The field sensor must be oriented forward throughout the flight. On the 2p, the Ethernet and AIS ports are located on the front of the sensor. Ensure your mission planning software turns your aircraft 180 degrees after each pass. DO NOT fly forward on one pass, crab to one side, and then fly backward on the next pass.
The field sensor requires cooling airflow while in operation; mount on the aircraft so cooling airflow reaches the sensor. Do not leave the field sensor on for extended periods of time without cooling airflow (e.g. for several minutes on the ground before takeoff or after landing), and do not leave the battery connected when not in use. The exception to this rule is when downloading data: when the sensor is successfully connected to SlantView, it enters low power mode and cooling airflow is not required.
The AIS must have an unobstructed view of the sky, and the white dome should point directly upward (zenith) when in flight. Mount the AIS on top of the aircraft, making sure propellers, antennas, batteries, cables, etc. will not cast shadows on the white dome.
Connect the field sensor to a power supply, either its own external battery mounted to the aircraft, or the aircraft’s onboard batteries via a power wire harness. The sensor will boot up as soon as power is connected.
Make sure the power cable running from the aircraft or external battery to the field sensor, and the AIS cable running from the field sensor to the AIS, are secured so they cannot contact the propeller blades in flight.
Mount the sensor bracket using the three screws provided.
Mount with shorter standoffs towards the front of the copter.
Using the angled spacers and M2.5 screws, mount the sensor onto the standoffs with power plug towards the back of the copter.
Mount the AIS bracket onto the top of the copter on the opposite side of the GPS antenna.
Mount the AIS with the plug towards the front of the copter.
Connect the AIS and 2p sensor.
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