Stand Alone Mode (Sentera GPS)

6X Multispectral Sensor Standard Operating Procedure - Auto-Height Overlap

General Instructions

  1. Assemble aircraft.

  2. Install 6X & Light Sensor/GPS.

  3. Power aircraft

  4. Verify a session has started.

  5. Verify overlap settings on 6X via webpage user interface.

  6. Verify camera model, altitude, overlap, and flight speed settings in flight app.

    • Aircraft must be flown East facing.

  7. Capture calibration images (optional).

  8. Fly.

  9. Offload data (Optional).

Detailed Instructions

Assemble Aircraft

Assembly the aircraft per manufacturer instructions.

Attach 6X & Light Sensor/GPS

  1. Attach 6X to the aircraft.

  2. Attach the light sensor/GPS to the aircraft.

  3. Connect the light sensor/GPS to the 6X using the provided USB-C to USB-C cable.

  4. Secure the USB-C to USB-C cable to the aircraft.

Power Aircraft & Wait For Session Start

  1. Power the aircraft on.

  2. Let the 6X boot (solid status red LEDs).

  3. Verify the 6X has started a session (solid green status LEDs). This take about 1 minute and requires a GPS fix.

Verify Camera Settings

  1. Connect USB-C cable to the USB-C port on the 6X.

  2. Connect the other end of the cable to a laptop.

  3. Open the webpage user interface.

  4. Select Configuration.

  5. Under Trigger verify the overlap is set to the desired percentage.

  6. Unplug the USB-C cable from the 6X.

Verify Flight Settings

Verify the camera model/parameters, flight speed, survey altitude, and overlap settings.

The side overlap setting in the flight planning app should match the overlap setting on the 6X. This ensures the aircraft will fly with the appropriate spacing between transects that the 6X is expecting.

Aircraft must be flown in an East facing direction.

Capture Calibration Images (Optional)

  1. Place the reflectance panel on a flat surface in direct sunlight.

  2. Pick up the aircraft and hold it waist high with the 6X directly over the reflectance panel.

  3. Press the button on the light sensor to start the calibration image capture.

  4. Hold the aircraft over the panel until the image capture is complete.

  5. Set down aircraft and pick up panel.


Prepare the aircraft for launch, then fly.

Offload Data (optional)

Offload the data after aircraft has landed or fly again.

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