Hardware Setup


Base Station

Connect the cable to the radio and right connector of the base station. Secure the radio to the side of the enclosure with the double sided adhesive and attach the radio antenna.


Rover

Installation of the RTK rover is easy and SLANTRANGE provides all the necessary tools and adhesives. The RTK rover unit is aircraft agnostic and can be installed on any aircraft. Please read and follow these key guidelines when installing the rover unit.

  • The GPS antenna must be placed on top of the aircraft with a clear view of the sky.
  • The GPS antenna must not be placed on top of the aircraft's GPS antenna.
  • The GPS unit must be placed close to the AIS. Examine the RTK AIS cable for permissible locations.
  • The telemetry radio must be placed near the GPS unit. Examine the radio to GPS unit cable for permissible locations.
  • The telemetry radio's antenna orientation must have a clear downward view towards the base station.
  • Check that all components and cables are well clear of moving parts and rotating props.

The SLANTRANGE staff has experience installing the RTK rover on the DJI M200 platform.

DJI M200/M210

RTK AIS Mount

  • Remove the AIS angle bracket from the aircraft and assemble the RTK AIS mount.
  • Use the double sided adhesive and place the rover next to it with the SMA connector facing the drone. Secure the cable with the zip ties and anchors.
  • Attach the RTK AIS assembly to the drone using the existing screws.
  • Attached and route the RTK AIS cable to the sensor, AIS, and left rover connector. Secure the cable with the zip ties and anchors.

GPS Antenna and Mast

  • Use the provided instructions to attach the DJI GPS mast (Part 16) to the drone.
  • Use the double sided adhesive and place the GPS antenna onto the mast orienting the cable towards the guide.
  • Route the GPS antenna cable around the side through the channel on the mast and then under the aircraft chassis away from the props and then up to the rover. Secure the cable with the zip ties and anchors.

Telemetry Radio

  • Use the double sided adhesive and place the radio near the bottom of the battery front facet. Route the telemetry cable between the radio the correct rover connector as shown in the the figure above. Secure the cable with the zip ties and anchors.

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