Perform compass calibrations outdoors and away from large metal objects.
Each time you mount your SlantRange sensor to a new aircraft, change aircraft hardware, or move the sensor 500 or more miles from the location of previous calibration, we recommend running a compass calibration to get an accurate magnetic profile of the sensor's surroundings.
Before running a compass calibration, power the sensor and connect to the sensor's WiFi in the same way you would connect a wireless network. Select the network displaying your sensor serial number "000#SL#P####". We do not recommend checking the "connect automatically box".
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Once connected, select the Sensor Calibration option, which will take you to the main calibration menu:
Select Compass and follow the instructions on screen.
The six calibration sequences can be performed in any order and you can spin the sensor in either direction.
- Hold the aircraft and sensor in one of the six orientations shown. After a few seconds the software will recognize the orientation.
- The box's border will turn from red to yellow and display a green arrow around the aircraft.
- Begin rotating the aircraft and sensor.
- Once a calibration sequence is complete, you will see the box turn green as shown below.
- Move to another orientation and wait for a yellow box to appear.
- Spin until box turns green. Repeat in each orientation.
- Once all six calibration sequences are complete, reboot the sensor before collecting data.