Lynh Phan's DJI M600 pictorial assembly guide
DJI M600 is the latest evolution of the professional Spreading wings series. I would like to take our fellow members along the journey with me from unboxing to building, tuning and flying the M600.
Enjoy and safe assembling.
Note: Kindly also refer to DJI M600 manual for identifying correct screw placement during assembly and understanding the hexacopter.
The essentials tools. 
  • Blue loctite or screw glue
  • Sharp scissor 
  • 3M VHB tape 
  • Cable ties
  • Hex bolt drivers
  • Clear cable protector.
  1. Check and make sure all the supplied components are in good order and available.
Lynh Phan's photo.
3. Pull at the two labeled corners to lift the PDB protective cover.
4. Gently lift and remove the power distribution board cover via the pull tabs.
5. Expose the PDB and move the two RF antenna connectors out of the way.
6. Lay out the labelled arms with colors and numbers identification.
7. Lay out the supplied assembly hardwares.
8. Identify arms number #1 and #2
9. Orientate the main body arm socket #1
10. Insert Corresponding arm #1 to socket #1 making sure the bolt holes are aligned.
11. Install the rubber protective grommet on the cable inside the arm.
12. Use the M3 X 6.5 thumb bolts to attach the arm to the main body's socket.
13. Screw in Four bolts per arm and locking as you assemble to ensure proper alignment inflight.
14. The rotating chair make a perfect assembly rig due to the large size of the M600 central body.
15. Turn the M600 body over after you've attached and bolted the six arms.
16. Using a fine nose and sharp scissor, carefully remove the clear heat shrink cover without damaging the cables.
 17. Now thread the ESC power and control cables under this retainer.
Repeat for all 6 arms.
18. Connect the ESCs' control plug to the corresponding arm's number. It is very important to get this correct.
19. I would highly recommend to use either blue loctite or screw glue to attach the power cables to the PDB.
20.  Ensure the anode is connected to the Negative terminal and Cathode is connected to the positive terminal. 
Red to +
Black to -
 Repeat for all six sets of power cables.
21. Preparing the LHS and RHS landing gear mechanism retainers.
Lynh Phan : I would recommend locktite or screw glue to retain the two M3 X 8.5 bolts.
 
22. Attach LHS retainer to arm # 3 position.
 Attach RHS retainer to arm #6 position.
23. Preparing the LHS and RHS landing gear servo mechanism.
LHS mechanism has control board and power cable. Attach this to arm position #3.
Lynn Phan:  Use M3x6.5 to attach servo mechanism to the retainer plate.
24.. Lynh Phan : Again I would recommend blue locktite or screw glue for these two bolts.
Screw in the four bolts for the stabiliser bar to hold the servo mechanism.
 RHS servo gear to arm #6 position.
Completing the assembly of the landing mechanisms to both sides.
25. Protecting the servo control cables.
Servo and power cables clear guard installed.
26. Connecting L and R servo cables and main control cable.
27. Closing up the PDB cover and routing the cables.
28. Attaching the landing gear arms. 
Take note of the RF antenna orientation.
Inserting the rubber grommet to the landing gear RF cable.
Lynh Phan : Use M3 X 8 cylinder bolts to secure the landing gear leg to the servo mechanism.
Take note of the bolt insertion side.
 29. Attaching the retract Spring.
Take note of the different ends.
Leg side.
Servo side.
30. Connecting the RF antenna cable ends together.
31. Locking in the horizontal bar of the landing gear with M3 X 8.
Ensure all wires are clear from moving landing gear mechanisms.
32. Turn M600 to the right way up and remove the top FCU cover.
33. Remove the top FCU cover and expose the A3 and LB2.
Lay out A3 GPS module.
34. Preparing the GPS tower mount. 
Screw in the CF rod to the aluminium GPS base plate with M2 X 4 bolts.
35. Remove the two bolts on the LHS #3 arm in preparation for the mounting of the GPS base.
Check alignment of the GPS base and remove the two M3 X 5 bolts.
36. Lynh Phan: From my previous experiences with S800, S900, S1000 and WKM and A2 FCU, I always use 3M clear VHB tape as an added vibration damper for the GPS mount.
37. Attach the GPS base with M3 X 8 bolts.
39. Connect the GPS to CAN1. 
Ensure the plug orientation is correct.
40. Use the supplied 3M tape to secure the GPS CANBUS adapter.
 Attach CANBUS to predetermined position on the M600 central core with the female plug facing outwards.
41. Reconnect the FCU fan cable to the cover plate.
42. Reinstall the FCU cover.
Lynh Phan 43. Final Quality Control and check by Quality Assurance inspectors of completed airframe before the issue of a certificate of air worthiness.
44. Connect M600 to a Windows based program DJI Assistant 2.0 version 1.04 to register and update the hexacopter.
Lynn Phan : Open up DJI Assistant 2.0
M600 and LB2 should be showing after you've connected the USB with the M600 powered up.
45. Click on M600 to activate on first use.
 46. Go into basic setting and confirm the position settings of GPS and IMU. Cross-check the GPS Y axis value.
47. Update M600 to the latest available FW.
48. Update LB2 to the latest available FW.
Confirm FW version on M600.
 Confirm FW version on LB2.
49. Connect RC to DJI GO App with Internet access to initiate FW update of RC via App.
Lynh Phan :  Wait whilst App is updating the RC. 
The iOS App may not show the progress. Android app verified to be showing the progress.
RC will flash blue LED whilst updating.
Successful RC update confirmed by App. 
Restart RC.
50. Ensure all batteries are charged to 100% level and ready for maiden flight.
Lynh Phan's photo.
Note:
Lynh Phan : I hope you have enjoy this build journey with me as much as I've enjoying building the M600. 
Of all my previous Spreading Wings builds, I have to say that this is the most enjoyable build and it is amazing how DJI's technology and quality have progressed and advanced in such short period of time. 
I can't imagine the technology and products DJI have in store for us in the next few years. 
Enjoy and thank you.
Lynh Phan : And we a have successful maiden.