# Is the Bendix/King KMD-550 airplane icon always oriented to the north?

I have a 2001 Cessna 182T with King avionics. The KMD-550 moving map display correctly shows "track up" but the little airplane icon is always pointed to the north.

How can I set this so that it points track up as well, or is there some kind of fault with the unit?

• Does the aircraft icon rotate if the map is set to "North Up"? – FreeMan Mar 16 '15 at 20:04
• Can you please add a picture? This PDF (p.18) states that Aircraft Symbol - Indicates present aircraft position and heading (if available) or track. Do you require some additional circuitry or subscription to show actual heading? – Farhan Mar 16 '15 at 20:05
• This is really a question you should be asking Honeywell/Bendix-King (or your dealer), but do you mean "points north" or "points up"? As I understand it the latter is expected behavior with the KMD-550 in "track up" mode: The airplane's nose will point along the current GPS track (or heading, if you have a heading input), which is "up" on your display in "track up" mode. If the nose is pointing to "north" rather than along your track you may have found a bug, but only Honeywell could say for sure. – voretaq7 Mar 16 '15 at 20:08
• does it say "no hdg or trk" at the top of the screen? or perhaps "[mag/tru] ### trk"? if the first, your unit is not getting heading data. if the second, your unit is functioning normally. – Erich Mar 17 '15 at 0:46
• @voretaq7 - I think you've got the correct answer, which is where I was heading (heading, get it?). If you want to put that in an answer form... – FreeMan Mar 17 '15 at 12:17