual OR the instructional on-line videos said that.
    And both the instruction manual and the on line videos are unclear as to when the red flashing button is flashing and solid.

    Both the manual and the on line videos made be think I had to wait until both the green and red lights had to stop flashing BEFORE I armed the motors, BUT in fact, arming the motors is what stops the red light from flashing. Very confusing.

    Still, there seems to be no "spinning around compass calibration ritual" like other drones I own (my Walkera QR X350). Even my cheaper Syma X8HG's have a re-set or re calibrate step to calibrate the gyros and accelerometers. But I can't find mention of anything like that for the Aerosky X350.

    But once I DID start it up, I was delighted that it is by far the smoothest and quietest drone I have ever witnessed! I just can't believe it. Just a real quiet, buzzing whisper sound.
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    In Xheli's 2nd vid you see him holding the stick in position till it arms or disarms, which is pretty standard. I'm glad you got it sorted.

    Seems this my be a good choice for those who already have a fancy camera (we've has a few posts from folks asking) and the use of standard batteries is a plus.
     
  6. stony99

    stony99 Active Member

    Jackson, I watched it very closely and did not see what you saw. I seen him firing it up in just a few seconds, mine takes over 5 seconds. And he clearly says "ok, we have solid lights" (plural on the lights) BEFORE he fires up the motors and that is what confused me. I thought you had to have a solid red light before attempting to arm the motors when in fact arming the motors is what causes the red light to stay solid. I watched ALL the videos on the Aerosky X350 very closely. Looks like I may have to make my own video.
     

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